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Monza win sees Vettel near title

F1: Sebastian Vettel stands on the brink of making further history by becoming the youngest driver to win back-to-back titles.

Vettel chalked up his eighth win of a thoroughly dominant campaign by taking the chequered flag in Italy yesterday to further increase a lead that is almost unassailable. With six races remaining and 150 points up for grabs, the 24-year-old German is 112 points clear of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.

GOLF: Britain and Ireland's amateurs regained the Walker Cup, for the first time since 2003, with an unexpected victory over the star-studded Americans at Royal Aberdeen.

With Welshman Rhys Pugh -- at 17, easily the baby of the team -- and Northern Ireland's Paul Cutler unbeaten, the strongly fancied United States were beaten 14-12. It ended a run of three successive defeats for Britain and Ireland.

CYCLING: Spain's Juan Jose Cobo claimed overall victory in the V Vuelta a Espana on the 21st and final stage in Madrid.

The 30-year-old Geox-TMC rider maintained his 13-second lead over Team Sky's Chris Froome, with Bradley Wiggins 99 seconds down as the British pair completed the top three. Daniel Martin (Team Garmin-Cervelo) finished 13th and Nicolas Roche (AG2R La Mondiale) 16th in the general classification.

cricket: England completed a series victory over world champions India yesterday after the fourth one-day international at Lord's ended in a Duckworth/Lewis tie when rain forced the players off with seven balls left.

NFL: Chicago 30 Atlanta 12, Cleveland 17 Cincinnati 27, Kansas City 7 Buffalo 4, St Louis 13 Philadelphia 31, Tampa Bay 20 Detroit 27, Jacksonville 16 Tennessee 14, Baltimore 35 Pittsburgh 7, Houston 34 Indianapolis 7, Washington 28 NY Giants 14, San Diego 24 Minnesota 17, San Francisco 33 Seattle 17, Arizona 28 Carolina 21, NY Jets 27 Dallas 24.