Joe Root, Liam Plunkett and Eoin Morgan celebrate

Strauss: England on upward curve

Andrew Strauss insists England's improving limited-overs team still have lessons to learn after the "missed opportunity" of this year's Champions Trophy.

Kyle Abbott

County Championship latest

Scores and round-up from day two of the penultimate round of Specsavers County Championship games.

Paul Collingwood

Barbados to host North-South fixtures

Next year's MCC-Champion County and North-South fixtures will be held in Barbados.

Toby Roland-Jones

Back issues trouble Roland-Jones

Toby Roland-Jones was unable to take the field for the start of day two in Middlesex's County Championship match with Lancashire due to a back problem.

Jonny Bairstow punches the air in delight after his maiden ODI century against West Indies

Bairstow shines in England win

Jonny Bairstow made his maiden ODI century as England cruised to a seven-wicket win over the West Indies at Old Trafford.

Racing Tips

Kassia is fancied to win at Pontefract again

Jamie Maynard: A Kass act

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday throughout September and October, Jamie Maynard will provide his three best bets.

Wells Farhh Go (l) denies James Garfield

Alex Hammond: Great Scott!

Alex Hammond covers a smorgasbord of topics in her latest blog including a positive word for George Scott's Mill Reef hope James Garfield.

Thursday's racing preview

With Ayr abandoned, Anita Chambers turns to Fighting Irish at Yarmouth for a best bet. She's got a tip for every UK race.

Next Race Off
11:50 Mysore
J: Manish R
Beyond Thankful
J: Anil Baandal
Spinning Chakram
J: S Mubarak

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.


Wednesday Carabao Cup tips

12/1 Sunderland can spring a Carabao Cup upset on Wednesday night, says our Andy Schooler.