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Live updates: Raiders vs. Titans, Sunday at 1:25 p.m.

Join us for live scoring updates, news and analysis Sunday afternoon as the Raiders look to snap a two-game losing streak with the Titans in town. GAME ESSENTIALS: Raiders (6-6) vs. Titans (7-5) at Coliseum on Sunday at 1:25 p.m. (PT) TV: CBS-TV, Announcers: Greg Gumbel (play-by-play), Trent Green (analyst), Melanie Collins (reporter). ODDS: Titans -2.5. OVER/UNDER: 47.5. SERIES: Raiders lead all-time series 30-20-0. LAST MEETING: Raiders won 26-16 in Tennessee on Sept. 10, 2017. WHY RAIDERS COULD WIN: After two straight rough games, Derek Carr and the passing attack could be primed for a big game against the 27th-ranked Titans pass defense. Plus, Tennessee could be without both starting cornerbacks — Adoree Jackson (knee) and LaShaun Sims (ankle). … On defense, the Raiders could cause some trouble for Tennesee with their pass rush. The Titans have allowed the most sacks of any team this season (49). quarterback Ryan Tannehill was sacked six times in last week’s win over the Colts. … Considering the Raiders are 4-1 at home and this will be their second-to-last game at the Coliseum before heading to La Vegas, there’s…

Live updates: 49ers vs. Saints, Sunday at 10 a.m.

Follow along Sunday morning for in-game insights and analysis when the 49ers and Saints meet in an NFC battle in New Orleans. GAME ESSENTIALS: 49ers (10-2) vs. Saints (10-2) at Mercedes-Benz Super Dome in New Orleans on Sunday at 10 a.m. (PT). TV: FOX-TV (Ch. 2), Kevin Burkhardt (play-by-play), Charles Davis (analyst), Pam Oliver (reporter). ODDS: Saints -2.5. OVER/UNDER: 44.5. SERIES: 49ers lead all-time series 48-26-2. LAST MEETING: Saints won 41-23 at Levi’s Stadium on Nov. 6, 2016. WHY 49ERS COULD WIN: In the simplest terms, here’s why the 49ers have to feel good about their chances: They went on the road against arguably the league’s best team in Baltimore and probably should have won. … Drew Brees may still be a top-notch quarterback, but the 49ers’ defense should be able to give he and the Saints fits. The 49ers have the league’s top defense against the pass — they allow just 134.2 yards through the air — and have held their last three opponents to a little more than 105 yards per game. … New Orleans may also find the going tough when it…

Q&A: Steve Kerr’s second-ever losing season is defined by equal parts patience and frustration

CHICAGO — The first few weeks of the Warriors’ season were filled with injuries and defeats, and head coach Steve Kerr will be pushed into something he’s only experienced once in his two-plus decades in the league: A losing record. In 23 seasons as a player, general manager and head coach, the only losing season Kerr has had came when he was a backup guard with the 1990-91 Cleveland Cavaliers. Now, the 5-19 Warriors are poised to miss the playoffs for the first time in Kerr’s five-year coaching tenure. This season, Kerr spends more time teaching than managing super-star egos, and more time pacing the sideline than sitting on the bench. Talk of moral victories has replaced the high-wire drama of year’s past. The Warriors aren’t any good, but that doesn’t matter. They know there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, when All-Stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson return healthy next season. Kerr’s challenge is to get from Point A to Point B. Q: Has it been especially challenging to keep the team motivated during this stretch? “Not so much motivated, but just…

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