well sports mode is not a good mode to be in.. I have yet to see a good photo taken in sports mode.. lol
not saying it cant be done.. I just havent seen it..
What is good for you, is not good for everyone. Sometimes I am taking a picture of my daughter, trying to get her to "pose" in the yard, and my other daughter may do something worth taking a picture of. It's much easier to flip the dial to sports mode and take a "bad" picture than to open up the aperture, boost the shutter speed, crank up the ISO, change to high speed burst mode, and switch to AI servo. By then the shot is gone.
It may not be a "good" picture, but I was glad the mode was there. I don't think I've ever used any of the other modes, but the Sports mode I've surely used more than once, even if it's not "correct."