The Week in Review: Sport

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The Independent Online
AYRTON SENNA'S victory in the Italian Grand Prix takes a back seat to the announcement that the Williams team will be without their world champion for next season. Nigel Mansell's decision to retire, after failing to agree terms with the team, signals another round of musical cockpits among Formula One pilots. Senna and Alain Prost, among others, jostle for the seat of power at Williams. Mansell, meanwhile, is lured by overtures from the Newman-Haas Indycar team.

Stefan Edberg retains his US Open title with a victory in four sets over an ailing Pete Sampras as the Grand Slam tennis season ends in Flushing Meadow. Groundsmen put their lawnmowers into storage, and pantomime hopefuls begin to dust down the larynx, as stumps are drawn on another County Championship campaign with newcomers Durham rooted to the foot of the table.

Norman Lamont is not alone in having his reputation devalued in the heat of European conflict; Leeds United emerge from their first round, first leg meeting with VfB Stuttgart in the European Cup with a three-goal deficit. On the plus side, Sheffield Wednesday have an 8-1 win over Spora Luxembourg to show for their endeavours in the Uefa Cup while Liverpool, with four goals from Ian Rush, record a 6-1 success over Apollon Limassol in the Cup- Winners' Cup.

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