Matt Butler

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

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Matt Butler: Beeb snubs medallists and rides equality out of town

View From the Sofa: There was not a single woman among the riders

Presenter Jake Humphrey in BT Sport’s East London studio

Matt Butler: Where will Sky Sports stop in its bid to eclipse BT Sport?

View From the Sofa: Jim White takes to the airwaves in pointless effort to help broadcaster visit all 92 league clubs in a day while brash new competitor plays it safe back in studio

Katherine Grainger

Matt Butler: So, what now...? The downside of Olympic achievement

Inspire: The Olympic Journey BBC One

James Anderson during England practice on Wednesday

Ashes 2013: Former pace bowler Bob Willis happy to be overtaken by James Anderson ‘the magician’

James Anderson’s 10 wickets in the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge showed he is England’s “magician”, according to the former pace bowler Bob Willis. His spellbinding deliveries could oust Willis from the No 2 spot in the list of England’s top Test wicket-takers at Lord’s over the next five days.

Glenn McGrath is a worthy addition

Matt Butler: Who needs Sky gimmicks when Blofeld’s on the bus?

View From The Sofa: Test Match Special BBC 5 Live Sports Extra

Gavin Henson (l) is floored by Bath teammate Carl Fearns (r)

Matt Butler: Yet another early Bath for Gavin Henson, the floored talent

Henson only signed last month – his fifth club in two years – and already the club are investigating an 'incident' on Wednesday night

BBC F1 presenter Suzi Perry, left, talks with former F1 driver David Coulthard, right, in the paddock

Matt Butler: Glorious, fantastic, amazing – and the race hasn't begun yet

View From The Sofa: British Grand Prix, BBC 1

Michael Dunlop in action at the Gooseneck during Practice of the Isle of Man TT

Matt Butler: Fetch me my cords, the TT bikers have taken the island

View From The Sofa: Isle of Man TT, ITV4

Annabel Croft

Matt Butler: Look out, Wimbledon, Mats Wilander's about to ride into town

View From The Sofa: Game Set and Mats, British Eurosport

Gary Lineker

Matt Butler: Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker should say what he thinks more often

View From the Sofa: The BBC presenter accused England of going back to the 'dark ages' following their performance against Republic of Ireland

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