Matt Butler

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

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The chairman of selectors, John Inverarity, said Australia were in a period of transition

Matt Butler: Monthly special shines a new light on the Greene corn

View From The Sofa: Greene Light, Eurosport
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

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

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

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Save the tiger: The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

With only six per cent of the US population of these amazing big cats held in zoos, the Zanesville incident in 2011 was inevitable
Once stilted and melodramatic, Hollywood is giving acting in video games a makeover

Acting in video games gets a makeover

David Crookes meets two of the genre's most popular voices
Could our smartphones soon be diagnosing diseases via Health Kit and Google Fit?

Could smartphones soon be diagnosing diseases?

Health Kit and Google Fit have been described as "the beginning of a health revolution"
10 best over-ear headphones

Aural pleasure: 10 best over-ear headphones

Listen to your favourite tracks with this selection, offering everything from lambskin earmuffs to stainless steel
Save the tiger: The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The big cats kept in captivity to perform for paying audiences and then, when dead, their bodies used to fortify wine
A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery all included in top 50 hidden spots in the UK

A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery

Introducing the top 50 hidden spots in Britain
Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

How a disease that has claimed fewer than 2,000 victims in its history has earned a place in the darkest corner of the public's imagination
Chris Pratt: From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

He was homeless in Hawaii when he got his big break. Now the comic actor Chris Pratt is Hollywood's new favourite action star
How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

Broadcasting plays and exhibitions to cinemas is a sure-fire box office smash
Shipping container hotels: Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Spending the night in a shipping container doesn't sound appealing, but these mobile crash pads are popping up at the summer's biggest events
Native American headdresses are not fashion accessories

Feather dust-up

A Canadian festival has banned Native American headwear. Haven't we been here before?
Boris Johnson's war on diesel

Boris Johnson's war on diesel

11m cars here run on diesel. It's seen as a greener alternative to unleaded petrol. So why is London's mayor on a crusade against the black pump?
5 best waterproof cameras

Splash and flash: 5 best waterproof cameras

Don't let water stop you taking snaps with one of these machines that will take you from the sand to meters deep
Louis van Gaal interview: Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era

Louis van Gaal interview

Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era
Will Gore: The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series

Will Gore: Outside Edge

The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series