LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Clippers President Andy Roeser is taking an indefinite leave of absence while the NBA restructures the franchise in the wake of owner Donald Sterlings lifetime ban. Ultra Boost Scontate Outlet . Roesers immediate departure was announced Tuesday by the NBA. The league announced plans last week to appoint a CEO to oversee the franchise in Sterlings absence. "This will provide an opportunity for a new CEO to begin on a clean slate and for the team to stabilize under difficult circumstances," NBA spokesman Mike Bass said. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Sterling for life, fined him $2.5 million and urged owners to force him to sell the Clippers a week ago, responding to league-wide outrage over racist comments made by the 80-year-old real-estate mogul. Sterling is the NBAs longest-tenured owner after buying the Clippers in 1981. Roeser, one of the Clippers alternate governors, is one of the leagues longest-tenured executives, having just completed his 30th season with the team. Roeser has been a loyal frontman for Sterling since the franchises days in San Diego, and he stood by Sterling during every controversial stretch of the owners career. Only radio and television play-by-play announcer Ralph Lawler has worked for the Clippers longer than the 54-year-old Roeser, who became team president in 2007. But Roeser infuriated many longtime Clippers employees last week after Sterlings private conversation was made public by TMZ. While nearly everyone else was reacting with outrage, Roeser released a statement questioning whether the recordings of Sterling were legitimate, while simultaneously apologizing on Sterlings behalf for sentiments about Magic Johnson on the recordings. Roesers statement was sympathetic to Sterling and criticized V. Stiviano, Sterlings longtime associate and the other voice on the recordings. Clippers coach Doc Rivers said Roesers statement upset many loyal Clippers employees who had been horrified by Sterlings comments. Rivers held meetings with much of the Clippers front-office staff last week while Sterling was ousted, encouraging them to keep working for the franchise. Roeser joined the organization in 1984 from an accounting firm. Two years later, he became executive vice-president, overseeing all facets of the teams business operations. He has been president of the Los Angeles Clippers Foundation since it began in 1994. He helped bring Rivers to Los Angeles from the Boston Celtics last June, and was part of the acquisition of All-Star guard Chris Paul in 2011. Roeser also oversaw the development and construction of the teams training facility that opened in 2008. Rivers is the Clippers senior vice-president of basketball operations, working alongside executive vice-president of player personnel Gary Sacks on the basketball side of the teams operations. The Clippers overcame the distraction of Sterlings banishment to outlast Golden State in a seven-game first-round series on Saturday night. After just one day off, they returned to the court and trounced Oklahoma City 122-105 on the road Monday night in the opener of their Western Conference semifinal series. Vapormax Offerte . Kalish got his first hit since Sept. 11, 2012, when he rapped an RBI triple in the first inning Sunday in the Chicago Cubs 8-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Saucony Outlet Italia . On Wednesday, Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas hit back. In a passionate defence of himself and the London clubs medical staff, the Portuguese coach rebuked the "incompetent people" who have attacked Tottenham for allowing Lloris to continue playing after being briefly knocked unconscious against Everton on Sunday.Fulham earned the bragging rights in west London as they won 2-0 at Brentford in the Sky Bet Championship on Friday night. Sone Aluko bagged the opener in the first half and Tom Cairney added a late second as Fulham deservedly beat their local rivals at Griffin Park.The result lifts the Cottagers to seventh and the cusp of the play-off places ahead of the rest of the weekends action, while Dean Smiths Brentford stay in 11th in the table. Both sides named unchanged sides following wins last week, with Fulham thrashing Huddersfield 5-0 and Brentford winning 2-0 at fellow west London rivals QPR, but it was the away side who had by far the better of the first half. Kevin McDonald passes the ball under pressure from Josh McEachran Slavisa Jokanovics side dominated virtually from the start, and only some poor finishing and a couple of great saves from Daniel Bentley prevented them from taking the lead sooner.Eventually, though, they did find the breakthrough thanks to Aluko. The former Hull striker had been guilty of missing a few chances, but made up for it after 36 minutes as he poked home at the second time of asking after seeing his initial attempt from the edge of the area saved by Bentley. Scott Malone described Fulham’s win as massive Brentford improved dramatically after the break and finally tested David Button for the first time after 61 minutes. Josh Clarke, who had previously been quiet, finally came alive as the home side countered, charging into the box after a good move before seeing his effort tipped over by the Fulham goalkeeper. And four minutes later, Clarke tested Button again, but Button was more than equal to it as he kept out the Brentford midfielders effort from a narrow angle. Nico Yennaris battles for possession of the ball with Fulhams Ragnar Sigurdsson (left) and Kevin McDonald That was as close as Brentford would come to an equaliser, though, and in truth it was Fulham who saw out the rest of the game in relative comfort, eventually adding a second in stoppage time thanks to Cairneys cool finish after a swift counter-attack. Stan Smith Offerte. rentford boss Dean Smith: Dean Smith felt that Brentford’s first-half performance was not good enough We probably had too many five or six out of tens. Last week, we had more seven or eights and if you drop that much at this level, you get beat. I dont think we had to do a lot to be better in the second half as we werent very good in the first half. Theyve got a number of good players in their team and they can always hurt you. I keep saying in this league the first goal is very important and when they got it they could afford to sit deep and hit us on the break.Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic: Slavisa Jokanovic was left very happy after his side recorded back-to-back wins by beating rivals Brentford We showed a very good performance and we showed our progress and in general Im happy for the fans. It was a very good night for us.We played the first 45 minutes very well, we found it harder in the second half but then we got the second late on. Generally we have to be happy with this result. ' ' '
TORONTO - The Ontario Hockey League handed North Bay Battalion right-winger Mike Baird a 20-game suspension Tuesday. Cheap Nike Shoes From China . The disciplinary action stems from a category one penalty for physical abuse of an official during a playoff game against the Barrie Colts on April 10. Baird, who was suspended indefinitely after the incident, is ineligible to play in the post-season. The ban includes the six games that the Battalion have played since April 11. North Bay is scheduled to open the best-of-seven OHL final on Thursday at Guelph. The series winner will advance to the MasterCard Memorial Cup next month. Baird, a six-foot-two 178-pound native of Cayuga, Ont., had one assist and 27 penalty minutes in 28 games with the Battalion this past season. Nike Shoes Sale . And thats good news for Canada. Kelly, who plays No. 8 at the back of the scrum, is captain of the Canadian womens team. Cheap Nike Shoes For Sale . And like the near entirety of last season, Jonathan Bernier and Torontos goaltending tandem is up to the task.ST. JOHNS, N.L. - Travis Morin scored in overtime as the Texas Stars beat the St. Johns IceCaps 2-1 on Wednesday to take a 2-1 series lead in the American Hockey Leagues Calder Cup final. Morin tipped home a point shot from Brendan Ranford while stationed on the doorstep 7:20 into OT. Brett Ritchie also scored for the Stars, while Kael Mouillierat had the lone goal for St. Johns. A scoreless first period extended into the second when IceCaps goaltender Michael Hutchinson made a spectacular save at 10:53. Hutchinson sprawled out for a high-glove save on a one-timer by Morin, who wired a slapshot from the left face-off dot. The Stars opened the scoring when Ritchie tapped in a rebound five-hole while stationed in front of the net 15:54 into the second period. Discount Nike Shoes . Hutchinson made the first save, but the puck bounced right onto the stick of Ritchie. The IceCaps levelled the game with 8:16 left in the third. Mouillierat tipped home a Zach Redmond point shot into the high corner of the Stars net. Just 3:05 into overtime the IceCaps thought they had a goal after jarring the puck loose from Stars goalie Cristopher Nilstorp, but the referee had blown his whistle thinking the puck was covered. Nilstorp finished with 31 saves, while Hutchinson stopped 34 shots. Game 4 is Monday in St. Johns. ' ' '