Robin Scott-Elliot

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

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Jos Buttler of England on his way to a century during the 4th ODI match between England and Sri Lanka at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka report: England fall short at Lord's despite heroic blast from Jos Buttler

Quickfire century from keeper is not enough to overhaul Sri Lanka’s formidable total of 300

Luis Fernandes, Brazilian Deputy Sports Minister

World Cup 2014: Bullish Brazil insist there is 'no panic' and they will be ready for kick-off

Government minister in charge of tournament claims he is ‘confident, excited and proud’ about delivering fantastic event

Mauricio Pochettino has signed a five-year-deal at Spurs

Mauricio Pochettino joins Tottenham: Manager lands role on back of developing Southampton team

After 18 months on the south coast, the Argentinean has been handed a five-year deal at White Hart Lane

Mauricio Pochettino will bring a level-headed and hard-working approach to White Hart Lane

Mauricio Pochettino profile: Son of farm labourer will take hard-working ethos from Southampton to Tottenham

Tottenham’s fifth manager in seven years will put the players through their paces

George Groves trains at Westfield Shopping Centre in London

Carl Froch v George Groves: 'Before a fight I am more like a serial killer', says Groves before Wembley bout

Groves tells Robin Scott-Elliot how his solo battle for a rematch against Carl Froch at Wembley will help him in the ring – and he has more than revenge on his mind

Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster is the only member of the England squad who plays ‘abroad’

English footballers all too rarely venture abroad but the national team as well as the players would benefit from wider horizons

Only once has an England World Cup squad contained more than two foreign-based players – in 1990

Harry Gurney accepts the plaudits of his teammates after making Kumar Sangakkara play on

Chris Jordan and Gary Ballance lift the gloom over England

England 247-6 Sri Lanka 144 (Eng win by 81 runs (D/L method))
Monday’s test event at the Arena de Sao Paulo did not use the temporary seats – so another one is required on 1 June

World Cup 2014: Fears grow over Sao Paulo stadium being ready in time for opening match of the tournament

The readiness of the Sao Paulo stadium to host the opening match of the World Cup has been called into further doubt after Fifa announced it was delaying the final test event. It will now not take place until a week on Sunday – just 11 days before Brazil are scheduled to begin the tournament against Croatia.

Jessica Ennis-Hill has spoken to athletes such as Shelley Rudman for advice on returning from pregnancy

Jessica Ennis-Hill: Heptathlete could switch to 100m hurdles

Olympic star targets Beijing comeback next year after having her baby but has Plan B for Rio
Hibernian manager Terry Butcher (second from right) feels the pain of a home defeat to Kilmarnock in the last game of the regular season

Capital loss as Hibernian battle to avoid drop

If Terry Butcher’s side lose to Hamilton there will be no Edinburgh club in the Scottish top flight for the first time, writes Robin Scott-Elliot

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War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003
Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor
Alexander McQueen: The catwalk was a stage for the designer's astonishing and troubling vision

Alexander McQueen's astonishing vision

Ahead of a major retrospective, Alexander Fury talks to the collaborators who helped create the late designer's notorious spectacle
New BBC series savours half a century of food in Britain, from Vesta curries to nouvelle cuisine

Dinner through the decades

A new BBC series challenged Brandon Robshaw and his family to eat their way from the 1950s to the 1990s
Philippa Perry interview: The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course

Philippa Perry interview

The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef recreates the exoticism of the Indonesian stir-fry

Bill Granger's Indonesian stir-fry recipes

Our chef was inspired by the south-east Asian cuisine he encountered as a teenager
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Harry Kane was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope

Harry Kane interview

The striker was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope
The Last Word: For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?

Michael Calvin's Last Word

For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?
HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?