Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY

Bob Nightengale

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Phoenix, AZ, United States

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  • Chicago Sun-Times
  • El Paso Times
  • Commercial Appeal
  • delawareonline
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  • Statesman Journal
  • News-Leader
  • The Intelligencer
  • Bucks Courier Times
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Recent articles by Bob:

Giants' secret weapon was something the Dodgers couldn't prepare for in NLDS Game 3

The Giants got creative in bringing their Candlestick Park wind to Dodger Stadium in Game 3 of the NLDS that leaves Dodgers one loss from elimination. → Read More

Pete Rose launches new sports betting podcast: 'I know how it looks'

The podcast will be called “Pete Rose's Daily Picks,” and he will be joined by sports betting broadcaster Ben Wilson. → Read More

Tony La Russa vs. Dusty Baker: ALDS is new chapter for heated rivalry between MLB's oldest managers

White Sox-Astros series pits two of baseball's most decorated managers against each other – yet again. → Read More

Cheating allegations, yelling, a three-home run game: Mets, Yankees fire up emotional rivalry

Just 24 hours after the Mets and Yankees preached love and unity, these teams turned back lovefest into a ferocious Subway Series rivalry Sunday. → Read More

In desperate need of pitching, Padres sign ex-Cub Jake Arrieta

The Padres, who failed to acquire a starter at the trade deadline, are two men down with Yu Darvish (back) and Chris Paddack (oblique) going on the injured list. → Read More

Former Dodger Dave Stewart livid about team's handling of Trevor Bauer case

Dave Stewart says the Dodgers should have taken action against Trevor Bauer and will not attend a celebration of the team's 1981 World Series title. → Read More

Padres' Tommy Pham settles strip club lawsuit, working to get strength back from stabbing

Tommy Pham, who sued a strip club for security negligence, reached an out-of-court settlement that his attorneys received Thursday. → Read More

'Too old to fight that fight,' Bryan Price happily stepped away from modern MLB

Price, who retired as the Phillies pithing coach in Oct. 2020, has no regrets about his decision. He says he no longer was in love with the game. → Read More

Angels fire coach Mickey Callaway after MLB's sexual harassment investigation: 'I take responsibility'

MLB also suspended longtime coach Mickey Callaway, a graduate of Germantown High, through at least the 2022 season. → Read More

'What did you expect?' Joe West booed as he sets record with his 5,376th game as an umpire

The emotional tributes poured out Tuesday night as major league umpire Joe West called his record 5,376th game in Chicago. → Read More

Lonesome Cowboy: Joe West prepared to stand alone among umpires

The 75-year-old is scheduled to set the career record for games Tuesday. What a strange journey it has been for one of the most colorful men in blue. → Read More

'Really pumped up' Albert Pujols eager to help Dodgers win another World Series championship

Albert Pujols says he feels right at home with the Los Angeles Dodgers as he begins perhaps the final chapter of his MLB career. → Read More

Nightengale's Notebook: No stranger to change, Bud Selig supports MLB's ongoing reforms

Bud Selig, who retired six years ago as MLB's commish, supports the ongoing reforms and is intrigued by the experimental rules in the minor leagues. → Read More

Free agent Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Dodgers agree to major-league contract

Pujols was batting .198 with five home runs in 24 games and is fifth all-time with 667 career homers. → Read More

Los Angeles Angels drop former Reds nemesis Albert Pujols from roster

The Angels plan to release the future Hall of Famer hardly a month into the final year of his contract. → Read More

After whirlwind month, Alex Rodriguez talks about the state of game, Dodgers-Padres rivalry

After whirlwind month, Alex Rodriguez talks about state of the modern game, Dodgers-Padres rivalry and today's stars. → Read More

Bad blood continues to bubble up as Los Angeles Dodgers get best of San Diego Padres again

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw got into a heated exchange with Jurickson Profar, but later drew a bases-loaded walk that proved to be the winning run. → Read More

'We’re going to miss him dearly:' Tommy Lasorda's presence felt as Los Angeles Dodgers continue hot start

The Dodgers honored Tommy Lasorda on Saturday and made sure he was pounding his chest with pride from high above with a 9-5 win against the Nationals. → Read More

Joe Musgrove, the kid who grew up a Padres fan, gives San Diego its first no-hitter

It only took 52 years and 8,206 games, but the San Diego Padres have their first no-hitter, thanks to a pitcher who grew up a fan, Joe Musgrove. → Read More

2021 MLB All-Star Game will be played at Denver's Coors Field after event pulled out of Atlanta

Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies, will be the new host for the 2021 MLB All-Star Game after the Midsummer Classic was moved out of Atlanta. → Read More