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Barber: 49ers loss a comedy of errors
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.
Barber: In backup QB race, Raiders' Cook falling behind
Fans root for the young guy, but the second-year Raider is finding it hard to pass his competition for No. 2.
Barber: Napa football program can't shake off hazing's effects
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.
Barber: 49ers GM misses chance to take stand against injustice
John Lynch called the protests 'divisive,' a reminder than the NFL lags behind the NBA.
Barber: Preseason games no place for NFL stars
The Raiders should play standouts like Derek Carr and Kahlil Mack as little as possible in August.
Barber: 49ers' improvement is purely theoretical
Excitement is running high in Santa Clara. The Niners can finally back it up Friday.
Barber: UCLA's Rosen is right about college football
It's time to admit that big-business sports and higher education are a weird mix.
Barber: Former rivals united in quest to make Raiders roster
The cornerback and the running back faced off in high school; now both are standing out at Raiders training camp.
Barber: Penn's holdout a reality check for Raiders
The start of training camp was a festival in Napa, but nothing comes easy in the NFL.
Barber: NHRA drag racing is a Gray area
Pro Stock rookie Tanner Gray is following in the footsteps of grandfather Johnny and father Shane.
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