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Oakland Raiders file for new name in a new city

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis, center, meets with Raiders fans in Las Vegas.
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis, center, meets with Raiders fans in Las Vegas. AP

The Oakland Raiders have been the Los Angeles Raiders.

Now, according to Forbes, they've filed for the right to be called the 'Las Vegas Raiders.'

Last week, the Raiders -- who are obviously mulling a possible relocation -- filed for three trademarks linking their franchise to Sin City.

The San Diego Chargers have also, according to the Forbes report, filed to get their original name -- Los Angeles Chargers -- back in case they move north.

The Chargers are staying in San Diego at least this season as they continue to try and get a new NFL stadium. The NFL said they would be allowed to move to Los Angeles and join the Rams in their new stadium there.

If the Chargers were to stay in San Diego, the Raiders would be allowed to move back to Los Angeles if they so desired.

It does appear, however, the Raiders are looking elsewhere.

Las Vegas, which was recently awarded an NHL expansion team, is looking into building a domed football stadium which would help lure the Raiders.

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