Judge extends settlement talks in McCourt divorce

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge has extended settlement talks in the divorce case of Jamie and Frank McCourt involving ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon set a hearing for early Friday to determine if both sides had reached a deal. Gordon initially declared an impasse but rescinded it when attorneys indicated they needed more time.

In December, Gordon deemed a postnuptial marital agreement, which gave Frank McCourt sole ownership of the Dodgers, invalid and cleared the way for Jamie McCourt to seek half the team under California's community property law.

Jamie McCourt had asked Gordon to order the sale of the team and a hearing was set for Wednesday on that request.