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Raiders close out Oakland tenure with late-game collapse

Dec. 16, 2019 1:41 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr's last-second desperation heave fell to the turf in the end zone and the fans at the Oakland Coliseum went silent. The final scheduled NFL game ever in Oakland ended with a fourth-quarter collapse by the Raiders instead of a celebration for one last win before the...

Jaguars spoil final Oakland game with 20-16 win over Raiders

Dec. 15, 2019 8:39 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Raiders fans came out to the Oakland Coliseum one last time hoping for a celebration. Gardner Minshew and the Jacksonville Jaguars had other ideas. Minshew threw two TD passes to Chris Conley in the final 5:15 of the game and the Jaguars spoiled the final scheduled game at the...

NFL This Week: Round 1 of Texans-Titans' AFC South showdown

Dec. 14, 2019 1:03 PM EST

The Houston Texans have won the AFC South three times in coach Bill O'Brien's five seasons, and they have led or shared the divisional lead all but three weeks this season. Adding a fourth title to that list means going through the franchise the Texans replaced in Houston. The Tennessee Titans last won the AFC...

LHP Brett Anderson, Brewers agree to $5M, 1-year deal

Dec. 13, 2019 6:24 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Left-hander Brett Anderson is the latest addition to the quickly transforming Milwaukee Brewers, agreeing Friday to a $5 million, one-year contract. The 31-year-old left-hander was 13-9 with a 3.89 ERA in 31 starts with Oakland last season, when he had a $1.5 million base salary and earned...

NFL Notes: Meaty questions, deep cuts with Saints' Payton

Dec. 13, 2019 3:18 PM EST

Sean Payton responded to a grocery store butcher’s questioning of one of his play calls with a cutting retort about the quality of the meat behind the counter. The New Orleans Saints coach says he was really trying to be lighthearted about it, but also felt compelled to explain his decision to call for a...

Raiders to give younger players on defense a look

Dec. 12, 2019 8:14 PM EST

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Jon Gruden’s vow to shake things up following three consecutive blowout losses for Oakland is leading to an extended audition for at least two of the Raiders' young players on defense. Defensive coordinator Paul Guenther said Thursday that the team wants to see more of...

Raiders bid farewell to Oakland in game vs. Jaguars

Dec. 12, 2019 1:46 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Just a few weeks ago it looked as if the final regular-season game in Oakland could be an important one in the playoff chase for the Raiders and Jacksonville. Recent slumps by both teams have ended all that talk, leaving the farewell to the Coliseum as the only meaningful story line...

Official: Cruise ship could house 1,000 Oakland homeless

Dec. 11, 2019 7:45 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area city official wants to explore the possibility of using a cruise ship to house up to 1,000 homeless people in the region with a high cost of living and a shortage of affordable housing. Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan told a council meeting...

Jaguars sign LB Preston Brown off waivers from Raiders

Dec. 11, 2019 6:24 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars claimed veteran linebacker Preston Brown off waivers from Oakland and placed rookie linebacker Quincy Williams on injured reserve. Jacksonville (4-9) plays at Oakland (6-7) on Sunday. Brown has spent time with the Raiders, Cincinnati and Buffalo. He was a...

Raiders leaving Coliseum where every Sunday was Halloween

Dec. 11, 2019 5:42 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Let the outsiders mock the dirt infield, flooding locker rooms and antiquated facilities. For coach Jon Gruden and many of the players who have called the Oakland Coliseum home during the team's 41 seasons there, it was a special and unique venue that had no match across the NFL....