Beverly Hills, Calif., police were called to the home of disgraced former Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Wednesday after his estranged wife, Shelly, reported a burglary but found no crime. Instead, officers found Sterling, 80, hosting V. Stiviano, the woman whose recordings of him making racist remarks led to his removal as owner of the Clippers and a lifetime ban from the NBA. Officers were called to the home at 1:40 p.m. Pacific time and were there for about 15 minutes, Lt. Lincoln Hoshino said. They found "no criminal activity whatsoever" and Stiviano was Donald Sterling's invited guest, Hoshino said. In March, Shelly sued Stiviano, seeking the return of more than $2.5 million in gifts she said Stiviano received from Donald.
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FCC to discuss ban of Redskins name
The Federal Communications Commission will consider a petition to ban the Washington Redskins nickname from broadcast TV. The issue will be dealt with "on the merits," chairman Tom Wheeler said. A law professor has challenged the name's use, saying it violates FCC rules against indecent content.
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He regrets not putting 'I' in team
Giants tight end Larry Donnell was a points jackpot for fantasy teams in a 45-14 win over the Redskins last week. At least one owner who benched him was kicking himself: Donnell. Yes, he benched himself in favor of the 49ers' Vernon Davis, missing out on his career-best performance of seven catches for 54 yards and three touchdowns. Donnell's fantasy team lost by 15 points. "Would've won if I played me," he said. "During the game, I'm like, 'Really?'" (Davis had two catches for 8 yards.)
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TACKLED FOR LOSS
Charge field, lose scholarship?
A student who ran onto the field during Ohio State's win over Cincinnati on Saturday and was body-slammed by a coach could lose his scholarship. Anthony Wunder, 21, is part of the Evans Scholars program, which covers tuition and housing for former golf caddies. The sponsoring Western Golf Association said Wunder's program activities have been suspended but he remains on scholarship pending the outcome of its investigation. The engineering student has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor criminal trespassing.
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NUMBER OF THE DAY
The NFL's new contractwith DirecTV, espn.com reports, giving DirecTV exclusive rights to carry NFL Sunday Ticket. That's $1.5 billion per year for the next eight years, a total of $8 billion more to the NFL (over four additional years) than its last deal with DirecTV.