A 'Big Willie Style' challenge for Smith at right tackle

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A 'Big Willie Style' challenge for Smith at right tackle

ATLANTA -- Call it the Raiders vs. Falcons Matchup to Watch No. 3A.Willie Smith will start at right tackle in place of the injured Khalif Barnes for the third straight game, and while Atlanta's John Abraham is officially listed as the Falcons' right defensive end, Smith figures to see him switch a lot Sunday and get his fill of the owner of 115 career sacks."He has a great motor, has a lot of moves," Smith said of Abraham. "He's a veteran, obviously, so he can pretty much do anything he wants to do out there. You've just got to take good sets and be ready for everything."It will be just Smith's sixth career start, and likely, against the NFL's active sack leader. As a rookie last year, Smith started Washington's final three games at left tackle. He was claimed off waivers by the Raiders on Sept. 1."Any time you have a bye week you just go back to the basics and working on the fundamentals," Smith said. "Whatever it is, whether it's coming off the ball or hat placement, hand placement and all those things, and just going over the plays over and over so you can know everything you need to know about the plays. Just working on the fundamentals, trying to get a good foundation to keep moving forward."I feel comfortable. I've been going over the plays, and every week you get a little bit more comfortable. I feel good with the system."

Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table

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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

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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.