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  1. Hugh Jones wins rough "King of the Rock" on Alcatraz

    Gideon Rubin

    SAN FRANCISCO -- A massive upper body, a loose whistle and some dazzling spin moves won Hugh Jones $10,000 and a 60-pound trophy built into a jagged cement base. Jones is a 31-year-old streetball sensation from Washington, D.C., who goes by the nic...

    Blog | Conversation | September 25, 2011
  2. Eri Yoshida, the "Knuckle Princess," trying to flutter way to maj...

    Gideon Rubin

    SAN DIEGO -- Eri Yoshida faced some formidable gender, cultural and language barriers when she surfaced in the United States last year to pursue her dream of becoming the first female major league pitcher. The really intimidating part for the then 1...

    Blog | Conversation | August 03, 2011
  3. Eri Yoshida, the "Knuckle Princess," trying to flutter way to maj...

    Gideon Rubin

    Female Japanese knuckleballer working her way toward majors.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2011
  4. Footbag takes hacky sack to new levels with scoring system, world...

    Gideon Rubin

    SAN FRANCISCO -- P.T. Lovern won his second straight world footbag doubles title in 2008 and all he got was a lousy sweatshirt. Such is the life of a world-class footbagger, competing in a sport that's growing fast overseas but struggling for mainst...

    Blog | Conversation | June 01, 2011
  5. California golfer, 16, has drive to succeed

    Gideon Rubin

    Domenic Mazza showed up at the ReMax World Long Drive Championship with a peanut butter-and-jelly sandwich in one hand and a driver in the other. Then the 16-year-old high school junior mixed it up with a field of 144 older, whiskey-drinking, el...

    Blog | Conversation | December 24, 2010
  6. California golfer, 16, has drive to succeed

    Gideon Rubin

    Domenic Mazza's second-place finish at the ReMax World Long Drive Championship will be showcased on ESPN on Christmas.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2010
  7. Brian Wilson's beard has mystique all its own

    Gideon Rubin

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Sabermetricians have developed formulas that will probably show that San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson is pretty good. But seriously, why mess with a VORP, a DIPS or an FBV when you all you've really gotta do is "Fear the B...

    Blog | Conversation | October 17, 2010
  8. John Robinson coaching high school football in Calif.

    Gideon Rubin

    SAN MARCOS, Calif. -- The second of San Marcos High School's two-a-days is set to start under a scorching, late-afternoon San Diego County sun, when John Robinson emerges from the "Blue Barn." He's a bit more stooped and graying than you might reme...

    Blog | Conversation | August 30, 2010
  9. Former USC coach John Robinson is coaching high school football

    Gideon Rubin

    To be closer to his grandchildren, John Robinson is coaching high school football.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2010
  10. 7,000 kazoos at game to honor Grateful Dead

    Gideon Rubin

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Ed Reines' long, strange trip started right after he graduated from Columbia Law School in New York in 1988. It continued Monday night when he was among 7,000 people playing kazoos at a Giants game. "I moved to San Francisco to follo...

    Blog | Conversation | August 10, 2010
  11. Jennie Finch is ready for life after softball

    Gideon Rubin

    USA Softball pitcher Jennie Finch and Houston Astros pitcher Casey Daigle are more likely to be talking about baby sitters and preschools than their craft. But that's what life is like when you're married to arguably one of the most significant fi...

    Blog | Conversation | July 25, 2010
  12. Jennie Finch, Casey Daigle making marriage work

    Gideon Rubin

    Jennie Finch loves spending time with her husband, Casey Daigle, and her family.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2010
  13. Baseball players making great use of iPads

    Gideon Rubin

    OAKLAND -- Angels infielder Kevin Frandsen installed a new app that's supposed to improve his mental dexterity. The idea is "to be brilliant," he said, while trying to tap ball No. 2 in the "Bouncy Ball" app on his iPad a few hours before taking the ...

    Blog | Conversation | July 15, 2010
  14. Giants coach Tim Flannery takes a musical journey

    Gideon Rubin

    SAN FRANCISCO -- When he's under the bright lights at AT&T Park, San Francisco Giants third base coach Tim Flannery has to think quickly. "The scoreboard dictates how you make your decisions," said Flannery, who admits that he sometimes finds himsel...

    Blog | Conversation | July 10, 2010
  15. Tim Flannery is a talented musician, a former San Diego Padres in...

    Gideon Rubin

    San Francisco Giants coach Tim Flannery is a talented, seasoned musician.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2010
  16. Paralyzed police officer races across U.S.

    Gideon Rubin

    LOS ANGELES -- Oreos dipped in honey and peanut butter were what got Kristina Ripatti-Pearce across the country. The former LAPD officer, who is paralyzed from the chest down after a June 2006 shooting, wasn't planning on eating badly. When she star...

    Blog | Conversation | July 07, 2010