Alastair Cook

Cook leads England resistance

Former captain Alastair Cook was unbeaten on 82 and leading the England defence as rain interrupted the first day of the third Test against South Africa.

Alastair Cook

Eng v SA: Day one blog replay

Alastair Cook is 18 runs away from another century as England close day one of the third Test against South Africa on 171-4.

Eoin Morgan

Middlesex make maximum appeal

Middlesex are back in front of the TV cameras on Friday and Ian Ogg's picked out his best bets on the NatWest T20 Blast coupon.

Bowlers have held sway in the series so far

England v South Africa tips

Dave Tickner expects another early finish in the third England v South Africa Test at The Oval.

Sir Ian Botham

Beefy's Bets: Eng v SA third Test

Sir Ian Botham expects England to bounce back and silence their critics by beating South Africa in the third Test.

Racing Tips

Jim Bolger welcomes home another winner

Irish Eyes: Speed in for Velocity

Will Aidan O'Brien have everything his own way at Leopardstown tonight? Our Irish Eyes column suggests there is value elsewhere.

Eynhallow (r) leads Buzz

Thursday's racing preview

Nick Robson has a selection for every race taking place in the UK and Ireland on Thursday, including at Doncaster.

Ben Linfoot: Daily Nap

Ben Linfoot is backing a Michael Dods trained runner to come good on his handicap debut at Thirsk on Friday.

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Football Tips

Wayne Rooney: Has impressed in pre-season

Europa League betting tips

Everton start their season on Thursday night in Europa League qualifying and Andy Schooler has 8/1 and 10/1 tips.

Betting Zone: Tipping record

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

Our best bets

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