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Recent articles by Des:

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Gardner Minshew spark great quarterback facial hair debate

The Dolphins' Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Jaguars' Gardner Minswew, two of the NFL's most hirsute quarterbacks, traded barbs ahead of a Thursday night showdown. → Read More

Jon Gruden says he did have coronavirus, is ‘ticked’ at reports he pulled hoax on Raiders

Jon Gruden reportedly told his players he had the virus as a stunt, but said after a win over the Saints that he had the illness in July and that "it wasn't pleasant." → Read More

Bubba Wallace to drive for team owned by Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin

"The timing seemed perfect as NASCAR is evolving and embracing social change more and more," said Jordan, a NASCAR fan since his childhood in North Carolina. → Read More

Colts player gives fan his gloves — with his wedding ring inside

Indianapolis linebacker Darius Leonard didn't realize the ring was in his gloves when he tossed them to a fan Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. → Read More

Man scales Green Monster and intrudes on Red Sox-Yankees game at Fenway Park

“It was kind of scary there for a moment," said Boston's Michael Chavis, who was playing in left field and said he was heckled by the man. → Read More

Deion Sanders reportedly on verge of becoming head football coach at Jackson State

Jackson State officials issued denials that the outspoken Hall of Famer was a candidate for the job, but several reports Thursday indicated otherwise. → Read More

Steelers’ Maurkice Pouncey will make ‘my own decision’ about who to honor on helmet

Veteran Maurkice Pouncey said he was “given limited information” and “should have done more research" on the 2018 death of Antwon Rose Jr. → Read More

Pac-12 moves toward playing football this fall after Big Ten announces its reversal

The commissioner of the Pac-12 hailed the governors of California and Oregon for helping ease coronavirus-related restrictions. → Read More

First NFL coach to be fired? After Week 1, Vegas is looking at Jets’ Adam Gase.

The Jets' second-year head coach might not make to a third if his team doesn't start showing a pulse. → Read More

Chicago radio host fired for ‘degrading’ tweet that mocked ESPN’s Maria Taylor

Maria Taylor, who received an unflattering comparison for an outfit she was wearing while serving as a sideline reporter for "Monday Night Football," called out Dan McNeil → Read More

Mets to be sold to billionaire Steve Cohen, reportedly for record amount

A hedge-fund manager who already has a small stake in the Mets, the 64-year-old Cohen is childhood fan of the team who reportedly would become the wealthiest owner in MLB. → Read More

Bucs’ Bruce Arians questions Tom Brady’s decision-making — and ‘grit’

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Coach Bruce Arians has been publicly critical of Tom Brady. For the veteran quarterback, it's a departure from the tight-lipped days of Bill Belichick. → Read More

Colin Kaepernick calls out the NFL’s social justice gestures as ‘propaganda’

Colin Kaepernick accused the NFL of "actively blackballing" Eric Reid, his former 49ers teammate and one of the first players to kneel alongside him in 2016. → Read More

Unheralded Alec Mills throws a no-hitter for the Cubs against the Brewers

Alec Mills becomes the second MLB pitcher to throw a no-hitter this season, following Lucas Giolito of the White Sox. → Read More

Steve Nash’s first news conference as an NBA coach was a discussion of White privilege

“I understand that I did skip the line, in many respects," said Nash, a two-time NBA MVP who had no previous experience on an NBA coaching staff before landing a coveted job in Brooklyn. → Read More

Steelers’ Ryan Shazier is walking away from football, three years after scary spinal injury

The decorated Pittsburgh linebacker said not "being Superman" anymore was difficult but he still loves the game of football. → Read More

ESPN to replace Hank Williams Jr.’s ‘Monday Night Football’ intro song

With most NFL stadiums expected be mostly or completely empty, ESPN decided to go with an updated version of Little Richard's "Rip It Up." → Read More

Dak Prescott says each Cowboys player should decide what to do during anthem

That may not be the preference of Jerry Jones, to judge from the Cowboys owner's reaction to protests in 2017 and recent comments on the issue. → Read More

Cam Newton named a Patriots team captain, will reportedly start in Week 1

Since coming over from the Panthers to replace Tom Brady, Newton has impressed his new teammates and Coach Bill Belichick. → Read More

Tom Seaver truly was ‘Terrific’ on the mound — the numbers don’t lie

Seaver, nicknamed "Tom Terrific," was a 12-time all-star and 311-game winner who helped the "Miracle Mets" win the 1969 World Series. → Read More