And he has to deal with an issue like this

And he has to deal with an issue like this

Postby xusuwen96 » 2017年Dec月14日(Thu) 17:05

The NBA is holding a news conference on Tuesday in New York to discuss the investigation into racist comments allegedly made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling in a recorded conversation. You can watch it live on TSN, TSN.ca and TSN GO at at 2pm et/11am pt. The news conference is a clear sign NBA Commissioner Adam Silver - in the first real crisis of his short tenure - is both following through on his plan to move quickly on this matter and adhering to a request from the players union for some sort of resolution in short order. The Clippers host Golden State in Game 5 of their Western Conference first round series on Tuesday night in Los Angeles. "He should not continue owning the clippers," Lakers star Kobe Bryant wrote Monday on Twitter. Fallout from the Sterling scandal continued Monday, with CarMax -- the nations largest retailer of used vehicles -- ending its sponsorship of the team. The company said in a statement it finds the statements attributed to Sterling "completely unacceptable." "While we have been a proud Clippers sponsor for nine years and support the team, fans and community, these statements necessitate that CarMax end its sponsorship," it explained. Portions of the recordings were released over the weekend by TMZ and Deadspin. Silvers first step in the process was to authenticate that Sterlings voice is on the tape, and while the NBA has not confirmed that it is, Sterlings wife attributed the comments to her husband. "Our family is devastated by the racist comments made by my estranged husband," Rochelle Sterling said in a statement sent KABC-TV in Los Angeles. "My children and I do not share these despicable views or prejudices. We will not let one mans small mindedness poison the spirit of the fans and accomplishments of the team in the city we love. We are doing everything in our power to stand by and support our Clippers team." Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, the former NBA All-Star who is serving as an adviser to the National Basketball Players Association while the Sterling matter plays out, called it "a massive distraction" to the league. What Silver will do remains unclear. He works for the owners -- and so far that group seems to have no sympathy for Sterlings latest controversy. Among those who have spoken out publicly to condemn the alleged Sterling remarks: Washingtons Ted Leonsis, Miamis Micky Arison and perhaps most notably, Charlottes Michael Jordan, who won six NBA titles as a player. "Im obviously disgusted that a fellow team owner could hold such sickening and offensive views," Jordan said in a statement released Sunday. "Im confident that Adam Silver will make a full investigation and take appropriate action quickly." Silvers tenure as commissioner began on Feb. 1, replacing the retired David Stern. Silver met with Kevin Johnson on Sunday and heard five things that the players union wants from the commissioner. The list includes: - Sterling not attending any NBA games for the rest of the playoffs because of the "enormous distraction." - A full account of past allegations of discrimination by Sterling and why the league never sanctioned him. - An explanation of the range of penalties the league could bring against Sterling. - Assurance the NBA and the union will be partners in the investigation. - A decisive ruling. "Hes got to come down hard," Hall of Fame player Magic Johnson, who was referenced on the audio recording, said Sunday on ABC. The NBA constitution is not public, though its understood the commissioners powers are broad when it comes to dealing with matters deemed "prejudicial or detrimental to the best interests of basketball." A fine, a suspension, a demand for sensitivity training, all those and more are surely at Silvers disposal. Meanwhile, more audio may be coming. An employee in the office of attorney Mac E. Nehoray, who represents the woman allegedly on the tape, said the full recording lasts about an hour. The clips released by TMZ and Deadspin are significantly shorter than that. The attorneys office also insists that the recording is legitimate and that Sterling is the man on the tape. Also on Sunday, the NAACP announced on Twitter that Sterling will not be receiving a lifetime achievement award from the LA Branch of the NAACP." Sterling had been slated to receivehonour the May 15 as part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the groups Los Angeles chapter. Some players feel for the magnitude of the task Silver is facing. "What, hes been three months on the job? And he has to deal with an issue like this," Washingtons Garrett Temple said. "Its unfair to him. ... Its going to be a difficult situation for him to take care of, and hes probably going to act swiftly as he said. And he needs to do so. Its a very tough issue. A lot of different sides. But its more than basketball." Sterling has been the subject of many past controversies, but this, particularly at playoff time and with his own team a potential title contender, has perhaps generated more outcry than the others combined. Even President Barack Obama addressed the issue Sunday at a news conference in Malaysia. The next move will be made by Silver, and Tuesday apparently is the day. "This is a defining moment for the league," Kevin Johnson said. "Its a defining moment for the commissioner." AP Sports Writers Antonio Gonzalez and Joseph White and Associated Press Writer John Rogers contributed to this report. Ray Bourque Jersey . The 31-year-old Spain midfielder hasnt played since Madrid lost in the Copa del Rey final to Atletico Madrid in May due to back and foot injuries. Anton Khudobin Jersey . -- Jacksonvilles offensive makeover is just getting starting. http://www.thebostonbruinshockey.com/an ... ey-jersey/. 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"We really havent played good in the third quarter, but we did today," Patriots coach Bill Belichick said. "Things werent going our way in the first half. That was obvious, being booed at halftime." New England (6-2) rallied despite another mediocre performance by Brady, who completed more than half his passes for only the fifth time in eight games. But his 116 yards passing were the second fewest in game he played most of the way in since 2006. Brady completed 13 of 22 passes and threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Dobson with 6:32 gone in the third quarter that began the comeback. He threw for more than half his yards, 76, in the third quarter when the team scored 17 points. In their first seven games, the Patriots were outscored 44-9 in that period. "I know a lot of people are frustrated," Brady said, but "to be 6-2 is not bad." And he brushed off a suggestion that he wasnt at full strength, with pictures showing possible swelling in his right hand. "Ill be out there next week," he said. "For the eighth week of the year, I feel awesome." The Dolphins (3-4) lost their fourth straight game. "Weve got to keep the same mindset the whole game," Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace said. "We just have to step on their throat." Trailing 17-3, New England got the ball for the second time in the third quarter after Caleb Sturgis 46-yard field goal attempt hit the right upright. "Maybe it changed momentum. Maybe it didnt," Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill said. "That didnt matter. We needed to execute and needed to score points and we didnt." The Patriots took over and scored on Bradys pass to Dobson. They regained possession two plays after the kickoff when Logan Ryan sacked Tannehill, forcing a fumble that Rob Ninkovich reccovered at the Miami 13.dddddddddddd It was one of six sacks against Tannehill, who began the game having been sacked an NFL-high 26 times. Three plays later, Bolden scored on a 2-yard run and the Patriots tied it at 17 with 6:42 left in the quarter. Stephen Gostkowskis 48-yard field goal made it 20-17 late in the third period. Then the Patriots got the ball back when Marquice Cole made an interception along the sideline, catching a ball tipped by safety Devin McCourty and managing to get both feet inbounds. They got a break on their drive when Olivier Vernon was penalized for batting forward a ball that Brady fumbled. The Patriots recovered at the Dolphins 45, but the penalty put the ball at the 13. That series ended with Ridleys 3-yard touchdown run. The outlook was much bleaker in the first half. "We werent playing good football at all. We had to start all over again," Ninkovich said. Bradys first pass was intercepted by Dimitri Patterson, setting up a 40-yard drive capped by Tannehills 4-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Gibson. But Gibson left the game later in the first quarter with a left knee injury when he jumped for a pass over his head. There was no update on his condition, but Gibson, on crutches after the game, said, "I jumped and I felt it right away." Tannehill made it 14-0 on a 5-yard scoring pass to Daniel Thomas about five minutes into the second quarter. The Patriots scored with 3:43 left in the half on Gostkowskis 34-yard field goal, but Sturgis connected on a 52-yarder 30 seconds before intermission. After the kickoff, Brady took a knee and was booed as New England let time expire. "I didnt hear much, truthfully. I just go off the field. Its a long game," he said. "Ultimately, youve got to wait til it all plays out." NOTES: Patriots starting right tackle Sebastian Vollmer didnt return after hurting his leg when defensive tackle Randy Starks fell on the back of his legs in the second quarter. ... 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