DOVER, Del. — Fox Sports has won a significant victory in its effort to prevent the Los Angeles Dodgers from selling the media rights to future games.

A federal judge in Delaware on Friday granted Fox's request for an emergency stay of a bankruptcy court order allowing the sale process while he considers Fox's' appeal of that ruling.

The judge also indicated that he likely will overturn the bankruptcy court's determination that certain protections given to Fox in its existing contract with the Dodgers were unenforceable in bankruptcy.

Attorneys for the Dodgers and the team's creditors committee warned the judge on Thursday that issuing the stay could torpedo plans to sell both the team and the media rights by the April 30 deadline included in a settlement between the Dodgers and Major League Baseball.