Manager Martin O’Neill has called up Aberdeen forward Adam Rooney and Brentford’s Alan Judge while Colorado Rapids Kevin Doyle is also included.The game against England is a friendly but the match against the Scots is a must win Euro qualifier.
Blecher said Monday that 80-year-old Donald Sterling — banned for life from the NBA — intends to pursue his lawsuit against the NBA, seeking $1 billion in damages and alleging violation of his constitutional rights, breach of contract, antitrust violations and breach of fiduciary duty.Sterling purchased the Clippers for $12.5 million in 1981. He’s reiterated that he has no intention to sell the team to Ballmer despite what would be a record-breaking price — dwarfed in U.S. pro sports only by the Dodgers’ $2.15 billion sale two years ago. The highest price ever paid for an NBA franchise is $550 million, in the sale of the Milwaukee Bucks earlier this year.“The action taken by (commissioner) Adam Silver and the NBA constitutes a violation of my rights and fly in the face of the freedoms that are afforded to all Americans,” Donald Sterling said in a statement Monday. “I have decided that I must fight to protect my rights. While my position may not be popular, I believe that my rights to privacy and the preservation of my rights to due process should not be trampled.”In a similar statement on Tuesday, Sterling said he was “shocked (but not surprised) that the NBA wants to take away those fundamental rights” of free speech. He also characterized the league as “a band of hypocrites and bullies” and accusing it of its own discriminatory practices.Sterling concluded the statement by saying: “We have to fight for the rights of all Americans. We have to fight these despicable monsters. THIS IS THE REASON I WILL NOT SELL MY TEAM.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The next step in the Clippers legal drama will pit Sterling against Sterling.Nearly two weeks after pushing through a $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Shelly Sterling is expected to ask a judge to confirm her control of the Sterling Family Trust on Wednesday.Donald Sterling was declared mentally incapacitated by two neurologists last month, allowing Shelly to assert authority over the Clippers under the rules of the trust.Donald Sterling’s attorney, Maxwell Blecher, said he expects Shelly Sterling’s lawyers to file papers in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Wednesday morning. He has denied that his client is mentally unfit to manage the basketball franchise. A few days after TMZ first published Sterling making racist comments to female friend V. Stiviano, Silver banned Sterling from the league for life on April 29 and fined him $2.5 million. The commissioner said during a Sunday press conference that neither of those punishments will be altered.Over the past few weeks, Sterling has vacillated over whether or not to agree to a sale that many think is inevitable, though it still requires approval by the NBA Board of Governors.On May 22, he signed a letter sent to the NBA authorizing Shelly Sterling to negotiate the sale of the Clippers. On May 30, the same day the NBA approved Ballmer’s bid, Donald Sterling filed his lawsuit against the league and Silver.On June 3, he hinted in an interview with NBC that he was ready to “move on” from the fight. A day later, he said through his attorneys that he will agree to the sale of the Clippers, and that he and the league have settled their differences.“Initially, there was a communication from Donald Sterling’s representative that they would sign the agreement, but obviously, I can’t hold them to that,” Silver said Sunday, roughly 24 hours before Sterling again vowed to fight.However, the NBA has maintained that it does not need Donald Sterling to agree to the sale because Shelly already approved it as sole trustee, and indemnified the league against any future lawsuits from her husband.The league dropped its charges to terminate Donald Sterling’s ownership after approving Ballmer’s bid, and cancelled a June 3 hearing that would have decided Sterling’s fate.“The next step for the league is to frankly step back and allow this dispute between Donald and Shelly Sterling to play itself out,” Silver said on Tuesday, during ABC’s broadcast of Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
Wellington Police notes for Monday, March 2, 2015:â€¢7:45 a.m. Steven D. Raynolds, 37, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.â€¢7:59 a.m. Sean A. Clift, 37, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.â€¢12:45 p.m. Eric R. Bannister, 29, Wichita, was issued a notice to appear for expired driversâ€™ license.â€¢1:30 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of currency in the 200 block N. Washington, Wellington.â€¢3:20 p.m. Rob E. Supon, 26, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.â€¢3:35 p.m. Rebecca M. Elder, 30, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation and child restraint violation.â€¢5:05 p.m. Non-Injury, private property accident in the 100 block E. 10th, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Derek A. Dawson, 27, Wellington and a fixed object/sign owned by Sumner County.