Final stadium cost could determine if Raiders deal is good for Oakland

As local officials continue their review of a proposed $900 million Raiders stadium proposal, they have not received assurances that the team will pay for cost overruns. 
Former first-round Raiders pick: 'I was all dollars and no sense'
Phillip Buchanon educating today's rookies so they don't fall into same traps that he did in the NFL. 

Spurred by Raiderettes lawsuit, bill would give NFL cheerleaders minimum wage
A bill sent to the governor this week would require cheerleaders to be paid at least minimum wage and overtime and sick leave if they work for professional sports teams based in California.
 

Kephart: Public money could help Raiders stay in Oakland
Facing criticism that his plan to finance a new stadium for the Oakland Raiders is a bad deal for the team, Floyd Kephart acknowledged Tuesday that Oakland and Alameda County might have to sweeten the deal. 

Floyd Kephart upset about release of confidential Coliseum City stadium plan
OAKLAND -- Facing criticism that his plan to finance a new stadium for the Oakland Raiders, Floyd Kephart acknowledged Tuesday that Oakland and Alameda County might have to sweeten the deal. 

Thompson: Raiders and A's don't own Oakland
Oakland politicians should hold firm against Raiders and A's demands for new stadiums 

Exclusive: Oakland stadium deal 'worst by far' for Raiders, experts say
A plan to finance a new Raiders stadium, obtained by the Bay Area News Group, shows that Mark Davis and his partners will have to sell some of their stake in the team, while the team and NFL contribute most of the money for a new building in Oakland 

Oakland not releasing Raiders stadium plan
Preliminary plan to finance a new stadium for the Oakland Raiders and surround the stadium with homes, offices and shops was submitted on Monday 

A's co-owner Wolff not interested in sharing Coliseum site with Raiders
Lew Wolff, Oakland A's co-owner, says they would consider a new stadium on the current Coliseum site only if they are the lone tenant 

Kephart to give financing preview for Oakland Coliseum City
Staff WritersRaiders to receive early Coliseum City finance report next weekAnyone anticipating a dramatic Judgment Day for the Raiders next week can relax — a little, anyway. 

Sticky seats? Bay Area ballparks get creative to conserve water
All around California, ballparks are trying to come up with ways to conserve water as the state faces a historic drought. 

Deadline to present financing plans for Oakland Coliseum City project nears
It's go-time for Floyd KephartThe San Diego finance whiz behind the best, possibly last-ditch effort to keep the Raiders in Oakland is set to present his early financing plans for the Coliseum City development to City Hall this week. 

Raiders' Khalil Mack adding weight, next is sack total
New Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. says Khalil Mack needs to increase sack total from four to double digits if he wants to be great.  

Raiders: Latavius Murray is playing with the first team as he looks to revive the team's running game
After being buried on the depth chart behind Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden last year, Murray is on top, for now 

Raiders' Derek Carr says he's '100 percent'
Derek Carr was back on the practice field Tuesday, making up for lost time. Carr, who missed all three of the Raiders' organized team activity sessions with a reported injury to the ring finger on his throwing hand, took a full load of first-team practice repetitions on the first day of the club's mandatory minicamp. 

Raiders' Derek Carr back to throwing, says he's '100 percent'
'I'm 100 percent,' Carr said. 'If I could be more than 100, that's where I'm at.' 

What Raiders are looking for from mandatory minicamp
Will quarterback Derek Carr throw a legitimate pass in public view this week? 

Dave Newhouse on NBA Finals: Oakland deserves sports teams that show it respect, loyalty
If you name it, you claim it. The Warriors should have `Oakland' across the front of their jerserys 

Yahoo will be first to stream NFL game, could look for more live sports
Yahoo will deliver the first global live stream of an NFL game in the upcoming season, a potential first step toward greater streaming access to live sports. 

Oakland Raiders: Sebastian Janikowski has Jack Del Rio's back
Jack Del Rio is the ninth coach for whom Sebastian Janikowski has played, and the veteran place kicker says Del Rio was 'the right pick' for Raiders. 

Raiders' Carr back to throwing, if only briefly
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, nursing a finger injury on his throwing hand, threw the ball briefly during Tuesday's OTA session. 

Raider Charles Woodson, Snoop Dogg and other BotttleRock artists become chefs
Sure, Snoop Dogg can roll a joint. But can he roll sushi against Masaharu Morimoto? Oakland Raider Charles Woodson can tackle a ball carrier. But can he tackle World Champ pizza champ Tony Gemignani?  

Alameda: Oakland Raiders host tour of Hornet for military
Oakland Raiders place-kicker Sebastian Janikowski, long snapper Jon Condo, and teammates Tony Bergstrom, Gabe Jackson, Dan Kistler and J'Marcus Webb hosted a group of military personnel on May 22, including a contingent from Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, members of the U.S. Marine Corps' 4th Force Reconnaissance Company out of Alameda and families from the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (T.A.P.S.). 

Derek Carr should be ready to throw well before camp
Oakland Raiders not saying why Derek Carr has been sidelined this week -- it's rumored that he has an injury on his right ring finger -- but he's expected to recover in plenty of time for season. 

Former Raider Antonio Smith being investigated on child abuse allegations
Texas prosecutors on Thursday confirmed they are conducting an investigation when asked about a report that Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith, a former Oakland Raider, is being probed on suspicion of child abuse 

Purdy: Raiders and Oakland nearing end-game
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell makes clear he's not happy with Oakland's effort to keep Raiders 

Time is running out for Oakland to keep Raiders, NFL officials say
Time is running out on Oakland's effort to hold on to the Raiders, the NFL's top officials warned Wednesday at a meeting of NFL owners. 

NFL owners change rule on extra points
Owners vote to snap the ball from the 15-yard line on PAT tries, and also allow defenses the opportunity to score on the play. 

Raiders -- not Oakland -- topic of discussion at NFL owners meeting
As NFL owners and executives flock to San Francisco this week for their annual spring meeting, it is becoming clear that Oakland -- although just a stone's throw across the bay -- couldn't be much further from the minds of football's elite. 

Injured Raiders quarterback Derek Carr sidelined; may require surgery
New Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio declines to discuss why Carr didn't participate in team's OTA on Tuesday. 

 
 
 
 
 
(Dan Rosenstrauch/Bay Area News Group)
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