JUDGEMENTS; Winners and losers of the last seven days

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Diane Modahl

Whose long fight to prove her innocence ended successfully, though not without enormous expenditure.

The racing public

Who were able to cash in when Rough Quest's victory in the Grand National was the first by a favourite for 14 years.

Paul Ince

Who returned to the England team after a 13-month exile with an assured performance that suggested his game has matured in its time in Italy.

Paris St-Germain

Who upset the odds by beating Sheffield Eagles in Super League's opening fixture.


Tony Russ

Whose dismissal by Leicester shows that rugby union is truly becoming a professional sport.

Richard Boxall and Derrick Cooper

Experienced golfers on the European Tour, who were humiliated by two teenagers at the Sunningdale foursomes.

Howard Wilkinson

For whom a bad week got worse and worse. After his Leeds team were outclassed in the Coca-Cola Cup final, one of his few outstanding players, Tony Yeboah, was injured playing for Ghana. To round things off Leeds were then beaten at home by a Middlesbrough side that had gone without a win since before Christmas.

The football public Who were twice victims of the Football Association's exorbitant pricing policy. As a result England's international attracted fewer than 30,000 fans, while there many empty seats at yesterday's FA Cup semi-final between Aston Villa and Liverpool.