Marcus Thompson II
( Wesley Hitt )
Thompson: Raiders show good and bad sides in win over Tennessee Titans

The Raiders, for all their promise, are still hampered by inconsistency and the thorns of inexperience. Their talent seems greater than the production. And just when it seems they deserve a tongue-lashing, they do something to remind you of what might be in store.
Tim Kawakami
( Dan Honda )
Kawakami: 49ers got it all wrong last winter

They could have had Vic Fangio or Adam Gase -- or even Jim Harbaugh -- but they wanted Jim Tomsula 
Mark Purdy
( Dan Honda )
Purdy: Gabbert staying in conversation to be 49ers' QB of the future

The San Francisco 49ers lost, but quarterback Blaine Gabbert had another solid outing in his audition to remain part of the team's future.  
Bud Geracie
( )
Wake of the Week archive: Trouble for local hero 10 years ago

Bud Geracie's archived column from 2004 that takes a sideways look back at the local and national sports scene 
(Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Coldplay to headline Super Bowl 50 halftime?

Coldplay, Taylor Swift and Maroon 5 are all in the running to play Super Bowl 50 in February at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, according to report.