Welcome to Fox Sports Africa’s round-up of sports news for Saturday, July 28.
Basketball & baseball
Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving is set to return in the next NBA season after undergoing a successful surgery on his knee, Houston Rockets player James Harden says the team will find a way to bring the best out of Carmelo Anthony when he joins the Texas franchise, and New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is out for three weeks with a broken wrist after being hit by a pitch in Thursday’s win over the Kansas City Royals.
UFC & boxing
Eddie Alvarez says he should be the next to have a shot at the lightweight title if he beats Dustin Poirier at UFC on Fox 30, the eagerly anticipated Conor McGregor v Khabib Nurmagomedov fight could happen as early as October after the former avoided any jail time for his New York bus attack earlier in the year, and Jose Ramirez is set to defend his WBC super lightweight title against Antonio Orozco in California on September 14.
Cycling, athletics & tennis
The UCI have invited African bids for the 2025 Road Race World Championships, with president David Lappartient saying it would grow the sport of cycling, an unnamed Kenyan sprinter has been sent home from a training camp ahead of the African Championships after failing a drugs test, and tennis star Stan Wawrinka says he hopes to play for a few more years despite making a slow comeback from injury.
Motorsport & golf
Romain Grosjean needs to demonstrate more consistency if he is to secure a future with Haas, according to Guenther Steiner, Mercedes will not bar Esteban Ocon from moving to a rival works team such as Ferrari or Renault, and Colin Montgomerie has bemoaned the current state of Scottish golf, saying it is ‘going through a bit of a dip’.