biggest sports news from the week

12:00    05 Oct 2018

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Fox Sports Africa takes a look at the biggest sports news from the week.

McGregor could go another weight class and face Woodley

Conor McGregor said he is not only looking at regaining his 155-pound title in the UFC, but also looking at potentially going to another weight class to fight the likes of Georges St-Pierre and Tyron Woodley. McGregor will take on Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC lightweight title on Sunday morning.

Alonso has not considered switching to Formula E

Fernando Alonso said he hasn’t considered switching to Formula E or rallying after he leaves F1, remarking he ‘doesn’t have the talent’ for the latter. Alonso is a two-time Formula One World Champion, and is often regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers in the history of the sport.

Team Europe captain reveals key to 2018 Ryder Cup success

Europe’s captain Thomas Bjorn said he is adamant it was his team’s impressive performance — and not the divisions that have since emerged among the Americans. Bjorn said that was the key to their success in winning the recent 2018 Ryder Cup in France.

Williams to face off with Federer in first event of 2019

Serena Williams is set to face Roger Federer in her first event of the 2019 season when the USA play Switzerland in the mixed doubles at the Hopman Cup. The two superstars are widely regarded as the greatest tennis players of all-time.

Survey: James most likely to win 2018/19 MVP

According to an annual NBA GM survey, 30 percent of voters named LeBron James the most likely to win MVP, while Kevin Durant was close with 27 percent and Anthony Davis finished third with 17. James joined Los Angeles Lakers from Cleveland Cavaliers at the end of the 2017/18 NBA season.

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