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8:39 PM ET Longtime Wisconsin athletic director and former football coach Barry Alvarez is set to retire, sources told ESPN on Saturday. Alvarez, 74, who has led Wisconsin’s athletics department since April 2004, likely will make a formal announcement in the next few weeks. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel first reported Saturday that Alvarez is planning
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7:04 PM ET Sammy Watkins agreed to a one-year, $6 million deal (which included $5 million guaranteed) with the Baltimore Ravens on Friday, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The addition of Watkins ended the Ravens’ difficult pursuit of an experienced wide receiver for quarterback Lamar Jackson and helps boost the NFL’s 32nd-ranked passing attack. Watkins’
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8:14 PM ET PITTSBURGH — After initially agreeing to terms with Jacksonville in free agency, defensive tackle Tyson Alualu is re-signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers, a source confirmed to ESPN. A week and a half ago, Alualu, 33, agreed to a two-year, $6 million deal with the Jaguars, the organization that drafted him in the
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6:14 PM ET Free-agent veteran LaMarcus Aldridge will sign with the Brooklyn Nets, agent Jeff Schwartz told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Saturday. The Nets, loading up for a title run, have now secured Aldridge and Blake Griffin in the buyout market. Aldridge is expected to see a significant amount of his minutes at center for
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7:54 PM ET Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — Scottie Scheffler never gets too far ahead of himself, a remarkable trait for a 24-year-old in only his second year on the PGA Tour and particularly helpful in an emotionally charged format like the Dell Technologies Match Play. Still, he was not oblivious to what he faced
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7:05 PM ET Associated Press Carter Kieboom, a first-round draft pick and the expected starting third baseman for the Washington Nationals, was sent to the minor leagues on Saturday. Drafted in 2016, Kieboom has struggled at the plate in limited opportunities in the majors, batting .181 in 44 games over two seasons with Washington. Kieboom
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7:53 PM ET Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show Dillian Whyte is back in world heavyweight title contention after exacting revenge on Alexander Povetkin with a fourth-round TKO win Saturday. Whyte regained the
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6:16 PM ET Associated Press PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic — Rafael Campos holed out for birdie with a putter from off the front of the 18th green for birdie and a share of the lead Saturday with Joel Dahmen in the PGA Tour’s windy Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship. Campos, the 32-year-old Puerto Rican
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5:50 PM ET Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic became his country’s all-time top scorer on 39 goals from 63 international appearances after he netted in a 2-2 home draw with Portugal in a thrilling 2022 World Cup Group A qualifier on Saturday. – UEFA WC qualifiers on ESPN+: Stream games, replays (U.S. only)– Stream ESPN FC
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2:56 PM ET ESPN News Services MIAMI — No. 2-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas advanced to the fourth round at the Miami Open by beating Damir Dzumhur 6-1, 6-4 Saturday. Tsitsipas, ranked a career-high No. 5, improved to 15-4 this year. He hopes to take advantage of a draw without Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
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