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Jerry Richardson is on his way out, but the NFL would do well to better police its owners’ behavior. (David T. Foster, III/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

NFL hastens its inevitable decline

Opportunity cost: “The loss of potential gain from other alternatives when one…

 

Sure, the NFL is playing games again, but that's not what anyone is talking about. (Bob Booth/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

Are you ready for (anything except) some football?

You waited 214 days for the start of the NFL season, Sluggo.…

 

The Oakland Raiders are moving to Las Vegas. (Aleah Fajardo/ Special To S.F. Examiner)

The fight is over: Raiders’ move to Las Vegas approved by NFL

After months of Raiders owner Mark Davis fighting to move the team…

 

The Oakland Raiders, seen here before a game against the Denver Broncos on Nov. 6, beat the Houston Texans in Mexico City on Monday night, despite the high elevation and pollution. (Aleah Fajardo/Special To S.F. Examiner)

Raiders to play Patriots in Mexico City in 2017

The Raiders will play seven home games in Oakland for the second…

The Oakland Raiders, seen here before a game against the Denver Broncos on Nov. 6, beat the Houston Texans in Mexico City on Monday night, despite the high elevation and pollution. (Aleah Fajardo/Special To S.F. Examiner)
Roger Goodell and John Madden. (Andrew Dallos/Flickr)

NFL commish indicates Oakland’s proposal to keep Raiders is inadequate

Count NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as unimpressed by Oakland’s attempt to keep…

Roger Goodell and John Madden. (Andrew Dallos/Flickr)
Aldon Smith posted a workout video in preparation for his return to the NFL. (ElefitTV/YouTube)

Aldon Smith eligible to return from suspension

Aldon Smith was once in the discussion with Von Miller as the…

Aldon Smith posted a workout video in preparation for his return to the NFL. (ElefitTV/YouTube)
A "Forever  Oakland" sign is hung during a game against the Atlanta Falcons at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on September 18, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

NFL power broker calls Raiders proposed move to Las Vegas ‘pretty definite’

When it comes to NFL power brokers, there are few who grasp…

A "Forever  Oakland" sign is hung during a game against the Atlanta Falcons at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on September 18, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) catches a pass against Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne (24) at Levis Stadium on October 2. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

49ers WR takes hard stance against NFL’s treatment of domestic violence cases

New York Giants kicker Josh Brown is the just the latest NFL…

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) catches a pass against Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne (24) at Levis Stadium on October 2. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The U.S. military was honored as a part of 9/11 ceremonies before the game between the Miami Dolphins and the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash. (Jim Rassol/Sun Sentinel/TNS)

#BoycottNFL is an idea whose time has come

It was dumbarrassment as usual on the first Sunday of the NFL…

The U.S. military was honored as a part of 9/11 ceremonies before the game between the Miami Dolphins and the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash. (Jim Rassol/Sun Sentinel/TNS)
MLB stays true to Oakland

MLB stays true to Oakland

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred answered questions on Tuesday and, unlike the NFL,…

MLB stays true to Oakland
Mark Davis is rumored to be committed to Las Vegas as long as they build a stadium. (Ben Margot/AP)

NFL must navigate own hypocrisy to put Raiders in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — This is a town built on taking money from…

Mark Davis is rumored to be committed to Las Vegas as long as they build a stadium. (Ben Margot/AP)
Ivan Rabb has decided to stay at Cal and play for embattled coach Cuonzo Martin. (Young Kwak/AP)

Cal’s Ivan Rabb stays Golden for at least another season

Long-armed, homegrown phenom Ivan Rabb will return to Cal for his sophomore…

Ivan Rabb has decided to stay at Cal and play for embattled coach Cuonzo Martin. (Young Kwak/AP)
The NFL has picked Twitter to stream its Thursday night games. When the league negotiated its latest deal for Thursdays, it decided to sell the streaming rights separately for an "over the top" broadcast.  (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

NFL picks Twitter to stream Thursday night games

NEW YORK — The NFL has picked Twitter to stream its Thursday…

The NFL has picked Twitter to stream its Thursday night games. When the league negotiated its latest deal for Thursdays, it decided to sell the streaming rights separately for an "over the top" broadcast.  (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence hits during a spring training baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday, March 16, in Peoria, Ariz. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

Hot Pence springs forward, Giants’ hopes follow him

Quick — pack Hunter Pence in bubble wrap and ship him to…

San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence hits during a spring training baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday, March 16, in Peoria, Ariz. (Jae C. Hong/AP)
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, laughs as Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis talks to the media after an NFL owners meeting on Jan. 12 in Houston. (Pat Sullivan/AP)

NFL won’t rule out a Raiders move to Sin City

Empty suit, err, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell straddled the fence on Wednesday …

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, laughs as Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis talks to the media after an NFL owners meeting on Jan. 12 in Houston. (Pat Sullivan/AP)
Peyton Manning told the Denver Broncos he plans to retire on Sunday. He has the all-time records for MVP awards, game-winning drives, touchdowns and passing yards, among others. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Manning smartest, but Montana still best

Muhammad Ali stayed too long on the ropes, suffering poundings that led…

Peyton Manning told the Denver Broncos he plans to retire on Sunday. He has the all-time records for MVP awards, game-winning drives, touchdowns and passing yards, among others. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a news conference in San Francisco in early February. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Goodell’s salary: $34 million

NEW YORK — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell earned just over $34 million for…

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a news conference in San Francisco in early February. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York, left, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell smile at a news conference in San Francisco on Monday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Bay Area won bigger game … and right to more

An estimated 900 pounds of man hugs, give or take a few…

San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York, left, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell smile at a news conference in San Francisco on Monday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell continued to dodge questions failed to adequately address issues surrounding brain trauma and CTE during a news conference on Friday  in San Francisco. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

Fire Goodell? Fine idea, won’t happen

His words are soft, methodical, almost wobbly at times. Nothing at all…

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell continued to dodge questions failed to adequately address issues surrounding brain trauma and CTE during a news conference on Friday  in San Francisco. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
Former NFL football player Bill Romanowski sits at Nutrition53.com, of which he is president and CEO, in Lafayette.  Romanowski recently weighed in on the concussion issue hurting the NFL's image. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/2009 AP)

Former Raiders, 49ers LB: Most NFL players likely have CTE

Bill Romanowski sustained 20 documented concussions, and certainly more he doesn't know…

Former NFL football player Bill Romanowski sits at Nutrition53.com, of which he is president and CEO, in Lafayette.  Romanowski recently weighed in on the concussion issue hurting the NFL's image. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/2009 AP)