Jackson still hopes for McFadden's return in 2011

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Jackson still hopes for McFadden's return in 2011

ALAMEDA -- Raiders coach Hue Jackson said he's still holding out hope that running back Darren McFadden will return to the field before the season ends."I'm going to keep on holding out hope until somebody tells me different," Jackson said Monday in his weekly media conference.McFadden has not played since suffering what the Raiders have termed a mid-foot sprain of his right foot against Kansas City on Oct. 23. The Raiders (7-7) have lost three straight games and are one game behind the Denver Broncos (8-6) in the AFC West.How long has it been since McFadden has seen action? Quarterback Carson Palmer has yet to take a single snap with McFadden, who missed three, four and three games due to injury in his first three NFL seasons. If he does not play again this year, McFadden will have missed nine games this year and 19 of 64 in his career.

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.