The Newsroom takes you through the key events in sports this week.
Golden run in NBA
Golden State Warrior Klay Thompson scored 60 points in 29 minutes last Monday night against the Indiana Pacers. The 26-year-old had 11 dribbles and 90 seconds of possession. He became the first player in the shot-clock era to score 60 points in under half an hour. It was a moment that brought back shades of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and the legendary Wilt Chamberlain.
Chamberlain’s record, set in 1962, stands at 100 points scored in a game. Will it ever be broken? In another match-up, Oklahoma Thunder player Russell Westbrook scored six consecutive triple-doubles which also set the crowd alight.
NFL’s Brady overtakes Manning
New England’s Tom Brady passed Peyton Manning for most victories as a starting quarterback, winning his 201st game. Brady led the Patriots to a 26-10 victory over the Los Angeles Rams and sees the Patriots on track to reach yet another Superbowl.
Rosberg quits F1 motor racing
F1 Champion for 2016, Nico Rosberg announced his retirement from the sport at the weekend. The Mercedes-Benz driver made the unexpected call immediately after a win in his final race secured his maiden championship. He beat his fellow Mercedes driver, Lewis Hamilton by five points.
Beau Ryan’s random act of kindness
Former Rugby League player Beau Ryan answered a desperate call on social media to boost the spirits of 22-year-old Kia Lettice, who is battling ovarian cancer at Prince of Wales Hospital. A friend of Ms Lettice, Mahalia Murphy, posted a message on Facebook saying Kia would like to meet Ryan or Greg Inglis. Ryan responded.
Game, set and goodbye Boris
Former world tennis number one Novak Djokovic and his coach, Boris Becker, have parted company after three years at the top. Djokovic won a total of six grand slam titles under Becker and held all four major titles at the same time when he won the French Open final in June.
Although Becker has criticised Djokovic for not working hard enough to stay at the top, the star thanked his former mentor.
“The goals we set when we started working together have been completely fulfilled,” he said. “I want to thank him for the cooperation, teamwork, dedication and commitment.” – Jesse Mullens
Photo of Klay Thompson talking to media from the Golden State Warriors’ Twitter feed.