The 2017 Premier League started with a bang in Newcastle last week courtesy of a world-class showing between Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen, who went toe-to-toe in a high-quality contest before settling for a point apiece in a 6-6 draw.

We are almost two-thirds of the way through the 2016/17 campaign, and things are shaping up nicely across English football’s top four divisions. In the top flight, Chelsea have all but had their name engraved on the trophy, and so the battle for Champions League places – and the mad scramble to avoid relegation – is where the attention in the Premier League now lies.…

That’s the thing with success: it is soon forgotten about when the going gets tough. No truer words have been spoken to summarise the rather awful campaign that Leicester City are experiencing, and the fall guy – as ever- is likely to be their manager, Claudio Ranieri.…

It’s a weekly celebration of top tungsten or a shameless ploy on the part of Barry Hearn to cash in on darts’ increasing popularity with an arena tour that Celine Dion would be proud of. Either way, Premier League Darts is back.…

If you cast your mind back a year or so, you may remember January being the defining month in Leicester City’s bizarre and dare we say extraordinary assault on the Premier League title.…

It’s not often in our betting lives that we would construe an 8/13 shot as ‘good value’ for a major tournament featuring the world’s 16 best players, but then Michael van Gerwen isn’t just any mere mortal.…

The Premier League campaign is a long old business with 38 game weeks meaning that there is some 34,200 minutes of action to evaluate each and every season, and in truth it felt like the weekend just passed could prove to be a conclusive one as far as the English top flight is concerned in 2016/17.…

Now that we are comfortably into 2017, attention amongst the racing community is slowly beginning to turn to Cheltenham. Many of the key Group 1 and 2 races coming up in the next few weeks have a certain Festival theme to them, in the sense that they can be considered looseners and sighters ahead of specific renewals at horse racing’s premier meeting.…

Usually, the European Tour plays second fiddle to the PGA Tour for a number of reasons amongst the golfing community, but this week the Europeans – albeit in the Middle East – have gotten their game together at the start of what has become known as the Desert Swing.…

The Australian Open is the first tennis major of the calendar year, and the 2017 edition looks to be a fairly predictable affair (famous last words!).

On the men’s side of the draw it appears as though Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic are streets ahead of their nearest rivals, while in the women’s draw it could be argued that Serena Williams looks as vulnerable as she has ever done in a hard court Grand Slam, with Angelique Kerber and Karolina Pliskova the main competition.…