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SUNDAY BUSINESS

15 AUGUST 1999

THIS WEEK
FOOTBALL
TODAY

Premier League: Southampton v Newcastle United
MONDAY

Somerset v Kent (until 21 August); Sussex v Surrey (until 21 August); Worcestershire v Derbyshire (until 21 August)
THURSDAY

Premier League: Aston Villa v West Ham United
SATURDAY

Premier League: Chelsea v Aston Villa; Coventry City v Derby County; Everton v Southampton; Leeds United v Sunderland; Middlesbrough v Liverpool; Newcastle United v Wimbledon; Sheffield Wednesday v Tottenham Hotspur; Watford v Bradford City; West Ham United v Leicester City.

International: England v New Zealand, fourth test (until 23 August), The Oval. PPP County Championship: Lancashire v Yorkshire (until 22 August)

There is some corner of an English field that is . . .
. . . occupied by a French footballer, says Martin Baker
ALLSPORT

WHAT’S ON: SPORT

TENNIS
MONDAY

MOTOR RACING
TODAY

RCA Championships men’s tournament (until 22 August), Indianapolis; Legg Mason Classic men’s tournament (until 22 August), Washington; Du Maurier Open women’s tournament (until 22 August), Toronto.

Formula One: Hungarian Grand Prix, Hungaroring.

GOLF
THURSDAY

CRICKET
TODAY

NatWest Trophy, second semifinal: Gloucestershire v Yorkshire
TUESDAY

International Open (until 22 August), Munich; Sprint International (until 22 August), Castle Rock, Colorado.

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AT H L E T I C S
FRIDAY

PPP County Championship: Hampshire v Warwickshire (until 20 August); Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire (until 20 August). National League division one: Lancashire v Yorkshire
WEDNESDAY

World Championships (until 29 August), Seville, Spain.

RUGBY UNION
TUESDAY

PPP County Championship: Essex v Durham (until 21 August); Glamorgan v Nottinghamshire (until 21 August); Middlesex v Leicestershire (until 21 August);

International: England v United States of America, Northampton.
SATURDAY

International: England v United States of America, London.
PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI

Eddie Irvine, driving for Ferrari, aims for victory in Hungary today

N THE beginning there was thoughtfulness. Former WimbleEric. And although Can- don player Vinnie Jones, now tona – once of Leeds and, pursuing his own career in the until a couple of years ago, cerebral heights of Hollywood Manchester United – is (how richly Jones and the mannow gone in search of cinematic agement of Tinseltown deserve fame, how well his footballing each other), was to the fore of the naked xenophobia which greeted progeny are doing. Yesterday’s Premier League the free-market importing of forteam sheets featured David Gin- eign talent. The interesting question is ola, Tottenham’s footballer of the year for last season (winning both what the English game will make players’ and journalists’ awards), of its French Domestic Legion. World Cup winners Emmanuel Will the English benefit from the Petit and Patrick Vieira of Arse- coaching methods of former nal and Chelsea’s Frank Leboeuf national team coach Gérard Houland Didier Deschamps, plus Arse- lier at Liverpool and the famously nal’s latest £11m signing from thoughtful techniques of Wenger Juventus, the lightning-fast inter- at Arsenal? national Thierry Henry. Will British players learn from Then there are players such as the supposedly superior techniDidier Domi of Newcastle, the cal craft of those of international spring-heeled internacolleagues considered tional defender Giles Gri‘You’ve good enough to come mandi of Arsenal, Lionel and play in what is Perez of Sunderland, got young undoubtedly the most Lionel Charbonnier of players widely followed league Rangers, and Celtic’s in the world? With the who Stéphane Mahé. arrival of Deschamps, All have played at the followed England is now playing highest level in England host to the heart of the and Scotland, leading to Cantona’s World Cup-winning the inescapable conclu- example’ team. This ought to be sion: they are French, seen as a compliment they are foreign, and they and treated with approare most certainly legion. Even priate grace. Watford are fielding a French The reaction, of course, has player, Alex Bonnot, this season, been ambivalent; the optic of for heaven’s sake. sports shows us victors as gods and But with the departure of the the vanquished as sub-human. comically petulant Nicolas Anelka For the French, just as for any to Real Madrid at the beginning foreign player, there can be no of the season, it seemed that the middle ground. The successful French invasion of English foot- foreigner is from a transcendenball might be over. However, tal state, Planet Success, when Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger he plays well. But the dark side drafted Henry as Anelka’s replace- is all too familiar: the tabloids ment and the position of French are full of cheating Johnny Forfootball as the dominant force in eigners with no balls and vast the English game – unless you cupidity. count the power of money – was Many foreign players believe reinforced. that they are victims of outright The influx of foreign players to discrimination. Petit has been the Premier League has provoked vocal in criticising some of the the kind of knee-jerk defensive- refereeing decisions that have ness only to be expected from a gone against him in recent seaprofession not noted for its sons. There is, of course, nothing

French foreign legion: footballer of the year David Ginola has flourished since his move to Tottenham amid a golden age for his compatriots

new about footballers – particularly Arsenal footballers – whingeing. Yet Petit did seem to find himself booked and sent off particularly easily for a player whose style combines supreme quality with a robustness that some say has been nurtured by the English game. He threatened to quit England after his sendingoff against Everton in March. The upside is the minor miracle of Ginola’s renaissance at Tottenham. It seemed that his career in England was as good as over in his last days at Newcastle when Arsenal right-back Lee Dixon meted out some particularly brutal treatment to the Frenchman’s sublime skills. Not surprisingly, Ginola fell over after being not so much tackled as mugged, but the referee clearly believed the prevailing wisdom that Ginola was prone to

diving and promptly booked him for going to ground. After his transfer to Tottenham and the gloomy prognosis offered by many as George Graham took the managerial reins, Ginola blossomed in adversity. He scored a number of fantastic individual goals, notably against Barnsley. And in last season’s League Cup semi-finals he managed to put a beauty past Wimbledon then preoccupy the team on the pitch and the Wimbledon manager Joe Kinnear (whose outbursts were as banal as they were predictable) off it. Yet, for once, sheer class triumphed with a vote of player of the year from both players and journalists. A double victory for a man still reviled at home as “the assassin” for giving away the ball in the last minute of France’s 1994 World Cup qualifying cam-

paign, allowing Bulgaria to score, and costing his country a place in the finals. “Ginola had been playing out of his skin for the first couple of months of this year, when the players voted. That wasn’t a surprise,” says Mark Lawrenson, the television football commentator and former Liverpool centre-back. “The journalists’ award did surprise me. You need to be playing in a successful team to win that. Or so I thought.” Lawrenson argues that if the English game and its players adapt to the advent of the French, they must benefit: “When Cantona was at United, players such as Beckham and Giggs saw him doing the famous extra training. Free kicks, dead ball skills, were basically all he did. They thought ‘I’ll have some of that’ and you’ve got these young players who fol-

lowed his example and they’ve got fantastic ball skills.” But no matter how willing English youngsters are to learn – and Houllier believes there is an outstanding crop of young English talent at the moment – they will not be able to benefit from the French and foreign influence unless they are allowed to perform at the highest level. Wenger last week addressed himself to that problem: “Long term [the influx of foreign players] will have an effect because 100 English players don’t play,” he said. He argues that if the foreign element becomes greater than 50%, it can become problematic for the development of English talent. One just has to hope that Wenger’s team selection so far, which has consistently featured more than 50% of nonBritish players, is an aberration.

SPORTS RESULTS
FA CARLING PREMIERSHIP
Home
P Man Utd Arsenal Aston Villa Middlesbro Tottenham Chelsea Leeds Bradford Wimbledon Leicester Sunderland West Ham Liverpool Watford Southampton Coventry Derby Everton Sheff Wed Newcastle
Bradford ..............(0) 1 Beagrie 89 (pen) Att 18,276 Derby ..................(1) 1 Burton 41 Att 24,045 Leicester ..............(1) 2 Heskey 10 Izzet 90 (pen) Att 21,068 Liverpool ..............(0) 0 Att 44,174 Man Utd ...............(0) Yorke 76, 80 Att 55,187 Sunderland ...........(0) Att 41,680 Tottenham ............(1) Sherwood 34 (pen) Leonhardsen 82 Iversen 86 Att 34,539 Wimbledon ............(0) Cort 67 Att 10,635 2 0 3

NATIONWIDE DIVISION ONE

NATIONWIDE DIVISION TWO
Preston Wigan Notts Cnty Brentford Cardiff Burnley Luton Wycombe Bristol Rov Bristol City Cambridge U Blackpool Oxford Utd Bury Wrexham Bournemth Reading Colchester Millwall Stoke Chesterfield Gillingham Oldham Scunthorpe P 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 W 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 2 2 2 2 F 3 6 3 2 4 3 3 2 1 4 4 4 4 2 2 3 3 1 4 2 1 1 0 0 A 1 3 0 0 3 2 2 1 0 3 3 4 4 2 2 4 4 3 4 4 3 3 3 4 Pt 6 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 1 2

NATIONWIDE DIVISION THREE
Brighton Darlington Rochdale Peterboro Barnet Exeter Lincoln City Torquay York Rotherham Halifax Carlisle Swansea Southend Cheltenham Macclesfield Hull Plymouth Shrewsbury Leyton O Northamptn Hartlepool Chester Mansfield P 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 W 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 F 8 4 4 3 4 3 3 2 1 5 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 A 1 0 0 1 2 2 2 1 0 2 1 2 1 3 2 3 2 2 2 4 2 4 6 7 Pt 6 6 6 6 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

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Stockport Portsmouth Crystal Pal Birmingham West Brom Bolton Wolves Charlton Ipswich QPR Huddersfield Nottm For Fulham Walsall Crewe Swindon Blackburn Norwich Port Vale Tranmere Man City Sheff Utd Grimsby Barnsley

RACING
NEWMARKET
Galette (W Ryan, 6-4 2nd fav) 1; Dark Trojan (8-13 fav) 2; Aveiro (20-1) 3. 3 ran. 7l, 27l, (H Cecil). Tote: win £2.70. Dual F'cast £1.10. CSF £2.57. 2.35 Star Turn (Susannah Samworth, 14-1) 1; Brandon Court (9-2 fav) 2; Pine Ridge Lad (141) 3. 12 ran. 3l, 11/4l, (R Flower). Tote: win £14.90; places £3.90, £2, £3.80. Dual F'cast £35.60. CSF £63.57. Trifecta not won. Tricast £754.16. NRs: Welcome Heights, Mysterium. 3.05 Princess Ellen (G Stevens, 9-2 2nd fav) 1; Eurolink Raindance (6-1) 2; Dignify (6-4 fav) 3. 11 ran. 3/4l, 3/4l, (P Chapple-Hyam). Tote: win £4.20; places £1.40, £1.80, £1.40. Dual F'cast £9.80. CSF £28.84. Trifecta £59.70. 3.35 Cruinn A Bhord (O Urbina, 7-1 co 2nd fav) 1; Family Man (7-1) 2; Grangeville (7-1) 3; Consort (16-1) 4. 16 ran. 1l, 11/2l, (A Stewart; Mubrik 100-30 fav). Tote: win £8.80; places £2.30, £1.80, £2.20, £3.60. Dual F'cast £22.50. CSF £47.93. Trifecta £523.10. Tricast £349.71. NR: Ho Leng. 4.05 Prospector's Cove (G Stevens, 11-1) 1; Byzantium (9-2 fav) 2; To The Last Man (20-1) 3; Nautical Warning (12-1) 4. 18 ran. 11/4l, 31/2l, (J Pearce). Tote: win £13.20; places £2.30, £1.40, £4.30, £4.20. Dual F'cast £18.30. CSF £48.69. Trifecta £602.20. Tricast £940.20. NRs: Tomoe Gozen, Caversfield. 4.40 Azizzi (L Dettori, 8-1) 1; Feel No Fear (33-1) 2; Chips (11-1) 3. 16 ran. 3l, 1/2l, (C Egerton; Polar Ice 3-1 fav). Tote: win £9.30; places £2.70, £7.20, £2.80. Dual F'cast £446.30. CSF £235.81. Trifecta not won. 5.10 Sulalat (M Hills, 6-4 fav) 1; Alfath (3-1 2nd fav) 2; Debbie's Hope (12-1) 3. 8 ran. 1l, 11/4l, (R Armstrong). Tote: win £2.30; places £1.20, £1.40, £1.50. Dual F'cast £2.20. CSF £4.61. Trifecta not won. NR: Penn. Penn was withdrawn, deduction 10p in the £. Placepot: £580.50
2.05

CRICKET
SOMERSET V SURREY
Surrey won toss SOMERSET *J Cox c Brown b Saqlain ..............................114 P D Bowler st Stewart b Saqlain .................48 P C L Holloway c Stewart b Saqlain ...........45 M Burns lbw b Butcher .....................................10 M E Trescothick b Hollioake ...........................27 †R J Turner b Saqlain Mushtaq.......................3 K A Parsons b Hollioake ....................................6 J I D Kerr run out................................................21 P S Jones not out ................................................6 A R Caddick not out............................................0 Extras (lb6 w19 nb10) .......................................35 Total (8 wkts 50 overs)..................................315 Fall of wickets: 1-135, 2-227, 3-236, 4-244, 5269, 6-281, 7-283, 8-314. Did Not bat: P W Jarvis. Bowling: M P Bicknell 10-1-49-0; B C Hollioake 10-0-7 4-1; M A Butcher 4-0-37-1; Saqlain Mushtaq 10-0-32-4; A J Hollioake 7-0-52-1; J D Ratcliffe 3-0-21-0; I D K Salisbury 6-0-44-0. SURREY M A Butcher c Bowler b Caddick.............28 I J Ward c Turner b Kerr.........................25 †A J Stewart lbw b Caddick ......................1 G P Thorpe not out ................................58 A D Brown not out ...................................2 Extras (lb2 w1 nb2) ..............................5 Total (3 wkts 25 overs) ........................119 Fall of wickets: 1-41, 2-44, 3-113. To bat: *A J Hollioake, B C Hollioake, J D Ratcliffe, M P Bicknell, I D K Salisbury, Saqlain Mushtaq. Bowling: A R Caddick 8-1-35-2; P S Jones 7-034-0; P W Jarvis 4-0-27-0; J I D Kerr 5-0-18-1; K A Parsons 1.3-0-3-0. Umpires: J H Hampshire and B Leadbeater At Taunton

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£3.40. Dual F'cast £96.70. CSF £297.93. Trifecta £3,646.60. Tricast £5,802.17. 3.55 Buy Or Sell (J Carroll, 11-10 fav) 1; Delphinius (6-4 2nd fav) 2; Take Flite (11-2) 3. 4 ran. Hd, 9l, (T Easterby). Tote: win £2. Dual F'cast £1.60. CSF £2.92. 4.30 Laund View Lady (D Mernagh, 16-1) 1; Trajan (evens fav) 2; Kilbrannan Sound (5-1 2nd fav) 3. 16 ran. 11/2l, Sh Hd, (Mrs S Smith). Tote: win £25.70; places £4.10, £1.40, £2.30. Dual F'cast £23.30. CSF £33.45. Trifecta £148.10. 5.00 Chelsea Barracks (K Darley, 9-4 fav) 1; Flossy (4-1) 2; Bangalore (3-1 2nd fav) 3. 10 ran. Dht, 2l, (J Dunlop). Tote: win £3; places Chelsea Barracks £1.20, Flossy £1.50, £1.90. Dual F'cast £5.30. CSF £11.41. Tricast £25.19. Flossy finished jt 1st, was dsq and placed 2nd.

BANGOR
Breeze Girl (R Greene, 4-5 fav) 1; Shop Window (11-2 2nd fav) 2; Master Tirol (33-1) 3. 15 ran. 28l, 2l, (M Pipe). Tote: win £1.60; places £1.10, £1.20, £15.40. Dual F'cast £6.60. CSF £5.07. Trifecta £102.20. 2.10 Song For Jess (Mr P Costello, 16-1) 1; Current Speech (10-1) 2; Chris's Glen (33-1) 3. 11 ran. Hd, 14l, (F Jordan; Classic Masquerade evens fav). Tote: win £17.90; places £3, £1.90, £7.80. Dual F'cast £37.80. CSF £144.12. Trifecta not won. Tricast £4,664.19. 2.40 Xaipete (P Ryan, 11-1) 1; Gower-Slave (13-8 fav) 2; Acajou III (4-1 2nd fav) 3. 9 ran. 8l, 2l, (N Mason). Tote: win £11.60; places £2.60, £1.30, £2.30. Dual F'cast £10.10. CSF £27.47. Trifecta £34.80. Tricast £78.40. 3.15 Arctic Fusilier (R Greene, 4-1) 1; Siena (11-1) 2; Two On The Bridge (100-30 jt 2nd fav) 3. 10 ran. 3l, 18l, (M Pipe; Benjamin Frank 11-4 fav). Tote: win £5.50; places £1.90, £2.10, £1.10. Dual F'cast £11.30. CSF £42.78. Trifecta £98.20. 3.50 Justjim (C Llewellyn, 7-4 fav) 1; Newton Mist (3-1 2nd fav) 2; Althrey Captain (50-1) 3. 12 ran. Nk, 21l, (N Twiston-Davies). Tote: win £1.90; places £1.10, £1.30, £7.70. Dual F'cast £3.60. CSF £6.33. Trifecta £95.10. Tricast £162.83. 4.20 Miss Lacroix (Gary Lyons, 25-1) 1; Playmaker (50-1) 2; Worth The Wait (16-1) 3. 10 ran. 1 1 /2l, 8l, (R Hollinshead; Sweet Senorita 8-11 fav). Tote: win £37.80; places £3.20, £4.30, £3. Dual F'cast £128.50. CSF £733.21. Trifecta not won. Tricast £16,991.10. NRs: Connel's Croft, Quintrell Downs. 4.50 Die Fledermaus (W Marston, 2-1 cofav) 1; Cold Encounter (2-1 co-fav) 2; Greenacres Goddess (14-1) 3. 9 ran. 3l, Dis, (D Wintle; Dancing Rio 2-1 co-fav). Tote: win £2.50; places £2, £1.20, £1.60. Dual F'cast £3.50. CSF £5.85. Trifecta £54.10. NR: Paris Island. Placepot: £2,413.20
1.40

Barnsley ...............(1) 2 Barnard 44 (pen) Sheron 63 Att 14,461 Bolton ..................(1) 2 Holdsworth 11 (pen) Gudjohnson 64 Att 13,019 Fulham .................(0) 0 Att 16,754 Norwich ...............(0) 0 Att 15,261 Nottm For .............(1) 2 Freedman 27 Palmer 87 Att 17,121 Port Vale ..............(1) 1 Minton 38 (pen) Att 7,891 Sheff Utd ..............(1) 1 Murphy 1 Att 12,581 Stockport .............(0) 2 Connelly 79 Dinning 85 (pen) Wolves .................(0) 1 Keane 48 Att 21,024

Crystal Pal ............(1) 3 Rodger 24 Austin 59 Bradbury 74 QPR .....................(1) 1 Peacock 38 (pen)

Man City ...............(0) 0 Birmingham ...........(1) 1 McCarthy 11 Grimsby ................(0) 1 Groves 50 (pen)

Brentford .............(0) 2 Bryan 63, Hreidarsson 87 Bristol City ............(2) 3 Akinbiyi 24, 44 Brennan 47 Burnley ................(2) 2 Payton 31 (pen) Johnrose 33 Cambridge U .........(1) 3 Kyd 35, Benjamin 59 Duncan 68 Colchester ............(0) 0 Att 3,986 Gillingham ............(0) 0 Att 6,234 Luton ...................(1) Barnes 21 (og) George 73 Spring 81 Millwall ................(0) Shaw 78, Cahill 80 Harris 90 (pen) Oxford Utd ............(0) Murphy 67 (pen), 73 Att 6,423 Preston ................(0) Nogan 52 Murdock 80 Scunthorpe ...........(0) Att 4,092 Wrexham ..............(1) Stevens 35 Att 4,185 3

Oldham .................(0) Att 5,074 Bournemth ............(0) O’Neill 77 Att 11,315 Chesterfield ...........(0) Reeves 65 (pen) Att 10,615 Reading ................(0) McIntyre 82 Att 4,630 Notts Cnty .............(2) Hughes 5, Stallard 35 Blackmore 79 Bristol Rov ............(0) Roberts 73 Blackpool ..............(0) Ormerod 80 Nowland 86 Att 5,176 Wigan ...................(1) Liddell 44, Balmer 54 Barlow 64, Att 8,165 Cardiff ..................(2) Faerber 17 Nugent 41, 85 Stoke ...................(1) Thorne 9 Att 11,465 Wycombe ..............(1) Devine 42 Bury.....................(0)

Barnet .................(1) 2 McGleish 40 Heald 88 Att 1,973 Darlington ............(0) 3 Gabbiadini 82, 83 Duffield 90 Hartlepool ............(0) 0 Att 2,719 Hull .....................(1) Greaves 28 Att 7,046 Leyton O ..............(0) Richards 70 Att 7,200 Mansfield ..............(0) Att 2,348 Northamptn ..........(0) 1 1 0 0

Exeter ..................(0) 2 Nyamah 59 Rees 83 Macclesfield ..........(0) 0 Att 5,117 Halifax ..................(0) 2 Stoneman 55 Murphy 75 Lincoln City ...........(0) 1 Gordon 67 Brighton ...............(1) 2 Crosby 20 Rogers 55 Cheltenham ...........(0) 1 Grayson 64 Peterboro .............(0) 1 Davies 66

NEWBURY
2.00 Bold King (T Quinn, 13-2 2nd fav) 1; Achilles Star (10-1) 2; Lake Sunbeam (20-1) 3; Schnitzel (20-1) 4. 18 ran. 11/4l, 11/2l, (J Hills; Oriental 11-2 fav). Tote: win £6.40; places £1.80, £2.20, £3.80, £4. Dual F'cast £35.80. CSF £52.59. Trifecta £1,103.90. Tricast £1,178.09. 2.30 Elaflaak (R Hills, 6-4 fav) 1; Kalindi (7-1) 2; See You Later (8-1) 3. 8 ran. 21/2l, Hd, (M Tregoning). Tote: win £2.30; places £1.20, £1.90, £1.70. Dual F'cast £5. CSF £11.17. Trifecta £166.70. 3.00 Silver Patriarch (Pat Eddery, 7-2) 1; Craigsteel (10-11 fav) 2; Sadian (12-1) 3. 4 ran. 1/2l, 13/4l, (J Dunlop). Tote: win £4.40. Dual F'cast £3.20. CSF £6.74. NR: Churlish Charm. 3.30 Port Vila (R Hills, 9-4 fav) 1; Zyz (15-2) 2; Formal Bid (7-2 2nd fav) 3. 13 ran. 1/2l, 3l, (J Gosden). Tote: win £3.50; places £1.70, £2.20, £2. Dual F'cast £13.20. CSF £18.94. Trifecta £93.70. 4.00 Ellens Lad (Pat Eddery, 10-1) 1; King Of Peru (9-1) 2; Cauda Equina (10-1) 3; The Gay Fox (92 fav) 4. 16 ran. Nk, 1/2l, (W Musson). Tote: win £8.60; places £2.60, £2.10, £2.50, £1.10. Dual F'cast £62.70. CSF £88.48. Trifecta £666.20. Tricast £870.18. 4.35 Spin A Yarn (R Hills, 7-2 2nd fav) 1; King O' The Mana (4-1) 2; Gateman (10-1) 3. 9 ran. 11/4l, 31/2l, (B Hills; El Curioso 3-1 fav). Tote: win £4.40; places £1.30, £1.80, £2.20. Dual F'cast £8.60. CSF £18.90. Trifecta £271.20. Tricast £126.41. 5.05 Montecristo (N Pollard, 13-2) 1; Kristina (13-2) 2; Montalcino (9-1) 3. 7 ran. 11/2l, 3/4l, (R Guest; Mithras 7-4 fav). Tote: win £13.30; places £4.70, £2.20. Dual F'cast £15. CSF £44.68. Scoop: £171,701.00 won £487.00 place Placepot: £124.40

West Brom ............(1) 2 Hughes 14 Kilbane 55 Walsall .................(1) 1 Wrack 38 Tranmere ..............(1) 1 Henry 30 Att 6,555 Portsmouth ...........(1) 1 Allen 36

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Sheff Wed .............(1) 1 Dreyer 39 (og) Middlesbro ............(2) 3 Deane 9 Ziege 20 Ricard 66 (pen) Chelsea ................(0) 2 Wise 48 Sinclair 90 (og) Watford ................(1) 1 Mooney 14 Leeds ...................(0) 0 Arsenal .................(0) 0 Everton ................(1) 2 Unsworth 24 (pen), 77

TODAY’S FIXTURES
FA CARLING PREMIERSHIP Southampton -v- Newcastle (KO 4.00) NATIONWIDE DIVISION ONE Swindon -v- Ipswich (KO 1.00) BANK OF SCOTLAND PREMIER LEAGUE Dundee Utd -v- Celtic (KO 3.00) Rangers -v- Motherwell (KO 6.05) St Johnstone -v- Kilmarnock (KO 3.00)

Att 6,253 Plymouth ..............(0) 0 Shrewsbury ...........(0) 0 Att 4,919 Rochdale ..............(2) 2 Southend ..............(0) 0 Platt 12 Att 2,253 Peake 32 Rotherham ............(0) 4 Chester ................(0) 0 Martindale 54 (pen), 58 (pen) Att 2,966 Fortune-West 81 Watson 88 Swansea ...............(0) 1 Carlisle .................(0) 0 Price 64 Att 5,452 Torquay ...............(0) 0 York .....................(0) 0 Att 3,005

ESSEX V NEW ZEALAND
At Chelmsford. NEW ZEALAND 236 (Astle 54). ESSEX 248-5 (94 overs, Robinson 101no, Peters 71no). Essex are leading by 12 runs.

SUSSEX V SRI LANKA A
At Hove SRI LANKA A 83-1 (15.3 overs) v SUSSEX.

GOLF
US PGA GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
Medinah No 3, Chicago, Illinois Collated scores after second round (US unless stated, par 72): 135 J Haas 68 67 136 M Weir (Can) 68 68 137 T Woods 70 67 138 L Westwood (Gbr) 70 68 139 S Kendall 74 65, S Garcia (Spa) 66 73, H Irwin 70 69, S Cink 69 70 140 M A Jimenez (Spa) 70 70, B Watts 69 71 141 B Estes 71 70, L Wadkins 72 69, J Furyk 71 70, D Duval 70 71, N Price (Zim) 70 71 142 K Wentworth 72 70, J Parnevik (Swe) 72 70, S Pate 72 70, S Hoch 71 71, C Montgomerie (Gbr) 72 70, T Tryba 70 72, G Hjertstedt (Swe) 72 70, N Faldo (Gbr) 71 71, F Couples 73 69, G Turner (Nzl) 73 69 143 C Franco (Par) 72 71, C Perry 70 73, R Mediate 71 72, D Frost (Rsa) 75 68, B Jobe 69 74, K Perry 74 69, C Pavin 69 74, K Triplett 73 70, J L Lewis 73 70, J Sindelar 73 70, P Goydos 73 70, J Kelly 69 74, D Love 71 72, MBrooks 70 73 144 M James (Gbr) 70 74, P Mickelson 72 72, A Magee 72 72, B Mayfair 75 69, A Cejka (Ger) 71 73, F Funk 75 69, B Tway 73 71, T Lehman 70 74, S Flesch 73 71, V Singh (Fij) 74 70, J P Hayes 68 76, G Kraft 74 70, J Van de Velde (Fra) 74 70 145 S Verplank 73 72, P Lawrie (Gbr) 73 72, D Waldorf 74 71, O Browne 73 72, C DiMarco 74 71, B Zabriski 70 75, H Sutton 72 73, B Faxon 72 73, J Sluman 72 73, R Beem 72 73 146 B Langer (Ger) 71 75, T Bjorn (Den) 73 73, S Dunlap 74 72, P Azinger 77 69, P Stewart 75 71, M Reid 72 74, M Calcavecchia 71 75, R Karlsson (Swe) 70 76, A Coltart (Gbr) 72 74, A Cabrera (Arg) 73 73, M OMeara 72 74, N Ozaki (Jpn) 73 73

SCOTTISH
BANK OF SCOTLAND PREMIER
P Celtic 2 Rangers 2 Hibernian 3 Dundee Utd 2 Hearts 3 Kilmarnock 2 Dundee 3 Motherwell 2 St Johnstne 2 Aberdeen 3 Aberdeen .............(0) Att 8,174 Hibernian .............(1) Latapy 42 (pen) Att 16,976 W D L F A Pt 2 0 0 8 0 6 2 0 0 6 1 6 1 2 0 7 6 5 1 1 0 4 3 4 1 1 1 5 6 4 1 0 1 3 2 3 1 0 2 6 6 3 0 2 0 4 4 2 0 0 2 1 7 0 0 0 3 0 9 0 0 Dundee .................(2) 2 Falconer 29, 39 1 Hearts ..................(0) 1 McSwegan 79

DIVISIONS
BELL’S DIVISION TWO BELL’S DIVISION THREE
A 3 1 0 1 3 1 3 3 2 5 Pt 6 6 6 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 Queen’s Park Forfar Berwick Dumbarton East Fife Montrose Cowdenbth Brechin Albion East Stirling P 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 W 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 D 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 L 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 F 4 3 3 6 3 4 1 1 2 1 A 2 0 2 5 2 4 3 2 4 4 Pt 6 4 4 3 3 3 3 1 1 0 1 2 3 4 2 P 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 W 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 D 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 2 2 F 5 3 2 2 5 1 2 1 0 1

BELL’S DIVISION ONE
St Mirren Dunfermline Airdrie G Morton Livingston Falkirk Ayr Clydebank Raith Inverness CT P 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 W 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 D 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 L 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 F 7 6 4 4 3 5 2 0 1 2 A 1 2 2 2 2 6 3 2 7 7 Pt 4 4 4 4 4 3 1 1 1 0 2 2 0 3 6

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Coventry ...............(0) 1 McAllister 90 (pen)

Arbroath Stenhsmuir Alloa Ross County Queen of Sth Stranraer Stirling Clyde Partick Hamilton

RIPON
2.20 Bahamian Pirate (Alex Greaves, 13-2) 1; Tina's Royale (2-1 fav) 2; Emley (25-1) 3. 10 ran. 13/4l, 11/4l, (D Nicholls). Tote: win £4.90; places £1.80, £1.90, £5. Dual F'cast £6.30. CSF £18.79. Trifecta £172.20. 2.50 Mindanao (M Roberts, 5-2 fav) 1; Maiden's Blush (13-2) 2; Ermine (6-1) 3. 11 ran. 2l, 11/4l, (Miss J A Camacho). Tote: win £3.70; places £1.80, £2.50, £2.10. Dual F'cast £17.90. CSF £19.17. Trifecta £220.60. Tricast £87.21. 3.20 Pipalong (L Charnock, 16-1) 1; Bon Ami (20-1) 2; Now Look Here (20-1) 3; Perryston View (12-1) 4. 23 ran. Sh Hd, 11/4l, (T Easterby; Downland 9-2 fav). Tote: win £18.80; places £3.20, £4, £4.50,

Foremost Insurance Seniors Championship
Egypt Valley Country Club, Grand Rapids, Michigan Collated scores after firstround (US unless stated, 67 T Wargo, D Lotz 68 T Aaron, B Fleisher, K Zarley, L Trevino, N Ratcliffe 69 J Thorpe, G Archer, JC Snead, C O’Connor (Irl), G Gilbert 70 B Thomas, H Henning, G Player (Rsa), J Jacobs, D Stockton, D Graham, J Bland 71 B Stroble, M Hayes, G Burns, O Moody, J Colbert, J Dent, J Powell, B Summerhays, T Dill, E Dougherty, F Conner

PREMIERSHIP LEADING SCORERS Dwight Yorke (Man Utd) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Michael Bridges (Leeds) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Hamilton Ricard (Middlesbrough) . . . . . . . 3 Carl Cort (Wimbledon). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Julian Joachim (Aston Villa) . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Christian Ziege (Middlesbrough) . . . . . . . . 2 Kevin Phillips (Sunderland) . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Airdrie .................(1) Ayr ......................(0) G Morton ..............(0) Inverness CT .........(2) Raith ...................(0)

Dunfermline ..........(2) Livingston .............(1) Clydebank .............(0) Falkirk ..................(1) St Mirren ..............(3)

Alloa ....................(0) Arbroath ..............(0) Hamilton ..............(0) Stenhsmuir ...........(1) Stranraer .............(0)

Partick .................(0) Clyde ...................(1) Queen of Sth .........(1) Stirling .................(1) Ross County ..........(0)

Berwick ................(1) Brechin ................(1) Cowdenbth ...........(0) Dumbarton ...........(2) East Stirling ..........(0)

Albion ..................(0) Queen’s Park .........(1) Forfar ..................(1) Montrose ..............(2) East Fife ...............(0)

LEADING SCORERS Dirk Lehmann (Hibernian) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Mark Viduka (Celtic) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Willie Falconer (Dundee) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

LEADING SCORERS Kevin Thomas (Greenock Morton) . . . . . . . 2 Stephen McCormick (Airdrie). . . . . . . . . . . 2 Mark Yardley (St Mirren). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

LEADING SCORERS Colin McGlashan (Arbroath) . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Stevie Mallan (Queen of South) . . . . . . . . . 2 Martin Cameron (Alloa). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

LEADING SCORERS Jerry O’Driscoll (Montrose) . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 William Melvin (Dumbarton) . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pat Flannery (Dumbarton). . . . . . . . . . . . . 2