On transfer deadline day Sky Sports looks at the winners and losers over the last week in sport

By Paul Higham Twitter: @SkySportsPaulH.   Last Updated: 02/09/13 2:03pm

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Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring another goal

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring another goal

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It's been another hectic week in the sporting world, but as always we've managed to pick out the highlights and lowlights from every sport to bring you our winners and losers.

As the countdown clock to the transfer window continues to tick down some teams have increased need for reinforcements after recent results while some have proved they are fine just as they are.

We had a flying Frenchman capture a big win in golf, while over in New York at the US Open as British star was making the headlines - but not perhaps the one you would think.

Here's our pick of the bunch this week.

Good Week

Gregory Bourdy

Talk about a flying finish, Frenchman Gregory Bourdy birdied his final three holes to make sure he claimed the ISPA Handa Wales Open title at Celtic Manor on Sunday - making some fantastic long putts to see off the challenge of American Peter Uihlein.

Bourdy drained a monster putt on 16 to kick-start his assault on the title, to make sure he took maximum points in the first event of qualifying for the 2014 Ryder Cup to begin his campaign for a place on Paul McGinley's team in style.

Daniel Sturridge

If Carlsberg did birthdays...Daniel Sturridge has started the season in fantastic form, and he took his tally to five in four games by grabbing the winner, against arch rivals Man Utd, at Anfield, on his birthday - they don't come much better than that.

Sturridge has now scored the only goal in three 1-0 wins for Liverpool in the Premier League, and while they struggled to see-off Notts County in the Capital One Cup, Sturridge bagged another two to see them through in extra time so for him personally it was a decent night's work.

Dan Evans

Andy Murray enjoyed another routine first week at a grand slam, such is the power and strength of the defending US Open champion, but he also had another British man with him in the headlines as Dan Evans made waves when making the third round.

23-year-old Evans won three matches in qualifying to make the first round, and then surprised 11th seed Kei Nishikori and highly-rated Australian Bernard Tomic to make it into the third round, where he then lost to Tommy Robredo but showed a big glimpse of what he could achieve in the future.


Who needs knew signings? Well, Arsenal do, and Arsene Wenger is trying to splash out on Mesut Ozil but at least he's doing so after already securing yet another place in the Champions League group stages and after beating big-spending neighbours Tottenham.

Wenger has come under increasing pressure for not spending big this summer, especially when North London rivals Spurs have been splashing around their Gareth Bale cash, but it was the Gunners who came out on top in Sunday's derby - landing a blow for Wenger's current squad and although he will add new players he can do so with a smile after such a good week of results.

Bad Week

David Moyes

Not the greatest week ever for the new Manchester United manager, who may just be a few games into his tenure but replacing a legend such as Sir Alex Ferguson was always going to face huge pressure as soon as the season began.

A goalless draw at home to Chelsea to start the week may not have been the worst result, but the performance hardly endeared the new manager to the Old Trafford faithful, and a 1-0 defeat at Anfield against arch rivals Liverpool will not have helped matters. It may be early on but Moyes could do with some results pretty quickly.

Tim Tebow

The American Football quarterback was once the darling of football, and when he graduated into the NFL he became the highest-profile name in the business, and although he had his critics he went on to win a play-off game with the Denver Broncos.

Fast forward just over 18 months and his entire career is in jeopardy after being released by the New England Patriots just days before the start of the new season. Following a troubled year with the New York Jets where he hardly played he may now struggle to find another team to play for.

Caroline Wozniacki

Former finalist Caroline Wozniacki was sent crashing out of the US Open after Italian qualifier Camila Giorgi defeated her 4-6 6-4 6-3 in the third round at Flushing Meadows.

21-year-old Giorgi, who reached the fourth round at Wimbledon last year, was rewarded for taking the game to Wozniacki, hitting 46 winners to her Danish opponent's 13, and it completed a disappointing year for her as she failed to reach a grand slam quarter-final for the first time since 2008.

US men's tennis

The defeat of world No 109 Tim Smyczek at the US Open by Spain's Marcel Granollers would normally go unnoticed, but it ended a hugely disappointing year for men's tennis in America with no players reaching the fourth round of any grand slam in 2013.

With all involvement gone at Flushing Meadows it left American men's tennis in disarray after no US man reached the third round of Wimbledon for the first time since 1912 last month, while there was also the first week in the history of the world rankings without an American in the top 20 to boot.

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