Robin Scott-Elliot

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

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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

A biopic about Seve Ballesteros is to recieve backing from Andy Murray

Wimbledon 2014 Diary: Andy Murray gets into the movies by backing new biopic on Seve Ballesteros

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.

Serena Williams takes a shot during her victory over Chanelle Scheepers

Wimbledon 2014: Serena Williams storms into third round

Chanelle Scheepers swept aside on Court One

Benoît Paire was defeated by Lukas Rosol in the singles on Tuesday

Wimbledon Diary: Jamie Delgado digs deep on 23rd appearance in a row at SW19

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.

Wimbledon Diary: A case of never say Netherlands as Robin Haase won't talk about World Cup

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.

Germany's Sabine Lisicki returns against Israel's Julia Glushko during their women's singles first round match on day two of the 2014 Wimbledon

Wimbledon 2014: 'Bina Boom Boom' Sabine Lisicki overcomes initial nerves to progress to second round in effort to prevent plummet down rankings

Lisicki took to Centre Court on day two to blast past Julia Glushko in straight sets 6-2 6-1

Venus Williams stretches for a return in her hard-earned first-round win over Maria-Teresa Torro-Flora

Wimbledon 2014: Venus Williams beats Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor to equal Virginia Wade's 75th win

On Wednesday afternoon Venus Williams will take on Kurumi Nara of Japan in the second round of the women’s singles, a match secured via an opening day victory in three bruising sets against Spain’s hard-hitting Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor. It will be the elder Williams 88th singles outing at Wimbledon, taking her above Virgina Wade and will mean only three women and one man have played more matches here in the open era.

Chile’s Alexis Sanchez steers the ball past Sergio Busquets during the victory over Spain

World Cup 2014: Chile’s stocky ‘rebels’ are not afraid of anyone

Chile manager Jorge Sampaoli oversaw five wins from six during the World Cup qualifying stage

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