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Actor James Garner attends a game between San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Raiders at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 29, 1991 in Los Angeles. (George Rose/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: The Raiders Lost A Good Friend In James Garner

James Garner was best known for ‘Maverick’ and ‘The Rockford Files,’ but John Madden knew the actor as one of the most passionate fans of the Raiders. “James Garner was a true friend, and he was a true Raiders’ fan,” Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.

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New Orleans Saints v Houston Texans

New Raider Veteran Players Seeking To Prove Doubters Wrong

Discarded or unwanted by their former teams, players with a history of success in the NFL talked about the motivation of having a “chip on the shoulder” when they arrived in Oakland.

07/21/2014

An exterior view of Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara as it nears completion, May 13, 2014. (CBS)

Daily Madden: Levi’s Stadium Trying To Offer Game Plus Everything You Have At Home

“How great that is and how big that is, not only for the 49ers but for pro football,” Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/18/2014

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49ers Extend Contract Of Left Tackle Joe Staley

The San Francisco 49ers showed off their new home in style Thursday while quietly making a move to protect quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s blindside.

07/18/2014

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5 Places I’d Like To See The NFL Draft

The NFL just announced that the NFL Draft will not be held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City next year. Here is my list of places that I’d like to see the NFL Draft.

07/18/2014

Confetti and streamers are lauched at the climax of a ribbon cutting ceremony at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, July 17, 2014. (CBS)

49ers Open Levi’s Stadium With Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

he San Francisco 49ers have officially opened Levi’s Stadium with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new facility Thursday.

07/17/2014

Brandon Crawford #35 of the San Francisco Giants scores in the second inning against Drew Butera #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on May 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Dodgers Now Worth Twice As Much As Giants

If watching the Los Angeles Dodgers catch, and then pass, the San Francisco Giants in the standings wasn’t insulting enough, now comes word that the LA team is quite a bit more valuable than the Giants, according to Forbes Magazine’s list of “The World’s 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams.

07/16/2014

Darren McFadden #20 of the Oakland Raiders is tackled by Lavonte David #54 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at O.co Coliseum on November 4, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Raiders Among 2 NFL Teams Not On ‘Most Valuable’ Franchise List

Forbes is out with its list of “The World’s 50 Most Valuable Sports Franchises,” including such perennial NFL bottom-dwellers as the Browns, Vikings, Dolphins and Bills. Heck, pretty much every team in the league made the list, but not the Raiders.

07/16/2014

Derek Jeter

Daily Madden: Derek Jeter Deserving Of All-Star Fanfare

Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter is expected to start for the American League in the All-Star game Tuesday night in his last season playing professional baseball.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/15/2014

Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. (CBS)

Levi’s Stadium Days Away From Opening Ceremony, First 49er Game

Levi’s Stadium will officially open on Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in time for the first 49er game in August, but questions over transportation logistics remain.

07/15/2014

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