Robin Scott-Elliot

Robin Scott-Elliot is a Sports News Correspondent for The Independent.

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Liverpool celebrate with the Super League trophy last season

Can Manchester City now gatecrash women's football?

Phase two of Etihad revolution starts on Thursday in Super League against champions Liverpool

Dave Brailsford with Shane Sutton during the Olympics

Cycling: Brailsford’s exit ‘will not be a Fergie moment’ England’s insist British team

Ian Drake, British Cycling’s chief executive, insists Sir Dave Brailsford’s departure as performance director will not prove a “Fergie” moment for Britain’s most successful sporting institution of the last decade.

Some Norwich City fans believe that the dismissal of Chris Hughton was a necessary act to give the club a chance of avoiding relegation

Robin Scott-Elliot: We may love it when we’re winning but all good things come to an end

Winning lots of gold at London 2012 went down well but was a happy one-off

Nigel Clough has turned Sheffield United around since taking over in October

Hull v Sheffield United: Nigel Clough’s collective spirit sharpens Blades for FA Cup clash

The past will never let go of Nigel Clough. His name sees to that. The past does not care much for Sheffield United’s visits to Wembley either. Between them the Cloughs and the Blades cannot find much comfort in history for the stiff task that lies ahead against Hull City.

Sir Dave Brailsford was not present at the Track World Championships

Sir Dave Brailsford: British Cycling performance director credited with successes at 2008 and 2012 Olympics steps down to focus on Team Sky

Brailsford has overseen Great Britain's most successful ever period in cycling but will now focus on his Team Sky and Tour de France commitments

Australian coach Shane Sutton gives Laura Trott some words of advice

Shane Sutton interview: 'British Cycling has gone stale...' says coach

The coach tells Robin Scott-Elliot that he needs to redefine his role within GB set-up after poor recent run

Ian Thorpe had Rio 2016 in his sights

Ian Thorpe: Swimming career of Australia’s ‘Thorpedo’ sunk by hospital bug

Five-time Olympic champion ‘will not swim again’

A year ago there were five black managers in the top five divisions. After Chris Hughton’s sacking there are none

Comment: Chris Hughton sacking by Norwich leaves English football looking 'hideously white'

As of this week there is not a single black manager in the top five tiers of English football

99 not out: Will Essex stars (from left) James Foster, Monty Panesar, David Masters, Reece Topley, Tymal Mills and Tim Phillips be the cream that rises to the top?

County Championship: Who’ll be cream of the crop?

First Division: Lancashire and Yorkshire are two of three strong contenders for glory as the championship starts

Day In a Page

How I brokered a peace deal with Robert Mugabe: Roy Agyemang reveals the delicate diplomacy needed to get Zimbabwe’s President to sit down with the BBC

How I brokered a peace deal with Robert Mugabe

Roy Agyemang reveals the delicate diplomacy needed to get Zimbabwe’s President to sit down with the BBC
Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy attacked as 'sinful'

British Muslims's Happy video attacked as 'sinful'

The four-minute clip by Honesty Policy has had more than 300,000 hits on YouTube
Church of England-raised Michael Williams describes the unexpected joys in learning about his family's Jewish faith

Michael Williams: Do as I do, not as I pray

Church of England-raised Williams describes the unexpected joys in learning about his family's Jewish faith
A History of the First World War in 100 moments: A visit to the Front Line by the Prime Minister's wife

A History of the First World War in 100 moments

A visit to the Front Line by the Prime Minister's wife
Comedian Jenny Collier: 'Sexism I experienced on stand-up circuit should be extinct'

Jenny Collier: 'Sexism on stand-up circuit should be extinct'

The comedian's appearance at a show on the eve of International Women's Day was cancelled because they had "too many women" on the bill
Cannes Film Festival: Ken Loach and Mike Leigh to fight it out for the Palme d'Or

Cannes Film Festival

Ken Loach and Mike Leigh to fight it out for the Palme d'Or
The concept album makes surprise top ten return with neolithic opus from Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson

The concept album makes surprise top ten return

Neolithic opus from Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson is unexpected success
Lichen is the surprise new ingredient on fine-dining menus, thanks to our love of Scandinavian and Indian cuisines

Lichen is surprise new ingredient on fine-dining menus

Emily Jupp discovers how it can give a unique, smoky flavour to our cooking
10 best baking books

10 best baking books

Planning a spot of baking this bank holiday weekend? From old favourites to new releases, here’s ten cookbooks for you
Jury still out on Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini

Jury still out on Pellegrini

Draw with Sunderland raises questions over Manchester City manager's ability to motivate and unify his players
Ben Stokes: 'Punching lockers isn't way forward'

Ben Stokes: 'Punching lockers isn't way forward'

The all-rounder has been hailed as future star after Ashes debut but incident in Caribbean added to doubts about discipline. Jon Culley meets a man looking to control his emotions
Mark Johnston: First £1 million jackpot spurs him on

Mark Johnston: First £1 million jackpot spurs him on

The most prize money ever at an All-Weather race day is up for grabs at Lingfield on Friday, and the record-breaking trainer tells Jon Freeman how times have changed
Ricky Gervais: 'People are waiting for me to fail. If you think it's awful, then just don't watch it'

Ricky Gervais: 'People are waiting for me to fail'

As the second series of his divisive sitcom 'Derek' hits screens, the comedian tells James Rampton why he'll never bow to the critics who habitually circle his work
Mad Men series 7, TV review: The suits are still sharp, but Don Draper has lost his edge

Mad Men returns for a final fling

The suits are still sharp, but Don Draper has lost his edge
Google finds a lift into space will never get off the ground as there is no material strong enough for a cable from Earth into orbit

Google finds a lift into space will never get off the ground

Technology giant’s scientists say there is no material strong enough for a cable from Earth into orbit