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Court rejects Donald Sterling appeal in battle over Clippers ownership
Court rejects Donald Sterling appeal in battle over Clippers ownership

An appeals court rejected Donald Sterling’s petition late Friday to stay last month’s probate court ruling against him in the latest round of legal wrangling over the proposed $2-billion sale of the Clippers to Steve Ballmer. “Presently there is nothing for this court to review,” the order said. The ruling capped a confusing and hectic 24 hours that left all parties back where they started. Earlier Friday, Sterling petitioned the appellate court to stay the case and issue a writ to overturn the unusual 1310(b) order Judge Michael Levanas invoked last month when he ruled that Shelly Sterling acted appropriately in agreeing to sell the Clippers to Ballmer. The...

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