| Nov 11, 2013
Ray Willsey, 85, who coached football at UC Berkeley amid campus unrest in the late 1960s and went on to be an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Raiders, died Nov. 4 at his home in Hailey, Idaho, said his daughter LeAnn Willsey Fairfield. The cause...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:55 PM
The Kansas City Chiefs are 9-0 and the NFL's only undefeated team.
But how good are they, really?
We'll know a lot more Sunday when the Chiefs play at Denver in a pivotal AFC West showdown.
None of the teams the Chiefs have beaten have a winning...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Todd Christensen, a five-time Pro Bowl tight end who helped the Raiders win two Super Bowls, died Wednesday morning during surgery in a Utah hospital. He was 57.
The news was posted on Facebook by Christensen's former BYU teammate Reno Mahe and...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:25 PM
As an eloquent and colorful All-Pro tight end for the Los Angeles Raiders, Todd Christensen seemed to have a playbook in one hand and a dictionary in the other.
"All you'd have to say was, `Todd, will you just shut up? Give me a $2 word instead of a $10...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:19 PM
In April, the Oakland Raiders wanted Matt Barkley.
Sunday, they just might get him.
There's a good chance the Philadelphia Eagles might give the rookie from USC his first NFL start this weekend when they play at Oakland, a team that was angling to...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Kansas City hasn't lost. Jacksonville and Tampa Bay haven't won. Everybody else in the NFL has done a little of both.
Heading into the midway point of the regular season, 19 of 32 teams are at .500 or below.
That doesn't necessarily spell curtains for...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 10:37 PM
No one is safe in the topsy-turvy NFL.
The Buffalo Bills are on their third starting quarterback, yet they matched the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs score for score until the fourth quarter. The Chiefs won, 23-13, in a game that was closer than the...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 7:08 AM
After the coffee. Before proclaiming next week's "Breaking Bad" to be the best episode of TV ever.
The Skinny: The bad news is that the Redskins are 0-2. The good news is they play in the NFC East, where everyone is mediocre. Still, if they don't...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 12:43 PM
OAKLAND—The Oakland Athletics’ need for a new stadium was highlighted again Tuesday night when a sewage backup from a bathroom adjacent to the A’s dugout forced players and coaches to watch the final three innings of their 2-1 walk-off...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 9:27 AM
Two San Diego brothers pleaded guilty Monday to defrauding sports fans by persuading them to pay for tickets, hotel accommodations and airline flights for out-of-town events and then failing to provide "nearly all the services."
Anthony Casias and his...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Brian Holloway, a former NFL player with the Los Angeles Raiders and New England Patriots, has said he wants charges brought against partying teenagers who trashed his vacation home in upstate New York over Labor Day weekend.
Holloway learned about...