The Texaco Trophy series is hardly an appetising hors-d'oeuvre to the summer's main dish for England as Australia complete a 3-0 series sweep. After the sackcloth, the Ashes.
The Lions are introduced to the harsh realities of touring New Zealand in a tempestuous encounter with North Harbour. They win the battle, 29-13, but the war has only just begun.
Boris Becker and Ivan Lendl, former champions both, make premature starts to their preparations for Wimbledon after early exits from the French Open.
The forehead of Basil Boli finds a place in history as the Marseille defender's goal brings his side a 1-0 win over Milan in the European Cup final. Marseille thus become the first French side to lift a European trophy. The Republic of Ireland maintain a push towards the World Cup finals with a 2-1 victory against Albania. Oh to be in America.Reuse content