Terry Venables' plans for England suffered a double blow. A friendly against Germany on the anniversary of Adolf Hitler's birthday was called off and Paul Gascoigne broke his leg in training with Lazio.
In the run-up to the US Masters, Mac O'Grady, Seve Ballesteros's new coach, called for the introduction of random urine tests after claiming that at least seven of the world's leading golfers use beta-blockers, which, while not illegal, gives them an unfair advantage.
Ronnie O'Sullivan beat James Wattana 9-4 to win the British Open in Plymouth. He was then quoted at 6-1 to become the youngest World Championship winner in Sheffield in May.Reuse content