Sport: The week in review

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THE revolution cometh: harmony on the veld as ANC support makes South Africa's dream of staging the 1995 rugby union World Cup come true, nervous twitching at Twickers as the England players, fresh from shading France by half the thickness of a crossbar, refuse to sign a code of practice governing commercial pursuits.

Ken Schofield, executive director of the European PGA Tour, itself highly skilled in commercial matters, welcomes the Clinton era by trying to upset the special relationship. The one that permits the US team to sneak an advantage in the Ryder Cup by accepting invitations to play in Europe while their own door is manned by bouncers.

Not many of those in India, happily, but Graham Gooch and his infantry continue a sub-par start to their subcontinental campaign all the same, filching a last-ball win in the first one-dayer in Jaipur, then failing to combat the morning dew in Chandigarh.

Words and seeds fly at the Australian Open: early adieus for Boris Becker, Ivan Lendl and Michael Chang, fines for Jim Courier and Michael Stich for playing up but not playing the game.