Report: Bartell has broken shoulder blade

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Report: Bartell has broken shoulder blade

Raiders left cornerback Ron Bartell has a broken left shoulder blade suffered in the first half of Oakland's season-opening loss to San Diego Monday night, according to an ESPN report.The Raiders have not commented on the report, though coach Dennis Allen said Tuesday afternoon that Bartell had a shoulder injury and was scheduled to undergo an MRI exam during the day."I'm not sure the extent to the shoulder injury," Allen said at the time.The report said Bartell would not need surgery and that while the timeframe for his return is six weeks, he is hoping to return in four weeks and was meeting with a specialist.Bartell, 30, signed a one-year free-agent contract with the Raiders this offseason after missing most of the 2011 season in St. Louis recovering from a broken bone in his neck suffered in the Rams' opener.Pat Lee replaced Bartell, who was burned for long passes of 46 and 23 yards by the Chargers, and Allen said he was fine with him at cornerback, opposite Shawntae Spencer."Hey, listen, weve got NFL football players on our roster and we expect them to go out and play like NFL players," Allen said. "He went out and did a pretty good job last night against a pretty good group of receivers and a pretty good passing game."With Bartell injured, the Raiders only have four healthy cornerbacks now in Lee, Spencer, Joselio Hanson and Phillip Adams.

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.