( Nhat V. Meyer )
Oakland Raiders beat Buffalo Bills 26-24

Victory is third straight at home for Oakland Raiders (3-12) and it knocks Buffalo Bills out of NFL playoff picture 

Kawakami: Gore's heroics can't save 49ers

Frank Gore turned back the clock in what likely was one of his final appearances with San Francisco but in the end the overtime loss to the San Diego Chargers had fans wondering why the 49ers lost touch with Gore most of the season
Purdy: Oakland Raiders on upswing, but true culture change takes time

Oakland Raiders, coach Tony Sparano enjoy third straight home win, over Buffalo Bills, but future of franchise still must be determined
M. Thompson II
( Nhat V. Meyer )
Thompson: Oakland Raiders fans party like it's 2015

Before victory over Buffalo Bills, Raiders fans celebrate news that team won't moving to Los Angeles next season
(Doug Duran)
Warriors' David Lee excited to return from hamstring injury

Lee should play about 12-15 minutes off the bench Monday against Sacramento after missing the past 21 games 
Photos: Oakland A's star Coco Crisp sells Southern California beach house

Oakland A's outfielder Coco Crisp recently sold a 2,892 square foot house six blocks from Redondo Beach Pier in Los Angeles County for $1.075 million.  
(Josie Lepe)
Giants' McGehee thrilled to be back home

New San Francisco Giants third baseman Casey McGehee, a Soquel native, says he won't try to fill Pablo Sandoval's shoes. 
Looking at which 49ers, beside Harbaugh, could be in final week of tenures

So begins be the final week of many 49ers tenures. The exodus is expected to begin with coach Jim Harbaugh and be followed by a slew of marquee players. 
St. Mary's Gaels
College basketball: Saint Mary's falls to No. 20 St. John's

Brad Waldow had 26 points and 11 rebounds, but Saint Mary's squandered a 15-point halftime lead and lost 53-47 to No. 20 St. John's in New York.
(Peter Mountain/Disney)
Review: 'Into the Woods' impressive, but a bit too tame

Rob Marshall's adaptation of the classic Stephen Sondheim musical is a visual feast with some stunning performances, but loses some of the edge of the original play.