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Sports Team Ownership Changes

Steve Ballmer becomes owner of LA Clippers

Steve Ballmer becomes owner of LA Clippers

LOS ANGELES | The Clippers moved on from months of ugliness Tuesday, with Steve Ballmer officially becoming the team's new owner in a record $2 billion sale that ousted Donald Sterling as the NBA's longest-tenured owner.

August 12, 2014 5:00 pm
Steve Ballmer becomes owner of LA Clippers

Steve Ballmer becomes owner of LA Clippers

Steve Ballmer is officially the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. The team says the sale closed Tuesday after a California court confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling, on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, to sell the franchise.

August 12, 2014 4:46 pm
Rookie Schimmel owns WNBA's top-selling jersey

Rookie Schimmel owns WNBA's top-selling jersey

NEW YORK | Rookie Shoni Schimmel of the Atlanta Dream has the top-selling jersey in the WNBA.

July 15, 2014 12:02 pm
Rookie Schimmel owns WNBA's top-selling jersey

Rookie Schimmel owns WNBA's top-selling jersey

Former Louisville star Shoni Schimmel holds up a Dream jersey with WNBA president Laurel J. Richie after Atlanta selected Schimmel as the eighth pick overall in the first round of the WNBA basketball draft in Uncasville, Conn.

July 15, 2014 12:02 pm
Sterling appears in court for Clippers sale trial

Sterling appears in court for Clippers sale trial

Shelly Sterling, the wife of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, arrives at a Los Angeles courthouse for a trial over the $2 billion Los Angeles Clippers sale on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

July 08, 2014 6:10 pm
Sterling appears in court for Clippers sale trial

Sterling appears in court for Clippers sale trial

LOS ANGELES | Donald Sterling, fighting his wife's planned $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, arrived in court Tuesday to give testimony but sat stolidly as a psychiatrist testified that he's mentally incapable of handling financial affairs.

July 08, 2014 6:10 pm

Attorney: Donald Sterling agrees to sell Clippers

LOS ANGELES | Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling agreed Wednesday to sign off on selling the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for what would be a record $2 billion, according to his attorney.

June 04, 2014 7:12 pm
Attorney: Donald Sterling agrees to sell Clippers

Attorney: Donald Sterling agrees to sell Clippers

LOS ANGELES | Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling agreed Wednesday to sign off on selling the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for what would be a record $2 billion, according to his attorney.

June 04, 2014 7:12 pm
Risky IPO seeks new way to trade star athletes

Risky IPO seeks new way to trade star athletes

SAN FRANCISCO | Professional athletes frequently get traded to other teams, but San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis is about to be the first ever to be traded like a stock.

March 25, 2014 6:00 pm
Risky IPO seeks new way to trade star athletes

Risky IPO seeks new way to trade star athletes

Fantex CEO Buck French works on a laptop during a promotional stop in San Francisco. The San Francisco company is trying to turn sports stars into commodities whose moneymaking potential can be bought and sold on an exchange run by Fantex.

March 25, 2014 2:40 pm
LeBron James atop newest list of NBA jersey sales

LeBron James atop newest list of NBA jersey sales

Miami's LeBron James (6) has held the No. 1 position five times on the league's list of domestic jersey sales.

December 19, 2013 10:12 am
LeBron James atop newest list of NBA jersey sales

LeBron James atop newest list of NBA jersey sales

MIAMI | Reigning NBA MVP LeBron James was relaxing with his wife not long ago when he looked around and was stunned to see someone wearing his Miami Heat No. 6 jersey.

December 19, 2013 10:12 am
Bring on beef in draft, starting with OT Fisher

Bring on beef in draft, starting with OT Fisher

Tackle Eric Fisher from Central Michigan stands with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected first overall by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

April 25, 2013 8:59 pm
Selig: MLB won't interrupt season for Olympics

Selig: MLB won't interrupt season for Olympics

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig speaks at a news conference at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati. Selig told the Associated Press Sports Editors on Thursday that baseball won't change its schedule to boost the sport's chances of getting back into the Olympics.

April 25, 2013 7:03 pm

Owners pass 2 rules changes

PHOENIX | NFL owners approved two rule changes Tuesday to enhance player safety. They might not vote on a proposal to ban offensive players from using the crown of their helmets against defenders.

March 19, 2013 7:00 pm
Sports stars sell memories, beat tax increase

Sports stars sell memories, beat tax increase

NEW YORK | Rather than leave a 56-year-old uniform hanging in a closet at his Idaho home, Don Larsen decided it should be used for education.

October 25, 2012 7:15 pm
Sports stars sell memories, beat tax increase

Sports stars sell memories, beat tax increase

New York Yankees great Don Larsen reacts during a news conference in June announcing the auction of his 1956 perfect game uniform in New York.

October 25, 2012 3:13 am
Browns sale to Haslam approved; Holmgren to leave

Browns sale to Haslam approved; Holmgren to leave

Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren, right, watches practice with new owner Jimmy Haslam during training camp in August. The sale of the Cleveland Browns to Haslam III was unanimously approved by NFL owners Tuesday, and Holmgren will be leaving the Browns at the end of the season.

October 16, 2012 6:25 pm
Browns sale to Haslam approved; Holmgren to leave

Browns sale to Haslam approved; Holmgren to leave

CHICAGO | Mike Holmgren won't be finishing the job he went to do in Cleveland.

October 16, 2012 6:25 pm
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