Philippe Coutinho

Today's sports quiz & nostalgia

A sports quiz, birthdays and nostalgic moments that happened on this day - August 18.

Becky James: retires aged 25

Becky James quits cycling

Becky James, the two-time Olympic silver medallist and former world champion, has announced her retirement from cycling aged 25.

Denise Lewis

Lewis: The future is bright

Denise Lewis insists the future is bright for British athletics, despite the lack of individual medals at the World Championships in London.

Mikel Landa of Team Sky

Landa signs for Movistar

Team Sky's Mikel Landa is to switch to the rival Movistar team after signing a two-year contract.

Chris Froome

Froome evens for Tour-Vuelta double

Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome is Sky Bet's favourite to capture the Vuelta a Espana.

Racing Tips


Ben Linfoot: Daily Nap

Ben Linfoot has had five winning daily naps in the last nine days; don't miss his advice for Nottingham on Friday.

George Dryden (r)

George looks gorgeous at Ripon

Ian Ogg picks out the key statistics for the Great St Wilfrid Handicap at Ripon on Saturday where a 25/1 chance takes the eye.

One Minute

Friday's racing preview

Chris Wilson provides a selection for every race on Friday, with One Minute set to confirm the impression she made at York for trainer William Haggas.

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Football Tips

Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino

Premier League betting tips

Our tipster David John says Southampton can turn on the style against West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday.

Reading players celebrate

Sky Bet EFL betting tips

Our Nick Hext makes Reading his best bet in the Sky Bet EFL this weekend and also has advice for tonight's live match on Sky Sports.

Betting Zone: Tipping record

A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed.