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Recent articles by Des:

Maya Moore to skip another WNBA season while trying to help free a man from prison

The four-time WNBA champion with the Minnesota Lynx has been pursuing an interest in criminal justice reform and, in particular, the case of a man she thinks was wrongfully incarcerated as a 16-year-old in 1997. → Read More

Los Angeles City Council calls on MLB to give Dodgers 2017 and 2018 World Series trophies

“We have to send a message," one councilman said. "If we don’t stand up for baseball, then the tradition of the national pastime may become flawed." → Read More

Wild brawl in Kansas-Kansas State game spills off the court, nearly involves a chair

"Obviously, it’s an embarrassment,” said Jayhawks Coach Bill Self, after his third-ranked team's 21-point win over its in-state rival was marred by the melee. “It’s a sign of immaturity and selfishness more so than toughness.” → Read More

Raheem Mostert’s path to stardom included a lot more sharks than the usual NFL journey

The fifth-year running back, who trampled the Packers for 220 yards in the NFC championship game, was an avid surfer as a teenager, then bounced around six NFL teams in two years before finding a home with San Francisco. → Read More

Packers and 49ers set to face off with Super Bowl berth on the line: What you need to know

Since then, the Packers have won six straight games, including a 28-23 victory last week at home against the Seattle Seahawks, even though Rodgers’s statistical performance remained worse than it had been earlier in the season. At 36 years old, he may never again get this close to reaching his second Super Bowl, but the 49ers look like a team very much on the rise and present a formidable… → Read More

Giants hire first female full-time coach in MLB history

Alyssa Nakken, a former standout softball player at Sacramento State, has worked in the Giants’ organization since 2014 and will be tasked with “helping to build a winning culture in the clubhouse,” according to Manager Gabe Kapler. → Read More

The eight most striking details from the Aaron Hernandez series on Netflix

“Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez" details factors that led the former Patriots tight end to commit suicide while in prison on a murder conviction. → Read More

Former NFL WR Chad Johnson set for XFL tryout — as a kicker

A six-time Pro Bowler with the Bengals, the artist formerly known as Chad Ochocinco recently posted video of himself nailing a 60-yard field goal and tweeted that he hopes to make it back to the NFL at an "entirely different position." → Read More

Pete Rose wonders why Astros players got off 'scot-free’ in sign-stealing scandal

Rose, banned by Major League Baseball since 1989 for betting on games, doesn't think it's "fair" that those who benefited directly from the scheme have not been punished while Astros management was hit hard. → Read More

LSU and Clemson will meet in a heavyweight national championship showdown

Two powerhouses will square off for college football's national championship. Follow along for live updates. → Read More

A Chiefs’ fan thought he was jinxing the team, so he left. Patrick Mahomes appreciated it.

Charles Penn went viral for telling the world after the Texans took a 21-point lead, "I gotta leave," in hopes that his sacrifice would spur Kansas City to a comeback win. → Read More

LSU and Clemson meet for the national championship: What you need to know

Clemson goes for its second straight national title and third in four years, but it will be up against Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow and a dominant LSU squad. → Read More

Chiefs and Texans meet in the AFC divisional round: What you need to know

Patrick Mahomes and Co. are trying to reach the AFC championship game for the second straight year. → Read More

Celtics fan arrested after can of beer lands near Spurs’ bench in Boston

Celtics Coach Brad Stevens said he apologized to Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich for the incident, which occurred after Boston’s Kemba Walker was ejected. → Read More

Toddler hit by baseball during Astros game suffers from brain injury, attorney says

The young girl was struck by a foul ball in May off the bat of Chicago’s Albert Almora Jr., who was visibly distraught afterward. → Read More

XFL unveils innovative rules aimed at increasing action and speeding up games

Football fans can prepare to see innovations such as double-forward passes, three-point conversions and overtime shootouts when the league debuts in February. → Read More

Raiders’ Josh Jacobs, once homeless, surprises teary-eyed father with new house

Jacobs’s father took care of the Oakland star and four siblings as they grew up in Tulsa, where at one point the future running back lived out of a car. → Read More

Brett Favre thinks ‘hard-nosed’ Mike McCarthy can handle working with Jerry Jones

The Cowboys' new coach brings "a level of brash and toughness" to Dallas, Favre said. → Read More

NBA stars pay tribute to David Stern, ‘the best commissioner to ever do it’

The death of the longtime leader of the NBA sparked an outpouring of tributes from around the basketball world. → Read More

Fantasy football 2020: An early look at the top 20 for drafts

Spoiler alert: Christian McCaffrey should go No. 1. But what happens after that? → Read More