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Sports Roundup: Magic on Sterling, Clippers in playoffs, Michael Sam and more

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Fans holds a sign reading 'Magic 4 Owner' before the start of the NBA playoff game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors, April 29, 2014 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

It's time for sports with Andy and Brian Kamenetzky. They've covered sports for ESPN and Los Angeles Times. 

The back and forth between Clippers owner Donald Sterling and Lakers Hall of Famer Magic Johnson continued last night as it was Magic's turn with CNN's Anderson Cooper. He responded to Sterling's comments that he was a unfit role model for kids because he has "AIDS" and questioned what he's done for the African American community.

"I don't know this Donald ... you know, we had basketball conversations, we didn't have life conversations ...I didn't know that he would take it to this level."

It seems as if Sterling is out of control, but what does Magic get out of going on national TV to respond?

Clippers coach Doc Rivers didn't think much of Sterling's televised mea culpa and after last night the Clippers lost to the Thunder. They're not one game away from being eliminated from the playoffs. If they get knocked out, can they blame it all on Sterling?

While the NBA seems to be in the process of ousting Donald Sterling, the players union has hinted that they might take a bold step if Sterling continues to own the team.

Michael Sam made history as the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team when the Rams took him the 7th round.

Even though his jersey is a top seller and he's got an endorsement deal with VISA, Michael Sam still has a lot to overcome, as he till has to make the team and there's no guarantee for a 7th round pick.

Do you think there will be any added pressure for the Rams to find a place for him even if he underperforms?

The NCAA gets a lot of negative press for their stringent rules. Now a story out of Boise, Idaho is putting the microscope on them again.

Regardless of which MLB ballpark you visit, if you buy ballpark food you are taking your chances.  

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