Raiders receiver Denarius Moore hadn’t seen anything like it since his days as a youth in Tatum, Texas.
He worked his way to the back of the end zone, saw quarterback Terrelle Pryor rolling to his right, then could scarcely believe his eyes as Pryor gave him a nod indicating he wanted Moore to drift to his right.
The result was a 2-yard touchdown pass in a victory over the San Diego Chargers last week.
“Last time I did that was playing in my backyard,” Moore said this week.
– Jerry McDonald, San Jose Mercury News
Despite the A’s painful Game 5 loss – the team’s sixth consecutive loss in a postgame series that went five games – Oakland is still set up well for the future. The A’s have won back-to-back AL West titles, and the core of the team will be back – including key sparkplug Coco Crisp, the A’s leadoff man and center fielder. Beane said Friday that “it’s apparent” that the team will pick up Crisp’s $7.5 million option for next season.
The A’s also might have the ace of their staff back: Free agent All-Star Bartolo Colon toldThe Chronicle on Friday that he would like to return to Oakland.
– Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle
Friday at noon, the Warriors embark on the 6,000-mile journey. They land in Beijing on Saturday evening and will have a team dinner later that night. Sunday, after practice, they will make the trip to the Great Wall and later visit the Taijing Migrant School.
On Monday is a welcome reception and team dinner, and Tuesday is game day. After the game, the team flies to Shanghai. On Thursday, Fan Appreciation Day is being held at the Oriental Sports Center, which will include the players putting on a clinic for fans. Friday, they play the Lakers again before flying back home on Saturday.
Coach Mark Jackson said the life experience that will come from this trip is important. And the Warriors are going to experience it together.
– Marcus Thompson, Bay Area News Group