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NBA announcement coming on Sterling


Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, right, and V. Stiviano watch the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason game in Los Angeles on Dec. 19, 2011.

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LOS ANGELES — Outrage over racist comments purportedly made by embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling hit a crescendo Monday, with corporations pulling their sponsorship deals with the team and coach Doc Rivers saying he believes “a very strong message” is coming from the NBA in response to the scandal.
That message will come today, when NBA Commissioner Adam Silver holds a news conference in New York where he could reveal sanctions the league will impose on Sterling.
A suspension of indefinite length and hefty fine — Silver can issue one of up to $1 million without approval of owners — are ...

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