Sterling trial put on hold until July 21

Updated: July 11, 2014, 3:47 AM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The fate of the Los Angeles Clippers ownership was delayed in court Thursday and likely won't be decided until the end of the month.

Shelly Sterling's lawyers had requested an expedited hearing so the record $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer could be approved by the NBA Board of Governors by July 15 and closed by Sept. 15, as outlined in the purchase agreement.

The delay, with Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas putting off the next ...

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