Robin Scott-Elliot

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

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Marianne Vos (left) celebrates after beating Lizzie Armitstead to Olympic gold in London 2012
Wojciech Szczesny would like to play in the FA Cup final

Arsenal season has been a failure, says Wojciech Szczesny

The Gunners should be competing for the Premier League title says keeper

Olivier Giroud celebrates his goal against West Brom

Arsenal 1 West Brom 0 match report: Arsene Wenger consumed by regrets despite Gunners' sunny stroll

French striker Olivier Giroud scored the only goal of the game

Dirty business: Marco Pantani, one of cycling’s most charismatic figures, was widely mourned with many holding others responsible for his death
Matt Prior is expected to don the gloves again next week

Peter Moores confronts early problem of Matt Prior’s fitness

Prior has not kept wicket since being dropped from the Test side in mid-December, and having played in Sussex’s opening Championship game as a batsman only, he has sat out the county’s last two matches to undergo further treatment on his troublesome Achilles.

Graham Gooch working with Alastair Cook during nets at The Oval last year

Graham Gooch dismissed: ‘I used to get his autograph, so to sack him was tough’ says Alastair Cook

Captain explains how difficult it was to part with Gooch, his mentor and a great England servant

Adam Silver has only been in his job since February but already he has taken decisive action on racism

Donald Sterling: Fifa must learn from NBA's tough stance on racism

Adam Silver has only been in his job since February but already he has taken decisive action on racism

Louis van Gaal (right) celebrates a Netherlands goal with striker Robin van Persie last year. The pair could be reunited at Old Trafford

Louis van Gaal: What the great and good have said about the Manchester United target - 'He's always right - you are wrong'

Van Gaal has the conviction and charisma to shake up United. Those who have worked with the Dutchman tell Robin Scott-Elliot of his coaching talents – and a surprising sensitive side

Sam Robson has been in impressive form since a wobbly start to the season

Who has put their hand up to play in the one-day international against Scotland?

With the county cricket season in full swing, Robin Scott-Elliot assesses the form of those hoping to break into England’s first squad of the summer

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

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Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
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People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
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Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
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A memorable year for science – if not for mice

The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
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Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
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Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
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Paul Scholes column

It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves
Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
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Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas