Justices won't revive Oakland's lawsuit over loss of Raiders
WASHINGTON — (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected Oakland's last-ditch effort to revive an antitrust lawsuit against the National Football League over the Raiders' move to Las Vegas in 2020. The federal appeals court in San Francisco rejected the lawsuit, and the justices said Monday they would not intervene. The Raiders were involved in an earlier antitrust suit against the NFL, when owner Al Davis wanted to move the team from Oakland to Los Angeles. Davis eventually won his lawsuit and the Raiders moved south in 1982, only to return to Oakland in 1995. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.wftv.com
2022 Hall of Fame: Cliff Branch finally gets due as one of NFL's great deep threats
Stabler and Branch died before they finally got their recognition from the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Al Davis' Raiders wanted to throw it deep, and Branch fit that attack perfectly. It is one of 13 99-yard receptions in NFL history. Perhaps that's why it took more than 35 years after his retirement to get into the Hall of Fame. Branch was a big part of Raiders history, and NFL history as one of the greatest deep threats ever.wftv.com
Pick-Six: Returning NFL stars and how they fared
Pick Six Returning Stars Football FILE - Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) is interviewed on the field after the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, in Tampa, Fla., in this Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, file photo. It happens often enough in the NFL, yet rarely is as newsworthy as Tom Brady, who led the Patriots to six Super Bowl titles, going back to New England. It happens often enough in the NFL, yet rarely is as newsworthy as Tom Brady, who led the Patriots to six Super Bowl titles, going back to New England. He'll do that on Sunday night, eight months after taking the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the top. “I feel like I’m going home, even though I’m part of the visiting team," Allen said.wftv.com
Chiefs aim for payback for Raiders' victory lap on Sunday
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid watches play against the New York Jets in the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. When he's not in the pressure cooker of an NFL sideline, Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid is about as mild-mannered as it gets. The sight of the Las Vegas Raiders doing a victory lap around Arrowhead Stadium in their caravan of buses after ending the Chiefs' 13-game win streak last month? For his part, Gruden didn't want any part of discussing the victory lap ahead of Sunday's rematch in Las Vegas. They were the bad guys and that's how we looked at them.”After their victory lap around Arrowhead Stadium last month, that's how a lot of Chiefs fans look at them now.
NFL develops 7-point mobility plan for diversity hiring
When the Rooney Rule was adopted by the NFL in 2003, Vincent was in his 12th of 15 seasons as an outstanding defensive back. He was soon to become the president of the NFL Players Association, an impactful position he held for four years. He was soon to become the president of the NFL Players Association, an impactful position he held for four years. Yet he knows the Rooney Rule, designed to advance opportunities for minorities in such areas as coaching and front office positions, hasn't been having the desired effect. Vincent makes note of the dozens of people who have pushed for diversity in the 17 years since the Rooney Rule was adopted.
Raiders open Las Vegas stadium with 34-24 win vs Saints
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass to tight end Darren Waller (83) during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)LAS VEGAS – Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders delivered a performance worthy of their fancy new home. Carr threw three touchdown passes and the Raiders gave their new fans in Las Vegas plenty to celebrate even if they weren’t allowed in the stadium by beating the New Orleans Saints 34-24 on Monday night. Las Vegas converted 10 of 17 third downs and also went for it successfully twice on fourth down. Alec Ingold recovered for Las Vegas and Carr threw a 1-yard TD to Waller on fourth down to give the Raiders their first lead of the game at 24-17.
On this day: October 8
2011: Al Davis, the principal owner of the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders of the National Football League since 1972, dies at age 82 in Oakland, California, from an abnormal heart rhythm, congestive heart failure and a heart muscle disease. During his time as owner, the Raiders won three Super Bowl titles. Davis also coached the Raiders for three years and served as the team's general manager. He was also briefly the commissioner of the American Football League in 1966 and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1992. Hide Caption