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Last Update on July 29, 2014 07:47 GMT


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Donald Sterling's ship has sailed.

The Los Angeles Clippers are about to belong to Steve Ballmer after a judge ruled against Sterling, clearing the way for the record-breaking $2 billion purchase of the NBA team by the former Microsoft CEO. Judge Michael Levanas sided with Sterling's estranged wife in the case that arose after the 80-year-old billionaire was banned by the league for making offensive remarks about blacks.

Shelly Sterling sought the court's approval for the deal she negotiated after taking control of a family trust. She removed her husband as a trustee after two doctors found he had Alzheimer's disease and couldn't manage his affairs.

Donald Sterling can still fight the decision through the appeals process. However, an unusual provision of the ruling bars him from seeking a court-ordered delay of the sale as he appeals. His lawyers plan to seek permission from an appellate court to file an appeal.

Donald Sterling claimed his wife deceived him about the medical exams and has vowed to fight the NBA until his death.


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Lakers have finally confirmed Byron Scott is their new coach and will introduce him at a news conference today.

Scott told reporters last weekend he had been hired by the Lakers, who have been without a coach since Mike D'Antoni resigned April 30. Scott is the 25th head coach in franchise history.

The Lakers also have re-signed Wesley Johnson, who set career highs when he averaged 9.1 points and 4.4 rebounds while playing in a team-high 79 games last season.


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves and free-agent guard Mo Williams have agreed to a one-year deal worth $3.75 million. Williams averaged 9.7 points last season, his lowest total since his rookie year in 2003-04. He turns 32 in December and gives the Wolves some much-needed experience behind starting guards Ricky Rubio and Kevin Martin.


UNDATED (AP) -- A six-run cushion wasn't enough for the Washington Nationals on Monday as they watched their lead in the NL East shrivel to a half-game over Atlanta.

Miami completed its comeback by scoring four times in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Nats 7-6. Adeiny Hechavarria (ah-DAY'-nee eh-chah-cah-REE'-uh) tripled home the tying run and scored on Jeff Baker's two-out, walkoff single to push the Marlins to their fifth straight win.

The Marlins picked up their fifth straight win by scoring seven times over the last three innings after the Nationals built a 6-0 lead. Washington had been 30-1 when scoring at least six runs this season.

The Braves cut their deficit with a 2-0 shutout of San Diego. Ervin Santana tied a career high with 11 strikeouts while scattering five hits in eight innings. Evan Gattis snapped a scoreless tie in the seventh with his first homer in more than a month before adding an RBI single in Atlanta's third straight win.

Elsewhere in the majors:

-- Milwaukee's lead in the NL Central is down to 1 1/2 games over St. Louis after Jake Odorizzi (oh-doh-REE'-zee) allowed three hits in seven innings of Tampa Bay's 2-1 win over the Brewers. Troy Loney hit a two-run single in the sixth to send the Rays to their 10th victory in 11 games.

-- Pittsburgh is within two games of Milwaukee after Vance Worley fired his first career shutout in the Pirates' 5-0 shutout of San Francisco. Worley gave up just four hits and helped the Bucs drop the Giants two games behind the NL West-leading Dodgers.

-- Jason Castro, Marc Krauss and Matt Dominguez all homered in the sixth inning of Houston's 7-3 triumph against Oakland, which cuts the Athletics' lead in the AL West to 1 1/2 games over the Angels. Chris Carter opened the Astros' power assault with a three-run blast in the third and scored on Castro's tiebreaking, two-run shot.

-- Melky Cabrera homered from both sides of the plate and had five RBIs, while Ryan Goins went 4-for-5 with four ribbies in Toronto's 14-1 laugher at Boston. R.A. Dickey pitched the Blue Jays to their third straight win, yielding just a run and three hits while striking out 10 in seven innings.

-- J.P. Arencibia (ar-ehn-SEE'-bee-uh) hit a tiebreaking, two-run single while Texas scored four times in the fifth inning of a 4-2 comeback win over the New York Yankees. Yu Darvish worked seven innings and improved to 10-6 despite giving up a pair of solo homers by Brett Gardner.

-- Arizona outlasted Cincinnati 2-1 on Nick Ahmed's RBI single in the 15th inning. The Reds are a game under .500 at 52-53 following their ninth loss in 10 games.

-- Travis d'Arnaud (dahr-NOH') was 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and two runs scored as the New York Mets thumped Philadelphia 7-1. Juan Lagares (lah-GAH'-rehs) added two hits and two RBIs to back Bartolo Colon, who surrendered 10 hits but just one run over 7 2/3 innings.

-- The Cubs were 4-1 winners against Colorado as Tsuyoshi Wada (soo-YOH'-shee WAH'-dah) allowed five hits in seven innings for his first major league victory. Anthony Rizzo drove in two runs and Emilio Bonifacio (boh-nih-FAH'-see-oh) scored twice for Chicago.


UNDATED (AP) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have a little more infield depth following their deal with the Chicago Cubs.

The Cubs have shipped second baseman Darwin Barney and cash to the Dodgers for a player to be named. The move comes six days after he was designated for assignment by the Cubbies.

Barney won a Gold Glove in 2012 after tying the major league single-season record with 141 consecutive errorless games. But he hit just .230 with 16 RBIs in 72 games this year.

Also in the majors on Monday:

-- The Toronto Blue Jays have traded right-hander Liam Hendriks and catcher Erik Kratz to Kansas City for infielder Danny Valencia. The 29-year-old Valencia hit .282 with two home runs and 11 RBIs in 36 games for the Royals.

-- Tampa Bay has reinstated reliever Joel Peralta from the 15-day disabled list and designated left-hander Erik Bedard for assignment. Peralta went 2-3 with a 4.15 ERA before missing nine games with an illness. Bedard was 4-6 with a 4.76 ERA in 17 games, including 15 starts.

-- The Oakland Athletics have put outfielder Craig Gentry on the 15-day disabled list because of a broken right hand suffered when he was hit by a pitch Sunday in Texas. The A's filled the roster spot by promoting outfielder Billy Burns from Double-A Midland.


Scores & Schedules

July 29, 2014 07:06 GMT


Tampa Bay 2 Milwaukee 1


Toronto 14, Boston 1

Texas 4, N.Y. Yankees 2

Houston 7, Oakland 3

Tuesday's Games

L.A. Angels (Weaver 11-6) at Baltimore (Tillman 7-5), 7:05 p.m.

Seattle (Iwakuma 8-5) at Cleveland (Bauer 4-5), 7:05 p.m.

Chicago White Sox (Quintana 5-7) at Detroit (An.Sanchez 7-4), 7:08 p.m.

Toronto (Stroman 6-2) at Boston (R.De La Rosa 3-3), 7:10 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (McCarthy 2-0) at Texas (N.Martinez 1-6), 8:05 p.m.

Minnesota (Gibson 8-8) at Kansas City (Shields 9-5), 8:10 p.m.

Oakland (Samardzija 2-1) at Houston (Feldman 4-8), 8:10 p.m.


Atlanta 2, San Diego 0

Arizona 2, Cincinnati 1, 15 innings

N.Y. Mets 7, Philadelphia 1

Miami 7, Washington 6

Chicago Cubs 4, Colorado 1

Pittsburgh 5, San Francisco 0

Tuesday's Games

Arizona (Cahill 1-7) at Cincinnati (Leake 7-9), 7:10 p.m.

Philadelphia (Hamels 5-5) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 4-3), 7:10 p.m.

Washington (Strasburg 7-8) at Miami (H.Alvarez 7-5), 7:10 p.m.

Colorado (J.De La Rosa 11-6) at Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 5-11), 8:05 p.m.

Atlanta (Harang 9-6) at L.A. Dodgers (Beckett 6-5), 10:10 p.m.

St. Louis (Lynn 11-7) at San Diego (T.Ross 9-10), 10:10 p.m.

Pittsburgh (Liriano 2-7) at San Francisco (Hudson 8-7), 10:15 p.m.


Milwaukee (Garza 7-7) at Tampa Bay (Cobb 6-6), 7:10 p.m.


Monday's Games

Los Angeles 77, Indiana 73

Tuesday's Games

Connecticut at Atlanta, 12 p.m.

Washington at New York, 7 p.m.

Chicago at San Antonio, 8 p.m.

Seattle at Tulsa, 8 p.m.

Los Angeles at Phoenix, 10 p.m.


Monday's Games

Los Angeles 3, Seattle FC 0

Wednesday, July 30

Toronto FC at D.C. United, 7 p.m.

Colorado at New England, 7:30 p.m.

Vancouver at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

New York at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m.