The Week in Review: Sport

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SATURDAY witnessed some divine kicks: Jonathan Callard saved England's rugby union team at Murrayfield with a last-second penalty to beat Scotland. Ryan Giggs again served notice of his spectacular talent by slaloming through QPR's defence to drive in Manchester United's winner.

Nick Faldo was kicked off the top of the world golf rankings by Greg Norman on Sunday, following the Australian's victory in the Johnnie Walker Classic in Phuket, Thailand.

Eamonn Martin's finances received a kick in the right direction when the athlete was awarded a pounds 250,000-plus deal to race in the next two London Marathons.

Signs that football is more than alive and kicking outside the top flight was confirmed when the First Division sides Bolton, Charlton, Luton and Oxford accounted for Premiership opposition.

Alain Prost agreed to test McLaren-Peugeot's new car, a decision that may bring Formula One's retired world champion back to the sport of pits and spats.

The Winter Olympics did not have the best warm-up when Ole Gunnar Fidjestoel, who was due to ski-jump into the main arena carrying the Olympic flame in today's ceremony, crashed in rehearsal.

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