The sad story of former NBA star Allen Iverson took another dramatic turn Sunday, when TMZ reported Iverson’s estranged wife Tawanna is seeking a restraining order against him.According to Tawanna Iverson, Allen “has engaged in increasingly contemptuous, threatening and disturbing behavior” in recent months. She would like the restraining order to be put in place until the two can agree on a divorce settlement.A.I. denies her claim that the relationship as “irretrievably broken,” citing that he and his wife were intimate for a four-month stretch after she re-filed to split in Fulton County, Ga. in June last year.The demand may seem a bit strange, since Iverson isn’t even in the country—he’s currently in Shanghai, China on a NBA Legends tour.
New Clipper owner Steve Ballmer (orange shirt) with NBA commissioner Adam Silver. Photo: Getty ImagesDonald Sterling, disgraced and stripped of his NBA franchise after recorded racist remarks were released by a girlfriend, fought to hold on to the Los Angles Clippers, and insulted even more people along the way. But all his fight was for naught, as a California court Tuesday confirmed his wife Shelly’s authority to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.Minutes after the ruling, the $2 billion deal was inked and Sterling was officially out, his legal options over. And so Doc Rivers, the coach who reportedly contemplated quitting if Sterling remained owner, and players like Chris Paul can abandon the notion of sitting out in protest of Sterling.“It’s very, very exciting. I’m a basketball nut,” Ballmer said in an interview with ESPN. “I’ve got time. I love Los Angeles. I love Seattle, too, which is where we have our home. But the notion of spending a lot of time in Los Angeles has been exciting to me for years. The community down there is great. I look forward to supporting the community, the fan base, the staff, Doc [Rivers] and the players to take this thing to higher heights.”Ballmer was unable to complete the sale until Tuesday’s written court order affirmed Shelly Sterling’s authority to sell the franchise without the consent of her husband, Donald Sterling. There was frustration in the delay, Ballmer said. But he held steadfast.“My job has been to complete the deal and there were a lot of people, including me, working on it for a long time,” Ballmer said. “Was I kind of itchy? Sure. But I knew the only thing I could do or should do was complete the final deal, and we were able to do that.”The NBA’s board of governors interviewed Ballmer on July 15, then took a vote electronically last week in which he was unanimously approved as an owner, sources told ESPN.Ballmer decided he would complete the sale as soon as Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas’ written order came in, which occurred at 11:30 a.m.“We were ready,” Adam Streisand, Ballmer’s attorney, said. “Within minutes, the deal was signed, sealed and delivered.”In a statement, Rivers said it was “an amazing day in Clippers history. I couldn’t be more excited to work together with Steve as we continue to build a first-class, championship organization. I am already inspired by Steve’s passion for the game, his love of competition and desire to win the right way, and I know our players and fans are going to be inspired as well.”Paul added: “I am very excited about Mr. Ballmer’s purchase of the Clippers. I’ve had a chance to meet him, and his excitement for the game of basketball and our team is going to be great for the league, the city of Los Angeles and Clipper fans everywhere.”
Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, San Diego State University and the U.S. Coast Guard establish partnership benefiting students and the military agency Posted: May 28, 2019 May 28, 2019 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego State University and the U.S. Coast Guard have announced that they established a partnership benefiting both the students and the military agency.On Tuesday, San Diego State University and the U.S. Coast Guard will finalize a partnership geared toward providing students with scholarship and research opportunities and prepare them for the workforce. The initiative also aims to increase the diversity of the agency’s military officers.During the ceremony on campus on Tuesday, May 28 at 1 p.m., SDSU President Adela de la Torre signed a memorandum of agreement with Rear Adm. Peter Gautier, commander of the Coast Guard’s 11th District. This signing will make SDSU the second school in the state of California to partner with the Coast Guard for the College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative (CSPI).This initiative began in an effort to increase the participation of Historically Black College and Universities in federally sponsored programs and has expanded to all designated Minority Servicing Institutions. Central to this agreement and the CSPI are scholarships and loan forgiveness programs. These will provide selected students with full tuition for up to two academic years, loan forgiveness and Coast Guard active-duty benefits and pay.The full press conference detailing the announcement can be seen above.