March 29, 2012 |
Why did Magic Johnson and his partners spend so much for the Dodgers -- a record $2.15 billion? Entertainment business reporter Joe Flint says it's because they expect to make it back on television revenue -- and that would mean higher cable rates. Fox's regional cable network Prime Ticket carries Dodgers games at about $38 million per season. That is comparatively low in a time of skyrocketing rights fees, Flint says. Fox's contract with the Dodgers runs through the 2013 season.
March 20, 2012 |
Clippers tonight at Oklahoma City When: 5 PDT. Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1220. Records: Clippers 26-19, Thunder 34-12. Record vs. Thunder: 1-0. Update: The Clippers played perhaps their best game of the season in beating the Thunder by 12 points at Staples Center in January. Like the Clippers, the Thunder will be playing the second of back-to-back games, having lost at Utah on Tuesday night.
March 14, 2012 |
When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 23-17, Suns 19-22. Record vs. Suns: 0-1. Update: The Clippers have lost 12 of their last 13 games to the Suns, including a three-point loss this month. This will conclude the second set of back-to-back games this week for the Clippers and it will be their fourth game in five nights. The Suns also will be playing the second of back-to-back games.
March 7, 2012 |
When: 4 PST. Where: Nationwide Arena. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 31-23-12, Blue Jackets 21-38-7. Record vs. Blue Jackets: 2-1. Update: It is bound to be a rough reception for former Blue Jackets forward Jeff Carter of the Kings, who spent a short but eventful time in Columbus, mostly injured and mostly unhappy. Carter was traded to the Kings for defenseman Jack Johnson and a conditional first-round draft pick on Feb. 23. Carter, who has scored twice for the Kings in five games, had 15 goals and 25 points for the Blue Jackets in 39 games.
March 5, 2012 |
When: 7. Where: Honda Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 830. Records: Ducks 28-28-10, Oilers 25-33-6. Ducks' record vs. Oilers: 1-0. Update: After games on consecutive nights, the Ducks did not practice Sunday. They have dropped three of their last four games since the trade deadline last Monday, putting them seven points out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Kings beat the Ducks, 4-2, on Saturday night, and afterward Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau ripped the officiating.
February 17, 2012 |
When: 4 p.m PST. Where: Prudential Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket. Radio: 830. Records: Ducks 24-24-9. Devils 32-20-4. Update: The Ducks stayed active on the trade front. Make that the small-trade front. They swapped minor leaguers with Edmonton on Thursday, sending defenseman Bryan Rodney to the Oilers for center Ryan O'Marra. O'Marra played in 40 games with Oklahoma City, the Oilers' American Hockey League affiliate, scoring eight goals and 17 points and recording 58 penalty minutes.