Stories by Bob Baum

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Tigers optimistic about re-signing Martinez

PHOENIX - Detroit general manager Dave Dom­browski says the Tigers' top priority is re-signing Victor Martinez.
By Bob Baum

Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014

Palmer hurt, Stanton rallies Cardinals past Rams

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Carson Palmer was carted off the field after injuring his left knee in the fourth quarter and the Arizona Cardinals rallied minus their quarterback.
By Bob Baum

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Cardinals rally late for win over Chargers

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Just when things looked bleakest for the Arizona Cardinals, their offense came alive with two late touchdown drives.
By Bob Baum

Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014

Three help Mercury dominate Sky to extend home win streak

PHOENIX — Brittney Griner set a playoff record with eight blocked shots – five in the first quarter – and the Mercury soared past the Chicago Sky 83-62 on Sunday in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals.
By Bob Baum

Monday, July 28, 2014

Ellington now big part of Cardinals' offense

GLENDALE, Ariz. - In one season, Andre Ellington has gone from sixth-round draft pick to dynamic featured back for the Arizona Cardinals.
By Bob Baum

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Dream rookie shines for East

PHOENIX - Atlanta rookie Shoni Schimmel put on a record-breaking performance, scoring 29 points to help the East beat the West 125-124 on Saturday in the first WNBA All-Star Game to go to overtime.
By Bob Baum

Friday, July 18, 2014

WNBA All-Star Game has fitting host team

PHOENIX - The desert is a perfect place for this year's WNBA All-Star Game. It's where the most dominating basketball in the league has been played this season
By Bob Baum

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Big inning costs Braves loss

PHOENIX - Fredi Gonzalez let Aaron Harang go back to the mound for the seventh, and it proved costly for the Atlanta Braves.
By Bob Baum

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Kimbrel breaks Braves' saves record

PHOENIX — Nine days past his 26th birthday, Craig Kimbrel is the Atlanta Braves’ career leader in saves.
By Bob Baum

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Green to see first action for US team

Julian Green, the latest German-American lured to the U.S. national team is ready for make his international debut in tonight's exhibition against Mexico.
By Bob Baum

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Reds closer out after getting hit in the face

GOODYEAR, Ariz. - Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman underwent surgery Thursday to repair a broken bone above his left eye but has no other serious injuries after being hit in the face by a ...
By Bob Baum

Monday, March 3, 2014

Expanded replay gets its first test

Challenged for the first time under MLB's expanded replay system, umpires got it right. The umps went 3 for 3 on Monday as the league tried out the new format at three spring training games.
By Bob Baum

Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014

Dodgers' Haren a 'perfect fit'

The 33-year-old right-hander doesn't have to be the man in this rotation, or even the No. 2 or No. 3 pitcher, not with the loads of talent around him on his new team, the Los Angeles Dodgers.
By Bob Baum

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

Arizona Diamondbacks report for spring training

The Arizona Diamondbacks reported for spring training on Thursday, and the Los Angeles Dodgers report on Saturday. The teams are opening their MLB seasons in Australia with a pair of games against ...
By Bob Baum

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013

Dodgers' celebration antics criticized

Adrian Gonzalez and 20 or so other Los Angeles Dodgers are in hot water after they left the champagne-soaked visitors' clubhouse and jumped into the iconic Chase Field pool in jubilation after ...
By Bob Baum

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Knuckler says WBC role a great privilege

PHOENIX - Many big-name pitchers found reason to say no to the World Baseball Classic. R.A. Dickey was an automatic yes. The knuckleball master, winner of the NL Cy Young Award with the New York ...
By Bob Baum

Monday, March 4, 2013

Torre crafts team for WBC

Rather than stock his entire U.S. roster with high-profile stars, Joe Torre has got a basic starting nine with utility players, three catchers and 15 pitchers.
By Bob Baum

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013

Braves trade Prado, get Upton

Arizona has traded outfielder Justin Upton to the Atlanta Braves in a seven-player deal that sends former All-Star infielder Martin Prado to the Diamondbacks.
By Bob Baum

Monday, Oct. 29, 2012

Smith, 49ers handle Cardinals

On an almost perfect Monday night for Alex Smith, the San Francisco 49ers flexed their NFC West dominance with a 24-3 flattening of the Arizona Cardinals.
By Bob Baum

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011

Arizona stays alive thanks to rookie duo

Daimondbacks stay alive.
By Bob Baum
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City to consider emergency plan

The Richmond County Emer­gency Management Agency has drafted changes to emergency operating procedures. Overlooked, however, were several pages of emergency contact data riddled with ...
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