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Des Bieler

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Silver Spring, MD, United States

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Recent articles by Des:

Former NBA player Delonte West arrested and accused of drunk and disorderly behavior

It's another troubling chapter for West, who has struggled with bipolar disorder and substance abuse issues after a nine-year career in the NBA. → Read More

Sharks’ Evander Kane suspended 21 games by NHL for reported use of fake vaccine card

The 30-year-old forward, who reportedly submitted a fake vaccination card to the NHL, said he "made a mistake, one I sincerely regret and take responsibility for." → Read More

Aaron Rodgers claimed he owns the Bears. The numbers back him up.

Aaron Rodgers moved to 21-5 against the Bears in the regular season with Sunday’s win. → Read More

The Cardinals are off to an undefeated start. It’s time to start giving their defense some credit.

Arizona’s offense, led by quarterback Kyler Murray and head coach Kliff Kingsbury, is deservedly getting plenty of attention. But the defense has been just as good. → Read More

Zion Williamson will not be ready for start of NBA season, Pelicans GM says

“Given the nature of bone healing, there is no fixed timeline for his return to game action," New Orleans General Manager David Griffin said of the all-star forward. → Read More

ESPN’s Adam Schefter says running completed story by Bruce Allen was ‘a step too far’

The prominent ESPN reporter was criticized for violating journalistic ethics after the revelation of a 2011 email in which he referred to the then-president of the Washington Football Team as "Mr. Editor." → Read More

Live updates: NFL Week 5 features London game, Browns vs. Chargers

Week 5 of the NFL season features the first London game of the year, plus division rivalries and much more. Follow along for live updates. → Read More

Twelve NFL teams have never won the Super Bowl. A few of them have a real chance this year.

Some teams, such as Buffalo and Arizona, appear to be much better bets than others (cough, cough, Jacksonville, cough) to grab that elusive Lombardi Trophy this season. → Read More

Canadiens star Carey Price leaves team to enter NHL player assistance program

The wife of Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, who led Montreal to the Stanley Cup finals last season, indicated on social media that he was seeking help for a mental health-related issue. → Read More

Padres are again looking for a new manager after Jayce Tingler couldn’t stop collapse

With Jayce Tingler officially out, Padres GM A.J. Preller will be making his fourth managerial hire since the 2015 season. → Read More

Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka to go head-to-head in latest version of ‘The Match’

“Finally what the world has been waiting to see,” Bryson DeChambeau tweeted of the November showdown with his Ryder Cup teammate and frequent antagonist, Brooks Koepka. → Read More

Former NASCAR driver John Wes Townley shot to death during domestic altercation

The 31-year-old former Xfinity and Truck Series driver was killed after police said he went to the Georgia residence of his ex-wife and attacked another man with a hatchet. → Read More

Ravens’ John Harbaugh responds to Broncos’ Vic Fangio calling ‘bulls---’ on final play

Broncos Coach Vic Fangio is upset that the Ravens opted to try to tie an NFL record rather than take a knee in the final seconds of a win in Denver. → Read More

Andrew Wiggins gets vaccinated, can play in home games for Warriors

The veteran forward was at risk of losing half of his game checks this season if his vaccination status prevented him from playing in Golden State’s home contests. → Read More

Trevon Diggs is picking off quarterbacks, shutting down receivers and turning around the Cowboys’ defense

Second-year cornerback Trevon Diggs is having a breakout season for Dallas. → Read More

Brewers’ Devin Williams breaks pitching hand punching wall after celebration of division title

“I went out to have a few drinks,” Brewers setup man Devin Williams said. “On my way home, I was a little frustrated and upset, and I punched a wall.” → Read More

Champions League debutant’s stunning win over Real Madrid puts Transnistria on the map

Sheriff Tiraspol represents a breakaway region in Moldova that is not officially recognized but can now boast a triumph over one of soccer's most glamorous clubs. → Read More

Jaguars trade C.J. Henderson, the No. 9 pick in 2020, to the Panthers

In exchange for Henderson and a fifth-rounder in next year’s draft, the Jaguars got tight end Dan Arnold and a third-round pick from the Panthers. → Read More

Josh Gordon, reinstated again by NFL, indicates he is signing with the Chiefs

The oft-suspended wide receiver, now 30, indicates he will join a team that could use another pass-catching threat. → Read More

Utah football player shot to death at house party hours after win over Washington State

Utes Coach Kyle Whittingham said his team was "devastated" by the death of Aaron Lowe, less than a year after another of his players, who was a close friend of Lowe's, was killed in an accidental shooting. → Read More