Gatting's name is recalled to the news even before his sentence is reduced as fairly ugly scenes occur involving the players and the umpire during the third Test at Old Trafford. Aqib Javed, the Pakistan fast bowler, is fined half his match fee for intimidating both the umpire, Roy Palmer, and the England No 11 batsman, Devon Malcolm. It was shades of Gatting's celebrated argument with Shakoor Rana in Faisalabad, when Gatting's tenure as the England captain first became shaky.
An intriguing Wimbledon finishes in triumph for the 'designer tramp', Andre Agassi, who further endears himself to tennis followers with a five-set victory over Goran Ivanisevic, who is unpopular because he has such a good serve. But John McEnroe has the final say, on the day after the tournament is supposed to finish, by winning the doubles, 19-17 in the fifth set, with his fellow unseeded former singles champion, Michael Stich.
On wheels, Nigel Mansell takes command of the World Drivers' Championship with victory in the French Grand Prix at Magny-Cours, setting the scene for another track invasion at Silverstone tomorrow afternoon, and the 79th Tour de France gets underway.Reuse content