MV, Bend JV game canceled


Published May 16, 2014 at 12:01AM / Updated May 16, 2014 at 10:25AM

Today’s junior varsity baseball game between Mountain View and Bend High has been canceled because of “sportsmanship issues” involving spectators during the two teams’ game at Big Sky Park on Wednesday.

Mountain View athletic director Dave Hood said the Bend-La Pine school district made the decision to cancel today’s game to ensure the safety of the players as well as that of spectators.

—Bulletin staff report

Lacrosse

SALI tournament starts today

The three-day Sisters Annual Lacrosse Invitational (SALI) tournament starts today, with more than 60 youth teams expected to participate. SALI is made up of eight different divisions; the youngest age division includes teams of first- and second-graders. For more information, go to www.outlawslax.org.

—Bulletin staff report

Basketball

NBA likely to win in Sterling fight

A cadre of attorneys and a flurry of lawsuits could certainly slow down the NBA’s plan to force Donald Sterling to sell the Los Angeles Clippers over his recent racist comments, but legal experts say the league would likely prevail in the end.

And that goes for Sterling’s wife, Shelly, who has said she’d like to keep her stake in the team even if her husband is ousted.

The NBA’s constitution, which Donald Sterling signed as controlling owner of the Clippers, gives its board of governors broad latitude in league decisions including who owns the teams. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is pushing for a swift vote against Sterling, which requires a minimum of three-fourths of the other 29 controlling owners to agree.

Silver also has imposed a lifetime ban on Sterling and a $2.5 million fine. The ban does not apply to Shelly Sterling.

SI.com and ESPN.com, citing unidentified sources, reported Thursday that Sterling’s lawyer, antitrust litigator Maxwell Blecher, wrote a letter to Rick Buchanan, the NBA’s executive vice president and general counsel, threatening to sue the league and saying Sterling will not pay the $2.5 million fine.

— The Associated Press