Steve Gordon, basketball promoter who claimed ties to Steve Ballmer, gets 4 years for fraud

Steve Gordon, former NBA special assistant, was led away in handcuffs Thursday after an emotional sentencing for bilking investors out of millions.

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Seattle area needs deeper pockets for NHL franchise

Inside sports business One thing the NHL hoped to do with its expansion process was to determine which ownership groups had some cattle to match their big cowboy hats. From that perspective, mission accomplished. The league received two $10 million applications — $2 million of which is nonrefundable — from corporate heavy hitters in Quebec...

Tukwila group does not submit NHL expansion application

Veteran King County council member Pete von Reichbauer says the non-applications by groups in the Sodo District, Tukwila and Bellevue signal it’s time for arena proponents to “come together” and pool their resources.

Josh Smith signs with Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers did far more than retain DeAndre Jordan this summer. They notched the latest in a series of free-agent triumphs Thursday when they signed veteran forward Josh Smith for one year and $1.5 million, snagging a onetime borderline All-Star for a bargain-bin price.