sports news round-up – monday, august 13

10:00    13 Aug 2018

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Welcome to Fox Sports Africa’s round-up of sports news for Monday, August 13.

Basketball & baseball

Stan Van Gundy is reportedly considering retiring from the NBA after being fired by the Detroit Pistons, Chris Paul is excited by the prospect of playing alongside Carmelo Anthony at the Houston Rockets because of the ‘brotherhood’ they share, and Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen is in a "good frame of mind" and appears to be progressing well just days after he was hospitalised for an irregular heartbeat scare.

UFC & boxing

Dustin Poirier says he is ‘leaning toward’ Khabib Nurmagomedov when asked who would win the upcoming UFC fight between the Russian and Conor McGregor, Rose Namajunas says Joanna Jedrzejczyk isn’t doing herself any favours with her comments to the media, and former female boxer Mia St. John says ‘everyone’ in the sport uses performance-enhancing drugs.

Cycling, athletics & tennis

Matteo Trentin claimed the European Road Championship title for Italy on a rainy course in Glasgow on Sunday, Belarus’ Volha Mazuronak won European marathon gold on Sunday despite suffering from a severe nosebleed, and Venus Williams has pulled out of this week’s Cincinnati Open with injury to put her participation in the US Open in doubt.

Motorsport & golf

Ducati’s Jorge Lorenzo held off Honda’s Marc Marquez to claim victory at the Austrian MotoGP, it was a British 1-2 in the DTM Series’ return to Brands Hatch with Paul di Resta leading home Gary Paffett in Race 2, and Brooks Koepka beat Tiger Woods by two strokes to claim the PGA Championship on Sunday.

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