Still no sign of Ford, McFadden

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Still no sign of Ford, McFadden

ALAMEDA -- Two days before the Raiders play host to Detroit, and the injured duo of playmakers Darren McFadden and Jacoby Ford, and their respective sprained feet, were nowhere to be seen.Taiwan Jones, though, emerged from the locker room and was working on agility drills with a trainer on a side field. He has not played since straining a hamstring on Nov. 20.Also missing from the start of practice were defensive tackle John Henderson (knee) and free safety Michael Huff (hamstring).McFadden last played on Oct. 23, when he suffered what the team has called a mid-foot sprain of his right foot against Kansas City, and Ford was injured on Nov. 10, at San Diego.Ford worked out with trainers on side fields last Friday and Wednesday, but was not seen during the media window on Thursday or Friday.Denarius Moore, though, was practicing for the third straight day. He injured his right ankle and foot on Nov. 20.

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.