TIM KAWAKAMI
(D. ROSS CAMERON)
Kawakami: World Series euphoria one day, free agency the next

San Francisco Giants have five key free agents, and now that the World Series has ended, Brian Sabean has to deal with the harsh reality of the 2015 player budget.
 
MARK PURDY
( Josie Lepe )
Purdy: Giants rode Madison Bumgarner to the finish line

MadBum time was a truly amazing show
 
M. Thompson II
(Dan Honda)
Thompson: Warriors make smart move keeping Klay Thompson

Golden State Warriors' decision to give Thompson a four-year, $70 million extension was a wise investment for a team that wants to keep its core together. 
WARRIORS
Thompson: Warriors make smart move keeping Klay Thompson

Golden State Warriors' decision to give Thompson a four-year, $70 million extension was a wise investment for a team that wants to keep its core together. 
RAIDERS
( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
Raiders eyeing opportunity against Seahawks

Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr shined against the Seahawks in an exhibition game at the Coliseum. 
Cal
Cal's bowl eligibility likely on line against Oregon State

Golden Bears need two more wins for bowl eligibility, and the Beavers are one of the teams left on Cal's schedule that coach Sonny Dykes' team has a realistic chance of beating. 
ATHLETICS
Oakland A's 2015 spring training schedule

A's will open their Cactus League schedule next spring with back-to-back games against the San Francisco Giants 
49ers
Patrick Willis will be game-time decision for 49ers

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis has been battling a toe injury for the past three weeks; he will decide before St. Louis Rams game at Levi's on Sunday if he can play 
St. Mary's Gaels
WCC basketball: Saint Mary's picked to finish third

Brad Waldow is one of two returning starters for the Gaels, who are expected to get contributions from transfers Aaron Bright, Desmond Simmons and Joe Coleman 
A Jack-o-tini for Halloween

This year's Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival attractions include all sort sof pumpkin treats, including jack-o-tinis, made by the new Half Moon Bay Distillery.