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Fox backs Selig, not McCourt

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"The hurdles to Frank McCourt keeping control of the Los Angeles Dodgers keep mounting, even as more evidence of financial problems emerge. Citing two unnamed sources familiar with the matter, the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday that Fox Sports would not support McCourt if he tried to file for bankruptcy and asked a judge to push through a TV deal that was rejected by Major League Baseball. Commissioner Bud Selig said that the TV deal -- reportedly for up to $3 billion with $385 million upfront -- would "facilitate the further diversion of Dodgers assets for the personal needs of Mr. McCourt" and shot it down this week. A divorce settlement between McCourt and his wife Jamie was based on receiving that cash. Now, both parties go back to the drawing board and Frank McCourt might not be able to make payroll, which could allow MLB to take over the franchise and force a sale." The Party is over, and it's time for McCourt to go....

More McCourt Porn

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"How did the Dodgers manage to fund the McCourt lifestyle? Let’s start with salaries: Jamie McCourt received up to $2 million annually for her services as Dodgers’ CEO. Frank McCourt received up to $5 million annually from one or more businesses affiliated with the Dodgers. The Dodgers also paid up to $600,000 in annual salary to two of the McCourt children, one of whom was attending Stanford University and the other of whom had a full-time job at Goldman Sachs. But $7.6 million a year was not nearly enough money to meet the needs (estimated at over $2 million a month) of the McCourt family. The McCourts spent money at a rate that turned heads, even in Los Angeles. Best known is the McCourt appetite for real estate. After buying the team, the McCourts proceeded to buy four homes in Los Angeles – two in Malibu, two near the Playboy Mansion – at a combined cost of around $89 million. This figure includes the estimated cost of McCourt "improvements" to these homes, including a roughly $14 million bill for tearing out tennis courts at one property and replacing them with a swimming pool. Then there were the other expenses: the vacation properties, the private jet, the private drivers, the hairdresser who worked exclusively for the McCourts five days a week … the list goes on and on. Here’s an expense that’s one of my personal favorites: over one 18-month period, Jamie McCourt paid over $100,000 to various florists, and charged the Dodgers for the expense."

Boston Bruins Are Your 2010-2011 Stanley Cup Champions

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Boston Bruins Are Your 2010-2011 Stanley Cup Champions

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