Donald Sterling fouls out

Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:30pm EDT

1 of 18. Shelly Sterling, 79, (C) speaks at a news conference with her lawyer Pierce O'Donnell in Los Angeles, July 28, 2014. The record $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer can proceed over the objections of co-owner Donald Sterling, a judge tentatively ruled. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas said the deal, brokered by Sterling's estranged wife, Shelly Sterling, was permissible and could be consummated even if Sterling, who has been banned for life from the NBA for racist remarks, chose to appeal.

Credit: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

A judge clears the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers after owner Donald Sterling was banned for life by the NBA for making racist remarks.