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  1. Mets' Jon Niese gets nose job at Carlos Beltran's suggestion

    Adam Rubin

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Before Carlos Beltran was traded to the San Francisco Giants last July, he playfully told New York Mets left-hander Jon Niese, "Hey, we need to get you a new nose. Beltran offered to pay. Now he might be finding a bill in the...

    Blog | Conversation | February 21, 2012
  2. New Yorker jailed told Mets had won World Series

    Adam Rubin

    After being freed following a nearly five-month stint in an Egyptian jail during that country's uprising, Queens native Ilan Grapel received interesting news: The New York Mets won the World Series during his isolation. The misinformation was a jo...

    Blog | Conversation | October 29, 2011
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter on Page 2 All-Weather Team

    Rob Daniels

    With the change of climate -- albeit delayed in some parts -- Page 2 brings you the All-Weather Team. So grab a sweatshirt and gather 'round the pumpkin to honor men of all seasons. "Sunny" Jim Bottomley: You'd smile a lot, too, if you had the kin...

    Blog | Conversation | October 16, 2010
  11. Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter on Page 2 All-Weather Team

    Rob Daniels

    "Sunny" Jim Bottomley and Mark Clear also make the roster.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2010
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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