Over in motorsports action, 

And the quest for the Formula 1 world championship will be settled in this Sunday's season-closing race in Sau Paulo, Brazil. 

That's after Lewis Hamilton took the chequered flag at this morning's United States Grand Prix. 

In Austin Texas, the Mclaren star won the race by just 0.6 seconds ahead of Sebastian Vettel, while Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa finished in the top 4. 

Vettel's 2nd place finish allowed him to remain at the top of the drivers' championship table, as the German holds a 13-point lead over Alonso. 

And Vettel's podium finish did allow his Red Bull Racing team to claim their 3rd straight Constructors championship title.

In English football action, 

Sunderland secured their 1st away win in 9 months, after beating Fulham 3-1 last night. 

A 50th-minute goal from Steven Fletcher opened the scoring for the Black Cats at Craven Cottage. 

That was before substitute Mladen Petric levelled for the hosts. 

Sunderland then scored twice within 7 minutes of Petric's equaliser, through Carlos Cuellar and Stephane Sessegnon, to eventually triumph 3-1. 

And with only their 2nd win of the current season, Sunderland are in 15th place while Fulham remain in 9th position. 

Still on English football, 

And former Manchester United player Kenny Morgans, who survived the Munich air disaster in 1958, died in hospital yesterday. 

He was 73. 

Morgans joined United after leaving school in 1955. 

And the midfielder made his first-team debut under Sir Matt Busby, as an 18-year-old against Leicester City 2 seasons later. 

He was found unconscious among the plane's debris in Munich by 2 journalists, 5 hours after the official search was called off. 

Morgans recovered from his injuries to continue featuring for United till 1961. 

He played the remainder of his career in Wales, before retiring from the game in '67.