Varun Chopra has hit two T20 tons for Essex

NatWest T20 Blast betting tips

Simon Crawford has a 6/1 pick for Friday night's clash at Hove in the NatWest T20 Blast, and a tasty double elsewhere.

Leeds Rhinos

Friday's best bets

Can Ben Linfoot land his third winning nap in succession? What's Ian Millward's strongest Super League fancy? Find out in Friday's best bets.

Joe Root & Alastair Cook

Cook & Root star for England

Alastair Cook and Joe Root both hit centuries for 1/10 favourites England on day one of the day-night Test against West Indies.

Adam Lyth celebrates his century

Yorkshire's Lyth makes history

Yorkshire's Adam Lyth broke the record for the highest British domestic T20 score as he hit a brilliant 161 against Northamptonshire.

England celebrate a 3-1 victory over South Africa

August fixtures and results

Check out all August's major cricket results and fixtures from around the globe.

Racing Tips

Saunter

Ben Linfoot: Daily Nap

Ben Linfoot has had five winning daily naps in the last nine days; don't miss his advice for Nottingham on Friday.

George Dryden (r)

George looks gorgeous at Ripon

Ian Ogg picks out the key statistics for the Great St Wilfrid Handicap at Ripon on Saturday where a 25/1 chance takes the eye.

One Minute

Friday's racing preview

Chris Wilson provides a selection for every race on Friday, with One Minute set to confirm the impression she made at York for trainer William Haggas.

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Benedetta
J: Nicholas Patel
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Untamed Spirit
J: Mathew Thackeray
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Mackerel Sky
J: Liam Tarentaal

Football Tips

Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino

Premier League betting tips

Our tipster David John says Southampton can turn on the style against West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday.

Reading players celebrate

Sky Bet EFL betting tips

Our Nick Hext makes Reading his best bet in the Sky Bet EFL this weekend and also has advice for tonight's live match on Sky Sports.

Betting Zone: Tipping record

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