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Warren Ashurst

Warren Ashurst
Warren has been a sports journalist for over 25 years, both written and broadcast. Having worked as a radio commentator, he has a wealth of experience of seeing top-level sport first hand and specialises in football, golf and cricket.

Belief can see Hall challenge for another major

The best women in world golf gather in France this week for the fifth and final major of the year – the Evian Championship. The Evian Resort Golf Club in the east of the country is the venue for the tournament, which saw a European claim the trophy 12 months ago. Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist won […]

Fox in place for Masters success

With just ten events to go, ranking points are crucial for those golfers seeking victory in the Race To Dubai standings at this stage of the season. The European Tour heads to Switzerland this week, with the beautiful Crans-sur-Sierre golf course the venue for the Omega European Masters. Ryan Fox to win @ 24/1 Behind […]

Owls can build on midweek with 13/10 win

It’s another quick turnaround for many of the Championship clubs, who return to action this weekend after midweek fixtures. Top from bottom are separated by 10 points and some clubs and managers are already starting to feel the pressure. We’ve been looking at the best three bets for this weekend’s fixtures. Sheffield Wednesday to beat […]

Noren can break major duck in Missouri

The Major season comes to an end at Bellerive Country Club this week and world number 13 Alex Noren looks primed to land the US PGA Championship in what has been a positive season. Previous course form means nothing this week as the last notable tournament held at Bellerive was the 2008 BMW Championship, although […]

Murray form will concern rivals

As we approach the end of the first week of Wimbledon the possibility of a third SW19 title for Andy Murray appears to be growing by the day. There were real fears over the world number one’s fitness heading into the year’s third Grand Slam, with hip problems forcing him to sit out the warm-up […]

Westwood primed for Irish success

Northern Ireland is the venue for this week’s European Tour event, the Irish Open, with five of the world’s top-20 players set to tee it up at the Portstewart Golf Course. The tournament is part of the lucrative Rolex Series and with a prize fund of $7million, you can expect the big names to in […]

England ready for tough Proteas test

Joe Root will begin his reign as England Test captain when the hosts prepare to face South Africa in the first Test at Lord’s, which starts on Thursday. It has been five months since the Yorkshire ace was appointed as successor to Alastair Cook, with Root eager to start his time in charge with a […]

France too strong for fatigued Croatia

The 64th match of the 2018 World Cup will see France face Croatia in Moscow for the right to lift the most famous trophy in football. The final promises to be a fascinating battle between the best two teams in the tournament (FT Match Betting – France 20/21, Draw 23/10, Croatia 7/2). One team will […]

Kuchar can capture win at Gullane

The Scottish Open is the latest event of the Rolex Series on the European Tour, with a number of top players also heading to Gullane as preparation for the Open Championship. Four big-name Americans are expected to take their place in the field, including two previous winners – Rickie Fowler and Phil Mickelson – but […]

City rightly favs but Spurs look good value

With just 47 days left to the start of the new Premier League season, the big boys are splashing the cash to put themselves in the best position to lift the trophy next May. Having disappointed last term, Manchester City are looking like starting the campaign as favourites for the title having finished the season […]