Robin Scott-Elliot

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

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Commonwealth Games 2014: Katarina Johnson-Thompson will not take part in Glasgow

The heptathlete has a foot injury, leaving her 'absolutely devastated'

Wimbledon 2014: End may be in sight but the old guard refuse to go down without a fight

Tennis truly has its golden generation right now

Judy Murray had the perfect alibi when she was asked if she could explain Andy’s supposed outburst during his defeat by Grigor Dimitrov

Wimbledon Diary: Wind of change turns storm force as Alicia follows sister Hurricane

A quarter-final place in the girls’ singles was secured by Tornado Black, sister of Hurricane. Great things are forecast for both, although Michael Fish doesn’t think either will cause any trouble. The names were carefully chosen by their mother, who comes armed with a marketing degree, to attract attention (it’s working) – Black was originally Alicia but the Tornado was added when she first showed promised at tennis and mother made sure it stuck. Hurricane was always Hurricane.

Maia Lumsden is through to the third round of the girls’ singles

Wimbledon Diary: Judy Murray has other irons in the fire this year

Silver linings for Judy Murray: Jamie is still going in the mixed doubles and Maia Lumsden, her next Scottish big thing, is alive and kicking in the juniors. Murray Snr partnered the Australian Casey Dellacqua into the third round of the mixed doubles while Lumsden, the 16-year-old Glaswegian wild card who trains in Spain as a young Andy Murray once did, is through to the third round of the girls’ singles.

Canada's Eugenie Bouchard celebrates winning her women's singles quarter-final match against Germany's Angelique Kerber

Wimbledon 2014: Eugenie Bouchard marches on with victory over Angelique Kerber

Kerber had less time to recover after playing Maria Sharapova yesterday

The BBC apologised for Feliciano Lopez's sweary outburst

Wimbledon Diary: Judy Murray’s Deliciano serves up a volley of spicy language

He is Deliciano to Judy Murray and today Feliciano Lopez produced some tasty language during a dispute over a line call during his fourth-round defeat by Stan Wawrinka on No 2 Court. His industrial language was picked up by a BBC microphone and it was not long before the Beeb, so loath to give offence in these parts after last year’s Inverdalegate, was apolo-gising to one and all. Which surely makes it only a matter of time before we are given an apology for the contin-ued employment of Robbie Savage by BBC Sport.

John Peers of Australia (l) and Jamie Murray of Great Britain (r) during their Gentlemen's Doubles third round defeat

Wimbledon 2014: Jamie Murray unable to last as long as Andy

Bid for Wimbledon doubles crown ended by Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares

Beryl Burton in 1986, when she won her last national championship – at the age of 49

Tour de France 2014: Yorkshire arrival puts ‘unknown’ cycling legend Beryl Burton up in lights at last

Beryl, a play written by Maxine Peake, opened last night at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds as part of a series of events connected to the Tour de France’s visit

Cash condemned the All England Club over their all-white policy, saying it “has absolutely gone ridiculous”

Wimbledon Diary: ‘Creepy’ officials under attack for checking on women’s underwear

Is it wrong to ask to look at a woman’s underwear? Pat Cash thinks so and so, unsurprisingly, do female players at Wimbledon. Cash opened fire on the All England Club over their all-white policy, which has been reinforced for this year. The former champion said the policy “has absolutely gone ridiculous” and claimed that some players had been told to “change their bras and tops because they had slight colour on them” while another had to change blue underwear because it showed through when they got “sweaty”.

Bradley Wiggins wins silver at the 2002 Games in Manchester

Sir Bradley Wiggins will pursue Commonwealth gold instead of Tour de France yellow

Team Sky's Sir Dave Brailsford said it was 'a very, very tough decision' to leave him out of the Tour team

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