Raiders announce 2017 preseason schedule

Raiders announce 2017 preseason schedule

The Raiders will prepare for the 2017 regular season largely glued to the West Coast. They’ll travel to Arizona and host Seattle and the Los Angeles Rams, leaving only once for a trip to Dallas, the team announced on Monday.

The most important exhibition is the always the third, where starters play into the second half. That’s when the Raiders play the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium, which should offer a solid test in that preseason contest.

They will visit the Cardinals and host Seattle for a second straight season in games that will bookend the exhibition slate.

Here’s the complete preseason schedule:

Week 1: at Arizona
Week 2: vs. L.A. Rams
Week 3: at Dallas
Week 4: vs. Seattle

Exact dates and times will be announced at a later date. They won’t play a nationally televised game.

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.