sports news round-up – sunday, august 26

10:00    26 Aug 2018

Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas
Welcome to Fox Sports Africa’s round-up of sports news for Sunday, August 26.

Basketball & baseball

Los Angeles police say NBA free agent Nick Young, who is a former Los Angles Lakers and Golden State Warriors player, was arrested in Hollywood during a late-night stop for a routine traffic violation; and Murphy smacked a two-run homer, Kyle Schwarber (Schwarbs) added a two-run blast and Javier Baez (El Mago) hit an opposite-field shot to power the Cubs to a 10-6 victory over the Reds on Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field.

UFC & boxing

Justin Gaethje knocked out James Vick in their UFC Lincoln main event on Saturday night, while Michael Johnson edged out Andre Fili in a split decision; and Ghanaian boxer Isaac Dogboe successfully defended his WBO Super-Bantamweight title after defeating Japanese fighter Hidenori Otake in California, the United States of America on Saturday.

Cycling, athletics & tennis

Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas has called for helmets to be made compulsory for all cyclists in the UK; Tejinder Pal Singh of India broke the Games record in the shot put to highlight athletics opening day at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta on Saturday; and South African tennis star Lloyd Harris said he is proud after beating JC Aragone of the USA on Friday to qualify for the US Open main draw.

Motorsport & golf

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel spoke out for Esteban Ocon on Saturday after the young French driver, who faces losing his job, qualified third for Force India in the Belgian Grand Prix; and Bryson DeChambeau said he realizes how lucky he is to pick the brain of one of the best minds in the game, Tiger Woods.

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