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LOS ANGELES — The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team. CEO Richard Parsons testified at a trial to determine whether Sterling's wife, Shelly, can sell the team for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer as the NBA looks to force Donald Sterling from the league over racist statements. Sent: 711 words.
CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers will sign No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins to a contract, an imminent deal that would prevent any potential trade from being completed for 30 days, the AP is told. Wiggins has been linked to a possible trade with Minnesota for All-Star forward Kevin Love. SENT: 400 words, photos.
ST. LOUIS — Now it starts to get intense for Michael Sam and the rest of the St. Louis Rams rookies. The first openly gay player drafted in the NFL is enthusiastic about the challenge. Twice on Tuesday he mentioned how enjoyable it was being back on the field and trading wisecracks with teammates. By R.B. Fallstrom. SENT: 622 words.
NEW YORK — The AP announces its preseason AP Pro32 power rankings. The vote is by a panel of 12 media members who cover the NFL. SENT: 553 words, photos.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Justin Pugh knows all about the "strong tradition" of the New York Giants' offensive line. The second-year tackle could wind up being the anchor of that line thanks to retirements, free agent defections and injuries. SENT: 700 words, photos.
— EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — FBN--Jets-Ticket Program. SENT: 600 words.
— DALLAS — FBN--Obit-Newhouse. SENT: 267 words.
NEW YORK — Trying to add offense at third base, the Yankees acquire Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres for infielder Yangervis Solarte and pitcher Rafael De Paula. Headley is hitting .229 with seven homers, but two years ago he was a Gold Glove winner who hit .286 with 31 homers and 115 RBIs. By Mike Fitzpatrick. SENT: 816 words.
MILWAUKEE — Former Brewers first-round draft pick Jeremy Jeffress is back for a second shot with his old team. He says he's "clean and sober" after being suspended twice for violating the minor league drug policy. SENT: 432 words.
DENVER — Major league batting leader Troy Tulowitzki has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Colorado Rockies because of a left hip flexor strain. SENT: 472 words, photos.
NEW YORK — While star athletes were entangled in doping scandals last year, experimentation with human growth hormone by America's teens more than doubled, according to a national survey of 3,705 high school students. Eleven percent reported using synthetic HGH at least once. By National Writer David Crary. Sent: 1,127 words.
FBC--THE NEW ACC
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Welcome to the new Atlantic Coast Conference, where a longtime longtime member is out, a fast-rising program is in, Notre Dame is partly in and nobody else is leaving. This one-time punch line of a league now boasts a Heisman Trophy winner and the national champion. SENT: 650 words, photos.