Stories from Robert Rubino
Rubino: 22 years since Warriors made back-to-back playoffs
In 1992, Golden State won 55 regular-season games, the second-most in the franchise’s 53-year Bay Area history
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.
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.