Welcome to Fox Sports Africa’s round-up of sports news for Friday, January 11.
Basketball & baseball
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz playmaker Jayson Granger is set to be sidelined for at least three months due to an ankle injury; and The Nationals have reportedly addressed their need at second base by reaching an agreement with free agent Brian Dozier on a one-year, $9 million deal for 2019, a source confirmed to MLB.com's Jamal Collier.
Boxing & cycling
Ted Cheeseman, Anthony Fowler and Scott Fitzgerald are on a collision course in 2019, so we asked Johnny Nelson to analyse the exciting super-welterweight trio; Derek Chisora is still "hurting" after his rematch defeat to Dillian Whyte, but he intends to "fight on", says long-term trainer Don Charles; and Canyon-SRAM have confirmed their roster for the 2019 season, with the likes of Elena Checchini, Pauline Farrand-Prevot and Kasia Niewiadoma headlining the line-up.
Athletics & tennis
Norwegian brothers Jakob, Filip and Henrik Ingebrigtsen will make their IAAF World Indoor Tour debut when they line up for the men’s 1500m at the PSD Bank Athletics Meeting in Düsseldorf on 20 February; Spain's Civil Guard said 83 people were implicated, among them 28 players from the ITF Futures and Challenger tours; and Britain's Andy Murray will open his Australian Open campaign against Spain's 22nd seed Roberto Bautista Agut.
Motorsport & golf
McLaren have appointed German Andreas Seidl as the new boss of their struggling Formula 1 team; Jordan Spieth launched what he hopes will be a bounce-back 2019 campaign Thursday when he tees it up in the US PGA Tour's Sony Open in Hawaii; and England's Charley Hull will take a two-stroke lead into the second round of the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open in Abu Dhabi after an impressive five under-par 67 on the opening day.