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Court docs: Men attacked more fans than Stow

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Court docs: Men attacked more fans than Stow

Aug. 2, 2011
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Newly released details in an opening-day attack at Dodger Stadium indicate that Bryan Stow and his friends were not the first San Francisco Giants fans targeted that day by a pair of suspects in the brutal beating that left Stow with brain injuries, authorities said.Detectives think suspects Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood initially went after a group of young Giants fans in the stadium parking lot after the Dodger victory, with Sanchez taking a swing at one of them.Then, Stow, a paramedic from Santa Cruz, and a group of friends walked past as Sanchez stood by his sister's car. Sanchez hit two of them before chasing down Stow and punching him from behind in the side of his head, prosecutors said in a court document filed Monday."Stow's friends, who are paramedics, describe that Stow immediately lost consciousness and fell sideways to the ground without breaking his fall," the document states. "When Stow's head hit the ground witnesses heard his head impact the concrete and saw it bounce."Sanchez then kicked the unconscious Stow several times in the head while Stow's friends tried to shield him with their bodies, prosecutors said.Norwood is also accused of kicking Stow then standing over his prone body and saying, "Who else wants to fight?"The document, filed as part of a bail reduction hearing for Sanchez, provided the fullest account yet of the attack that left Stow near death and has kept him hospitalized for four months.Sanchez, 29, and Norwood, 30, have been charged with mayhem, assault, battery and other counts in the beating of Stow. On Monday, a judge continued the request to reduce bail for Sanchez from 500,000 to 100,000.Arraignment for both men was set for Aug. 10.Matthew Lee, one of the men with Stow who was also attacked, was going to be a witness but died over the weekend from an allergic reaction after eating a peanut, police Cmdr. Andy Smith said.The document portrays Sanchez as leading a rampage against Giants fans during and after the March 31 game.The trouble started inside the stadium, when Sanchez threw a soda at a woman. When her companion yelled at Sanchez, Norwood had to hold Sanchez back to stop him from attacking the man, the document states.Prosecutors also provided photos of weapons and ammunition they said were seized at Norwood's house, including an AR15 rifle with a scope, pistol-grip shotgun and revolver.Norwood allegedly told police he was holding the guns for Sanchez because Sanchez could not keep them at his parents' home where he was staying.Sanchez's attorney, Gilbert Quinones, said he had not seen enough evidence in the case to comment.A woman who answered the phone at Sanchez's home hung up without commenting Monday.A message left at the home of Norwood's mother home was not immediately returned.Prosecutors also outlined Sanchez's criminal past. His adult rap sheet includes battery on a spouse or cohabitant in 2003. He completed a yearlong domestic violence course as part of the case.In 2004, he was arrested for carrying a loaded firearm in a car and the following year he was convicted of driving under the influence.In 2005, he was arrested again for DUI after leading police on a high-speed chase through a residential community."It is clear from the crimes charged and from his criminal history that defendant Sanchez is completely incapable of controlling his behavior or obeying court orders," the document states.

What they're saying: NFL players speak out after Marshawn Lynch's ejection

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What they're saying: NFL players speak out after Marshawn Lynch's ejection

With 6:05 left in the first half of Thursday night's Chiefs vs Raiders contest, things took a wild turn. 

The Raiders and Chiefs found themselves in a scuffle after it appeared Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters hit Raiders quarterback Derek Carr late. Marshawn Lynch then sprinted off the sidelines. 

Lynch looked to get in the middle of the situation and get his good friend and Oakland native Peters out of the way. But while doing so, Lynch pushed an offical and was ejected from the game. 

Several NFL players then took to Twitter. 

Instant Analysis: In wild fashion, Raiders end losing streak with no time left

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Instant Analysis: In wild fashion, Raiders end losing streak with no time left

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OAKLAND – The Raiders were desperate for a win and played like it.

The offense woke from the dead. The defense showed energy and life.

Had they played like this recently, they would’ve been far better than 2-4. But they got what they earned, as head coach Jack Del Rio likes to say, and faced a virtual must win against the AFC’s finest.

It would take a Herculean effort from quarterback Derek Carr. The Raiders got that. He was nothing short of awesome.

The Chiefs don’t roll over for anyone. Some 2016 magic was required.

They got some, and plenty of it.

The Raiders beat Kansas City 31-30. Carr to Crabtree on an untimed down. And it kept their season alive.

They were so close to 2-5. They walked off the field 3-4, re-energized and in far better shape to face the rest of their season.

That result was earned with an excellent two-minute drill that featured some big moments, including a 39-yard catch and run by Amari Cooper. That was topped a short while later by a 13-yard pass to Jared Cook on 4th-and-11.

The Raiders worked it down to the 1-yard line on a 29-yard strike to Jared Cook. It was called a touchdown on the field, but ruled short of the goal line. That caused a 10-second runoff – Cook was in bounds -- that left eight seconds on the clock. Then Michael Crabtree pushed off. They the Chiefs were called for defensive holding, resulting in one untimed down. Holding gave the Raiders another.

That’s when Carr found Michael Crabtree for a game-tying touchdown. Girgio Tavecchio’s extra point won it.

The Raiders were down nine points to start the fourth quarter, but Tavecchio’s 26-yard field goal a few minutes in made it a one-score game.

The defense got a stop with six minutes left, and gave the offense a chance to win it.

The Raiders went three and out.

So did the Chiefs, courtesy of solid run defense and a Denico Autry/Khalil Mack sack.

The Silver and Black regained possession with 2:25 left and a timeout remaining.

You already know what happened next.

The Raiders offense came back to life Thursday night. Quarterback Derek Carr paced a frenzied attack, as you’d expect, sparked by deep plays missing in recent weeks.

Carr’s rare combination of zip and touch was back on display. He was nothing short of awesome, completing 29-of-52 passes for 417 yards and three touchdowns, in his best game of the season.

Previously slumping receiver Amari Cooper was active early, with touchdown catches on his team’s first two drives.

The home team’s total was hindered by a pair of missed field goals, though yards came in bunches all night.

Even so, it proved tough to compete with Kansas City’s high-powered offense. The Raiders defense created pressure and did some nice things, but gave up too many explosive plays on the night.

Smith hit speedster Tyreek Hill on a 64-yard catch and run for touchdown to cap a three-play, 99-yard drive. Albert Wilson scored from 63 yards out, thanks to a ball tipped back by Keith McGill – it should’ve been intercepted – that went right to Wilson for an easy score.

Welcome back, Amari: Top Raiders receiver Amari Cooper broke out of a prolonged slump with a dynamite performance. He had two huge catches early in the game, and finished with 11 catches for 210 yards and two touchdowns. He also drew a pass interference inside the Kansas City 5-yard line that set up another score.

Report: Penn and Crabtree argue on sideline: Raiders left tackle Donald Penn and receiver Michael Crabtree got into a shoving match on the sideline, according to CBS on-field reporter Tracy Wolfson.

Wolfson said offensive line coach Mike Tice had to break up the exchange. It’s uncertain why the incident began.

Marshawn gets ejected: Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch got ejected for making contact with an official in the second quarter. He came in from the sideline to protect Kansas City cornerback Marcus Peters, who was being confronted for a late hit on quarterback Derek Carr.

Lynch tried to get in the middle of teammates and his good friend and Oakland native, and ended up pushing an official. He will get fined and possibly suspended for the act.