The Donald Sterling drama is far from being over. Pirates Jerseys 2019 . The Los Angeles Clippers owner banned for life from the NBA has threatened to sue the league and claimed, through a lawyer, that he will not pay the $2.5 million fine, according to SI.com. Sterling has hired prominent antitrust litigator Maxwell Blecher, who has written a letter to NBA executive vice president and general counsel Rick Buchanan. The letter claims that Sterling has done nothing wrong and that "no punishment is warranted" for Sterling. The 80-year-old Sterling recently said in an interview with CNNs Anderson Cooper that he "is not a racist" and "made a terrible, terrible mistake" in making comments that were released by celebrity gossip website TMZ.com late last month. TMZ.com posted nearly 10 minutes of an audio conversation between Sterling and a female friend, in which he tells V. Stiviano he is bothered by he association with African-Americans and asks her not to bring them to Clippers games. On April 29, the NBA banned Sterling for life and fined him $2.5 million. Commissioner Adam Silver also said that he will urge fellow owners to force Sterling to sell the team. The report states that Blecher is arguing that Sterling has not violated any article of the NBA constitution, and that Sterlings "due process rights" have been violated by the league. The league has made Dick Parsons interim CEO of the Clippers. Rabbit Maranville Jersey . Mark Van Guilder, Austin Watson and Colton Sissons also scored for the Admirals (22-13-10), who are 2-0-2 in their last four outings, while Roussel tacked on an assist for a two-point night. Greg Pateryn scored once for the Bulldogs (20-22-4), who lost their fifth straight contest, and also assisted on Gabriel Dumonts goal. Omar Moreno Jersey . -- The way Ted Ligety carved into turns looked so easy.Charlottesville, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - Hitting the floor for the first time in 12 days, the sixth-ranked Virginia Cavaliers will play host to the Cleveland State Vikings in a non-conference clash at John Paul Jones Arena. Tony Bennetts Cavaliers have followed up last years ACC title with a strong start to the 2014-15 campaign. Virginia seeks its first 10-0 start to a season since 2000-01 and was last in action on Dec. 6, routing VCU on the road (74-57) improving to a perfect 9-0 on the year. The Cavs have won 15 straight games at home and have held 15 straight opponents under 70 points. Gary Waters Vikings have a tall task indeed on Thursday. Cleveland State has failed to gain or lose any ground through 10 games played, sitting at an even 5-5 on the year. The team was able to get back to .500 last time out, making light work of Mount Vernon on Monday, 86-40. The only other previous meeting between these two teams took place in the 2009 Cancun Challenge, a game won by Virginia, 76-65. Scoring points in bunches has not been the norm for Cleveland State this season, as the 86 points against Mount Vernon marked a season-high for the Vikings. CSU found its offensive rhythm against Mount Vernon, shooting .533 from the floor overall, including 9-of-17 from behind the arc (.529). Junior guard Trey Lewis was unstoppable in the win, accounting for all nine of the teams 3-pointers (tying a school record) and finishing up with a career-high 32 points. Junior forward Anton Grady was instrumental in the win as well, pouring in 18 points for Cleveland State. Scoring hasnt come quite so easy on the season as a whole for CSU, as the team generates a modest 67.5 ppg on .420 shooting. The defensive effort has been there though, with foes managing just 59.1 ppg against the Vikings. Lewis is a dynamic scorer and definitely heeadlines the Cleveland State attack at a hefty 19. Jason Martin Jersey. 0 ppg. Despite his team-high 133 shot attempts on the year, Lewis is also tops on the team in assists (3.9 apg). Grady is a distant second in the scoring column and the only other Viking currently in double digits at 11.8 ppg. However, senior forward Marlin Mason (9.9 ppg) is eager to join the group. If Cleveland State thought scoring points in bunches was difficult up to this point, the Vikings are in for a rude awakening against the stingy Cavaliers. A staple of the Virginia attack under Bennett, the team is at it once again in 2014-15, leading the nation in scoring defense (47.4 ppg) and ranking third in field-goal percentage defense (.321). In addition, Virginia ranks second nationally with an inflated +14.4 rebounding margin. The Cavaliers also possess solid scoring depth, with three of the five starters averaging double figures at this time. Junior guard Justin Anderson tops the group with his 15.8 ppg. Fellow juniors Anthony Gill and Malcolm Brogdon round things out with 13.0 and 12.6 ppg, respectively. VCU is a solid team on the national level,.but Virginia made light work of the Rams last time out, holding their foe to just 57 points on .383 shooting. The Cavaliers also dominated play on the boards, outrebounding VCU, 35-21. Anderson had another strong game, going 6-of-7 from the floor (3-of-4 from behind the arc) and 6-of-6 from the free-throw line to finish with a game-high 21 points. Gill poured in 18 points, while Brogdon finished with 15. The Cavaliers have carried last seasons strong campaign into 2014-15 and it will be interesting to see just how much momentum will play a factor in its ACC slate. For now though, the Vikings wont represent much of a challenge, as Virginia should continue to roll over the opposition. ' ' '
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ST. Hoyt Wilhelm Jersey . JOHNS, N.L. -- Jason Jaffray scored 52 seconds into the game, and Eddie Pasquale made 36 saves to lead the St. Johns IceCaps over the Manchester Monarchs 4-1 in American Hockey League action on Friday. "We got off to a good start and scored that early goal," IceCaps forward Adam Lowry said. "Then we got back on our heels a bit in the third period. We did a good job keeping their shots to the outside in the third." Despite being outshot 18-7 in the third period, partially due to having to kill three penalties, Pasquale kept the IceCaps in the game. Head coach Keith McCambridge was happy with the teams penalty kill. "In the third period especially, our penalty kill was tested," McCambridge said. "The foundation for all penalty kills is making sure your goaltender is the best guy (out there). I thought Eddie (Pasquale) made some huge saves for us to be able to keep momentum." One player who is making the most of his penalty kill opportunities, according to McCambridge, is Adam Lowry. "Hes really good and hes been good all season," he said. "He possesses long range and takes up a lot of ice, and he is able to read well on the forecheck. Lowry is a player that has a lot of intelligence on where to be on the ice and hes been key for us." Lowry is happy to have an expanded role with the IceCaps, which allows him to be killing penalties and learning from veterans. "Its good any time your role is increased with the team, you want to make the most of it," Lowry said. "(Patrice) Cormier and Jaffray have helped me out a lot on the penalty kill and knowing where to be." Jerome Samson scored two goals, and John Albert had one for the IceCaps (20-15-3), who won their second in a row. Nick Deslauriers replied for the Monarchs (25-11-6). Jaffray opened the scoring when he tapped in a rebound off an Andrew Gordon slapshot. Albert made it 2-0 with a short-handed goal when he cut across the net and beat Jean-Francois Berube with a backhand shot at 7:56of the second period. Samson got his first goal of the game on the power play at 11:20 of the second, to make it 3-0. The Monarchs got on the board at 14:17 of the second period when Jordan Weal tipped a pass across the crease to Deslauriers, who scored into a practically empty net. Samson added an empty netter for the IceCaps with 14 seconds left. Berube made 27 saves for Manchester. St. Johns was 1 for 4 with the man advantage, and the Monarchs were 0 for 5. Frank Robinson Jersey . -- Jonathan Vilmas season is over and his future on the football field is in doubt. Tippy Martinez Jersey . -- The Washington Redskins coaching staff distanced itself from other coaches Thursday by siding with ownership -- and not the players -- in the NFLs labour dispute.OKLAHOMA CITY - Tony Parker is dinged up again, and his status is unclear heading into the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat. The San Antonio Spurs All-Star point guard did not play in the second half or overtime of the Western Conference finals-clinching win over Oklahoma City on Saturday because of a sore left ankle. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich doesnt know what shape Parker will be in for Game 1 on Thursday in San Antonio. "I have no idea," Popovich said Saturday night. "I dont know what the deal is." Popovich said Parker sprained the ankle in Game 4 and aggravated it in Game 5. Popovich considered starting Manu Ginobili at point guard in Game 6 against the Thunder because Parker was having trouble during pregame. At halftime, Popovich made the decision to hold him out. "He came to me about eight minutes on the clock (before the second half) and said he couldnt go," Popovich said. "He couldnt cut. He was limping on it. He couldnt cut sideways or forward really." Popovich said he thought playing Parker in the second half would have hurt the team in the long term. "I didnt want him to be a hero because he was 50 per cent or less, we thought," Popovich said. "Thats probably bad for the team if you think about it. It was a tough decision to try to figure out whether to play him, and if you lose the game and it affects him for Monday night, then youre going to feel like you made an unwise choice." Parker has been plagued by injuries this year. He averaged 16.7 points and 5.7 assists while shooting 50 per cent from the field during the regular season, but he missed 22 games. He strained his left hamstring in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals aagainst Portland and did not return. Anthony Santander Jersey . The Spurs won that game easily to clinch the series. Once again, his teammates bought him some rest. Had the Spurs lost Game 6, they would have faced an elimination game at home Monday against the Thunder. "We didnt know how much Tony was hurt in his ankle," forward Boris Diaw said. "But we didnt want to go to Game 7, and we didnt know if he would be ready to play if we did or if he would be 100 per cent, so we tried to get it over with tonight." Still, the Spurs have proven all season they can win without key players, posting the NBAs best record despite a series of injuries. "We have to continue to play basketball regardless of who is on the floor and our reserves did a great job - Cory (Joseph), Patty (Mills) - they stepped in and continued to run the offence and push the pace and playing good defence on their guards as well," guard Danny Green said. Joseph started the second half of Game 6 against Oklahoma City and helped engineer a 37-point third quarter. "Cory was very good," Ginobili said. "I mean, its hard to play when you dont have many opportunities to play in close games and stuff. But he did very well in Game 3 and 4 here. He always brings the juice, aggressiveness, competitiveness. He attacks the rim well. I think he made a few key plays." The Spurs said they excel without their stars because they are about a system, rather than individuals. "We have been doing what we did the whole year, which is passing the ball to each other, getting some movement, getting pace and getting into a good rhythm," Diaw said. "Always trying to set up a good shot for a teammate." ' ' '