Nick Szczepanik

Nick Szczepanik is a freelance sports writer contributing mainly to The Independent.

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Southampton vs Newcastle match report: Graziano Pelle’s double piles pressure on Alan Pardew as Saints run riot

Southampton 4 Newcastle 0: Fans vent their fury at embattled Newcastle manager after  Southampton’s Italian signing makes a striking impression

Irsay has been banned from all football activities

American Football: Ban for Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay clouds start of new NFL campaign

The 55-year-old pleaded guilty this week to driving while intoxicated in March

Alert Fraser Forster keeps Aide Brown Ideye at bay and Roy Hodgson happy

England goalkeeper given his Premier League chance at St. Mary's

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman watches during the friendly match at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool.

How Southampton's summer transfer window turned into an unexpected revolution

The rebuilt Saints head to Liverpool to face two of the players they sold to the Reds, while a third, the injured Adam Lallana, looks on
Ian Holloway celebrates victory over Fulham

Fulham vs Millwall match report: Martyn Woolford gives Fulham that sinking feeling

Fulham 0 Millwall 1 : Fulham yet to record a point in the Championship after second straight defeat

Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs in training

Arsenal vs Manchester City: Rich Arsenal could still lose players to City, warns Kieran Gibbs

Gunners have seen five first team players head to City since 2009 and Gibbs has warned Arsenal the trend could still continue

Rock on Tommy: Smith celebrates scoring Brentford’s late equaliser

Brentford vs Charlton match report: Tommy Smith relieves pain for stung Bees

Newly-promoted Brentford’s late equaliser makes Charlton pay for a series of missed chances

Hove into view: Sami Hyypia’s Brighton were chastened by a commanding Southampton display in a friendly last week

Sami Hyypia brings touch of Roy to Brighton

Former Liverpool defender has high standards to suit an ambitious club

Dejan Lovren latest: Ronald Koeman in battle to keep Liverpool target at Southampton

Croatian defender could become the fourth player to leave St Mary's this summer

Rickie Lambert scores for Southampton against Manchester United
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee