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July 7, 2014 Updates

Donald Sterling's trial is set to begin any minute in L.A. ... and the disgraced Clippers owner has not arrived -- and now, Shelly Sterling's lawyer says he believes Donald is "on the run." Shelly's attorney Bert Fields just arrived to L.A. County Superior Court and after trashing Donald's "sham" motion to move the case to federal court ... said he believes Sterling is in hiding. TMZ.com

Shelly Sterling's lawyers filed an emergency brief in federal court Sunday night opposing her husband Donald Sterling's attempt to get their probate trial, which could authorize or kill the proposed $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, moved to federal jurisdiction. The probate evidentiary hearing is set to begin in a Los Angeles courtroom at 8:30 a.m. PT Monday. USA Today Sports

July 3, 2014 Updates

Shortly before the start of a trial to determine whether Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the team, his lawyers filed a motion Thursday to move the case to federal court, alleging his medical privacy has been violated. A probate court trial is scheduled to begin Monday to determine whether Sterling is mentally incapacitated and Shelly Sterling can assume control of the family trust that owns the Clippers. She struck a deal in May to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion after Donald Sterling's racist remarks to a girlfriend were publicized and the NBA moved to oust him as an owner. USA Today Sports

Former NBA player Rick Brunson has been charged with sexual assault in connection with an alleged encounter with an employee of a suburban Chicago fitness center. Vernon Hills police say the 42-year-old Brunson was charged June 25 with attempted criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual abuse and aggravated battery. The charges were filed after Brunson allegedly grabbed an employee of Lifetime Fitness. His bond was set at $5,000. However, a court date hasn't been announced. USA Today Sports

Former Knick point guard Raymond Felton and his wife settled their nasty divorce battle Thursday, her lawyer told The Post. Lawyers for Felton – who now plays for the Dallas Mavericks – and Ariane Raymondo, 26, each had several private discussions with Judge Deborah Kaplan in Manhattan Supreme Court in the morning before the judge spoke with them jointly. New York Post

Felton struck a no-jail plea deal with Manhattan prosecutors last month for possessing an illegal gun that Raymondo, a Cornell University grad, told cops he used to threaten her. He was busted in February after Raymondo​​ turned him in to police and gave them the Belgian-made FNH Five-Seven 28mm handgun she said he waved at her twice during h eated fights at their Upper West Side apartment. Raymondo also told cops that Felton was a serial cheater and had carried on affairs with more than one mistress, law-enforcement sources have told the Post. Raymondo and Felton wed in 2012, and she filed for divorce in February. New York Post

June 30, 2014 Updates

If a paternity test determines Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George is the father of a New York woman's child, George seeks sole custody, according to court documents. The woman, Daniela Rajic, previously filed for sole custody of the child, citing George's travel schedule. Among the reasons George's petition said shared parental responsibility would be detrimental to the child. USA Today Sports

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