sports news round-up – saturday, august 11

10:00    11 Aug 2018

Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees
Welcome to Fox Sports Africa’s round-up of sports news for Saturday, August 11.

Basketball & baseball

The New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge says he could start swinging the bat next week after recovering from a wrist injury sustained in late July, the Los Angeles Angles have put outfielder Mike Trout on the 10-day disabled list with a wrist injury, and the NBA schedule for next season has been released, with LA Lakers star LeBron James set to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers with his new team on November 21.

UFC & boxing

Curtis Blaydes has called on Stipe Miocic to accept the offer of a UFC fight in November, women’s fighter Cris Cyborg says she is growing frustrated with UFC and may be open to moving to other MMA series once her contract expires, and Gennady Golovkin has described Canelo Alvarez as ‘the most unpleasant and dirtiest opponent I’ve ever had’.

Cycling, athletics & tennis

Polish cyclist Michał Kwiatkowski won the 2018 Tour de Pologne (Tour of Poland) on Friday by a margin of 15 seconds despite Simon Yates claiming stage 7 victory in an epic finish, Kevin Anderson has advanced in the Rogers Cup after overcoming Grigor Dimitrov, and Matthew Hudson-Smith won gold in the 400m at the European Athletics Championships one year from almost quitting the sport.

Motorsport & golf

Alejandro Agag says Formula 1 would need Formula E's permission if it wanted to go fully electric in the next decade, Red Bull will look to replace Daniel Ricciardo with another young driver rather than looking to sign Fernando Alonso, and Charl Schwartzel and Brooks Koepka shot a pair of 63s in the second round at the PGA Championships at Bellerive on Friday.

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