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Stories from Phil Barber
Barber: When the firebreak is red dirt and white chalk
How two Rincon Valley teenagers helped save their local Little League fields.
Barber: Warriors' opening loss no reason to hit alarm, yet
The defending NBA champions didn't play with a sense of urgency in the game, but they've got 81 more contests to figure it out.
Barber: It’s gut-check time in Oakland
Reality sets in for players and fans as the Raiders suffer their fourth consecutive loss.
Barber: Newman boys find normalcy in the pool
With their school half-burned and students' families evacuated, the Cardinals' water polo team came together for a tournament.
Barber: When love goes bad between fans, athletes
The Raiders’ Donald Penn is just the latest player to be verbally attacked.
Barber: Raiders can close their eyes, count to C-A-R-R
Just keep telling yourself Oakland’s breakdowns will disappear when the starting quarterback returns.
Barber: John Daly reels in the love at Safeway Open
Maybe it’s the belly, or the cigarettes or the peacock pants, but this golfer hasn’t lost his blue-collar appeal.
Barber: Giants will try to reset, not blow it up
The philosophy in SF has been to improve through the farm system, but that hasn’t worked lately.
Barber: Hey, MLB, put a cork in it
Baseball should save the champagne celebrations for when it counts, like the World Series.
Barber: Chatting with the biggest man in sports
At 6-foot-8, 355 pounds, 49ers tackle Trent Brown dwarfs even other NFL players.
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