Stories from Robert Rubino
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.
Rubino: Nerdy know-it-all or memory aide?
The guy was a gamer. So when he interrupted the conversation, we didn't rebuff him.
Rubino: Hall of Fame speeches we'd like to hear from Bonds, Clemens
Sunday could have been the day two all-time greats entered Cooperstown.
RUBINO: Welcome to the inaugural Foyer of Fame induction
Players who might not have Cooperstown credentials but had memorable, distinguished careers
RUBINO: Thinking just a bit outside Home Run Derby batter's box
This isn't a call to cancel Home Run Derby, nor is it a scolding for those who, unaccountably, enjoy Home Run Derby.
RUBINO: Bobby Bonds took aim at the 40-40 club 40 years ago
Long before Barry Bonds was a twinkle in the eyes of Giants fans, his father electrified the baseball world. For a time, Bobby Bonds was compared to Willie Mays. Sure, it was an unfair, burdensome...