Oakland Raiders

Oakland Athletics president Dave Kaval and Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf unveil new plans for the Oakland Athletics' stadium at Howard Terminal on Nov. 27, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Kolsky: Bay Area sports teams make New Years resolutions

As a bi-weekly columnist for a local newspaper, I am imbued with…

 

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Aldon Smith pleads no contest in domestic violence case

Former San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders player Aldon Smith pleaded no…

 

John Lynch, Jed York, Jimmy Garoppolo and Kyle Shanahan at the quarterback's introductory press conference in Santa Clara. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Matt Kolsky’s Bay Area Sports Thanksgiving: Giving thanks is easy when things are this good

Happy Thanksgiving, Bay Area sports fans! This is a silly, frivolous column…

 

Quarterback Nick Mullens (4) of the San Francisco 49ers walks back to the team locker room and breaks down as fans cheer for him after his first career start -- a win over the Oakland Raiders -- at Levi's Stadium on November 1, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner).

San Francisco 49ers QB Nick Mullens makes quite an impression in 34-3 drubbing of Oakland Raiders in final Battle of the Bay

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- As San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens walked up…

Quarterback Nick Mullens (4) of the San Francisco 49ers walks back to the team locker room and breaks down as fans cheer for him after his first career start -- a win over the Oakland Raiders -- at Levi's Stadium on November 1, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens rolls out during a drill at practice on Oct. 18, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Bonta Hill: In what’s possibly the last Battle of the Bay, neither team has shown much fight

Before the season, I sure thought the NFL made the right decision…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens rolls out during a drill at practice on Oct. 18, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman takes a knee during an injury time out for linebacker Reuben Foster (#51) during the third quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium on October 21, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Injury status: C.J. Beathard, Richard Sherman listed as questionable for 49ers-Raiders on Thursday night

San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard is officially questionable headed into Thursday…

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman takes a knee during an injury time out for linebacker Reuben Foster (#51) during the third quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium on October 21, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens rolls out during a drill at practice on Oct. 18, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Nick Mullens preparing for his first NFL action with San Francisco 49ers after injury to C.J. Beathard

SANTA CLARA -- Brett Favre used to periodically visit his alma mater,…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens rolls out during a drill at practice on Oct. 18, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Minnesota Vikings defensive back Mike Hughes breaks up a pass intended for San Francisco 49ers WR Pierre Garcon in the third quarter on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. The incomplete pass forced a field goal. (Brian Peterson/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

San Francisco 49ers working to deal Pierre Garçon before NFL trade deadline

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner After their sixth consecutive loss…

Minnesota Vikings defensive back Mike Hughes breaks up a pass intended for San Francisco 49ers WR Pierre Garcon in the third quarter on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. The incomplete pass forced a field goal. (Brian Peterson/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard is hit in the backfield as Chandler Jones (55) of the Arizona Cardinals bears down on Oct. 7, 2018 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. (Chris Vitorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bonta Hill: Time to eulogize Bay Area football

One of California’s oldest independent business firms, McAvoy O'Hara Evergreen Mortuary, resides…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard is hit in the backfield as Chandler Jones (55) of the Arizona Cardinals bears down on Oct. 7, 2018 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. (Chris Vitorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. (Aleah Fajardo/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Penalties, lack of execution and lack of pass rush sink Raiders in Jon Gruden’s return

OAKLAND -- Derek Carr zipped a 32-yard gainer up the seam to…

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. (Aleah Fajardo/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden stands on the sidelines during the game against the Green Bay Packers at the Oakland Coliseum on Friday, August 24, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Bonta Hill: Departure of the (Khalil) Mack was the wrong call

I refused to envision a scenario in which the Oakland Raiders traded…

Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden stands on the sidelines during the game against the Green Bay Packers at the Oakland Coliseum on Friday, August 24, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr goes through a drill during the first day of training camp on July 27, 2018, in Napa, California. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Where should you draft Derek Carr this fantasy season?

Merry Christmas fantasy football fans, the best part of the year is…

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr goes through a drill during the first day of training camp on July 27, 2018, in Napa, California. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman runs through a drill during practice on Aug. 22, 2018, at the team's Santa Clara practice facility. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Kolsky: Bold predictions for a new NFL season

The NFL season is just around the corner, so it’s time to…

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman runs through a drill during practice on Aug. 22, 2018, at the team's Santa Clara practice facility. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Marshawn Lynch finally gets his own Skittles pack. (Courtesy / Skittles)

Marshawn Lynch gets his own Skittles pack

 Skittles and Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch have finally, officially,…

Marshawn Lynch finally gets his own Skittles pack. (Courtesy / Skittles)
Oakland Raiders running back Chris Warren carries the ball during a training camp practice in August of 2018 in Napa, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Running back Chris Warren makes his case in Oakland Raiders loss to Rams in the L.A. Coliseum

LOS ANGELES -- During the Oakland Raiders preseason opener last week against…

Oakland Raiders running back Chris Warren carries the ball during a training camp practice in August of 2018 in Napa, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley warms up for the second preseason game of 2018 against the Los Angeles Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Five Takeaways: Nothing but pulled punches as Oakland Raiders return to Los Angeles to face Rams

LOS ANGELES -- The last time the Raiders played at the Los…

Oakland Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley warms up for the second preseason game of 2018 against the Los Angeles Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Marshawn Lynch runs through a drill in Napa during a July 28 practice on the first day of Oakland Raiders training camp. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Kolsky: Raiders are Schroedinger’s football team

If you’ve never heard of Schrödinger’s cat, this attempt to explain the…

Marshawn Lynch runs through a drill in Napa during a July 28 practice on the first day of Oakland Raiders training camp. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Raiders quarterback Connor Cook delivers a pass on the first day of Raiders training camp in Napa, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Connor Cook takes strides in Oakland Raiders backup QB battle with preseason opener performance

OAKLAND, Calif. --On Friday, as the Oakland Raiders entered the Oakland Coliseum…

Oakland Raiders quarterback Connor Cook delivers a pass on the first day of Raiders training camp in Napa, Calif. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Raiders wide receivers Dwayne Harris (17), Griff Whalen (13), Martavis Bryant (12) and Johnny Holton (16) walk towards a drill during training camp in August of 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Martavis Bryant behind the curve at Oakland Raiders training camp

NAPA, Calif. -- When the Oakland Raiders traded a third-round pick to…

Oakland Raiders wide receivers Dwayne Harris (17), Griff Whalen (13), Martavis Bryant (12) and Johnny Holton (16) walk towards a drill during training camp in August of 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Giorgio Tavecchio readies to kick a field goal during the seventh day of Oakland Raiders training camp. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Raiders reportedly waive kicker Giorgio Tavecchio

Updated at 9:18 PM with confirmation. NAPA, Calif. -- Early Friday afternoon,…

Giorgio Tavecchio readies to kick a field goal during the seventh day of Oakland Raiders training camp. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)