Magic Johnson reportedly in talks to buy minority stake in Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis could soon have a very famous co-owner. Los Angeles Lakers legend-turned-businessman Magic Johnson is in talks to purchase a minority stake in the Raiders, according to Semafor's Liz Hoffman. The deal would reportedly come at a price that would set a new record for team valuation. Magic Johnson's growing sports/business portfolioIf Johnson successfully buys into the NFL, it will be yet another addition to his massive business portfolio. Johnson previously held a stake in the Lakers until 2010 and the Dayton Dragons, a minor league baseball team, until 2014.wftv.com
Raiders fans erupt in cheers as team shows Aces' WNBA Finals win on video board
Las Vegas Raiders fans didn't have much to celebrate as their NFL team was in the midst of a colossal second-half implosion against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Their WNBA team, however, was a completely different story. The Las Vegas Aces defeated the Connecticut Sun to win the WNBA championship Sunday. Since both games occurred around the same time, the Raiders kept Aces fans in the loop on the team's performance. "But the Las Vegas Aces are No.wftv.com
Aces poised to capture multiple WNBA tiles with Wilson, Gray
Las Vegas will be attempting to do something that hasn't been done in the WNBA in 20 years. She led the team to the WNBA Finals in 2020 before they were swept by Seattle. Besides their MVP, other key players the Aces have signed for the next few seasons included WNBA Finals MVP Chelsea Gray and backcourt mate Kelsey Plum. “We’re doing it for each other and it’s created a bond.”That bond starts at the top with Las Vegas Aces owner Mark Davis. The team was swept in the 2008 WNBA Finals.wftv.com
Murphy's 59-yard OT fumble return ends Cards' win over Vegas
Byron Murphy Jr. scooped up Hunter Renfrow’s fumble and returned it 59 yards for a touchdown with 3:51 left in overtime and the Arizona Cardinals rallied from a 20-point deficit in the second half before running away with a 29-23 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders.
Las Vegas Aces win first WNBA title, Chelsea Gray named MVP
UNCASVILLE, Conn. — (AP) — Chelsea Gray scored 20 points to lead the Las Vegas Aces to their first WNBA title in a 78-71 road win over the Connecticut Sun in Game 4 on Sunday. It’s the first major pro sports title for a team from Las Vegas, and Wilson surely hopes this is just the beginning. She left an assistant coach position with Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs to take over in Las Vegas, and the move paid off. They can cheer more in a few days: a parade on the Las Vegas Strip is planned for Thursday evening. You have made Las Vegas so proud!” Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman said in a statement.wftv.com
Las Vegas Raiders led NFL in ticket revenue in 2021
Las Vegas Raiders Introduce Sandra Douglass Morgan As Team President LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 07: Owner and managing general partner Mark Davis of the Las Vegas Raiders smiles during a news conference introducing former Nevada Gaming Control Board Chair and former Commissioner of the Nevada Gaming Commission Sandra Douglass Morgan as the new President of the Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on July 07, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)The Las Vegas Raiders generated the highest revenue from ticket sales in the NFL this past season, according to Sportico, just two years after moving to Nevada and opening up Allegiant Stadium. The San Francisco 49ers finished second behind the Raiders with $117 million in ticket revenue. These numbers are important because 40 percent of a team's ticket revenue is put into a shared pool with the rest of the teams and split among all 32 clubs. Coincidentally, the Commanders finished with the second-lowest net ticket revenue in front of only the Detroit Lions.wftv.com
Raiders' Morgan is NFL's first Black female team president
Raiders Football President Sandra Douglass Morgan speaks during a news conference announcing her as the new president of the Las Vegas Raiders NFL football team Thursday, July 7, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) (John Locher)LAS VEGAS — (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders introduced a former Nevada gambling regulator Thursday as the franchise's new president, the first Black woman to hold the title with an NFL team. Team owner Mark Davis said Sandra Douglass Morgan topped his list every time after he spoke to candidates. We are extremely lucky to have her at the helm.”Morgan, the former chairwoman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, is the third woman and third African-American to become president of an NFL team. “We congratulate Sandra Douglass Morgan on her historic hiring as team president and are excited to welcome her into the Raiders family.wftv.com
Dan Ventrelle out as Raiders team president
Raiders President Football FILE - Dan Ventrelle, of the Oakland Raiders, speaks to the media, on June 5, 2019, at a press conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Ventrelle, the team president, has left the organization less than a year after taking over the job, owner Las Vegas Raiders Mark Davis announced in a statement Friday, May 6, 2022. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP, File) (John Woods)Las Vegas Raiders team President Dan Ventrelle has left the organization less than a year after taking over the job. Ventrelle took over as team president on an interim basis last July after Marc Badain resigned. Ventrelle joined the Raiders in 2003 and worked his way up to general counsel and executive vice president before taking over as president.wftv.com
Raiders to go Patriot Way with new GM, possibly coach
The Las Vegas Raiders have made a request to interview the Patriots' McDaniels for their head coach opening. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File) (Michael Dwyer)The Las Vegas Raiders are trying to build their team the Patriot Way. Davis is closing in on a deal to make New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels the new coach in Las Vegas. But his first experience as head coach fell apart quickly following a 6-0 start in 2009 after he traded away quarterback Jay Cutler in one of his first moves. Denver finished 8-8 that season and McDaniels was fired with a 3-9 record in 2010, losing 17 of his final 22 games as coach.wftv.com
NFL asks Nevada court to dismiss lawsuit from Jon Gruden
The NFL filed a motion asking a Nevada court to dismiss former Raiders coach Jon Gruden’s lawsuit against the league, saying the accusations that the the NFL leaked Gruden’s old, offensive emails are “baseless” and “should be dismissed for failure to state a single viable cause of action.”.
Connecticut high school JV hockey player dies after collision on ice
GREENWICH, Conn. — A Connecticut high school hockey player died Thursday after an on-ice collision during a junior varsity game, officials said. >> Read more trending newsTeddy Balkind, a sophomore at St. Luke School in New Canaan, died during a game at Brunswick School, a preparatory school in Greenwich, WTNH-TV reported. During the game, Balkind fell to the ice and a Brunswick player collided with him, Greenwich Police Capt. ABC News, citing a letter Brunswick school officials sent to alumni on Friday, said that Balkind’s neck was cut by the other player’s skate blade. Both St. Luke’s School and Brunswick School are in shock as we work to support our students and families,” Davis said.wftv.com
AP Source: NFL plans changes to COVID-19 protocols
A person familiar with the plans told The Associated Press on Wednesday night that the NFL is planning “significant changes” to its COVID-19 protocols amid the worst three-day stretch for the league during the pandemic, The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because details haven’t been finalized, said the league and the NFL Players Association are discussing three main areas: testing protocols; return to play guidelines to allow asymptomatic players who’ve tested positive to...
Gruden sues NFL over publication of his offensive emails
Former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden has sued Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL, alleging that a “malicious and orchestrated campaign” was used to destroy Gruden’s career by leaking old emails he had sent that included racist, misogynistic and homophobic comments.
Raiders owner: Team wasn't targeted in email investigation
NFL Meetings Football Mark Davis, owner of the Las Vegas Raiders, arrives for an NFL football owners meeting in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) (Seth Wenig)NEW YORK — (AP) — Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis says he doesn't believe the team was targeted in the leaking of emails that led to the resignation of coach Jon Gruden. Speaking after the NFL owners meetings ended Wednesday, Davis also acknowledged the team has reached a settlement with Gruden, who received a 10-year, $100 million contract to return to coach the team in 2018. Asked about any recent conversations with Gruden, whose racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments were uncovered during an investigating of workplace misconduct at the Washington Football Team, Davis said: “He's hurt, he's really hurt. ___More AP NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLCopyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Davis' 'dream' hire of Gruden turns into Raiders nightmare
Raiders Gruden Football FILE - Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden leaves after speaking during a news conference after an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Las Vegas, in this Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, file photo. Jon Gruden is out as coach of the Las Vegas Raiders after emails he sent before being hired in 2018 contained racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments. That wasn't what Davis signed up for after pining for Gruden ever since taking over the Raiders following the death of his father, Hall of Fame owner Al Davis, in 2011. He then dealt star receiver Amari Cooper for another first-round pick midway through the season as the Raiders stumbled to a 4-12 record. The following offseason ultimately defined Gruden's second tenure as he made a failed push to contend in the Raiders' final season in Oakland.wftv.com
Owner of WNBA's Aces connects franchise's past to present
LAS VEGAS — (AP) — Mark Davis has already left his imprint on the Las Vegas Aces franchise in his first year as the team's owner, connecting its past to the present. “This season would be the 25th anniversary of the WNBA and the Aces' franchise. They were an original WNBA franchise starting in Utah as the Starzz and going to San Antonio before moving to Las Vegas as the Aces. The two had been talking about eloping in Las Vegas. He's done that already in his first year.”So far roughly 40 alums have come to Las Vegas for a weekend.wftv.com
Dream close to being sold, taking Loeffler out of WNBA
“As it relates to the Atlanta Dream, we understand a sale of the franchise is close to being finalized,” the league said in a statement. An Atlanta Dream spokeswoman said the team had no comment on the impending sale at this time. Brian Kemp, didn't immediately sell the team, WNBA players started to endorse and campaign for her opponent, Democrat Raphael Warnock, who defeated Loeffler in Georgia's runoff election on Jan. 5. Loeffler, a wealthy businesswoman who had closely aligned herself with Trump, has been an owner of the Dream since 2011. The Dream would be the second WNBA franchise sold this month.
The Body Shop will buy 600 tons of waste plastic next year, and wants competitors to follow
The Body Shop is working with sourcing company Plastics For Change to help it procure plastic, while providing better conditions for workers. Demand for plastic may vary less than for ingredients, but The Body Shop guaranteed it would buy a certain amount of plastic in its first year. The Body Shop has put Plastics For Change in touch with competitors and also Ikea, Davis said. Beauty company The Body Shop launched its Community Fair Trade program in 1987. The Body Shopcnbc.com
SC firefighter helping, killed by a semi
LAKANA(CNN) - A South Carolina firefighter died after he was hit by a semi-truck while helping the victim of a car crash. Lexington County Fire Service engineer Paul Quattlebaum and a partner were headed to a medical call Friday afternoon when they saw a collision scene. Harrison Cahill of Lexington County Fire told CNN affiliate WACH. "His loss is felt greatly throughout the Lexington County Fire Service community as well as the emergency services here in Lexington County, including 911 and EMS." "Paul faithfully served the residents and visitors of Lexington County throughout his career," fire chief Mark Davis said.