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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 …


Raiders face uncertain future after Davis’ death

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders will have to replace much more than an owner now following Al Davis’ death. He was the general manager who hand-picked many of the …


In brief: Spokane Shock add two quarterbacks to roster

Arena football: The Shock added quarterbacks Steven Sheffield (in photo) and Casey Hansen to their roster Wednesday after the team had two quarterbacks injured in last week’s win over Dallas. …


Little goes right for Seahawks as Raiders roll

OAKLAND, Calif. – If there was any doubt that this wasn’t the Seahawks’ day, it was sufficiently erased late in the third quarter. Before Sunday’s game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum …


Seattle must contend with Oakland’s speed

OAKLAND, Calif. – They are the most notorious fans in the NFL and they are proud of it, selling T-shirts that testify to their infamy. The Raiders’ Black Hole grew …


Rebuilding Raiders look to rekindle winning ways

SEATTLE – Oakland Raiders coach Tom Cable is a product of Snohomish, Wash., where he played for one of the state’s legendary high-school coaches, Dick Armstrong. But while he grew …


Guy doesn’t dwell on Hall of Fame

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – After two hours of talking about his life and his days with the Oakland Raiders, Ray Guy turns to a waitress who’s been eavesdropping. “I bet you’d …


Kiffin still rankling Raiders

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Former Oakland Raiders coach Lane Kiffin won’t be receiving a Christmas card from current Raiders coach Tom Cable anytime soon. Not after the manner in which Kiffin …