Robin Scott-Elliot

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

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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

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce

Sam Allardyce keeps job but told to provide ‘more entertainment’ at West Ham

Fans resorted to booing Allardyce even when they won due to their disliking of his defensive tactics

Kick It Out co-founder Lord Ouseley
Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain riding for Team Sky defends his yellow jersey during stage five of the 2014 Amgen Tour of California

Sir Bradley Wiggins shows signs of a revival in Tour of California

As Sir Bradley Wiggins shows signs of revival in the California sun, could he bury old resentments and help Chris Froome in the Tour?

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Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
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What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
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Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
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Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
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Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
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Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
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Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
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Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
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The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
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Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
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Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
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Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

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The man who hunts giants

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