Can Fox push the Dodgers back around in court?

The Associated Press

DOVER, Del. — Attorneys for Fox Sports are asking a Delaware bankruptcy judge to delay consideration of the Dodgers’ plan to sell media rights to future games.

Fox’s request to delay a Nov. 30 hearing on the media rights motion is the latest salvo in its battle with the Dodgers.

Fox says the planned media rights sale violates an existing contract giving Fox television rights through 2013 and priority in negotiating a contract for games starting in 2014.

The Dodgers are refusing to postpone the Nov. 30 hearing, accusing Fox of trying to interfere with efforts to sell the team and its assets so that it can emerge from bankruptcy.

Fox attorneys, meanwhile, say they will file a motion by the end of the month to have the bankruptcy case dismissed.

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