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Sebastian Vettel emerged
victorious at the Interlagos Circuit in Brazil, becoming the youngest triple
champion in Formula One history when he finished sixth behind the victorious
Jenson Button. Fernando Alonso finished second but it was not enough to
overhaul Vettel’s lead.
Michael Schumacher's waved farewell to his fans
at the season-ender. 'I enjoyed most of it,” the 43-year-old German said of his return. 'It
wasn't as successful as we wanted it to be but still I learned a lot for life
and I'm quite glad for the good emotions again. Now is a good time to
Despite FA Cup and European Champions League success last season, Chelsea have parted
company with manager Roberto Di Matteo. After a run of just two wins in eight
games in all competitions enough was enough for owner Roman Abramovich. Former
Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez takes over as 'interim' first-team manager.
Ireland were the stand-out performers for the northern
hemisphere in the latest round of November internationals with an impressive
46-24 victory over Argentina. Elsewhere world champions New Zealand dominated
Grand Slam champions Wales in a 33-10 win, Australia nipped Italy 22-19 and the
Springboks edged England 16-15.
Real Madrid suffered a major setback to their Spanish
title hopes slumping to a 1-0 defeat at Real Betis.
World number one Rory McIlroy claimed his fifth
title of the season with victory at the season-ending championship of the
European Tour in Dubai, where he birdied the last five holes to beat Justin
Rose by two shots.
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Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson was
honoured with a nine-foot statue outside Old Trafford to mark his 25th
anniversary at the club: 'Normally people die before they see their statue,
so I'm out-living death,' remarked the 70-year-old Scotsman.
Olympic luge champion Felix Loch led a German
sweep of the top-five positions at the season-opening race, the first time in the
men's World Cup that all five lugers from one nation finished ahead of the