Raiders fire Bill Callahan

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- In the wake of player unrest and a dismal season, Bill Callahan, as expected, has been fired as coach of the Oakland Raiders.

Oakland Raiders remain cryptic on coach

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis has yet to decide the fate of Bill Callahan, but it would be surprising if the coach is not dismissed.

Raiders win stadium lawsuit

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The Oakland Raiders have been awarded $34.2 million in its counterclaim against the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum.

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Super Bowl MVP faces the media

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay defensive back Dexter Jackson Monday had his own stage as the MVP of Super Bowl XXXVII.

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Marcus Allen elected to Hall of Fame

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The scenario was perfect for Marcus Allen this weekend with his former team -- the Oakland Raiders -- playing Super Bowl XXXVII in his hometown.

Oakland vs. Tampa Bay in Super Bowl

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- America's most-watched sporting event will be played for the 37th time Sunday and the credentials of this year's participants indicate the game has a good chanc

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Raiders fined $50,000

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The NFL announced Thursday night that the Oakland Raiders would be fined $50,000 for violating the Super Bowl media policy.

Ronde Barber among Super Bowl keys

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay Coach Jon Gruden has been in the biggest spotlight of all during the week leading up to the Super Bowl, but among those who will actually play next Su

Super Bowl XXXVII -- Oakland Bios

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Super Bowl Quotes

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Quotes from the Super Bowl Wednesday:

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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

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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