Rory McIlroy on a nightmare first day at Portrush

Rory's Open dream all but over

Rory McIlroy's Open dream may well have died on day one at Royal Portrush. Ben Coley reports on a strange, dissatisfying day in Northern Ireland.

Rory McIlroy looks for his ball on the opening hole

Watch: McIlroy's miserable 79

Rory McIlroy carded an eight-over par round of 79 - 18 shots worse than the course record he set as a 16-year-old - on day one of the Open Championship.

Who will win the World Matchplay?

World Matchplay betting tips

Our in-form darts tipster Chris Hammer previews the Betfred World Matchplay, which begins in Blackpool this weekend, and has five bets to consider.

Just five of the 32 contenders bidding for World Matchplay glory

World Matchplay: Player-by-player

The World Matchplay gets under way in Blackpool this weekend and we bring you a player-by-player guide to the field including facts, stats and predictions.

Buckhurst is a three-year-old colt worth monitoring

Three-year-olds under the radar

Matt Brocklebank picks out five 'forgotten' three-year-olds who could yet make a big impression on the biggest races this season.

Racing Tips

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Friday's racing preview

Misty Grey is Keith Hamer's best bet of the day and he has a tip for every race at every meeting in the UK and Ireland.

Check out our latest racing Nap

Daily Nap: Encipher to convert

Matt Brocklebank reckons Encipher is a great bet on his second racecourse appearance in the opening event at Newbury on Friday.

Check out the latest race-by-race selections

Thursday's racing preview

David Clough has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland on Thursday and he makes Papa Delta his bet of the day at Chepstow.

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Don't miss all the latest racing tips including Newbury1

Friday's racing preview

Misty Grey is Keith Hamer's best bet of the day and he has a tip for every race at every meeting in the UK and Ireland.

Rory McIlroy on a nightmare first day at Portrush2

Rory's Open dream all but over

Rory McIlroy's Open dream may well have died on day one at Royal Portrush. Ben Coley reports on a strange, dissatisfying day in Northern Ireland.

Check out our latest racing Nap3

Daily Nap: Encipher to convert

Matt Brocklebank reckons Encipher is a great bet on his second racecourse appearance in the opening event at Newbury on Friday.

Paper Talk has all the latest football gossip from the back pages4

Paper Talk: Neymar to Juve?

Neymar could be in line for a transfer to Juventus to link up with Cristiano Ronaldo, according to the back pages...

A complete list of every completed summer 2019 transfer window deal5

Transfer Window: Done Deals

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Football Tips

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Sporting Life Tipping Record

A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed in July 2019.

Saturday's best bets

Saturday's Bets of the Day

We have selections from our racing team to help boost those Royal Ascot coffers, plus Richard Mann's cricket advice.

England take on USA in the Women's World Cup semi-final

White to strike on Tuesday night

England's toughest test of the Women's World Cup sees them come up against USA on Tuesday night. Tom Carnduff previews the match.

Columnists

Buckhurst is a three-year-old colt worth monitoring

Three-year-olds under the radar

Matt Brocklebank picks out five 'forgotten' three-year-olds who could yet make a big impression on the biggest races this season.

Mark Johnston: Glorious Goodwood

Mark Johnston talks through his potential team of horses heading for the 2019 Qatar Goodwood Festival.

Too Darn Hot is on course for Goodwood

Alex Hammond: Emten can be Super!

Sky Sports Racing's Alex Hammond looks back on the victory of Ten Sovereigns in her latest blog where she also previews the upcoming action.

Racing Tips

Don't miss all the latest racing tips including Newbury

Friday's racing preview

Misty Grey is Keith Hamer's best bet of the day and he has a tip for every race at every meeting in the UK and Ireland.

Check out our latest racing Nap

Daily Nap: Encipher to convert

Matt Brocklebank reckons Encipher is a great bet on his second racecourse appearance in the opening event at Newbury on Friday.

Check out the latest race-by-race selections

Thursday's racing preview

David Clough has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland on Thursday and he makes Papa Delta his bet of the day at Chepstow.

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  • Unlimited video replays
  • Tips and previews
  • Live score update notifications
  • Betting offers and more!
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Don't miss all the latest racing tips including Newbury1

Friday's racing preview

Misty Grey is Keith Hamer's best bet of the day and he has a tip for every race at every meeting in the UK and Ireland.

Rory McIlroy on a nightmare first day at Portrush2

Rory's Open dream all but over

Rory McIlroy's Open dream may well have died on day one at Royal Portrush. Ben Coley reports on a strange, dissatisfying day in Northern Ireland.

Check out our latest racing Nap3

Daily Nap: Encipher to convert

Matt Brocklebank reckons Encipher is a great bet on his second racecourse appearance in the opening event at Newbury on Friday.

Paper Talk has all the latest football gossip from the back pages4

Paper Talk: Neymar to Juve?

Neymar could be in line for a transfer to Juventus to link up with Cristiano Ronaldo, according to the back pages...

A complete list of every completed summer 2019 transfer window deal5

Transfer Window: Done Deals

Get all the complete signings in the summer 2019 football transfer window from the Premier League, Sky Bet EFL and Europe.

Next Race Off

09:00 Hyderabad
5
(1)
Green Turf
J: Harinder Singh
11
(11)
Wah Ms Zara
J: R N Darshan
9
(5)
Southern Lady
J: A Ashhad Asbar

Football Tips

Enable stretches out on the Kempton Polytrack

Sporting Life Tipping Record

A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed in July 2019.

Saturday's best bets

Saturday's Bets of the Day

We have selections from our racing team to help boost those Royal Ascot coffers, plus Richard Mann's cricket advice.

England take on USA in the Women's World Cup semi-final

White to strike on Tuesday night

England's toughest test of the Women's World Cup sees them come up against USA on Tuesday night. Tom Carnduff previews the match.