AP Source: Sterling surrendering Clippers control

TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press Published:

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Sterling surrenders Clippers control

LOS ANGELES -- Donald Sterling has agreed to surrender his stake of the Los Angeles Clippers to his wife, and she is moving forward with selling the team.

A person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press Friday that the couple made the agreement after weeks of discussion. The individual wasn't authorized to speak publicly about the agreement.

Shelly Sterling is working to resolve the dispute amicably but wants to "have meaningful control" over the transaction.

Commissioner Adam Silver banned Donald Sterling for life and fined him $2.5 million because of racist comments. The league has charged him with damaging the league and its teams.

Team owners are moving forward with a vote on whether to terminate his ownership. Sterling has until May 27 to respond.

Thunder's Ibaka may be available

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Thunder say defensive standout Serge Ibaka may not be lost for the playoffs, after all.

General manager Sam Presti said Friday that Ibaka's injured left calf is showing "a level of movement and stability not thought possible."

As a result, Ibaka is now considered day to day for the Thunder, who have missed him badly as San Antonio has raced to a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. Game 3 is Sunday in Oklahoma City.

Pacers' star Paul George cleared

INDIANAPOLIS -- Pacers star Paul George has been cleared to play after being diagnosed with a concussion.

George said Friday at practice that he feels like he is 100 percent after he was injured Tuesday night during the Game 2 loss to Miami that evened the Eastern Conference finals at 1-1.

The Pacers announced several hours later that he is expected to play in Game 3 on Saturday night.

The NBA's concussion policy states that once a player is diagnosed, he needs to be "held out of all activity until he is symptom-free at rest" and until neurological signs return to normal. George had to go through tests of increasing exertion before being cleared.

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Rangers put Fielder on DL for first time

DETROIT -- Prince Fielder has been placed on the disabled list by the Texas Rangers with a herniated disk in his neck that is expected to end his season.

The move before Friday night's game in Detroit came a day after the Rangers said Fielder is scheduled to have cervical fusion surgery next Tuesday.

It is the first time the durable first baseman has been on the DL in his career. Before an injection to treat his neck last Saturday, Fielder's 547 consecutive games played was the longest active streak in the majors. He missed only one game the previous five seasons.

Infielder Donnie Murphy was recalled from an injury rehab assignment.

The Rangers have a majors-high 13 players on the disabled list.

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Tour rookie Garnett leads at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas -- PGA Tour rookie Brice Garnett opened with an eagle Friday on way to a 4-under 66 and the second-round lead at Colonial.

At 7-under 133, Garnett had a one-stroke lead over Robert Streb and Chris Stroud, who made five putts from more than 20 feet in a 64. Streb shot 68.

Adam Scott, playing as No. 1 in the world for the first time, shot a 68 to get to 1-under. He has made the cut his last 34 PGA Tour events, the longest active streak.

Matt Kuchar, ranked No. 4 in the world, had a chance to move to the top with a victory. But he missed the cut by a stroke, shooting 72-70.

First-round leader Dustin Johnson had a 70 drop into a tie for fourth at 5-under.

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Colts owner Irsay charged with two misdemeanors

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. -- Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has been formally charged with two misdemeanor counts stemming from his arrest in March.

Hamilton County (Indiana) prosecutors said Friday that Irsay had been charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and operating a vehicle with a schedule I or II controlled substance or its metabolite in the body. An affidavit says Irsay was driving under the influence of oxycodone and/or hydrocodone.

Irsay thanked the prosecutor's office for its review. Colts spokesman Avis Roper declined immediate comment.

Irsay was arrested near his home with $29,000 in cash and bottles of prescription drugs in his vehicle. He later sought treatment.

Irsay acknowledged in 2002 that he had become dependent on painkillers after several years of orthopedic operations but said he had overcome the problem.

Broncos executive sentenced for DUI

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. -- A Broncos executive accused of crashing into two cars while driving drunk has been sentenced to seven months in jail after he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and careless driving resulting in injury.

Director of player personnel Matt Russell was charged after a vehicle ran into the back of a police car in Summit County over the 4th of July holiday.

County Court Judge Edward Casias on Friday sentenced Russell to jail time and approved Russell for work release and participation in a court-ordered treatment plan as part of his sentence. Russell was also ordered to perform 120 hours of community service.

Russell was suspended indefinitely from the team and was told to get treatment, rehabilitation and counseling after the accidents.

Seattle releases sixth-round pick Garrett Scott

RENTON, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks have released sixth-round pick Garrett Scott after a rare heart condition was discovered during his physical with the team.

The Seahawks announced Scott's release Friday. The offensive tackle was taken with Seattle's second sixth-round pick in the NFL draft earlier this month out of Marshall.

Scott was released with a "non-football illness" distinction. According to a statement from general manager John Schneider, Scott was found to have a heart condition that would prevent him from any on-field participation in the near future. Schneider said the team will continue to support and help Scott in whatever steps he wants to take going forward.

T.J. Ward appears in court on charge

DENVER -- Broncos safety T.J. Ward has appeared in court on misdemeanor charges that allege he threw a glass mug at a bartender at a Denver strip club.

The Denver Post reported Friday (http://bit.ly/1kx8BoC ) that bond was set at $1,900 for the 27-year-old Ward. His next court appearance is June 23.

Ward is charged with misdemeanor assault and disturbing the peace. Court documents say Ward tossed the mug at the bartender on May 10 after he was told he couldn't bring a drink into the club.

Police had issued an arrest warrant for Ward on Thursday.

Ward is coming off a Pro Bowl season in Cleveland and this spring signed a four-year, $22.5 million deal with Denver.

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