Archive for the ‘Oakland Raiders’ Category

Friday's Sports in Brief (The Associated Press)

Saturday, March 25th, 2017
Former Penn State President Graham Spanier was convicted of hushing up child sexual abuse allegations in 2001 against Jerry Sandusky, whose arrest a decade later blew up into a major scandal for the university and led to the firing of beloved football coach Joe Paterno. The jury found Spanier guilty of one misdemeanor count of child endangerment over his handling of a complaint against the retired assistant football coach but acquitted him of conspiracy and a second child endangerment count.

Oakland makes last-ditch effort to keep Raiders from Vegas (The Associated Press)

Friday, March 24th, 2017
With the Raiders gazing at Las Vegas and sticking one foot out the door, Oakland is making a last-minute plea to hang on to them. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf on Friday shared details of investors' plans for the first time for a stadium on the current Coliseum site, and vowed that she and the city are doing all they can to keep the team. ''We're not giving up in the fourth quarter,'' Schaaf said in a statement.

Former NFL running back Trent Richardson denies abuse (The Associated Press)

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Former NFL and Alabama running back Trent Richardson is denying charges that he hit his former girlfriend, who is the mother of his four children.

National Football League roundup (Reuters)

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
(The Sports Xchange) - NFL commissioner Roger Goodell claims he has heard the average fan's discontent about the pace of the game and intends to do something about it. In an email addressed to the fans on Wednesday, Goodell wrote that the NFL will make a series of changes that will help improve "the flow and pace of the game, and commercialization and the number of necessary disruptions to the game on the field." Goodell promised in the email that the league will tweak in-game timing and replay reviews, with next season to feature starting of a clock after a player goes out of bounds and the duration of halftime. - - NFL owners could vote next week at the league meetings on the Oakland Raiders' proposed move to Las Vegas.

New Vikings RB Latavius Murray has ankle surgery (The Associated Press)

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- New Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray had successful ankle surgery Wednesday.

NFL draft profile: No. 37. Florida LB Jarrad Davis, undersized closer with high football IQ (Shutdown Corner)

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
Shutdown Corner is counting down the top 50 prospects in the 2017 NFL draft with a scouting report, quotes from NFL evaluators and a projection where they might be drafted. Key stat: Over his final 23 games as a starting linebacker, Davis totaled 154 tackles (17 for losses), eight passes defended, 5.5 sacks, one interception and one forced fumble. Florida LB Jarrad Davis, right, can close in a hurry but is undersized.

NFL: National Football League roundup (Reuters)

Monday, March 20th, 2017
(The Sports Xchange) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's stolen game-worn jersey from Super Bowl LI has been recovered, the NFL confirmed Monday. The league also announced another jersey worn by Brady in Super Bowl XLIX in 2015 was retrieved after an investigation led by the FBI -- both found in possession of an international media member. Multiple reports later Monday pointed to visual evidence that identified an employee of tabloid Diario La Prensa, Mauricio Ortega.

Raiders sign Manuel, Jenkins, Condo (The Associated Press)

Monday, March 20th, 2017
EJ Manuel entered the NFL four years ago surrounded by the hype of being a first-round quarterback expected to boost the hopes of a struggling franchise. ''It definitely made me grow up extremely fast,'' Manuel said of his experience in Buffalo. After being taken 16th overall in the 2013 draft, Manuel started 10 games as a rookie, completing 58.8 percent of his passes with 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

Broken-down DJ surprised to find out Derek Carr was driving him to get gasoline (Shutdown Corner)

Thursday, March 16th, 2017
A Bay Area DJ/music producer named Ron Reeser ran out of gas and was stuck on the side of the road in Dublin, Calif., via Ready to make the long walk to the nearest gas station, Reeser saw a black SUV approach and a young man get out. Reeser just thought it was a good dude who felt bad for him.

New Patriots WR Cooks ready to earn trust of Belichick (The Associated Press)

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
Over the past three seasons Brandin Cooks has carved out a reputation as one of the NFL's elite young receivers. Now, following his trade from New Orleans to New England last week, those prospects could reach a new level as he prepares to catch passes from another surefire Hall of Famer, quarterback Tom Brady.