TYSON Gay threw down the gauntlet
to Usain Bolt ahead of next month's World Championships by running the fastest 100metres of the year to win last night's Golden League meeting in Rome.
Sent-off an unconsidered 33-1 chance for the Group Three, James Given's game filly threw down the gauntlet
by increasing the tempo from the front at the quarter pole, and that move by Tom Queally proved decisive.
Rutter threw down the gauntlet
to Byrne, who responded with a time of one minute 46.
ALEX McLEISH last night threw down the gauntlet
to Scotland's sharpshooters to fire their way into the side.
They threw down the gauntlet
to be a saint,'' said the 45-year-old Valencia father of four.
Market leader P&O threw down the gauntlet
to rivals with pounds 60 return fares for car and nine passengers on advance bookings through the year, claiming to be at least pounds 30 cheaper than any competitor.
Sinn Fein chairman Mitchel McLaughlin threw down the gauntlet
during a meeting of his party's representatives on both sides of the Irish border in Navan, Co Meath, in the Irish Republic.
MATTHEW HAYDEN hit his fifth Test century of the year and captain Steve Waugh fell just 10 runs short of a 28th Test hundred as Australia threw down the gauntlet
to South Africa at the MCG.
DRAGON'S EYE (BBC Two Wales, 8pm) Last week Rhodri Morgan threw down the gauntlet
to the critics who claim he can't perform all three jobs he carries responsibility for.
Nissan's David Leslie and French ace Laurent Aiello who has stamped his authority on the race for the title by winning four of the last six races threw down the gauntlet
again when they topped the times in yesterday's official testing at the Cheshire circuit.
Commission President Jacques Santer threw down the gauntlet
to the British Government by announcing plans to widen existing compulsory worker consultation in multi-national companies to cover all but the smallest national firms as well.
Summary: Headteachers threw down the gauntlet
to a new Government today, announcing they will refuse to administer national curriculum tests.