Welcome to Fox Sports Africa’s round-up of sports news for Sunday, October 7.
Basketball & baseball
Gary Sanchez outdid himself with his second homer on Saturday night, launching Eduardo Rodriguez's offering a projected 479 feet over the Green Monster as the Yankees rolled to a 6-2 victory over the Red Sox to even the American League Division Series at a game apiece; and Spurs guard Lonnie Walker IV underwent an MRI examination this morning in San Antonio that revealed a right medial meniscus tear. The injury occurred at the 6:55 mark of the fourth quarter of last night’s Spurs-Pistons preseason game and he will undergo surgery in San Antonio on Monday.
UFC & boxing
Former lightweight champions Tony Ferguson and Anthony Pettis didn’t disappoint in their UFC 229 co-main event on Saturday, with Ferguson emerging victorious from their bloody war via second-round TKO to extend his winning streak to 11 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, USA; and Jarrell 'Big Baby' Miller stopped Tomasz Adamek in the second round and then called for a showdown with world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.
Cycling, athletics & tennis
BMX rider Ross Cullen will be Great Britain's flag-bearer at the 2018 Youth Olympics opening ceremony in Argentina; Tirunesh Dibaba, considered by many to be the world’s greatest female distance runner, will run the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on Sunday; and Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic has admitted that he did not skip the Laver Cup out of respect for tennis veteran Roger Federer.
Motorsport & golf
Lewis Hamilton has hailed Mercedes as the "best team in the world" after utilizing the "perfect" strategy to seal pole position at the Japanese GP; Sebastian Vettel will start the Japanese GP in eighth place after Ferrari suffered a disastrous qualifying session in Suzuka; and Tyrrell Hatton increased his chances of a third successive Alfred Dunhill Links Championship title as the Ryder Cup winner earned a one-shot lead heading into the final round.