Winners and losers of the last seven days

Judgments
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Winners

Iain McKinney

Who broke the world record for the longest-scoring basketball shot, by dropping his shot in the basket from 90 feet 6in at Ponds Ford.

The Queen Mother

Who enjoyed a winner when Keel Row won a handicap hurdle by a neck at 8-1 Fontwell. Not so happy was jockey who provided the success, Jim Culloty, who was banned for five days for overuse of the whip.

Joe Kinnear

Who had to wait slightly longer this season for Wimbledon's "escape from relegation" party, but was at last able to relax fully after Saturday's win at Middlesbrough

Bill Bishop

The Rugby Football Union president, who is in the unusual position for an eminent member of that stuffy body, of being lauded by virtually all the leading clubs and players as he enters the dispute over the game's future.

Losers

Umbro

Who have a seriously high-profile deal to provide Manchester United with kit but found on Saturday that Alex Ferguson's superstitious lads refuse to wear it for more than 45 minutes at a time.

Mick McCarthy

The Republic of Ireland manager was banned from receiving FA Cup final tickets for 10 years after a Football Association investigation found that tickets issued to him had ended up on the black market at pounds 350 each.

Colin Montgomerie

Who went to Augusta in laid-back, friendly mode, and left in a familiar huff, calling the hallowed Georgia club "this bloody place".

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