Stories by Bob Baum

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Colombia nips US, takes third in Copa America

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Carlos Bacca beat goalkeeper Tim Howard by sliding to poke in a headed cross in the 31st minute, and the United States finished fourth in the Copa America with a 1-0 defeat ...
By Bob Baum

Monday, May 9, 2016

Taurasi returns with eyes set on winning

PHOENIX - Diana Taurasi is back - back from another triumphant season in Europe, back in the WNBA after taking a year off, and back for a shot at a fourth Olympic gold medal.
By Bob Baum

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Baseball's Joe Garagiola, 90, dies

PHOENIX - Former big league catcher and popular broadcaster Joe Garagiola has died. He was 90.
By Bob Baum

Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

Cardinals were magnificent at times, but awful in the end

TEMPE, Ariz. - At their best, the Arizona Cardinals were magnificent, but boy was it a brutal ending.
By Bob Baum

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016

Cardinals try to get running game going again

TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona Cardinals' once robust running game has all but vanished in recent weeks. Now the team has to try to rediscover it while facing the punishing defense of the Carolina ...
By Bob Baum

Monday, Jan. 18, 2016

Cards coach prepares for Newton

TEMPE, Ariz. - His first playoff victory as an NFL head coach behind him, Arizona's Bruce Arians turned his attention to Carolina and the challenge of facing the powerful Panthers on the road.
By Bob Baum

Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016

Cardinals-Packers game had a little bit of everything

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Ari­zona's overtime win over the Green Bay Packers featured much more than Aaron Rod­gers' latest "Hail Mary" and the Cardinals' "Hail Larry."
By Bob Baum

Friday, Jan. 15, 2016

Packers-Cardinals rematch is expected to be a different story

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Three weeks ago, the Arizona Cardinals beat the Green Bay Packers by 30 points. No one should expect that kind of blowout when the teams meet again tonight, this time in the NFC ...
By Bob Baum

Monday, Jan. 11, 2016

Revitalized Green Bay set for Arizona rematch

TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona Cardinals will meet a familiar foe in the NFC divisional playoffs Saturday.
By Bob Baum

Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015

Cardinals batter Rodgers, Packers

The Cardinals sacked Rodgers eight times and returned two of his fumbles for touchdowns in a dominant 38-8 victory over the Green Bay Packers that clinched a first-round playoff bye for Arizona.
By Bob Baum

Saturday, Aug 29, 2015

NFL's first female assistant coach hopes to open door for others

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Jen Welter's groundbreaking days as an interim NFL coach are nearing an end. "It's been fantastic," she said.
By Bob Baum

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Oregon women join men as NCAA champs

Jenna Prandini won the 100 meters and finished second to Kentucky's Dezerea Bryant in an exceedingly fast 200 on Saturday, leading the Oregon women to their first team championship in 30 years.
By Bob Baum

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Big 12 commissioner backs off title game talk

PHOENIX - The Big 12 has tapped the brakes on the conference championship game talk.
By Bob Baum

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Pace of games will help attract new, young fans

PHOENIX -- Commissioner Rob Manfred says new rules intended to speed up the pace of games are aimed at luring younger fans to baseball.
By Bob Baum

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Ryan helps lead Team Irvin in Pro Bowl

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan threw a pair of second-half touchdown passes, leading Team Irvin to a 32-28 come-from-behind victory over Team Carter in the Pro Bowl on ...
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
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