Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY

Bob Nightengale

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Phoenix, AZ, United States

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Past articles by Bob:

MLB lockout is on after collective bargaining agreement expires, owners agree to freeze out players

MLB and union officials met multiple times this week, but as expected, little progress was made, and owners voted to lock out players. → Read More

MLB lockout: No more negotiations scheduled ahead of Wednesday night CBA expiration

Baseball's current collective bargaining agreement expires Wednesday night with a lockout likely to follow. → Read More

Hall of Famers Johnny Bench and Mike Schmidt among baseball greats to announce 2021 season awards

The annual Baseball Writers' Association of America awards will be announced this week, and MLB greats will be virtually presenting the awards. → Read More

MLB general managers not yet concerned about potential labor stoppage delaying 2022 season

An ominous cloud hangs overhead at the Major League Baseball general managers' meetings in sunny Southern California ... the potential for a lockout. → Read More

Astros stay alive with Game 5 comeback vs. Atlanta, forcing World Series back to Houston

Houston won 9-5 on Monday night to force the 2021 World Series to a Game 6, against Atlanta. → Read More

Back-to-back homers vs. Astros puts Atlanta on brink of World Series championship

Back-to-back homers by Dansby Swanson and Jorge Soler in the seventh inning powered Atlanta to a 3-2 victory and a 3-1 Series lead over the Astros. → Read More

Atlanta nearly no-hits Houston Astros to take 2-1 lead in World Series

Atlanta pitchers took a combined no-hitter into the 8th inning and yielded just two hits in a 2-0 victory over the Astros in Game 3 of World Series. → Read More

Astros even World Series with Atlanta at one game apiece behind four-run rally

Jose Siri and Michael Brantley fuel Houston's four-run second inning that led to a 7-2 victory over Atlanta. The Series shifts to Atlanta on Friday. → Read More

Opinion: MLB, club won't budge on Atlanta baseball team's nickname, but here's why I won't use it.

USA TODAY columnist says that while he can’t stop the tomahawk chop or make Atlanta change its name, he can stop acknowledging the nickname. → Read More

Atlanta jumps on Astros early, weathers loss of Charlie Morton to win Game 1 of World Series

Powered by its midseason acquisitions, Atlanta cruised to a 6-2 win over Houston, but saw Charlie Morton exit with a broken fibula. → Read More

'Mind-blowing what he just did': Tyler Matzek makes name for himself in leading Braves to World Series

Reliever Tyler Matzek saved Braves' season in shutting down Dodgers' rally. His story is one of redemption, his name once forgotten by his manager. → Read More

Sweet revenge: Atlanta Braves knock off Los Angeles Dodgers to advance to World Series

The Braves defeated the defending World Series champion Dodgers to win their first pennant in 22 years. They will face the Astros in the Fall Classic. → Read More

Sweet revenge: Atlanta Braves knock off Los Angeles Dodgers to advance to World Series

The Braves defeated the defending World Series champion Dodgers to win their first pennant in 22 years. They will face the Astros in the Fall Classic. → Read More

Sweet revenge: Atlanta Braves knock off Los Angeles Dodgers to advance to World Series

The Braves defeated the defending World Series champion Dodgers to win their first pennant in 22 years. They will face the Astros in the Fall Classic. → Read More

Sweet revenge: Atlanta Braves knock off Los Angeles Dodgers to advance to World Series

The Braves defeated the defending World Series champion Dodgers to win their first pennant in 22 years. They will face the Astros in the Fall Classic. → Read More

Opinion: For battered, once-mighty Dodgers, talk is cheap against Braves with season on brink

The battered Dodgers tried to say the right things Wednesday, but nobody is believing it as they trail 3-1 in NLCS to the Braves. → Read More

'The game honors you:' Cody Bellinger's clutch swing in NLCS Game 3 evokes memory of legendary Dodger home run

The Dodgers were five outs away from going down 3 games to 0 to the Braves in the NLCS until Bellinger tied the game with a majestic, three-run homer. → Read More

Cody Bellinger's three-run homer brings Dodgers back from brink in 6-5 NLCS Game 3 win vs. Atlanta

Cody Bellinger's three-run homer in the eighth inning led to a miraculous comeback in Game 3 of the NLCS against the Braves. → Read More

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