Antioch's Taiwan Jones selected by Raiders


Antioch's Taiwan Jones selected by Raiders


TAIWAN JONESFourth round, No. 125 overall
Pos.: Running back
School: Eastern Washington
Hometown: Antioch
Ht. 6-0; Wt. 196
College career: Deer Valley High School product started out as a cornerback but was turned into a running back. He rushed for 1,742 yards with 14 touchdowns as a senior, with 2,421 all-purpose yards despite missing the final two games with a broken bone in his left foot.Scouting report: Another speedster, he has yet to prove he can outrun the injury bug. As such, he's at his best when he's out-running linebackers after turning the corner.How he fits with Raiders: New coach Hue Jackson says the Raiders don;t run away from speed, they run to speed. While Oakland seems set at running back with Darren McFadden and in the return game with Jacoby Ford, the Raiders will find a spot for Jones.

Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table


Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table

Tiger Woods' re-felted pool table is for all of Raider Nation.

To no surprise, quarterback Derek Carr approves of the new look. 

The golf legend tweeted a picture of his new table where he went with silver felt and a Raiders logo right in the middle. Woods' table also has silver and black balls with the Raiders logo on them. 

Woods grew up in Southern California and attended Stanford in 1994, the Raiders' last year in Los Angeles. That same year, Woods helped the Cardinal become the NCAA Division I golf champions before turning pro.

After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old


After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old

Marshawn Lynch first tasted Cassie Nickelson's food when he was nine years old while she catered out of her Oakland apartment.

"When he was 9-years-old, he came across the street to get a hamburger and French fries. 25-cent French fries and a 75-cent hamburger," Nickelson said to KTVU.

Lynch, 31, is now set to take over Nickelson's popular soul-food restaurant, Scend's Restaurant and Bar, in Emeryville. Nickelson, 79, will be retiring in August. 

"I'm comfortable with him and I like him," Nickelson said.

Lynch will not become the official owner until the liquor license changes hands. Scend's, an acronym for Nickelson's children and grandchildren, is known for its seafood, fried chicken and red beans.