Kevin Garside

Sports writer for The Independent

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi shake hands before kick off
Cristiano Ronaldo trains on the pitch at Old Trafford

Portugal vs Argentina: Ronaldo-Messi fight to rule world football pitches up at Old Trafford

Di Maria a sideshow as Argentina tackle Portugal

Britain’s Lewis Hamilton has been resting away from the paddock ahead of the title decider

Kevin Garside: Can Lewis Hamilton finally win hearts as well as the world championship?

COMMENT: Next Sunday he has another opportunity to certificate his position in the pantheon with a second world title

Coach Roy Hodgson was as frustrated as anyone by England’s pedestrian first-half performance against Slovenia

Kevin Garside: Joyless toil exhibited by England won’t win over PlayStation generation

COMMENT: The international break is frankly an unwanted intrusion

England vs Slovenia: Despite the hype, Raheem Sterling service still comes up short

Liverpool man, though young, still has a long way to go

Joost van der Westhuizen the former South African Sprinbok, who is suffering with Motor Neurone Disease

Joost van der Westhuizen: South Africa’s World Cup winner wages biggest battle yet - against motor neurone disease

The Sprinboks leading try scorer is overcoming the odds as he tries to raise awareness of the condition and build his country’s first specialist unit

Keegan Bradley

Zepp Golf Swing Analyser review: It can't hit the shot for you, but it can certainly help

This app helps you work out where your swing is going wrong

Arsène Wenger was at a loss to explain how his team folded in the space of three minutes

Comment: Knockout may be close for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, only his 18 years at the club are clouding an honest judgement

Wenger has this week and next to find a solution before the visit of the equally troubled Manchester United to the Emirates

James McClean (left) in his poppy-less Wigan shirt at Bolton on Friday night

James McClean poppy stance comment: Football should be proud of Wigan player's brave anti-poppy stand

COMMENT: Here was a footballer demonstrating his grasp of the wider world

Arsene Wenger looks on at the Liberty Stadium

Swansea 2 Arsenal 1: Arsene Wenger admits finding it 'difficult to explain how we lost the lead'

Alexis Sanchez had put the Gunners ahead in the 63rd minute

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links