Robin Scott-Elliot is a Sports News Correspondent for The Independent.
23 June 2014 07:16 PM
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.
19 June 2014 09:21 PM
Chile manager Jorge Sampaoli oversaw five wins from six during the World Cup qualifying stage
17 June 2014 08:40 PM
“Eins, zwei, drei, vier!” was Der Tagesspiegel’s happy take on Germany’s perfect start to the World Cup. Bild, the country’s best-selling tabloid, was more bullish. “This,” it declared, “is going to be our World Cup.” And if it is going to be the Nationalmannschaft’s World Cup then it is set to be one German player’s tournament in particular. Thomas Müller, added Bild, has the “killer gene”.
16 June 2014 08:28 PM
Belgium open their World Cup campaign against Algeria
World Cup 2014 - view from the sofa: Everyone's so happy to be here – even ITV's Adrian Chiles is smiling
13 June 2014 08:34 PM
Ian Wright is not the only happy man on TV
13 June 2014 07:46 PM
The field was set back, three men stationed deep on the leg side, the ball was banged in short and England’s batsmen tumbled into the trap. One by one they fell.
12 June 2014 09:30 PM
It’s 14 years since Pele’s prediction of a side from the continent lifting the World Cup was supposed to come true
12 June 2014 06:26 PM
Michel Platini, one of football’s most powerful men, chose the opening day of the World Cup to publicly withdraw his support from Fifa president Sepp Blatter, declaring that the sport’s troubled governing body required a “breath of fresh air”.
11 June 2014 07:00 PM
Italy were bottom of their group in 2010, France did not score in 2002 but, writes Robin Scott-Elliot, Vicente Del Bosque’s side are capable of bucking that trend
11 June 2014 01:19 PM
The multiple Olympic gold medallist is not expected to ride in this year's Tour de France
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
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
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Exclusive: UK approved £7m Israeli arms sales in six months before Gaza conflict
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