ON FOOTBALL: Will Vegas and Raiders be a match?

2:14 a.m. EDT October 20, 2016

HOUSTON (AP) — As much as Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis wishes otherwise, a decision on allowing him to move his franchise to Las Vegas isn’t likely to come anytime soon.

That’s not to say it won’t happen. Several team owners are ready to support the relocation if the right pieces fall into place — and we’re not talking roulette wheels.

“I’m pleased they’ve made as much progress as they have,” Texans owner Robert McNair said Wednesday at the league’s fall meetings, when Davis made a short presentation to the membership. “We’ll look at it when it is finally presented in total. These things are still so fluid, until they nail everything down we don’t know what we’re looking at. We’ll wait until we have a full package.”

It’s critical to Davis — and Las Vegas — that the full package is persuasive enough to overcome some of the debits of the move. There’s the downsizing from the Bay Area, one of America’s prime marketplaces, to much smaller Vegas. There’s the…

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