sports news round-up – saturday, october 13

10:00    13 Oct 2018

Panama's Daniel Giron (R) in action against US' Derrick White (L) during the World Cup China 2019 qualifier between Panama and USA
Welcome to Fox Sports Africa’s round-up of sports news for Saturday, October 13.

Basketball & baseball

Spurs guard Derrick White underwent an MRI examination in San Antonio that revealed a left plantar fascia tear which occurred during the Spurs-Hawks preseason game on October 10; and Didi Gregorius is heading for Tommy John surgery on his throwing arm, and it's uncertain just how long the Yankees will be without their shortstop with the team having announced that an MRI had revealed a tear in Gregorius' right ulnar collateral ligament.

UFC & boxing

In 2013, Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson engaged in a battle for the ages that is considered to be one of the greatest UFC bouts of all-time and On December 29, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the two rivals finally meet again in a UFC 232 main event that will determine who will wear the light heavyweight championship belt; and Lewis Ritson stripped naked on the scales to make the lightweight limit and then shared a tense face off with Francesco Patera ahead of their European title fight.

Cycling, athletics & tennis

Kazakh Alexey Lutsenko won the fourth stage of the 54th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey on Friday; Uganda’s distance runners laid down a strong marker on the opening day of athletics at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games as rainy conditions didn’t dampen the fierce competition in Buenos Aires’ Youth Olympic Park; and defending champion and top seed Roger Federer beat Japan's Kei Nishikori in a high-quality quarter-final in the Shanghai Masters.

Motorsport & golf

George Russell will become the third British driver in Formula 1 next year after signing to race for Williams; and Europe's Ryder Cup-winning captain Thomas Bjorn says he will spend the next few months considering whether to call time on his playing career; and Eddie Pepperell coped well with the windy conditions as he opened up a three-shot lead on day two of the Sky Sports British Masters.
 

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