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ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperSports / BasketballEditors Pick:Brazil World Cup-winning captain Carlos Alberto diesLippi to be coach of Chinas national team: reportRio 2016 Olympic GamesSilk Way RallyKobe BryantJust in:China beats Germany 7-4 in mens curling Olympic qualification10:31Gremio facing uphill battle in FIFA Club World Cup: coach10:12Spanish coach Lillo parts ways with Atletico Nacional09:59Bayern beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in UEFA Champions League09:23Guoan swoops for Lucas08:41NBAs Shoemaker ending China stint08:41Russia banned from Pyeongchang Winter Olympics07:58David Shoemaker to step down after seven years as NBA China CEO14:46Former Jiangsu Suning striker Jo voted best player in Brazil10:42Paraguay part ways with coach Arce10:28new srcMarquee(“ScrollMe”,0,1,808,30,30,3000,3000,30)Sterling speaks out on scandalBy Agencies in Los Angeles(China Daily) Updated:2014-05-04 07:10Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallDonald Sterling, the embattled owner of the Los Angeles Clippers banned for life by the NBA after making racist comments, has broken his silence about the scandal.Online magazine duJour reported on Friday that Sterling said “I wish I had just paid her off,” referring to his girlfriend, identified only as V. Stiviano.The 80-year-old billionaire was speaking with Stiviano on a recording made public last weekend, touching off a firestorm that led NBA commissioner Adam Silver to banish Sterling from the league for life.On the recording, Sterling said he did not want Stiviano to bring black people to his teams games and asked her not to post pictures of herself with African Americans on social media websites.Sterling, a real estate tycoon who bought the NBA team in 1981, is the longest-tenured owner in the league, but fellow team owners have started the process of stripping the team from him.A 75 percent vote of the other 29 NBA owners is required to remove the team from Sterling, but the threat could push him to sell the team or take the NBA to court over the matter, potentially setting up a long legal battle.Sterling, who bought the team for $13 million, could sell it for at least $600 million, with several celebrities and billionaires having already indicated an interest in owning the Clippers.Meanwhile, it has also been reported that Sterling has been battling prostate cancer, according to sports network ESPN and other media.ESPN, citing unnamed sources, reported Sterling has cancer. The New York Post, which first reported the news, also cited unnamed sources as saying Sterling has been battling prostate cancer for an extended period of time.Silver on Tuesday declared Sterling banned from the NBA for life, fined him the league maximum of $2.5 million and called on the 29 other club owners to exercise their authority to force Sterling to sell the Clippers.The scandal has angered fans and players, and numerous commercial sponsors have pulled their support from the team, before and after the NBA moved to expel Sterling.(China Daily 05/04/2014 page12)8.03KPhotoPyeongchang Winter Olympics torch relay kicks offTokyo marks 1,000 days until 2020 Olympic GamesFed Express eclipses his old foe Rafa againChinese sprinter Su Bingtian and wife hold wedding ceremony in hometownLi Na tastes local delicacy during WTA Wuhan OpenPlayer party held for 2017 WTA Wuhan OpenMost PopularWhats HotGetting a taste for the World CupHighlightsUS sprinter Tyson Gay banned one year for dopingTop 10 worlds highest-paid athletesReal Madrid crush Bayern 4-0 to make finalYou cant change your mind nowSpecialSebastian Vettel up to the challenge of changeChinese leaders passion for sportsChinese leaders: Interest in sports2013 WTA Championships…| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer |Copyright 1995 -. All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.License for publishing multimedia online 0108263             Registration Number: 130349