Li Hang of China

Higgins & Ding favs; Hang shines

John Higgins and Ding Junhui are joint 3/1 favourites for the World Open title after reaching round three on a day of two 140+ breaks.

World Open snooker 2017

The full draw, schedule, results, odds & TV times for snooker's World Open, which takes place in Yushan, China from September 18-24.

Easy does it for Higgins

John Higgins found his stride quickly on Tuesday at the Yushan World Open but world number one Mark Selby is out.

Hawkins crashes out in Yushan

Barry Hawkins was the biggest casualty in the first round of the World Open after falling to a final-frame defeat to Chris Wakelin.

John Higgins

Higgins romps to landmark title

John Higgins claimed a landmark 29th career ranking title as he thrashed fellow Scot Anthony McGill to win the Indian Open.

Racing Tips

Donjuan Triumphant (blue and white silks, second right)

Ayr Gold Cup: Runner-by-runner

Check out Matt Brocklebank's guide to Saturday's William Hill Ayr Gold Cup, with SIX places up for grabs with Sky Bet.

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.

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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.

Sunderland

Wednesday Carabao Cup tips

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