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Raiders headed to Las Vegas, but very few of current players, coaches certain of going

In about 19 months or so, the Raiders will play their final regular-season game in Oakland. That is, if the Raiders and the city’s stadium authority …

NFL

Mystics Hope Some Caps Fans Stick Around After Getting Taste Of WNBA

• Created with Sketch.<br>• Created with Sketch.<br>• Created with Sketch.<p>Mystics Hope Some Caps Fans Stick Around After Getting Taste Of WNBA<p>Despite a third …

Sports Industry

2018 Oakland Raiders Depth Chart: The Quarterbacks

Everything in the NFL comes down to the quarterback position, and things are no different for the Oakland Raiders, so let’s examine the status of the …

Football (U.S.)

Game 4 registered lowest TV ratings of the Warriors-Cavs Finals era

Game 4 of the 2018 NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors was about as lopsided as it gets.<p>Golden State headed into …

Basketball

Warriors Win Back-To-Back NBA Championships But Ratings Take A Loss

In many ways, the end of the 2018 NBA Finals was very much like the end of the 2017 NBA Finals, except in the ratings for the league and ABC.<p>The …

Basketball

Raiders trade final OTA for hosting high school tournament at team headquarters

ALAMEDA — Jon Gruden told his team last week Santa might pay a visit during the final stretch of OTAs. That surprised many, given the head coach’s …

NFL

Oakland Raiders: 5 players who must step up in 2018

We all bore witness to the horrid 2017 season for the Oakland Raiders. 2018 is the season for redemption, but which players must step up the most?<p>The …

Football (U.S.)

Tahir Whitehead is ready to lead a physical, smash

Hip-hop artist MC Hammer visits Oakland Raiders players at an Organized Team Activity (OTA) at the Oakland Raiders Practice Facility, Wednesday, June …

Football (U.S.)

How the NBA Finals are defying TV ratings declines (Hint: LeBron James may not be the reason)

Sorry, LeBron fans.<p>Golden State has been consistently better on the basketball court than your Cavs over the past week. But it turns out they’re also better in another department–they’re the bigger TV draw.<p>Yes, bigger even than the undeniable best player on the planet.<p>The NBA Finals are heading to …

Basketball

Evangelicals fear a "Blue Wave" but Democrats should fear evangelicals

As excitement grows on the Left for an anticipated “Blue Wave” in the upcoming midterm elections, it is apparent that what has transpired over the …

Religion

Former Raiders first-round draft pick Bob Buczkowski dies

AP<p>Bob Buczkowski, a first-round draft pick of the Raiders in 1986 who had a disappointing NFL career and trouble off the field, has died at the age …

NFL

OTA Practice: 5.24.18

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (24) at an Organized Team Activity (OTA) at the Oakland Raiders Practice Facility, Thursday, May 24, …

Football (U.S.)

Jon Gruden convinced Raiders roster stacked enough to do ‘damage’

It’s been a little more than four months since Jon Gruden was hired to be the Raiders head coach. In a little less than four months, he will get to …

NFL

Raiders’ Mark Davis confirms he abstained from anthem vote

ALAMEDA — Raiders’ owner Mark Davis confirmed Thursday he abstained from a vote of NFL owners attempting to compel players to stand for the playing …

NFL Owners

NFL.com ranks the Raiders defensive line outside of the top-8

The Oakland Raiders have more talent along the defensive line than they have had in years, but they’re still not good enough for NFL.com.<p>In 2018, the …

Football (U.S.)

NFL unanimously approves Tepper's $2.2b purchase of Panthers

ATLANTA (AP) — The new owner of the Carolina Panthers is committed to keeping the team in the Carolinas.<p>And Charlotte is clearly his preferred choice.<p>But David Tepper left a bit of wiggle room on his first day as owner of the team.<p>The NFL unanimously approved Tepper's $2.2 billion purchase of the …

NFL

2018 Oakland Raiders depth chart review: Running Backs

Other than Marshawn Lynch, the Raiders didn’t get much out of their backs in 2017. Lets take a look at what the depth chart may look like in 2018.<p>The …

Raiders sign first-round pick Kolton Miller

ALAMEDA — Kolton Miller, the offensive tackle out of UCLA selected in the first round by the Raiders in the NFL draft, signed his contract Friday, …

Offseason Program: Friday 5.18.18

If only HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’ could have met Madden’s Raiders

On Thursday came a dramatic — some might say sadistic — turn of events. The Cleveland Browns were selected to be featured in the new season of HBO’s …

Making sense of Khalil Mack’s contract situation

Photo caption: © Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports<p>The Raiders want to keep defensive end Khalil Mack in a silver-and-black uniform for years to come, …

ESPN will test the new sports gambling waters

ESPN is in the same boat as everyone else in the sports industry as it tries to interpret the implications of Monday’s Supreme Court ruling opening …

Chris Paul: Point Guard, Activist, Union Boss

Ever since Chris Paul joined the National Basketball Association in 2005, drafted fourth out of Wake Forest, he has been near the center of the action.<p>He won the rookie of the year award in 2006, was named most valuable player at the 2013 All-Star Game, and was a star for both the New Orleans …

Basketball

Rams stadium costs are going to be more than $4 billion

This new Los Angeles Rams stadium better be <i>good</i>.<p>We know it will be expensive, to a record level. Sports Business Journal reported that costs for the …

Los Angeles Chargers

Expanded sports betting fuels fears about gambling addiction

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For sports leagues and gambling industries, the imminent expansion of legalized sports betting promises a bonanza. For the experts and organizations already concerned about pervasive problem gambling, it promises a whole new roster of worries.<p>Much of the apprehension …

Betting

5 reasons why the Raiders can make the playoffs

The Raiders are looking to bounce back after missing the playoffs last season, here are a few reasons why they will make it back to the …

Raiders back to three quarterbacks after releasing Josh Johnson

The Raiders announced the release of quarterback Josh Johnson, who the team signed in March as the fourth quarterback on the roster.<p>Johnson has been …

Oakland Raiders: Projecting the 53-man roster for 2018

The return of Jon Gruden has brought a lot of excitement to the Oakland Raiders, but how will his 53-man roster look when the 2018 NFL season …

American Boxing Faces a $1 Billion Hostile U.K. Takeover

Perform is entering an eight-year partnership with U.K.-based promoter Matchroom Boxing, launching a joint venture that will organize and execute …

Kings Exec Matina Kolokotronis: How Women Are Driving Change in the NBA

<i>Editor's note: Matina Kolokotronis is the Chief Operating Officer for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings. Spending over two decades with the Kings, she is</i> …