Simon Rice

Simon Rice is Online Sports Editor for The Independent

i Newspaper
 
TheIPaper
The Independent around the web

Steward 'saves' referee from furious fan in Mexico

The supporter had entered the field of play to remonstrate with the official, only for the steward to intervene before it was too late

Memphis Depay

Memphis Depay reveals he was 'close' to PSG deal but Louis van Gaal swayed him to join Manchester United

Netherlands international will move to Old Trafford this summer in a £25m deal

Andy Murray beat Rafael Nadal in straight sets to win the Madrid Open

'Marriage works': Andy Murray identifies what's behind his change of fortunes on clay after winning Madrid Masters

The Scot beat Rafael Nadal to claim his second clay title of the year

Michael Timlin
Louis van Gaal

Manchester United qualify for Champions League... but finishing fourth and not third isn't ideal

Liverpool's result means Manchester United are certain of a top four finish

Ajax players walk on to pitch with their mums to celebrate Mother's Day

Dutch team make gesture ahead of Eredivisie match

Yaya Toure replaces Fernandinho and a place flies over the Etihad

Yaya Toure birthday: Planes and songs as no-one forgets Manchester City midfielder's big day

Ivorian has Happy Birthday sung to him by supporters

Jermain Beckford

Jermain Beckford goal: 50-yard screamer beats emergency-loan goalkeeper making his debut

Preston advance to the League One play-off final with 4-0 aggregate victory over Chesterfield

Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson and United's Wayne Rooney

Manchester United can qualify for the Champions League today, depending on Liverpool's result against Chelsea

A top-four position could soon be certain for the Red Devils

Joey Barton

What QPR must do to save themselves from Premier League relegation

Chris Ramsey's side in action against Manchester City today

Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Day In a Page

Isis in Syria: Influential tribal leaders hold secret talks with Western powers and Gulf states over possibility of mobilising against militants

Tribal gathering

Influential clans in Syria have held secret talks with Western powers and Gulf states over the possibility of mobilising against Isis. But they are determined not to be pitted against each other
Gaza, a year on from Operation Protective Edge: A growing population and a compromised and depleted aquifer leaves water in scarce supply for Palestinians

Gaza, a year on from Operation Protective Edge

A growing population and a compromised and depleted aquifer leaves water in scarce supply for Palestinians
Dozens of politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen linked to Indian bribery scandal die mysteriously

Illnesses, car crashes and suicides

Dozens of politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen linked to Indian bribery scandal die mysteriously
Srebrenica 20 years after the genocide: Why the survivors need closure

Bosnia's genocide, 20 years on

No-one is admitting where the bodies are buried - literally and metaphorically
How Comic-Con can make or break a movie: From Batman vs Superman to Star Wars: Episode VII

Power of the geek Gods

Each year at Comic-Con in San Diego, Hollywood bosses nervously present blockbusters to the hallowed crowd. It can make or break a movie
What do strawberries and cream have to do with tennis?

Perfect match

What do strawberries and cream have to do with tennis?
10 best trays

Get carried away with 10 best trays

Serve with ceremony on a tray chic carrier
Wimbledon 2015: Team Murray firing on all cylinders for SW19 title assault

Team Murray firing on all cylinders for title assault

Coaches Amélie Mauresmo and Jonas Bjorkman aiming to make Scot Wimbledon champion again
Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - Vasek Pospisil must ignore tiredness and tell himself: I'm in the quarter-final, baby!

Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon Files

Vasek Pospisil must ignore tiredness and tell himself: I'm in the quarter-final, baby!
Ashes 2015: Angus Fraser's top 10 moments from previous series'

Angus Fraser's top 10 Ashes moments

He played in five series against Australia and covered more as a newspaper correspondent. From Waugh to Warne and Hick to Headley, here are his highlights
Greece debt crisis: EU 'family' needs to forgive rather than punish an impoverished state

EU 'family' needs to forgive rather than punish an impoverished state

An outbreak of malaria in Greece four years ago helps us understand the crisis, says Robert Fisk
Gaza, a year on from Operation Protective Edge: The traumatised kibbutz on Israel's front line, still recovering from last summer's war with Hamas

Gaza, a year on from Operation Protective Edge

The traumatised kibbutz on Israel's front line, still recovering from last summer's war with Hamas
How to survive electrical storms: What are the chances of being hit by lightning?

Heavy weather

What are the chances of being hit by lightning?
World Bodypainting Festival 2015: Bizarre and brilliant photos celebrate 'the body as art'

World Bodypainting Festival 2015

Bizarre and brilliant photos celebrate 'the body as art'
alt-j: A private jet, a Mercury Prize and Latitude headliners

Don't call us nerds

Craig Mclean meets alt-j - the math-folk act who are flying high