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Sports Roundup: Sterling fallout, LA Kings, Dr. Jack Ramsey dies and more

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Hall of Fame coach Dr. Jack Ramsey is greeted prior to tip-off by Shaquille O'Neal #32 of the Miami Heat before taking on the Chicago Bulls on October 31, 2006 American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Doug Benc/Getty Images

The Clippers take another step forward in the 2014 NBA playoffs, and a banana thrown onto a soccer pitch becomes a social movement. All this means it's time for sports with Andy and Brian Kamenetzky, who have covered sports for the L.A. Times and ESPN.

The NBA dropped the hammer on LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling yesterday: banned from the game for life and a $2.5 million fine. That's peanuts for him, but the largest fine possible under league rules. We heard earlier about what happens next, and of course the Clippers won last night. 

The outcome could have been really different, depending on what NBA commissioner Adam Silver did -- but rumored protests turned into rallies, and I wonder if basketball became the story, finally? 

Meantime, there was a well-publicized racial incident at a soccer match in Spain, involving a banana. What happened there? 

L.A. Kings have made a miraculous run and forced a Game 7 after being down 0-3 in their series to the San Jose Sharks. Game 7 is Wednesday up north.

Hugely influential basketball coach Dr. Jack Ramsey passed away. 

Heat owner Micky Arison says there's a 100 percent chance the big three of LeBron, Wade and Bosh stay in Miami. All three have the chance to become free agents this offseason.

A Paterno statue is in the works for State College (although not on PSU campus).

NCAA Board of Directors endorses a new governance model.

Babe Ruth's grandson is putting a watch from the Bambino up for auction, which is estimated to snag at least $750,000. Being a good sport, Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim put up a jacket he wore during an epic flipout/ejection. What's the one piece of sports paraphernalia we'd want if money was no object?

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