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Raiders Straight Talk: Having covered 251 games at the Coliseum, some memories over 25 years

OAKLAND — With a quarter of a century of Raiders home football coming to a conclusion Sunday, after 252 comes zero. That’s how many Raiders games I’ve covered at the Coliseum since 1995. There were 48 exhibition games of which I remember almost nothing, expunged immediately from my brain as being the pointless exercises they were. Five postseason games, of which the Raiders won four. And 198 regular-season games, of which the Raiders won 94 and lost 104, with No. 199 coming up Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. I did miss one game in 2003. My 6-year-old son needed a hospital visit after an asthma attack and croup and wasn’t released until 6 a.m. Sunday. The Raiders lost 27-24 in overtime to the Jets that day. Since the game was blacked out locally, a common occurrence at the time, I never did see it. I do remember senior executive Bruce Allen and CEO Amy Trask both calling me the next day to make sure he was OK. He was fine and outgrew the asthma. Sixteen years later, the Raiders have outgrown the Coliseum. Truth be…

Hanging on every word: Steve Kerr’s positive message is keeping things fresh for Warriors

SAN FRANCISCO — At all times meticulous, Mike Brown makes sure to keep a pen handy when Steve Kerr speaks. During practices and film study, as Kerr doles out bits of wisdom and encourages perspective, Brown, his lead assistant coach, will jot down quotes that stand out. Later, Brown transfers those quotes to a word document he keeps on his computer — something he can refer to when he, himself, needs a coaching pick-me-up. “He’s one of the brightest guys that I’ve been around but, more importantly, when he speaks to our group, which I think is the most important thing, his messaging to our group is second to none,” Brown said. “One of the things he has to continue to do with this group to keep their spirits up is message the right way. “I don’t know how he does it. I’ve been coaching a long time and, every time he opens his mouth, I try to hang on to every word.” Unaccustomed to losing, Kerr has managed to stabilize a roster turned over and decimated by injuries — including Steph Curry’s broken hand…

Chico State men’s basketball dismantles Otters, scores most points since 1995

CHICO — Malik Duffy never forgot about last season’s 81-74 setback to a winless Cal State Monterey Bay team on Jan. 17. Duffy, the junior forward for the Chico State men’s basketball team, scored a game-high 22 points as the Wildcats fired off 15 3-pointers en route to a lopsided 113-69 victory Thursday night at Acker Gym. “We needed payback,” Duffy said. “We walked into their place last year and thought it was going to be a walk in the park. They smacked us. It was a tough loss. We knew we needed to get redemption today. We came out with fire and aggression.” Chico State led the entire game to score the most points for the program since March 1, 1995, at home against Humboldt State. It’s the most points Chico State has scored in the California Collegiate Athletic Association era and is tied for eighth-most points scored in program history. The closest the Otters ever got was when Maurice Woods hit a 3-ball to tie the game at 3-3 40 seconds into the game. Then Duffy’s 3 spiraled into a 24-7 advantage with 12:47 left…

Elderly Woman Killed In Hit And Run While Walking To Church

STOCKTON (CBS13) — A woman was hit and killed while walking to church in Stockton Thursday night. The CHP is now searching for the hit and run driver responsible.  It happened just before 7 p.m. near Leesburg Place and West Benjamin Holt Drive, right near the Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The road was blocked for some time as officers investigated the incident, but opened up by 10 p.m.  #BREAKING we have just learned an elderly woman was hit and killed while walking to church. The driver that hit her fled @CBSSacramento https://t.co/62Zz6lKfmE — Renee Santos (@RSantosTV) December 13, 2019 CHP confirms the woman was heading to Presentation Church for Mass when she was hit by a vehicle traveling eastbound on Benjamin Holt Drive. The incident happened as many families were heading to service.  CBS13 was told several people were outside the church when the elderly woman was hit. Many heard the impact, but officers say no one was able to get a description of the vehicle that hit her. At this point in the investigation, CHP believes the woman was…

Crash On EB Highway 50 Near Zinfandel Causes Slowdowns During Evening Commute

RANCHO CORDOVA (CBS13) — Multiple lanes of eastbound Highway 50 were blocked due to a crash near Zinfandel Drive. The crash was reported just before 5 p.m., causing a major backup during the evening commute. #TrafficAlert traffic collision blocking multiple lanes in Sacramento county on eastbound 50 near Zinfandel Drive. No ETO. pic.twitter.com/k6NY8rj8gv — Caltrans District 3 (@CaltransDist3) December 13, 2019 It’s unclear at this time how many vehicles were involved in the crash and if any of the parties were injured. Caltrans said the crash cleared by 6:06 p.m. This is a developing story. Check back for details.

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