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Hamilton on verge of fourth title with Austin victory

Hamilton on verge of fourth title with Austin victory

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Lewis Hamilton passed title rival Sebastian Vettel to take a dominant victory in the United States Grand Prix but will have to wait at least one more race to win his fourth world title.The Mercedes driver is 66 points clear of Vettel, who finished second, with 75 available in the remaining three races.It means Hamilton is almost certain to win the title in Mexico next weekend.Vettel has to make up 17 points on Hamilton in Mexico City to take the fight to the next race in Brazil.That is the equivalent of the German winning the race with Hamilton finishing sixth or lower.Given Hamilton's rich run of form of five wins and a second place in the last six races, that seems very unlikely, unless the Mercedes has a technical failure, which the Briton's car has not had all season in a race.Hamilton...
Jermaine Whitehead: Green Bay Packers sign safety to active roster

Jermaine Whitehead: Green Bay Packers sign safety to active roster

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Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The Green Bay Packers have added safety Jermaine Whitehead to the active roster from the practice squad.Packers executive vice president, general manager and director of football operations Ted Thompson announced the signing on Saturday.Whitehead, 24, entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent signing by the San Francisco 49ers in 2015. The 5 foot 11, 195 pound defender spent most of his first season with the 49ers' practice squad. He was added to the Baltimore Ravens' active roster on Dec. 23, 2015, but was inactive for the final two games of the season. Baltimore waived Whitehead in May of 2016 before he signed with the Packers. Whitehead made two special teams appearances last season for the Packers. He was on the Packers' practice squad for the rest of the seaso...
LeBron James makes insane block on Giannis Antetokounmpo

LeBron James makes insane block on Giannis Antetokounmpo

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Oct. 21 (UPI) --Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James proved he's still the best player in the NBA with one sensational block against the Milwaukee Bucks.The big play went down in the fourth quarter Friday in the Cavaliers' 116-97 win at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee.Cleveland led Milwaukee 98-86 with 6:40 remaining. Antetokounmpo dribbled into a fast break and stared down a defense of Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Kevin Love. The Bucks star picked up his dribble and did a Euro Step to get around James.Wade jumped up to block the shot first, but came up empty with his swat.But James didn't miss.He turned his body and sailed to the backboard and used his left hand to obliterate the attempt against the glass.After the game, Cavaliers forward Jae Crowder told reporters that his p...
England lose to late France goal in Marley's first game – report & highlights

England lose to late France goal in Marley's first game – report & highlights

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Media playback is not supported on this device England ended a tumultuous week for the women's game with a 1-0 friendly defeat against 2019 World Cup hosts France.The match - England's first under interim coach Mo Marley - was a cagey affair with few clear-cut chances before Viviane Asseyi capitalised on goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain's mistake to snatch victory.On Wednesday, the Football Association was forced to apologise to two players for racially discriminatory remarks by previous England boss Mark Sampson.Sampson was sacked in September following evidence of "inappropriate and unacceptable" behaviour with female players in a previous job.England goalkeeping coach Lee Kendall - under investigation for alleged "unacceptable behaviour...
Garbine Muguruza named WTA Player of Year

Garbine Muguruza named WTA Player of Year

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Garbine Muguruza, who won Wimbledon in July for the first time in her career, was named WTA Singles Player of the Year on Friday. The 24-year-old Muguruza rose to world No. 1 for the first time in her career in September and is currently ranked second. She also won the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati and reached the semifinals on five other occasions. Muguruza is one of eight players who qualified for the WTA Finals in Singapore, which begin Sunday. "Every season one of my main goals is to qualify for Singapore, as it is proof that you are one of the best eight players of the year," Muguruza said. "I have great memories of the tournament and the city. It will be my fourth year in a row there, and I look forward to playing my best tennis." The Wimbledon title was Muguruza's second...