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Dodgers media battle delayed

DOVER, Del. -- A U.S. bankruptcy judge has delayed a hearing in a dispute between Fox and the Los Angeles Dodgers over the team's plan to sell future media rights.

The hearing had been set for Wednesday but has been rescheduled for Dec. 7.

Last week, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross canceled a hearing on Fox's request to postpone Wednesday's session and appointed a mediator to try to resolve the dispute. The mediation began Monday in Los Angeles.

Fox, a division of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., contends the team's plan would violate its rights under an existing contract with the Dodgers.

The Dodgers have accused Fox and its Prime Ticket regional sports network of trying to interfere with efforts to sell the team and its assets so that it can emerge from bankruptcy.