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first_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share 1017 Views   no discussionscenter_img BusinessEntertainmentLifestyleLocalNews Experience Dominica Staycation 2020 Launched by: – July 2, 2020 View from a Secret Bay Hotel deck in Portsmouth. Ten hotels and four adventure companies are opening to welcome local guests for staycations.The Hon Tourism Minister, Denise Charles this morning launched Experience Dominica Staycation 2020.“It will provide Dominicans with opportunities to patronize our world class resorts and hotels once again,” Minister Charles explained. “Staycation 2020 properties will be offering attractive rates and packages.”The enterprises approved to offer staycation packages are Secret Bay Villages, Sunset Bay Hotel, Tamarind Tree Hotel, Manicou River Eco Resort, Sea World Guest House, Des Champs Hotel, Rosalie Bay Resort, Fort Young Hotel, Cabrits Resort and Spa Kempinski, Atlantique View Resort, Harmony Villa and Mango Island Lodges.“The Environmental Health Department and the Quality Assurance Unit at the Discover Dominica Authority are working with the Dominica Hotel & Tourism Association and other property owners to develop the plans so they can be reviewed and approved,” Minister Charles indicated specifying that only then will the hotels and resorts be able to participate in Experience Dominica Staycation 2020.Beno Tours, Shy Guy Tours, Rainforest Riding and Extreme Tours are also offering special adventure packages.Hon Charles says, “We want to see as many people as possible patronize our local resorts and hotels. Staycation 2020 will also enable our properties and activity providers to safely finely fine-tune their reopening protocols.”For information or a copy of the protocols, contact the Environmental Health Department or DDA at 255-8221, or email tourism@dominica.dm. Sharelast_img read more


first_img I was watching him quite closely. It’s just the way he transitions between the positions like it’s nothing. That’s what makes him a world class player.” “Rooney. Or maybe Giggs when I first came in and he was coaching under [Louis] van Gaal,” added Rashford when asked who left the biggest impression on him. “He [Giggs] helped me a lot with what he used to say to me. read also:Rashford steps up rehabilitation exercise “But on the pitch, Rooney. You learn a lot when people speak to you but more when you’re on the pitch with them.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United star, Marcus Rashford, has said that getting to work with the likes of Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney was a true honor. Rashford held informal talks with the agency’s representatives in Miami last weekend Rashford grew up a United fan and got to emerge in the first team from their youth setup under Louis Van Gaal. Since then, he has gone on to become a key player, but he will always remember his early interactions with the likes of Giggs and Rooney. “To get the opportunity to play with him was an unbelievable experience and it was just the little things he did for our games that makes him a special player,” Rashford said of Rooney to Bleacher Report.Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted ContentWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBoys Deserve More Than Action-Hero Role Models6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeSurprising Things Women Found Attractive 50 Years AgoPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got CanceledThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love Withlast_img read more


first_imgBANKS DIH Limited was yesterday named the ‘official beverage sponsor’ for the Pan American Indoor Hockey Championships which will open on Monday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.The Guyana Hockey Board (GHB) and the local beverage company formalised arrangements and announced the partnership during a presentation ceremony at Thirst Park.Vice-president of the GHB, Alan Newark, received the sponsorship cheque from Banks DIH Limited Communications Manager Troy Peters, where it noted that Rainforest Waters, Powerade and Malta Supreme are the official beverages of the tournament which will attract most of the top hockey- playing nations from North America, South America, Central America and the Caribbean.Newark expressed gratitude to Banks DIH Limited for sponsoring the prestigious tournament – the first of its kind being hosted by the Board.“Banks DIH has always being a partner of the Board and we appreciate the Company playing a major part in providing beverages and other support for the tournament,” he added.Peters congratulated the Board for hosting the tournament and stated that the players and officials will be staying hydrated, thanks to Banks, with the former national hockey player noting, “We extend a warm welcome to the visiting teams and officials, and look forward to a successful tournament with the expectation that the local men’s and women’s teams will emerge victorious”Also present at the handing-over ceremony were Brand managers Clive Pellew (Water Beverage), Clayton McKenzie (non-alcoholic malts), Errol Nelson (Powerade) and Outdoor Events manager Mortimer Stewart.The tournament will open on Monday and will feature male and female national teams from Argentina, Barbados, Canada, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America, Uruguay and host Guyana.last_img read more


first_imgIn other MLB news: — Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez says he is awaiting results of additional testing after doctors recently discovered an issue with his heart they believe is a result of his recent bout with COVID-19. The 27-year-old left-hander tested positive for the coronavirus before the start of summer camp, but was cleared and returned to workouts on July 18. He hasn’t had another positive coronavirus test, but said an MRI revealed a condition called myocarditis, that the team’s medical staff felt was serious enough to shut him down for at least a week. — Reds second baseman Mike Moustakas (moos-TAH’-kahs) went on the injured list Sunday after he woke up feeling sick. Manager David Bell said Moustakas didn’t feel well when he woke up Sunday morning and was told to stay home as a precaution. Center fielder Nick Senzel was a late scratch from Cincinnati’s lineup for the final game of a series against the Tigers. The moves came a day after Reds infielder Matt Davidson went on the injured list because he tested positive for COVID-19. — The President has backed out of an opportunity to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Yankee Stadium on Aug. 15. Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that he won’t be able to make the trip because of his “strong focus” on the coronavirus, vaccines and the economy. Trump said in the tweet: “We will make it later in the season!” NBA-NEWS The Yanks trailed 2-0 until Torres delivered a solo homer and a go-ahead single to lead a 3-2 victory over the Nationals in Washington. Patrick Corbin retired New York’s first 11 batters and 18 of the first 19. But Torres ended the shutout bid with a long home with one out in the seventh to chase Corbin.Nats reliever Will Harris promptly served up a solo homer by Luke Voit (voyt) that knotted the score.Trea Turner homered for the Nationals.Elsewhere around the majors:— Shohei Ohtani (SHO’-hay oh-TAH’-nee) didn’t record an out in the two-way star’s long-awaited return to the mound for the Angels, allowing the first six Oakland batters to reach base in a 6-4 loss to the Athletics. The right-hander from Japan gave up Marcus Semien’s leadoff single and three straight walks before a mound visit and Mark Canha’s two-run single. The Angels wasted a big day by Mike Trout, who hit a three-run homer in the third and a sacrifice fly in the fifth. Associated Press PGA-3M OPENThompson wins in Minnesota BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Michael Thompson birdied two of the last three holes for a 4-under 67 and a two-stroke victory in the 3M Open. Thompson finished 19 under in his second PGA victory, seven years after his first.Adam Long took second after a 64. Richy Werenski shared the lead with Thompson after both Friday and Saturday before shooting a 70 to fall into a tie for third at minus-16. — Tyler Chatwood pitched three-hit ball over six innings of the Cubs’ 9-1 thumping of the Brewers. Willson Contreras smacked an RBI double in the Cubs’ four-run fourth and a long solo homer in the seventh. Ian Happ added a two-run drive in the eighth and Anthony Rizzo belted a solo shot one out later. — Colin Moran and Jose Osuna homered as the Pirates got their first win under new manager Derek Shelton, 5-1 versus the Cardinals. Shelton also was involved in the majors’ first socially-distanced umpire argument as he and plate umpire Jordan Baker each wore face coverings while jawing six feet apart. Winning pitcher Mitch Heller allowed a run and three hits over five innings to help Pittsburgh beat St. Louis for just the second time in their last 14 meetings.— The Mariners finally beat the Astros for the first time in 16 tries as Kyle Lewis hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the eighth inning of Seattle’s 7-6 verdict over Houston. The Mariners trailed by 1 entering the eighth until Shed Long Jr.’s run-scoring single tied it at 5 with one out. Tim Lopes had three hits and scored twice for Seattle, which went 1-18 versus the Astros last year.— The Twins regained their power stroke as Jake Cave hit a grand slam and Nelson Cruz homered twice in a 14-2 assault on the White Sox. Cruz added two doubles and drove in seven runs for the reigning AL Central champion Twins, who set a major league record for home runs last year. Kenta Maeda (mah-EH’-dah) allowed two runs and struck out six in five innings to win his Minnesota debut.— Kevin Kiermaier’s first hit of the season was a two-run triple in the 10th inning that gave the Rays a 6-5 victory over the Blue Jays. The Rays scored twice in the ninth to force extra innings, then fell behind again 5-4 when Blue Jays pinch-runner Santiago Espinal stole third base and scored on Lourdes Gurriel Jr.’s sacrifice fly. Ji-Man Choi hit a solo homer and worked out a bases-loaded walk in Tampa Bay’s two-run ninth. Update on the latest sports July 26, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-SCHEDULEYanks take series from NatsUNDATED (AP) — Gleyber Torres had the big hits as the New York Yankees took the rubber match of their three-game series with the defending World Series champs. — Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) is hurting, and that’s a cause for concern as the Philadelphia 76ers get set to restart their season this week. The All-Star starting center sat out Philadelphia’s scrimmage against Oklahoma City on Sunday with right calf tightness, something 76ers coach Brett Brown hopes is merely a minor blip. Embiid has an extensive injury history and has never appeared in more than 64 games in a regular season. He missed 21 of Philadelphia’s 65 games this season before the March 11 shutdown. — Boston’s Kemba Walker and Phoenix’s Ricky Rubio were back in action Sunday, going head-to-head in a Celtics-Suns scrimmage. Both missed the first scrimmages with their teams inside the NBA bubble last week. Walker missed the first scrimmage with left knee soreness. Rubio was a late arrival at Disney and the Suns wanted to get him a couple of more practices before he saw any scrimmage action. NHL-NEWS Arizona GM steps down UNDATED (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes aren’t very happy with John Chayka’s decision to step down just a week after the team opens the Stanley Cup qualifiers against Nashville. — The Orioles earned a 7-4 victory against the Red Sox as Rio Ruiz and Anthony Santander each belted two-run homers. José Iglesias added four hits as the Birds beat the Bosox for the second straight game following a 13-2 loss on opening day. Baltimore’s Wade LeBlanc gave up two home runs but settled down over 5 2/3 innings, allowing four runs and four hits while striking out four.— Brian Anderson and Miguel Rojas each hit three-run homers to power the Marlins to an 11-6 rout of the Phillies. Miami rallied from 4-0 and 5-4 holes to rough up embattled Phillies starter Vince Velasquez and four relievers. The Marlins took the rubber match despite the absence of hurler Jose Urena, who was scratched about 90 minutes before the first pitch amid concerns of a team outbreak of the coronavirus.— The Tigers pulled out a 3-2 win over the Reds on C.J. Cron’s tiebreaking, two-run homer in the ninth inning. Detroit rallied after Cincinnati starter Trevor Bauer matched a career high with 13 strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings. Spencer Turnbull pitched one-run ball over five innings for the Tigers in his first start since he went 3-17 with a 4.61 ERA last season.— The Indians were 9-2 winners over the Royals in Carlos Carrasco’s first start since being diagnosed with leukemia over a year ago. Carrasco struck out 10 in six-plus innings, and José Ramírez homered twice in the rubber match of the series. Ramírez hit a three-run homer left-handed in the fourth and added a solo shot from the right side in the sixth.— Trevor Story homered twice for the Rockies in a 5-2 decision over the Rangers. Story belted a tying two-run shot in the fourth and added a solo drive that put Colorado ahead, 4-2. Texas slugger Joey Gallo hit the first home run in the club’s new $1.2 billion retractable roof stadium, a 437-foot shot. Clippers’ Williams will serve 10-day quarantine, miss games LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA said Sunday that Lou Williams of the Los Angeles Clippers is being quarantined for 10 days because of his trip out of the league’s bubble last week to attend a family member’s funeral. He will miss at least two of the Clippers’ seeding games, including their July 30 opener against the Los Angeles Lakers. It’s possible he could miss more than two since his likely release will be Aug. 4, the day of the Clippers’ third seeding game. The issue was not that Williams left the bubble but that he also went to a club on that trip to Atlanta, and photographs of that visit appeared on social media. That prompted an investigation by NBA security. In other NBA news: The Coyotes issued a statement saying they are disappointed in his actions and his timing of the resignation. They added that “Chayka has chosen to quit on a strong and competitive team, a dedicated staff, and the Arizona Coyotes fans, the greatest fans in the NHL.”Chayka made a name for himself as one of the NHL’s top general managers since being promoted in 2016 and recently signed a contract extension through 2024 late last year. His relationship with new owner Alex Meruelo began to deteriorate when he asked for permission to pursue another, non-NHL opportunity. The Arizona Republic reported Chayka was not invited to a recent dinner with Meruelo and new CEO Xavier Gutierrez to talk with Taylor Hall about a contract extension. In other NHL news: — Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman won’t travel with the team to the NHL’s Eastern Conference “secure zone” in Toronto because of a personal matter. General manager Julien BriseBois (BREEZ’-bwah) says Hedman will go from his home to the rink and back and avoid the general public in Florida this week before joining his teammates. He’s expected to be able to practice upon arrival and play in Tampa Bay’s first playoff game Aug. 3. — Well-traveled NHL forward Eddie Shack has died at 83, according to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Known for his bruising style, distinctive skating gait and larger-than-life personality, Shack won four Stanley Cups with Toronto in the 1960s. Nicknamed “The Entertainer” — with his trademark cowboy hat and luxurious mustache — he scored the winning goal for the Leafs in the 1963 final. Tony Finau finished in the third-place group after a 68. — The Diamondbacks scored twice in each of their final two at-bats to down the Padres, 4-3. Ketel Marte scored the tying run in the eighth and lifted a sacrifice fly in the ninth to put Arizona ahead. David Peralta’s RBI single capped the Diamondbacks’ scoring.MLB-NEWS Kluber pulled early, Verlander shut down UNDATED (AP) — The injury news isn’t good for a pair of Texas major league teams.Reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander has a strained right forearm and will be shut down for at least two weeks. Astros manager Dusty Baker made the announcement on Sunday but denied a report that said the injury would end Verlander’s season. He said Verlander would be evaluated after two weeks.Baker said Verlander felt “tenderness” in his arm during his start on Friday, where he pitched six innings and got the win. He had an MRI on Saturday, and now he’ll miss at least roughly a third of this 60-game regular season. Meanwhile, Rangers right-hander Corey Kluber (KLOO’-bur) left his first start in almost 15 months after just one inning Sunday due to shoulder tightness. The two-time Cy Young Award winner was making his first appearance for a team other than Cleveland after an offseason trade. He threw 18 pitches while facing three batters. Colorado’s Trevor Story walked and was thrown out trying to steal. The Rangers said the 34-year-old Kluber reported feeling the tightness in the first few pitches and it got worse as the inning progressed. He was examined by a team doctor and will be further evaluated Monday. last_img read more


first_imgOlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaGeorgia Oboh carded a commendable 69 on the Moving Day at the Magical Kenya Ladies Open at Vipingo Ridge on Saturday on the Ladies European Tour.The performance left the young Nigeria in a seven-way tied for 35th with a gross score +4 over 220 after three rounds of gutsy golf. Georgia Oboh Oboh attracted worldwide attention when she shot a 73 on Friday to become the youngest West African Lady professional golfer to make the cut in an LET tournament.She breezed into the weekend for the top 60 players and ties out of a field of 104 players, with scores of 78, 73 over 36 holes, despite not making a birdie in two days she had her best outing on Saturday in the tournament, draining five birdies, including three over the last four holes.Oboh, who began the week with the junior clinic players at Vipingo Ridge, will pray for a rich vein of form, to enable her keep pace with the leaders.Swedish Julia Engstrom sustained her domination with a round of 70 bringing her total score to 13 under par 203.The player, ranked 303 in the world, took a comfortable six shots lead into the final with Indian Aditi Ashok among one of the four players in tied for second waiting to capitalise.RESULTS & FIXTURESEverton 3 – 1 ChelseaBournemouth 0 – 3 LiverpoolTottenham 5 – 0 BurnleyWatford 0 – 0 Crystal PalaceMan City 1 – 2 Man UnitedReal Madrid 2 – 0 EspanyolBarcelona 5 – 2 MallorcaUdinese 1 – 1 NapoliLazio 3 – 1 JuventusAston Villa v Leicester 3pmNewcastle v Southampton 3pmNorwich v Sheffield United 3pmBrighton v Wolves 5:30pmShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more


first_img Published on March 7, 2015 at 4:40 pm Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesse RALEIGH, N.C. — The NCAA explicitly stated in its report released Friday that Syracuse’s self-imposed postseason ban had no bearing on its final punishment decisions. And an hour after the report was released, the NCAA’s chief hearing officer Britton Banowsky reiterated that the hearing committee didn’t factor the self-imposed ban into the final report. But it prematurely ended Syracuse’s (18-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) season with a 71-57 loss to N.C. State (19-12, 10-8) at PNC Arena on Saturday. The self-imposed ban, which was announced in early February and widely thought to lessen the eventual sanctions from the NCAA, mostly affected a group of players devoid from the program’s laundry list of violations. Rakeem Christmas, who had his final collegiate season cut short by the self-imposed ban, said that he didn’t pay attention to the NCAA’s comments about it and was grateful for the season regardless of its length. His teammates, all of whom are expected to return next season except for graduate student Carter Sanderson, were slightly more expressive when discussing the self-imposed ban and early end to the year.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s really one of those things that you can’t really control,” said forward B.J. Johnson regarding if there was any frustration that the NCAA reportedly didn’t factor the ban into its ruling. “It is what it is.”When he thought about the loss closing up Syracuse’s season, Michael Gbinije sighed and said, “It’s tough for me to talk about next season.” In that way, Gbinije was far from alone. “It does feel weird,” Trevor Cooney said. “… Everyone that comes to Syracuse, you want to make a run and you want to make the Tournament but I mean, things happen and it had nothing to do with any of us.“So we just come here and play basketball. Like I said earlier, that’s all we want to do.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


first_imgTuesday’s hiring of Lane Kiffin began to mend a 2010 recruiting class fragmented by the loss of former coach Pete Carroll.Tough to replace · Former Trojan assistant coach for defense Ken Norton Jr. recruited a slew of talented and highly ranked recruits during his time at USC. Ed Orgeron and Lane Kiffin hope to match his success. – Tim Tran | Daily Trojan Kyle Prater, the top receiver and No. 3 overall high school player in the country according to Rivals.com, reaffirmed his commitment to enroll in spring classes at USC yesterday morning. The Illinois wide receiver, who had promised to be on campus for the beginning of spring semester, was rethinking his pledge to the university in the wake of Carroll’s departure.Meanwhile, quarterback prospect Jesse Scroggins of Lakewood High in California confirmed his pledge to USC after learning of Kiffin’s hiring. Scroggins announced that he would consider playing for other schools if USC did not name a new head coach by Saturday.Reaffirmed commitments by some of the country’s top players will come as a relief to Trojan fans who watched the 2010 recruiting class unravel when Carroll left his post. On Saturday, as the nation’s top high school players gathered to play the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, news of Carroll’s contract with the Seattle Seahawks became official.After learning of Carroll’s decision last Saturday, Ronald Powell, a defensive end from Moreno Valley High and the nation’s No. 1 overall prospect, announced that he would rather play for the University of Florida than become a Trojan.Additionally, ESPN scout Steve Mason speculated that Carroll’s departure dropped USC’s chance of landing Seantrel Henderson, USA Today’s 2009 Offensive Player of The Year, from a “sure thing … to a jump ball.” Though Powell may be gone, Kiffin’s arrival has improved the probability of Henderson joining the university.USC’s recruiting class will also be padded by local recruits, such as Robert Woods, regarded by some scouts as the best wide receiver in the 2010 class, Demetrius Wright, a promising cornerback from Corona High and other standout players. Most scouts speculate that, after the loss of Carroll, USC’s recruiting class would have ranked in the range of No. 10 to No.15 and  would still be the Pac-10’s top recruiting class.Now, with the hiring of Kiffin and the addition of recruiting extraordinaire Ed Orgeron, those rankings may rise. Still, in the hopes of competing for a national title, the Trojan coaching staff will continue to target top athletes who have gone astray after Carroll’s departure.A football program is only as good as the strength of its future players. With just three weeks until National Signing Day, both Kiffin and Orgeron know there is work to be done.last_img read more


first_img UKGC lifts Matchbook suspension August 12, 2020 ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Share Matchbook is extending its offer of 0% commission on all UK and Irish racing to 28th April, meaning punters can look forward to commission-free betting on both the Grand National and the Punchestown Festival next month.Neil Campbell, Matchbook’s Chief Marketing Officer, said: “We want to keep encouraging customers to move over to the Matchbook Betting Exchange. Those that did for the Cheltenham Festival not only paid 0% commission, but they also made 20% more profit when compared to the industry SP.”Matchbook made the decision to extend the offer after a successful Cheltenham where it saw a 100% increase in bettors and a 400% increase in betting volume. With liquidity at record levels, Matchbook wants as many horse racing fans as possible to find out just how good exchange betting can be.  “Once you’ve moved over to Matchbook we’re confident you won’t look back,” Campbell added.Matchbook initially came under criticism from rival exchange Betfair, with the firm arguing that the 0% commission offering for all Cheltenham races would instigate a “race to the bottom”.However, Matchbook remains confident that increased competition will benefit both punters and betting firms.Earlier this month, the betting exchange announced horse racing figures Joseph O’Brien and Bryony Frost as ambassadors. Related Articles Share Submit Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more


first_imgThe Youth and Sports Ministry has quickly moved to calm heads in the various sporting associations after some publicly stated there were not going to participate at this year’s All Africa Games in Congo, Brazzaville.Over 30 associations last week told government that if no funds were released by May 15, they would consider quitting the Games.But after a meeting with the sector minister on Tuesday, all issues have been sorted and the teams have decided to go on with preparations.“The Minister has promised that he is going to make sure all the challenges and outstanding issues we have mentioned to him will be sorted,” said Ben Nunoo Mensah, head of the Ghana Weightlifting Association.“In fact some of things we told him sounded strange because he couldn’t believe for a period over three years individuals were spending their private money to take care of the national teams of those disciplines.“For us he is a new man who has just taken over and I think we will give him the benefit of the doubt and eventually we will all get prepared and go to the All Africa Games.” Meanwhile, the minister, Dr Mustapha Ahmed in an exclusive chat with Joy Sports noted he intends to meet the sporting associations regularly to share ideas on how they can participate well in their respective future competitions.“I have agreed with them (the sporting associations) that we will institutionalize regular meetings so that when we meet regularly and frequently and we discuss our common issues and challenges, the suspicion that arise when there is a communication gap between two  parties will be minimized or disappear altogether,” said Dr Ahmed“Having done that I have the impression that the threat of a boycott is no longer in existence and that we will work as a team, support and open with one another  and will work transparently to promote the various sporting disciplines.”–last_img read more


first_img“Donald Sterling’s 11th-hour attempt to move the probate trial into the federal courts is a desperate act by a desperate man,” said Pierce O’Donnell, attorney for Shelly Sterling, in a written statement. “His lawyers have failed three times — including just this morning — to delay the trial in Los Angeles County probate court, where this matter rightfully belongs. This latest bad-faith maneuver on the eve of his reckoning is a cowardly ploy to do just one thing: Kill a record-setting $2 billion sale of the Clippers.”Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas is expected to take up the request for a delay Monday. If he turns it down, the trial is expected to start that day. At the same time, other attorneys for Shelly and Donald are expected to appear in federal court to argue over his motion to have the trial moved there.Sterling’s side is trying to cast doubt on the process by which the former Clippers owner was deemed incompetent to oversee the operation of his club, which gave control of the team to his wife. Under pressure from the NBA to sell the team, Shelly Sterling agreed to a $2 billion deal with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on May 29. The deal with Ballmer, however, expires as of July 15, the same day the NBA owners are expected to vote on whether to approve the sale. That adds to the urgency of Shelly Sterling’s side wanting an immediate trial and explains why Donald Sterling is trying to delay it.If nothing is done by Sept. 15, then the league can seize the team and put it up for auction.Sterling has refused to sign the sale papers, and continues to challenge the findings of neurological and psychiatric examinations ordered by Shelly Sterling that judged him to be mentally incapacitated. Sterling’s legal team is requesting time to interview Shelly Sterling and the doctors she hired to conduct the two separate examinations.The 80-year-old Sterling fell out of favor with the 29 other National Basketball Association owners when he was caught on tape making racist comments during a conversation with girlfriend V. Stiviano.The tape was released by TMZ, creating an immediate uproar and resulting in the NBA fining Sterling $2.5 million, banning him for life and and setting in motion a process to force him to sell the Clippers.The probate trial is expected to last four days, but depending on Judge Levanas’ decision on Sterling’s latest request, it could be pushed into next month, Donald Sterling’s legal team was back in court Thursday with a familiar objective: delay the probate trial over the proposed $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers by the Sterling family trust.The trial is set to begin on Monday in a Los Angeles courtroom, but Sterling’s team is again seeking a delay, this time to push a claim in federal court that his medical privacy was violated when Shelly Sterling’s side released records of an exam that alleged Donald is mentally incapacitated.“While it has become popular to attack Donald Sterling for his regrettable comments, his right to privacy and to the protection of his medical records should not be acceptable collateral damage,” Donald Sterling attorney Bobby Samini said in a written statement.Shelly Sterling’s attorneys shot back that Donald Sterling’s claim of a privacy violation is “preposterous” because he had authorized release of his records under the terms of the trust that owns the Clippers, and they remain confident that the case will remain in Los Angeles Superior Court.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more