Robin Scott-Elliot is a Sports News Correspondent for The Independent.
01 July 2014 10:38 PM
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.
01 July 2014 07:02 PM
Bid for Wimbledon doubles crown ended by Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares
Tour de France 2014: Yorkshire arrival puts ‘unknown’ cycling legend Beryl Burton up in lights at last
30 June 2014 07:54 PM
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
27 June 2014 10:55 PM
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”.
27 June 2014 08:55 PM
Team Sky's Sir Dave Brailsford said it was 'a very, very tough decision' to leave him out of the Tour team
26 June 2014 10:32 PM
The tennis player and hotelier Andy Murray has added another business string to his bow – movie mogul. Of sorts. Murray has “invested” in the new film about the life of Seve Ballesteros which is released Friday.
26 June 2014 04:21 PM
Chanelle Scheepers swept aside on Court One
25 June 2014 11:35 PM
A good day for Jamie Delgado as he marked his record 23rd consecutive appearance at Wimbledon with one of his best victories, coming from two sets down in company with Gilles Muller of Luxembourg to beat Lu Yen-hsun and Divij Sharan. The 37-year-old Briton first played here as a junior in 1992. Only Virginia Wade (26 years) and Martina Navratilova (24) have been here more years in a row. The two grandes dames of the grass have rather more to show from it. Delgado's best is a boys' semi-final and third round in the doubles.
24 June 2014 11:42 PM
The World Cup is occupying plenty of minds here – Victoria Azarenka described Lionel Messi, her favourite player, as "cute", Andrea Petkovic has a soft spot for Jürgen Klinsmann and Caroline Wozniacki is surprised by Costa Rica's progress – but don't mention it to Robin Haase. The first question for the Dutchman after his match was how much attention he was paying to the football. "Nothing," he replied. "I don't want to talk about soccer." OK. "It's really not important for me right now." End of press conference.
Wimbledon 2014: 'Bina Boom Boom' Sabine Lisicki overcomes initial nerves to progress to second round in effort to prevent plummet down rankings
24 June 2014 04:48 PM
Lisicki took to Centre Court on day two to blast past Julia Glushko in straight sets 6-2 6-1
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
- 1 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 2 Tower Bridge glass walkway 'smashed' by night-time visitor dropping bottle of beer
- 3 Anti-gay hate preacher accidentally tweets 4,000 followers cartoon clip of him 'confessing' to be a 'homosexual sodomite'
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'