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Raiders’ Cordarelle Patterson says confidently, ‘I’m a playmaker’

Marshawn Lynch wandered over to Cordarrelle Patterson’s side of the locker room Tuesday, joking with Patterson about needing the ball only once or twice in a game to make an impact. Patterson smiled in response. [Read entire story]

Raiders’ Del Rio vows to “keep it real” with players

The Raiders are lighting up the scoreboard, exuberantly dancing on the sideline and savoring their first 2-0 start since 2002, when they last reached the Super Bowl. Could they become too giddy with [Read entire story]

Michael Crabtree propels Raiders to easy win over Jets

He’s not as sleek as Amari Cooper, not as bruising as Marshawn Lynch, not as indispensable as Derek Carr. But Michael Crabtree offered a relevant reminder Sunday: He matters. Three days after he turned [Read entire story]

Raiders, Penn agree to two-year contract extension

Left tackle Donald Penn signed a two-year contract extension with the Raiders on Friday, the team announced. The deal, potentially worth $21 million according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, runs through 2019. [Read entire story]

Raiders, Penn agree to two-year contract extension

Left tackle Donald Penn signed a two-year contract extension with the Raiders on Friday, the team announced. The deal, potentially worth $21 million according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, runs through 2019. [Read entire story]

Raiders rookie Eddie Vanderdoes plays with a mean streak

There was nothing sly or subtle about Raiders defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes’ signature moment in his NFL debut. Vanderdoes, lined up between Tennessee guard Josh Kline and All-Pro tackle Jack [Read entire story]

Report: Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch fined $12,000 by NFL

The NFL fined Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch $12,000 for a “hand gesture” he made during Sunday’s game at Tennessee, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The gesture, in this case, was the [Read entire story]

First-round pick Gareon Conley hopes to make Raiders debut

Will the Raiders finally unveil rookie cornerback Gareon Conley, their first-round draft choice, in Sunday’s home opener against the New York Jets? Head coach Jack Del Rio left open the possibility. [Read entire story]

Raiders’ Del Rio not sure Janikowski will kick Sunday

Sebastian Janikowski’s contract impasse with the Raiders might not keep him out of Sunday’s season opener at Tennessee — but his back problems could. Head coach Jack Del Rio suggested the Raiders [Read entire story]

Report: Raiders, Sebastian Janikowski at contract impasse

Sebastian Janikowski has been the Raiders’ kicker practically forever, or at least since then-owner Al Davis boldly made him the 17th overall pick in the 2000 draft. Janikowski’s loud career numbers: 268 games, 414 [Read entire story]

Olson, Chapman power A’s to sweep of Texas

On a warm August afternoon, with their team long since rendered irrelevant in the 2017 standings, Matt Olson and Matt Chapman showed why the A’s remain hopeful about their long-term future. Olson and [Read entire story]

Warriors will open preseason Sept. 30 in Oakland

Only five-plus weeks remain until Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Co. return to the Oracle Arena court. The Warriors will open their abbreviated exhibition season at home on Sept. 30, when they face [Read entire story]

A’s pitching falters again, Orioles roll 12-5

A crowd of 29,742 turned out Saturday night at the Coliseum, mostly to watch the A’s play Baltimore as the prelude to a postgame fireworks show. The outcome essentially was decided in the top of the first inning, when [Read entire story]

Warriors will face Cavaliers on Christmas Day (again)

Seeking their third NBA championship in four years, the Warriors will begin the 2017-18 season at home against Chris Paul, James Harden and the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night, Oct. 17. Golden State also will play at [Read entire story]

Curry knows West foes are loading up to chase Warriors

Three days after completing his crossover adventure on the golf course, Stephen Curry resurfaced in his customary domain Monday — on the basketball court, working with some of the nation’s top high school players at [Read entire story]

Piller edges hometown favorite Harkins to win Web.com event

Martin Piller, born and raised in Dallas, held no illusions about where he stood among the few hundred spectators traipsing along for Sunday’s final round of the Web.com Tour event in Hayward. [...] on the 72nd hole, [Read entire story]

Steph Curry draws crowd, slogs along on Day 2

Nor did he appear as nervous Friday as he was a day earlier, when he played in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event for the first time. [...] golf is hard, as Curry was reminded in the second round of this week’s Web.com Tour [Read entire story]

Steph Curry recovers nicely after strange start, shoots 74

Stephen Curry’s debut in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event included several predictable happenings Thursday. [...] the same extraordinary hand-eye coordination that makes Curry a dynamic basketball player also surfaced on [Read entire story]

Curry got golf invite on same day of NBA Finals win

June 12 was a good day for Stephen Curry, even before he and the Warriors secured their second NBA championship in three years. Curry woke up from his customary game-day nap about 1:30 p.m., checked his e-mail and [Read entire story]

Nuñez traded to Boston; Bumgarner earns first win

For a team already playing out the string in late July, the Giants made splashy news on two fronts Tuesday night. Most significantly, they traded third baseman Eduardo Nuñez to the Boston Red Sox for minor-league [Read entire story]