Robin Scott-Elliot

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

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Sam Robson has been in impressive form since a wobbly start to the season

Who has put their hand up to play in the one-day international against Scotland?

With the county cricket season in full swing, Robin Scott-Elliot assesses the form of those hoping to break into England’s first squad of the summer

Liverpool celebrate with the Super League trophy last season

Can Manchester City now gatecrash women's football?

Phase two of Etihad revolution starts on Thursday in Super League against champions Liverpool

Dave Brailsford with Shane Sutton during the Olympics

Cycling: Brailsford’s exit ‘will not be a Fergie moment’ England’s insist British team

Ian Drake, British Cycling’s chief executive, insists Sir Dave Brailsford’s departure as performance director will not prove a “Fergie” moment for Britain’s most successful sporting institution of the last decade.

Some Norwich City fans believe that the dismissal of Chris Hughton was a necessary act to give the club a chance of avoiding relegation

Robin Scott-Elliot: We may love it when we’re winning but all good things come to an end

Winning lots of gold at London 2012 went down well but was a happy one-off

Nigel Clough has turned Sheffield United around since taking over in October

Hull v Sheffield United: Nigel Clough’s collective spirit sharpens Blades for FA Cup clash

The past will never let go of Nigel Clough. His name sees to that. The past does not care much for Sheffield United’s visits to Wembley either. Between them the Cloughs and the Blades cannot find much comfort in history for the stiff task that lies ahead against Hull City.

Sir Dave Brailsford was not present at the Track World Championships

Sir Dave Brailsford: British Cycling performance director credited with successes at 2008 and 2012 Olympics steps down to focus on Team Sky

Brailsford has overseen Great Britain's most successful ever period in cycling but will now focus on his Team Sky and Tour de France commitments

Australian coach Shane Sutton gives Laura Trott some words of advice

Shane Sutton interview: 'British Cycling has gone stale...' says coach

The coach tells Robin Scott-Elliot that he needs to redefine his role within GB set-up after poor recent run

Ian Thorpe had Rio 2016 in his sights

Ian Thorpe: Swimming career of Australia’s ‘Thorpedo’ sunk by hospital bug

Five-time Olympic champion ‘will not swim again’

A year ago there were five black managers in the top five divisions. After Chris Hughton’s sacking there are none

Comment: Chris Hughton sacking by Norwich leaves English football looking 'hideously white'

As of this week there is not a single black manager in the top five tiers of English football

99 not out: Will Essex stars (from left) James Foster, Monty Panesar, David Masters, Reece Topley, Tymal Mills and Tim Phillips be the cream that rises to the top?

County Championship: Who’ll be cream of the crop?

First Division: Lancashire and Yorkshire are two of three strong contenders for glory as the championship starts

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