The Raiders on Thursday signed free-agent receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El, who has yet to make his NFL debut.
Oakland waived receiver Saeed Blacknall to make room for Pierson-El on the roster. Blacknall spent most of his rookie season last year on the practice squad.
Pierson-El most recently played for Salt Lake in the Alliance of American Football. Before joining the AAF, Pierson-El spent time with Washington’s practice squad after being signed as an undrafted free agent and also played briefly with Montreal in the CFL.
Pierson-El played four seasons in college at Nebraska with 100 receptions for 1,309 yards and 11 TDs in 43 games.
• A Louisiana judge ruled that a damage lawsuit can continue against the NFL over the playoff “no-call” that helped the Los Angeles Rams beat the New Orleans Saints and advance to the Super Bowl.
State Civil District Court Judge Nicole Sheppard also ruled that attorney Antonio “Tony” LeMon can request documents and ask questions of NFL officials. LeMon says money isn’t the object of the February suit he and three others filed, which alleges fraud by NFL officials. It seeks only $75,000, which LeMon said would go to charity.
• Dwyan Morgan of Missouri was been fined $500 for pointing a laser at New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the AFC Championship Game with the Kansas City Chiefs in January.
KMBC reports Morgan pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor, disturbing the peace. He will pay the fine with no jail time.
Poston shoots 62
at PGA Tour event
J.T. Poston shot a 10-under-par 62 to take the first-round lead by one stroke over Nick Taylor in the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship in Nicholasville, Ky.
John Daly shot a 71, following a triple bogey on the par-4 fourth with an eagle on the par-5 fifth. Fighting osteoarthritis in his right knee, Daly was denied a cart by the R&A for the British Open, but has been approved for a cart at PGA Tour events.
• Morgan Pressel and Bay Area native Paula Creamer shot a best-ball 6-under 64 for a share of the second-round lead in the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational in Midland, Mich., the LPGA Tour’s first-year team event.
Stephanie Meadowand Giulia Molinaro had a 61, and Frenchwomen Celine Boutier and Karine Icher shot 62 to match Pressel and Creamer at 10-under 130 at Midland Country Club. The teams will play alternate shot Friday and close Saturday with a best-ball round.
NBA: The Minnesota Timberwolves signed rookie center Naz Reid to a multiyear contract after a strong performance for the team’s entry in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
Soccer: Lucas Rodriguez had two goals, Wayne Rooney scored his 11th of the season and D.C. United won 4-1 at expansion FC Cincinnati. … Jeremy Ebobisse scored on a header in the 83rd minute soon after subbing in to give the host Portland Timbers a 1-1 draw with Orlando City.
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