McClain active as Raiders host Broncos

McClain active as Raiders host Broncos

Dec. 19, 2010GUTIERREZ ARCHIVERAIDERS PAGE RAIDERS VIDEOPaul GutierrezCSNCalifornia.com

OAKLAND Despite missing two full weeks of practice and the game atJacksonville, rookie middle linebacker Rolando McClain is active ortodays game against Denver.McClain, the No. 8 overall pick of the draft out of Alabama, has ahistory against Broncos starting quarterback Tim Tebow, the rookie fromFlorida.In last years SEC title game, McClain effectively spied Tebow throughout the game.Johnnie Lee Higgins (ankle) was inactive, giving punt-return dutiesback to Nick Miller. Both players are averaging 7.2 yards per puntreturn.The inactive lists: Raiders Higgins, CBs Walter McFadden and Jeremy Ware, RB MichaelBennett, LB Bruce Davis, Gs Daniel Loper and Bruce Campbell. J.T.OSullivan is the 3rd QB.Broncos K Matt Prater, S Brian Dawkins, RB Laurence Maroney, CBCassius Vaughn, OL Eric Olsen, WR Demaryius Thomas and LB DavidVeikune. Kyle Orton is the 3rd QB.

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.