Lavaman athlete spotlight: John Barnett

Whether he is riding his bike along Queen Kaahumanu Highway, swimming in the pool at the Kona Community Aquatic Center, or running along Alii Drive, John Barnett is always smiling.

Will the Sweet 16 produce more upsets?

Back to the madness of March and the Sweet 16, starring Loyola-Chicago, Kansas State, Syracuse and whatever other underdog you might want to throw in there — maybe Florida State or Texas A&M.

Sherman defends his contract negotiations with 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Richard Sherman walked into what used to be enemy territory at the home of the San Francisco 49ers decked out in a red suit to match his new team after switching sides from Seattle in this fierce NFC West rivalry.