Raiders, Mark Davis commit to Las Vegas

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis speaks to the media at the NFL meetings, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Raiders owner Mark Davis rails against Oakland ‘disrespect,’ has sole focus on Las Vegas – USA Today
Standing in a hotel lobby shortly after giving a brief update to his fellow NFL owners Wednesday, Davis said he has made a commitment to Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, who on Monday signed a bill the state Legislature approved last week for $750 million in public funding towards a nearly $2 billion stadium project in downtown Vegas.

And the NFL seems to support Davis’ decision to cut off talks with Oakland leaders because he tried to get a stadium deal done there before the team applied to move to Los Angeles earlier this year, even as the league engages with those leading renewed efforts to keep the Raiders.

AUDIO: JT The Brick: “Mark Davis Is 100 Percent Committed To Las Vegas”
Longtime National Sports Radio Host JT the Brick joined Scott and BR to talk about the Raiders possible move to Las Vegas, why Oakland lost their chance and he implores San Diego residents to vote to keep the Chargers in town.

Jury clears Derrick Rose in gang-rape lawsuit – New York Post
Jurors took less than four hours to clear New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose and two pals of gang rape claims in a civil lawsuit brought by a former girlfriend of the NBA star.

After nearly three weeks of often graphic testimony, the six women and two men rejected the 30-year-old accuser’s allegation that the three men raped her in her apartment while she was too drunk to consent.

Giants’ Josh Brown admitted to abusing wife in journal entries, other documents – Sports Illustrated
The documents released by the Kings County (Wash.) Sheriff’s office reveal Brown’s own admissions of guilt. He wrote that he saw himself as “God basically,” and his wife as his slave. He admits to a history of abusing women and calls himself a sexual deviant, acknowledging “consistent” viewing of pornography.

Nightengale: Cubs seize control of NLCS from Dodgers — and won’t give it up – USA Today
The NLCS is tied at 2-apiece, but considering that Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw can make only one more start – on Saturday in Game 6 at Wrigley Field – the Cubs can finally relax.

They should soon be going to the World Series to face the Cleveland Indians in a classic battle of championship droughts that have lasted a combined 176 years.

Three Strikes: Indians beat Blue Jays in ALCS Game 5, clinch spot in World Series – Sports Illustrated
The Cleveland Indians won their sixth American League pennant and are onto the World Series for the first time since 1997.

VIDEO: Brandon Mebane & Jatavis Brown On Chargers Mood, Dangerous Falcons & Chip On Shoulder
Chargers NT Brandon Mebane on the mood of the team after a much-needed win, contributions of the rookies; Jatavis Brown on the chip on his shoulder and a dangerous Falcons team.

AUDIO: Matt Savant: “Year 2 Is Already Off To An Incredible Start!”
New President of Business Operations for the San Diego Gulls, Matt Savant, joins Kevin Acee on this Wednesday evening to discuss the start of the 2016-17 for the Gulls and what’s coming up on the ice down at the Valley View Casino Center.

Drew Kaser Bounces Back with Award Winning Performance – Chargers.com
The rookie punter bounced back from the toughest game of his football life against the Oakland Raiders with a monster performance 96 hours later against the Denver Broncos. As a result, the NFL awarded him the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after he played a pivotal role in the Bolts’ 21-13 victory.

PODCAST: Does World Cup Expansion Make Sense?
Should FIFA expand how many countries qualify for the World Cup? Mark Zeigler discusses on the latest Unnamed Soccer Podcast.

 

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