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Oakland Raiders’ lease for Coliseum gets final approval

The Raiders have gotten final approval for their lease to remain in Oakland for at least one more season. The Oakland City Council voted to approve the lease for 2019 with an option for 2020. The Alameda Board of Supervisors had voted earlier in the week in favor of the lease. The Raiders are scheduled to move to Las Vegas for the 2020 season.
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Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill linked to domestic battery case in suburban KC

UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 3:47 p.m.

The Chiefs are investigating an incident involving Tyreek Hill after their star wide receiver was involved in a domestic battery incident in suburban Kansas City earlier this week. The team said in a statement to The Associated Press that it was aware of a police report filed Thursday by the Overland Park Police Department that lists Hill’s address and identifies a juvenile as the victim. Hill’s fiancee, Crystal Espinal, is identified among “others involved.”
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Vegas-bound Raiders spending big for final season in Oakland

The Oakland Raiders’ rebuilding plan sped up with the availability of star receiver Antonio Brown. The team has handed out more than $200 million in contracts this week in the hopes of fielding a more competitive team for the final year in Oakland and building a contender for the arrival in Las Vegas in 2020.

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Free Agency: Disenchantment works, trench warriors coveted

It’s probably fair to compare the opening of the NFL’s business season with the wildness often seen on the stock market floor. A frenzy of bidding and trading and changes of mind – all involving millions of dollars. Several trends already have appeared during the two days of the “legal tampering” period, and once moves became official.
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Miami QB Ryan Tannehill traded to Titans for draft picks

UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 3:56 p.m.

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been traded to the Tennessee Titans in a deal that also involves draft picks. The Dolphins sent their sixth-round pick this year to the Titans for a fourth-round pick in 2020 and a seventh-round pick this year.
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John Elway insists Joe Flacco is still in his prime at age 34

Broncos general manager John Elway says Joe Flacco is in his prime at age 34. The Broncos introduced their new quarterback five weeks after they struck a deal with Baltimore to acquire the 2013 Super Bowl winner. Flacco says he appreciates Elway’s faith because he also feels his best years are ahead of him in Denver.
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Board approves Raiders lease to remain in Oakland in 2019

The Coliseum Authority has approved a lease agreement to keep the Raiders in Oakland for at least one more season. The deal for 2019 with an option for 2020 still must be approved by the Oakland City Council and the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, but no hang-ups are expected.
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Browns’ Kareem Hunt banned 8 games by NFL for ‘altercations’

The NFL has suspended Browns running back Kareem Hunt for eight games after a video showed him kicking a woman and his involvement in a fight at a resort. The league cited a violation of its personal conduct policy for “physical altercations” at his residence in Cleveland last February and at a resort in Ohio last June.“ Hunt was released last season by Kansas City. He will not be paid during the half-season suspension, which he will not appeal. Hunt can practice until the suspension starts.
Sports >  Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks bring back D.J. Fluker, K.J. Wright, add Mike Iupati

The Seattle Seahawks are keeping a couple of key pieces from last year’s playoff team while adding to their offensive line. The Seahawks announced a pair of signings on Thursday, including keeping linebacker K.J. Wright with the only NFL team he’s ever played for. Seattle also announced the signing of offensive lineman Mike Iupati to a one-year deal to replace the loss of J.R. Sweezy in free agency.
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OMG, OBJ: Odell Beckham’s arrival makes Browns instant contenders

The Cleveland Browns returned as an expansion team in 1999. They just became a real one. It only took 20 mostly tortuous years and one trade. The Browns flipped the NFL on its helmet and instantaneously changed their national perception with a shocking, blockbuster for superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. They’re the talk of the league and for the first time in forever, it’s for the right reasons.
Sports >  Seattle Seahawks

Former Seahawks safety Earl Thomas to sign with Baltimore Ravens

UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 4:13 p.m.

Earl Thomas, a longtime fixture of Seattle’s secondary, is headed to Baltimore as ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday that Thomas will sign with the Baltimore Ravens. NFL Network also reported the deal and that Thomas will sign a four-year contract with the Ravens worth $55 million and $32 million guaranteed.
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Steelers shore up line, sign Maurkice Pouncey and Ramon Foster to new deals

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a significant investment in protecting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, signing Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey and left guard Ramon Foster to new deals. Foster was set to become a free agent when the new league year begins but that’s off the table after the 10-year veteran agreed to a two-year deal that will pay him $8.25 million. Pouncey, a seven-time Pro Bowler, agreed to a two-year extension worth $22 million that runs through the 2021 season.