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Long before vice president Mike Pence used a 49ers-Colts game as a backdrop for a political stunt, it was impossible to “stick to sports.” (Sam Riche/TNS)

Sports is politics, politics is sports

Quick hits with Kolsky Anyone in the sports media who has ever…

 

49ers' Carlos Hyde tries to save the ball after being tackled during the fourth quarter of the San Francisco 49ers VS. Carolina Panthers game at Levi's Stadium on Sunday, September 10, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

No surprises from 49ers, Raiders; No offseason for NBA fans

Quick hits with Kolsky The world watched Week 1 of the NFL…

 

Baltimore Ravens strong safety Eric Weddle (32) watches Oakland Raiders wide receiver Seth Roberts (10) make a touchdown reception Oct. 2, 2016, in Baltimore. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun/TNS)

Nevada legislature holds special meeting to lure Raiders to Vegas

The Nevada state legislature is holding a special meeting Monday to consider…

 

Chip Kelly. (Courtesy photo)

Ready or not, here comes Chip

The Chip Kelly era in Santa Clara is set to begin. The…

Chip Kelly. (Courtesy photo)
Oakland Raiders Owner Mark Davis speaks during a media conference Thursday in Oakland. With the Oakland Raiders’ long-term plans still up in the air, team officials announced Thursday afternoon that the team had agreed to a one-year lease extension to remain at the O.Co Coliseum for the 2016 NFL season. The deal also includes options for the 2017 and 2018 seasons, Raiders owner Mark Davis said at the press conference. (Ben Margot/AP)

Raiders agree to lease extension that keeps them in Oakland for at least one more year

Four weeks after being stymied in their effort to move to Los…

Oakland Raiders Owner Mark Davis speaks during a media conference Thursday in Oakland. With the Oakland Raiders’ long-term plans still up in the air, team officials announced Thursday afternoon that the team had agreed to a one-year lease extension to remain at the O.Co Coliseum for the 2016 NFL season. The deal also includes options for the 2017 and 2018 seasons, Raiders owner Mark Davis said at the press conference. (Ben Margot/AP)

Eddie D. should replace Trent Baalke

“York tries and, as usual, fails,” Jay Mariotti, Jan. 5 Eddie D.…

Raiders’ Reece nailed for PEDs

Raiders fullback Marcel Reece was suspended four games without pay Monday for…

The Raiders’ Amari Cooper (89) runs away from cornerback Jimmy Smith (22) on a 68-yard touchdown Sunday. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Reserved Cooper is life of party

Raiders’ rookie Amari Cooper had his coming-out party against the Baltimore Ravens…

The Raiders’ Amari Cooper (89) runs away from cornerback Jimmy Smith (22) on a 68-yard touchdown Sunday. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack leads a young core that expects to take the next step under head coach Jack Del Rio this season. (Tony Avelar/AP)

Raiders are team on the move

The Raiders may have one foot out of Oakland and the other…

Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack leads a young core that expects to take the next step under head coach Jack Del Rio this season. (Tony Avelar/AP)
Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray listens during a news conference after mini camp at an NFL football facility. After being more of a spectator than participant his first two years in the NFL, Latavius Murray is ready to carry the load this season for the Raiders. (Eric Risberg/AP File Photo)

Raiders expect Murray to revive running game

NAPA — Whether it was because of injuries his first year or…

Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray listens during a news conference after mini camp at an NFL football facility. After being more of a spectator than participant his first two years in the NFL, Latavius Murray is ready to carry the load this season for the Raiders. (Eric Risberg/AP File Photo)
Oakland Raiders free safety Charles Woodson, left, talks with linebacker Curtis Lofton, right, during their football training camp in Napa. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Woodson still going strong for Raiders at age 38

NAPA — Charles Woodson is showing few signs of slowing down even…

Oakland Raiders free safety Charles Woodson, left, talks with linebacker Curtis Lofton, right, during their football training camp in Napa. (Eric Risberg/AP)
Dan Honda/Oakland Tribune via APFrom left

'Serious' Cooper will let actions speak

After selecting Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper with the No. 4 overall…

Dan Honda/Oakland Tribune via APFrom left
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP File Photo49ers’ first-round pick Arik Armstead will have big shoes to fill in the team’s defense.

49ers, Raiders go separate ways in draft

49ers general manager Trent Baalke has often said he doesn’t draft for…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP File Photo49ers’ first-round pick Arik Armstead will have big shoes to fill in the team’s defense.
Ben Margot/ap file photoKwame Harris was arrested Sunday for reportedly being under the influence of drugs

Kwame Harris arrested on driving under the influence, resisting arrest charges

Kwame Harris, a former player for the 49ers and Raiders, was arrested…

Ben Margot/ap file photoKwame Harris was arrested Sunday for reportedly being under the influence of drugs
Jack Dempsey/AP File PhotoThe Oakland Raiders are interviewing Del Rio for their head coaching vacancy. A person with knowledge of the interview said the Raiders are meeting with Del Rio on Saturday. Jan. 3

Jack Del Rio to get 2nd interview with Raiders

ALAMEDA -- Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio will be the first…

Jack Dempsey/AP File PhotoThe Oakland Raiders are interviewing Del Rio for their head coaching vacancy. A person with knowledge of the interview said the Raiders are meeting with Del Rio on Saturday. Jan. 3
Ben Margot/AP PhotoOakland Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano had his formal interview for the head coach job on Wednesday

Raiders coaching search features at least 7 candidates

ALAMEDA -- The Oakland Raiders' search for a new head coach has…

Ben Margot/AP PhotoOakland Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano had his formal interview for the head coach job on Wednesday
Jack Dempsey/AP File PhotoThe Oakland Raiders are interviewing Del Rio for their head coaching vacancy. A person with knowledge of the interview said the Raiders are meeting with Del Rio on Saturday. Jan. 3

Raiders pick up pace on head coach search

ALAMEDA -- The Oakland Raiders are picking up the pace on their…

Jack Dempsey/AP File PhotoThe Oakland Raiders are interviewing Del Rio for their head coaching vacancy. A person with knowledge of the interview said the Raiders are meeting with Del Rio on Saturday. Jan. 3
Ed Zurga/AP PhotoRaiders players huddle around  quarterback Derek Carr (4)] during the first half of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City

Raiders look to build around QB Derek Carr

ALAMEDA -- The Oakland Raiders head into another long offseason with questions…

Ed Zurga/AP PhotoRaiders players huddle around  quarterback Derek Carr (4)] during the first half of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP PhotoLinebacker Khalil Mack was a fifth overall pick out of Buffalo and has been an impact player from the beginning.

Mack makes big impact as rookie with Raiders

ALAMEDA -- Fifteen years of wasted or traded away first-round draft picks…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP PhotoLinebacker Khalil Mack was a fifth overall pick out of Buffalo and has been an impact player from the beginning.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP PhotoOakland Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson (24) tackles Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland

Raiders haven't been good on the road since 2011

ALAMEDA -- The Oakland Raiders salvaged a little something from this season…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP PhotoOakland Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson (24) tackles Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland