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Stan Kroenke’s odds of buying Dodgers increase

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A man leaves the gift shop at Dodger Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, June 20, 2011, in Los Angeles. Baseball commissioner Bud Selig on Monday rejected a proposed television deal between the Dodgers and Fox Sports that voids a recent divorce settlement between team owner Frank McCourt and his ex-wife, Jamie McCourt. Selig said in a statement the TV contract would not be in the best interests of baseball and would further divert team assets to McCourt’s “personal needs.” (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)


Rams owner Stan Kroenke’s bid to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers is still alive.

Tony Jackson of reports that the group of 10 potential buyers has been whittled down to seven and that Kroenke is one of the bidders who made the cut. Kroenke and the other bidders will continue to be vetted by Major League Baseball before the ownership committee recommends bidders to outgoing owner Frank McCourt. Through Major League Baseball’s agreement with McCourt, a buyer must be identified by April 1st with the sale completed no later than April 30th.

Kroenke’s bid has no impact on the NFL or the Rams right now, but that could change down the road. As Florio pointed out last week, the NFL bars owners from owning teams in other sports if there is a NFL team in the same city. Los Angeles doesn’t have a team now, of course, but there’s never a shortage of talk about some team heading to California in the future. If Kroenke owns the Dodgers, that could create a problem.