Winners and losers of the last seven days
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Maurice Odumbe

The 25-year-old insurance salesman who inspired Kenya's cricketers to their astonishing defeat of the West Indies in the cricket World Cup, taking the wickets of Chanderpaul, Adams and Harper and getting a direct- hit run-out to complete his day of days.

Paul Lawrie

The Scottish golfer who won his first tournament on the European tour - and pounds 50,000 - without hitting a ball as high winds reduced the Catalan Open to just a two-round event.

Jim Smith

The evergreen football manager who has guided Derby County to a 19-match unbeaten run and a nine-point lead in the First Division.

Dean Richards

Who posed an unanswerable question at Murrayfield on Saturday: Why do England keep trying to get rid of him?


Richie Richardson

Beleaguered at the start of the cricket World Cup, his life became even more difficult when his side failed even to muster 100 runs between them on their way to humiliation by Kenya.

England's rugby team

Who are not allowed to win even when they win. Their subjugation of the previously rampant Scots in their daunting home was greeted not with the respect they hoped they had earned, but scorn.

Manoj Prabhakar

The India all-rounder and local Delhi hero who was humiliated in front of his home crowd by Sri Lanka's cricketers in the World Cup. He was out cheaply when he opened the batting and was slogged all round the subcontinent when he opened the bowling.