Ray Ratto

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Steve Ballmer may have just bought the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion, which is good news for the other 29 owners, including Joe Lacob.
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Selling while not selling, pledging cooperation and asking forgiveness while suing, divorcing yet staying together, Donald and Shelly Sterling are making this debacle the Lucy skit on crank it deserves to be.
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A new study states that the situation a rookie quarterback is dropped into has more of an impact than sitting for a year. So Derek Carr is destined to fail, right?
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Baseball games are getting longer, but the sports' controllers have no incentive to speed it up. Senior Insider Ray Ratto has a few ideas.
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Owners all around sports are silly impulse decisions, which makes it refreshing to see Giants owner Charlie Johnson taking a hands-off approach with the team.
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Hunter Pence’s missing scooter has not won America’s attention the way it should – no naked people joyriding the scooter, no Dodger fans decorating the scooter in blue ribbons, no pictures of the

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Larry Baer may be the commissioner of baseball some day, but the job description is probably going to have to change dramatically for him.
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Let us begin today’s reading with a question. Why hasn’t some enterprising young (old? Middle-aged? Formaldehyded?) person speculated on an All-Bay Area World Series yet?

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Just as popcorn was purchased for the long, ugly legal battle, Shelly Sterling is positioning herself to bereave the people of what's really wanted.
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Playoff point differentials, a discombobulated senate, NBA owners with loose tongues and NFL front offices that don't know right from wrong.
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The hot rumor has the Warriors acquiring Kevin Love from the Timberwolves. But they'd have to give up an accomplished defender, which would be a mistake.
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Steve Kerr was presented with the choice of watching the NBA Draft Lottery or sitting in Bay Area traffic. He picked the latter.
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Tuesday marks Steve Kerr’s first true day on the job, but he's had a five-day head start to prepare for questions the Warriors will answer next year.
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It’s on like Dresden in Los Angeles, where the Sterling Family Singes have promised to firebomb the entire National Basketball Association to get their way.

Because of course they did.

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The 2014 A's have a plus-95 run differential through 44 games, which puts them in rare company. But their success comes with a few caveats.

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