The Week in Review: Sport

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MICHAEL ROBERTS became the fifth jockey in history to ride 200 winners in a season when he brought home Jasoorah in the 3.50 at Chester on Wednesday. Almost inevitably the South African reached the landmark on a horse owned by a member of Dubai's ruling family, Ahmed Al Maktoum.

Liverpool, once masters of keeping going to the final whistle and scoring decisive late goals, twice conceded two goals in the closing minutes of games this week. Two-up at Old Trafford on Sunday with 11 minutes remaining they allowed Mark Hughes to earn Manchester United a draw; then in Moscow on Thursday they jeopardised their Cup-Winners' Cup campaign by allowing Spartak a 4-2 first-leg victory with two strikes in the last seven minutes. The gift tag bore Bruce Grobbelaar's signature. The 'Battle of Britain' in the Champions' Cup is interestingly balanced after Rangers beat Leeds United 2-1 in their home leg.

Zimbabwe made their entry in Test cricket with the biggest first innings of any team making their debut. Their opening 456 helped them to a draw against India in Harare.

Australia's rugby union tourists seemed to be heading for a draw in Cork but in injury time Munster's Jim Galvin dropped a goal to bring an end to the Wallabies' hopes of winning all 13 tour matches.