Donald Sterling could ruin a one-ticket raffle

Donald Sterling could ruin a one-ticket raffle
June 17, 2013, 9:15 pm
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Donald Sterling has owned the Clippers since 1981. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

Don Cherry gives, and the world gives back. The former Bruins coach who has made his international fame by being a Molotov cocktail with a tailor enjoyed Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals, which Boston won 2-0, and in anticipation brought out his funeral suit (twitpic.com/cxsben). Of course, this puts more pressure on him for Game 4 to come up with something more memorable. Maybe like this: http://tinyurl.com/n8zcznq

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Chicago Blackhawks player Andrew Shaw dropped an F-bomb after Game 1 of the finals, and Boston goalie Tuukka Rask dropped an S-bomb after Game 3. And somewhere, Gregg Popovich wishes he’d fallen in love with hockey instead.

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The U.S. Tennis Association is suing the makers of the film Venus and Serena, Maiken Baird and Michelle Major, claiming Baird and Major used “unlicensed U.S. Open footage in their commercial, for-profit film.” The filmmakers, in turn rejected the claim saying the Open did not have the right to claim control over the footage, claiming that the organization’s “bizarre efforts to erase history and also claim control of our own film footage as part of their censorship effort is particularly outrageous. In trying to censor this uplifting film about the Williams sisters' remarkable accomplishments the USTA is simply making up conversations that never took place.”

In other words, expect a payoff soon, and the completed movie shortly thereafter.

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Everyone is fairly certain that a blockbuster Celtics-Clippers deal is on the way, even though the two sides are currently holding their breaths until the other guy turns blue. It is a deal that is likely to ruin both teams, so you can understand the urgency to get it done, but never forget:

Donald Tokowitz Sterling. He could ruin a one-ticket raffle.

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The morning show at 790 AM in Atlanta, Mayhem In The AM, just took itself out of any radio awards by making an on-air joke about former NFL player Steve Gleason and his ALS. It also got its three-member team fired, at which point one of the three, Nick Cellini, to claim the firing was a cost-cutting move. In fairness, he later backed away from that claim, feeling a second wave of remorse, but the fact is that only trained comedians should even attempt such a risky premise, and to date, no comedian has ever successfully mined a routine based on the inherent hilarity of ALS, so maybe that’s the lesson to be learned here. If nobody’s ever done it, maybe you’re not ready to be nobody.

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And finally, America needs this to be true: Needs it, I tell you:

http://tinyurl.com/m962ebw