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TODAY's Takeaway: Costas weighs in on Sterling; Knox's lawyer maintains she's innocent

April 30, 2014 at 3:49 PM ET

Bob Costas weighs in on Donald Sterling controversy, Savannah admits to hiding her pregnancy and Amanda Knox's lawyer maintains she's innocent.
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Bob Costas weighs in on Donald Sterling controversy, Savannah admits to hiding her pregnancy and Amanda Knox's lawyer maintains she's innocent.

1. The question looms: Will Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling go to court if forced to sell the team? Bob Costas told Matt the NBA may be in for a legal fight that could unearth negative facts about other team owners.

Video: NBC Sports’ Bob Costas joins TODAY to weigh in on the lifetime ban placed on L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

2. Amanda Knox’s U.S. lawyer maintained his client’s innocence in response to an Italian’s court’s latest contention that she murdered Meredith Kercher.

“There was no hair, fiber, footprint, shoe print, handprint, palm print, fingerprint, sweat, saliva, DNA of Amanda Knox in the room where Meredith Kercher was killed,” attorney Theodore Simon told Savannah. “That in and of itself tells you unassailably that she is innocent.”

Video: Theodore Simon, Amanda Knox’s U.S. attorney, joins TODAY to talk about an Italian court’s contention Tuesday that she murdered her British roommate Meredith Kercher.

3. Savannah admitted on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” that she pretended to drink shots in Sochi to hide that she was pregnant. But Matt figured it out.

Video: While on Seth Meyers’ “Late Night” show, TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie said she pretended to drink shots while out with fellow anchors to hide she was pregnant. Matt Lauer said he quickly figured out the truth. Tamron Hall reports from the Orange Room.

4. A program in Amsterdam partially funded by the government pays alcoholics with beer to pick up litter. The goal is to get them off the streets, where they drink all day.

Video: In Amsterdam, a program partially funded by the government pays alcoholics with beer to pick up litter. The goal is to get them off the streets, where they drink all day. NBC’s Katy Tur reports.

5. “The Americans” star Matthew Rhys and Al recited the weekly opening to "The A-Team" in perfect unison during an impromptu performance. It was awesome.

Video: Matthew Rhys joins TODAY to chat about his TV series “The Americans,” which has been renewed for a third season. In unison, he and Roker recite the weekly opening narration of “The A-Team.”

6. Also, Matt hasn’t seen “Star Wars.”

And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!

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