Sports Report: LA Clippers Owner Battling Cancer
The New York Post reports, Donald Sterling, the owner of the LA Clippers recently banned from the NBA and hit with a $2.5 million fine for racist comments, has been battling prostate cancer for an extended period of time.
The president of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP has resigned, following scrutiny of his decision to give Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling an award for promoting civil rights. Jenkins had planned to present Sterling with a "lifetime achievement award" later this month.
In the NBA playoffs, Indiana beat Atlanta 95-88, Oklahoma City outshot Memphis 104-84, Golden State squeaked by the Clippers 100-99.
All of last night’s games will extend the series to game 7 to take place on Saturday, a first in NBA history.
In the NHL playoffs, Montreal skated past Boston 4-3 in double overtime.
Tonight, two more conference semifinals get underway. The New York Rangers are at Pittsburgh and the Minnesota Wild take on the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks.
In baseball, in interleague play, in a double header the Dodgers beat Minnesota 9-4 in the first and again in the second 4-3 in 12, in the first game of its double header Baltimore defeated Pittsburgh 5-1 and again in the second 6-5 in 10.
In the American League, Seattle bested the Yankees 4-2, Toronto topped Kansas City 7-3.
In a double header, Tampa Bay edged Boston 2-1 in the first, then once again in the second 6-5.
In the National League, Colorado trumped the Mets 7-4, Miami slid past Atlanta 5-4, and it was Cincinnati over Milwaukee 8-3.
Quarterback Eli Manning will miss all of the New York Giants' spring activities. General Manager Jerry Reese says Manning's left ankle surgery will keep him out and that the team will not rush back its star starting quarterback.
The Associated Press reports that New York City developer Howard Milstein has expressed interest in purchasing the Buffalo Bills and keeping them in western New York. The Bills, last valued at $870 million, will be put on the market following the death of owner Ralph Wilson in March.
Hall of Fame sports announcer Bob Wolff has been honored by the Guinness Book of World Records for having the "Longest Career as a Broadcaster" in a pregame ceremony at Yankee Stadium. The 93-year-old Wolff, still working for News 12 Long Island, was celebrated on the field last night before New York played the Seattle Mariners. According to the Yankees, Wolff has been broadcasting for 74 years, 6 months and 7 days.