The Week in Review: Sport

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The Independent Online
THE future of Britain's first Formula One world champion for 16 years hangs in the balance as Nigel Mansell suggests retirement (again) is preferable to driving for a team other than Williams- Renault next season. The euphoria following his long- awaited title, which is guaranteed by his second- place finish in the Hungarian Grand Prix, is diluted by reports that France's former world champion, Alain Prost, has already signed with Williams, and that the outgoing title-holder, Ayrton Senna, is willing to join the team at a discount.

Arsenal make a predictable response to their installation as favourites for football's first Premier League championship by losing their first two matches of the season. Despite the fact they display superiority, they manage to lose 4-2 to Norwich City, then fall 1-0 to Blackburn Rovers.

The England cricket team win the one-day Texaco Trophy against Pakistan, as consolation for losing the Test series, by taking a 3-0 lead in the five-match series with a thumping 198-run victory at Trent Bridge. Middlesex win their first Sunday League title.

Nick Price, of Zimbabwe, breaks the American hold on the US PGA Championship by finishing three strokes better in St Louis.