Michael van Gerwen continues his quest to end his title drought when he faces Nathan Aspinall in the World Matchplay quarter-finals on Friday. The Dutchman is enduring an unusual barren spell having not won a tournament since November while Peter Wright and Michael Smith square off in the night’s other last-eight clash.
The British and Irish Lions will put their preparation to the test as they face 2019 World Cup winners South Africa in the opening match of their three-game series in Cape Town. The Lions have won five of their six warm-up Tests – helping us enjoy a clean sweep of winning tips against the Stormers at the weekend – but fell to a strong South Africa ‘A’ outfit earlier this month which proves the challenge at hand for head coach Warren Gatland.
Great Britain are one of the leading medal contenders in the women’s Olympic football and will hope to show why when they begin their campaign against Chile. England’s run to the World Cup semi-finals two years ago suggests a squad with three players from Scotland and Wales to strengthen it should be capable of reaching the latter stages.
Great Britain will hope to have an athlete on the podium as we check out the Olympic women’s 100m odds for the Tokyo Games. Dina Asher-Smith is one of the Team GB squad’s biggest medal hopes on the track in Tokyo in the 100m and 200m but faces fierce competition from Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in both events.
The women’s football at the Olympics has more prestige than the equivalent for men and we have taken a look at the leading contenders to win gold. With no age restrictions in place, many of the top players in the world will be on show at the Tokyo Games so here is our assessment of the best Olympic women’s football predictions.
Milwaukee Bucks are only one win away from their first NBA title in 50 years when they face Phoenix Suns in Game 6 in the early hours of Wednesday. The Bucks were trailing 2-0 to Phoenix after Monty Williams’ side won back-to-back home games but Milwaukee are on a roll after three straight triumphs to leave them on the cusp of their first success since 1971.
The British and Irish Lions are expected to get back to winning ways in their final warm-up game before their Test series with South Africa begins next weekend. Warren Gatland’s men fell to the first defeat of their tour on Wednesday as South Africa ‘A’ landed a psychological blow by registering a 17-13 victory at Cape Town Stadium.