sports news round-up – tuesday, october 9

10:00    09 Oct 2018

Sebastian Vettel
Welcome to Fox Sports Africa’s round-up of sports news for Tuesday, October 9.

Basketball & baseball

The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has signed forward/center Isaac Humphries, who has been playing for Sydney Kings in the NBL; and Major League Baseball announced that it has approved a roster substitution for the Boston Red Sox due to an injury sustained by pitcher Steven Wright; and the Minnesota Twins announced today a new multi-year partnership with Supercuts, a brand of the Regis Corporation.

UFC & boxing

Khabib Nurmagomedov may have to wait a while to see what kind of punishment Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) hands him for starting a post-fight brawl following his win over Conor McGregor at UFC 229; and Tyson Fury must enrol in the WBC clean boxing programme this week if he wants to fight for Deontay Wilder's world title, says WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman.

Cycling, athletics & tennis

Fernando Gaviria is set to make a surprise mid-contract transfer from Quick-Step Floors to UAE Team Emirates according to a recent report; World U20 cross-country champion Jacob Kiplimo won the Giro al Sas road race - preventing world 5000m champion Muktar Edris from winning a fourth title at the 10km event in Trento; and Australian Nick Kyrgios was involved in a prolonged argument with French umpire Damien Dumusois during his first-round exit at the Shanghai Masters.

Motorsport & golf

Sebastian Vettel admitted Ferrari have made it "too easy" for Mercedes as their title challenge has unravelled in recent races; George Russell took a massive step towards the F2 title with victory in mixed conditions in the Sprint Race in Russia; and American Kevin Tway holed three consecutive birdies in a play-off to win the Safeway Open and claim his first PGA Tour title.

 

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