Winners and losers of the last seven days
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English football

which proved at Anfield on Wednesday that no other country can beat it for excitement, even if the defending was short of international standard

Sanath Jayasuriya

who set four international one-day cricket records playing for Sri Lanka: a 48-ball century, four successive sixes and 11 sixes overall in one innings last Tuesday, followed by a 17-ball half- century yesterday

Martin Edwards

who made pounds 2.1m from the sale of 785,000 Manchester United shares, which amounts to just 1.27 per cent of the company. The United chief executive, whose wife made almost pounds 950,000 by selling 350,726 shares, still owns 23.2 per cent of the club

Rugby League

which welcomed the biggest crowd for a league game in the capital for 15 years when 9,638 people saw London Broncos beat Paris St-Germain


Jason Lee

who may have to cut off the "pineapple on his head" after a drop in form led to his manager at Nottingham Forest, Frank Clark, warning the striker to score goals, have his hair cut or retire from football altogether

The FA

which reacted in heavy-handed style to the outcry over high ticket prices at the FA Cup semi-finals. To say that it would review the structure but not the prices themselves was a miserable response


which saw its election for two vacancies as England selectors degenerate into farce as squabbles broke out over the suitability of some of the nine candidates. Fred Titmus withdrew, describing the process as a "nonsense"