(CNN)Arsenal and Liverpool play out thrilling wins against biggest rivals; Fury remarkably un-furious after controversial draw in LA; Kiwis romp to Sevens title; Rahm wins Tiger's year-end jamboree in the Caribbean; Copa confusion continues. This is your Monday sporting recap.
Weekend in sport: Arsenal, Liverpool win in derbies; Wilder vs. Fury draw; Kiwis win rugby
For the last couple of years the balance of power in North London has shifted and the derby is something Spurs fans have come to look forward to, rather than approach with dread. But old habits die hard.
The 4-2 home win for Arsenal was the kind of pulsating match that is the ultimate advertisement for the Premier League and at the end of the 90-plus minutes the Gunners find themselves in familiar territory -- in fourth place, and, crucially, ahead of Spurs.
Arsenal started with its tail up and capitalized early through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's 10th-minute penalty, but a swift reply from Eric Dier, and an even swifter penalty from Harry Kane to take the lead looked to have brought Spurs out of its funk. The visitors played well up to and past the half time whistle but a second from Arsenal's Gabonese striker -- who's absolutely on fire this season -- before the hour, followed up by strikes from substitute Alexandre Lacazette and Lucas Torriera, restored Arsenal to winning ways over its biggest rival.
Up north another ancient rivalry played out amid frantic scenes as Liverpool overcame Everton 1-0 thanks to a late, late injury time winner from substitute Divock Origi, who scored a freak goal after a Virgil van Dijk volley bounced off Everton keeper Jordan Pickford's gloves before bouncing off the bar and allowing Origi, who had only been on the pitch for 10 minutes, to nod in. The Kop erupted, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp erupted and Liverpool have another famous win over the blue half of Merseyside.
On the other side of London, Chelsea played out its own derby against crosstown rivals Fulham, with Maurizio Sarri's men proving too much of a handful for former manager Claudio Ranieri -- who was brought down to earth with a bump after last week's first win -- and the Cottagers, who lost 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.
Who says draws can't be exciting?
Tyson Fury said he genuinely thought he'd gotten the better of Deontay Wilder when the final bell went for their WBC title fight, and he wasn't the only one -- but the 12-round matchup was judged a draw. The fight was an absolute belter, a true return to the days of glamor heavyweight ties, which saw Fury knocked down twice, including in the dying seconds of the 12th round, Wilder bloodied and swollen and a split draw that summed up the wild mood of the night.
Even though the draw allowed Wilder to retain the title, Fury was sanguine.
"I enjoyed every second of it," Fury said after the fight at LA's Staples Center. "I'm not going to sit here and complain all night and scream robbery. I thought I won the fight, I'll leave the audience to decide what they thought. But listen: two men tried their hardest, tried our guts out, trained for 10 weeks, away from their families."
It's been a hell of a journey for the Mancunian since his unlikely rise to heavyweight champ, ending Wladimir Klitschko's 10-year reign in 2015.
In the aftermath, Fury bought a Ferrari, with the intention to drive it at high speed off a bridge. That he twice got up off the canvas in the WBC heavyweight title fight Saturday might be one of the clumsier metaphors out there for the massive, 30-year-old Brit, but still it speaks volumes about his determination. His post-match comments say equally as much about his class and sportsmanship.
A rematch looks on the cards, with both fighters having one eye on a likely chance at Anthony Joshua and his WBA, WBO and IBF straps.