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July 20, 1989 | BOB OATES, Times Staff Writer
The National Football League search committee that unanimously recommended New Orleans Saints' executive Jim Finks to replace Pete Rozelle as commissioner was dissolved Wednesday and replaced with a new one that includes Al Davis, owner of the Raiders. Pete Rozelle, the outgoing commissioner, appointed the new committee to either recommend new candidates or ratify the original committee finalists as soon as possible. How soon will that be?
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March 18, 1997 | RANDY HARVEY
Mayor Richard Riordan and City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas are like Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, tilting at windmills in their crusade to bring an NFL team to the Coliseum. Still, I applaud their efforts. A state-of-the-art stadium within the walls of the existing Coliseum, creating a futuristic environment while preserving history, is an attractive idea, as long as the $200 million-plus project doesn't come at taxpayer expense. In bringing the NFL back to the L.A.
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April 27, 1986 | MARK HEISLER, Times Staff Writer
Agents all over the country are buzzing that Al Davis is about to pull another master stroke, trading up for Houston's third pick in Tuesday's draft so that the Raiders can select Purdue quarterback Jim Everett. Or, they say, he'll trade for the St. Louis Cardinals' fifth pick, or maybe even the New Orleans Saints' sixth. Maybe they're right, but a Raider official says it's all silly gossip, that nothing is happening with the Oilers, Cardinals, Saints or anybody.
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September 5, 1993 | Bob Oates
Ram and Raider football teams in recent years have tended to reach a peak each September about this time. And once more, heading into a new season today, the NFL's two Los Angeles-area entries are tied for first. Can they stay there? No chance. Although they might, finally, be moving in the right direction--with Jeff Hostetler now at quarterback for the Raiders and Chuck Knox back as coach of the Rams--their recent history isn't encouraging.
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November 5, 2009 | Dylan Hernandez, Staff and Wire Reports
Coach Tom Cable said Wednesday that he has spoken with Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis about allegations that Cable has a history of violent behavior toward women. "What we talked about is between us and we'll keep it that way," he said. Cable said the conversation came within the last two days and that his job status was not discussed. Cable said he planned to coach the team for the rest of the season. The Raiders are undergoing a "serious evaluation" of allegations made to ESPN by Cable's first wife, Sandy Cable , and former girlfriend, Marie Lutz , that the coach physically abused them at various times during their relationships.
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August 12, 2009 | CHRIS ERSKINE
Looking for trouble on a Saturday night, we end up at that speedway in Irwindale, set amid power lines and gravel pits, the sunset as peachy as a beach drink. Sure enough, this is God's country (assuming God's a pipe fitter and keeps his wallet hooked to a chain.) I know what you're thinking: "You went where ?" But it is August and there is only so much baseball a boy can take, even if he loves baseball. The Dodgers seem to be playing every minute of every day. To make matters worse, they are working a lot of overtime.
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January 20, 1995 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dallas Cowboy defensive coordinator Butch Davis has been interviewed for the Raider head coaching job by owner Al Davis, The Times has learned. Despite the presence of Butch Davis at the Raiders' El Segundo headquarters Thursday, Al Davis has not made a final decision on the fate of Coach Art Shell, according to sources. Al Davis could wind up offering Butch Davis an assistant's job.
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January 26, 2003 | Bill Plaschke
He has raised the dead. It was 1971, and an Oakland Raider employee named Del Courtney suffered an attack of Guillain-Barre syndrome, causing paralysis, freezing even his eyelids. Doctors said he had one hour to live. The newspaper prepared an obituary. Family paid last respects. Al Davis ignored them all, visiting Courtney's motionless body every day for three months, updating him on the football team, assuring him that his medical bills were paid, urging him to fight.
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July 25, 1990 | From Associated Press
Al Davis, who said yes quickly to an earlier offer from Oakland, figures to take a little longer this time around before saying whether he'll move the Raiders back to their former home. The owner of the Raiders has 45 days to consider a deal, approved Tuesday by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, that includes $60 million in improvements at the Oakland Coliseum. Davis is being asked to sign a 15-year lease.
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