Stories from Phil Barber

The 49ers had six penalties for 53 yards in the first half, but the penalty flags didn't even register. It was the turnovers that made this a laugher.
Fans root for the young guy, but the second-year Raider is finding it hard to pass his competition for No. 2.
There is a new head coach, a starkly diminished roster and a mass of lingering resentment in the wake of a hazing scandal that nearly brought down the program.
John Lynch called the protests 'divisive,' a reminder than the NFL lags behind the NBA.
The Raiders should play standouts like Derek Carr and Kahlil Mack as little as possible in August.
Excitement is running high in Santa Clara. The Niners can finally back it up Friday.
It's time to admit that big-business sports and higher education are a weird mix.
The cornerback and the running back faced off in high school; now both are standing out at Raiders training camp.
The start of training camp was a festival in Napa, but nothing comes easy in the NFL.
Pro Stock rookie Tanner Gray is following in the footsteps of grandfather Johnny and father Shane.