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Sports Report: LA Clippers Owner Banned From The NBA

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has given the LA Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, a lifetime ban and fined him the maximum penalty, $2.5 million, for making racist comments in a recorded conversation. It's the first step toward forcing a sale of the club and permanently removing Sterling from the league.

The penalties come just three days after the phone conversation was made public and hours before the Clippers hosted the Golden State Warriors.

In the NBA playoffs, the Clippers outshot Golden State 113-103 for the series lead 3-2, Memphis squeaked by Oklahoma City in overtime 100-99 giving the Grizzlies a 3-2 series lead, and it was Washington over Chicago 75-69 giving the Wizards the series win.

In the NHL playoffs, Philadelphia bested the Rangers 5-2 sending the series to its seventh and final game. All three tied series will meet tonight for their last game to see who will move on to the conference semifinals.

In baseball, in interleague play, Washington beat Houston 4-3. The Pittsburgh at Baltimore and the Dodgers at Minnesota games were both postponed due to rain.

In the American League, Seattle defeated the Yankees 6-3, Boston bested Tampa Bay 7-4, Kansas City topped Toronto 10-7, Detroit slid past the White Sox 4-3, Oakland tripled up Texas 9-3, and the Angels trumped Cleveland 6-4.

In the National League, the Mets edged Philadelphia 6-1, Miami shut out Atlanta 9-0, Cincinnati bested the Cubs 3-2, Milwaukee defeated St. Louis 5-4 in 11, Colorado beat Arizona 5-4, and San Francisco blanked San Diego 6-0.

The Siena men’s basketball team is being honored once again by the New York State Senate. The legislative body will formally recognize the Saints during its morning session today at the State Capitol. A resolution is to be read highlighting the team’s run to the CBI championship earlier this month where the Saint’s bested Fresno State in a three game series for the title.