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Past articles by Des:

Fugitive Chiefs superfan arrested, linked to string of bank robberies

Xaviar Babudar, a.k.a. "ChiefsAholic," had been on the run from the law since allegedly removing an ankle monitor in March. → Read More

John Berylson, U.S. owner of English club Millwall, dies in car crash

The American businessman reportedly lost control of a vehicle he was driving on July 4 in Massachusetts. → Read More

Ex-Florida QB Jalen Kitna takes plea deal, has child porn charges dropped

Jalen Kitna, the son of former NFL quarterback Jon Kitna, was dismissed from Florida's program shortly after his November arrest. → Read More

Bob Baffert’s suspension by Churchill Downs is extended through 2024

Kentucky Derby officials described the famed horse trainer as a “threat to the safety and integrity of racing” at their tracks. → Read More

Rickie Fowler got his first win in years. Watching it live was a challenge.

After weather concerns led to an earlier final-round start at the Rocket Mortgage Classic than originally planned, CBS was unable to show it live. → Read More

J.J. Watt to join CVS … er, CBS as an NFL studio analyst

After an initial gaffe in announcing his new gig, Watt said he was excited to join the cast of “The NFL Today” and contribute across CBS Sports's platforms. → Read More

Deion Sanders says he’s having surgery for blood clots, not amputation

The new head coach at Colorado, who has had persistent circulation issues, had two toes amputated in his left leg in 2021. → Read More

Memphis’s Penny Hardaway suspended three games for recruiting violations

The NCAA panel that issued Hardaway's suspension wrote in a report that “ignorance of the rules is not an excuse." → Read More

Clark Haggans, linebacker on Steelers’ Super Bowl winner, dies at 46

No cause of death was initially given for Haggans, a fifth-round pick in 2000 out of Colorado State who carved out a 13-year NFL career. → Read More

U.S. Open live updates: Tommy Fleetwood rises up leader board; Rickie Fowler takes aim at first major win

The U.S. Open's final round at Los Angeles Country Club features a starry leaderboard including Rickie Fowler, Rory McIlroy and Scottie Scheffler. → Read More

Ray Lewis III, eldest son of Hall of Fame linebacker, dies at 28

Siblings and a former coach paid tribute to Ray Lewis's eldest son, whose cause of death was not immediately made public. → Read More

Conor McGregor accused of sexual assault, battery at NBA Finals in Miami

A woman alleges that the UFC star forced himself upon her in a bathroom at the Heat's arena and that he was “aided and abetted” by NBA and team security. → Read More

U.S. Olympic ski jumper Patrick Gasienica dies in motorcycle accident at 24

Gasienica died of blunt force trauma in the accident, per The McHenry County (Ill.) coroner’s office, which occurred Monday night while he was reportedly on his way home from work. → Read More

Golden Knights trounce Panthers to win Stanley Cup in five games

Vegas, which began began play in 2017, set a modern NHL record by taking just six seasons to win it all. → Read More

Champion sprinter Tori Bowie died of childbirth complications, per report

The 2016 gold medalist was found dead at her home last month at the age of 32. → Read More

Daniel Murphy, ex-Nats slugger, signs minor league deal with Angels

After emerging from retirement to hit well for the Long Island Ducks, the former Nationals and Mets standout will get a chance in the Angels' system. → Read More

Epic putt gives Canadian Open first homegrown winner in 69 years

Nick Taylor's 72-foot eagle putt in a playoff sparked jubilation in Toronto and helped the PGA Tour end a turbulent week on a memorably high note. → Read More

Mascot shows ‘Heat toughness’ after getting pummeled by Conor McGregor

The man portraying Burnie received praise from Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra after an in-game skit took a violent turn and reportedly required a hospital visit. → Read More

Ahead of Pride event, Red Sox invite scrutiny of pitcher’s homophobic past

Matt Dermody, a 32-year-old called up from Boston’s Class AAA affiliate, took the mound two years after tweeting that gay people “will go to hell.” → Read More

Pat Casey, X Games gold medalist, dies in motocross crash at 29

Casey “lost control” of his motocross bike while training in Southern California, the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office said. → Read More