Matt Butler

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

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Ultimate Warrior was one of the WWE's biggest stars

View from the Sofa: Ultimate Warrior may have left us, but his words will echo through the ages

WWE Monday Night Raw; Champions League; FA Cup Sky Sports 2; ITV

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Caddie Billy Foster (right) on course with Lee Westwood

Caddie happy Lee Westwood is getting back in shape for Masters

If Lee Westwood was hoping for some encouraging words on his Masters chances from his caddie Billy Foster – back on the bag after being unceremoniously dumped 18 months ago – then he would be sorely disappointed.

Matt Butler: Want to know the secrets of the stars? Just ask their children

View From The Sofa: Big Star’s Little Star ITV

Paul Scholes expressing his criticisms after Tuesday night's game

Comment: Even Roy Keane and Gary Neville would fall silent when Paul Scholes spoke at Manchester United

View From the Sofa: He's the sort that sat in the corner drawing violent images on his pencil case

Loud Charity: Sport Relief’s Gary Lineker, Davina McCall and David Walliams

Matt Butler: Please, next year, give us some relief from the overdose of wackiness

View From The Sofa: Sport Relief/Match of the Day BBC 1

Britain’s female weightlifters: Worth their weight in gold?

Lifters are out to earn recognition after winning funding appeal

Matt Butler: High-octane, easy to follow rugby league still needs a good man-hug

View from the sofa: Super League Show, BBC1

Silver medalist David Murdoch of Great Britain celebrates during the medal ceremony for Men's Curling

Matt Butler: ‘Crazy’ tiger who tried to help a new country roar – and was sacked

View from the sofa: Storyville, BBC4

Roy Keane derided Michael Carrick for giving a ‘flat’ interview, which provoked his wife, Lisa

Michael Carrick's wife lands the most telling blow on Roy Keane since Brian Clough

The wife of the Manchester United midfielder took to Twitter to defend her husband

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Is this the future of flying?

Battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks
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Isis are barbarians

but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
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Curse of Brink's Mat strikes again

Death of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer the latest killing related to 1983 heist
Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
Call of the wild: How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate

Call of the wild

How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate
Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it’s a case of 'Vote Yes or else'?

'The economic collapse has happened. What is at risk now is democracy...'

If it doesn’t work in Europe, how is it supposed to work in India or the Middle East, asks Robert Fisk
The science of swearing: What lies behind the use of four-letter words?

The science of swearing

What lies behind the use of four-letter words?
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won't have him back

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won’t have him back
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Africa on the menu

Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the hot new continent
Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

Who will fill Donna Karan's boots?

The designer is stepping down as Chief Designer of DKNY after 30 years. Alexander Fury looks back at the career of 'America's Chanel'
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10 best statement lightbulbs

Dare to bare with some out-of-the-ordinary illumination
Wimbledon 2015: Heather Watson - 'I had Serena's poster on my wall – now I'm playing her'

Heather Watson: 'I had Serena's poster on my wall – now I'm playing her'

Briton pumped up for dream meeting with world No 1
Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - It's time for big John Isner to produce the goods to go with his thumping serve

Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon Files

It's time for big John Isner to produce the goods to go with his thumping serve
Dustin Brown: Who is the tennis player who knocked Rafael Nadal out of Wimbeldon 2015?

Dustin Brown

Who is the German player that knocked Nadal out of Wimbeldon 2015?
Ashes 2015: Damien Martyn - 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

Damien Martyn: 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

Australian veteran of that Ashes series, believes the hosts' may become unstoppable if they win the first Test