NOME, Alaska (AP) – A 53-year-old former champion has won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to become the oldest winner of Alaska’s grueling test of endurance. Mitch Seavey and 10 dogs crossed the Nome finish line to cheering crowds at 10:39 p.m. Alaska time Tuesday. Speaking over a live stream, Seavey says, quote, “This is for all gentlemen of a certain age.” He completed the thousand-mile race in temperatures just above zero.
UNDATED (AP) – The Baltimore Ravens lost two linebackers and gained a defensive end on the first day of the NFL’s free-agent signing period. A person familiar with the agreement tells The Associated Press Paul Kruger will sign a five-year deal with the Browns after leading the Ravens with 13 1/2 sacks last season. Dannell Ellerbe accepted a five-year, $35 million contract with the Miami Dolphins, and defensive lineman Chris Canty signed with the Ravens.
MIAMI (AP) – A person with knowledge of the agreement says the Miami Dolphins have worked out a multiyear contract with Mike Wallace, who caught 32 touchdown passes in four years with Pittsburgh. Miami wideouts accounted for just three TDs last season.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – Notre Dame is joining the Atlantic Coast Conference a season earlier than expected, following the split among the Big East’s football schools and seven Catholic schools that are leaving to form a basketball-focused conference. The move means Notre Dame will join the ACC at the same time as fellow Big East members Pittsburgh and Syracuse, which announced earlier they would join the league. Louisville is expected to join the ACC after next season.
UNDATED (AP) – Valparaiso, LIU Brooklyn and South Dakota State have played themselves into the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Valparaiso beat Wright State 62-54 in the Horizon League title game, LIU Brooklyn captured the Northeast Conference tournament with a 91-70 rout of Mount St. Mary’s, and South Dakota State took the Summit League crown by topping North Dakota State 73-67.