Raiders QB Derek Carr channels inner Mamba down stretch (The Associated Press)

When the game is on the line in the closing minutes, Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr looks for inspiration in an unusual place. Instead of trying to emulate quarterbacks known for late-game heroics like Ken Stabler or Tom Brady, Carr looks to the basketball court and Kobe Bryant for a player to imitate. ”In my head, I’m a big Kobe fan,” Carr said Wednesday.