Good Week/Bad Week: We pick out the winners and losers

Last Updated: 10/12/12 2:07pm

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The last seven days have seen England's cricketers impress again in India, a jockey handed a drugs ban and Christmas being cancelled at one Premier League club.

Have a read through our choices of the highs and lows from the sporting week and add your own using the feedback form at the bottom of the page.

Good Week

England's cricketers

England secured a seven-wicket win in the third Test against India this week, seeing them move 2-1 up in the series.

Captain Alastair Cook's batting has been first class, with a record-breaking 190 at Kolkata, making him his country's top Test ton scorer with 23 as well as the youngest player to make 7000 runs.

After the nine-wicket defeat in the opening Test in Ahmedabad, England have turned things round with two comprehensive wins and need only a draw in the fourth Test - which gets under way on Thursday - to claim their first Test series win in India since 1985.

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi: Broke yet another record this week

A footballing legend made headlines again this week as Lionel Messi broke Gerd Muller's 40-year-old record for the most goals in a calendar year.

He scored a brace in Barcelona's 2-1 win at Real Betis, taking his goal tally to 86 in 66 matches, compared to Muller's 85 goals in 60 games in 1972.

The Argentine, as ever, was concentrating more on what the win meant for his team rather than the records for himself, with the victory preserving Barcelona's six-point lead over Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga.

Mark Selby

Mark Selby: With the UK Championship trophy

Having already guaranteed himself a return to the top of the world rankings, Mark Selby celebrated with a 10-6 win over Shaun Murphy at the UK Championship final in York.

The best-of-19 contest was a close encounter, with the scores level at 4-4 at the end of the afternoon session and then at 6-6.

Selby, who has been struggling with a neck injury recently, then made his move with four straight frames to secure the trophy.

Clermont Auvergne

Clermont Auvergne: Battling against Leinster in the Heineken Cup

Clermont Auvergne extended their unbeaten home record to 51 matches this weekend, after a 15-12 victory over defending champions Leinster at Stade Marcel Michelin.

Their record dates back to November 2009 and the result saw the French side go clear at the top of Heineken Cup Pool 5, putting them on 14 points after three straight wins.

In the hard-fought clash, Clermont scored all their points in the first half, with Morgan Parra kicking four penalties and Brock James adding a drop goal.

Bad Week

Frankie Dettori

Frankie Dettori: Tough times for the jockey

This week saw Frankie Dettori being handed a six-month suspension for a failed drugs test.

In September, the Italian tested positive for a banned substance at a meeting at Longchamp in Paris, and his ban will run from November 20 to May 19.

Dettori, three times the champion jockey in Britain, has vowed to return to racing when his ban expires and aims to rebuild his reputation.

Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao: Down and out in Las Vegas

Manny Pacquiao suffered his second defeat in a row when Juan Manuel Marquez finally came out on top in the pair's fourth meeting.

Mexican Marquez, who had previously lost twice and drawn once with his Filipino rival, produced a sixth-round knockout in Las Vegas.

Both fighters touched the canvas early on before Marquez put together a stunning finish to secure victory.


Bradford: Expelled from the FA Cup

Bradford City were expelled from this season's FA Cup after they fielded an ineligible player in their second-round tie with Brentford.

They did not have written permission to field on-loan Newcastle defender Curtis Good in the 1-1 draw.

The club will appeal against the decision .

Christmas cancelled

Harry Redknapp: Has cancelled Christmas at QPR

New Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has banned his players from having a Christmas party this year.

Redknapp, who also vetoed the Christmas party during his time in charge at Tottenham, insisted the policy would remain at his new club.

His side stayed bottom of the Premier League after being denied their first win of the season when James McCarthy scored twice in the 2-2 draw with Wigan at the DW Stadium.

It is hoped that they will be holding a party at the end of the season but there is a lot of work to be done if they are to escapre the drop for the second year in a row.

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