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West Brom tasked with stopping free-scoring Manchester City in Carabao Cup clash

West Brom are the next side tasked with stopping free-scoring Manchester City as Pep Guardiola’s side travel to The Hawthorns in the Carabao Cup.

Former England defender Rio Ferdinand is to take up boxing (Nick Potts/PA)

Ferdinand ready to ‘walk the walk’ after confirming attempt to become pro boxer

Rio Ferdinand has stressed he is ready to “walk the walk” after it was announced he will attempt to become a professional boxer, with the ultimate aim of challenging for a title.

Islam Slimani celebrates scoring Leicester's second goal (Mike Egerton/PA)

Leicester dump Liverpool out of the Carabao Cup

Second-half Leicester goals from Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani sent Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool out of the Carabao Cup at the first hurdle.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the Premier League match at Anfield (Martin Rickett/PA)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp defends decision to substitute Philippe Coutinho

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp defended his decision to substitute Philippe Coutinho but admitted he has been left feeling “sick” by the Reds after their Carabao Cup exit at Leicester.

England's Nikita Parris and her team-mates celebrate their side's first goal of the game with manager Mark Sampson (Nick Potts/PA)

Eni Aluko accuses England Women of ‘selfish’ attitude over goal celebration

Eni Aluko accused the England Women team of a “selfish” attitude after their public show of support for under-pressure boss Mark Sampson during the 6-0 win over Russia.

England's Jonny Bairstow celebrates his century against West Indies (Martin Rickett/PA)

Jonny Bairstow goes one run better as his maiden ODI century wins it for England

Jonny Bairstow went one precious run better at Old Trafford as he bagged his maiden one-day international hundred.

Jonny Bairstow's century led England to a comfortable win over the West Indies  (Martin Rickett/PA)

Jonny Bairstow hits maiden ODI century as England ease to win over West Indies

Jonny Bairstow bagged a maiden one-day international hundred as England eased to seven-wicket win over West Indies to go 1-0 up in the Royal London Series.

Veteran RTE Sports commentator Jimmy Magee, better known as the Memory Man, has died aged 82 (Niall Carson/PA)

‘Memory Man’ Jimmy Magee, veteran of 11 Olympics and 12 World Cups, dies aged 82

One of the best loved faces and voices of sport in Ireland, Jimmy Magee, has died.

Gabriel Jesus celebrating Manchester City's third goal against Liverpool (Rui Vieira/AP/PA)

Football rumours from the media

What the papers say Gabriel Jesus current £70,000-a-week wage packet could more than double as bosses at Manchester City look to keep hold of the forward, the Daily Mirror reports. The Brazilian made his debut nine months ago and has scored 12 goals in 17 games. Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez is in high demand in north-west England, according to The Sun. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho wants to lure the Chilean away from previous bidders Manchester City, who in the summer were unsuccessful with a £60million offer.

Dele Alli scored the winner for Tottenham in the Carabao Cup third round against Barnsley (Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP/PA)

Spurs boss Pochettino happy as Dele Alli back in form with goal against Barnsley

Mauricio Pochettino believes Dele Alli is over his dip in form after the midfielder scored Tottenham’s winner against Barnsley in the Carabao Cup third round.

Lionel Messi, right, celebrates with Barcelona team-mate Aleix Vidal (Manu Fernandez/AP)

Lionel Messi scores four as Barcelona thrash Eibar

Lionel Messi turned on the style once again with four goals as Barcelona maintained their 100 per cent start in LaLiga with a crushing 6-1 win over Eibar at the Nou Camp.

Khalid Latif has been banned from all cricket for five years (Martin Rickett/PA)

Ex-Pakistan batsman Khalid Latif given five-year spot-fixing ban

Former Pakistan batsman Khalid Latif has been banned for five years for his role in the Pakistan Super League spot-fixing case.

Roland-Jones is a doubt for England's Ashes trip Down Under this winter (Adam Davy/PA Wire)

Back issue continues to trouble Roland-Jones

England seamer Toby Roland-Jones was unable to take the field for the start of day two in Middlesex’s Specsavers Division One County Championship match at home to Lancashire.

Durham's Paul Coughlin will leave his home county to join Nottinghamshire ( Martin Rickett/Empics)

Durham chairman Sir Ian Botham frustrated as Paul Coughlin joins Nottinghamshire

Durham chairman Sir Ian Botham has voiced his frustration after seeing Paul Coughlin reject a new contract at his hometown club in favour of joining Nottinghamshire.

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to return for Real Madrid against Real Betis (Mike Egerton/Empics)

Cristiano Ronaldo returns from suspension as Real Madrid take on Real Betis

Real Madrid welcome their talisman back on Wednesday night as Cristiano Ronaldo returns from suspension when Real Betis visit the Santiago Bernabeu.

Eden Hazard could be making his first start of the season for Chelsea in the Carabao Cup (Adam Davy/Empics)

Eden Hazard set to start as Chelsea host Nottingham Forest in Carabao Cup

Eden Hazard will start for Chelsea for the first time this season in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup third-round tie with Nottingham Forest.

Scott McTominay in action for Manchester United (Martin Rickett/Empics)

Scott McTominay eager to make his mark at Manchester United

Scott McTominay wants to repay Manchester United’s faith and patience by making a first-team impact like fellow late developers Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard.

Jack Buchanan will leave Widnes at the end of the season (Martin Rickett/PA)

Australian forward Jack Buchanan to leave Widnes at end of season

Widnes are releasing Australian forward Jack Buchanan at the end of the season after failing to agree terms on a new deal.

Rio Ferdinand is aiming to become a professional boxer (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Rio Ferdinand’s new venture: Others who have turned to boxing from other sports

Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has announced he is to attempt to become a professional boxer, with the ultimate aim of challenging for a title.

Lucy Bronze, centre, celebrates scoring the fourth goal (Nick Potts/PA)

Sampson’s girls make their mark with big World Cup qualifying win over Russia

England’s Lionesses delivered a public endorsement to under-pressure manager Mark Sampson in a 6-0 win over Russia at Prenton Park.

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