Exeter Chiefs completed a remarkable rise to the top of their sport as they beat Racing 92 31-27 to win the European Champions Cup at Ashton Gate.
Meanwhile in the rugby league Challenge Cup final, a late drop goal from Luke Gale proved just enough for Leeds Rhinos to overcome Salford Red Devils 17-16 at Wembley.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin continued his stunning start to the season with a goal in Everton’s 2-2 Premier League draw with Liverpool, while there was finally some good news for Harry Maguire as he scored in Manchester United’s 4-1 win at Newcastle.
Gareth Bale’s Tottenham return was overshadowed as visitors West Ham staged a stunning late comeback to snatch a 3-3 draw.
Connor Goldson scored both goals as Rangers’ 2-0 win over Celtic suggested the balance of power in the Scottish Premier League could soon begin to shift.
Arsenal striker Vivianne Miedema became the first player to reach 50 goals in the Women’s Super League as she scored a hat-trick in her side’s 6-1 win over Tottenham.
Tao Geoghegan Hart claimed his first grand tour stage win at the Giro d’Italia, Adrian Otaegui triumphed in the Scottish Open golf, and Tampa Bay Rays sealed their place in their first baseball World Series since 2008.
Here, the PA news agency selects some of the snapshots which have defined this sporting weekend.