Ronnie O'Sullivan

O'Sullivan cruises into round three

Ronnie O'Sullivan eased into the third round of the Northern Ireland Open on Wednesday night, making his 972nd career century break in the process.

Barry Hearn: World Snooker chairman

Hearn: A land of opportunity

World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn insists the amount of big name casualties at the Northern Ireland Open proves the standard of snooker across the world is improving markedly.

Ronnie O'Sullivan

O'Sullivan dazzles in Belfast opener

Ronnie O'Sullivan made light work of Soheil Vahedi as he raced through his opening match at the Northern Ireland Open to win 4-0.

Ronnie launches fresh attack on Hearn

Five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan has suggested Barry Hearn is running a dictatorship in another astonishing attack on World Snooker.

Barry Hawkins

Early exits for big names in Belfast

Barry Hawkins suffered an early exit from the Northern Ireland Open when losing 4-3 to rookie to Chen Zifan in Belfast.

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Midnight Shot in action at Cheltenham1

Simon Holt: Midnight feast

Simon Holt has a quartet of quality selections as Cheltenham opens its doors again for day one of the November Meeting on Friday.

Jerrysback is a fascinating runner in the JP McManus silks
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Value Bet: Hobbs has Steel

Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on day one of Cheltenham's November Meeting with Philip Hobbs' fancied to strike with a long-absent horse.

Tiger Roll powers to a third Cheltenham Festival success3

Cheltenham Friday preview

Get the view from connections ahead of Friday's meeting at Cheltenham - including Ben Pauling and Gordon Elliott.

Check out the trends for the Cheltenham opener on Friday4

Big-race trends: Cheltenham Friday

We've teamed up with Weatherbys to look at some of the stats that you'll need to know ahead of Friday's opening handicap chase at Cheltenham.

Mike Cattermole looks ahead to the big weekend racing
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Mike Cattermole: Bank on Benatar

Mike Cattermole previews the weekend action at Cheltenham and fancies Benatar to taste big-race success.

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Midnight Shot in action at Cheltenham1

Simon Holt: Midnight feast

Simon Holt has a quartet of quality selections as Cheltenham opens its doors again for day one of the November Meeting on Friday.

Jerrysback is a fascinating runner in the JP McManus silks
2

Value Bet: Hobbs has Steel

Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on day one of Cheltenham's November Meeting with Philip Hobbs' fancied to strike with a long-absent horse.

Tiger Roll powers to a third Cheltenham Festival success3

Cheltenham Friday preview

Get the view from connections ahead of Friday's meeting at Cheltenham - including Ben Pauling and Gordon Elliott.

Check out the trends for the Cheltenham opener on Friday4

Big-race trends: Cheltenham Friday

We've teamed up with Weatherbys to look at some of the stats that you'll need to know ahead of Friday's opening handicap chase at Cheltenham.

Mike Cattermole looks ahead to the big weekend racing
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Mike Cattermole: Bank on Benatar

Mike Cattermole previews the weekend action at Cheltenham and fancies Benatar to taste big-race success.

Racing Tips

Jerrysback is a fascinating runner in the JP McManus silks

Value Bet: Hobbs has Steel

Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on day one of Cheltenham's November Meeting with Philip Hobbs' fancied to strike with a long-absent horse.

Midnight Shot in action at Cheltenham

Simon Holt: Midnight feast

Simon Holt has a quartet of quality selections as Cheltenham opens its doors again for day one of the November Meeting on Friday.

A Hare Breath is backed at Cheltenham

Friday's racing preview

Nick Robson previews all of Friday's action including at Cheltenham but his best bet of the day runs at Lingfield - get his verdict for every race.

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Takingthepeace
J: Warren Kennedy
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Like A Panther
J: Craig Zackey
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Zouaves
J: Marco V'Rensburg

Football Tips

Our best bets for England v USA

Rooney set to strike in final game

It's all about Wayne Rooney in his final game for England, and there is value to back him to strike against the United States.

Our best bets for Fleetwood v Walsall

Hunt for goals at Highbury

The early kick-off on Saturday sees Fleetwood take on Walsall in Sky Bet League One. Tom Carnduff is backing goals.

Episode 8 of our Sky Bet Championship Podcast is out now

OUT NOW: Sky Bet Championship Podcast

Our latest Championship Podcast is out, as we discuss Norwich City's top form; young goalkeepers; and the Sheffield derby.