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Sports Roundup: Donald Sterling, Doc Rivers, New York Giants and more




Doc Rivers addresses the media after being introduced as the new head coach and senior vice president of basketball operations of the Los Angeles Clippers during a press conference at the Los Angeles Clippers training center on June 26, 2013 in Playa Vista, California.
Doc Rivers addresses the media after being introduced as the new head coach and senior vice president of basketball operations of the Los Angeles Clippers during a press conference at the Los Angeles Clippers training center on June 26, 2013 in Playa Vista, California.
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Donald Sterling is refusing to go away quietly, which might mean that others will simply go away and how an honest answer needed clarification. This means it's time for sports with Andy and Brian Kamenetzky who cover everything sports for ESPN.

First up, an update on the latest Donald Sterling case. If he is going down, he's going down swinging. He has sued the NBA commissioner Adam Silver and his wife Shelly, claiming they defrauded him and violated corporate law in trying to sell the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Sterling is looking to freeze the $2 billion sale.

Also, current Clippers interim CEO Dick Parsons testified that coach and team president, Doc Rivers would leave if Sterling stays. He said the team's 20 sponsors are "on the edge of the pool and don't want to go in the water unless there is resolution."

There have also been talks from an executive of the NBA players union, that said Lebron James would lead a player boycott if Sterling still owns the team by opening night. 

Former NFL coach Tony Dungy told the Tampa Tribune that he would not have drafted openly gay football player Michael Sam, because he wouldn't want to deal with all the distraction, but not due to his abilities as a player. He tried to clarify yesterday and said Sam's sexual orientation will not be a distraction to his teammates, but that the media attention will be. Is honesty still the best policy? 

The NY Giants hired former wide receiver David Tyree as the team's director of player development. Tyree made the famous catch against his helmet in Super Bowl against the unbeaten Patriots. He has also said that he would trade that catch if it would stop homosexuals from getting married. People have a right to opinions, however Tyree will be in a position to make hiring decisions. How does this move play in today's climate?