Sports briefs: Davis sells stake in Raiders

Al Davis has sold a 20 percent interest in the Raiders, but he and his family remain in total control of the team. The transaction, involving a small group of investors, was approved at the NFL’s owners meetings unanimously and without debate, an NFL spokesman said. The group buying the share is led by businessmen Paul Leff, David Abrams and Dan Goldring.

Cal’s Anderson on Wooden list

Cal sophomore men’s basketball player Ryan Anderson is one of 50 players named to the preseason watch list for the John R. Wooden Award. The 6-foot-10 forward is the Pac-10 Conference’s top returning scorer at 17.3 points per game. He also averaged 8.3 rebounds per game, fifth-best in the Pac-10.

Tickets remain for season opener

Less than 1,000 tickets remain to see Baron Davis and the Warriors open the season Tuesday against Carlos Boozer and the Utah Jazz at Oracle Arena. The Jazz eliminated the Warriors from the playoffs in the Western Conference semifinals in May. Tickets can be purchased at www.warriors.com or by calling (888) 479-4667. No home games have yet sold out.

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