Welcome to Fox Sports Africa’s round-up of sports news for Tuesday, August 28.
Basketball & baseball
LA Lakers legend Kobe Bryant says the NBA team’s new recruit Rajon Rondo is a ‘student of the game’; Manu Ginobili retired aged 41 on Monday after a ‘fabulous journey’ in which he helped the San Antonio Spurs win four NBA championships in 16 seasons; and the New York Yankees have placed Miguel Andujar, Greg Bird, and Aaron Hicks on revocable trade waivers.
UFC & boxing
Former NFL player Greg Hardy is committed to the UFC after being granted a developmental contract by Dana White in Season 2 of theTuesday Night Contender Series; Brian Ortega claims he has been offered a UFC 231 title fight with Max Holloway; and Korean-Ukrainean boxer Arnold Khegai has called out UK-based WBO Super Bantamweight Champion Isaac Dogboe.
Cycling, athletics & tennis
Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) took his first ever victory at the Vuelta a Espana, beating Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) to win in Alhaurin de la Torre on stage three; Athletics Kenya on Monday welcomed the establishment in Nairobi of a World Anti-Doping Agency-approved blood testing laboratory for East Africa; and world number one Simona Halep suffered a shock 6-2 6-4 defeat to Kaia Kanepi in the first round of the US Open on Monday.
Motorsport & golf
Racing legend Alex Zanardi thought his BMW team was joking when they told him he finished fifth in the second DTM race of the weekend at Misano; Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport Executive Director Toto Wolff called the Belgian Grand Prix ‘a little bit deflating after the drama of qualifying’ and admitted that title rivals Ferrari ‘were deserved winners’; and Rickie Fowler will miss a second consecutive FedEx Cup Playoffs event as he continues to recover from an oblique injury ahead of next month's Ryder Cup.