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Mark Davis, Oakland Raiders: $500 Million Net Worth Owner since: 2011 How much they purchased the team for: Inherited How much the team is worth: $2.9 billion Legendary Raiders owner Al Davis bought the team for $180,000 in 1966 and commanded every aspect of the franchise. A maverick, a visionary and a champion of civil rights, he turned the Raiders into one of the most successful and popular teams in America. He hired the NFL's first African-American head coach and the first woman chief executive, and he refused to let his team play in any city where black and white players had to stay in separate hotels.

After spending one season in the NFL coaching outside linebackers for the New York Giants, former Nebraska defensive line coach Mike Dawson is returning to Lincoln. NU announced Dawson as their new outside linebackers coach, replacing the departed Jovan Dewitt, who recently took a position at North Carolina. "I am thrilled to bring Mike Dawson back to Nebraska to re-join our coaching staff," Frost said in a published release.

NHL Gerard Gallant was abruptly fired by the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday less than two years after leading them to the Stanley Cup Final in their first season of existence and winning NHL coach of the year honors along the way. Peter DeBoer, fired last month by the San Jose Sharks, takes over immediately and will be the Vegas coach the rest of the season. General manager Kelly McCrimmon announced the change in the aftermath of a 4-2 loss to Buffalo on Tuesday night that dropped Vegas out of a playoff position in the Western Conference.

With the national title game in the rearview mirror, we officially can put a bow on the 2019 college football season. For the NFL draft enthusiasts, it's a fun time over the next two months — the Senior Bowl, NFL scouting combine and college pro days will help us sharpen the picture of which prospects belong in what ranges and how NFL teams' needs will change once the free-agency period begins in March. We have enough information now to start making more accurate dart throws at our 2020 draft projections, making it an ideal time for our third mock draft for this cycle.

Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has made the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his fifth attempt. Tagliabue and former New York Giants general manager George Young made it to the hall in Canton, Ohio, as contributors. Ex-Dallas Cowboys safety Cliff Harris and former Cleveland receiver Mac Speedie completed the centennial class announced Wednesday.

With the national title game in the rearview mirror, we officially can put a bow on the 2019 college football season. For the NFL draft enthusiasts, it's a fun time over the next two months — the Senior Bowl, NFL scouting combine and college pro days will help us sharpen the picture of which prospects belong in what ranges and how NFL teams' needs will change once the free-agency period begins in March. But we have enough information now to start making more accurate dart throws at our 2020 draft projections, making it an ideal time for our third mock draft for this cycle.

The Bill Belichick coaching tree just sprouted a few more branches. The New York Giants are hiring former Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Patrick Graham as their new defensive coordinator, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Sunday. Graham, who spent seven years in New England from 2009 to 2015 as a Patriots defensive assistant, linebackers coach and defensive line coach, reunites with Giants head coach Joe Judge, who spent the previous eight seasons with the Patriots and overlapped with Graham for four years.

His inability to snare either job after two successful years as Andy Reid's offensive coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs has led many to question the effectiveness of the Rooney Rule and ponder ways to help a league that's 70 percent black put more minorities in head coaching positions. Much of this discussion, driven by the plight of Bieniemy and other African-American assistants in the NFL who want to be head coaches, has been accompanied by frustration and anger, the type that comes with historical disenfranchisement. On Thursday, Bieniemy tried to reshape the conversation as his Chiefs prepare to face the Houston Texans in the AFC divisional round of the playoffs on Sunday.

The Las Vegas Raiders paid for a large portion of its $2 billion Allegiant Stadium now rising in the desert through the sale of personal seat licenses (PSLs), a controversial practice that has gained a reputation as a dubious investment for even the most die-hard fans. The Raiders are the latest NFL team to sell personal seat licenses -- at least 17 teams have taken this route -- to help cover stadium construction costs in recent years. In exchange for their purchase, fans receive the exclusive right to buy a season-ticket package at face value for a specific seat at their team's stadium, often over a fixed period of time.

Football means soccer to millions of Europeans, but the National Football League will try to boost its branding globally through a new apparel and accessories deal with H&M. Brokered by IMG, the agreement will include the launch of men's, women's and children's NFL-branded apparel and accessories. The merchandise will be sold in more than 20 countries including the U.K., China, Japan, Colombia, Germany, India, Mexico, South Korea and in the Middle East. The first installment, launching today, will feature men's jackets, tops and loungewear.

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