(Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)
Matt Hagan seeking another NHRA title

NHRA Funny Car driver/cattle rancher Matt Hagan trying to repeat as champion.

Kawakami: Giants might make monster deal

The Giants are trying to get into every trade conversation they can, working to make a deal -- maybe a monster deal -- that improves the Giants just enough to get back into October to go for their fourth World Series title in six years. 
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Purdy: 49ers' new OC defends Kaepernick

Chryst says quarterback could have 'greatest year yet 
M. Thompson II
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Thompson: Spieth what American golf fans have been waiting for

Young lion has confidence, gumption to be great 
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Warriors acquire Jason Thompson

The Golden State Warriors acquire Jason Thompson from the Philadelphia 76ers for Gerald Wallace.
A's don't support Oakland/Alameda County Coliseum buyout

While A's owner Lew Wolff declined to explain his concerns, sports executives questioned whether Oakland buying out Alameda County's share of the Coliseum complex would really help simplify stadium talks 
Cal Bears
Cal's center position in question after Cochran dismissed

Matt Cochran, the projected center for the Golden Bears, was dismissed by coach Sonny Dykes after spring ball, leaving a potential void in the middle of the offensive line. 
(Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)
A's held to one hit in loss to Indians

Graveman has strong outing, but Cleveland's Salazar dominates and Bourn doubles home winning run in ninth 
49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman ready to deliver

NaVorro Bowman is a year and a half removed from knee surgery, and the San Francisco 49ers' star linebacker is ready to put on pads and start hitting. 
( Josie Lepe )
Purdy: Have Sharks' offseason moves made them a playoff team?

San Jose has upgraded its roster, but it still will be up to core players to get team back to the postseason  
J.J. Abrams broke his back filming 'Star Wars'

The 'Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens' director reveals to Jon Stewart how the Millennium Falcon door that injured Harrison Ford on set also broke Abrams' back.