Almanak: Gadget of the week

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GADGET of the week: the athlete's parachute. The miniature canopies, which billow out behind the body providing drag to work against, are all the rage in triathlon circles. It remains to be seen whether they will catch on with normal athletes.

THE Secret Language of Commentators - 1: The Racing Commentators' Lost or Wandering Consonant. Main offenders: John Francome and Jimmy Lindley. Examples: 'The filly's a superb preformer . . .' (Francome); 'The colt looks really well in hisself . . .' (Lindley).

TOP scorer in the Mexican First Division is the Unamgoalkeeper Jorge Campos. Dangerous on the break, Jorge has scored four goals in the last month.