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* Southampton beat Premier League leaders Everton 2-0 at St Mary’s Stadium on Sunday (Oct 25) with goals from James Ward-Prowse and Che Adams as Carlo Ancelotti’s side became the final club to lose a game this season.

* Newcastle United’s Jacob Murphy struck a clever free kick in the 89th minute to snatch a 1-1 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers in a hard-fought Premier League encounter on Sunday.

* Lewis Hamilton became Formula One’s record all-time race-winner on Sunday (Oct 25) when he claimed his 92nd victory at the Portuguese Grand Prix to pass Michael Schumacher at the top of the list. His win lifted him one clear of Schumacher’s 14-year-old record of 91 triumphs after a thrilling inaugural F1 race at the Algarve International Circuit.

* Villarreal missed the chance to top La Liga as they were held to a 0-0 draw at Cadiz in a game of few chances on Sunday.

* Lorenzo Insigne and his younger brother Roberto scored for opposing sides on Sunday (Oct 25) as Napoli came from behind to win 2-1 away to promoted Benevento in Serie A.

* Juventus substitute Dejan Kulusevski rescued a point for the stuttering champions at home to Verona as they were held to another 1-1 draw in Serie A on Sunday.

* Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho injured his left hamstring in his side’s 3-1 home defeat to Real Madrid on Saturday, effectively ruling him out of his side’s Champions League showdown away to Juventus on Wednesday.

* Ecuadorian rider Richard Carapaz earned the leader’s red jersey after a thrilling summit finish on the notorious Formigal mountain in stage six of the Vuelta a Espana on Sunday (Oct 25) as Primoz Roglic slid down from first to fourth overall.

* Third seed Aryna Sabalenka stormed to a 6-2 6-2 victory over compatriot Victoria Azarenka to win the inaugural J&T Banka Ostrava Open and the first all-Belarusian WTA final on Sunday (Oct 25).

* Top seed Alexander Zverev won his second ATP title in Cologne in the space of a week with a quickfire 6-2 6-1 demolition of Argentine Diego Schwartzman in the final of the bett1HULKS Championship on Sunday (Oct 25).

* France’s Ugo Humbert produced a masterful performance to beat Australian eighth seed Alex de Minaur 6-1 7-6(4) and win his second ATP Tour title at the European Open in Antwerp on Sunday (Oct 25).

* England’s Ross McGowan kept his cool to win the Italian Open by a single stroke on Sunday to clinch his second European Tour title – 11 years after his maiden win in Madrid.

* Former Brazil striker Ronaldinho Gaucho said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating.

* Patrick Cantlay held off Spain’s second-ranked Jon Rahm and third-ranked US compatriot Justin Thomas on Sunday (Oct 25) to capture the Zozo Championship for his third career US PGA title.

* Petronas Yamaha’s Franco Morbidelli produced a masterclass to keep the Suzuki duo of Alex Rins and Joan Mir at bay and claim his second win of the season with victory at the Teruel Grand Prix on Sunday.

* Briton Tao Geoghegan Hart won the Giro d’Italia after beating Maglia Rosa holder Jai Hindley in the final-stage time trial on Sunday as Ineos-Grenadiers turned around a dismal season in spectacular fashion. The 25-year-old started the day 0.86 seconds behind Hindley but he beat the Australian to win the race by 39 seconds and give Ineos-Grenadiers their second Giro title after Chris Froome’s 2018 triumph.

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