sports news round-up – sunday, july 22

10:00    22 Jul 2018

San Antonio Spurs guard Bryn Forbes (C) is defended by Golden State Warriors forward David West (L) and forward Kevon Looney (R)
Welcome to Fox Sports Africa’s round-up of sports news for Sunday, July 22.

Basketball & baseball

The San Antonio Spurs announced that they have re-signed guard Bryn Forbes. Per club policy, terms of the contract were not announced and St Louis Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter produced five hits in five at-bats over the first six innings of an 18−5 rout during the matchup versus the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

UFC & boxing

The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed athlete Muslim Salikhov of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on June 7, 2018 in Russia and Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk unified the cruiserweight division by beating Russian Murat Gassiev by unanimous decision.

Cycling & athletics

Spanish cyclist Omar Fraile powered to victory with a late burst in the last climb of the 14th stage of the Tour de France, a 188-km ride from Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux and Andy Murray is now the British men's number 23 after his continuing injury problems meant he slumped to 839 in the latest world rankings.


Kenya’s Beatrice Chepkoech impressed at the tenth IAAF Diamond League meeting of the season as she took more than eight seconds off the women’s world 3000m steeplechase record*, coming home, alone and triumphant, in 8:44.32.

Motorsport & golf

Italy giants Ferrari's power surge has stumped their F1 rivals with the Scuderia's engine upgrade worth around a third of a second - reckoned to be the equivalent of two years of development work and defending champion Jordan Spieth has a share of The Open lead after a faultless third round with American star Tiger Woods also in contention at Carnoustie on Saturday.

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