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  • Pro sports owners disciplined by their leagues

    Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is the latest pro sports owner to be sanctioned by his league. On Tuesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned him for life for making racist comments in a recorded conversation, the first step toward forcing a sale of the club. Here are five prominent examples from the past of owners disciplined by their leagues for infractions far more serious than a fine for complaining about the officiating.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Martinez Jackson, left, look on as their son Reggie models his New York Yankee uniform for the press on Nov. 29, 1976 after the announcement that he signed a $3 million, five year contract with the Yanks.  (AP Photo)

    LOVERRO: Reggie Jackson's latest quote denial is last straw for author

    It's not quite, "A day that will live in infamy," or "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," but Reggie Jackson's words printed in the June 1977 issue of Sport magazine remain among the most powerful and defining quotes in all of sports.

  • Jackson denies disparaging quote about Munson

    Reggie Jackson insists in his new autobiography that he never disparaged Thurman Munson in an attention-grabbing Sport magazine report 36 years ago, a claim the author immediately denied.

  • A-Rod, Yankees feud brings back memories of 1970s

    Daily threats. Blaring headlines. Charges and countercharges.

  • George Steinbrenner would've issued public apology

    George Steinbrenner would have issued a public apology.

  • Steinbrenner would have issued a public apology

    George Steinbrenner would have issued a public apology.

  • Illustration: Turn around by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    ROOT: George Costanza for president

    Remember "Seinfeld"? It was one of the most successful TV series in the history of American television. The show revolved around Jerry Seinfeld and his buddy George Costanza. George was the ultimate loser. Everything he did was a colossal failure. One day that all changed. George was hired by George Steinbrenner and the world champion New York Yankees. He had hit the lottery - overnight he had an important executive job, big salary and beautiful women.

  • Wikileaks: Ahmadinejad is 'Steinbrenner of Iran'

    George Steinbrenner often compared himself to powerful, iron-fisted leaders.

  • Hank Steinbrenner moves into Boss' old office

    The Boss' old office at Steinbrenner Field is being used, again.

  • FILE - In this April 21, 2001, file photoCleveland Indians second baseman Roberto Alomar dives but can't get to an RBI single by Detroit Tigers' Jose Macias in the 11th inning of a baseball game in Cleveland.   Alomar and Bert Blyleven were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

    Pat Gillick elected to baseball Hall of Fame

    Pat Gillick is headed to the Hall of Fame after putting together three World Series championship teams in 27 years as a major league general manager. The Hall's doors were shut for George Steinbrenner and Marvin Miller, a pair of far more divisive figures.

  • FILE - In this April 21, 2001, file photoCleveland Indians second baseman Roberto Alomar dives but can't get to an RBI single by Detroit Tigers' Jose Macias in the 11th inning of a baseball game in Cleveland.   Alomar and Bert Blyleven were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

    Pat Gillick elected to baseball Hall of Fame

    Pat Gillick is headed to the Hall of Fame after putting together three World Series championship teams in 27 years as a major league general manager. The Halls' doors were shut for George Steinbrenner and Marvin Miller, a pair of far more divisive figures.

  • FILE - This Oct. 1, 2010, file photo shows San Diego Padres' Adrian Gonzalez hitting a three-run homer off San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain during the third inning of their baseball game in San Francisco.  At left is San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey. Gonzalez has flown to Boston to take a physical exam needed to complete a trade from the San Diego Padres to the Red Sox, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, FILE)

    Big deals: Werth to Nats, Padres-Bosox trade set

    Free agent outfielder Jayson Werth and the Washington Nationals reached a megadeal Sunday, a startling $126 million, seven-year contract that seemed to catch most everyone by surprise at baseball's winter meetings.

  • FILE-This Sept. 15, 2010 file photo shows the Philadelphia Phillies'  Jayson Werth looking  up at the replay while batting in the first inning during a baseball game against the Florida Marlins in Miami. Werth agreed to a  $126 million, seven-year contract with the Washington Nationals Sunday Dec. 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky,File)

    Winter meetings open with big deal _ Werth to Nats

    Free agent outfielder Jayson Werth and the Washington Nationals reached a megadeal Sunday, a startling $126 million, seven-year contract that seemed to catch most everyone by surprise at baseball's winter meetings.

  • Hill pressured to kill 'death tax'

    Anti-tax and family advocacy groups are pressuring lawmakers not to breathe new life into the "death tax" — a levy on personal fortunes that was taken off the books this year, but is scheduled to return at a higher rate in 2011.

  • Steinbrenner on Hall of Fame ballot

    Yankees owner George Steinbrenner will be on the Hall of Fame veterans committee ballot next month with former New York manager Billy Martin.

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