With the good always comes the bad, and this week although many celebrated success the flip side of the coin always sees some teams or individuals wallowing in the mire of defeat.
Sport is like that, though, as was summed up in golf this week as a young 23-year-old captured his first tournament in style while a veteran bogeyed the very last hole to throw away the chance to end an almighty long streak without a win.
Here's the pick of the best and worst from the last week - as always have your say below.
They may have had a frustrating goalless draw in Spain against Real Sociedad during the week in the UEFA Champions League, but back on the domestic front it was possibly the biggest result yet for David Moyes as Robin van Persie came back to haunt his old team with the winner against Arsenal at Old Trafford. Moyes has had his detractors so far in his tenure, but a 1-0 win against the league leaders suddenly makes things look a lot more rosy at Manchester United.
Widely regarded as the worst team in the NFL and challenging for the worst team in America, the Jacksonville Jaguars finally had something to smile about as they claimed their first win in nine attempts this season on Sunday. Many thought they were certain to go the entire season without a win but Gus Bradley's side, who will play at Wembley for the next three years, upset the odds by winning on the road against the Tennessee Titans to finally get rid of the dreaded '0' in the win column.
Winning your first title on the European Tour is always special, but when it comes in a new event, a big money event and one containing most of the world's best players made it even more memorable for Victor Dubuisson as he claimed the Turkish Airlines Open in thrilling fashion. The 23-year-old Frenchman held off the likes of Tiger Woods, Justin Rose and Ian Poulter to triumph by two shots in Turkey and his mental toughness as well as his ability was severely tested throughout his round, but he came through with flying colours.
Rookie Marc Marquez survived a tense final race of the season in Valencia en route to clinching the MotoGP world title for the first time. Marquez, who needed to finish no lower than fourth to secure the world crown, crossed the line in third spot behind race winner Jorge Lorenzo, to claim the title by four points from Lorenzo. At 20, Marquez becomes the youngest-ever world champion in this the Blue Riband event of motor-cycle racing - and also in his rookie season in this class. The last rookie to win the premier class before Marquez was Kenny Roberts 35 years ago.
South Africa outscored Wales by three tries to none to earn a 24-15 win in a ferocious opening game of their European tour. Juan de Villiers and Bismarck du Plessis touched down to give the visitors a 17-6 lead after 17 minutes in Cardiff. Skipper De Villiers finished off a flowing move started deep within his own half by Bryan Habana, while hooker Du Plessis drove his way over after a slick lineout involving No.8 Duane Vermuelen. Scrum-half Fourie du Preez struck the decisive blow as Wales made it just the one win in now 27 games against the Springboks.
Spurs are in seventh in the Premier League table, they only trail leaders Arsenal by five points but there is certainly an uneasy mood around White Hart Lane after they suffered a surprise 1-0 defeat at home against Newcastle on Sunday. They beat Moldovan minnows Sheriff in the Europa League, but only 2-1 and being far from impressive, and that came after they drew another blank at Everton. With nine goals in 11 league games only Palace and Sunderland have scored less than Spurs, and it's not the kind of football the fans are used to seeing.
Briny Baird's long wait for a PGA Tour win will go on a little longer after he bogeyed the 72nd hole of the McGladrey Classic to hand the title to Chris Kirk. After Kirk rolled in a ten-foot birdie on the 17th to draw level, Baird agonisingly bogeyed the 18th to lose out. It left 41-year-old Baird, who missed the entire 2013 season following surgery on both shoulders, still searching for his maiden victory on the US PGA Tour after missing out on his 365th start.
Not to pick on Wales, but their rugby league team has had an abysmal time in the World Cup, in front of their homes crowds, losing three times to go crashing out of the tournament. Wales were unable to finish their disappointing campaign on a high note as the Cook Islands created history with a 28-24 victory in Neath. The Kukis triumphed for the first time in the history of the tournament at the sixth time of asking, as Wales lost again following defeats against Italy at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff and the United States in Wrexham.