Lions expect Kevin Smith to play


Lions expect Kevin Smith to play

The Raiders have had plenty of problems in their past two games, including stopping the run; the Dolphins and Packers averaged 172.5 yards per game against the Silver and Black.

It doesn't look like they'll get an easy week against the Lions as starting running back Kevin Smith, who is officially listed as questionable, is expected to play. Smith participated in his third consecutive practice Friday after a missing the Lions' Week 14 win over the Vikings with an injured right ankle.

Smith is averaging 6.9 yards per carry, but injury has limited him to just four games.

The Raiders are enduring plenty of well-chronicled injuries, and while they are celebrating the return of one playmaker -- Denarius Moore -- Detroit is reveling in the return of quite a few more.

NEWS: McFadden, Ford out -- Moore questionable

On the defensive side, cornerback Eric Wright and linebacker Justin Durant -- both recovering hamstring injures -- took the field Friday and, like Smith, are listed as questionable but expected to be ready to go Sunday.

The Lions will also be getting back defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who is returning from a two-game suspension for stomping on Packers' center Evan Dietrich-Smith on Thanksgiving.

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.