sports news round-up – thursday, january 10

08:30    10 Jan 2019

Bahrain Merida team rider Vincenzo Nibali of Italy
Welcome to Fox Sports Africa’s round-up of sports news for Thursday, January 10.

Basketball & baseball

There have been recent reports that there are some worrying internal issues between Jimmy Butler and Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown; Kawhi Leonard will choose between the Toronto Raptors, LA Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers in free agency this summer; and the Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired Jaime Schultz from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for minor league player Caleb Sampen.

Boxing & cycling

Jarrell Miller's promoter says Anthony Joshua has the "ball in his court" as the American heavyweight remains interested in a New York fight in 2019; Amir Khan’s welterweight world title clash with Terence Crawford is set to take place on April 20 at Madison Square Garden; and Trek-Segafredo team manager Luca Guercilena believes that Vincenzo Nibali is genuinely interested in signing with his team for 2020.

Athletics & tennis

Ethiopia duo Lemi Berhanu and Worknesh Degefa will both return for the 2019 edition of the Dubai Marathon, which will be run on January 25; and tennis legend Roger Federer has admitted to being wary of the “dangerous floaters” in the early rounds of the Australian Open.

Motorsport & golf

Formula E team DS Techeetah have announced that Tatiana Calderon and James Rossiter will participate in the second rookie test of the 2018/19 season this coming weekend; and as far as Padraig Harrington is concerned, Rory McIlroy's name is already on the team sheet for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits.

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