Los Angeles Dodgers owner

Frank McCourt

yesterday filed papers opposing his wife's demand to be reinstated as the team's chief executive, citing insubordination and an affair she allegedly had with her bodyguard.

The documents were submitted 1 day after Jamie McCourt filed divorce papers seeking to regain her $2 million-a-year job.

In a filing submitted by the Dodgers that opposes her return to the team, Dodgers attorneys allege that Jamie McCourt took a trip with her bodyguard, Jeff Fuller, in early July to Israel on team business, but then headed to France for 2 1/2 weeks and billed the Dodgers for the trip. Jamie McCourt is also accused of not giving her husband any information about her assignments as chief executive and not providing the team with her schedule of public appearances.

In a declaration filed by Frank McCourt, he references Fuller as well, saying before his wife went on the trip she asked him for three things - one of which was to have Fuller be her driver.

He added in a separate filing that the "personal and intimate relationship" with Fuller was confirmed by one of her representatives. Fuller and Jamie McCourt were fired earlier this month.


* The LPGA Tour picked Michael Whan as its new commissioner, turning to a former marketing executive in golf and hockey equipment to rebuild the tour's relationships with sponsors.

* Seve Ballesteros said his latest medical checks show his recovery from brain cancer is going well. Ballesteros, 52, underwent four surgeries last year to remove a malignant tumor from his brain.


* The president of the World Anti-Doping Agency wants tennis authorities to shed light on Andre Agassi's admission that he used a banned drug, crystal methamphetamine, and escaped a suspension by blaming his positive test on a spiked drink.

* Dinara Safina withdrew from the WTA Sony Ericsson Championships because of a back injury, handing the year-end No. 1 ranking to Serena Williams.

Philly File

* The Community College of Philadelphia men's and women's cross country teams won the Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference and went on to win the Pennsylvania Collegiate Athletic Association (PCAA) championship.

Sport Stops

* Michael Phelps will lead a 36-person U.S. team against a team of European swimmers at Duel in the Pool, Dec. 18-19 in Manchester, England.

* Zenyatta will put her 13-0 record on the line when she runs in the Breeders' Cup, most likely against the boys in the $5 million Classic Nov. 6-7 at Santa Anita. Zenyatta was pre-entered in both the Classic, along with Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird and Belmont and Travers winner Summer Bird, and the $2 million Ladies' Classic.