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Stories from Robert Rubino

Rubino: 22 years since Warriors made back-to-back playoffs

In 1992, Golden State won 55 regular-season games.

Rubino: Bumgarner taking his place among all-time San Francisco Giants lefties

Only 24, he's nearly halfway to most wins by left-hander in San Francisco history.

Rubino: Giants-turned-Dodgers roster includes 'Beard,' 'Barber'

Brian Wilson merely latest player to have worn both Dodger blue and black and orange.

Rubino: 1974 A's might have been best of dynastic bunch

Two-time defending world champions were heading into hazardous territory in 1974.

Rubino: 'Rifleman' among athletes to play both pro basketball, baseball

Retired NBA star Tracy McGrady, 34, is latest athlete to embark on new sports career.

Rubino: Tonight Show's history filled with celebrity-athlete appearances

Sports stars have been a main-stay on the long-running late-night show.

Rubino: Today's NBA best might not risk what '64 stars risked

Wilt, Russell, West led labor uprising.

Rubino: You're cordially invited to Roman Numeral Bacchanal

Broncos have played in Super Bowl VII times.

Rubino: Gone in 2013, not forgotten: Three champs, one 'Man'

Remembering the sports greats who passed away this year.

Rubino: Candlestick leaves enduring legacy of agony, ecstasy

A look back at the long-maligned stadium's conflicting baseball legacies of agony and ecstasy.

Rubino: Recycled Armstrong film documents hubris on epic scale

Latest look at fallen star reminds us few are heroes.

Robert Rubino: 50 years ago in Bay Area sports

It was Wilt, for a while, and Big Al's beginning.

Rubino: Seahawks bitter Bay Area rivalry began with Raiders

49ers weren't the first to have troubles with Seattle.

Rubino: There's much to dispute in Tyson's 'Truth' on HBO

Mike Tyson's life documentary on HBO is, for the most part, rehashed.

Rubino: How CBS exec, NFL player stepped up after JFK death

Games went on, but network honored Kennedy's memory.

Rubino: Stories too dark for NFL feel-good fest

There are feel-good memories about the NFL, then there are the dark and subversive ones.

Rubino: Over-the-top, under the radar look at NBA season

The odds are anything but set just days into the regular season.

Rubino: Off the record, 1954 Series MVP was Rhodes

The legend of Dusty Rhodes is a heck of a story, worth telling and remembering.

Rubino: Redskins might not be only NFL team name that offends

What isn't so obvious is the offensiveness of so many other NFL mascots.

Rubino: Desperate for inspiration, winless Jaguars could go Mad

As a 28-point underdog to Denver, Jacksonville should be motivated enough to go out there and try to beat the point spread.

Rubino: Hey Opie, stay closer to the truth in your sports movies

'Rush' distorts the rivalry between F1 drivers James Hunt and Niki LaudaIn who, in reality, were friends.

Rubino: Consoling memories in wake of Giants' letdown year

Even in a dismal season, the Giants provided a few bright moments their fans can cherish.

Rubino: Easier now to get shot at World Series, tougher to win it

There was a time when only the best team in each league met in the Fall Classic.

Rubino: For NFL players, apps to help enable bad behavior

Too drunk to drive home? No problem in the NFL, it's taxi app to the rescue.

Rubino: A's better than Giants at sustaining success

Whichever definition you prefer, the team in Oakland has done better.

Rubino: 49ers-Packers is deja vu all over again

The season opener between the 49ers and Packers likely won't mean much when playoffs come.

Rubino: Curse of Barry Bonds about to lift after 20 years

It's been two decades since Bonds left Pittsburgh for San Francisco.

Rubino: Sights, sounds of NFL's hard knocks date to 1960

This latecomer's first reaction to 'Hard Knocks'? A flashback to October 1960.

Rubino: Smith resumes exodus of 49ers QBs to Kansas City

Montana, Bono, Grbac led K.C., too.

Rubino: Nerdy know-it-all or memory aide?

The guy was a gamer. So when he interrupted the conversation, we didn't rebuff him.

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