Lyon striker Ada Hegerberg has won four European trophies, five league titles and the Ballon d’Or. Now she’s the highest scorer in Women’s Champions League history and she’s only 24. The Norwegian has surpassed the record held by German Anja Mittag (51) and now has 53 goals from 50 appearances in the Champions League.
Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis says “buffoonery from the referee” led to coach Carlo Ancelotti and his assistant being sent off in the 2-2 Serie A draw with Atalanta. In a fiery end to the game, Josip Ilicic’s 86th-minute equaliser stood after a long VAR review, as Napoli appealed for a penalty. Ancelotti and his assistant were then shown red cards for protesting.
Vlatko Andonovski has been named as the new head coach of the United States women’s football team. The 43-year-old has led National Women’s Soccer League side Reign FC in Seattle for the past two seasons. “I can’t imagine a more perfect match than this coach for this team at this moment in time,” said US Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro.
World number three Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the WTA Finals in Shenzhen because of a shoulder injury. Japan’s Osaka, 22, beat Petra Kvitova in three sets in her opening match on Sunday and was due to play world number one Ashleigh Barty on Tuesday. The Australian Open champion will be replaced in the Red Group by alternate Kiki Bertens, the world number 10.
Minna Atherton became the first woman under 55 seconds in the 100m backstroke as London Roar won again in the International Swimming League. The 19-year-old Australian, who won the 200m and 50m backstrokes on Saturday, recorded a time 54.89 seconds to set the first World Record in ISL history.
Holstein Kiel midfielder Michael Eberwein was warming up behind the goal during a German second division game against Bochum on Friday when he kicked a wayward shot back into play. However, VAR spotted Eberwein had touched the ball before it had crossed the line, prompting referee Timo Gerach to give a penalty and show him a yellow card.
Roger Federer captured his 10th Swiss Indoors crown with an emphatic 6-2 6-2 victory over Alex de Minaur. The 38-year-old Swiss maestro extended his winning run to 24 matches in the event and sealed his 103rd ATP title. He broke twice to take the first set in 34 minutes against the world number 28, playing his only sixth ATP final.
Yaya Toure, 36, is still making new additions to his already illustrious footballing CV. The former Barcelona and Manchester City midfielder has helped China League One side Qingdao Huanghai earn promotion to the Super League next season.
Josh Taylor beat Regis Prograis on points to become the unified IBF and WBA super-lightweight champion and win the World Super Series in London. The Scot, 28, earned a riveting, see-sawing victory, with judges scoring it 114-114, 115-113, 117-112.
Leicester City equalled the 24-year-old record for the biggest ever Premier League victory as 10-man Southampton were dismantled at a rainswept St Mary’s. The victory sees Brendan Rodgers’ side climb into second place, leapfrogging Manchester City and moving five points behind leaders Liverpool.
Two Liverpool fans missed their side’s Champions League win over Belgian side Genk on Wednesday – because they traveled to Ghent by mistake. Rob, from London, and Lee, from Leicester, spent around £200 each on train and match tickets only to mistakenly end up 95 miles from where the match was being played.
United States striker Alex Morgan has announced she is pregnant. Morgan, 30, finished joint-top scorer at the 2019 Women’s World Cup and is viewed as one of the world’s most influential female players. Her first child is due in April 2020, three months before USA are scheduled to play at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Dries Mertens overtook Diego Maradona as Napoli’s second highest all-time goalscorer as they beat Red Bull Salzburg 3-2 in the Champions League. The 32-year-old’s double saw him go one ahead of the Argentine on 116 goals, five behind Marek Hamsik.
Lionel Messi became the first player to score in 15 consecutive Champions League seasons as Barcelona claimed a narrow win at Slavia Prague. Captain Messi gave Barca an early lead with a first-time finish after an exchange of passes with Arthur.
Pep Guardiola hailed Raheem Sterling as an extraordinary talent after his 11-minute second-half hat-trick helped Manchester City demolish Atalanta and maintain their 100% start in Champions League Group C. Sterling is City’s leading scorer with 12 goals in 13 games in all competitions this season and this latest ruthless display demonstrated again what a potent finisher he has become.
Serbia have been ordered to play their Euro 2020 home qualifier against Luxembourg behind closed doors because of the “racist behaviour” of their supporters. UEFA imposed the punishment following Serbia’s 4-2 defeat to Portugal in Belgrade on 7 September.
Andy Murray won his first singles title since career-saving hip surgery by beating Stan Wawrinka at the European Open. The Briton, 32, launched a stunning comeback from a set and a break down to win 3-6 6-4 6-4 in Antwerp to take his first title for more than two years.
Wayne Rooney has been hailed as a “big plus” during his time at DC United, after the former England captain played his final MLS game. Rooney, 33, who will move to Derby County in a player-coach role in January, saw his MLS career come to an end as DC suffered a heavy 5-1 defeat by Toronto FC in the play-offs.
The company that provides the Premier League’s video assistant referee (VAR) technology has apologised to Tottenham and Watford fans after an incorrect graphic was sent to the big screen during Saturday’s 1-1 draw. Dele Alli rescued a point for Spurs after a VAR review for handball decided the goal had been correctly awarded.
Russia’s Artur Beterbiev unified the light heavyweight division with a 10th-round stoppage of Oleksandr Gvozdyk in Philadelphia. The 34-year-old knocked his Ukrainian opponent down three times in the round before referee Gary Rosato stopped the contest with 11 seconds left.