Welcome to Wednesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

Welcome to Wednesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLS: New England Revolution at Los Angeles Galaxy, 10:30 p.m. (CSNNE)
MLS: Philadelphia Union at New York Red Bulls, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Cycling: Tour de France, 8 a.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

Commissioner Adam Silver said the NBA will continue to push for Donald Sterling's ouster. (AP)

Commissioner Adam Silver said the NBA will continue to push for Donald Sterling’s ouster, but that it might take more time than anticipated. (AP)

– NBA commissioner Adam Silver, while saying it’s “highly, highly unlikely” that a court blocks the sale of the Clippers to Steve Ballmer, acknowledged Tuesday that Donald Sterling could still own the team when the 2014-15 season starts up in October.

The NBA had pushed to oust Sterling this offseason, but Sterling has made it clear he’s not going down without a fight.

“It’s difficult to say anything with certainty in a situation like this,” Silver said at a press conference in Las Vegas following the league’s board of governors meeting. “We are doing everything in our power to remove Donald Sterling as an owner in the NBA.”

Sterling currently is fighting his estranged wife, Shelly, who orchestrated the sale with Donald’s permission, in Los Angeles Superior Court. That trial, which is recessed until Monday, has featured mood swings and outburst from Donald Sterling.

“I think what’s transpired in probate court so far has made it even clearer that we are acting not only within our rights but doing what is right and appropriate in this situation,” Silver said.

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– Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe plans to file a lawsuit after the team refused to release the results of a six-month independent investigation regarding alleged homophobic comments made by special teams coach Mike Priefer.

The Vikings said Tuesday that they never promised to reveal their findings to Kluwe, who claims he has learned the report validates his allegations.

Kluwe’s lawyer, Clayton Halunen, said that unless the Vikings release the report, his client plans to sue for religious discrimination, sexual-orientation discrimination, defamation and “tortious interference with contractual relations.” He said he had been working with the team on a settlement, which would have included a $1 million donation to charities that support gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender causes.

“At this point, we have no choice but to file a lawsuit against the Vikings,” Halunen said. “In that lawsuit, the very first thing we will get in the course of discovery will be the investigation report, and to the extent we’re able, we will make that public.”

The team denies every promising to share the report with Kluwe.

“The Vikings have never made or broken promises as Kluwe and his attorney Clayton Halunen have claimed,” the team said in a statement. “The Vikings have also never engaged in the various comments that Kluwe and Halunen have provided to the media over the past six months. This Thursday, July 17, the team has a meeting scheduled between Halunen and Vikings attorneys to discuss next steps. As we have consistently communicated throughout this process, the Vikings will have further comment when the investigation is entirely complete and the team has made determinations on next steps.”

Oscar Pistorius, whose murder trial is on a break, was involved in an incident at a Johannesburg nightclub over the weekend.

Pistorius’ family said a man accosted the double-amputee runner while he was seated in a quiet booth in the VIP section and questioned him about the trial.

The man, according to the Johannesburg Star newspaper, claims Pistorius was drunk and insulted him, his friends and the family of President Jacob Zuma, and poked him in the chest.

“He was poking me and saying that I would never get the better of him,” Jared Mortimer told the Star, referring to some common acquaintances who Pistorius claimed had betrayed him in the trial. “He was close to my face and at that point I pushed him to get away from me. A chair was behind his legs and he fell to the ground.”

Pistorius’ uncle, Leo, denied the Olympian had insulted the president and called Mortimer “a man peddling untruths designed for maximum attention and maximum damage.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On July 16, 1958, which Red Sox starter improved to 9-0 with a 5-2 victory over the Kansas City Athletics, marking his 12th consecutive victory dating back to the previous season?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Any time you get to run out on this field with these guys, it humbles you. It makes you just enjoy this even more. Getting to be a part of this, getting to be in the clubhouse with these guys, you just walk around the room, you’€™ve got future Hall of Famers all over the place. It’€™s an awesome experience that I definitely always remember. I always remember the ones I’€™ve been to and get to be around these guys, cherish the talks and the conversations that we’€™ve had in the dugout or on the field. You get to learn a lot from these guys.” Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester, on his All-Star Game experience

STAT OF THE DAY: .481 — Derek Jeter‘s career batting average in 14 All-Star Games, after he picked up two hits in Tuesday’s contest

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): In an ESPN promo, members of the heavy metal band Mettalica — best known for “Enter Sandman,” the song that played in Yankee Stadium when Mariano Rivera exited the bullpen for the mound — search for a new gig.

In another ESPN spot, “Rudy” takes the idea of a college football playoff to his Notre Dame teammates.

The “Jambroz” use a ring of fire to spice up their pool dunking display.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Ike Delock

SOOTHING SOUNDS: The late Desmond Dekker was born on this day in 1941.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
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