The Week in Review: Sport

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GRAHAM GOOCH does the right thing, though politically incorrect perhaps, and resigns as England's captain after the defeat by an innings and 148 runs to Australia in the fourth Test at Headingley.

With the Ashes series lost, Mike Atherton is the England selectors' choice as Gooch's successor, but only for the final two Tests.

Meanwhile, England's women continue to flourish on the international stage, reaching tomorrow's World Cup final at Lord's where they play New Zealand.

Damon Hill suffers the effects of deflation when a puncture a lap and a half from the finish denies him his first grand prix victory at Hockenheim in Germany.

Miguel Indurain maintains his reign from Spain in the Tour de France by winning his third consecutive maillot jaune in Paris.

Opera House wins the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes and is installed as favourite for the Prix de l'Arc de Triompe in October.

England win the European under-18 title in Nottingham, beating Turkey 1-0 in the final.