England strolled to a comfortable 5-0 win against minnows San Marino on Friday. They had to wait until the 35th minute before Wayne Rooney scored from the penalty spot but England added four goals in the second half to complete the rout.
Gareth Bale scored a sensational goal to grab a 2-1 win for Wales after going behind to Scotland. He also scored a penalty to equalise James Morrison’s opener.
Sebastian Vettel won his third Grand Prix on the bounce in Korea to overtake Fernando Alonso at the top of the World Championship standings.
Red Bull held the front row of the starting grid and their drivers finished in those positions, though Vettel improved upon his second-placed start to win ahead of Mark Webber.
Alonso finished third; Lewis Hamilton is all but out of the championship race having finished tenth.
Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray in the final of the Shanghai Masters in an excellent display of top-class tennis. The game’s leading men went toe-to-toe and Murray lost five match points in a second-set tie break after winning the first set 7-5.
Djokovic won the tie-break 13-11, though and won the final set 6-3 to win the title.
Sale pipped Cardiff to a 34-33 victory in the opening round of Heineken Cup fixtures. Danny Cipriani was central to the win and he scored Sale’s first try to spark the comeback with 25 minutes remaining.
Alex Cuthbert had scored a hat-trick for Cardiff but Sale won it with late tries from Mark Jennings, Tony Buckley and Rob Miller.
Delon Armitage scored twice to help Toulon beat Montpellier 37-16. Jonny Wilkinson also kicked ten points for the winning side.
Defending champions Leinster struggled to beat Exeter 9-6. Jonathan Sexton scored a late penalty to sneak the win for the home side.
Harlequins took control of their match with Biarritz in the second half to win 40-13. They were tied 13-13 at the break but scored 17 unanswered points to score a comfortable victory.
Saracens embarrassed Edinburgh 46-0 at Murrayfield. Joel Tomkins scored the only try of the first half and his side took a 16-0 lead into the second half and they added four more tried from Owen Farrell, Chris Ashton, Alex Goode and Charlie Hodgson.
Justin Rose won the inaugural World Golf Final at the Antalya Golf Club in Turkey, beating Lee Westwood in Friday’s final.