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Recent articles by Des:

Yale rescinds admission of student linked to scandal involving soccer coach

Federal authorities have alleged that Yale's former soccer coach, set to appear in court later this week, took a $400,000 bribe to designate a student as a recruit for his team despite knowing that she "did not play competitive soccer." → Read More

UC Irvine coach apologizes for using ‘Queen’ taunt to rattle Oregon player

Russell Turner claimed it was a chess-related play on the name of Ducks forward Louis King, but the 48-year-old coach's behavior during an NCAA tournament game led to accusations of homophobia and sexism. → Read More

Tom Brady calls Rob Gronkowski the GOAT, shares his ‘love’ for retiring tight end

The numbers say that Brady is right to hold a special place in his heart for Gronkowski, who made the Patriots quarterback look much better when he was on the field. → Read More

Syracuse point guard Frank Howard suspended on eve of NCAA tournament

The senior is coming off a 28-point performance against Duke in the ACC tournament, although he was involved in controversy after some thought he tried to trip Blue Devils star Zion Williamson. → Read More

George W. Bush says he hit his first hole-in-one

The former president drained his ace at a 164-yard par-3 hole at Dallas's Trinity Forest, home to the PGA's Byron Nelson event. → Read More

Ex-NFL player parodies NCAA’s widely mocked student-athlete ‘day in the life’ video

Instead of the calm, happy athlete portrayed by the NCAA, former Texas linebacker Emmanuel Acho showed the "REAL day in the life": grueling, stressful and exhausting. → Read More

76ers’ Ben Simmons supports Australia’s ‘Egg Boy’ with shoes in game

The Australia-born Philadelphia star had previously worn sneakers bearing the message, "Pray for NZ," in support of the victims of the Christchurch shootings. → Read More

Johnny Manziel has ‘confidence’ he can ‘play at any level’ as he begins AAF journey

The quarterback has been bounced from the NFL and CFL, but he described the Memphis Express as a "great fit" for him. → Read More

Cowboys bolster receiving corps with ex-Packer Randall Cobb

The 28-year-old, who spent his first eight NFL seasons in Green Bay, provides Dallas with versatility and experience, and he can help replace departed slot receiver Cole Beasley. → Read More

The idea that Eli Manning is ‘overpaid and can’t play’ is a ‘crock,’ says Giants GM

Giants general manager Dave Gettleman came out in strong support of his 38-year-old quarterback, and he also defended his trade of Odell Beckham Jr., saying the Browns made 'an offer we couldn't refuse.' → Read More

Blake Bortles signs with Rams on one-year deal to back up Jared Goff

Released after five seasons with the Jaguars, Bortles could provide solid depth for a team with Super Bowl aspirations. → Read More

Did the Dolphins sign Ryan Fitzpatrick to be their ‘tank commander’?

With an eye reportedly on drafting Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa in 2020, the Dolphins might not be upset if the notoriously hot-and-cold quarterback hits an icy stretch in Miami. → Read More

Jerry Jones extremely thankful that the Browns took Odell Beckham Jr. out of NFC East

The Cowboys owner is clearly a fan of the trade in which the rival Giants sent Beckham to Cleveland. → Read More

LeBron James gets criticized — and blocked — in Lakers’ loss to Knicks

Knicks broadcaster Clyde Frazier took issue with seeing James apart from his teammates before New York's Mario Hezonja swatted a would-be game-winner. → Read More

’Panic everywhere!’: Bangladesh cricket team thankful to have escaped New Zealand shooting

The team was in Christchurch ahead of a match against host New Zealand and had gone to pray at one of the mosques attacked. → Read More

Fantasy football 2019: Post-free agency mock draft and stock watch

How has the fantays football landscape shifted in the wake of a slew of major signings and trades? Let's find out! → Read More

Texas tennis coach fired as FBI admissions probe ensnares numerous sports figures

The probe spawned allegations of faking athletic profiles and cheating on standardized tests. → Read More

Knicks owner says fan set up ‘ambush’ and claims Bill Simmons conspiracy with NBA GM

In a wide-ranging interview on New York sports-radio, James Dolan insisted that he had no plans to sell the Knicks, as Simmons had previously suggested. → Read More

Brawl quickly erupts after Raptors’ Serge Ibaka goes after Cavaliers’ Marquese Chriss

The two tangled while battling for position and were subsequently ejected. → Read More

Conor McGregor arrested after allegedly stomping on man’s phone near Miami nightclub

The UFC superstar, who recently completed court-ordered community service in Brooklyn for a 2018 incident, was charged with strong-arm robbery and criminal mischief. → Read More