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Stories from Phil Barber
Barber: In bizarre twist, A's starters outpitching their relievers
In the latest example, Yusmiero Petit couldn’t finish Brett Anderson’s gem against Seattle.
Barber: If these are the pre-playoffs, A’s aren’t backing down
The finish line is still a ways off, but consider this week the burst from the starting blocks.
Barber: Bonds didn't build AT&T, but he decorated it
The slugger's legacy is complicated, but he earned the right to have his Giants jersey retired.
Barber: 49ers lose while beating Cowboys
The most important goal of the NFL preseason is to stay healthy, and the Niners didn’t.
Barber: The preseason is here, and the Raiders have questions
Martavis Bryant's status, Khalil Mack's holdout and other burning issues as Oakland takes on the Lions.
Barber: For starters, A's manager Melvin can depend on Manaea
The A's hurler has learned to pitch instead of throw, and he has his team in the playoff hunt.
Barber: Welcome to the Week of 2nd Chances
From Newcomb to Manziel to Osuna, athletes are asking for forgiveness. So how should we respond?
Barber: Raiders getting grayer under Gruden
Are the 2018 Raiders ‘experienced,’ or simply ‘old’?
Barber: Alexander hopes for more chances in NHRA after Sonoma win
The top Fuel driver won for the second time this year on Sunday, but his status as a part-time racer is a disadvantage.
Barber: NHRA's organ-shaking fury like nothing else
Nothing in sports can match the visceral power of the NHRA starting line, Phil Barber writes.
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