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Saturday 18 August 2018

Vettel on verge of title

F1: Sebastian Vettel is now aware of the maths needed for him to cement his place in the record books.

Vettel produced arguably his best drive of the year, leading all of the 61 laps of the Singapore Grand Prix to leave him one point shy of retaining his world title.

Vettel leads McLaren's Jenson Button by 124 points after the Briton finished second. There are now just 125 points available from the last five races, starting in Japan in a fortnight.

Vettel, who had previously buried his head in the sand when it has come to the scenario, said: "For Japan, I'm obviously smart enough to work it out myself now!"



ATHLETICS: Kenyan Patrick Makau dethroned king of the roads Haile Gebrselassie at the Berlin marathon by slashing 21 seconds off the Ethiopian's world record. Makau clocked two hours three minutes 38 seconds.

CYCLING: Mark Cavendish won the UCI Road Race World Championship title with a trademark burst to cross the line in Copenhagen ahead of Australia's Matt Goss and Germany's Andre Greipel. He became Britain's first world road champion since 1965. Matt Brameier was the best of the Irish in 36th place.

NFL: Buffalo 34 New England 31, Cincinnati 8 San Francisco 13, Cleveland 17 Miami 16, Tennessee 17 Denver 14, Minnesota 23 Detroit 26 (OT), New Orleans 40 Houston 33, Philadelphia 16 NY Giants 29, Carolina 16 Jacksonville 10, San Diego 20 Kansas City 17, Oakland 34 NY Jets 24, St Louis 7 Baltimore 37, Chicago 17 Green Bay 27, Seattle 13 Arizona 10, Tampa Bay 16 Atlanta 13, Indianapolis 20 Pittsburgh 23.

MLB: NY Yankees 6 Boston 2, Cleveland 4 Minnesota 6 (10 innings), Detroit 10 Baltimore 6, Washington 3 Atlanta 0, Pittsburgh 4 Cincinnati 5, Tampa Bay 5 Toronto 2, Houston 3 Colorado 19, Chicago White Sox 1 Kansas City 2, NY Mets 4 Philadelphia 9, Milwaukee 9 Florida 5, St Louis 3 Chicago Cubs 2, Texas 12 Seattle 5, LA Angels 5 Oakland 6, San Diego 2 LA Dodgers 6, Arizona 5 San Francisco 2, NY Yankees 4 Boston 7 (14 innings).

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