Tim Kawakami
( George Bridges )
Kawakami: Putting a positive spin on 49ers, Raiders

It's early, so why not throw out a few gauzy, peppy, probably over-optimistic thoughts on some of the teams' recent activities?
 
Mark Purdy
( Nhat V. Meyer )
Purdy: Cooper gets Raiders fans' attention

Rookie receiver Amari Cooper has enough highlight plays to get Raiders fans excited 
M. Thompson II
(John Minchillo/AP)
Thompson: Serena Williams an Ali for a new generation

Tennis superstar combines greatness with cultural rebellion and epic swag. 
 
(Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
VMAs: Nicki Minaj fires back at Miley Cyrus

After winning award for 'Anaconda,” Minaj challenges Cyrus, who responds by seemingly blaming the media for feud.