Jack Pitt-Brooke

Jack Pitt-Brooke is a sports writer for The Independent.

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Cristiano Ronaldo has thanked Sir Alex Ferguson for choosing him as man of the match in the Super Cup

Real Madrid vs Sevilla: Cristiano Ronaldo thanks Sir Alex Ferguson for choosing him as man of the match

Cristiano Ronaldo thanked Sir Alex Ferguson for choosing him as man of the match, after his two goals won the UEFA Super Cup for Real Madrid last night.

Alberto Moreno

Real Madrid vs Seville: Coach wishes Alberto Moreno 'all the best' for his move to Liverpool after Super Cup defeat

Unai Emery congratulates Moreno after £12m move to Liverpool

Teammates queue up to congratulate Christiano Ronaldo on his opening goal

Real Madrid vs Seville Super Cup match report: Cristiano Ronaldo double shows he’s still the top man in Madrid

Real Madrid 2 Seville 0: Gareth Bale returns home but is forced to play support role to Portuguese

Gareth Bale, left, training with his Real Madrid team-mates at Cardiff City Stadium yesterday

Real Madrid vs Sevilla Uefa Super Cup 2014: Gareth Bale poised to shine for star-studded homecoming

Bale will return to Cardiff as the Champions League winners face the Europa League champions

Who is the greatest: Ian Botham or Jimmy Anderson?

With James Anderson closing in on Sir Ian Botham’s Test wicket record, the third man in England’s standings, Bob Wills, tells Jack Pitt-Brooke the former at his peak was quicker and more explosive but the Burnley boy has greater disguise

Rio Ferdinand (left) spoke to Jose Mourinho, who revealed his hopes for the new season

When Rio Ferdinand met Jose Mourinho

Mourinho tells Ferdinand before the season’s kick-off why he loves English football even more now, where Cesc Fabregas fits in to his Chelsea plan and why he can never replace Frank Lampard. Jack Pitt-Brooke listens in

Kenny Jackett holds the League One trophy, won by Wolves with 103 points

Kenny Jackett puts shirt on youngsters to keep Wolves on the up

Wolves boss warning his tight-knit group against complacency

Millwall manager Ian Holloway believes he will bring Premier League football to The Den

Ian Holloway points Millwall towards Premier League promised land

'I don’t know what I’m going to face and I don’t care,' says the most upbeat man in football

Leicester City players celebrate winning the Championship last season

Championship 2014/15: Team-by-team guide to the new season

Fulham and Norwich have spent big in a bid to bounce straight back to the Premier League, Blackpool finally have 11 players and life at Leeds will be rarely dull with Massimo Cellino around. Jack Pitt-Brooke sorts out the second-flight’s contenders from the strugglers

Mauricio Pochettino has signed a five-year-deal at Spurs

Mauricio Pochettino determined to instill flair philosophy at Tottenham

New boss had his first press conference as Spurs manager

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We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

Now Obama has seen the next US reporter to be threatened with beheading, will he blink, asks Robert Fisk
Neanderthals lived alongside humans for centuries, latest study shows

Final resting place of our Neanderthal neighbours revealed

Bones dated to 40,000 years ago show species may have died out in Belgium species co-existed
Scottish independence: The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

Scotland’s immigrants are as passionate about the future of their adopted nation as anyone else
Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?

Blight club: Britain's ugliest buildings

Following the architect Cameron Sinclair's introduction of the Dead Prize, an award for ugly buildings, John Rentoul reflects on some of the biggest blots on the UK landscape
eBay's enduring appeal: Online auction site is still the UK's most popular e-commerce retailer

eBay's enduring appeal

The online auction site is still the UK's most popular e-commerce site
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey: ‘lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird’

'Lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird'

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey calls for immediate action to address the problem
Artist Olafur Eliasson's latest large-scale works are inspired by the paintings of JMW Turner

Magic circles: Artist Olafur Eliasson

Eliasson's works will go alongside a new exhibition of JMW Turner at Tate Britain. He tells Jay Merrick why the paintings of his hero are ripe for reinvention
Josephine Dickinson: 'A cochlear implant helped me to discover a new world of sound'

Josephine Dickinson: 'How I discovered a new world of sound'

After going deaf as a child, musician and poet Josephine Dickinson made do with a hearing aid for five decades. Then she had a cochlear implant - and everything changed
Greggs Google fail: Was the bakery's response to its logo mishap a stroke of marketing genius?

Greggs gives lesson in crisis management

After a mishap with their logo, high street staple Greggs went viral this week. But, as Simon Usborne discovers, their social media response was anything but half baked
Matthew McConaughey has been singing the praises of bumbags (shame he doesn't know how to wear one)

Matthew McConaughey sings the praises of bumbags

Shame he doesn't know how to wear one. Harriet Walker explains the dos and don'ts of fanny packs
7 best quadcopters and drones

Flying fun: 7 best quadcopters and drones

From state of the art devices with stabilised cameras to mini gadgets that can soar around the home, we take some flying objects for a spin
Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

The midfielder returned to the Premier League after two years last weekend. The controversial character had much to discuss after his first game back
Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

British No 1 knows his consistency as well as his fitness needs working on as he prepares for the US Open after a ‘very, very up and down’ year
Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home