ECB defend new competition

The England and Wales Cricket Board is ready to stand up to sceptics of its newly proposed 100-ball format in a bid to attract a fresh generation of fans.

Tim Paine and Nathan Lyon

Australia to tone down sledging

Tim Paine says Australia will tone down their use of sledging under his leadership following the recent ball-tampering scandal.

Ben Stokes: England all-rounder

Stokes 'gutted' with Ashes defeat

Ben Stokes says he "lived every moment" of this winter's Ashes and was "just as gutted" as his England team-mates as they were defeated by Australia in his absence.

Harry Gurney and Nottinghamshire celebrate

County Championship review

A review of the action in the opening round of Specsavers County Championship matches.

Matthew Fisher

County cricket: Five to follow

Richard Mann highlights five young guns he is expecting big things from in the forthcoming county cricket season.

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Premier League round-up

Chelsea won 2-1 against Burnley and struggling Southampton drew 0-0 at Leicester in Thursday night's other Premier League game.

Raymond van Barneveld celebrates his win over MVG in Rotterdam (Picture: Lawrence Lustig/PDC)2

Dutch delight for van Barneveld

A review of the second of this week's Premier League Darts nights in Rotterdam, as Raymond van Barneveld sprang a surprise.

Sizing Tennessee - ticks a lot of the right boxes in the Scottish National3

Scottish Grand National guide

David Ord's horse-by-horse guide to Saturday's Coral Scottish Grand National, with Colin Tizzard tipped to land the Ayr showpiece.

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Friday's racing preview

Anita Chambers highlights her best bets across Friday's meetings including a potentially informative card at Newbury.

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Cheltenham chase abandoned

Soaring temperatures at Cheltenham on Thursday saw the JRL Group Mares' Handicap Chase abandoned on welfare grounds.

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Victor Moses and Chelsea celebrate1

Premier League round-up

Chelsea won 2-1 against Burnley and struggling Southampton drew 0-0 at Leicester in Thursday night's other Premier League game.

Raymond van Barneveld celebrates his win over MVG in Rotterdam (Picture: Lawrence Lustig/PDC)2

Dutch delight for van Barneveld

A review of the second of this week's Premier League Darts nights in Rotterdam, as Raymond van Barneveld sprang a surprise.

Sizing Tennessee - ticks a lot of the right boxes in the Scottish National3

Scottish Grand National guide

David Ord's horse-by-horse guide to Saturday's Coral Scottish Grand National, with Colin Tizzard tipped to land the Ayr showpiece.

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Friday's racing preview

Anita Chambers highlights her best bets across Friday's meetings including a potentially informative card at Newbury.

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Cheltenham chase abandoned

Soaring temperatures at Cheltenham on Thursday saw the JRL Group Mares' Handicap Chase abandoned on welfare grounds.

Racing Tips

Check out our horse racing nap of the day

Sporting Life: Daily Nap

Richard Mann highlights the best bets for Friday's racing, with the Sporting Life Daily Nap running at Bath.

Friday's racing preview

Anita Chambers highlights her best bets across Friday's meetings including a potentially informative card at Newbury.

Sizing Tennessee - ticks a lot of the right boxes in the Scottish National

Scottish Grand National guide

David Ord's horse-by-horse guide to Saturday's Coral Scottish Grand National, with Colin Tizzard tipped to land the Ayr showpiece.

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Football Tips

Aleksandar Mitrovic celebrates scoring for Fulham

Millwall v Fulham betting tips

Two of the Sky Bet Championship's promotion hopefuls meet at The Den on Friday night and Tom Carnduff is backing Fulham to defeat Millwall.

Jay Rodriguez celebrates after scoring v Manchester United

Saturday's Premier League tips

Our tipping team are going for goals in Saturday's two matches in the Premier League.

Cardiff players celebrate

Saturday's Sky Bet EFL tips

Nick Hext brings you his selections for Saturday's action in the Sky Bet EFL, including Cardiff continuing to push for automatic promotion.