Charles Reynolds

Charles Reynolds is a freelance writer and journalist specialising in sport and the arts. He writes the Premier League previews for The Independent online and writes regularly for The Sport Review.

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Colombia's James Rodriguez celebrates one of his goals during the FIFA World Cup 2014 round of 16 match between Colombia and Uruguay at the Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

James Rodriguez: Monaco want €80m for Colombian star

Real Madrid reportedly keen on breakout star of the World Cup

Argentina's forward Ezequiel Lavezzi seats on a ball as forward Sergio Aguero (R) smiles next to teammates midfielder Ever Banega (C) and midfielder Ricky Alvarez during a training session

Argentina vs Netherlands: Sergio Aguero passed fit for crucial World Cup semi-final

Manchester City star has recovered from thigh injury

Paul Pogba (centre) produced a man-of-the-match performance against Nigeria in the last 16

Paul Pogba: Chelsea target eyed by Manchester City to replace Yaya Toure, according to reports

French midfielder has caught the eye of a number of clubs this summer

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic v Roger Federer: Wimbledon final 2014 LIVE

Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of the 2014 Wimbledon men's singles final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer at the All England Tennis Club

World Cup 2014: Argentina fans mock injured Neymar by celebrating with spinal cord skeleton

Fans seen waving spinal column in the air

Alexis Sanchez in not interested in joining Liverpool, according to reports

Alexis Sanchez to Arsenal: Barcelona star would prefer Arsenal or Juventus over Liverpool

Barcelona man is wanted by several European clubs

Neymar ruled out of World Cup: Striker to miss rest of tournament with broken vertebra as injury mars Colombia win

Team doctor confirms star striker is out of the tournament

Luis Suarez to Barcelona: £63m, five-year deal agreed for Liverpool striker according to reports in Spain

Reports in Spain claim a deal has been struck for the controversial Uruguayan

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Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone
Amazon is buying Twitch for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?

What is the appeal of Twitch?

Amazon is buying the video-game-themed online streaming site for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?
Tip-tapping typewriters, ripe pongs and slides in the office: Bosses are inventing surprising ways of making us work harder

How bosses are making us work harder

As it is revealed that one newspaper office pumps out the sound of typewriters to increase productivity, Gillian Orr explores the other devices designed to motivate staff
Manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the resurgence in vinyl records

Hard pressed: Resurgence in vinyl records

As the resurgence in vinyl records continues, manufacturers and their outdated machinery are struggling to keep up with the demand
Tony Jordan: 'I turned down the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series nine times ... then I found a kindred spirit'

A tale of two writers

Offered the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series, Tony Jordan turned it down. Nine times. The man behind EastEnders and Life on Mars didn’t feel right for the job. Finally, he gave in - and found an unexpected kindred spirit
Could a later start to the school day be the most useful educational reform of all?

Should pupils get a lie in?

Doctors want a later start to the school day so that pupils can sleep later. Not because teenagers are lazy, explains Simon Usborne - it's all down to their circadian rhythms
Prepare for Jewish jokes – as Jewish comedians get their own festival

Prepare for Jewish jokes...

... as Jewish comedians get their own festival
SJ Watson: 'I still can't quite believe that Before I Go to Sleep started in my head'

A dream come true for SJ Watson

Watson was working part time in the NHS when his debut novel, Before I Go to Sleep, became a bestseller. Now it's a Hollywood movie, too. Here he recalls the whirlwind journey from children’s ward to A-list film set
10 best cycling bags for commuters

10 best cycling bags for commuters

Gear up for next week’s National Cycle to Work day with one of these practical backpacks and messenger bags
Paul Scholes: Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United

Paul Scholes column

Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United
Kate Bush, Hammersmith Apollo music review: A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it

Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it
Robot sheepdog technology could be used to save people from burning buildings

The science of herding is cracked

Mathematical model would allow robots to be programmed to control crowds and save people from burning buildings
Tyrant: Is the world ready for a Middle Eastern 'Dallas'?

This tyrant doesn’t rule

It’s billed as a Middle Eastern ‘Dallas’, so why does Fox’s new drama have a white British star?