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Donald Sterling loses case to prevent the sale of Clippers




Shelly Sterling reacts while facing the media outside the courthouse in Los Angeles on July 28, 2014 after a ruling was made in the case between her and her husband Donald over the sale of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers basketball team. A California judge gave the go-ahead to the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer, ruling that embattled owner Donald Sterling could not block the move.
Shelly Sterling reacts while facing the media outside the courthouse in Los Angeles on July 28, 2014 after a ruling was made in the case between her and her husband Donald over the sale of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers basketball team. A California judge gave the go-ahead to the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer, ruling that embattled owner Donald Sterling could not block the move.
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Now for a recap on some big sports business stories of late.

It's deep into the baseball season and, still, most of L.A. can't watch the Dodgers from the comfort of their living rooms. Only Time Warner Cable holds the rights to air local games. But a little hope may be on the horizon.

On the latest Donald Sterling/Clippers saga, Judge Michael Levanas ruled in favor of Shelly Sterling, and cleared the path for Steve Ballmer's $2-billion purchase.

Levanas ruled that Shelly acted correctly when two doctors declared the former Clippers owner mentally incapacitated and also ruled that she had the authority to sell the team. KPCC's Ben Bergman brings us more details.

We also speak to Matt Mitten, Director of Sports Law Institute at Marquette University, to get an insight into how this will unravel legally in the coming months.