Sport: The week in review

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BRITISH athletics is dragged through the mire following the positive drugs tests of the 800m runner Diane Modahl, who is found to have high levels of the male hormone testosterone in her blood. Modahl protests her innocence and declares her intention to appeal. The British Athletic Federation refuses to bow to pressure to withdraw its women's team from next weekend's World Cup at Crystal Palace.

Angus Fraser is omitted from the England squad for the Ashes tour of Australia, but his 37-year-old Middlesex captain, Mike Gatting, is recalled. Warwickshire wrap up the County Championship with victory over Hampshire at Edgbaston.

The FA Cup finally falls into the hands of the marketing men, who arrange a four-year sponsorship deal with Littlewoods Pools. Money, meanwhile, is no object to Liverpool who spend a cool pounds 7m in 24 hours on two centre-halves - Phil Babb of Coventry and Wimbledon's John Scales.