( Jack Dempsey )
San Francisco 49ers have questions on defense

The San Francisco 49ers have defensive issues to resolve as they enter Thursday night's NFL exhibition finale against the San Diego Chargers at Levi's Stadium.
 


 
TIM KAWAKAMI
( George Bridges )
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?
 
MARK PURDY
( Doug Pensinger )
Purdy: Expect Hayne to be a 49er

American rugby icon Jack Clark gives 49ers' Australian import Jarryd Hayne a passing NFL grade. 
M. Thompson II
(John Minchillo/AP)
Thompson: Serena an Ali for a new generation

Tennis superstar combines greatness with cultural rebellion and epic swag. 
WARRIORS
( 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. 
RAIDERS
( Kristopher Skinner )
Exclusive: Latest Raiders stadium plan for Oakland violates team's 'terms and conditions' for deal

Oakland's hand-picked financial partner in trying to finance a new stadium for the Oakland Raiders has pitched issuing bonds paid by future stadium revenue to help close an estimated $400 million funding gap. But a letter from the Raiders shows that he has known since April that the team is adamant about keeping all stadium revenue for itself. 
Cal
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. 
ATHLETICS
( Kristopher Skinner )
Exclusive: Latest Raiders stadium plan for Oakland violates team's 'terms and conditions' for deal

Oakland's hand-picked financial partner in trying to finance a new stadium for the Oakland Raiders has pitched issuing bonds paid by future stadium revenue to help close an estimated $400 million funding gap. But a letter from the Raiders shows that he has known since April that the team is adamant about keeping all stadium revenue for itself. 
Giants
Barry Zito's Kentfield mansion sells for $8.15 million

Barry Zito, the former San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics pitcher, has sold his Kentfield mansion for $8.15 million in one of a spate of high-profile Marin luxury home sales this year. 
49ers
( Jack Dempsey )
San Francisco 49ers have questions on defense

The San Francisco 49ers have defensive issues to resolve as they enter Thursday night's NFL exhibition finale against the San Diego Chargers at Levi's Stadium.