The Week in Review

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THE women of Great Britain and Ireland retained the Curtis Cup after a draw in Chattanooga, Tennessee, despite a bizarre ruling that allowed an American pair to take a penalty drop on the green during the second day. It took a putt on the last hole of the last game by Janice Moodie to make the scores level.

As Ferrari won their first Grand Prix since 1990, a fire in the pits at Hockenheim enveloped Jos Verstappen's car and his mechanics during a stop for refuelling. Fortuantely, it was put out within four seconds.

Scott Gibbs, now a professional with St Helen's rugby league club, made some non-specific allegations about payments to the leading players at the allegedly amateur Welsh rugby union clubs. The row goes on.

The Premiership transfer merry-go-round in preparation for the new season continued with John Fashanu surprisingly leaving Wimbledon for Aston Villa and Vinny Samways, as widely trailed, joined Everton from Tottenham.

Another athletics world record went to Africa when Noureddine Morcelli, of Algeria, cut almost four seconds off the previous 3,000m best.

Richard Wetherell