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• Raiders announce plan to help Oakland schools: ALAMEDA (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have announced a new plan to help local schools while filling stadium seats.

Raiders CEO Amy Trask says the team will donate 10 percent of the gross proceeds of new season tickets purchased and paid for from May 1 to June 30 to the Oakland Unified School District.

The price of Raiders season tickets ranges from $260 for upper-level seats to $1,510 for premium tickets.

Oakland schools have endured teacher layoffs and some closures in recent years as officials get back on financial track.

The state took over the district in 2003 after officials ran up a deficit of roughly $82 million. The district regained control in 2009, but is still making annual debt payments of about $6 million.

• Raiders to bring Sorgi in for workout: ALAMEDA (AP) — The Oakland Raiders are bringing in quarterback Jim Sorgi for a tryout.

Sorgi’s agent, Matt Brei, said Sorgi will work out for Oakland on Tuesday.

The Raiders are looking for a veteran backup quarterback to play behind starter Carson Palmer. They are also bringing in Matt Leinart this week.

Sorgi spent six years in Indianapolis as Peyton Manning’s backup. He spent the 2010 season with the New York Giants on injured reserve with a right shoulder injury and did not play last season.

The only other quarterbacks on the roster currently are Terrelle Pryor and Rhett Bomar.


• Utah State, San Jose State acknowledge MWC talks: SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials at Utah State and San Jose State acknowledge they are in discussions with the Mountain West Conference over realignment for 2013 yet say no formal agreement has been reached.

Conference USA already is set to bring aboard Texas-San Antonio just months before the school was to begin its first season in the Western Athletic Conference.

The moves could mean the end of the WAC as a football league.

Utah State athletic director Scott Barnes is attending WAC meetings in Phoenix but acknowledged “things have progressed,” though no decision is formal.

San Jose State sports information director Lawrence Fan said Monday the school also has been in discussions to join the Mountain West.

Utah State and San Jose State have a history dating to their days in the Big West.


• Man City beats Man United 1-0 in crunch derby: MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Vincent Kompany’s thumping header gave Manchester City a crucial 1-0 derby win against Manchester United on Monday to overtake its rival atop the Premier League with just two games remaining.

Kompany connected with David Silva’s corner to score the decisive goal in first-half stoppage time at the Etihad Stadium and City held on for a potentially title-deciding victory as it now leads United on goal difference.

City visits Newcastle United and hosts Queens Park Rangers in the remaining fixtures, while United finishes against Swansea at home and Sunderland away.

After leading the Premier League for most of the season, City trailed United by eight points earlier this month but two more wins should now be enough to claim a first league title since 1968.


• Marko Djokovic loses in 1st round of Serbia Open: BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The Djokovic family did not enjoy any success at their home tournament.

After defending champion Novak Djokovic pulled out of the event, his brother Marko lost in the first round to Filippo Volandri on Monday.

Marko Djokovic, a wild-card entry, was broken four times and never forced a break point of his own as Volandri beat him 6-3, 6-1.

The tournament is organized by the Djokovic family. Novak, the world’s top-ranked player, pulled out because of the recent death of his grandfather, decision he called one of the hardest of his career.

In other first-round matches Monday, Dusan Lajovic of Serbia defeated fellow wild-card entry Evgeny Donskoy of Russia 7-5, 6-4, and Ivan Dodig used six breaks to overcome Adrian Ungur of Romania 6-2, 6-7 (4), 6-4.