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Marshawn Lynch's appeal of 1-game suspension denied

Marshawn Lynch's appeal of his one-game suspension for shoving an official was denied Tuesday and the running back will miss Oakland's game this week at Buffalo.

Appeals officer James Thrash, who was appointed jointly by the league and the NFLPA, upheld the one-game ban without pay.

Lynch will not be allowed to be with the Raiders until Oct. 30, clearing the way for second-year backs Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington to carry the load for the Raiders (3-4) against the Bills (4-2).

"We're going to miss him but it's the next-man-up mentality," Richard said. "It's the NFL. We can't whine about it because if that's the case we'll go out this week and end...