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Stories from Phil Barber
Barber: A’s closer than they appear in playoff contenders’ rear-view mirror
Oakland headed off to the All-Star break riding a scalding 21-6 run.
Barber: A's win bullpen battle to even Bay Bridge Series
The relief pitchers wound up being much more accurate than the rotation guys in the second game of the Giants-A's showdown.
Barber: Red-hot A's cooled down by Giants
The A’s entered Friday's game as one of the hottest teams in baseball, but they couldn’t get past their Bay Area rival in the first of six consecutive head-to-head games.
Barber: Giants' d'Arnaud finds his power source
The longtime backup missed his second home run on Wednesday, but feels more are coming.
Barber: NFLPA couldn't take a knee when league overreached
The union's grievance over the NFL's anthem policy isn't about protest, its about bargained labor rights.
Barber: BIG3 basketball brings familiar faces to Bay Area
Ice Cube's 3-on-3 league, played on a halfcourt, is a throwback to the days of pickup basketball but also, perhaps, a look to the future.
Barber: Evans is Warriors' summer work in progress
The rookie did good and bad things Thursday before sore ribs sent him to the bench.
Barber: Coffee is for closers, and Giants don't have one
San Francisco’s playoff hopes could be a victim of blown save opportunities.
Barber: Luchadores, beer tubes and soccer at 7 a.m.
Mexico fans experience heartbreak and hope at a Santa Rosa sports bar.
Barber: The free agent Warriors should consider
Adding this player would give the Warriors one of the few things they have lacked for at least three years: a big-time scorer off the bench.
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