Newcastle beat Manchester City 1-0 on Wednesday in the third round of the League Cup, which was the one trophy that eluded Pep Guardiola’s team during its storied treble last season.

Alexander Isak struck in the 53rd for Newcastle, which made sweeping lineup changes to rest key players for a Champions League match next week against Paris Saint-Germain.

City left star starters Erling Haaland, Kyle Walker and Phil Foden on the bench.

Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea were among other teams who advanced to the round of 16. Liverpool beat Leicester, 3-1, with three second-half goals, Arsenal won 1-0 at Brentford, and Chelsea defeated visiting Brighton, 1-0, with the help of three former Brighton players – Marc Cucurella, Robert Sanchez and Moises Caicedo.

Chelsea defender Reece James has been charged by the FA for an alleged altercation with a match official, English soccer’s governing body said.


The incident is said to have occurred after Chelsea’s 1-0 loss against Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday.

U.S. OPEN CUP: Lionel Messi was not on Inter Miami’s roster for the U.S. Open Cup final Wednesday night against Houston in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, marking the fourth match for club and country that he’s missed in recent weeks while dealing a leg injury.

SPAIN: Real Madrid got back to winning ways by beating Las Palmas, 2-0, while Girona moved to the top of the Spanish league with its sixth straight victory.

Brahim Díaz and Joselu scored for Madrid, which was coming off a 3-1 loss at city rival Atletico Madrid after opening the season with five straight league victories.

Madrid is one point behind Girona, which came from behind to win 2-1 at Villarreal.



TRUCKS: Kyle Busch has sold his Truck Series team, his manufacturing business and all the Kyle Busch Motorsports assets to Spire Motorsports in a deal announced Wednesday.

KBM is one of the most successful truck organizations in NASCAR history and holds the series record for most wins overall (100) and most wins in a single season (14). Busch has won seven owner’s championships and a pair of driver championships, with Erik Jones in 2015 and Christopher Bell in 2017.


TORAY PAN PACIFIC OPEN: Top-seeded Iga Swiatek came back from a break down in both sets to beat Japanese qualifier Mai Hontama 6-4, 7-5 in the second round in Tokyo.

Second-seeded Jessica Pegula eased past Cristina Busca, 6-1, 6-2.

NINGBO OPEN: Top-seeded Ons Jabeur and second-seeded Petra Kvitova advanced to the quarterfinals in Ningbo, China.


Jabeur beat Tamara Korpatsch, 6-3, 6-2, while Kvitova advanced with a walkover after Yulia Putintseva withdrew.


2036 GAMES: Poland will tell the International Olympic Committee it wants to host the 2036 Summer Games, state president Andrzej Duda said.

Duda announced the government-backed project less than three weeks before parliamentary elections on Oct. 15.

The IOC has set no timetable for picking a host for the 2036 Olympics and seems unlikely to make much progress in the next two years. Thomas Bach’s 12-year presidential term limit expires in 2025, and the process of picking a 2036 host could be a key issue for his successor to oversee.

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