TIM KAWAKAMI
( RAY CHAVEZ )
Kawakami: Four reasons the Warriors will win the NBA title

The reasons the Golden State Warriors will win the 2015 NBA championship go well beyond Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson hitting 3-pointers.
 
MARK PURDY
( D. ROSS CAMERON )
Purdy: Warriors could win it all, but truth is it's not likely

If the Warriors reach the Western Conference finals and lose, it would be unfortunate but bearable. 
M. Thompson II
( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
Thompson: Steve Kerr turns Warriors into NBA's best

Golden State Warriors rookie coach Steve Kerr made five key decisions that turned his team into an NBA championship contender.
 
WARRIORS
Warriors-Pelicans matchup

How the Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans match up in their first-round NBA Western Conference playoff series.
 
Raiders
NFL pushing Oakland for progress on Raiders stadium

Still unconvinced about a multibillion dollar plan to keep the Raiders in Oakland, the NFL's stadium czar was in the East Bay Wednesday huddling with Oakland Raiders executives and local officials. 
Athletics
(Charlie Riedel/Associated Press)
Oakland A's endure more misery in Kansas City, fall to Royals 6-4

In their first game back since their wild-card loss last season, the A's give up two runs in the eighth and lose to the Royals. 
Giants
(Ben Margot/AP)
Giants pounded; losing streak at 8

The Arizona Diamondbacks rocked Jake Peavy in a 9-0 win, handing the Giants their eighth loss in a row, their longest skid since 2007. 
Sharks
( Jim Gensheimer )
Sharks' Couture: Coaching change not needed, but team culture 'not great'

Logan Couture remains behind San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan, but said overall culture of organization could be stand to improve 
( San Francisco Film Society )
Besides a documentary on Steve Jobs, what's good at SF Film Festival?

San Francisco International Film Festival, best known for its global perspective, flouts flaunts its Bay Area connections in this year's 181 offerings.