Raiders' Hagan surprised to be inactive Monday

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Raiders' Hagan surprised to be inactive Monday

Sept. 14, 2011GUTIERREZ ARCHIVE
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Paul Gutierrez
CSNCalifornia.comALAMEDA -- Raiders fans think they were puzzled with receiver Derek Hagan being inactive for Monday night's season opener at Denver?Imagine being Hagan."I don't remember the last time I was inactive," Hagan said Wednesday. "But it's just one of those things. We needed other guys. I was fine with it. I was doing what I needed to do to help this team and try to help them win the game."I was paying attention and helping the receivers out while they were out there running around."Hagan was a preseason revelation as a possession receiver for the Raiders in the exhibition season, leading the team with 12 catches for 224 yards and a touchdown. And with coach Hue Jackson saying the best way to get on the field was through production, no wonder so many were left scratching their heads at Hagan's lot in Denver. RELATED: Raiders injury report: Boss plans on playing Sunday"Because I decided not to activate him," Jackson said after the game. "He was down for a couple days, and when it's all said and done, I'm going to put healthy guys out there. That's just the way it is. I get to make that choice and that decision and that's what I decided to do."Yes, Hagan had a calf injury but was "full-go" in practices Thursday, Friday and Saturday and he was listed as "probable" heading into the game.Now?"It's good," Hagan said. "There really was never nothing wrong with it. I was good to go last week for Monday. I practiced all last week, and the calf's good and ready to go for Sunday (at Buffalo).

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.