• NFL owners change rule on extra points - 05/19/2015 10:14 PM PDT
  • 49ers' Justin Smith decides to retire - 05/18/2015 10:45 PM PDT
  • Purdy: What to expect at NFL meetings - 05/18/2015 10:46 PM PDT
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    Raider Charles Woodson, Snoop Dogg and other BotttleRock artists become chefs

    Sure, Snoop Dogg can roll a joint. But can he roll sushi against Masaharu Morimoto? Oakland Raider Charles Woodson can tackle a ball carrier. But can he tackle World Champ pizza champ Tony Gemignani?  
    Alameda: Oakland Raiders host tour of Hornet for military
    Oakland Raiders place-kicker Sebastian Janikowski, long snapper Jon Condo, and teammates Tony Bergstrom, Gabe Jackson, Dan Kistler and J'Marcus Webb hosted a group of military personnel on May 22, including a contingent from Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, members of the U.S. Marine Corps' 4th Force Reconnaissance Company out of Alameda and families from the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (T.A.P.S.). 

    Derek Carr should be ready to throw well before camp
    Oakland Raiders not saying why Derek Carr has been sidelined this week -- it's rumored that he has an injury on his right ring finger -- but he's expected to recover in plenty of time for season. 

    Former Raider Antonio Smith being investigated on child abuse allegations
    Texas prosecutors on Thursday confirmed they are conducting an investigation when asked about a report that Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith, a former Oakland Raider, is being probed on suspicion of child abuse 

    Purdy: Raiders and Oakland nearing end-game
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell makes clear he's not happy with Oakland's effort to keep Raiders 

    Time is running out for Oakland to keep Raiders, NFL officials say
    Time is running out on Oakland's effort to hold on to the Raiders, the NFL's top officials warned Wednesday at a meeting of NFL owners. 

    NFL owners change rule on extra points
    Owners vote to snap the ball from the 15-yard line on PAT tries, and also allow defenses the opportunity to score on the play. 

    Raiders -- not Oakland -- topic of discussion at NFL owners meeting
    As NFL owners and executives flock to San Francisco this week for their annual spring meeting, it is becoming clear that Oakland -- although just a stone's throw across the bay -- couldn't be much further from the minds of football's elite. 

    Injured Raiders quarterback Derek Carr sidelined; may require surgery
    New Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio declines to discuss why Carr didn't participate in team's OTA on Tuesday. 

    Patriots won't appeal Deflategate penalty
    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft says the team will not appeal the $1 million fine and loss of two draft picks in the Deflategate scandal.
     

    Purdy: What to expect at NFL meetings
    The Raiders and Super Bowl 50 will be among the topics of discussion when the NFL holds its spring meeting in San Francisco on Tuesday and Wednesday.
     

    Oakland Raiders sign two more draft picks
    Raiders sign offensive lineman Jon Feliciano from Miami and defensive end Max Valles from the University of Virginia; Feliciano was picked in the fourth round, Valles in the sixth. 

    Raiders rookie Edwards Jr. out to prove naysayers wrong
    Mario Edwards Jr. will try to show his college underachievement won't carry over into NFL. 

    Raiders sign first-round pick Amari Cooper
    Wide receiver from Alabama, the fourth overall pick, is Oakland's first draft pick to sign 

    Raiders planning to upgrade facilities, but future in Oakland still murky
    The Raiders are planning million-dollar upgrades at their training complex in Alameda, but don't get too excited -- that's not a surefire sign the team is also committed to a long-term stay in Oakland, experts cautioned. 

    With Amari Cooper, Raiders are in good hands
    Former prep star in Miami and national star at Alabama brings his business-like approach to Oakland. 

    Marv Hubbard: Epitomized Oakland Raiders 1970s toughness
    John Madden, Tom Flores, George Atkinson remember 1970s Oakland Raiders' fullback Marv Hubbard 

    NFL Draft: Raiders add versatility as trades expand draft class to 10 players
    Miami offensive guard Jon Feliciano comes in fourth round at No. 124. Kansas linebacker Ben Heeney was a fifth round pick at No. 140 along with Florida linebacker Neiron Ball at No. 161 

    NFL draft: A closer look at Raiders Day 3 picks
    Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie selects Jon Feliciano, Ben Heeney, Neiron Ball, Max Valles, Anthony Morris, Andre DeBose and Dexter McDonald on final day of NFL draft  

    Raiders draft Jon Feliciano, a guard, in fourth round
    The Oakland Raiders selected offensive lineman Jon Feliciano from Miami (Fla.) in fourth round, Kansas inside linebacker Ben Heeney in fifth 

    Raiders draft defensive end Edwards, tight end Walford
    Mario Edwards Jr. was selected in the second round, No. 35 overall, while Clive Walford was a third-round pick, the 68th player chosen. 

    NFL Draft: Raiders take Miami TE Walford
    The Raiders added another tight end to the roster Friday with the third-round selection of Miami's Clive Walford, No. 68 overall. 

    NFL draft: A closer look Raiders' Day 2 picks Mario Edwards Jr. and Clive Walford
    MARIO EDWARDS JR.Round: Second, 35th overall.Position: Defensive endSchool: Florida StateHt/Wt: 6-3, 279Resume: The son of former Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mario Edwards came out after a junior season during which he was first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference and had there sacks. 

    NFL Draft: Raiders pick defensive end Edwards
    Mario Edwards of Florida State goes to Raiders with third pick of round two. 

    Raiders' top pick Amari Cooper is all business
    Serious wide receiver will help set a tone of hard work, preparation before anything else. 

    Live updates: NFL Draft, Friday at 4 p.m.
    Join our NFL beat writers and columnists for breaking news and instant analysis of the draft picks by the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders. 

    Raiders: Amari Cooper file
    Amari Cooper file 

    Purdy: Raiders make statement with pick of Amari Cooper
    Expectations will be high for the receiver, but he's been beating defenses since he was a kid 

    NFL Draft: Raiders take receiver Amari Cooper at No. 4
    The Raiders took Alabama receiver Amari Cooper with the No. 4 pick in Thursday's NFL draft. 

    Recap from Oakland Raiders pre-draft live chat, Thursday
    Beat writer Jerry McDonald will tell us what to expect from the Oakland Raiders during the 2015 NFL Draft. 

     
     
     
     
     
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    Weekend Top 10: Les Claypool, Bay Area punk stars, team for benefit

    Also on tap: San Jose Japantown celebrates anniversary; Hope Mohr Dance Company; S.F. International Arts Fest; Laurie Anderson 
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    Dustin Diamond bar fight: Former TV star guilty of lesser charges

    PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) -- TV actor Dustin Diamond was convicted Friday of two misdemeanors stemming from a barroom fight, but a Wisconsin jury cleared the former "Saved by the Bell" actor of the most serious felony charge.