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  • Ballmer rallies LA Clipper fans     Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 9:48 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber and Jim Cramer discuss Steve Ballmer's introduction to LA Clipper fans after he bought the team from disgraced owner Donald Sterling.

  • LOS ANGELES, Aug 12- Steve Ballmer, the former head of Microsoft, completed a $2 billion purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team on Tuesday, ending an ugly saga involving former owner Donald Sterling who was banned for life over racist remarks.

  • LOS ANGELES, Aug 12- Steve Ballmer, the former head of Microsoft, has completed his $2 billion purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, ending a saga that began when former team owner Donald Sterling was heard making racist remarks to his girlfriend on a tape recording.

  • Done deal: Ballmer gets the LA Clippers Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 2:38 PM ET
    From left: Steve Ballmer and Donald Sterling

    The sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, ensnared for months by legal challenges, is finally official.

  • Ballmer official owner of LA Clippers     Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 12:51 PM ET

    Steve Ballmer has officially now become the owner of the L.A. Clippers, reports CNBC's Dominic Chu.

  • Student-athletes to get paid? It looks that way Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 2:58 PM ET
    Ed O'Bannon during his playing days at UCLA.

    A ruling in the Ed O'Bannon case and a move by the NCAA itself have paved the way for big changes in college athletics and amateurism.

  • Donald Sterling ruling is appeal-proof Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 9:56 AM ET
    Donald Sterling

    The Donald Sterling ruling is pretty appeal-proof. He has a few last-gasp options but it's not looking good for him, says Mitchell Epner.

  • Adidas aims to 'Boost' its basketball game Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 4:58 PM ET
    The D-Rose 5 Boost and Crazylight Boost, from Adidas.

    On Sunday, Adidas announced it is bringing its innovative Boost technology to basketball, in part to take on Nike.

  • Golf is on the decline in the US because... Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:01 AM ET
    Tiger Woods tees off July 20 during the final round of the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England.

    Golf in the U.S. is on the decline. And if there's one big reason, look to one player, says an expert.

  • CEO: Coach Rivers threatens to quit Clippers Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Los Angeles Clippers interim CEO Richard Parsons says coach Doc Rivers has told him he'll quit if Donald Sterling remains owner of the team.

  • Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debt: Witness Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 5:28 PM ET
    Donald Sterling

    Donald Sterling will be forced to sell off some of his real estate assets to pay back debt if Clippers aren't sold, a court witness says.

  • Charles Barkley: Donald Sterling has to go ASAP Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 5:46 PM ET

    Sterling should do the right thing and sell his team, NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley told CNBC.

  • Barkley says Clippers' Sterling needs to go     Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    At the annual American Century Championship, the premier celebrity golf tournament, CNBC Anchor Amanda Drury sat down with NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley.

  • Cleveland banking on LeBron     Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 2:58 PM ET

    LeBron James is coming home to Cleveland, the GOP is coming to town and Johnny Manziel is playing for the Browns. CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the potential economic impact to the city from all the excitement.

  • TIBCO CEO: 'Best days ahead'     Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    TIBCO Software is celebrating 15 years as a public company. CEO Vivek Ranadive also owns the Sacramento Kings and discusses the opportunity for his company with the NBA, as well as his subscription forecast.

  • Donald Sterling is wildly out of control Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 2:06 PM ET
    Donald Sterling

    Here are five things we learned from the first week of the Donald Sterling trial — including the fact that he is delusional and out of control.

  • Cleveland talking about one thing     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 2:03 PM ET

    Forbes Magazine executive editor Michael Ozanian sees a rough shift of about $100 million in team value from the Miami Heat to the Cleveland Cavaliers because of LeBron James.

  • Cleveland welcomes back LeBron James     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    LeBron James

    NBA superstar LeBron James is heading back home to Ohio, choosing his former team over staying with the Miami Heat. NBC affiliate WKYC talks to some excited Cavaliers fans on the streets of Cleveland.

  • 'King James' caps big money sports moves     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 12:51 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu has a roundup of some big winners in the sports world, including LeBron James' return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

  • LeBron James returning to Cleveland Cavaliers     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports there'll be a lot of happy fans in Cleveland, LeBron James is going to become a Cavalier again.