Making headlines

Making Headlines

Raiders fire yet another head coach

Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis informed his former coach Lane Kiffen that he was being fired after leading the team to a measly 5-15 record under his tenure. After a quarrel with defensive coordinator Bob Ryan, Kiffen was asked by Davis to resign last season. The announcement came as no surprise: Kiffen has been on the hot seat for several weeks now.

NBA says Donaghy acted alone

After former NBA referee Tim Donaghy was accused of both betting on games that he himself officiated and providing insider information, NBA commissioner David Stern ordered an investigation. The report was released last week concluding that Donaghy was the only culprit. The report recommends an anonymous hotline to raise questions about gambling and making it a requirement for officials to report their contacts annually.

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