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Stories from Phil Barber
Barber: Pac-12 is a contraction for Pathetic-12
The "Conference of Champions" didn't make it out of the first round of the men's tournament.
Barber: Running with the Packie
Patrick "Packie" Turner, a trainer from Fort Bragg, got a break from Steph Curry and now has a growing NBA clientele.
Barber: Party, rest, then beat the Lakers
Steve Kerr lets his players loosen up for a couple days, and his depleted lineup responds with a victory.
Barber: In Richard Sherman, 49ers found their Draymond
The cornerback’s rage may sometimes be directed at teammates — and that’s a good thing.
Barber: Mark Davis is happy to live in Gruden’s shadow
As a recent Warriors game showed, the Raiders owner has the humility to make this remarriage work.
Barber: Curry's ankle problems strike again
Curry's injury may not prove to be a catastrophe. But it's not a great omen.
Barber: 49ers' Class of 2011 still courting drama
From the crimes of Smith and Miller to Kaepernick's protest to Culliver's homophobia, it's been a wild ride.
Barber: The great lie of the NFL scouting combine
Every year, teams insist they value football over measurements. Every year, they prove otherwise.
Barber: Tyler Winslow's late father in his corner for wrestling championships
Three years after Sonoma's Deets Winslow died in a boating accident, his son is fulfilling his wrestling destiny.
Barber: NCAA drowning in corruption, and worried about lunch
The FBI is threatening to take down college basketball, but it picked the wrong targets.
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