Heyward-Bey returns to practice

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Heyward-Bey returns to practice

ALAMEDA -- Receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, who missed Sunday's game at Denver recovering from a concussion and neck strain suffered the week before against Pittsburgh, was back practicing with the Raiders on Tuesday.Heyward-Bey, knocked out and carted off the field after the helmet-to-helmet blow delivered by Ryan Mundy that cost the Steelers safety a 21,000 fine, took part in stretches and drills with the first-team offense during the media window of practice as Oakland began its bye week.Not seen, though, were right tackle Khalif Barnes, who underwent a procedure on Sept. 21 to repair a groin injury, and cornerback Shawntae Spencer, who was still wearing a walking boot on the right foot he sprained on Sept. 16 at Miami.The Raiders practice against Wednesday and then have a CBA-mandated four days off before returning to practice next Monday.

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.