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Oakland Raiders get top returner and backup RB Taiwan Jones on field

The Oakland Raiders hope their sporadic running game can finally find some consistency now that Latavius Murray has fully recovered from a shoulder injury that slowed him the past few …


Seahawks’ rookies step up in final preaseason game

SEATTLE – The most conclusive findings of the Seahawks’ 31-21 victory over the Oakland Raiders in their preseason finale at CenturyLink Field came early on Thursday evening. They were a …


Oakland Raiders Super Bowl hero Ken Stabler dies at 69

Ken Stabler, who led the Oakland Raiders to a Super Bowl victory and was the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 1974, has died as a result of complications from colon …


Seahawks lose third defensive assistant as Raiders hire Ken Norton Jr. as defensive coordinator

The Raiders on Friday made official what had been rumored for the last week: Linebackers coach Ken Norton Jr. has left the Seattle Seahawks and the man who brought him …


NFL Notes: 49ers’ Jim Harbaugh addresses rumors about Michigan

Coach Jim Harbaugh on Monday addressed a recent report that he had been approached by the University of Michigan, his alma mater, and about the nature of an exchange he …


Raiders end 16-game losing streak by holding off Chiefs

Derek Carr threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to James Jones with 1 minute, 42 seconds remaining and the Oakland Raiders snapped a 16-game losing streak with a 24-20 victory over …


Dan Caesar’s Thursday night NFL pick

Kickoff: 5:25 p.m., NFL Network Records: Kansas City 7-3, 3-2 away. Oakland 0-10, 0-5 home.


Seahawks build lead, hold off Raiders

Marshawn Lynch rushed for two first-half touchdowns, Bruce Irvin tipped and intercepted Derek Carr’s pass and returned it 35 yards for another score and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Oakland …


Raiders make Tony Sparano interim coach

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Reggie McKenzie believes he put together a roster capable of competing for a playoff spot. When that roster got off to an 0-4 start and wasn’t even …


Raiders fire head coach Allen after 0-4 start

The Oakland Raiders fired coach Dennis Allen on Monday night four games into his third season. The decision was announced soon after the Raiders (0-4) returned from London, where they …


49ers’ McDonald arrested on domestic violence charges

San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday on felony domestic violence charges after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood, San Jose police said. …


Seahawks falter in preseason finale to Raiders

OAKLAND, Calif. – Russell Wilson and Seattle’s first-team offense needed just four plays to show they are ready for the regular season. Wilson ended his night after capping a quick …


Seahawks fall in preseason finale

Rookie Derek Carr threw three touchdown passes to make a case he should be Oakland’s starting quarterback, and the Raiders wrapped up the preseason with a 41-31 victory Thursday night …


Raiders rookie QB Derek Carr to start vs. Seahawks

Oakland Raiders fans will get a close look at their past and future at quarterback in Thursday night’s exhibition finale against the Seattle Seahawks.


NFL notes: Raiders confirm talks with San Antonio

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed he has met with San Antonio officials but declined to disclose whether he has any interest in relocating the franchise to Texas. “Former San …


Seahawks make trade for Pryor

Seattle has one of the most stable starting quarterback situations in the NFL, with Russell Wilson leading the Seahawks to a Super Bowl title last season in only his second …


Raiders sign Taiwan Jones to 3-year extension

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders signed special teams standout Taiwan Jones to a three-year extension on Monday that keeps him under contract through 2017. Jones, the former Eastern Washington …


Raiders sued by cheerleaders

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders are being sued by current and former cheerleaders claiming wage theft and other unfair employment practices. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in Alameda County Superior …


Chiefs clinch playoffs with 56-31 win vs. Raiders

OAKLAND, Calif. – Jamaal Charles turned the Kansas City Chiefs’ playoff-clinching party into a game-long celebration right from the start. Charles scored the first of his team record-tying five touchdowns …


Murray gets 3 TDs; Cowboys rally by Raiders 31-24

ARLINGTON, Texas – Tony Romo was sick, and it wasn’t because he had just watched the Oakland Raiders return a fumble for a touchdown on the opening kickoff. After the …


Hero not fearful

The man authorities say saved a woman’s life after she jumped from the third level of the Oakland Raiders’ stadium says he had no fear trying to catch her. Donnie …


Meriweather targets knees, Marshall

After saying he’s going to “take peoples’ knees out” to avoid another suspension for hits to the head, Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather struck another blow – declaring that “people …


Pryor making bid for Raiders’ QB job

SEATTLE – Terrelle Pryor views his starting assignment against the Seattle Seahawks tonight as another step toward his eventual destiny. “Every day, I’m trying to get 1 percent better, and …


Former EWU RB Taiwan Jones hopes to catch on at corner

NAPA, Calif. – Taiwan Jones’ NFL career got off to a slow start when a variety of injuries and the inability to hold onto the ball kept him off the …


Deal completed: Flynn to Raiders

NFL: The Seattle Seahawks are sending Matt Flynn to Oakland, not so much for what they’ll get in return, but rather what the move will allow them to retain. That …


Seattle nearing deal to send backup QB Matt Flynn to Oakland

SEATTLE – The Seattle Seahawks may give Matt Flynn another chance to be a starting quarterback after all. Only this time, that chance would come in Oakland. The Seahawks are …


Manning leads Broncos past Raiders 26-13

OAKLAND, Calif. – Everyone on the outside might be focusing on Peyton Manning setting more records and the Denver Broncos getting an eighth straight win to move a step closer …


Leinart the teacher

Matt Leinart has gone from being Carson Palmer’s protege at Southern California to his teacher with the Oakland Raiders a decade later. Leinart (pictured) signed with Oakland this month to …


Raiders lose to Chargers, miss out on playoffs

OAKLAND, Calif. – Oakland was rallying, Denver was losing and the Raiders had the San Diego Chargers backed up inside the 1 midway through the fourth quarter. With the stage …


Raiders’ Janikowski blossoms with age

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Sebastian Janikowski is finally living up to those lofty expectations placed on him when Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis made him the third kicker taken in the …