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Raiders take No. 24 from Tracy Porter, give it to Charles Woods…

Raiders take No. 24 from Tracy Porter, give it to Charles Woodson

profootballtalk.com insidebayarea.com Updated Jul 24, 2013
When Charles Woodson returned to the Raiders in May, he said he was hoping to get his old No. 24 jersey from Tracy Porter, who was assigned the number when he signed with the Raiders in April. Now Woodson has succeeded in getting No. 24. And Porter does…
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  • Raiders ink Menelik Watson

    Raiders ink Menelik Watson

    The Oakland Raiders have signed second-round pick Menelik Watson. The tackle from Florida State was the final second-round pick to sign in the NFL. It is important that he got signed before the beginning of Oakland’s camp. The Raiders’ first practice is…
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  • Woodson gets his jersey No. 24, other notes (updated)

    Woodson gets his jersey No. 24, other notes (updated)

    sfgate.com Jul 24, 2013
    Raiders players checked into the Napa Marriott for three and a half weeks of training camp on Wednesday and found out who their roommates were for training camp. Backup running backs Jeremy Stewart and Latavius Murray dodged a bullet as Rashad Jennings …
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  • Raiders trickling into Napa

    Raiders trickling into Napa

    insidebayarea.com Jul 24, 2013
    Let the record show that kicker Eddy Carmona was the first player off the bus Wednesday afternoon when the initial wave of Raiders players descended upon Napa for training camp. Three years ago, much was made about veteran defensive tackle Richard Seymo…
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  • Atlanta Hawks rookie Dennis Schroder dazzles with great passes …

    Atlanta Hawks rookie Dennis Schroder dazzles with great passes that didn’t lead to assists (Video)

    yahoo.com Jul 24, 2013
    Warning: Video contains a few NSFW words. MVP Jonas Valanciunas and the tournament champion Golden State Warriors garnered most of the broad media attention afforded to the NBA's recently concluded Las Vegas Summer League, but one rookie stood out as a …
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  • Niners' Whitner talks behavior to Brooks

    Niners' Whitner talks behavior to Brooks

    Safety Donte Whitner has already spoken to San Francisco 49ers teammate Ahmad Brooks ahead of training camp about the importance of making smart decisions off the football field.
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  • Whitner on Brooks: ‘He’s tremendously sorry’

    Whitner on Brooks: ‘He’s tremendously sorry’

    sfgate.com Jul 24, 2013
    Nearly seven weeks after his alleged attack of teammate Lamar Divens, 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks wasn’t made available to the media on the first day of training camp. Safety Donte Whitner, however, has spoken to Brooks about the incident and …
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  • Raiders waive two players

    Raiders waive two players

    insidebayarea.com Jul 24, 2013
    The Raiders waived linebacker Travis Goethel and cornerback Coye Francies as they positioned themselves to kick off training camp with the players they envision having a realistic shot of making the 53-man, opening-day roster. Neither move registers as …
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  • Back in Silver and Black

    Back in Silver and Black

    CNNSI.com Jul 24, 2013
    PETER KING: You played your first eight seasons in Oakland. When you left for Green Bay in 2006, did you ever think you’d be back? CHARLES WOODSON: Never. But when I was flying in for my [May free-agent] visit, the plane comes off the water into the Oak…
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  • Lions sign Chaz Schilens

    Lions sign Chaz Schilens

    profootballtalk.com Jul 24, 2013
    Detroit has picked up some veteran depth at wide receiver. Chaz Schilens, a five-year veteran who has previously played for the Raiders and Jets, signed a one-year contract with the Lions today. A seventh-round pick of the Raiders in 2008, Schilens show…
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  • Astros win after Athletics make comical mistakes

    Astros win after Athletics make comical mistakes

    yahoo.com Jul 24, 2013
    The Houston Astros tied the Oakland Athletics in a simple way in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night, with Matt Dominguez hitting a two-run home run against All-Star closer Grant Balfour. That gets right to the point. However, explaining how th…
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  • Colin Kaepernick warns people to not eat their veggies: ‘They m…

    Colin Kaepernick warns people to not eat their veggies: ‘They make you weak!’

    yahoo.com Jul 24, 2013
    Those biceps San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kisses after touchdowns are made my steak, eggs and absolutely nothing green. And he is set on all of America becoming hard-core carnivores too. In an Instagram photo, Kaepernick captioned a …
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  • Around the NFC West: Riling up Packers?

    Around the NFC West: Riling up Packers?

    ESPN.com Jul 24, 2013
    The things quarterbacks say tend to reverberate, such as when the San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick told fans he'd wear whatever he wanted, even a rival team's hat, no matter what they thought. Around the NFC West: July 24, 2013 One more example: Ka…
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  • Teams beginning to report to camp

    Teams beginning to report to camp

    ESPN.com Jul 24, 2013
    The 2013 NFL season is coming in full force in the AFC West on Wednesday. The Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers report to training camp Wednesday. Denver and San Diego starts preparing for the upcoming season in earnest Thursday wit…
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  • Trent Baalke: “Always a possibility” Eric Wright joins 49ers

    Trent Baalke: “Always a possibility” Eric Wright joins 49ers

    profootballtalk.com Jul 24, 2013
    The 49ers failed cornerback Eric Wright on his physical Sunday, which rescinded the trade with the Buccaneers that brought Wright to San Francisco and led to Wright’s release by the Buccaneers. Some speculated that the 49ers failed Wright on the physica…
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  • San Francisco Giants play as visitors in home ballpark

    San Francisco Giants play as visitors in home ballpark

    yahoo.com Jul 24, 2013
    It was opposite day at AT&T Park on Tuesday night. The San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds switched places in the second game of a doubleheader because of issues rescheduling a rained-out game from earlier this season at Great American Ball Par…
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  • Bochy's 1,500th win comes 'on road' in SF

    Bochy's 1,500th win comes 'on road' in SF

    MLB.com Jul 24, 2013
    Bruce Bochy recorded the 1,500th victory of his Major League managerial career as the Giants outlasted the Cincinnati Reds in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader for a 5-3 "road" win in San Francisco.
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  • Video - Oakland Raiders training camp preview 00:51

    Oakland Raiders training camp preview

    Jul 24
    The Oakland Raiders report to the first day of training camp Thursday. Be sure to keep up with "Inside Training Camp" for all the latest news on Raiders training camp as Dennis Allen begins his second season as head coach. For more go to Raiders.com.
  • Video - Crisp Lifts A's Past Astros 00:33

    Crisp Lifts A's Past Astros

    Jul 24
    Coco Crisp's two-run homer carried the A's over the Astros 4-3.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA -- Kevin Durant's summer not all chills and thrills

    Jul 24
    Kevin Durant to keep playing for Team USA.
  • Sources: Wall, Wizards talk $80M extension

    Jul 24
    LAS VEGAS -- The Washington Wizards are in advanced talks on a contract extension with star point guard John Wall on a deal expected to land in the five-year, $80 million range, according to sources close to the process.
  • Mike Miller decides to join Memphis Grizzlies, according to sources

    Jul 24
    The Memphis Grizzlies have won the race to sign free-agent sharpshooter Mike Miller.
  • Back in Silver and Black

    Jul 24
    PETER KING: You played your first eight seasons in Oakland. When you left for Green Bay in 2006, did you ever think you’d be back? CHARLES WOODSON: Never. But when I was flying in for my [May free-agent] visit, the plane comes off the water into the Oak…