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NFL Capsule: Raiders at Chargers

NFL Capsule: Raiders at Chargers

OAKLAND (4-11) At SAN DIEGO (6-9)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - OFF

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Oakland 4-11; San Diego 7-8

SERIES RECORD - Raiders lead 58-46-2

AP PRO32 RANKING - Chargers No. 21; Raiders No. 30

LAST MEETING - Chargers beat Raiders 22-14, Sept. 10

LAST WEEK - Raiders lost to Panthers 17-6; Chargers beat Jets 27-17

RAIDERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (18), RUSH (29), PASS (8)

RAIDERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (20T), PASS (22)

CHARGERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (27), PASS (23)

CHARGERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (4), PASS (18)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Chargers coach Norv Turner, general manager A.J. Smith expected to be fired after season since Chargers out of playoffs for third straight season. Turner 113-122-1 in three stints as head coach, including at Oakland from 2004-05. ... Chargers can thank Raiders fans for sellout that lifted TV blackout in Southern California. Previous three Chargers home games were blacked out after several thousand tickets for each game went unsold. ... Chargers had four blackouts this season. ... Chargers had no players selected to Pro Bowl for first time since 2003, when they were NFL-worst 4-12. Six seasons ago, Chargers had 11 Pro Bowlers, including five starters. ... Raiders also had no players picked for AFC roster. ... Teams have combined for 10 wins; four of them have been against Kansas City (2-13), which is last in AFC West. ... Raiders coach Dennis Allen says it's possible both Matt Leinart and Terrelle Pryor could play after starting QB Carson Palmer went out with cracked ribs and bruised lung after being hit from behind by Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy. ... Chargers have won seven of last nine home games vs. Raiders. ... Chargers scored one TD in season-opening 22-14 win at Oakland on Sept. 10, relying on five FGs from Nate Kaeding, who was released Oct. 30.

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Don't expect a big role for Ramon Sessions with Wizards after signing as free agent

Don't expect a big role for Ramon Sessions with Wizards after signing as free agent

When Ramon Sessions was last with the Wizards, he was the primary backup point guard behind starter John Wall. Now back with the team on a 10-day contract, he is expected to play a much more muted role.

Wizards head coach Scott Brooks spoke of Sessions as the fourth-string point guard, not only behind Wall who remains out to recover from left knee surgery, but also behind Tomas Satoransky and Tim Frazier. The presence of Sessions should not affect Satoransky's minutes as the replacement starter and it doesn't sound like Frazier is in jeopardy of moving down the depth chart, either.

"I don't know how many minutes or opportunities he will get, but with the way he holds himself I feel comfortable if we need him in a pinch," Brooks said. "We have some coverage now if one of our guards goes down or gets in foul trouble."

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Brooks mentioned Sessions' ability to play some at shooting guard if needed. He also praised Sessions' penchant for getting to the free throw line. Sessions has averaged 3.9 free throw attempts in just 23.5 minutes per game. That's highest among active players who have averaged 24 minutes or less in their career.

Sessions played well for the Wizards down the stretch of the 2014-15 season and in the 2015-16 campaign. As a member of the Wizards, he averaged 9.2 points and 3.0 assists per game.

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He has played for eight different teams, but has always felt a connection to Washington.

"It just always felt like a place I could end up back one day," he said. "People always ask me, being on so many teams, 'what's the home team to you?' I always come back to the Wizards. It was a place I was only here a year-and-a-half, but it feels like much longer than that with the run we had and the fans and the support I get when I come here."

Exactly how long Sessions will be here is unclear. He couldn't crack the Knicks' rotation earlier this season and has a lot to prove. Still, he's excited for the opportunity.

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Kevin Durant commits $10 million to Prince George's County public schools

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Kevin Durant commits $10 million to Prince George's County public schools

Kevin Durant continues to give back to the community that raised him. 

Durant, who calls Prince George's County, MD., home, recently announced a partnership with Prince George's County public schools. 

The partnership, which comes with a $10 million dollar commitment from Durant, will help fund a program called College Track. Essentially, it's a 10-year program that provides basic infrastructure — test prep, tutoring, college selection and how to get financial aid — that kids from less-advantaged families often times don’t have.

Durant's money will go towards building College Track's Maryland center. There are nine other College Tracks across California, Colorado, and Louisiana, and the program has helped over 3,000 students get to college and beyond. This Maryland center will be the first of three that are planned to go up in the DC area. 

You can read the entire article about Durant and College Track right here. 

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