The Week in Review: Sport

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The World Athletics Championships ended in Stuttgart with Britain gaining 10 medals - their most successful championships. The Americans finish in style as their 4 x 100m relay team take 1 1/2 seconds off the world record.

England's cricket team finally get back on track at The Oval with their first Test victory over Australia for seven years. Mike Atherton's team win by 161 runs and in the process offer a glimmer of hope for the forthcoming tour of the West Indies.

Ian Woosnam has his first tournament success for 13 months, capturing the English Open which also earns him a place in Europe's Ryder Cup team against the United States next month.

Liverpool's tenure at the top of the table after thrashing Swindon lasts only one day as the champions, Manchester United, win 2-1 win at Aston Villa courtesy of two Lee Sharpe goals. Two days later, Liverpool's good start ends as Tottenham's Teddy Sheringham scores twice in a 2-1 win at Anfield.

The 13th day of the season proves unlucky for Manchester City's Peter Reid, who becomes the first managerial casualty.

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