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Stories from Robert Rubino

Rubino: Today's short pitchers can look to counterparts in past

In the opener of a recent three-game series at Oakland, baseball aficionados could cheer for two of today’s littlest players.

Rubino: Davenport's legacy goes beyond trivia

The former Giants jack-of-all-trades, who died earlier this year, should be more than an answer to a rather denigrating trivia question.

Rubino: Ali's career in the ring had highs and lows

Within his greatness as a fighter, there were enough metaphorical slips, clinches and low blows to make him a hero in a truly classic sense: flawed.

Rubino: You can't spell LeBron without an L

If the Warriors repeat as NBA champions, LeBron James will have surpassed Wilt Chamberlain as a top 10 player in league history with the most Finals defeats.

Rubino: Warriors fans might find 1976 collapse haunting

If you’re a Warriors fan of a certain age, you might be haunted by what happened 40 years ago.

Rubino: Once-beloved Pacquiao becoming a lot less likable

More discerning boxing fans likely see the boxer as a variation on so many former champions before him.

Rubino: Giants still looking for Bonds replacement in left

The Giants are starting their ninth season without Bonds and they have yet to find a left fielder capable of matching his power.

Rubino: Super Bowl foes came from very different origins

Decades after new Denver’s AFL franchise struggled more often that not, expansion team in Carolina quickly became a factor in NFL.

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