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Recent articles by Des:

Chiefs ready for Tom Brady, Patriots and a frigid AFC Championship game

What you need to know about Sunday's AFC title game, a meeting between two brilliant quarterbacks, one young and one old. → Read More

Duke’s Zion Williamson should ‘shut it down’ until NBA draft, says Scottie Pippen

The former Bulls star says Williamson has locked up his status as the draft's No. 1 pick and shouldn't 'risk a major injury' with the top-ranked Blue Devils. → Read More

Deion Sanders thinks Kyler Murray should play baseball. ESPN’s Mike Greenberg disagrees.

“If I was in his shoes, I’m picking up the baseball bat, and I’m not looking back,” Sanders said Monday. → Read More

After Trump serves fast food, Ayesha Curry invites Clemson to her restaurant for a ‘real feast’

The wife of Stephen Curry, whose Warriors famously declined an invitation to President Trump's White House, was joined by the likes of Michael Strahan and Quavo in offering the Tigers something more than fast food. → Read More

The eyes have it: New Jets Coach Adam Gase goes viral with facial expressions

The former Dolphins head coach appeared to have an unusual intensity to his gaze while being introduced for his new gig. → Read More

Unranked Syracuse stuns No. 1 Duke at Cameron Indoor in overtime

The Orange's Elijah Hughes hit a shot from his own foul line extended just before halftime, and Syracuse went on to stun Zion Williamson and Co. → Read More

Sarah Thomas makes more NFL history as first female on-field official in playoff game

The Mississippi native, who had already become the first woman to officiate a college football bowl game and the NFL's first full-time female official, worked as a down judge for the Chargers-Patriots game. → Read More

Kyler Murray reportedly wants more money from Oakland A’s to pass on NFL draft

MLB and Oakland officials are working on “something creative” to keep the Heisman Trophy winner from continuing his football career. → Read More

Tom Brady seems to think that ‘everyone thinks we suck’

The Patriots quarterback could hardly be more wrong about that, but anything to get a little extra motivation, right? → Read More

Steelers owner: ‘Hard to envision’ Antonio Brown on team next season

The disgruntled wide receiver won’t be released outright by Pittsburgh, says Art Rooney II, but “all other options are on the table.” → Read More

Emotional Andy Murray says he’ll retire after Wimbledon — if he can make it that far

The British tennis star struggles to hold back tears at the Australian Open while acknowledging that chronic hip issues have him unsure if he can "play through the pain for another four or five months.” → Read More

Tim Tebow announces his engagement to 2017 Miss Universe

The 31-year-old Mets farmhand got on one knee and received a "Yes" from South Africa's Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters. → Read More

Report: A’s expect Kyler Murray to enter NFL draft

The quarterback was a first-round draft pick by the A's in June, before he won the Heisman Trophy while playing for Oklahoma, and he might also become a first-rounder in the NFL draft. → Read More

A Super Bowl trophy and over $200,000 in cash: Saints laud coach’s motivational ploy

"I mean, if you ain't ready to play after that, then we don't need you," a New Orleans player said of the eye-catching items Sean Payton brought to a team meeting. → Read More

Ex-LSU player loses leg after being shot by dog on hunting trip

Former offensive lineman Matt Branch is reportedly in intensive care, following an accident that left a close friend and hunting companion warning others to be "the utmost careful when it comes to gun safety." → Read More

Alabama falls victim to ‘Drake curse’ while Clemson players channel Suge Knight

The Tigers celebrated their stunning rout in the CFP title game by echoing the Death Row Records honcho's infamous 1995 recruiting pitch, as a more recent hip-hop luminary was blamed for the Tide's downfall. → Read More

ESPN apologizes for using ‘Dixie’ in Andrew Luck graphic during Colts-Texans playoff game

The network reportedly blamed the insertion of the song, widely associated with pro-Confederacy sentiment, on a production staffer. → Read More

Cody Parkey’s missed field goal (or was it tipped?) led to a torrent of reactions

The Bears kicker's multi-bounce field goal attempt was met with disbelief, but it may well have been redirected by an Eagles defender. → Read More

Can Nick Foles deliver again for Eagles in NFL playoffs against Bears?

Everything you need to know to be ready for Sunday’s wild card matchup. → Read More

Isaiah Thomas criticizes Spurs fans for booing Kawhi Leonard in return to San Antonio

The Nuggets guard tweeted that fans needed to view things more from players' perspectives, as Leonard received a predictably negative reaction in his first visit to his former team's arena as a member of the Raptors. → Read More