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.
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Purdy: Giants rode Madison Bumgarner to the finish line

MadBum time was a truly amazing show
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Thompson: Giants dynasty raises bar for Bay Area teams

While the San Francisco Giants keep winning titles, the Oakland A's, San Jose Sharks, San Francisco 49ers and Golden State Warriors have struggled in biggest games and the Oakland Raiders have become joke.
Warriors decline contract option for next season on guard Nemanja Nedovic

The Golden State Warriors did not exercise the third-year contract option for next season on guard Nemanja Nedovic, the team's 2013 first-round draft pick. The team did exercise the fourth-year contract options on forward Harrison Barnes and center Festus Ezeli 
Raiders' Khalil Mack impressing coaches, including Pete Carroll

Oakland Raiders rookie linebacker Khalil Mack's progress is catching attention of coaches like Seattle Seahawks' Pete Carroll 
Can Cal defense contain a struggling Oregon State offense?

Golden Bears are allowing nearly 400 yards per game passing, but the Oregon State Beavers and senior quarterback Sean Mannion have had a disappointing season thus far 
Oakland A's announce several coaching hires

A's name Darren Bush as manager Bob Melvin's new hitting coach; also promote Marcus Jensen to the major league staff. 
World Series: Giants ready to wrap more rings around their fingers

Nine San Francisco Giants have played for all three World Series winners, and Pablo Sandoval says he'd like to have a fourth ring. 
Ray McDonald expected to avoid domestic-violence charges

Defensive tackle Ray McDonald is not expected to be charged by Santa Clara County prosecutors with domestic violence, two months after his notorious arrest at his San Jose home, this newspaper is reporting. 
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