Compiled from wire reports

BASKETBALL

Report: Ex-Microsoft CEO wins Clippers bid

•?Shelly Sterling reached an agreement Thursday night to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion, according to an individual with knowledge of the negotiations.

The individual, who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly, told the Associated Press that Ballmer and the Sterling Family Trust now have a binding agreement. The deal now must be presented to the NBA.

Shelly Sterling negotiated the sale after her husband, Donald Sterling, made racist remarks that were made public. Donald Sterling must also approve the final agreement as a 50 percent owner.

Ballmer beat out bids by Guggenheim Partners and a group including former NBA All-Star Grant Hill.

It’s unclear if the deal will go through. The individual said that though Donald Sterling was not involved in the negotiations, “at the end of the day, he has to sign off on the final process. They’re not going to sell his 50 percent without him agreeing to it.”

Donald Sterling’s attorney says that won’t happen. “Sterling is not selling the team,” said his attorney, Bobby Samini. “That’s his position. He’s not going to sell.”

•?Oklahoma basketball coach Lon Kruger says guard Isaiah Cousins is expected to recover after he was struck by a stray bullet in his hometown of Mount Vernon, N.Y. Mount Vernon Police Deputy Commissioner Richard Burke says Cousins was walking with friends Tuesday when he was hit by a bullet from an exchange of gunfire a street away. Kruger says Cousins was struck in the back of the shoulder but that he won’t need surgery. Cousins averaged 11 points per game and started all 33 games for the Sooners last year. Kruger says Cousins will join the team for summer activities in June.

FOOTBALL

Saints’ Jairus Byrd has back surgery

•?New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton says newly acquired safety Jairus Byrd has undergone surgery to address a nagging problem with a disc in his back and is expected to be fully recovered by the start of training camp. The procedure is preventing Byrd from participating in voluntary offseason practices. Byrd, signed as a free agent this offseason, has gone to three Pro Bowls in his five NFL seasons, all with the Buffalo Bills. He has 22 interceptions, 11 forced fumbles and three sacks in his career.

OTHER SPORTS

Julian Arredondo wins Giro stage

•?Julian Arredondo claimed the biggest win of his career with a solo victory on the 18th stage of the Giro d’Italia, while Nairo Quintana retained the overall leader’s pink jersey as the race returned to the mountains. Arredondo had been part of a breakaway and made his move with just under 2.5 miles remaining to ride alone up the summit finish to Rifugio Panarotta. The Colombian had time to raise one arm into the air as he crossed the finish line, 17 seconds ahead of Fabio Duarte.

•?Sweden’s Jens Dantorp and England’s Eddie Pepperell shot 6-under 66 to share the first-round in the Nordea Masters, leaving second-ranked Henrik Stenson 3 strokes behind in Malmo, Sweden. Stenson had seven birdies and four bogeys on PGA Sweden National’s Lakes Course. The Swede is winless this year after sweeping the European Tour’s Race to Dubai and PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup last season. Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez also opened with a 69.

— From wire reports