Raiders sign veteran CB Lito Sheppard

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Raiders sign veteran CB Lito Sheppard

That player out on the Raiders practice field on Halloween dressed up in Nnamdi Asomugha's No. 21 (or, if you prefer, Cliff Branch's number)?Turns out it is the most recent Raider to wear the digits -- veteran cornerback Lito Sheppard, who was with Oakland at the tail end of training camp. The Raiders announced his signing after their first post-bye practice began on Monday.And because the Raiders cut placekicker Dave Rayner last week, thus opening up a roster spot, the team did not have to make a corresponding roster move to add Sheppard.
Sheppard, 30, was drafted in the first round by Philadelphia in 2002 out of Florida. He is a two-time Pro Bowler and was All-Pro in 2004 with five interceptions, and two returned for touchdowns. He has 19 interceptions in his career, though only two since 2007.The Raiders will be his fourth team in as many years, along with the Eagles, New York Jets and Minnesota.

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.