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TE Darren Waller returns to provide boost for Raiders

Jan. 13, 2022 18:50 PM EST

For Las Vegas Raiders star tight end Darren Waller, the hardest part about his five-week absence for injuries and COVID-19 wasn't the rehabilitation or the inability to play in crucial games down the stretch for his team. It was all the idle time that was hardest to navigate for a...

Analysis: Staley stands by his timeout that backfired on him

Jan. 11, 2022 02:06 AM EST

Al Davis' mantra wasn't “Just tie, baby!” The Las Vegas Raiders could’ve punched their ticket to the postseason — and given the Chargers a spot — by taking a knee on the final play Sunday night. It looked like they might have been willing to settle for the...

Column: Madden's real gift? 'Always knew right thing to say'

Dec. 29, 2021 18:28 PM EST

Somehow, he made every game feel fresh. So it barely mattered whether you first ran across John Madden as the growling, grizzly bear-sized coach of the Oakland Raiders, the big, booming soundtrack of the NFL, or the guy with the “what-me-worry?” smile peeking out from the slot on...

John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85

Dec. 28, 2021 23:14 PM EST

John Madden, the Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster whose exuberant calls combined with simple explanations provided a weekly soundtrack to NFL games for three decades, died Tuesday morning, the league said. He was 85. The NFL said he died unexpectedly and did not detail a cause....

Raiders eke out win vs short-handed Browns to stay in hunt

Dec. 21, 2021 18:10 PM EST

The defense squandered a fourth-quarter lead to a third-string quarterback. The offense could manage only one touchdown against a defense missing several starters. If ever there was a game that summed up late Raiders owner Al Davis' motto of “Just win, baby!” this 16-14 victory ...

Column: Raiders have always had issues but nothing like this

Nov. 10, 2021 15:33 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Their $100 million coach is gone, his career destroyed by emails as vile as they were disturbing. The team president who spearheaded the Raiders' move to Las Vegas is looking for a new job, too, after reportedly botching some tax payments. Their wide...

Raiders owner: Team wasn't targeted in email investigation

Oct. 27, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis says he doesn't believe the team was targeted in the leaking of emails that led to the resignation of coach Jon Gruden. Speaking after the NFL owners meetings ended Wednesday, Davis also acknowledged the team has...

Turnaround teams: Record 3 teams hit 5-1 after opening loss

Oct. 20, 2021 02:30 AM EDT

Perhaps, never before has Week 1 of an NFL season been as big of an aberration as it was this season. A record three teams that lost the opener have won every game since, while two others that won in Week 1 have lost the next five games. There have...