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Clippers owner Donald Sterling banned from NBA, fined $2.5M after racist remarks

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, right, and

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, right, and V. Stiviano, left, watch the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. Sterling has been banned for life by the NBA in response to racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation. (April 29, 2014 10:56 PM)

(AP) -- Issuing about the strongest rebuke that he could, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life Tuesday for making racist comments in a recorded conversation, the first step toward forcing a sale of the club and permanently removing Sterling from the league.

Silver also fined Sterling $2.5 million, and again expressed outrage.

"I fully...

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