TIM KAWAKAMI
( D. ROSS CAMERON )
Kawakami: A's and Oakland have only each other

If Raiders follow Warriors out of Oakland, a new ballpark for A's becomes a realistic vision
 
MARK PURDY
( Ross D. Franklin )
Purdy: Baseball's pace rules are all about TV

Baseball's 'pace of play' rules announced by commissioner Rob Manfred are strictly to appease TV folks; fans at AT&T Park and O.co Coliseum are doing just fine. 
M. Thompson II
(Manica Architecture)
Thompson: Take emotion out of Raiders stadium issue

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis is doing right by the city and Alameda County by seeking a stadium deal elsewhere rather than having his team pillage local tax dollars again. 
ATHLETICS
( Jeff Gross )
Eric Chavez, A's former third baseman, returning to Oakland

Chavez, an Oakland A's infielder for 13 seasons and six-time Gold Glove winner at third base, will do color commentary on Comcast SportsNet California broadcasts; also, Ray Fosse returning, network announced. 
Giants
( Doug Duran )
Giants great Kent has connection with third-base prospect

San Francisco Giants great Jeff Kent helped to keep Cal's baseball program afloat, and current third-base prospect Mitch Delfino was one of the beneficiaries. 
49ers
Ricky Jean Francois bypasses 49ers, reunites with Scot McCloughan in Washington

Ricky Jean Francois will not be returning to the 49ers, his original team from 2009-12. Jean Francois, a versatile defensive lineman, agreed to a three-year contract Thursday with Washington that includes $4 million guaranteed and up to $11. 
St. Mary's Gaels
Saint Mary's men dismantle USF

Saint Mary's College rained 3-pointers early and got a career-high 26 points from Garrett Jackson in an 84-53 win over the USF Dons.