Ben Vellacott scores

Gloucester too smart for Agen

Gloucester secured the first win of their Challenge Cup group campaign with a 61-16 victory over Agen at Kingsholm.

Lozowski in action for Saracens

Lozowski extends Sarries stay

England international back Alex Lozowski has agreed a contract extension with Aviva Premiership leaders Saracens.

Francois Louw has been suspended for three weeks

Louw suspended for three weeks

Bath flanker Francois Louw has been suspended for three weeks following a hearing at an independent disciplinary committee.

Mike Williams has been banned for a week

Williams hit by one-week ban

Leicester flanker Mike Williams has been suspended for a week after admitting making contact with centre Henry Chavancy's head as he charged into a ruck.

Greig Laidlaw is out of the autumn games

Laidlaw out of autumn Tests

Scotland skipper Greig Laidlaw has been ruled out of the Dark Blues' autumn Tests after fracturing his ankle.

Racing Tips

Action from Redcar

Friday's racing preview

Dutch Artist might be worth a little interest in a seven-furlong handicap at Redcar, says Chris Wilson. He has a tip for every race.

Action from Redcar

Ben Linfoot: Daily Nap

Ben Linfoot is backing a Newmarket raider who could be interesting on his handicap debut at Redcar on Friday.

Alex Hammond: Roy can reign

"So far I think I’ve nailed this Champions Day lark…" Find out who Sky Sports News HQ presenter Alex Hammond is tipping at Ascot on Saturday.

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Football Tips

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Premier League tips: Friday

David John expects West Ham to have learned a recent lesson with a more disciplined effort on Friday against Brighton in the Premier League.

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