Tony Sparano

San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Alex Boone was signed by the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Vikings lure ex-49ers o-lineman with multiyear deal

MINNEAPOLIS — A person with direct knowledge of the deal tells The Associated…

 

49ers head coach Jim Tomsula talks to reporters after the game against the Seattle Seahawks  on Sunday.  (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Wanted: New head coach for new QB era

SEATTLE — He lost me at “Tony.” That’s when someone should have…

 

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AP source: Jack Del Rio to be new Raiders coach

The Oakland Raiders hired Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio as their…

 

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
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
Ben Margot/AP PhotoTony Sparano has garnered widespread support in the locker room after 12 games as interim head coach of the Oakland Raiders.

Sparano makes case to keep Raiders job

ALAMEDA -- Tony Sparano won over the locker room and changed the…

Ben Margot/AP PhotoTony Sparano has garnered widespread support in the locker room after 12 games as interim head coach of the Oakland Raiders.
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
Marcio Jose Sanchez/ap file photoThe Raiders look to play the role of spoiler against the Buffalo Bills today

Raiders hoping to play spoiler against Bills

Sammy Watkins has been in Buffalo less than a year and is…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/ap file photoThe Raiders look to play the role of spoiler against the Buffalo Bills today
Ben Margot/AP PhotoSome of the Oakland Raiders players want interim head coach Tony Sparano to be named the new head coach.

Some Raiders players want Sparano in 2015

ALAMEDA -- There have been several high-profile names talked about as potential…

Ben Margot/AP PhotoSome of the Oakland Raiders players want interim head coach Tony Sparano to be named the new head coach.
Ben Margot/AP File PhotoOakland Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland

Raiders move practice indoors because of storm

ALAMEDA -- The Oakland Raiders packed an equipment van, piled players into…

Ben Margot/AP File PhotoOakland Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland
Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)

Raiders look to avoid another post-win letdown

ALAMEDA -- The Raiders responded to their first win of the season…

Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)
AP Photo/Steven SenneRaiders receiver Rod Streater returned to practice Monday for the first time since breaking his left foot in a game against New England Oct. 2.

Receiver Streater returns to practice for Raiders

ALAMEDA -- Raiders receiver Rod Streater returned to practice Monday for the…

AP Photo/Steven SenneRaiders receiver Rod Streater returned to practice Monday for the first time since breaking his left foot in a game against New England Oct. 2.
Denis Poroy/AP file photoRookie quarterback Derek Carr and the Raiders face a short week as the Chiefs come to town Thursday.

Winless Raiders turn to night practice to prep for Chiefs

ALAMEDA -- Maybe a change in the practice schedule will be enough…

Denis Poroy/AP file photoRookie quarterback Derek Carr and the Raiders face a short week as the Chiefs come to town Thursday.
Ben Margot/AP file photoRaiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr had perhaps the worst game of his young NFL career Sunday against the Broncos.

Rookie Derek Carr hits bump in latest Raiders loss

ALAMEDA -- As the Oakland Raiders went through the first half of…

Ben Margot/AP file photoRaiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr had perhaps the worst game of his young NFL career Sunday against the Broncos.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/ap file photoThe future for Jim Harbaugh seems murky as of late.

Could 49ers, Raiders be bracing for bizarre coach moves?

Even if the 49ers manage to win in New Orleans on Sunday,…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/ap file photoThe future for Jim Harbaugh seems murky as of late.
Tony Dejak/AP file photoOakland Raiders interim head coach Tony Sparano

New problems, same results each week for Raiders

ALAMEDA — Every week there’s a new problem and the same result…

Tony Dejak/AP file photoOakland Raiders interim head coach Tony Sparano
Beck Diefenbach/APOakland Raiders defensive end LaMarr Woodley sits on the bench in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans Sunday

Raiders may lose Woodley to biceps injury

ALAMEDA — Raiders defensive end LaMarr Woodley has a serious biceps injury…

Beck Diefenbach/APOakland Raiders defensive end LaMarr Woodley sits on the bench in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans Sunday
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

Sparano puts trust in Raiders rookie QB Derek Carr

Soon after taking over as interim coach of the Oakland Raiders, Tony…

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
Ben Margot/ap file photoRaiders interim coach Tony Sparano is looking to get the team going in a better direction after an 0-4 start.

Sparano leads Raiders into meeting vs. Chargers

Before starting his first practice as Raiders interim coach, Tony Sparano dug…

Ben Margot/ap file photoRaiders interim coach Tony Sparano is looking to get the team going in a better direction after an 0-4 start.
Ben Margot/AP file photoRaiders interim coach Tony Sparano put the team through its first practice since Dennis Allen was fired.

Raiders get back to work under new coach

ALAMEDA -- With four straight losses to open the season and the…

Ben Margot/AP file photoRaiders interim coach Tony Sparano put the team through its first practice since Dennis Allen was fired.