A U.S. District Judge in Delaware said a bankruptcy judge who freed the Los Angeles Dodgers from provisions of their current Fox Sports TV contract likely improperly relied on a single case in making his decision.
On Friday, U.S. District Judge Leonard Stark halted the Dodgers' plans to sell the media rights to future games as part of the team's impending sale. On Tuesday, Stark issued a longer, 33-page ruling explaining his reasoning.
Fox currently has the rights to produce, record, and telecast Dodgers games through the 2013 season. The contract gives Fox certain rights in negotiating an extension, including the right to talk exclusively with the team in advance of competing offers.
But a judge handling the team's bankruptcy proceedings ruled the "no-shop" provisions were unenforceable in bankruptcy.
Fox has appealed that decision.
NCAA: Schools are objecting to an NCAA reform measure on multiyear scholarships sought by university presidents.
More than 75 schools want to override a proposal allowing multiyear athletic scholarships rather than one-year renewable awards. That's the number of dissenters needed for reconsideration by the Division I Board of Directors when it meets next month in Indianapolis.
More schools have objected to NCAA plans to give athletes a $2,000 stipend for living costs not covered by scholarships. That proposal also returns to the Board of Directors.
Both measures were pushed by NCAA president Mark Emmert and adopted as emergency legislation after a presidential summit in August. A permanent reversal could force schools to have two sets of standards, with an obligation to honor multiyear scholarship offers for some students but not others.
SOCCER: Arsenal squandered the chance to move into fourth place in the English Premier League when it was held to a 1-1 draw Tuesday at home with the struggling Wolverhampton Wanderers.
A Swiss newspaper reported a court rejected an appeal blocking the publication of a document naming football officials who took millions of dollars in kickbacks from World Cup broadcast deals. The document reportedly implicates former FIFA president Joao Havelange and Ricardo Teixeira, the 2014 World Cup organizing committee president.
TENNIS: Defending champion Spain hired former French Open finalist Alex Corretja as its new Davis Cup captain, replacing Albert Costa.
HOCKEY: Charlie Coyle had a hat trick and Kyle Rau added two goals as the United States dominated Denmark, 11-3, to open the world junior men's hockey championship in Edmonton, Alberta, on Monday.
- Associated Press