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During his 12-year career as player in the National Basketball Association, Rex Chapman had almost 600 steals.

According to Scottsdale Police, Chapman has racked up a few more steals during his retirement. Chapman is accused of shoplifting more than $14,000 worth of merchandise from the Apple Store at a Scottsdale-area mall, reports the Arizona Republic.

What kind of charges is Chapman now facing?

On the heels of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's forced exile from the NBA for making racist comments, another NBA team owner is giving up his stake in a team after a racially insensitive email regarding the team's fan base was made public.

Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson self-reported the existence of the email -- in which he wrote that he believed black Hawks fans attending games were scaring away affluent white fans -- to league officials, reports The Daily Beast. But Levenson may just be the first NBA owner to have comments made over email come to light. As Sports Illustrated legal analyst Michael McCann notes, as the lawsuit filed by Sterling's against the league makes its way through court, other incriminating statements by league owners may come to light through the legal process of discovery.

What is discovery, and how might it expose the conversations between league owners and officials? Here are three things to consider:

The University of Tulsa has been slapped with a Title IX suit in federal court based on one student's allegations that she was raped by a prominent college basketball player at the school.

Abigail Ross claims in her suit that basketball player Patrick Swilling Jr. sexually assaulted her in January. Ross asserts that the university, colloquially referred to as TU, "undertook zero investigation" of Swilling or his conduct, despite as many as three prior sexual assault reports from other TU students, reports ESPN.

How does this alleged treatment relate to Title IX?

Athletes accused of domestic violence make for sensational headlines, but a new statistic shows that divorce may actually occupy much more of the average pro athlete's home life.

According to The New York Times and Sports Illustrated, the divorce rate for professional athletes is somewhere between 60 and 80 percent -- much higher than the 50 percent estimated for all Americans, reports Forbes.

But does this downplay the impact of domestic violence among pro athletes? Here's some legal insght:

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is now the official owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.

National Basketball Association owners unanimously voted to approve the team's sale to Ballmer last week. However, the sale couldn't be completed until a California court confirmed that Shelly Sterling, wife of former owner Donald Sterling, had the authority to sell the team without her husband's consent, reports ESPN. On Tuesday, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge issued an order finalizing an earlier ruling that allowing the sale.

How did Ballmer's $2 billion purchase of the Clippers end up hinging on a court order?

The NCAA has reached a $75 million settlement agreement in the various concussion cases filed against it, with new guidelines proposed for each of its member schools.

According to USA Today, the proposed settlement doesn't include any damages for the individual plaintiffs named in the suits, but it allows these players to file "separate personal injury lawsuits." The $75 million instead will go toward medical monitoring for current and former NCAA players, as well as research.

What else should fans know about this NCAA settlement?

Three high-profile athletes were stopped on pot charges within the past week, with some facing serious potential consequences.

Texas Rangers' Geovany Soto was pinched on Wednesday for misdemeanor marijuana possession, although the player has been out this season with a knee injury. Meantime, college athletes in Alabama and Georgia were also arrested on marijuana charges which may block them from playing.

What do these allegedly pot-possessing athletes have to expect after their pot stops?

NBA all-star Kevin Garnett has blocked more than 2,000 shots over his 19-year NBA career.

But a blocked view in his exclusive Malibu, California, neighborhood may land Garnett in some serious trouble. A neighbor is suing KG, claiming Garnett's untrimmed trees are blocking his ocean view and alleging that Garnett made illegal renovations to his home, TMZ reports.

What's the scoop on this high-dollar neighbor dispute?

Donald Sterling had a minor win in court, as a judge declined to grant restraining order against him based on alleged threats he made in a call to his estranged wife's attorney.

Pierce O'Donnell, an attorney for Sterling's wife Shelly, told the New York Daily News that he had been threatened over the phone by Sterling, who said he would "take [her] out." O'Donnell perceived this as a threat against his life and proceeded to file for an emergency restraining order against the embattled Clippers owner.

But a judge denied the order, asking all parties to "tone down." Was this just an act of pre-trial hysterics?

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a petition by hall of fame basketball player Scottie Pippen to continue his defamation case against media outlets.

The Court declined to hear the case without comment, letting stand a lower court's decision to dismiss Pippen's case against NBC, CBS, and others, The Associated Press reports.

What had Pippen, one of the NBA's all-time defensive greats, calling foul against these companies? And why did his case air-ball at the Supreme Court?