sports news round-up – wednesday, january 9

08:30    09 Jan 2019

Heptathlon athlete Niamh Emerson of Britain in action
Welcome to Fox Sports Africa’s round-up of sports news for Wednesday, January 9.

Basketball & baseball

Anthony Davis has dropped his biggest hint yet that he will not look to force a trade to the Los Angeles Lakers this season; Chandler Parsons will reportedly leave the Memphis Grizzlies for the foreseeable future despite returning from a knee injury; and the Chicago White Sox addressed another need this offseason as they signed veteran outfielder Jon Jay to a one-year, $4 million deal.

Boxing & cycling

New WBC champion Charlie Edwards says British rival Kal Yafai is "on the radar", but he might firstly have to overcome Cristofer Rosales in a rematch; Anthony Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn have been urged to announce the heavyweight champion’s next fight as soon as possible by potential opponent Dillian Whyte; and new Australian national road race champion Michael Freiberg has missed out on a place in the UniSA Australia team for the Tour Down Under.

Athletics & tennis

Niamh Emerson, the World Junior heptathlon gold medallist, and Commonwealth Games decathlon participant John Lane head the British team for the Indoor Combined Events International Match in Cardiff on 26-27 January; and tennis great Rafael Nadal insists he is healthy and in no pain after coming through an exhibition game in Sydney.

Motorsport & golf

Reigning Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne says he is “hungry for more” ahead of this weekend’s Marrakesh E-Prix in Morocco; Audi motorsport boss Dieter Gass says Aston Martin 2019 DTM programme's HWA support means it will arrive in the series on an "equal footing" with its rivals; and Padraig Harrington will captain Europe when they defend the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in the US in 2020.

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