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Dodgers sale: Up to the minute news

April 13, 2012|By Bill Shaikin
  • Magic Johnson, left, and Frank McCourt watch the Dodgers play against the San Diego Padres on opening day.
Magic Johnson, left, and Frank McCourt watch the Dodgers play against the… (Lenny Ignelzi / Associated…)

The sale of the Dodgers to a group fronted by Lakers icon Magic Johnson is expected to receive approval at a U.S. Bankruptcy Court hearing Friday afternoon.

In a morning session, the most significant action was an agreement by Fox Sports to withdraw its objection to the sale. Fox had asked for proof that the team’s would-be new owners, Guggenheim Baseball Management, did not include Time Warner Cable and had no agreement with TWC for a new Dodgers television contract. Fox, which has the team’s TV rights through the 2013 season, received assurances that no deal, formal or informal, was in place.

The court will hear from Major League Baseball in this afternoon’s session, and Judge Kevin Gross has also agreed to hear an objection from the Los Angeles Times regarding a request by the Dodgers that documents pertaining to the land use for Dodger Stadium property be sealed.

Staff writer Bill Shaikin reports from the hearing over Twitter:
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