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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 18: Steve Ballmer and Doc Rivers of the Los Angeles Clippers speak to the media at STAPLES Center on August 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Doc Rivers is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers for another five years. In Steve Ballmer's first big move since taking over as the new owner, he gave Rivers a contract extension through the 2018-19 season. Rivers was a stabilizing force for the franchise during the upheaval created by former owner Donald Sterling's racist remarks that led to his ouster after 33 years of ownership. ''Not only is Doc one of the best coaches and executives in the game, but he continually embodies the hardcore, committed and resilient character and winning culture that the Clippers represent,'' Ballmer said, repeating the ''hardcore'' theme he uttered during last week's fan rally.


NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, right, and deputy commissioner Bill Daly and speak to reporters on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in New York. The NHL has rejected the players' latest offer for a labor deal and negotiations have broken off at least until the weekend. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

The NHL insists expansion is not imminent.


Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy, second from left, gets a pat on the chest from manager Ned Yost (3) as he in the taken out of a game against the Minnesota Twins in the seventh inning during a baseball Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

Royals manager Ned Yost pleaded with fans on Wednesday to show up for their remaining home games, one night after Alex Gordon's walk-off homer gave Kansas City a dramatic win over Minnesota that was seen by just 13,847 at Kauffman Stadium. ''You go back and talk to people about the '85 year when they won the World Series, they remember that, and they've been longing for that, and it's been a long time ago.


FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon rests during practice at the NFL football team's training campin Berea, Ohio. Gordon says the only place he can find peace is on the football field. His time there could be running short. The Browns' star receiver is awaiting word from the NFL on whether he'll be suspended for all or part of the season for violating the league's substance-abuse program. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Josh Gordon's wait is over, and so is his 2014 season. The Browns learned Wednesday that Gordon's indefinite suspension by the NFL has been upheld and he will miss at least 16 games for another violation of the league's substance abuse policy. A repeat drug offender, Gordon had appealed the penalty, hoping it would be reduced so he could play this season. The NFL, though, came down hard on Gordon, who must now pay the price for stepping out of bounds.


FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2013, file photo, Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw (26) runs back an interception for a touchdown against Hawaii during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Honolulu. Shaw injured both ankles after leaping from a second-story balcony to save his 7-year-old nephew, Carter, from drowning in a pool. Shaw was named a team captain on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, and later that night was attending a family function at a cousin's apartment in his hometown of Palmdale when he saw his nephew, who can't swim, struggling in the pool. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner, File)

Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw has admitted to lying to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew. Shaw has been suspended indefinitely from all of the Trojans' team activities after acknowledging his heroic tale was ''a complete fabrication,'' the school announced in a statement Wednesday. The school didn't explain how Shaw actually was injured, but USC officials say they regret posting a story on their website Monday lauding Shaw's story about a second-story jump onto concrete to rescue his 7-year-old nephew. ''We are extremely disappointed in Josh,'' USC coach Steve Sarkisian said.


Former NBA and Georgetown basketball player Patrick Ewing acknowledges the crowd after he was recognized with an award during a ceremony at the NCAA college basketball game between Georgetown and Syracuse, Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Washington. Georgetown won 61-39. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hall of Fame center Patrick Ewing and sports agent David Falk are donating $3.3 million to Georgetown's new athletics center.

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