LAS VEGAS -- NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he is hopeful that the proposed $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers will be completed before next season begins. But he could not guarantee that will happen because the deal is currently held up in the courts. Silver spoke Tuesday evening after a meeting of the NBAs Board of Governors. He says he cannot guarantee Donald Sterling will be out as owner of the Clippers because he is fighting the sale. "Its very difficult to say anything with certainty in a situation like this," Silver said. "I can say with certainty we are doing everything in our power to move Donald out as an owner in the NBA." Sterling, who was banned by the NBA for life for making racist remarks, is challenging his wife Shellys planned sale of the Clippers for $2 billion to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in court. A judge recently delayed the next hearing until July 21, and closing arguments are scheduled for July 28. When Ballmer originally reached an agreement with Shelly Sterling to buy the team, the planned timeline included an approval vote by the board on Tuesday. But the court case has pushed everything back well past the expiration of Ballmers offer. The deadline can be extended, and Silver said the league is waiting for the process to play out. "Were in essence on hold since that sale is being challenged by her husband as to whether she has the right," Silver said. "If the court finds in her favour, the sale will move forward. If not, we will move forward with our own proceedings." Before Shelly Sterling agreed to sell the team to Ballmer, the NBA was moving forward with a plan to terminate Sterlings ownership of the team. During the trial, Shelly Sterling testified that she discussed with Silver the possibility of his lifetime ban being reduced to help facilitate a sale of the team. "Its accurate that we had the conversation," Silver said. "Shelly and I had several conversations over the course of the last few months in which Shelly proposed all kinds of things to me. And frankly its never been quite clear if shes able to speak for Donald." Silver said he asked for a proposal in writing from Donald Sterling, but never received one. Donald Sterling, who at one point in the proceedings called his wife "a pig" in the courtroom, contends she has no right under a family trust that owns the Clippers to single-handedly sell the team. Shelly Sterling contends she has the authority and two doctors hired by her testified that her 80-year-old husband has Alzheimers disease and is mentally incapable to act as administrator of the trust. Rather than holding a vote for approval of Ballmer as an owner, the advisory/finance committee met with him. "We had an excellent session with him and he talked to us about his passion for NBA basketball and his desire and interest in owning the team," Silver said. Chris Bosh Jersey .3 million qualifying offer to outfielder Michael Cuddyer on Monday. Dwyane Wade Jersey . Dane Dobbie and Shawn Evans each had two goals and two assists for the Roughnecks (8-5), who outscored Minnesota 6-2 in the fourth quarter after being tied through 45 minutes. Curtis Dickson scored once and set up three more for Calgary and Dan MacRae, Geoff Snider, Tor Reinholdt, Karsen Leung and Matthew Dinsdale. http://www.basketballheatshop.com/Customized/. Each day, TSN.ca provides the latest rumours, reports and speculation from around the NHL beat. Defensive Depth TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun is reporting the Toronto Maple Leafs have considerable interest in unrestricted free-agent defenceman Dan Boyle. Glen Rice Jersey . The best round belonged to Pat Perez. Tiger Woods didnt come close to claiming either Thursday in the Farmers Insurance Open, where the seven-time champion failed to break par in the opening round for first time in his career. Edrice Adebayo Jersey . -- Derek Jeter says the New York Yankees have no choice but to move forward now that Alex Rodriguez has accepted his suspension for the 2014 season.Houston, TX - The Houston Texans signed free agent safety Chris Clemons on Friday. Terms of the contract were not disclosed by the club. Clemons spent his first five NFL seasons with the Miami Dolphins, who selected him in the ffifth round of the 2009 draft out of Clemson.dddddddddddd Last season, he picked up 93 tackles and one interception in 16 games. Over 72 career appearances, Clemons has tallied 278 tackles, four picks and 1 1/2 sacks. Cheap Jerseys Store Jerseys NFL Cheap Cheap NFL Black Jerseys China Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys Camo China NFL Jerseys ' ' '