Mark Davis

Mark Davis

Mark Davis is an English professional snooker player from St. Leonards in Sussex, England. The highlights of his career so far have been winning the Benson & Hedges Championship in 2002 – earning him an appearance at the Masters – and winning the 2009 Six-red World Championship.
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Raiders aren't welcome in Oakland for 2019 season, stadium authority chief says
LATimes - 11 months
Raiders owner Mark Davis said Monday that the team “would love nothing more than to bring a championship back to the Bay Area” before moving to Las Vegas, likely in 2020. Well, it turns out the Bay Area might not want another championship from the Raiders — especially not if it's from the 2019...
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Casino mogul Adelson pulls out of Las Vegas stadium deal: media
Yahoo News - about 1 year
(Reuters) - Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has withdrawn his family's financial support for a deal to build a $1.9 billion stadium that would help relocate the National Football League's Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas, local media reported. Adelson, who had pledged up to $650 million toward construction of the stadium, pulled his support after the team presented a lease proposal last week to the Clark County Stadium Authority without his knowledge, he said in a statement on Monday to the Las Vegas Review Journal. Adelson said in October he was prepared to walk away from a deal if the terms offered by the team, owned by Mark Davis, did not improve.
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Oakland, in bid to keep Raiders from Las Vegas, moves forward on new stadium talks
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Officials in Oakland, in a bid to keep their National Football League team the Raiders from moving to Las Vegas, have voted to work with a group seeking to build a $1.3 billion stadium, according to local media. Raiders owner Mark Davis, who is dissatisfied with the team's aging Coliseum stadium in Oakland, has for much of this year pursued a possible move to Las Vegas. Retired NFL player Ronnie Lott is leading an effort to raise money to build a $1.3 billion stadium in Oakland, a city of more than 400,000 people across the bay from San Francisco.
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ON FOOTBALL: Will Vegas and Raiders Be a Match?
ABC News - over 1 year
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
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Nevada governor signs bill raising tax to finance NFL stadium in Vegas - ESPN
Google News - over 1 year
ESPN Nevada governor signs bill raising tax to finance NFL stadium in Vegas ESPN LAS VEGAS -- Nevada's governor signed a bill Monday clearing the way for a Las Vegas stadium that could be home to the Raiders, although NFL owners still need to approve the team's move from Oakland before Sin City becomes a football town. Nevada Governor signs Raiders stadium billNBCSports.com NFL owners reportedly won't vote on Raiders to Vegas move until mid-2017CBSSports.com Barring two longshots, Mark Davis will get his wish of Raiders in VegasComcast SportsNet Bay Area Sporting News -Fresno Bee (blog) -USA TODAY -The Mercury News all 110 news articles »
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Raiders studying Las Vegas option
LATimes - almost 2 years
The NFL awarded Super Bowls to Atlanta, South Florida, and Los Angeles on Tuesday. The Raiders, meanwhile, are simply looking for a place to call home.  With little to no progress on a new stadium in Oakland, Raiders owner Mark Davis has turned his full attention to Las Vegas and said he’ll move...
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Raiders studying Las Vegas option
LATimes - almost 2 years
The NFL awarded Super Bowls to Atlanta, South Florida, and Los Angeles on Tuesday. The Raiders, meanwhile, are simply looking for a place to call home.  With little to no progress on a new stadium in Oakland, Raiders owner Mark Davis has turned his full attention to Las Vegas and said he’ll move...
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 LATimes article
Raiders studying Las Vegas option
LATimes - almost 2 years
The NFL awarded Super Bowls to Atlanta, South Florida, and Los Angeles on Tuesday. The Raiders, meanwhile, are simply looking for a place to call home.  With little to no progress on a new stadium in Oakland, Raiders owner Mark Davis has turned his full attention to Las Vegas and said he’ll move...
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 LATimes article
Raiders studying Las Vegas option
LATimes - almost 2 years
The NFL awarded Super Bowls to Atlanta, South Florida, and Los Angeles on Tuesday. The Raiders, meanwhile, are simply looking for a place to call home.  With little to no progress on a new stadium in Oakland, Raiders owner Mark Davis has turned his full attention to Las Vegas and said he’ll move...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mark Davis
    FORTIES
  • 2013
    Age 40
    At the 2013 Six-red World Championship he defended his title by defeating Neil Robertson 8–4 in the final.
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    However, he was still ranked 16 in the world at the cut-off for the 2013 World Championship, but was forced to qualify due to world number 28 and reigning champion Ronnie O'Sullivan deciding to defend his title after taking a year away from professional snooker.
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    Davis qualified for the 2013 Masters tournament thanks to his form earning him a place in the top 16.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2012
    Age 39
    Davis started the 2012/2013 season very successfully by reaching the first ranking event semi-final of his 21-year professional career at the Wuxi Classic.
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  • 2010
    Age 37
    He also qualified for the 2010 Shanghai Masters event where he reached the last-eight beating Marco Fu and Stephen Maguire on the way before surrendering a 4–1 lead against Jamie Burnett and going out 5–4.
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    He got his career best tournamant break of 143 in the China Open on 29 March 2010, the 93rd century of his career, in a wild-card round match against Tian Pengfei.
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    Davis has compiled 100 competitive centuries in his career up to September 2010, putting him 35th in the top of the players reaching a century of centuries in a career.
    In 2010, Davis reached the second round of the World Championship for the first time in 15 years by defeating sixth seed Ryan Day.
  • 2009
    Age 36
    In 2009 Davis won the Six-Red World Championship.
  • 2008
    Age 35
    He opened the 2008/2009 season strongly by qualifying for the 2008 Northern Ireland Trophy and defeating local hope Joe Swail 5–4 in the first round, before beating Ding Junhui 5–4 in the last 32 in one of the best wins of his career.
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    His success in reaching the 2008 World Championship came after 2 poor seasons, leaving him at No. 58 in the rankings.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2002
    Age 29
    The highlights of his career so far have been winning the Benson & Hedges Championship in 2002 (earning him an appearance at the Masters), and the six-red snooker world championships three times (in 2009, 2012 and 2013).
  • 2001
    Age 28
    Reaching the quarter-finals of the 2001 Regal Scottish tournament, his second career quarter-final, was the main catalyst for this.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1991
    Age 18
    Davis became professional in 1991 but for many years was considered something of a journeyman; however, he vastly improved his game in the late 2000s, and as a result managed to get in the top 16 for the first time in 2012.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1972
    Born
    Born on August 12, 1972.
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