PLAN FOR STADIUM TO KEEP RAIDERS FROM MOVING PRESENTED
oakland, calif.» Oakland and Alameda County leaders will vote Tuesday on a financial and development plan to build a $1.3 billion football stadium at the Coliseum site to keep the Raiders from moving to Las Vegas.
Mayor Libby Schaaf and other local leaders presented details Friday of the plan reached with the Ronnie Lott Group and Fortress Investment Group. Schaaf said the deal is “responsible to the team, the league, the fans and the taxpayers.”
The Raiders had no comment on the plan, and owner Mark Davis is committed to moving to Las Vegas, where a $1.9 billion stadium project was approved by Nevada lawmakers in October.
The Raiders must get approval from 24 of the 32 NFL owners before being allowed to move.
• Panthers coach Ron Rivera said three-time All-Pro middle linebacker Luke Kuechly will play against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday if he’s cleared from the NFL’s concussion protocol.
• Suspended Oakland Raiders pass rusher Aldon Smith met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in hopes of being reinstated.
• The NFL said New Orleans Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro will serve a four-game suspension, starting this Sunday at Tampa Bay, because he violated league rules pertaining to performance enhancing drug use.
• The NFL will stage four regularseason games in London next year.
Four RMAC players earn honors B waco, texas» Four Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football players earned American Football Coaches Association all-America honors.
Dustin Rivas, a defensive back for Colorado Mesa, was named to the first-team all-America defense.
Black Hills State defensive back Drew Hebel joined Rivas as firstteam all-America defense.
Western State’s Austin Ekeler and Mesa’s Ryan Sheehan earned secondteam all-America offense and special Teams honors, respectively. Clavell reinstated to CSU hoops. Colorado State University men’s basketball player Gian Clavell was reinstated to full eligibility for competition, effectively immediately, by the athletic department.
The decision came after the university completed a review of an incident that led to Clavell’s arrest on Nov. 9 on a charge of false imprisonment, with a domestic violence enhancement.
Bello increases lead to 3 strokes B hong kong» Rafa Cabrera Bello extended his lead to three strokes at the Hong Kong Open after a 5-under 65.
Cabrera Bello, who led by one stroke after an opening 64 at the Hong Kong Golf Club, is at 11-under 129 overall. Sam Brazel is second after a second consecutive 66.
Pettis misses weight for UFC 206 B toronto» The UFC takes another step toward filling Conor McGregor’s sizable featherweight shoes when Max Holloway faces Anthony Pettis in the main event of UFC 206 on Saturday night.
With McGregor now focusing on his lightweight title, Jose Aldo has been upgraded from interim to featherweight champion. But McGregor’s successor as the undisputed 145pound title-holder won’t be decided until next year when Aldo faces the winner of Saturday’s main event at the Air Canada Centre.
Holloway is fighting for the same interim title that Aldo won in July via unanimous decision over Frankie Edgar at UFC 200. Pettis won’t receive the same title if he wins since he was 3 pounds over weight.
Footnote. Marcus Foster and Khyri Thomas scored 16 points apiece, and No. 10 Creighton led by 37 points at halftime on its way to a 113-58 victory over Longwood.