- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 29, 2014

LOS ANGELES — The University of California, Los Angeles says it’s turning down $3 million pledged by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and will return the $425,000 installment he’s already made.

UCLA announced the move on Tuesday, saying Sterling’s “divisive and hurtful comments demonstrate that he does not share UCLA’s core values.”


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UCLA says Sterling recently had pledged the $3 million to support basic kidney research by its Division of Nephrology.