Hamilton takes US pole with fifth title in sight

* Sixth seed Daria Kasatkina of Russia won her first Kremlin Cup title on Saturday (Oct 20) when she beat Tunisian qualifier Ons Jabeur in a tough three-setter, at 2-6, 7-6 (7/3), 6-4.

* Luka Jovic has been hailed as a “potential world-class striker” after the 20-year-old’s five goals in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 7-1 drubbing of Fortuna Dusseldorf. The Serbian striker needed just 55 minutes to score his Friday (Oct 19) night haul, becoming the youngest player in Bundesliga history to achieve the feat.

* Targeting a fourth-straight league win Roma got more than they bargained for at home to SPAL in Serie A on Saturday (Oct 20) as the visiting minnows ran out 2-0 winners.

* Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski scored once in each half and set up a third goal to steer the German champions to a 3-1 victory over VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday and give them their first win in five games in all competitions.

* Borussia Dortmund struck three times in the opening 25 minutes to beat hosts VfB Stuttgart 4-0 away on Saturday and protect their four-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga.

* Tottenham Hotspur secured a hard-fought 1-0 win over lowly London rivals West Ham United thanks to a deft first-half finish from Erik Lamela in their Premier League clash on Saturday.

* Champions Manchester City took over sole control at the top of the Premier League table with an easy 5-0 win over Burnley, earning them a seventh win from their opening nine games.

* Struggling Villarreal derailed Atletico Madrid’s hopes of taking top spot in La Liga with a 1-1 draw at home on Saturday and were unfortunate not to win the game after squandering a number of chances in the second half.

* Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah scored his first goal in four matches to give his side a 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town in the Premier League on Saturday, lifting the Merseyside club back up to second in the table.

* Sebastian Vettel bounced back to top the times as he and Kimi Raikkonen delivered a Ferrari one-two in Saturday’s (Oct 20) third and final free practice for Sunday’s United States Grand Prix.

* Lewis Hamilton can beat Michael Schumacher’s Formula One records and become the most successful driver of all time and is already a greater world champion, according to the German’s old foe Jacques Villeneuve.

* Thierry Henry suffered defeat in his first match as a head coach when his 10-man Monaco side slumped to a 2-1 loss at Strasbourg on Saturday to drop into the Ligue 1 relegation zone, while PSG continued the blistering start to their Ligue 1 title defence following their 5-0 win over Amiens.

* Former top 10 player Ernests Gulbis reached his first final in four years on Saturday (Oct 20) when he stunned top seed John Isner 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the Stockholm semi-finals. He will bid for a seventh title on Sunday against world number 16 Stefanos Tsitsipas.

* Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui’s woes deepened as the European champions fell to a 2-1 defeat at home to Levante on Saturday, setting an unwanted record of 482 minutes without scoring a goal in the process.

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