Sidelined: Sports' Most Infamous Suspensions

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NBA Bans Donald Sterling for Life

NBA commissioner Adam Silver made a historic statement Tuesday, slapping Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling with a lifetime ban and a league-maximum fine of $2.5 million after an investigation unearthed that it was he who made racist comments on a recorded phone call. Silver also gave NBA owners the power to force Sterling to sell the team with a three-fourths’ vote. The landmark decision for a lifetime ban shook the sports world, although it wasn’t the first. Athletes like Lance Armstrong and Pete Rose were each hit with lifetime bans, while others served notorious suspensions for their actions as well. Grand opening, grand closing. (Photos from Left: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images, Danny Moloshok/AP Photo)

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