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Los Angeles Dodgers File For Bankruptcy

The Los Angeles Dodgers filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a Delaware court Monday, the latest setback this year for the baseball organization.

In the filing, the Dodgers cite MLB Commissioner Bud Selig‘s decision not to approve a multibillion-dollar TV deal with Fox last week. By filing for Chapter 11, Frank McCourt is allowed to use $150 million to finance the team, which means he could meet payroll at the end of this week.

“He’s [Bud Selig] turned his back on the Dodgers, treated us differently, and forced us to the point we find ourselves in today,” McCourt said in a statement. “I simply cannot allow the Commissioner to knowingly and intentionally be in a position to expose the Dodgers to financial risk any longer. It is my hope that the Chapter 11 process will create a fair and constructive environment to get done what we couldn’t achieve with the Commissioner directly.”

Thirteen of the creditors listed in bankruptcy filing are owed over $1 million, including Manny Ramirez ($21 million), Andruw Jones ($11 million) and current starter Hiroki Kuroda ($4.5 million).

 

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Lindsay Czarniak Leaving DC For ESPN Next Month

WRC-TV anchor Lindsay Czarniak is Bristol-bound.

The 33-year-old is leaving her Washington D.C. sports anchor position for a job at ESPN next month.

“Lindsay has been an important part of our station for the last six years,” said Camille Edwards, WRC’s vice president of news. “We would have loved for her to continue to be part of our team. She will always have a lot of friends at NBC4, and we truly wish her all the best.”

Czarniak is a protege of the late George Michael, who hired her in 2005.