sports news round-up – wednesday, october 10

10:00    10 Oct 2018

Lewis Hamilton
Welcome to Fox Sports Africa’s round-up of sports news for Wednesday, October 10.

Basketball & baseball

The Los Angeles Clippers have waived forward Desi Rodriguez and it was announced by President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank; the San Antonio Spurs announced that they have signed forward Josh Huestis; and the Boston Red Sox fended off a dangerous New York Yankees team (100 wins during the regular season) -- and a ninth-inning rally -- with a 4-3 victory in Game 4 of the ALDS on Tuesday night.

UFC & boxing

Fresh from a stirring third-round knockout of Alexander Volkov on last weekend's UFC 229 card in Las Vegas, Derrick Lewis will now make the trip to New York City on November 3 to face two-division world champion Daniel Cormier for the UFC heavyweight title in the main event of UFC 230 at Madison Square Garden; and the WBC has ruled to support an 'ultimate heavyweight fight' between Anthony Joshua and the winner of Deontay Wilder's WBC title clash with Tyson Fury.

Cycling, athletics & tennis

Fernando Gaviria suffered a nasty fall with 4km left of the first stage of the Tour of Turkey that places doubts over his fitness for the rest of the race; Mo Farah could make a spectacular return to the track in time for next year's World Championships, according to his coach Gary Lough; and Nick Kyrgios will never fulfil his potential unless his work ethic matches his talent, says Roger Federer.

Motorsport & golf

Lewis Hamilton has urged the F1 media to show more respect to title rival Sebastian Vettel, who has committed a series of high-profile errors in recent races; and Brooks Koepka has been named as the PGA Tour player of the year for 2018 after the American won the 2018 US PGA Championship and became the first golfer since 1989 to clinch back-to-back US Open titles.

 

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