ROSEMONT, Ill. Realignment was painless. Negotiations pick up Thursday for a collective bargaining extension through the 2006 season. The Raiders lost a key lawsuit against the NFL that eliminates the claim the Raiders own the Los Angeles market.
Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, heading off for a vacation in Italy, finished what he called the league's best owners meeting in two decades. He also had his chance to sum up his feelings about the Al Davis lawsuit.
"The whole lawsuit ...
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