(Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)
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?
( Doug Pensinger )
Purdy: Expect Hayne to be a 49er

American rugby icon Jack Clark gives 49ers' Australian import Jarryd Hayne a passing NFL grade. 
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( Nhat V. Meyer )
Thompson: Imagining a winning 49ers season ... don't laugh

Can the 49ers really be a playoff team this year? Yes, with a little imagination 
( Susan Pollard )
Warriors' exhibition opener at SAP Center on October 5

Golden State Warriors will begin their exhibition season by playing the Toronto Raptors on October 5 at SAP Center in San Jose, with the first 10,000 fans getting a Stephen Curry bobblehead in a San Jose Sharks jersey. 
A's reliever Evan Scribner to miss rest of the season

Oakland A's right-hander Evan Scriber has a torn lat muscle in his right shoulder, and injury that sidelined him for three months in 2011 while pitching for the San Diego Padres. 
Jarryd Hayne closes exhibition season among NFL leaders

Jarryd Hayne'sĀ four-game flurry wasn't just fun to watch, it was among the league's most productive.Hayne finished as the NFL s second-leading rusher of the exhibition season, and his 183 yards were only eight behind leader Zach Zenner of the Detroit Lions. 
(Ed Crisostomo/The Orange County Register via AP)
'Star Wars' BB-8 droid is an instant hit

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ merchandise unveiling has fans waiting in line outside stores.