Marcus Rashford gave Manchester United an early lead

Carabao Cup round-up

A round-up of Wednesday's Carabao Cup action and news of the fourth-round draw as the Premier League's big guns prevailed.

Frustration for Cristiano Ronaldo - and punters

Betis come to bookies' rescue

Real Betis were the scourge of punters on Wednesday night after their shock win at Real Madrid spared bookmakers.

Mark Sampson

Sampson sacked as England boss

Mark Sampson has been sacked as England Women's manager due to "inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour".

Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring against Celtic

Thursday's Paper Talk

The pick of the football rumours from Thursday's newspapers, with Chelsea and Everton linked with a move for Edinson Cavani.

Harry Kane of Tottenham

Kane and Bale make FIFA shortlist

Harry Kane and Gareth Bale are the only British players included on a 55-man shortlist for a FIFA team of the year.

Football Tips

Action from York

Our best bets

Check out all of our available betting tips and previews of the forthcoming sporting action.

Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United

Betting Zone: Tipping record

A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed.

Pep Guardiola and Man City can lift the Carabao Cup

Carabao Cup outright tips

Manchester City and Stoke are David John's two picks for glory this season in the outright betting for the Carabao Cup.