The Week in Review: Sport

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IF something is worth doing well, it is worth doing well twice. Vijay Singh, of Fiji, gets into his swing in the Volvo German Open at Dusseldorf and equals the course-record 64 on his last two rounds as he finishes 26 under par and wins by 11 shots.

Arsenal eventually rise from their Premier League starting blocks as Anders Limpar and Ian Wright find the net at Anfield in a bruising encounter with Liverpool. Manchester United record their first win of the season when pounds 1.1m signing Dion Dublin scores two minutes from time in his first full game.

Uncertainty holds sway as the umpires change the ball during lunch in the fourth Texaco one- day international between England and Pakistan at Lord's. Is it because of Law 42, which deals with unfair play, or Law 5 relating to natural wear and tear? This is of only academic interest to Richard Illingworth who finds the new ball offers no protection as Waqar Younis clean bowls him for the match. In the week it takes for the International Cricket Council finally to decide not to comment, rumour, hearsay and threats of legal action abound.

In the 500cc Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo, the American Yamaha rider Wayne Rainey improves his chances of becoming world champion for the third successive year (a feat last accomplished by Kenny Roberts more than a decade ago) as he comes to grips with a slippery circuit, wins by 13 seconds and moves into second place in the standings, two points behind Michael Doohan, of Australia.

The Williams-Renault is not prone to engine failure, but negotiations stall between Nigel Mansell and Frank Williams, the managing director of Williams, over whether the British world champion will drive for the team next season.

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