9:08 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports BROOKLYN, Mich. — As NASCAR continues to experiment with an aerodynamic package that creates close racing, the debate continues on whether NASCAR should employ a package with which drivers question
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8:35 PM ET Associated Press PHOENIX — Mohamed Bamba could be the next Rudy Gobert, and that’s why he’s expected to go very high in the NBA draft. The towering 7-footer from Harlem, who played his one collegiate season at Texas, worked out individually with Phoenix on Saturday. He was the third player to do
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8:21 PM BST KweséESPN Staff Coach Rassie Erasmus praised the Springboks’ character following their come-from-behind 42-39 in the opening Test three-match series against England at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Saturday. England started with a bang and raced to a 24-3 lead in the opening quarter, thanks to three converted tries and a penalty goal,
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7:14 PM BST KweséESPN looks at five talking points from the Springboks’ win over England at Ellis Park on Saturday. Spectacular start to Siya Kolisi’s tenure as Springbok captain About 18 minutes into the match it looked like England were going to smash the Springboks and spoil the occasion for South Africa’s first black rugby
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6:54 PM ET Associated Press SAO PAULO — Brazilian tennis great Maria Bueno, who helped usher in modern women’s tennis, was buried Saturday in her home town shortly after a wake was held for her at the Sao Paulo state Governor’s Palace. Bueno died Friday in a Sao Paulo hospital after battling mouth cancer. She
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8:08 PM ET Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Andrew Putnam will be playing in the last group on Sunday for the first time, looking for his first PGA Tour victory. His playing partner will be Dustin Johnson, who has won once this year and needs his 18th career victory to reclaim his spot as the
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6:35 PM ET Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa — Tom Lehman shot a 7-under 65 on Saturday to take a two-shot lead into the final round of the PGA Tour Champions’ Principal Charity Classic. Lehman eagled the par-5 eighth and played a 10-hole stretch in 7 under before dropping a stroke on the par-4 18th.
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7:40 PM ET Demetrious Johnson, the most dominant champion in UFC history, will seek his 12th flyweight title defense against Henry Cejudo at UFC 227 on Aug. 4. UFC officials announced the 125-pound championship fight on Saturday. It will take place on the UFC 227 pay-per-view event, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. MMAFighting first
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9:07 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 MANCHESTER, ENGLAND — Tyson Fury eased back into his boxing career after a two-year, seven-month exile with an undemanding four-round win over Sefer Seferi
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6:34 PM BST South Africa began a new era for their rugby with a dramatic 42-39 victory over England in the first test at Ellis Park on Saturday, coming back after conceding three tries in a horrific opening 17-minute spell to go 1-0 ahead in the three-match series. The Springboks, with their first-ever black captain
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7:01 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 MANCHESTER, ENGLAND — Maurice Hooker silenced Terry Flanagan’s hometown crowd with a split decision victory to lift the vacant WBO world junior welterweight title
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10:19 PM ET Associated Press MONTREAL — Johnny Manziel was 12-of-20 for 88 yards and a touchdown, and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats scored 30 straight points to beat the Montreal Alouettes 30-15 on Saturday in the final preseason game for both teams. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner at Texas A&M also ran for 19 yards. He
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