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Best-selling fanzines

1 Red Issue (Manchester United)

2 The Gooner (Arsenal)

3 The Absolute Game (Scottish)

4 Not the View (Celtic)

5 Blue Print (Manchester City)

6 The Chelsea Independent

7 Through the Wind and Rain (Liverpool)

8 The Square Ball (Leeds United)

9 Talk of the Toon (Newcastle United)

10 When Skies are Grey (Everton)

Sportspages, London and Manchester

Most successful European Ryder Cup players

1 J M Olazabal (1987-93) P 20 W 12 L 5 67.5%

2 S Ballesteros (1979-93) P 34 W 19 L 10 63.2%

3 N Faldo (1977-93) P 36 W 19 L 13 58.3%

4 P Oosterhuis (1971-81) P 28 W 14 L 11 55.3%

5 I Woosnam (1983-93) P 26 W 12 L 10 53.8%

6 B Langer (1981-93) P 29 W 13 L 11 53.4%

7 B Gallacher (1969-83) P 31 W 13 L 13 50%

8 T Jacklin (1967-79) P 35 W 13 L 14 48.5%

9 B Huggett (1963-75) P24 W 8 L 10 45.8%

10 B Barnes (1969-79) P 26 W 11 L 14 44.2%

PA Sporting Archive

Boxing Weights

(for world titles)

1 Heavyweight

2 Cruiserweight

3 Light-heavyweight

4 Super middleweight

5 Middleweight

6 Light-middleweight

7 Welterweight

8 Light-welterweight

9 Lightweight

10 Super featherweight

11 Junior lightweight

12 Featherweight

13 Super bantamweight

14 Junior featherweight

15 Bantamweight

16 Super flyweight

17 Junior bantamweight

18 Flyweight

19 Light-flyweight

20 Strawweight

21 Miniflyweight

22 Minimumweight

(Some descriptions duplicate one another; there are only 17 weights.)

ANNIVERSARIES

Today: birth of Stephen Roche (1959); death of Dwight Davis, creator of the Davis Cup (1945). Ernie Nevers scores NFL record of 40 points in one game (1929).

Tomorrow: births of Dusty Hare (1952) and Ryan Giggs (1973); death of Graham Hill (1975).

Tuesday: birth of Gary Lineker (1960); the first ever soccer international (Scotland v England, 1872); the first ever floodlit soccer international (England v Spain, 1955); Floyd Paterson beat Archie Moore to become the youngest heavyweight champion of the world before Mike Tyson (1956).

Wednesday: birth of Lee Trevino (1939).

Thursday: birth of Monica Seles (1973); Football Players' and Trainers' Union, precursor to PFA, formed (1907).

Friday: births of Les Ames (1905), Trevor Bailey (1923), Mike Gibson (1942), Franz Klammer (1953) and Katarina Witt (1965).

Saturday: births of Richard Meade (1938) and Sergei Bubka (1963). Denis Compton scores cricket's fastest triple century, in 181 minutes (1948).

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