ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Derek Carrs first NFL win came against Kansas City after 10 straight losses to begin his career.Since then, Carr and the Oakland Raiders havent had nearly as much success against the Chiefs.Carr will look to end Oaklands four-game losing streak to the Chiefs when the Raiders (10-2) visit Kansas City (9-3) on Thursday night in a game that could determine the winner of the AFC West.To be honest, its the Groundhog Day thing, Carr said. Everyone asks, `Theyve beaten you this many times, and these things and all of that. When Im preparing for these guys, it never goes through my head. That stuff never has a determining factor on anything I write down, anything that goes on in my brain or anything like that. I just prepare for them just like I do any other game.While the preparation might be the same, the results havent been for Carr against the Chiefs. He has completed just 58 percent of his passes in five starts against the Chiefs for 219.6 yards per game, six touchdowns, five interceptions and a 72.0 passer rating. Those numbers are far below his career averages.Carr will have to do better if the Raiders want to take control of the tightly packed division race with a win, moving two games up with three to go. A loss would leave Kansas City and Oakland tied with the Chiefs owning the tiebreaker by virtue of sweeping the season series. Denver goes into the weekend two games behind Oakland.It just shows how good our division is, Carr said. I think its a cool thing to be honest. I think its awesome. Competition brings the best out of everybody. Its been like that all year. Weve all been right there with each other and weve all been pushing each other. Its fun, man.After leading the late touchdown drive to beat Kansas City at home on a Thursday night in 2014 for his first win in his 11th career start, Carr has come up short against Kansas City.He couldnt get Oakland in the end zone until the closing minute of a 31-13 loss in his second meeting in 2014. Critical mistakes have done him in since then.Carr threw three fourth-quarter interceptions in the first meeting last year, including one returned for a touchdown, to set up three TDs for Kansas City in a 34-20 Oakland loss at home. He was intercepted again in a loss at Kansas City to end the 2015 season.Then in the first meeting this year, Carr led a touchdown drive to open the game before being intercepted by Marcus Peters on the second drive. Oakland got only one field goal the rest of the way in a 26-10 loss that was one of the only games in coach Jack Del Rios two-year tenure when Oakland was never within one score in the fourth quarter.Carr has been otherwise spectacular this season, leading five fourth-quarter comebacks as he is on pace to set career bests with a 65.5 completion percentage, 7.4 yards per attempt and a 100.3 passer rating. Carr has 24 TD passes with only five interceptions.I just think hes mature, Del Rio said. Hes mature. Hes a young player. Hes maturing and thats probably the thing that Im most pleased with. Obviously, the productivity is awesome, but the way he has conducted himself, the maturity, the handling it, continuing to heap praise on his teammates, to make it more about us, not about anything hes doing individually. Its more about us as a team. I think thats really healthy for us.Game notes The Raiders practiced without helmets as Del Rio tries to keep the team fresh on the short week. ... S Karl Joseph (toe), Stacy McGee (ankle), Darius Latham (ankle) and LB Shilique Calhoun (knee) did not practice.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL NFL Jerseys Outlet . The deal is pending a physical, assistant general manager Bobby Evans said. Traded from Seattle to Baltimore on Aug. 30, Morse also can play first base and right field to give manager Bruce Bochy some flexibility in writing his lineup. NFL Jerseys China . Supported by three-run homers from Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos, the young right-hander went seven strong innings in the Washington Nationals 8-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. http://www.cheapnfljerseysaustralia.com/ . -- Adam Snyder returned to the San Francisco 49ers this season because the offensive lineman thought it was his best opportunity to win a championship. 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He tried to tackle me in the backyard, Green recalled of her brother, Mitchell, now 25 and still playing rugby union. It helped. Growing up, we were sort of rough with each other. He told me `You should try rugby, youd be so good at it.That wasnt exactly the unanimous family line. Her mother, Yolanta, wasnt really sold on the idea at first.She was unsure about it -- she was worried, Green said. `Ellia, cant you pick a sport where you cant get hurt?Four years later, by her reckoning, Green has had five operations.Finger surgeries, Ive lost teeth, shoulder operations, she said, running through her catalog of injuries. Thats one thing (Yolanta) was worried about.But above all, she said opportunities like this dont come often. If it wasnt for her, I probably wouldnt have gone on with it.Greens initial contact with rugby sevens was as a driver -- giving her cousin a ride to a Pathway to Gold talent identification tryout in Melbourne in 2012. There were women there from all kinds of sports, and from all over Australia.I wasnt planning on going at all. I was just taking my cousin, Green recalled in an interview with The Associated Press. It was spontaneous. There were 150-200 girls. They only picked two.One of those was Green, who was born in Fiji and raised in Australia.The team has several players drawn from other sports, including Chloe Dalton, who earlier had aspirations to be in Australias womens basketball team, field hockey players Shannon Parry and Sharni Williams, who was a full-time auto mechhanic, and Charlotte Caslick and Alicia Quirk from touch football -- a non-contact form of rugby.ddddddddddddaving a squad of full-time contracted players paid off in the womens world sevens series when the Australians broke New Zealands dominance of the competition,Green made more clean line breaks than anyone in the 2016 world series and scored 17 tries -- fourth on the list for the season -- lifting her career tally to 61. New Zealander Portia Woodman led the try-scoring for the season with 24, followed by Greens Australian teammate Emilee Cherry with 22 and Ghislaine Landry of Canada with 19.Australia won the first three titles in the five-event series and reached the final on the last stop to finish with 94 points, 14 clear of second-place New Zealand and 20 clear of Canada and England.The convincing series win make the Australians favorites for gold in Rio, but Green and her teammates are conscious that New Zealand timed its preparations to peak for the Olympic tournament which kicks off Saturday.Speed is one of the Australian teams biggest assets, and Green knows shell be in the targets of defenders for that reason. She looks inside and outside of the game for motivation, recalling the posters of sprinters she had on her walls in her track and field days, admiring the likes of Carmelita Jeter, Allyson Felix and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.From a rugby sevens perspective, she looks to the likes of U.S. mens players Carlin Isles and Perry Baker.I do look up to speedsters, she said. I just like the power.Rugby is returning to the Olympics for the first time in 92 years, in the modified sevens version rather than the traditional 15-a-side game. Women will be playing for rugby medals for the first time, and Green sees that as an opportunity to break down some stereotypes.I want to be a tough girl who can do anything, she said. Im into my cars. I love building -- I did some construction work last year. I dont think there should be any boundaries to what girls should do. 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