McFadden out for Chargers game

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McFadden out for Chargers game

ALAMEDA -- There was no sign of Darren McFadden at the Raiders' walkthrough Wednesday morning. Shortly after noon, the team confirmed the star running back will not be active for Thursday night's game against San Diego.
The sprained right foot McFadden suffered on Oct. 23 against Kansas City has not recovered sufficiently.
Also, free safety Michael Huff was wearing a walking boot on his right foot. He has a sprained ankle. In other secondary news, cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke (hamstring) is out. Recently acquired Lito Sheppard will start in his place.
And placekicker Sebastian Janikowski, who has been slowed with a strained left hamstring, walked gingerly off the practice field before the 20-minute media window closed. As an aside, Dave Rayner is no longer available as he signed with Buffalo on Tuesday.

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.