Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY

Bob Nightengale

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Phoenix, AZ, United States

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  • Chicago Sun-Times
  • Austin American-Statesman
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  • North Jersey News
  • Caller.com
  • Rochester D and C
  • Las Cruces Sun-News
  • The News Leader
  • Detroit Free Press
  • Enquirer
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  • News-Leader
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Recent articles by Bob:

'Been waiting for this his entire life': $324 million man Gerrit Cole ready to lead Yankees back to glory

Gerrit Cole signed a nine-year, $324 million deal with the Yankees this winter and is embracing the pressure that comes along with his contract. → Read More

Bryce Harper has no regrets entering Year 2 with Phillies: 'Just so happy to be here'

Harper set a career high with 114 RBI in 2019, but the Phillies missed the postseason for an eighth consecutive year. → Read More

Giancarlo Stanton believes Astros were cheating in 2018-19: 'Only sorry because you got caught'

Giancarlo Stanton is the latest star to lash out at the Astros. He, like others, believes their 2017 World Series title should be vacated. → Read More

'People need to speak their truth': Even with Gerrit Cole in the room, Yankees players continue to rip Astros

The Yankees lost to the Astros in the ALCS in 2017 and 2019, and New York's players continue to vent their frustrations about the scandal that has rocked baseball. → Read More

Cheated out of an MVP and a pennant, Aaron Judge sounds off on Astros: 'Sick to my stomach'

Aaron Judge finished runner up to Jose Altuve in 2017 AL MVP voting and the Yankees lost to the Astros in the ALCS that year. → Read More

Opinion: Chaos, animosity follow Astros on first full day of training camp thanks to cheating scandal

Welcome to the first full day of Astros camp, where the madness, hatred, animosity, disgust and zaniness continue to smother the franchise. → Read More

'Got to be a tough spot': Ex-Astros pitcher Will Harris finds himself in strange situation with Nationals

Harris took the loss in Game 7 of the World Series against the Nationals, and now he finds himself trying to fit in while his former team faces scorn. → Read More

Former Astros outfielders J.D. Davis, Jake Marisnick apologize for their roles in the sign-stealing scandal

Former Astros outfielder J.D. Davis says he is "ashamed" for his role in the Astros sign-stealing scheme, retracts previous statement. → Read More

Jerry Reinsdorf explains why Michael Jordan-led dynasty didn't break up too soon

Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf recalls the last days of Michael Jordan's time in Chicago as the All-Star Game returns to the United Center this weekend. → Read More

Opinion: Astros apologize for cheating, but won't waver on merits of their 2017 World Series title

The Houston Astros apologized for stealing signs during the 2017 season. But they refuse to discredit their 2017 World Series title. → Read More

After strange winter, Red Sox gather for camp without Mookie Betts: 'It's going to hurt for a while'

Red Sox players arrive for spring training with a new manager and without some of the franchise's most recognizable faces. → Read More

Ex-Astros player Marwin Gonzalez 'remorseful' on cheating scandal: 'I wish we could take it back'

A member of Houston's World Series-winning team in 2017, Gonzalez – now with the Twins – apologized for his participation. → Read More

Boston Red Sox officially announce Ron Roenicke as team's new manager

The Red Sox didn't have much of a choice after parting ways with Alex Cora last month. → Read More

Former Astro Marwin Gonzalez ‘remorseful’ on cheating scandal: ‘I wish we could take it back’

"I wish we could take it back and do it a different way," Gonzalez said. "But there’s nothing we can do. I just want to move forward.’’ → Read More

No longer working in baseball, former Cubs GM Ed Lynch decries analytics: 'I'm not bitter ... just confused'

Ed Lynch has an impeccable résumé, including a stint as GM of the Chicago Cubs, but is now working in real estate. → Read More

Let's try this again: Mookie Betts blockbuster nears completion as Dodgers, Red Sox, Twins work out new deal(s)

The trade involving the 2018 AL MVP was worked out last week, but the deal had to be re-worked between the Red Sox, Dodgers and Twins.3 → Read More

Red Sox expected to promote Ron Roenicke to be next manager, replacing Alex Cora

The Red Sox, in one of the most tumultuous offseasons in franchise history, expected to promote Ron Roenicke to be their manager, replacing Alex Cora. → Read More

Commentary: Pete Rose will never get on Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

It’s unlikely the voters would elect Rose, considering that Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens still have not been elected because of their links to performance-enhancing drugs, but Rose at least want a shot on the ballot. → Read More

Opinion: Pete Rose is never going to be reinstated by MLB or get on Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

Baseball's all-time hits leader is using the Houston Astros cheating scandal to make his case for reinstatement, 30 years after he was suspended. → Read More

Opinion: With Mookie Betts on board, it's World Series or bust for Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers have won the NL West seven years in a row, but Mookie Betts makes them the favorite to win a first World Series title since 1988. → Read More