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Rugby World Cup

Japan's Kotaro Matsushima scores his side's second try

Japan overcome slow start to win

Japan launched Asia's first Rugby World Cup with a victory the host nation craved as they beat Russia 30-10 at Tokyo Stadium.

England head coach Eddie Jones

England at full strength v Tonga

England name strongest available side for Sunday's opening World Cup clash with Tonga at the Sapporo Dome.

Follow the latest news, team news and injury updates from the Rugby World Cup

World Cup news: Williams on bench

Follow our live Rugby World Cup service for the latest breaking news, views, injury updates and teams.

Siya Kolisi in action for South Africa

Expect a strong Springbok start

Tony Calvin picks out four selections ahead of the opening round of Rugby World Cup games, including hosts Japan's clash with Russia.

Finn Russell starts at fly-half for Scotland against Ireland

Team news: Ireland v Scotland

Ireland and Scotland have named their teams to face each other in their opening World Cup pool game in Japan on Saturday.

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Friday's racing preview

Keith Hamer makes Salute The Soldier his best bet for Friday and has a tip for every race at every meeting in the UK and Ireland.

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Sporting Life Accumulator

The latest Sporting Life Accumulator involves four teams across the three divisions enhanced to 22/1 by EFL title sponsors Sky Bet.

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Daily Nap: Rock on Tommy

David Ord is back in the nap hotseat on Friday and fancies Jim Goldie to win the William Hill Bronze Cup at Ayr.

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Saturday's Premier League tips

Mark your card for Saturday's Premier League games with our best bets and score predictions, including those involving Spurs and Man City.

Check out what's being backed with Sky Bet5

The Market Place

We round up the Sky Bet market movers and Price Boosts ahead of a busy day's action including Soto Sizzler into 2/1 from 9/2 at Newbury.

Racing Tips

Oli Bell picks out his strongest fancies this weekend

Oli Bell: Saturday Best Bets

It's Hey Jonesy for our pundit in the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup and he has three other tips for Saturday's action.

Latest racing tips from around the major training centres

Catching Pigeons: Trust in Tregoning

Our top gossip column is back and expects two Marcus Tregoning-trained juveniles to run well on Saturday's card at Newbury.

Sporting Life's NAP of the day

Daily Nap: Rock on Tommy

David Ord is back in the nap hotseat on Friday and fancies Jim Goldie to win the William Hill Bronze Cup at Ayr.

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Football Tips

Check out Sporting Life's preview of Southampton v Bournemouth in the Premier League

Friday night tips: Boufal to bag

Friday's Premier League game comes from St Mary's, where George Pitts expects an overdue goalscorer for hosts Southampton against Bournemouth.

Check out the latest Sporting Life Price Boost

Price Boost: Friday double

Sky Bet have enhanced the odds on a double on Friday's Premier League football, exclusively for Sporting Life readers.

Sporting Life Accumulator

The latest Sporting Life Accumulator involves four teams across the three divisions enhanced to 22/1 by EFL title sponsors Sky Bet.