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Sporting Life is a well established online multi-sports site that originally started life way back in 1859 as a printed publication catering mainly for the horse racing fraternity and was the favourite newspaper of the late Queen Mother. However in 1998 it merged with its chief rival the Racing Post and the newspaper arm was discontinued.
The website covers a wide range of sports including: Football, Racing, Cricket, Greyhounds, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Formula 1 Motor Racing, Golf, Tennis, Boxing, Snooker, NFL.
Its wide sports coverage differentiates it from the Racing Post which covers mainly horse racing, Greyhound Racing and Football.
The site has a Betting Zone which highlights current betting news for all the sports it covers.
There are many expert sports writers and tipsters: Nick Robson and Ben Linfoot for horse racing, Andy Schooler for tennis, Dave Tickner for cricket, Ian Millward for rugby league; others include David John, Will Hayler, Simon Holt, Nick Hext, Chris Hammer.
Apart from insightful articles and comments the Betting Zone provides sections on
Market Moves - checking market prices to highlight betting patterns
Previews - Casting light on upcoming sporting events
Sports News- reporting on the latest sports news as it happens
Latest Odds- up to the minute odds to keep the punters informed
Best Bets - free tips on most sports
Tipping Record (2003 to July 2013 +3075.23pts),
A betting blog called Cheeky Punt recounting the trials and travails of an eccentric punters daily betting
Twitter Zone – major bookmakers daily Tweets
Betting Calculator – calculates returns on a wide variety of bets
Betting Guide – steers the novice through the intricacies of betting and includes a betting glossary of industry terms
The Sporting Life site also has a selection of
Video Clips of major sporting events
Photo Galleries – vast database of sporting photos
Sports Calendars for most of the major sports
Competitions for a chance to win tickets to sporting events, games consoles, holidays etc.
For example in July 2013 Sky Sports is giving five prizes to attend some of the year’s top sporting events: The Investec Ashes at Lords, The Lion’s rugby tour of Australia, Formula 1 motor racing, a Barclays Premier League match.
Another competition is for tickets to the golf Trilby Tour to find the Amateur Champion 2013 - The Grand Final takes place at 5 Star Championship Course at Rockliffe Hall, Durham on 28 August 2013.
Sporting Life will also host competitions for interested parties