June in the golfing calendar can mean only one thing: the US Open. It is the second major of the year and, in some respects, the toughest to win.…

If you’ve ever pondered betting on political events but never quite pulled the trigger on any of your wagers, perhaps last night’s general election might be enough to persuade you that the murky world of politics is ripe for the picking as far as punters are concerned.…

Even though there is a gaping chasm between these two teams in terms of quality these days, but there are few more appetising fixtures in international football than a meeting between Scotland and England.…

Years that end in an even number are great, aren’t they? They are for football fans anyway, who know that once the club season is over they still have a summer packed with the joys of the beautiful game; either a European Championship or a World Cup to savour.…

The finale of the 2016/17 football season is upon us but wow, what a way to bring the curtain down on the campaign. We have arguably the best teams on the continent battling it out for club football’s ultimate prize. Real Madrid, winners of the Spanish La Liga and defending Champions League, erm, champions, take on Juventus; comfortably the best team in Italy.…

If the words "….and England have won the World Cup" fill you with a sense of joy, then maybe now is the time to stop being a football fan and instead take up following the darts.…

It’s amazing how the weather can change things. A downpour can turn a Bank Holiday barbecue into a complete washout, while we all know that a bit of snow brings the British infrastructure to its knees.…

What do you need in sport to be a success? A huge dose of talent, naturally, but a slither of luck here and there can never hurt either.…

For the uninitiated it is generally the PGA Tour, America’s premier golf circuit, that garners most of the sport’s attention on a weekly basis. Typically, they have the best players playing for the biggest prizes at some of the most picturesque courses on the planet.…

Without wanting to sound xenophobic in any way, the Irish Guineas weekend isn’t met with quite the same fervour as its UK cousin, and that’s a shame as it is always a decent festival of racing over at Curragh. A quality field will meet for both the Irish 2000 Guineas on Saturday May 27 (of which Churchill is a worthy 4/11 favourite) and Sunday’s Irish 2000 Guineas, which from a punter’s perspective looks far more alluring.…