The Week in Review

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LICENCE to thrill or licence to ill? Brentford's Gary Blissett is cleared of inflicting GBH with the elbow that fractured John Uzzell's eye-socket and now threatens the former Torquay player's livelihood. Ian Durrant and Paul Elliott would be well advised to pull out now and save on the legal bills.

No worries on that count for Harry 'Butch' Reynolds. 'Crushed financially' by the two-year suspension imposed on him by the IAAF for allegedly failing a drug test, the world's fastest one-lap runner speeds away with damages of nearly pounds 18m from an Ohio court. American athletics chiefs had found no proof of drug abuse.

Abuse aplenty in Brisbane, mind, where the Australian captain, Allan Border, together with the fast bowler Merv Hughes, are fined for dissent and abusive language towards umpire Steve Randell on the final day of the drawn first Test against the West Indies.

Liverpool scent a free pass back into the European Cup- Winners' Cup but Fifa's investigation into a Spartak Moscow player's eligibility finds no wrongdoing.

Another would-be, if improbable, reinstatee, David Gower, continues to be embarrassed by the Campaign for Cricket Artistry, whose members force an expensive MCC meeting in the hope of bringing the full might of the bacon and egg tie to bear on the England selectors. Not, mind you, until after Graham Gooch's party leave for India.

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