Matt Butler

Matt Butler is a sports writer for The Independent and i paper

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Joe Keyes (right) celebrates after his match-winning try for London Broncos

Keyes unlocks Leeds to give Broncos a win at long last

Raise the Bronco-coloured bunting. After 24 games, in which they have conceded close to 1,100 points, London Broncos have finally won a Super League match. A full 11 months after their last win, the bottom club in Super League, whose relegation was confirmed in mid-July, have got off the mark. Joe Keyes was central to the triumph, a 40-36 victory that denied Leeds second place in the table, as he ran in a hat-trick of tries – two in the last 10 minutes.

Gary Lineker, Ruud Gullit and Alan Shearer on Match of the Day

Matt Butler: You don't have to be crazy, but madness just runs into the sands

View from the sofa: Racing the Sahara BBC News
Justin Gatlin will run in the 100m in Lausanne
New Zealand will finally play a Test in Samoa

All Blacks reverse ‘shameful snub’ and agree to Samoa trip after years of pressure

New Zealand finally agree to play a test in Somao after pressure

Saeed Ajmal, left, has taken 63 wickets in nine games

County Championship round-up: Saeed Ajmal signs off in style at Worcester

Second Division leaders Worcestershire gave Saeed Ajmal a winning send-off as they overpowered Leicestershire by 204 runs at New Road and took another step towards securing promotion.

World Cup 2014: Matt Butler: Defining moments of what we’ll remember as the age of rubbish Brazil

View from the Sofa: World Cup third place play-off; ITV / Hardrock 100; online

World Cup 2014: When Alan Shearer starts to upstage you, it really is time to get off the sofa

Hansen is the televisual equivalent of an ancient factory worker

Alex Gibney with posters for ‘The Armstrong Lie’

Lance Armstrong documentary: ‘Don’t give up on sport cos of liars like Lance,’ says filmmaker Alex Gibney

Oscar-winning documentary maker Alex Gibney got too close in filming Armstrong’s comeback but, he tells Matt Butler, stopped ‘being a fan’ and confronted his subject when the truth about doping broke

The pack rides during the 201 km second stage of the 101th edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 6, 2014 between York and Sheffield
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Scotland’s immigrants are as passionate about the future of their adopted nation as anyone else
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Culture Minister Ed Vaizey calls for immediate action to address the problem
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Magic circles: Artist Olafur Eliasson

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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
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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
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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
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