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NFL Player Publicly Asks Out Aly Raisman, It Works

Well played, Colton Underwood

(Newser) - What do you do after winning gold as part of the most dominant women's gymnastics team in Olympic history? Apparently let your friends set you up on a very public blind date. It started with a Yahoo! Sports video in which Oakland Raiders tight end Colton Underwood says Aly... More »

The NFL Is Returning to LA

Rams may be joined by Chargers or Raiders

(Newser) - The Rams are moving back to Los Angeles, maybe with company. The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders might end up staying put, although the leadership of both teams didn't come close to making that commitment Tuesday night. Or one of them could be headed to LA, too. A... More »

3 NFL Teams File for Relocation to LA

Chargers, Rams, Raiders all want to move

(Newser) - The San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders, and St. Louis Rams filed for relocation to the Los Angeles area on Monday night, trying not to be left out in the race to return the NFL to the nation's second-largest market after a 21-year absence. The Chargers want to partner with... More »

Raiders Player Could Be in Trouble for Barking at Dog

Taunting a police dog is a felony in Pennsylvania

(Newser) - An Oakland Raiders linebacker is facing up to seven years in prison after he allegedly barked at a police dog shortly before playing against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field last Sunday, Penn Live reports. According to the Guardian , K-9 Banditt was looking for explosives at the stadium when Ray-Ray... More »

NFL Great Kenny Stabler Dead

Oakland QB was 69

(Newser) - It seemed for a while that this one might turn out to be of those false Internet obituaries—but, no, the Oakland Raiders have confirmed that quarterbacking great Kenny "the Snake" Stabler is dead at age 69. He had been diagnosed with colon cancer in February, reports the Oakland ... More »

NFL Could Have an LA Team in a Year: Report

Rams, Chargers, Raiders possibilities to move

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Rams? The LA Chargers? How about the Raiders? Southern California football fans may be in luck: An insider tells Pro Football Talk that Los Angeles could have its own team, or two, in the next 12 to 24 months. The Chargers, Raiders, and Rams—all of which... More »

'Raiderette' Sues: I Make $5 an Hour

'Lacy T.' say team pays $1,250 per season

(Newser) - The Oakland Raiders pay their cheerleaders what amounts to less than $5 an hour, according to a new lawsuit from one of the team's "Raiderettes." The woman, identified only as "Lacy T," says the team pays $1,250 per season, paid in a lump sum... More »

Raiders Fan Saves Stadium Jumper— With Own Body

Both are badly injured in the process

(Newser) - When a woman jumped from the third floor of the Oakland Coliseum to the second-floor concourse, a man was there to break her fall; both ended up hospitalized, but police say the man saved the woman's life. After spotting the woman about to jump following yesterday's Raiders game,... More »

DA: Ex-49er Savagely Beat Ex-Boyfriend Over Underwear

Kwame Harris charged with domestic violence

(Newser) - Former 49ers and Raiders offensive lineman Kwame Harris appears to have been outed as gay in spectacularly bad fashion, Deadspin reports. Harris has been charged with domestic violence and assault after allegedly beating up an ex-boyfriend in a dispute that started over food and ending up with Harris giving the... More »

Raiders' Ex-Coach: I Didn't Throw Super Bowl

Callahan 'hated the Raiders,' Tim Brown claims

(Newser) - Former Oakland coach Bill Callahan has angrily rejected accusations that he sabotaged the team before its Super Bowl loss to Tampa Bay in 2003. Former Raiders receivers Tim Brown and Jerry Rice recently claimed that Callahan threw the game by changing the game plan at the last minute, the AP... More »

Madness Mixed With Genius in Al Davis

He 'always thought he knew best,' even when team was losing

(Newser) - Al Davis: madman. Call him "prickly," "peripatetic," "nettlesome"—even "anachronistic throwback"—but the former Oakland Raiders owner who died today proves that "no great genius is without a requisite dose of madness," writes Len Pasquarelli on CBS Sports . He "... More »

Oakland Raiders' Al Davis Dead at 82

Longtime owner was huge figure in NFL history

(Newser) - Al Davis, the Hall of Fame owner of the Oakland Raiders known for his rebellious spirit, has died at 82. It was Davis' willingness to buck the establishment that helped turn the NFL into the establishment—the most successful sports league in American history. Davis was charming, cantankerous, and compassionate—... More »

Two Shot After 49ers-Raiders Game

Victim wore 'F*** the 49ers' shirt

(Newser) - Wearing a "F*** the 49ers" T-shirt to a 49ers game wasn't the brightest idea, but it could prove deadly for a man shot two to four times in the stomach last night following a preseason game against the Oakland Raiders. The 24-year-old is in critical condition, reports the... More »

Carrie Prejean Tries 'Opposite Marriage'

Ex-Miss California Weds Oakland Raiders Quarterback

(Newser) - Former Miss California USA Carrie Prejean tied the knot with Oakland Raiders quarterback Kyle Boller Friday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The dethroned beauty queen, a high-profile opponent of same-sex marriage who was stripped of her crown after the release of risqué photos and racy videos , employed extensive security for... More »

Warren Sapp Charged With Domestic Battery

Former NFL great loses Super Bowl announcing gig after arrest

(Newser) - Warren Sapp has made bail but won't be analyzing the Super Bowl for the NFL Network after being arrested and charged with domestic battery in the alleged choking of his girlfriend in a Miami Beach hotel. Sapp, a defensive lineman who starred at the University of Miami before playing 13... More »

Tennessee's Lane Kiffin Set to Take Over as USC Coach

34-year-old led Vols for just 1 year after short NFL stint

(Newser) - Just days after losing football coach Pete Carroll to the NFL, the University of Southern California has hired Lane Kiffin, a former Trojans assistant, away from his head job at the University of Tennessee, sources tell ESPN . Kiffin, 34, led the Volunteers to a 7-5 record in his only season... More »

Recession Woes Penalize NFL Franchises

Overall revenues up, but some franchises lose value for the first time in a decade

(Newser) - Tight credit and the recession-driven scarcity of buyers and investors slashed the value of eight NFL teams this year, Forbes reports. It’s the first time in a decade that even one team has seen a decline. Though the average team value held steady at $1 billion, Oakland led the... More »

The Best and Worst NFL Franchises

But hold your bets: Rankings show winning isn't everything

(Newser) - Great NFL organizations don’t always win Super Bowls, so Adam Schein separates the well oiled from the well Lombardi’d for Fox Sports, ranking franchises on everything from their coaching staffs to public-relations people. The top three:
  • New England Patriots: “The model franchise in all of professional sports.
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Detroit Ends Season Winless

Lions have worst record at 0-16

(Newser) - The Detroit Lions today achieved the perfect record that last season eluded the New England Patriots—only perfectly losing at 0-16, reports the AP. In other NFL games:
  • The Minnesota Vikings secured their place in the playoffs as a walk-off field goal from Ryan Longwell put them 20-19 over the
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Titans Stay Perfect by Beating Jags

Giants move to 9-1, Eagles and Bengals play to rare tie

(Newser) - The Tennessee Titans kept their perfect record and the defending Super Bowl champs recorded a fifth straight win in today's NFL action:
  • Titans' QB Kerry Collins tossed 3 TD passes and Albert Haynesworth terrorized on defense as Tennessee topped the Jacksonville Jaguars, 24-14, the AP reports.
  • The New York Giants
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