Williams' family tragedy permeating Raiders


Williams' family tragedy permeating Raiders

ALAMEDA -- It has been a week since Raiders defensive line coach Terrell Williams and his wife Tifini endured the unimaginable -- losing their four-year-old son Tyson to a sudden illness.

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The tragedy has permeated the walls of the Raiders facility as a reality check, of sorts."First and foremost you feel terrible for Terrell and Tifini for what they had to go through," Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Friday. "It was a difficult situation. You dont know how people are going to respond to that, but the biggest thing is you try to keep everybody informed of whats going on and be there for them in case they need something and thats really what we tried to do."You cant help but have emotions about that, and it was a tough situation."Williams has understandably been gone from the team and, from a pure football perspective, defensive quality control coach Eric Sanders has taken the lead role with the D-line in Williams' absence with everyone on staff assisting to some degree.Allen said he had talked with Williams and discussed him possibly returning to the team Monday.

Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table


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


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.