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Sapp says Lane Kiffin 'treated unfairly'

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Former Oakland defensive tackle Warren Sapp told a cable sports program Thursday that Raiders owner Al Davis treated fired Coach Lane Kiffin unfairly.

Shanahan comments on Kiffin's ouster

DENVER, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Denver Broncos Coach Mike Shanahan Wednesday took humorous umbrage to the firing of his Oakland counterpart Lane Kiffin 24 hours earlier.
Cabel replaces Kiffin as Raiders coach

Cabel replaces Kiffin as Raiders coach

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis fired second-year Coach Lane Kiffin Tuesday and named offensive line coach Tom Cable the interim head coach.

Former Raiders coach dies

OAKLAND, Calif., June 12 (UPI) -- Former Oakland Raiders Coach John Rauch has died in Oldsmar, Fla., from unknown causes, the Oakland Tribune said. He was 80.

Sonics trial could be ugly, lawyer says

SEATTLE, June 3 (UPI) -- A scheduled trial over the Seattle SuperSonics' lease could be more like a barroom brawl than basketball, says a Washington state attorney.

Report: Davis wants Oakland coach to quit

ALAMEDA, Calif., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis is pressuring Coach Lane Kiffin to resign, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday.
Report: Warren Sapp retires from NFL

Report: Warren Sapp retires from NFL

WALNUT CREEK , Calif., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Oakland Raiders' tackle Warren Sapp, a seven-time Pro Bowler who has been considered one of the NFL's elite players, is retiring, it was reported Thursday.

Oakland Raiders fire Art Shell

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The Oakland Raiders fired Coach Art Shell Thursday after the team had suffered through its worst season in 44 years.

Art Shell back to coach the Raiders

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Art Shell was named coach of the Oakland Raiders late Friday.

Raiders talking to Louisville's Petrino

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The Oakland Raiders have met with University of Louisville Coach Bobby Petrino about its vacant head coaching position.

Raiders settle ownership suit

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A lawsuit challenging Al Davis' ownership of the Oakland Raiders has been settled but its terms were not disclosed.

The Almanac

This is Monday, July 4, the 185th day of 2005 with 180 to follow.
By United Press International

Oakland signs Ted Washington

OAKLAND, Calif., March 4 (UPI) -- The Oakland Raiders on Thursday signed free agent defensive tackle Ted Washington to a four-year contract worth $14 million.

Sean Payton stays with Cowboys

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Dallas Cowboys assistant Sean Payton signed a new contract with the team Wednesday, ending speculation he would become head coach in Oakland.

Report: Raiders to name Payton coach

DALLAS, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The Dallas Morning News reported Tuesday night that the Oakland Raiders will make Dallas Cowboys assistant Sean Payton their next coach.
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Al Davis
The late Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis watches his team warm up prior to the AFC Championship Game in Oakland, January 19, 2003. Davis passed away at the age of 82 on Oct. 8, 2011. ts/Terry Schmitt UPI
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Allen "Al" Davis (born July 4, 1929, in Brockton, Massachusetts) is an American football executive, who currently serves as the principal owner (titled as "president of the general partner" or "managing general partner," depending on the source) of the NFL's Oakland Raiders.

Born to a wealthy family in Brockton, Massachusetts, Davis spent his youth in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn and attended Erasmus Hall High School. He attended Wittenberg University and Syracuse University, where he earned a degree in English. Upon graduation, he began his coaching career as the line coach at Adelphi College from 1950 to 1951. From there Davis served as the head coach of the U.S. Army team at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia from 1952 to 1953. His next coaching assignment was as the line coach and chief recruiter for The Citadel. From 1957 to 1959 Davis was an offensive line coach at the University of Southern California.

Davis' first coaching experience in professional football came as the offensive end coach of the Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers from 1960 to 1962.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Al Davis."
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