Des Bieler

Washington, D.C.

Sports reporter covering national topics, as well as supporting coverage of D.C.-area teams

Education: McGill University, Virginia Commonwealth University

Des arrived at The Post in 1995 and served in a variety of departments and positions in the newsroom, including as a copy editor and a designer. In that time, he made regular contributions to the Sports section, including producing weekly features such as The Starting Lineup, Throwing It Out There, The Slant and NFL Gameday, before becoming a full-time sports writer in 2014. He is currently a staff writer in Sports, mainly covering topics of national interest, and he helps support coverage of local teams.
Latest from Des Bieler

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.”

June 8, 2023

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.

June 8, 2023

NBA Finals Game 3 highlights: Nikola Jokic, Nuggets regain home court with convincing win over Heat

Nikola Jokic had the first 30-20-10 game in Finals history and Jamal Murray added a 30-point triple-double as the Nuggets grabbed home-court advantage back from the Heat with a 109-94 win.

June 7, 2023

Wildfire smoke postpones MLB games, other East Coast sporting events

With hazardous air afflicting massive swaths of the U.S. and Canada, Yankees and Phillies games were postponed Wednesday, as was a WNBA game and one in the NWSL.

June 7, 2023

The PGA Tour-LIV deal stunned pro golfers — and upset more than a few

Some PGA Tour golfers apparently learned about the surprise partnership with LIV Golf via news reports, and they were not happy about it.

June 6, 2023

Biden says Chiefs show power of ‘unity’ during White House visit

The Super Bowl champions were honored by the president, who joked about his wife's "rabid" support for the Eagles and said Kansas City was building a dynasty.

June 5, 2023

Ballgirl in tears, a French Open doubles team is disqualified

A chair umpire initially gave a warning to Miyu Kato for swatting a ball that hit the ballgirl near the head. Her opponents urged officials to reconsider.

June 4, 2023

SEC makes major change for 2024 football season, but schedule issues remain

The conference will drop its two divisions as it grows to 16 teams, but it deferred a final decision on whether to expand from eight conference games to nine.

June 1, 2023

Elite recruit Ron Holland to play for G League Ignite

Holland, who decommitted last month from the University of Texas, said his decision was based on what he thought would best "prepare me for the NBA."

May 31, 2023

Blue Jays’ Anthony Bass apologizes for sharing anti-LGBTQ+ video

“The ballpark is for everybody,” said Bass, who had shared a video in which another Instagram user called for boycotting Target, Bud Light and other companies.

May 30, 2023