Goethel among Raiders inactives

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Goethel among Raiders inactives

KANSAS CITY -- Travis Goethel's balky back apparently was too much of an issue as the backup linebackerbackup long snapper was among the seven inactive Raiders players for their game against Kansas City today.Goethel missed practice on Thursday after experiencing what was described as back spasms following practice on Wednesday. Goethel missed the first eight games of his rookie season in 2010 after undergoing back surgery.Right tackle Khalif Barnes (groin) and cornerback Shawntae Spencer (right foot) were already ruled out on Friday, while running back Taiwan Jones (knee) was questionable.The rest of the Raiders inactives, then: quarterback Terrelle Pryor, offensive lineman Lucas Nix and defensive end Jack Crawford.Tight end Richard Gordon, who has been out with a strained hamstring and last played against Pittsburgh on Sept. 23, is active.

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.