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News, The Snitch Bill Lee: 65-Year-Old Pitcher to Start in Ballpark Where 50-Year-Old Boxed

Bill Lee: 65-Year-Old Pitcher to Start in Ballpark Where 50-Year-Old Boxed

Perhaps Ponce de Leon chose the wrong coast to search for the Fountain of Youth. Based on the sporting exploits emanating from the North Bay, it seems the fountain may be trickling through the drinking fountains at San Rafael's Albert…
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News, The Snitch Paul Nave, "Marin County Assasin," Can't Outlast Boxer Half His Age

Paul Nave, "Marin County Assasin," Can't Outlast Boxer Half His Age

It turns out there is a grandfather clause in boxing. As in, boxers who are grandfathers seldom win. Paul "The Marin County Assassin" Nave, proud grandpa and celebrant of his 51st birthday tomorrow, stepped into the ring Friday night against…
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News, Sucka Free City Fifty-Year-Old Boxer Paul Nave Won't Hang Up the Gloves

Fifty-Year-Old Boxer Paul Nave Won't Hang Up the Gloves

It's a safe assumption that there are not many active professional boxers who can recall their whereabouts when President Kennedy was assassinated. You can include San Anselmo's own Paul Nave in that list — sort of. Born in 1960, Nave…
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We're Honored

SF Weekly staff writer Jack Boulware has won first place for sports reporting in this year's Best of the West journalism competition. The prestigious contest, sponsored by the nonprofit First Amendment Funding Inc., honors journalistic excellence among newspapers in the…
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Moon Over Marin

People are still finding their seats when the house lights dim at the Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium. A tape of "Small Town" by John Cougar Mellencamp strikes up as a video montage chronicles the life and career of San Rafael…
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Dog Bites

Bad News There are lots of movies so bad they've attained cult status. But Dog Bites hadn't been aware of a newscast that comes close to earning that distinction. Until now. Every night we rush home from the gym in…
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The Great White Nope?

Ruben "Butcher Boy" Hernandez slides his broad bulk onto a stool, plops his hands on the bar, leans back, and bellows his best imitation of a California sea lion: "ARRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!" The 68-year-old former welterweight from North Beach orders a drink…
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