Good Week/Bad Week

We pick out the best and worst efforts from another action-packed week of sport around the globe.

By Razwan Mirza - Tweet me: @RazMirza.   Last Updated: 15/04/13 3:26pm

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Adam Scott: The Australian celebrates his first major win

Adam Scott: The Australian celebrates his first major win

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It's been another action-packed week of sport; Australian Adam Scott was crowned Masters champion; Fernando Alonso dominated the Chinese Grand Prix; Michael van Gerwen stormed to the top of the Premier League; cyclist Roman Kreuziger stunned the speedsters at the Amstel Gold Race and cancer survivor Jack Lisowski qualified for the World Snooker Championship.

Newcastle were knocked out of Europe before suffering an embarrassing Premier League defeat to Sunderland in the Tyne-Wear derby; London Welsh face relegation from the Aviva Premiership while former world champion Ken Doherty and Jimmy White both missed out on a return to Sheffield.

Here's what made our list of the best and worst in sporting achievements this week - have your say using the feedback form below.

Good Week

Golf - Adam Scott

The boy from Adelaide ended Australia's jinx at the Masters, beaking his country's Augusta duck with a play-off victory in near-darkness.

Scott saw off Argentine Angel Cabrera with a birdie at the second hole of a sudden-death to lay to rest the ghost of Lytham last year, when he bogeyed the last four holes of the Open to lose by one stroke to Ernie Els.

When Cabrera narrowly missed his birdie attempt on the 10th, Scott holed from 15 feet to secure the Green Jacket which always evaded Aussie great Greg Norman.

Formula One - Fernando Alonso

The Spaniard became the third victor in as many races at the start of the season as he sprinted past Lewis Hamilton on the opening laps before building a commanding lead to win the Chinese Grand Prix by 10 seconds from the Lotus of Kimi Raikkonen.

His F138 proved to be a far quicker race car than anybody else on the Sepang circuit and the team executed a three-stop strategy to perfection.

The double world champion ultimately enjoyed a winning margin of 10 seconds to secure the 31st victory of his career but the first for 13 races dating back to last July.

Darts - Michael van Gerwen

The Dutch ace won both his matches in Sheffield to top the Premier League table before claiming the UK Open qualifier at the weekend.

The player known as 'Mighty Mike' crushed 16-time world champion Phil Taylor 7-3 before closing out the night at the Motorpoint Arena with a 7-5 victory over James Wade.

Then in Wigan at the weekend he came from 5-2 down in the UK Open qualifying quarter-finals to defeat Andy Hamilton 6-5 and averaged 112.67 in a 6-1 semi-final demolition of Michael Smith before winning the final 6-5 against Kim Huybrechts.

Cycling - Roman Kreuziger

Roman Kreuziger stunned race favourites Philippe Gilbert and Peter Sagan with a late solo attack to claim victory at the Amstel Gold Race.

The Saxo-Tinkoff rider was delighted after capturing the biggest one-day win of his career in the Limburg province of Holland as he held onto the lead after a final climb at the end of the 251-kilometre ride from Maastricht to Valkenburg.

Kreuziger, 26, from the Czech Republic attacked around 17kms from the finishing line and held-off Belgium's two-time winner Gilbert to win by 22 seconds.

Snooker - Jack Lisowski

It really was a dream come true for cancer survivor Lisowski who qualified for the World Championship for the very first time.

The 21-year-old Gloucestershire potter was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma as a teenager but overcame the condition and quickly gained a place on the professional tour.

Lisowski - a former flat-mate of Judd Trump - made three centuries - 114, 131 and 100 - in seeing off Irish veteran Fergal O'Brien 10-4 to seal his place at the Crucible.


Bad Week

Premier League - Newcastle

It is back to drawing board for manager Alan Pardew and his Newcastle side as they crashed out of Europe before suffering a third Premier League defeat in four.

The Magpies bowed out of the Europa League 4-2 on aggregate after a 1-1 draw at St James' Park against Portuguese giants Benfica on Thursday.

Then on Sunday, lowly Sunderland and Paolo Di Canio took the spoils on Tyne-Wear derby day with a 3-0 win.

Rugby Union - London Welsh

Lyn Jones' side went down to a 31-14 defeat against Northampton Saints at the Kassam Stadium, their 10th straight Aviva Premiership loss.

The result consigned them to finishing bottom of the table because they are now 12 points behind 11th-placed London Irish with only two games left.

And things went from bad to worse for the club after their majority shareholder - Kelvin Bryon - confirmed he is withdrawing his financial support for them at the end of the season after feeling let down by the RFU and Premier Rugby.

Snooker - Ken Doherty and Jimmy White

Ireland's former world champion Ken Doherty suffered a heartbreaking defeat in the final round of qualifying for the Crucible.

The 1997 champion recovered from 9-4 behind to level his tussle with Matthew Selt at 9-9, bur then lost the deciding frame.

Meanwhile, Jimmy White missed out on a fairytale return to Sheffield when the six-time world championship runner-up lost in the final qualifying round.

The 50-year-old 'Whirlwind' was beaten 10-5 by fellow Englishman Robert Milkins as he attempted to reach the main draw for the first time since 2006.

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