Today's letter from the Editor
Today's Matrices
iJobs Job Widget
iJobs General

Account Executive/Sales Consultant – Permanent – Hertfordshire - £16-£20k

£16500 - £20000 Per Annum: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: We are currently r...

KS2 PPA Teacher needed (Mat Cover)- Worthing!

£100 - £125 per day: Randstad Education Crawley: KS2 PPA Teacher currently nee...

IT Systems Manager

£40000 - £45000 per annum + pension, healthcare,25 days: Ashdown Group: An est...

IT Application Support Engineer - Immediate Start

£28000 per annum: Ashdown Group: IT Software Application Support Analyst - Imm...

The Sport Matrix: Friday 23 August 2013

Lehmann fined for radio rant as Smith celebrates century

Darren Lehmann, the Australia coach, has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee by the International Cricket Council following his outburst at England bowler Stuart Broad for failing to walk in the first Test. Lehmann, right, admitted a charge of publicly criticising and making inappropriate comments about Broad, including accusing him of cheating and urging the Australian public to harass him at every turn when England arrive Down Under this winter. On the field at The Kia Oval yesterday, Steve Smith struck an unbeaten 138 – his first Test century – as Australia continued their dominance in the final Test.

Australia declared on 492-9 and England were 32-0 at the close of a rain-affected second day. England bowling coach, David Saker tried to defend England’s bowling line-up, which included debutants Chris Woakes and Simon Kerrigan, unused yesterday.

“Two days into a five day game its harsh to say we haven’t got it right,” said Saker. “If Simon Kerrigan bowls us to victory on day five it will be a feel-good story.” MORE

‘Time for business’ warns Murray

Andy Murray cannot wait to begin the defence of his US Open title next week. The 26-year-old Britain will play Michael Llodra in the first round and the Scot said: “I’ve enjoyed my tennis the last few weeks, but now it’s time for business. This is a huge tournament for me.” MORE

Injured Sharapova ends on sour note

Maria Sharapova has been forced to pull out of next week’s US Open because of a shoulder injury. The world No 3 had been planning a temporary change of name to publicise her Sugarpova confectionery business during the tournament. MORE

Spurs outclass Dinamo Tbilisi

Tottenham beat Dinamo Tbilisi 5-0 in the first leg of their Europa League qualifying play-off tie. Roberto Soldado scored twice and Andros Townsend, Paulinho and Danny Rose were also on target. Spurs were last night still confident of signing forward Willian. MORE

Swansea enjoy easy victory

Swansea defeated Petrolul Ploiesti 5-1 in the first leg of their Europa League qualifying play-off tie. Wayne Routledge impressed with two goals, while Michu and Alejandro Pozuelo also scored and Petrolul Ploiesti’s Peterson Pecanha put the ball into his own net. MORE

Raikkonen ducks Red Bull questions

Kimi Raikkonen, the 2007 world champion, yesterday ducked the routine press conference ahead of this weekend’s Belgium Grand Prix. It meant the Lotus driver evaded questions about his future after speculation of a possible move to Red Bull. MORE

Southgate named England U-21 coach

Gareth Southgate has been appointed by the FA to succeed Stuart Pearce as England Under-21s coach.He saw off competition from Steve McClaren and Michael Appleton to land the role and has been given a three-year contract. MORE

Anelka allowed to miss Everton game

West Bromwich striker Nicolas Anelka has been given permission to miss tomorrow’s game at Everton on “compassionate grounds”. The withdrawal was due to the death of his long-time agent Eric Manasse. MORE

Evans laughs off Jose ‘mind games’

Manchester United’s Jonny Evans has dismissed Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho’s claim that Sir Alex Ferguson’s final Premier League winning team lacked style. “It’s just mind games,” said Evans ahead of the clubs’ game on Monday. MORE

Robshaw signs new Quins contract

Chris Robshaw has signed a contract extension at Harlequins which will keep him at the club until the end of the 2015-16 season. He will also continue as Quins captain for the forthcoming season. MORE

Sam Wallace

Gareth Southgate’s appointment as England’s new U-21 manager at least demonstrates a faith in English coaches, considering only five Premier League clubs have English managers. MORE

Career Services

Day In a Page

Syria air strikes: ‘Peace President’ Obama had to take stronger action against Isis after beheadings

Robert Fisk on Syria air strikes

‘Peace President’ Obama had to take stronger action against Isis after beheadings
Will Lindsay Lohan's West End debut be a turnaround moment for her career?

Lindsay Lohan's West End debut

Will this be a turnaround moment for her career?
'The Crocodile Under the Bed': Judith Kerr's follow-up to 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea'

The follow-up to 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea'

Judith Kerr on what inspired her latest animal intruder - 'The Crocodile Under the Bed' - which has taken 46 years to get into print
BBC Television Centre: A nostalgic wander through the sets, studios and ghosts of programmes past

BBC Television Centre

A nostalgic wander through the sets, studios and ghosts of programmes past
Lonesome George: Custody battle in Galapagos over tortoise remains

My George!

Custody battle in Galapagos over tortoise remains
10 best rucksacks for backpackers

Pack up your troubles: 10 best rucksacks for backpackers

Off on an intrepid trip? Experts from student trip specialists Real Gap and Quest Overseas recommend luggage for travellers on the move
Secret politics of the weekly shop

The politics of the weekly shop

New app reveals political leanings of food companies
Beam me up, Scottie!

Beam me up, Scottie!

Celebrity Trekkies from Alex Salmond to Barack Obama
Beware Wet Paint: The ICA's latest ambitious exhibition

Beware Wet Paint

The ICA's latest ambitious exhibition
Pink Floyd have produced some of rock's greatest ever album covers

Pink Floyd have produced some of rock's greatest ever album covers

Can 'The Endless River' carry on the tradition?
Sanctuary for the suicidal

Sanctuary for the suicidal

One mother's story of how London charity Maytree helped her son with his depression
A roller-coaster tale from the 'voice of a generation'

Not That Kind of Girl:

A roller-coaster tale from 'voice of a generation' Lena Dunham
London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice. In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence

London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice

In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence
Vivienne Westwood 'didn’t want' relationship with Malcolm McLaren

Vivienne Westwood 'didn’t want' relationship with McLaren

Designer 'felt pressured' into going out with Sex Pistols manager
Jourdan Dunn: Model mother

Model mother

Jordan Dunn became one of the best-paid models in the world