Testimony in the probate court trial between Donald and Shelly Sterling ended Wednesday with the contentious examination of Dr. Jeffrey Cummings.

The Alzheimer's disease expert from the Cleveland Clinic testified Dr. Meril Platzer's May exam of Donald Sterling, one of two used to declare him mentally incapacitated, wasn't appropriate because of his estranged wife's presence.

"My impression was ... there is a stress in the relationship between Mr. and Mrs. Sterling," said Cummings, who was not present for the exam.

The testimony in Los Angeles Superior Court elicited a stream of objections from Shelly Sterling's attorneys and exasperated Judge Michael Levanas, who expressed skepticism at the relevance because both parties agreed before the trial that Donald Sterling's mental capacity wouldn't be contested.

Donald Sterling's attorneys called just two witnesses in the case that could decide the fate of the $2 billion bid to buy the Los Angeles Clippers; sports and entertainment consultant Dean Bonham testified Tuesday. Shelly Sterling has agreed to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

Post-trial briefs are due Thursday, with closing arguments Monday.

  • Minnesota is still weighing its options for Kevin Love, with Cleveland and Chicago trying to land the All-Star forward. But any talks are complicated by a league rule that requires a 30-day waiting period to trade a rookie that signs his contract. In coveting Andrew Wiggins and Doug McDermott, the Timberwolves have the same obstacle with each team. McDermott signed with the Bulls on Tuesday, and Wiggins is expected to sign with the Cavs later this week. Teams could agree in principle to trades, but waiting around for the deadline to pass figures to be tense.


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  • Former Orlando guard Jameer Nelson is expected to sign a one-year, $2.73 million deal with Dallas, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. The Mavericks voided the contract of recently signed Rashard Lewis, who needs knee surgery. Also, Raymond Felton pleaded guilty in a New York gun case and was sentenced to 500 hours of community service and fined $5,000. The case arose last winter while Felton was a Knick.

  • Phoenix re-signed forward P.J. Tucker to a multiyear deal.

    NHL

    Colorado avoided arbitration with Ryan O'Reilly by signing the 23-year-old forward to a two-year deal. O'Reilly led the team with 28 goals last season and won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, which is awarded to a player who best exemplifies gentlemanly conduct.

  • Buffalo signed defenseman Andre Benoit, 30, to a one-year deal. He had seven goals and 21 assists for Colorado last season.

    Soccer

    Sporting Kansas City plans to build a $75 million National Training and Coaching Development Center. The 190-acre complex will be about 10 minutes from the MLS team's home stadium. The center, expected to be completed in 2016, will also serve as the home of the U.S. Soccer Federation.

  • Andros Townsend scored in the 85th minute to give Tottenham a 3-2 exhibition win over host Toronto FC before 22,591.

  • Marco Borrilleo scored off a corner kick in the 90th minute to give Roma a 1-0 exhibition win over Liverpool at Boston's Fenway Park.

    WNBA

    Rookie Chiney Ogwumike had 18 points and 10 rebounds, but Connecticut lost to Washington 89-75. Ogwumike's older sister Nneka had 23 points and eight rebounds in Los Angeles' 66-64 loss to New York. The sisters both went to Stanford.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.