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BEST-SELLING BRANDS OF GOLF CLUB (SETS)

(at the Wentworth professional's shop)

1. Ping

2. Callaway

3. Mizuno

4. Yonex

5. Honma

6. Wilson

LEADING RACING TIPSTERS

(in the Sporting Life/Coral table of nap selections for 1993)

1. Tony Stafford, Daily Telegraph

2. Racing & Football Outlook

3. Roy David, Manchester Evening News

4. The Guardian

5. Bob Watts, Western Daily Press

6. The Duke, Yorkshire Post

7. Richard Evans, The Times

8. Templegate, The Sun

9. Alan Keyte, Western Mail

10. Rockavon, Sunday Mail

LEADING TRY-SCORERS

IN RUGBY LEAGUE

1.= Greg Austin (Keighley); St John Ellis (Castleford); Mark Riley (London Crusaders): 10 each.

4. Ian Thomas (Huddersfield), nine.

5.= Mark Johnson (London Crusaders); Jason Green (Rochdale Hornets): eight each.

7.= Brimah Kebbie (Bradford Northern); Ellery Hanley (Leeds); Stuart Spruce (Widnes); Jason Robinson (Wigan); Marcus Charles (Dewsbury); Leigh Deakin (Ryedale-York); Stuart Cocker (Workington Town): seven each.

LEADING WOMEN TENNIS PLAYERS

(WTA rankings, to October 17)

1. Steffi Graf

2. Arantxa Sanchez Vicario

3. Martina Navratilova

4. Monica Seles

5. Conchita Martinez

6. Mary Joe Fernandez

7. Gabriela Sabatini

8. Jana Novotna

9. Jennifer Capriati

10. Anke Huber

SHORTEST EVER NBA BASKETBALL PLAYERS

(with thanks to USA Today):

1. Muggsy Bogues (5ft 3in)

2. Greg Grant (5ft 7in)

3. Red Klotz (5ft 7in)

4. Wat Misaka (5ft 7in)

5. Monte Towe (5ft 7in)

LEADING SIRES OF 1993 FLAT RACING SEASON

(by money won in Britain and Ireland)

1. Sadler's Wells ( pounds 1,581,069)

2. Dancing Brave ( pounds 1,348,336)

3. Last Tycoon ( pounds 639,133)

4. Rainbow Quest ( pounds 564,465)

5. Fairy King ( pounds 536,093)

6. Caerleon ( pounds 497,517)

7. Sharpo ( pounds 456,561)

8. Niniski ( pounds 456,074)

9. Green Desert ( pounds 453,657)

10. Risk Me ( pounds 425,544)

ANNIVERSARIES

Today: birth of Phil Bennett (1948).

Monday: birth of Joe Mercer, jockey (1934).

Tuesday: formation of Football Association (1863).

Wednesday: births of David Bryant (1931), Chris Tavare (1954), Glenn Hoddle (1957).

Thursday: births of Henry Candy (1944), Dennis Taylor (1948), Mark James (1953).

Friday: birth of Wilfred Rhodes (1877). Fred Archer rides the last of his 2,746 winners (1886). Thomas 'Hit Man' Hearns becomes the first boxer to win titles at four different weights (1987).

Saturday: births of Bob Wilson (1941), Diego Maradona (1960). Muhammad Ali regains world heavyweight title by knocking out George Foreman in Kinshasha, Zaire, in the 'Rumble in the Jungle' (1974).

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