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    October 24, 2017 7:06 AM PDT

    ALAMEDA, Calif. Danny Salazar Indians Jersey . -- For Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith, a matchup against his former team is just business and not anything personal even if the Kansas City Chiefs didnt make enough of an effort to keep him this offseason.Its a division game, an AFC game, so it has some importance to it, but theres nothing else special for me, Smith said.Smith has gone through this dance before when he faced his original team, Miami, in his second season with the Chiefs in 2014. Smith said he looks forward to checking in on some old friends before the game but is not looking to settle any old grudges.As much as Smith may try to downplay the significance of Sundays game in Oakland, his defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. knows that emotions will play a role because he has been through this situation as a player before.You try to say every game is the same, but its not, Norton said. You have a lot of friends on the other teams and sometimes theres good blood and sometimes theres bad blood with the management. So, you always want to let them know what theyre missing. Im not on your team and this is what youre missing. You always try to take it to another level when you play your former team.Smith left Kansas City to join the Raiders this offseason when he signed a four-year deal worth $38 million with $15 million fully guaranteed. His transition to Oakland hasnt been particularly smooth. He was pulled from the season opener after allowing a 98-yard touchdown catch to Brandin Cooks and had problems again the following week against Atlanta.But after allowing 10 catches on 12 targets the first two weeks, Smith has been much better of late by allowing just nine catches in 19 targets the past three games, according to Sportradar.I started out kind of slow, Smith said. I had to make some adjustments, some tweaks here and there. It was nothing serious, nothing that couldnt be fixed. Like I said, were on a nice little roll here, were playing pretty good.Smith also has two interceptions in that span, matching his high for a season as his work on improving his hands has paid dividends already this season for the Raiders.After dropping a couple of potential interceptions in the preseason, Smith has managed to hold onto the ball better when he has gotten the chance in real games.Early on we knew he had good instincts, we knew he had good knowledge but he always dropped the ball, Norton said. The ball would come to him and he would drop it all of the time, so we put him on the jugs machine and we threw the ball to him often and we talked to him about how to catch and we have certain drills set up for him.Now he will get to match up against players hes used to facing in practice like Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith and receiver Jeremy Maclin. Sean Smith said he used to treat practices against the Chiefs offense just like a game and now he will actually get to do it for real.It always makes for an interesting matchup, Alex Smith said. You know each other well. You went against him a lot in all of OTAs and camp and things like that. Itll be good. Hes obviously a really, really good player. Itll be a good matchup.Game notes RB Latavius Murray (toe), RT Menelik Watson (calf) and OL Vadal Alexander (ankle) did not practice.---Online:AP NFL website: and Larry Doby Jersey . A big centre with all the tools to be an elite player, Johansen paced the Blue Jackets with a standout game Saturday night. He had a goal and two assists for a career-high three points as Columbus beat the New York Islanders 5-2 to snap a five-game losing streak. Ricky Vaughn Indians Jersey . Kozun faked to the forehand and beat Monsters starter, Calvin Pickard, pad side in the second round for the winner. Spencer Abbott also scored in the shootout for the Marlies (25-13-4). . -- Brandon Jennings made the most of his first game with the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night.KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Hector Santiago shut down the Royals punchless offence for a career-best eight innings, and the Chicago White Sox roughed up Kansas City starter Jeremy Guthrie in a 9-1 rout Friday night. Dayan Viciedo hit a three-run homer and Alejandro de Aza added a two-run shot for the White Sox, who snapped a three-game skid with their best offensive output in nearly two weeks. They scored twice in the first inning and five times in the third, when they chased Guthrie (7-5) from the game. De Azas homer came off reliever Bruce Chen in the sixth. Most of that offence turned out to be moot the way Santiago (3-5) was pitching. The left-hander gave up just three hits and a walk, and Eric Hosmers homer in the sixth represented the only run Santiago has allowed to the Royals in 19 1-3 career innings. The replacement for injured starter Gavin Floyd, Santiago delivered easily his best performance since going seven scoreless innings May 7 against the New York Mets. It also helped the White Sox get back on a winning track after losing 17 of 22 and dropping a season-high 12 games below .500. It surely helped Santiagos confidence that the White Sox staked him to an early lead. On a warm, windy night at Kauffman Stadium, Guthrie walked three of the first five batters he faced, and the bases-loaded free pass that he issued to Paul Konerko brought in the games first run. Conor Gillaspie added a sacrifice fly later in the first inning to give Chicago a 2-0 lead. The real trouble for Guthrie came in the third, when Alexei Ramirez led off with a single and Alex Rios doubled over the head of Alex Gordon in left field. Eddie Robinson Jersey. Adam Dunns single drove in another run, and Gillaspies single knocked Guthrie from the game. Viciedo greeted Chen with a three-run shot to give the White Sox a 7-0 lead. Guthrie wound up allowing six runs on five hits and three walks in 2 1-3 innings, his shortest start since going the same distance for the Orioles on July 7, 2009. It was his second straight shaky outing, too -- he allowed five runs over seven innings Saturday night at Tampa Bay. All the more puzzling is that Guthrie had been having success against the White Sox. Since joining the Royals last year, the right-hander had been 3-0 in six starts against their AL Central rivals, giving up just two earned runs in 44 2-3 innings. Guthrie had given up that many Friday night before escaping the first inning. De Azas two-run homer in the sixth made it 9-0, the most runs that the Royals stingy pitching staff had allowed since an 11-6 loss to the New York Yankees on May 10. It was also the most runs the White Sox had scored since beating Toronto 10-6 on June 10. Tyler Flowers was the only member of the White Sox starting lineup without a hit. NOTES: The White Sox recalled RHP Brian Omogross from Triple-A Charlotte before the game. ... Major League Baseball announced the Royals will make up their May 2 game against Tampa Bay that was snowed out on Aug. 26 at Kauffman Stadium. The first pitch will be at 1:10 p.m. CT. ... LHP Jose Quintana takes the mound Saturday against Royals RHP Wade Davis. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '