FROM Molly Knight
Dodgers: Winning the Money Game The Dodgers kick off a two-game series against the Oakland A’s up in the Bay Area tomorrow. And entering into this series, the Dodgers are leading the National League Western Division…which they also lead last year. Not that it mattered: the Dodgers were bounced by the Cardinals in the postseason. But with the biggest payroll in the major leagues, an ownership group that paid $2 billion for the team a few years ago, and an $8 billion deal with Time-Warner Cable, the Dodgers do win the money game.
MLB Slams Dodgers Bankruptcy Filing After Frank McCourt took the Dodgers into bankruptcy yesterday, Major League Baseball said he was "pursuing his own financial interests at the expense of the club." But McCourt got a break today, when lawyers for both sides agreed he can use a big loan to make payroll and stay in control for at least another month. Molly Knight reports for ESPN the Magazine .
Judge Pushes Dodgers Closer to Sale Now that Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig has rejected Frank McCourt's deal with Fox Sports TV, McCourt has until next Thursday to meet the Dodgers' next payroll. If he fails, Selig could seize the team "in the interests of organized baseball." Molly Knight reports for ESPN The Magazine .
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?