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Silver Spring, MD, United States

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Recent articles by Des:

Rob Manfred details MLB testing plans in bid to return to play amid pandemic

The MLB commissioner said that a positive test for a player would not necessarily force his entire team into quarantine. → Read More

Arrest warrants issued for NFL’s Quinton Dunbar and Deandre Baker after alleged armed robbery

Dunbar, who was traded from the Redskins to the Seahawks in March, and the Giants' Baker are alleged to have stolen thousands of dollars in cash and jewelry at a party. → Read More

Joe Buck says Fox Sports plans crowd noise, possible use of ‘virtual fans’ for NFL games

“It doesn’t have to be over the top. But something has to be there,” the veteran announcer said of adding crowd noise if fans can't attend games. → Read More

Five experienced surfers die as ‘avalanche’ of sea foam strikes Dutch coast

"Young, physically fit, sporty people, who know the sea like the back of their hand, somehow got into trouble,” said the mayor of The Hague, where the incident occurred at a popular surfing destination. → Read More

Michael Jordan was ‘rightly insulted’ by 1994 SI story — says the writer of the story

Former Sports Illustrated writer Steve Wulf says he has many regrets about his piece on Jordan's initial foray into baseball, including a headline that makes him "cringe." → Read More

Mark Cuban: When we can all test like the White House does, I’ll bring the Mavericks back

Cuban thinks the NBA can and should resume its season, but first he wants to be able to “emulate what has to be the highest level of care available.” → Read More

Detroit Lions player remembers cousin Ahmaud Arbery as ‘a beautiful soul’

Defensive back Tracy Walker said he was deeply upset by the fatal shooting of someone who "wasn't a hateful person." → Read More

Conor McGregor says he’ll ‘butcher’ interim champ Justin Gaethje in Twitter tirade

With Gaethje far more likely to take on UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in his next fight, McGregor tried to make his case in typically abrasive style. → Read More

Ramped-up testing could pave the way for an NFL season, Anthony Fauci says

The Trump administration's top infectious-diseases expert says that it would be "impossible" to play football now but by September it may be feasible, albeit possibly without fans in attendance. → Read More

Lawsuit asks Zion Williamson to admit family was paid to steer him to Duke

The former Blue Devils star is suing, and being counter-sued by, a former marketing representative he fired after he signed with Creative Artists Agency. → Read More

Giannis Antetokounmpo says he was hacked and feels ‘disgusted’ about offensive tweets

The Bucks forward, a leading candidate for NBA MVP honors, also had his phone, email and bank accounts hacked, according to his brother and girlfriend. → Read More

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning give Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson a lesson in trash talk

The two NFL stars roasted each other while promoting a charity match for coronavirus relief they'll play with Woods and Mickelson. → Read More

Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield have a combined age of 110 and just might fight again

With Holyfield announcing his boxing comeback after Tyson began training for a possible return, someone is likely to pony up the money to stage their third battle and first since an infamous ear-biting incident in 1997. → Read More

Penn State coach suggests some Big Ten teams should start football season ahead of others

“If two schools can’t open, I don’t see a conference — any conference — penalizing 80 percent or 75 percent of the schools because 25 percent of them can’t open,” James Franklin said. → Read More

Trainer says slimmed-down Mike Tyson still packs a lethal punch

The 53-year-old former heavyweight champ recently said he wants to do some exhibition boxing matches for charities, but he might have trouble finding an opponent after a training video blew up. → Read More

Minor league pitcher learned of slaying of wife, child and mother-in-law from Facebook

After discovering the tragic news on social media this past August, Blake Bivens said he "just immediately began to scream in the middle of the airport." → Read More

Athletes named Isaiah — not Isiah — Thomas are tired of being mistakenly heckled

The treatment of Isiah Thomas, the former Pistons great who is still a target of Michael Jordan's ire, in ESPN's "The Last Dance" is causing some issues for Isaiah Thomas the NBA player and Isaiah Thomas the Oklahoma defensive lineman. → Read More

Tiger Woods has some advice for his younger self on how to avoid a painful path

The 44-year-old golf superstar also discussed his greatest shot and whether he intends to play on the 50-and-over tour. → Read More

Isiah Thomas says Michael Jordan is only the fourth-best player he ever faced

That doesn't seem likely to quell a feud with Jordan that has resurfaced in a big way with ESPN's "The Last Dance." → Read More

The NFC is laden with veteran QBs. Which teams should feel best about that position?

With the exception of an NFC team that recently picked No. 1 overall, franchises with young quarterbacks in the conference are looking up at a number of rivals with experienced signal-callers. → Read More