Donald Sterling's motion denied

Updated: July 8, 2014, 9:24 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- The trial to decide the fate of the record-breaking $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers began Monday afternoon with the lead attorney for Shelly Sterling calling Donald Sterling as a witness and suggesting a bench warrant be issued for the owner who has been banned for life by the NBA.

Donald Sterling was not present when the trial finally began after a morning of delays while a federal court judge rejected a motion to move the case from California probate court.

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