Hamilton takes US pole with fifth title in sight

by Reuters, CNA21 October 2018 Last updated at 23:11 PM


VTV.vn - Lewis Hamilton took a big step towards clinching his fifth Formula One world championship after putting his Mercedes on pole position at the US Grand Prix on Saturday with Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel starting fifth.

* 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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