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NFL Notes: Gronk solves post-playing stress with puzzles

Dec. 6, 2019 5:21 PM EST

Rob Gronkowski is enjoying life in retirement — one piece at a time. The former star tight end who helped the New England Patriots win three Super Bowls during his nine-year career uses jigsaw puzzles to lower his stress levels and to help his mental recovery. Gronkowski said in an interview with Reena...

Jumping right in: Rookies make big impact on NFL season

Dec. 6, 2019 5:07 PM EST

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Hey rook, get in there. The salary cap, rookie wage scale and migration of strategies from the college to the professional game have placed more of a premium than ever on playing rookies in the NFL. The days of sitting on the bench or having limited roles while learning from trusted...

Raiders rookie Josh Jacobs playing with fractured shoulder

Dec. 5, 2019 7:09 PM EST

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs may make a little history if he’s named rookie of the year at the end of the season. The Raiders haven’t had a player win the award in nearly 40 years. Running back Marcus Allen did it in 1982 when the franchise played in Los...

Titans, Raiders headed into opposite directions

Dec. 5, 2019 3:34 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans and Oakland Raiders are moving in opposite directions heading into a stretch run. The Titans (7-5) have won five of six games since switching to Ryan Tannehill at quarterback, turning a mediocre season into a promising one headed into Sunday's game against the...

Raiders offense looks to get out of recent rut

Dec. 4, 2019 8:00 PM EST

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — If the Oakland Raiders can't get their offense out of a recent rut, their playoff chances will end even before they play their final scheduled game at the Coliseum. What was one of the NFL's most efficient offenses over a long stretch that moved the Raiders into contention in the AFC...

African elephant at Oakland Zoo dies after long life

Dec. 4, 2019 3:01 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A 50-year-old matriarch of the Oakland Zoo's African elephant herd died suddenly long after surpassing the 17-year median lifespan for such elephants in captivity,. Zoo officials announced the death Wednesday, saying they found M’Dunda collapsed in the elephant habitat, and...

Ex-Oakland Coliseum exec charged with conflict of interest

Dec. 3, 2019 10:21 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A former Oakland Coliseum top executive has been charged with violating state conflict-of-interest laws by allegedly seeking a $50,000 fee in a naming rights deal. The East Bay Times reports Tuesday that Alameda County prosecutors filed felony and misdemeanor charges against Scott...

Lefty reliever Diekman receives two-year deal from Athletics

Dec. 3, 2019 8:36 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Left-handed reliever Jake Diekman agreed to a $7.5 million, two-year contract to return to the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday after joining the club in a trade from Kansas City before last July’s deadline. Diekman’s deal includes a $4 million team option for the 2022...

Titans claim CB Brock off waivers from Cardinals

Dec. 3, 2019 5:38 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have claimed cornerback Tramaine Brock off waivers from the Arizona Cardinals and have waived center Hroniss Grasu. Adding Brock should boost the depth of a Titans secondary that has been hit hard by injuries. Cornerback Adoree Jackson hurt his leg in a 31-17...

Treinen, Sanchez, Russell, Sánchez become free agents

Dec. 3, 2019 4:00 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former All-Stars Blake Treinen, Aaron Sanchez and Addison Russell were among 56 players who became free agents along with current Gold Glove second baseman Yolmer Sánchez when their teams declined to offer 2020 contracts Monday rather than make them eligible for salary arbitration....