Matt Butler

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

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Jesse Ryder has had drink issues

Controversial New Zealand all-rounder Jesse Ryder in critical condition after late-night bar attack

Cricketer reportedly set on by four men in Christchurch

Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry

Matt Butler: Trouble sleeping? Here’s Gareth Barry with a bedtime story...

View From The Sofa: Bringing Books to Life, BBC2

The captains, from left, Pascal Papé (France), Jamie Heaslip (Ireland), Sam Warburton (Wales), Chris Robshaw (England), Kelly Brown (Scotland) and Sergio Parisse (Italy)

Matt Butler: Forget the jingoistic battle cries boys, it's only a game

View From The Sofa: Six Nations Rugby, BBC1

Mixed martial artist Alex Reid

Matt Butler: Bamma-lamma ding-dongs, with plenty of real blood

View From The Sofa: Mixed Martial Arts, 5*

Keane, Southgate and another difference of opinion
Harry Redknapp expressed his wish for Samba a month ago

Matt Butler: From Dubai to Fury... An afternoon of tales from Twitter

Saturday's sport, Twitter

Matt Butler: On your bike, Jonathan – studio tactics are all wrong

World Track Cycling, BBC2

Ultra running: Running the length of New Zealand – that's a thing to Bragg about

It's cleansed me, says record-breaker of his 53-day, 1,864-mile feat of endurance

Matt Butler: Unruly Children's Institute shows off new batch of EPO

View From The Sofa: UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, Channel 4

Matt Butler: It's not snobbery but can we have Johnny Vaughan every week?

View From The Sofa: Rock 'n' Roll Football, Absolute Radio

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Ebola outbreak: The children orphaned by the virus – then rejected by surviving relatives over fear of infection

The children orphaned by Ebola...

... then rejected by surviving relatives over fear of infection
Pride: Are censors pandering to homophobia?

Are censors pandering to homophobia?

US film censors have ruled 'Pride' unfit for under-16s, though it contains no sex or violence
The magic of roundabouts

Lords of the rings

Just who are the Roundabout Appreciation Society?
Why do we like making lists?

Notes to self: Why do we like making lists?

Well it was good enough for Ancient Egyptians and Picasso...
Hong Kong protests: A good time to open a new restaurant?

A good time to open a new restaurant in Hong Kong?

As pro-democracy demonstrators hold firm, chef Rowley Leigh, who's in the city to open a new restaurant, says you couldn't hope to meet a nicer bunch
Paris Fashion Week: Karl Lagerfeld leads a feminist riot on 'Boulevard Chanel'

Paris Fashion Week

Lagerfeld leads a feminist riot on 'Boulevard Chanel'
Bruce Chatwin's Wales: One of the finest one-day walks in Britain

Simon Calder discovers Bruce Chatwin's Wales

One of the finest one-day walks you could hope for - in Britain
10 best children's nightwear

10 best children's nightwear

Make sure the kids stay cosy on cooler autumn nights in this selection of pjs, onesies and nighties
Manchester City vs Roma: Five things we learnt from City’s draw at the Etihad

Manchester City vs Roma

Five things we learnt from City’s Champions League draw at the Etihad
Martin Hardy: Mike Ashley must act now and end the Alan Pardew reign

Trouble on the Tyne

Ashley must act now and end Pardew's reign at Newcastle, says Martin Hardy
Isis is an hour from Baghdad, the Iraq army has little chance against it, and air strikes won't help

Isis an hour away from Baghdad -

and with no sign of Iraq army being able to make a successful counter-attack
Turner Prize 2014 is frustratingly timid

Turner Prize 2014 is frustratingly timid

The exhibition nods to rich and potentially brilliant ideas, but steps back
Last chance to see: Half the world’s animals have disappeared over the last 40 years

Last chance to see...

The Earth’s animal wildlife population has halved in 40 years
So here's why teenagers are always grumpy - and it's not what you think

Truth behind teens' grumpiness

Early school hours mess with their biological clocks
Why can no one stop hackers putting celebrities' private photos online?

Hacked photos: the third wave

Why can no one stop hackers putting celebrities' private photos online?