The Week in Review

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DAVID GOWER'S role on the tour of India was restricted to that of a television commentator and more romantically as a symbol that almost sparked a revolution, or at least endangered an MCC vote of confidence in the England selectors. Graham Gooch provided tons of statistics in the run-up to England's first Test in Calcutta - his 100th for his country.

Against India Under-25 he provisionally recorded his 100th first-class century. History, however, will have to wait until 2 February before it can be rubber-stamped by the International Cricket Council which is due to decide whether a century Gooch scored on a rebel tour of South Africa 11 years ago should be recognised.

The International Amateur Athletic Federation countered threats of athletes boycotting the world championships unless they receive prize-money by issuing a threat of its own - boycotters being barred from the Olympics and Grand Prix final. Amid arguments about finance, Liz McColgan pointed out that there is more involved than racing to the bank. Athletes should decide where they run, she said. Managers and agents were there to organise travel and accommodation, not racing progammes.

Teddy Sheringham helped Norwich to narrow their focus to trying to win the Premier League when his two goals for Spurs knocked the Canaries out of the FA Cup.

Didier Auriol managed to overturn a deficit of 2min 17sec and beat fellow Frenchman Francois Delecour by 15sec to win his third successive Monte Carlo Rally.

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