TIM KAWAKAMI
Live video chat: Tackling the NFL, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m.

Join the discussion with Bay Area News Group columnist Tim Kawakami, 49ers writer Cam Inman and Raiders writer Jerry McDonald.  
MARK PURDY
( Rob Carr )
Purdy: Seahawks' Richard Sherman talks the talk and dances a little on media day

The Stanford graduate and San Francisco 49ers fans' nemesis held court in Arizona in advance of Seattle's Super Bowl showdown on Sunday against the New England Patriots
 
M. Thompson II
( Jim Rogash )
Thompson: Patriots deserve to be hit hard

Speaking of deserving, Raiders great Tim Brown belongs in a gold jacket.
 
RAIDERS
(Detroit Free-Press)
Oakland Raiders announce hiring of four assistant coaches

New Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio still looking for a defensive coordinator; former Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith, a candidate for the Raiders' defensive coordinator post, likely to take season off, according to ESPN. 
Cal
Cal Bears reportedly add four-star receiver to recruiting class

Cal added another wide receiver to its recruiting class, getting a commitment from four-star prospect Carlos Strickland, according to Scout.com 
Giants
(Gary Reyes)
Kawakami: Giants fans should r-e-l-a-x

The San Francisco Giants lost Pablo Sandoval and lost out on Jon Lester, but they still have Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy
 
St. Mary's Gaels
Rating the Bay Area's 10 best men's basketball players

Stanford dominates; Saint Mary's and Cal each land two in rankings of top 10 men's college basketball players in the Bay Area
 
(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
Benedict Cumberbatch sorry for racist remark

“The Imitation Game” actor was trying to address racial inequities in the film business when he referred to “colored actors” during a TV interview.