American golfer Kyle Stanley demonstrated both courage and composure as he bounced back from heartbreak last week to record his first PGA Tour triumph, while England's cricketers suffered a humiliating series whitewash.
Stuart Lancaster enjoyed a winning start in charge of England, but John Terry was stripped of his captaincy for a second time.
There were plenty of other performances both memorable and shambolic, have a read through our selections and use the feedback form at the bottom of the page to add your own.
Kyle Stanley: Last week the young American found himself in our Bad Week section after he suffered an inexplicable meltdown at the Farmers Insurance Open to squander a three-shot going down the last at Torrey Pines before losing in a play-off to Brandt Snedeker.
But the 24-year-old from Washington showed the ultimate in sporting 'bouncebackability' as he came from eight shots back on the final day to win this week's Waste Management Open in Phoenix.
Bradley fired a superb closing 65 to finish one clear of the field as he claimed his maiden PGA Tour title, while it was left to Spencer Levin to play the fall-guy as he let slip a six-shot lead on the final day to finish down in third after a forgettable 75.
Stuart Lancaster: Stuart Lancaster made the perfect start to his tenure as interim England coach with a hard fought 13-6 Six Nations victory over Scotland on Saturday.
England were made to fight for every scrap in the Calcutta Cup clash at Murrayfield and spent much of the second half grimly defending Charlie Hodgson's charge-down try seconds after half time.
But Lancaster said he was delighted to complete his first game in charge on a positive note and praised the resilience of his young side in a tough encounter on Scottish soil.
Eli Manning: The New York Giants quarterback proved the breaker of New England hearts once again when he engineered a match winning drive late in the fourth quarter to propel the Giants to a fourth Superbowl triumph.
Just as he had done against the Patriots in Arizona in 2008's Super Bowl XLII, Manning produced the goods under extreme pressure, marching his men 88 yards down the field for Ahmad Bradshaw to go over from six yards out with just 57 seconds remaining.
Huddersfield Giants: Huddersfield could not have begun their Suoer League season in more spectacular fashion after they pulled off a shock 20-16 away victory over 2010 champions Wigan on Sunday.
Winning at the fortress that is the DW Stadium on the openenig weekend is one thing, but what made the Giants' triumph even more memorable was the fact that they did so without seven of their frontline players.
John Terry: Things went from bad to worse for John Terry when he was stripped of his England captaincy by the Football Association.
The former England skipper is awaiting trial after he was charged with racially abusing Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand at Loftus Road in October 2011.
But FA bosses acted ahead of the court case - due on July 9 - and announced on Friday that the Chelsea defender had been removed as captain of the national side while such a serious allegation hangs over him.
The move means that Terry will not lead England into Euro 2012 and has prompted accusations in some quarters that he has been pre-judged by the FA.
Stephen Ferris: Stephen Ferris' week ended in misery when he watched Leigh Halfpenny boot Wales' winning points in the final minute of Ireland's Six Nations curtain-raiser in Dublin on Sunday.
With his side leading by a single point at the end of a thrilling encounter at Lansdowne Road, the Ireland flanker was sin-binned, albeit somewhat harshly, in the dying seconds for a dangerous tackle on lock Ian Evans.
And Ferris could only watch from the sidelines as Wales full-back Halfpenny stepped up and slotted the resulting penalty to grab his side a last gasp 23-21 victory in the Irish capital.
Chelsea:Chelsea boss Andre Villas Boas watched his side throw away a three goal lead to draw with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Chelsea had looked set for a comfortable win after they went 3-0 up thanks to own goals by Reds pair Jonny Evans and Rio Ferdinand, plus a brilliant volley from Juan Mata.
But the home side squandered their advantage, giving away two penalties, which Wayne Rooney fired in, before substitute Javier Hernandez latched onto Ryan Giggs' cross to claim an 84th minute equaliser.
Andrew Strauss: The misery continues for the England skipper after his side sank to a 3-0 whitewash in their Test series against Pakistan in Dubai.
England's batsmen have consistently failed to fire throughout the series and the final Test was no exception as Pakistan completed a 71-run victory over the world's number one Test side.
The defeats mean that South Africa now lie just a point behind England in the world rankings and could knock Strauss and his men off the top spot if they beat New Zealand 3-0 next month.