Oakland Raiders

16 Jun 19

With the NBA Finals and atrocity that was the end of the Stanley Cup Final in the rear view mirror, it’s time for all pathetic sports nerds to come together and acknowledge the first NFL Sunday is just 12 weeks from today. Fantasy football owners/GM’s help prepare yourself for your upcoming draft as we look […]

16 Jun 19
News Archives Uk

CLEVELAND, Ohio – In case you have not heard it, the Oakland Raiders will be starring this season in the performance of HBO's "Hard Knocks" instead of the Cleveland Browns. The Raiders have just started a disappointing first season 4-12 by coach Jon Gruden, who is on his second stint as a coach. In addition […]

16 Jun 19
Full Press Coverage

Well, Jets fans, I know we have been quiet but a lot has been going on over here. We have been getting all of the offseason information set up and here is what is going on: The Jets fired Mike Maccagnan (finally) and in turn hired Joe Douglas, former VP of Eagles Personnel to be […]

16 Jun 19
SportsbyFry

Expect these 7 position battles to be a hot talking point throughout the rest of the NFL preseason.

16 Jun 19
Dandelion Chandelier

This Week in Sports Talk (TWIST) is our weekly recap to help you learn how to talk about sports right now. If you’re just starting to learn about sports, here’s how to talk to a sports fan the week of June 16, 2019.

16 Jun 19
Archy news nety

OAKLAND, Calif. — As the seagulls circle around Oakland Coliseum before Saturday’s game, a thought comes to mind: How many people will show up to T-Mobile Park next week with the Royals and Orioles coming to town? If you think the Mariners are bad, take a look at those two teams and what they’re doing […]

16 Jun 19
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16 Jun 19
Las Vegas Review-Journal
#gallery-1688346-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1688346-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1688346-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1688346-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Golden Knights right wing Ryan Reaves makes a catch in left field during the Battle For Vegas Charity Softball Game benefiting the Tyler Robinson Foundation on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Las Vegas Ballpark, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto The Golden Aces cheer for the Golden Knights during the Battle For Vegas Charity Softball Game benefiting the Tyler Robinson Foundation on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Las Vegas Ballpark, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict, right, celebrates with Oakland Raiders safety Johnathan Abram during the home run derby at the Battle For Vegas Charity Softball Game benefiting the Tyler Robinson Foundation on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Las Vegas Ballpark, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict, left, and Golden Knights right wing Ryan Reaves joke around during the Battle For Vegas Charity Softball Game benefiting the Tyler Robinson Foundation on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Las Vegas Ballpark, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto Former Major League Baseball player Jose Canseco takes a swing during the Battle For Vegas Charity Softball Game benefiting the Tyler Robinson Foundation on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Las Vegas Ballpark, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto Lee Orchard, aka The Golden Knight, left, fires up the crowd during the Battle For Vegas Charity Softball Game benefiting the Tyler Robinson Foundation on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Las Vegas Ballpark, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto Golden Knights right wing Reilly Smith, left, holds Jordan Rey, 2, as he gets a high five from former Major League Baseball player Jose Canseco during the Battle For Vegas Charity Softball Game benefiting the Tyler Robinson Foundation on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Las Vegas Ballpark, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto Golden Knights right wing Ryan Reaves, left, signs autographs before the start of the Battle For Vegas Charity Softball Game benefiting the Tyler Robinson Foundation on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Las Vegas Ballpark, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto The Oakland Raiderettes perform during the Battle For Vegas Charity Softball Game benefiting the Tyler Robinson Foundation on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Las Vegas Ballpark, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto Golden Knights center Jonathan Marchessault, right, watches his ball sail over the left field wall in the second inning during the Battle For Vegas Charity Softball Game benefiting the Tyler Robinson Foundation on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Las Vegas Ballpark, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto The Golden Knights Knight Line drummers perform before the start of the Battle For Vegas Charity Softball Game benefiting the Tyler Robinson Foundation on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Las Vegas Ballpark, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto The Golden Aces cheer for the Golden Knights during the Battle For Vegas Charity Softball Game benefiting the Tyler Robinson Foundation on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Las Vegas Ballpark, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto Former Major League Baseball player Jose Canseco takes a swing during the home run derby at the Battle For Vegas Charity Softball Game benefiting the Tyler Robinson Foundation on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Las Vegas Ballpark, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto Lee Orchard, aka The Golden Knight, left, high fives a fan during the Battle For Vegas Charity Softball Game benefiting the Tyler Robinson Foundation on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Las Vegas Ballpark, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto Golden Knights right wing Reilly Smith, left, takes a photo with Grace Jacobson before the start of the Battle For Vegas Charity Softball Game benefiting the Tyler Robinson Foundation on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Las Vegas Ballpark, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto Former Major League Baseball player Jose Canseco takes a swing during the home run derby at the Battle For Vegas Charity Softball Game benefiting the Tyler Robinson Foundation on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Las Vegas Ballpark, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto Former Oakland Raiders running back Marcus Allen fires up his team during the Battle For Vegas Charity Softball Game benefiting the Tyler Robinson Foundation on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Las Vegas Ballpark, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto Ciarra Soto, right, and Teagan Barker cheer during the Battle For Vegas Charity Softball Game benefiting the Tyler Robinson Foundation on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Las Vegas Ballpark, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto Las Vegas Ballpark is packed during the Battle For Vegas Charity Softball Game benefiting the Tyler Robinson Foundation on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at , in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto Golden Knights defenseman Deryk Engelland takes a swing during the home run derby at the Battle For Vegas Charity Softball Game benefiting the Tyler Robinson Foundation on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Las Vegas Ballpark, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto Members of the Golden Knights and Oakland Raiders participated in the Battle for Vegas charity softball game Saturday at a sold-out Las Vegas Ballpark. Proceeds from the event benefited the Tyler Robinson Foundation, which was formed by local band Imagine Dragons and provides financial support for pediatric cancer families. Team Marcus Allen rallied to defeat Team Reilly Smith 20-16 on home runs by former major leaguer Shane Victorino and Raiders defensive end Arden Key in the final at-bat. Knights forward Jonathan Marchessault smacked nine home runs, and former major leaguer Jose Canseco launched several balls off the side of City National Arena to help Team Reilly Smith win the Home Run Derby 25-22. Team Reilly Smith included Knights teammates Deryk Engelland, Erik Haula, William Karlsson, Ryan Reaves and Shea Theodore. Former UNLV basketball standout Anderson Hunt and the UFC’s Megan Olivi also played. Current Raiders Johnathan Abram, Trent Brown, Vontaze Burfict, Maurice Hurst Jr. and Josh Jacobs highlighted Team Marcus Allen with MMA fighter Frank Mir. Local country music artist Sierra Black performed the national anthem, which included a flyover by three F-35 Lightning II jets from Nellis Air Force Base. Wayne Newton and Imagine Dragons’ Daniel Platzman sang “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” More Golden Knights: Follow at reviewjournal.com/GoldenKnights and @HockeyinVegas on Twitter. Contact David Schoen at dschoen@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5203. Follow @DavidSchoenLVRJ on Twitter.
16 Jun 19
Daily Republic

Jun. 16–It was intriguing to see what the cooling period might uncover after the conclusion of the NBA Finals. For the most part, fans and the media were appreciative of the Golden State Warriors’ incredible five-year run, which resulted in three championships. A title didn’t happen this season for various reasons — most notably the […]

16 Jun 19
Boston Herald
When the calendar flipped to 2019, a Boston championship sweep was legitimately in play.   The Red Sox led off the 2018-19 sports year with a wire-to-wire domination that culminated in a World Series whipping of the Dodgers. The Patriots emerged from Arrowhead Stadium with an overtime win in an AFC Championship shootout, and two weeks later put the clamps on the Rams for the best defensive performance in Super Bowl history. The Celtics were loaded, at least on paper, and so were the Bruins. Though the sports year ended with some disappointment, as the Celtics flamed out in the second round and the Bruins suffered a crushing Game 7 defeat in the Stanley Cup Final, Boston’s overall dominance in the 2018-19 season cannot go overlooked. Two championships, a runner-up, and a playoff berth. Pretty ridiculous. Now that Boston sports fans have endured 4 1/2 months without a title, which local team will win the next — the elusive 13th — championship of the century? — Boston Herald (@bostonherald) June 16, 2019 Where does the performance rank in recent history? We went back 50 years and tallied the most successful sports seasons by a single city. In the interest of keeping this straightforward, we utilized the following scoring system to formulate the rankings: Championship: 25 points Runner-up: 12 points Final Four: 6 points Final Eight: 3 points Before we get into the rankings, a few quick notes on how we approached the exercise: **The scoring system is arranged so that two runner-up finishes (24 points) or four Final Fours (24 points) falls just short of equaling a championship (25). Heavy emphasis on titles. *Because there were only four ways to accumulate points, there were inevitably some ties. To break the ties, we calculated the average regular-season winning percentage of all teams in that city. **The rankings include the four major pro sports. Obviously, New York/New Jersey is at an advantage due to the sheer number of teams it has. Splitting New York into sub-groups was a consideration, but there isn’t an clear-cut way to do it (The Giants and Jets play in New Jersey, so should they be grouped only with the Devils and the now-Brooklyn New Jersey Nets? If Jersey gets one football team and New York gets the other, how does that go?) We decided to keep them all together. So, yes, New York lucks out again. **Major League Baseball didn’t expand to eight playoff teams until 1995. For all other years, we took the four non-playoff teams with the best records to form a Final Eight.   **Why does the list go back 50 years? That’s around the time when all four leagues modernized (the NBA and ABA merged in 1976, the NFL and AFL merged in 1970, the number of NHL teams more than doubled from 1967 to 1970). So 50 years ago seemed like a fair starting point. Now to the top 10…. 10. San Francisco 2014-15, Pittsburgh 2008-09, Boston 2004-05, Pittsburgh 1979-80 — 50 points All four of these cities won dual championships but didn’t accumulate any other points. Rather than use the tiebreaker to award this spot to one city, we’ll recognize all four. San Francisco cheated a little here because it got credit for the Golden State Warriors, who apply to both cities because Steph Curry can shoot from Oakland and hit in San Fran. Boston got robbed because of the 2004 NHL lockout. If the Bruins had played that season, Boston 2004 would likely have ranked higher. 9. Los Angeles 1981-82 — 53 points The Magic/Kareem Lakers coasted to a title, losing only two postseason games along the way. The Dodgers’ path was not quite as smooth. Due to the midseason strike, the 1981 MLB season was split up into two halves. The first-place teams from each half were granted playoff berths, and the Dodgers snuck in despite going 27-26 down the stretch. They caught fire in the playoffs and ended up beating the Yankees in the World Series. The Kings picked up four points for LA with an Elite Eight finish. Surprisingly, this is LA’s only appearance on the list. 8. New York 1969-70 — 56 points Decent chance for the three-peat here. The Knicks and Mets took care of business. The Jets entered the postseason with the AFL’s best record, but were promptly bounced in the divisional round. 7. Oakland 1974-75 — 56 points Oakland took the tiebreaker with New York based on regular-season win percentage (an average of 0.66 for the Raiders, Warriors, and A’s). The Warriors hung their first championship banner in Oakland in this season. They’d wait 40 years for Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green to deliver the next one. 6. New York 1986-87 — 59 points This one marks Bill Belichick’s first Super Bowl, as he called the shots for a Giants defense that overwhelmed a young John Elway. It also marks the first of three consecutive New York appearances on this list. Sorry about that. (The Mets won a ‘ship this year, for what it’s worth, and the Yankees, Islanders, and Jets all finished in the top eight). 5. New York 2000-01 — 61 points New York racked up the points with the Subway Series. The city won a single championship, but the Mets, Giants, and Devils all finished as the runner-up. 4. New York 1999-2000 — 62 points This is the only city on the list with two championships (Yankees and Devils) and two Final Four finishes (Mets and Knicks) in the same year. But finally, the sheer number of New York teams comes back to hurt them. The tiebreaker is average regular-season winning percentage, and the sub-.500 performances of the Giants, Rangers, Islanders, and Nets wrecked NYC’s shot at No. 2 in the rankings. 3. Baltimore 1970-71 — 62 points An incredible year. Baltimore entered the 1970-71 sports year with three pro teams: The Orioles won 108 games and the World Series, the Colts went 11-2-1 and brought home a Super Bowl, and the good ol’ Baltimore Bullets reached the NBA Finals. That’s about as efficient as it gets. 2. Boston 2007-08 — 62 points Thanks to the undefeated Patriots and the 66-16 Celtics, Boston gets the tiebreaker over 1999 New York and 1970 Baltimore for second place. It’s hard to imagine that this season — championships for the Celtics and Red Sox, a runner-up finish (albeit a devastating one) for the Pats — could ever be topped. 1. Boston 2018-19 — 65 points Two rings, a Game 7 runner-up, and an Elite Eight finish. It’s an unprecedented season in the past 50 years. And the scary thing is, Boston left points on the board here. The Celtics should have delivered better than an Elite Eight finish. And they missed out on the opportunity to trade for Anthony Davis, which would have vaulted them into immediate title contention (if only for one year). Bill Belichick and Tom Brady still will be here, so you know at least one Boston team has a shot at a championship in 2019-20.
16 Jun 19
Times-Herald
It was intriguing to see what the cooling period might uncover after the conclusion of the NBA Finals. For the most part, fans and the media were appreciative of the Golden State Warriors’ incredible five-year run, which resulted in three championships. A title didn’t happen this season for various reasons — most notably the devastating injuries to Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson in Games 5 and 6. One take that I did not agree with was this one — that the Toronto Raptors’ championship was somehow tainted as a result of those injuries. Sorry, sports does not work that way. If that were true, the Warriors’ 2015 championship was “tainted” when the Cavaliers lost Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love due to injuries and Cleveland didn’t have them for the finals. Or how about last season when the Houston Rockets lost Chris Paul for Game 7 of the Western Conference finals? Injuries are a part of sports. So are mistakes by an opponent and the occasional missed call by an official. Was the San Francisco Giants’ 2010 championship tainted because Atlanta Braves second baseman Brooks Conrad did his impression of Larry, Moe, Curly and Cosmo Kramer in the divisional series? Was North Carolina’s NCAA title in college basketball in 1993 “tainted” due to Chris Webber’s timeout gaffe for Michigan? Was the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl title run in 2002 “tainted” because of the tuck rule game against the Oakland Raiders? OK, I might want to leave that one alone. The point is — the Raptors thoroughly outplayed the Warriors throughout the series. If if wasn’t for a controversial timeout by Toronto at the end of Game 5, the series might have been over earlier. The Raptors won three games at Oracle Arena in the postseason and four if you count the regular season. FOUR! While the NBA title for Toronto might feel nauseating around the Bay Area, it’s ultimately good for the league. The Eastern Conference has been thoroughly lacking in talent compared to the Western Conference for decades now. The NBA title chase should be wide open next season and no, I’m not counting out the Warriors or Steve Kerr. That would be as foolish as the “tainted” argument. * * * * * This was a challenging year for us covering prep sports at the Times-Herald. Four of the local schools jumped from the Sac-Joaquin Section to the North Coast Section and instead of us covering two leagues, we had to keep an eye on four — the Tri-County Athletic League Rock, the Tri-County Athletic League Stone, the Diablo Athletic League and the Vine Valley Athletic League. It made it a little tougher tracking down scores and picking athletes of the week. Ultimately, it made it more difficult selecting athlete of the year candidates (which you’ll find out about in the coming weeks). In the past most of the local schools played one another and we’d have a generally good idea about the pecking order. On the other hand, the story lines in the now extinct Solano County Athletic Conference grew stale. We could almost pick the order of the standings before the season began in sports like football and volleyball. We really didn’t know everything about the opponents in the new leagues and neither did some of the local schools. Story lines played out in a different way and that made it fun. I do hope with a new commissioner that the NCS will revamp a few things. First is the outdated league champion rule in the first round of the playoffs. We’ve seen too many deserving teams that didn’t win a conference have to travel to a lower-seeded school that won a lackluster conference. That lower-seeded team is often dominated anyway but why should it have the privilege of hosting? Number two, the NCS should have better system when it comes to playoff games. A championship game should have a designated specific date and should also be played at a neutral site. What about Oracle Arena now that the Warriors are moving to the Chase Center next season for basketball and volleyball? If not, St. Mary’s College or Sonoma State University or even community colleges like Santa Rosa, Diablo Valley or Napa Valley would add something special to a postseason compared to a run-of-the-mill high school venue.
15 Jun 19
LILLIE ROSS

Tom Schad, USA TODAY Published 5:41 p.m. ET June 15, 2019 CLOSE Vince McMahon, owner of the WWE, announced the XFL will return in 2020. USA TODAY SportsSPRINGFIELD, Va. — In the 2006 movie “Invincible,” Vince Papale is a random bartender in Philadelphia who attends an open tryout with the Philadelphia Eagles and — in classic…

15 Jun 19
The official Washington D.C. news site - timworld.info

SPRINGFIELD, Va. — In the 2006 movie “Invincible,” Vince Papale is a random bartender in Philadelphia who attends an open tryout with the Philadelphia Eagles and — in classic Hollywood fashion — actually winds up making the team. The film is based on a true story, but it leaves out an important intermediate step. Before he joined the […]

15 Jun 19
The Traveler Weekly

As I reflect on my teenage years growing up in Oakland, California, I have fond memories of the many people that had a positive influence in my life. Like so many of my peers, I embraced the life lessons handed down to me by my parents and grandparents. From them I learned the value of […]