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Cable talks to Al Davis about alleged beatings

Coach Tom Cable said Wednesday that he has spoken with Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis about allegations that Cable has a history of violent behavior toward women.

“What we talked about is between us and we’ll keep it that way,” Cable said.

Cable said the conversation came within the past two days and that his job status was not discussed. Cable said he plans to coach the team for the remainder of the season.

The Raiders are undergoing a “serious evaluation” of allegations made to ESPN by Cable’s first wife, Sandy Cable, and former girlfriend, Marie Lutz, that the coach physically abused them.

Cable acknowledged striking Sandy Cable with an open hand more than 20 years ago, the only time he’s ever touched a woman inappropriately.

Manning-Rivers I

When Eli Manning and Philip Rivers play at Giants Stadium on Sunday, it’ll be the first matchup between the two quarterbacks who were swapped for each other during the first round of the 2004 draft.

“There’s a natural rivalry there with Philip and Eli …,” Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson said. “Those two are going to be linked for their whole career. So, as a fan, that’s something you want to watch.”

Extra points

The Colts lost starting linebacker Tyjuan Hagler for the season with a ruptured biceps. … Philadelphia running back Brian Westbrook expects to play Sunday when the Eagles (5-2) play host to the Cowboys (5-2). … St. Louis kicker Josh Brown, a former Seahawk, was NFC special teams player of the week after he kicked a 41-yard field goal and threw a 36-yard TD pass against Detroit.

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