David Wharton

Los Angeles Times

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The summer Olympics are coming back to Los Angeles -- 11 years from now. The International Olympic Committee has been talking to LA and Paris for years.

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NBA President Adam Silver has said he wants owners to force Donald Sterling to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, as part of its life-time ban on Sterling for making racist remarks during…

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