Donald Sterling's appeal denied

Updated: August 17, 2014, 10:52 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Donald Sterling lost what would appear to be his final move to block the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Sterling's appeal of Tuesday's decision that closed the sale of the Clippers was denied Wednesday.

The appeal, a writ of supersedeas and request for an immediate stay, was Sterling's last-ditch maneuver to block the sale of the franchise to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

"The evidence before this court indicates the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to Steven ...

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