iStock/Thinkstock(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- The Oakland Raiders announced Thursday that they will continue to play home games at their current O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California, ESPN reports.
The team announced that their lease was extended to include the 2016 season, with options for 2017 and 2018.
"My heart is here in Oakland, and if we can get something done, that's what we're going to do," team owner Mark Davis said.
The Raiders have called the O.co Coliseum home since the 1995 season. The team had been on a year-to-year lease as they looked into a possible move to Los Angeles.
The Raiders would also have the option to relocate to Los Angeles in 2017 if the San Diego Chargers decide to remain in San Diego rather than share a stadium with the Rams in Inglewood, according to ESPN.
Scott Clarke/ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- Ciara is opening up about the next step in her and Russell Wilson's relationship.
In an interview with E! News, Ciara stayed tight-lipped about her Valentine's Day plans with the Seattle Seahawks quarterback, laughing off questions about a possible engagement occurring on the romantic holiday.
"You have to ask the guy that," Ciara said when the idea of Wilson proposing to her on Valentine's Day was brought up. "Let me tell you, no pressure. One day at a time."
Ciara and Wilson started dating in April 2015 and have been head-over-heels for each other ever since.
The "Goodies" singer may have stayed quiet about her Valentine's Day plans, but Ciara did reveal a number of reasons why she enamored with the football player.
"He's one of those guys that's super ambitious and always has something to do," Ciara said. "He doesn't like to sit still, I can tell you that. He's a go-getter, he's a hard worker."
Valerie Macon/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Lamar Odom has made a "milestone" step in his recovery.
The former NBA star attended Kanye West's 'Yeezy Season 3' fashion show and album release party at Madison Square Garden in New York Thursday with estranged wife Khloe Kardashian, marking Odom's first public appearance since he was hospitalized after being found unconscious at a brothel in Nevada last October.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Kris Jenner explained why Odom wanted to attend West's fashion show, and why this is such a major step in his recovery.
"Kanye invited him to come, and it's a big deal for him to be able to come," Jenner said. "I'm excited. For him to have this, you know, this is a milestone for him to be able to travel. So, baby steps. But this is a big one. This is a huge step for him."
Jenner revealed that Odom was particularly interested in traveling to New York to attend the fashion show because West had been "instrumental" in his recovery.
"I think it's a great thing for him to be with the family and come out and do something that we're all a part of, and he really wanted to support Kanye," Jenner said. "He really wanted to be here for him, because Kanye was very instrumental in part of his recovery."
"Kanye would go to the hospital and play him music and that's what he really, really responded to," she continued. "He was amazing. Lamar started rapping again before he could talk. Isn't that wild?"
Odom was released from the hospital last month, and Khloe recently revealed that he was walking and talking again, calling his recovery "literally a miracle."
Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(CLEVELAND) -- Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love had to leave Wednesday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers after injuring his shoulder late in the second quarter.
After being evaluated by the team's medical staff, the Cavaliers said Love suffered a contusion on his left shoulder -- the same shoulder he dislocated during the playoffs last year. That injury forced him to miss the rest of the postseason but this time around, Love said he didn't expect to be sidelined.
"Just a stinger, and doctors decided we'll be cautious and use the break for it to feel better, but it actually feels OK right now," he said after the game, which the Cavs won 120-111.
Cleveland's next game will be on Feb. 18, and with the All-Star game this weekend, which Love will not be a part of, he will have several days to rest his shoulder before returning to practice.
Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(OKLAHOMA CITY) -- The wife of Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams has passed away after being involved in a car accident, the team announced on Wednesday. Ingrid Williams was 44 years old.
“The Thunder organization has heavy hearts tonight with the news of Ingrid's passing," the team said in a statement Wednesday. "Words cannot adequately describe how deep our sorrow is for the loss of Monty’s wife."
The statement continued: "Our thoughts and prayers are with Monty and his family, and we will support him in every way possible. We know the entire community of Oklahoma City has them in their prayers."
According to ESPN, Ingrid Williams was hit head-on by another car while driving in Oklahoma City Tuesday night. She died in the hospital the following night from her injuries. The other driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
Ingrid and Monty, who came to Oklahoma City in 2015 after serving as the head coach for the New Orleans Pelicans for five years, have five children together.
Pelicans forward Anthony Davis and guard Eric Gordon, whom Monty Williams both coached, sent their condolences to his family on Twitter.
Completely devastated. Ingrid Williams was like a 2nd mother to me when I got to NOLA. My thoughts & prayers are with Monty & the family
Shivam Saxena/Hindustan Times via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The debate over concussions in professional sports is now turning to wrestling after a big announcement from WWE star Daniel Bryan, who says he’s retiring because of repeated head injuries.
“I took a test that said that maybe my brain wasn’t as okay as I thought it was,” the 34-year-old wrestling champion said, announcing his retirement in front of fans.
Bryan said he had already suffered three concussions within the first five months of his wrestling career.
“It’s gets to a point where, after 16 years, that adds up to a lot of concussions,” he said.
Unlike many professional athletes in sports where concussions are a constant danger, Bryan is now one of the first to walk away before too much damage is done — something he’s now encouraging other athletes to consider.
“You have a responsibility to yourself, to your family, to your friends just to protect yourself,” Bryan told ESPN.
Bryan has also made clear that he does not blame the sport or the WWE. In fact, it was the WWE that wouldn’t clear Bryan to return to the ring after his last concussion, despite several doctors giving the wrestler the green light.
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners: NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Charlotte 117, Indiana 95 Sacramento 114, Philadelphia 110 San Antonio 98, Orlando 96 Denver 103, Detroit 92 OT Boston 139, L-A Clippers 134 Memphis 109, Brooklyn 90 Atlanta 113, Chicago 90 Cleveland 120, L-A Lakers 111 Minnesota 117, Toronto 112 New Orleans 100, Utah 96 Golden State 112, Phoenix 104 Portland 116, Houston 103 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Detroit 3, Ottawa 1 N-Y Rangers 3, Pittsburgh 0 Vancouver 2, Arizona 1 TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL OT Texas Tech 85, (14) Iowa St. 82 Alabama 63, (15) Texas A&M 62 Tulsa 82, (16) SMU 77 2OT Marquette 96, (20) Providence 91 (21) Baylor 82, Kansas St. 72