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Betting news on Newmarket, Scottish Open, Khan

by Sean Goff | July 13, 2012

Every afternoon the Paddy Power blog brings you the latest betting news

Football

Rangers’ fans must set their sat-navs for East Stirlingshire after the SFA ruled they must play in Division Three next season. Celtic are now 11/4 to go the 2012/13 league campaign unbeaten and 1/5 to win the SPL in Paddy Power’s online betting.

John Terry has been found NOT GUILTY at Court No. 1 of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand. Paddy Power make him 8/1 to be captain  for England’s first World Cup qualifier against Moldova in September and 4/1 to be captain in England’s first World Cup final game in Brazil in 2014. He’s also 50/1 to be the PFA Player of the Year in 2012/13 and 250/1 to win Sports Personality of the Year.

Punters are getting stuck into the Nottingham Forest manager’s vacancy with Glen Hoddle at odds-on but solid support for former Forest favourite Roy KeaneLiverpool have reportedly agreed a £10m fee for Roma striker Fabio Borini and the player has arrived at Anfield to complete a medical.  Brendan Rodgers old pal from Swansea is his first major signing at the club and could signal Andy Carroll’s exit.

Boxing

It’s hard to know who Amir Khan wants to fight more this weekend, Danny ‘six-toe’ Garcia or his dad Angel. The war of words that started at the fight’s promotion (about a minute in on this clip) has escalated ahead of their 12-round war for the WBC and the WBA light welterweight titles on Saturday night.

If you thought David Haye and Dereck Chisora’s bout at Upton Park was personal, Khan v Garcia is getting tasty too.

And if either of these fights finishes within the first three rounds Paddy Power has an amazing Money-back special on offer. 

Racing

Golden Lilac heads the market at 5-6f from 10-11f for the 10 runner Group One Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket in Paddy Power’s online betting.  Giofra is 15-2 from 9 (5p rule4 applies) and the going is Soft after 18 mm of rain. If your horse finishes second in the 1.50 to the SP favourite Paddy Power will refund your stake. (T&C’s apply). Newbury (1.40) and York (2.05) play supporting roles while Chester (6.00) races tonight Chepstow and Hamilton have been abandoned. In Ireland Downpatrick (2.30) and Cork (5.35) come under starter’s orders.

Golf

A rejuvenated former World No. 1 Martin Kaymer, Ireland’s Peter Lawrie and Phil Mickelson have moved up the leaderboard on Day Two of the Scottish Open. Overnight leader Francesco Molinari tees-off at 1.05. In the States, Troy Matterson carded a 61 to lead the John Deere Classic on 10-under-par ahead of round two later. Reigning three-time winner Steve Stricker in three shots back in joint third.

Tour de France

With 140km left to go on Friday’, green jersey holder Peter Sagan has attacked on the descent from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne – Annonay Davezieux.  Bradley Wiggins extended his overall lead to 2.05 minutes from team-mate Chris Froome yesterday.

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