Gregor Townsend

Seven newcomers in Scotland squad

Gregor Townsend has called up seven uncapped players for Scotland's pre-season get-together in St Andrews.

Gareth Steenson

Steenson relishing title defence

Exeter captain Gareth Steenson is relishing the "new challenge" of starting an Aviva Premiership season as defending champions, although they are 4/1 third favourites with Sky Bet.

Dylan Hartley: England captain

Hartley tips duo to bounce back

Captain Dylan Hartley has tipped Manu Tuilagi and Denny Solomona to force their way back into the England squad.

Charles Piutau has joined Bristol

Bristol land Piutau

Championship favourites Bristol say they faced "massive competition" before securing the services of New Zealand star Charles Piutau.

Matt Philip of the Force

Western Force cut from Super Rugby

Super Rugby franchise the Western Force will not be part of next year's competition.

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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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.