McCourt trial to start Aug. 30

LOS ANGELES -- A trial that could determine whether ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers is shared because of a divorce has been set for August.

Superior Court Commissioner Scott Gordon on Tuesday said the trial will begin on Aug. 30 and be spread over 11 days.

Additional time may be needed to decide if Frank McCourt should have sole possession of the team, or if his estranged wife Jamie should be deemed a co-owner as part of the couple's ongoing divorce case.

The couple signed a marital agreement in 2004 that Frank McCourt says gives him the rights to the team, stadium and surrounding land, while Jamie McCourt would get the couple's six homes and one condominium.