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Why Jerry Rice has decided to pose nude

<i>Click here if you are having trouble viewing this gallery on a mobile device.</i><p>When it’s newsworthy that a 55-year-old man is posing nude, we usually …

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Raiders mailbag: Khalil Mack, offseason standouts and more

We have six weeks until the Raiders hit the field again, so we might do a couple of these between now and then to pass the time.<p>Let’s get right into …

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Report: Raiders fear suspension for WR Martavis Bryant

The Raiders fear a suspension for new wide receiver Martavis Bryant, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Thursday night.<p>The report stated the …

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Raiders’ Tom Cable on Marshawn Lynch, Kolton Miller and more . . .

ALAMEDA — Tom Cable, a Raiders assistant in 2007 and a head coach for 44 games from 2008 through 2010, talked with the media for the first time …

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Raiders’ Tom Cable’s connection with Gruden? It’s Al Davis

ALAMEDA — Tom Cable admitted he had mixed feelings about re-entering the building from which he was the subject of a messy public dismissal.<p>But as …

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Raiders notes: Jon Gruden and Co. break for summer

ALAMEDA — The entire team crowded around kicker Giorgio Tavecchio, chirping and hollering and making obscure noises to generate anything close to a …

Jon Gruden

Five Raiders who need to pick up the pace in training camp

ALAMEDA — Raiders coach Jon Gruden has made it clear from the outset that he’s not interested in reputation, draft status or the size of a player’s …

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Get to know Johnny Townsend, Raiders’ replacement for Marquette King

ALAMEDA — Giorgio Tavecchio refers to Johnny Townsend as “Captain America.”<p>“Nice kid, good-looking dude, can do a little bit of everything,” the …

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Gannon on Raiders’ Gruden: ‘I feel rejuvenated being out here’

<b>Click</b><i>HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.</i><p>ALAMEDA — If there was anyone more excited than Jon Gruden about being …

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Does Raiders’ rookie kicker pose real threat to win job?

<i>Click HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the video or gallery on your mobile device.</i><p>ALAMEDA — The Raiders thought two kickers would be drafted …

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Five Raiders who have set themselves up nicely for training camp

One day in to the Raiders’ mandatory minicamp, here are five players who have given themselves a head start when training camp begins on July</b> …

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Jon Gruden not happy with Raiders’ first practice fight

<i>CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile device</i><p>ALAMEDA — Second-year defensive end Fadol Brown and rookie …

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For time being, Raiders move ahead without Khalil Mack

ALAMEDA — When the Raiders took the field for their first team session Tuesday at their mandatory mini-camp, Tank Carradine lined up as the starting …

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Raiders’ Gareon Conley: ‘I feel like I’m back’

ALAMEDA — Gareon Conley never felt right when he returned from an offseason shin injury last year.<p>The Raiders’ 2017 first-rounder missed Week 1, …

Jon Gruden

Kurtenbach: Three reasons why Khalil Mack’s holdout isn’t a big deal

<i>Click HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.</i><p>Khalil Mack didn’t show up to work today.<p>He was contractually obligated …

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Raiders beef up defensive line with two veteran signings

Jon Gruden loves him some competition, and Monday showed the Raiders’ head coach thinks more is needed on the defensive line.<p>Oakland signed …

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Report: Raiders don’t expect Khalil Mack at mandatory mini-camp

The Raiders don’t expect Khalil Mack at their mandatory mini-camp this week, NFL Network reported Monday morning.<p>Oakland’s star defensive end still …

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Athletics join the victory party with win over Royals

OAKLAND — The cheer from the announced crowd of 10,132 began at around 8:30 p.m. Friday when Athletics pitcher Frankie Montas was retiring Mike …

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Raiders to practice vs. Lions at training camp

ALAMEDA — The Raiders will host two joint-practice sessions with the Detroit Lions at their Napa training camp in the days preceding their preseason …

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Raiders trade final OTA for hosting high school tournament at team headquarters

ALAMEDA — Jon Gruden told his team last week Santa might pay a visit during the final stretch of OTAs. That surprised many, given the head coach’s …

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Five observations from Raiders final OTA

ALAMEDA — Five things to take note of as the Raiders held a practice open to the media Tuesday for their final organized team activity of the …

Student Athletes

How Derrick Johnson is adjusting to life with Raiders

ALAMEDA — The first time Derrick Johnson spoke with Bay Area media, almost a month ago shortly after he signed with the Raiders, he referred to his …

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Gareon Conley is participating, and that’s a start for promising Raiders cornerback

ALAMEDA — Gareon Conley is on the field, at least, and that’s worth something.<p>The Raiders’ 2017 first-round pick missed the final 13 games of 2017 …

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How are Raiders progressing? Here are five observations

<i>CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile device</i><p>Five observations from the Raiders’ media access Tuesday …

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Raiders’ Jared Cook thinks point of peaceful protests has been lost

ALAMEDA — Jared Cook is no stranger to peaceful protest, and the Raiders tight end thinks it’s unfortunate the NFL has made taking a stand into …

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Derek Carr’s ears are burning . . . and Raiders QB is loving it

ALAMEDA — The speculation was persistent in the days after Jon Gruden was named Raiders head coach.<p>How would quarterback Derek Carr respond the first …

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Raiders’ Mark Davis confirms he abstained from anthem vote

ALAMEDA — Raiders’ owner Mark Davis confirmed Thursday he abstained from a vote of NFL owners attempting to compel players to stand for the playing …

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NFL owners’ national anthem policy won’t put issue to bed

I don’t know about you, but I’m enjoying the new pastime that is taking the sports world by storm: Watching NFL owners trying to cover their …

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How NFL’s new anthem policy will impact 49ers, Raiders

SANTA CLARA — The NFL’s new national anthem policy will reverberate strongly in the Bay Area, from the sidelines to the concession stands.<p>Owners of …

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