Tim Kawakami
Kawakami: Beane would trade Cespedes for Lester again

Against the odds, Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane puts together teams that matter
Mark Purdy
(Andrew Nelles)
Purdy: Sharks take middle road at trade deadline

San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson didn't throw in the towel with his trade-deadline moves, but neither did he upgrade the roster significantly for a 2015 playoff run. 
M. Thompson II
Thompson: Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green rejecting pressure

A big payday looms for Draymond Green, but the forward plays on with his usual abandon.
(Tribune News Service)
Suit levels claims against Beneful

A Northern California man has filed a class-action suit against the makers of Beneful that alleges the dry food is making dogs sick and killing some.