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

Recruitment Genius: Senior Digital Marketing Consultant

£28000 - £45000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Senior Digital Marketing Cons...

Recruitment Genius: Assistant Stores Keeper

£16640 - £18500 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An Assistant Stores Keeper is r...

Recruitment Genius: Claims Administrator

£16000 - £18500 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an excellent opportunit...

Recruitment Genius: Software Developer - C# / ASP.NET / SQL

£17000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Developer required to join a bu...

The Sport Matrix: Wednesday 26 June 2013

Robson’s brilliant victory spares Britons’ blushes

Laura Robson beat 10th seed Maria Kirilenko, below, 6-3, 6-4 in her first-round match yesterday, saving the home contingent from equalling their worst performance at Wimbledon.

Robson joined Andy Murray, her mixed doubles partner at last summer’s Games, as the only Britons to reach the second round of singles competition.

“I’ve never actually done overly well here,” she said. “It was good that I managed to tough it out after I got nervous in the second set.” MORE

England fall short against Kiwis

New Zealand beat England by five runs in the first T20 international at The Oval last night. The Kiwis batted first and made  201-4, Brendon McCullum top-scoring with 68. Luke Wright scored a valiant 52 in England's run chase, but they fell short, reaching 196-5. MORE

Trescothick: axing of Compton ‘harsh’

The Somerset captain, Marcus Trescothick, believes that England’s decision to drop county team-mate Nick Compton ahead of the Ashes is “harsh”. Instead, Joe Root is set to open with Alastair Cook in England’s warm-up against Essex. MORE

Clarke fit to lead the Australians

Australia’s vice-captain Brad Haddin welcomed captain Michael Clarke’s return to fitness, calling it “great news” ahead of the team’s opening warm-up game against Somerset starting today. MORE

City agree to sell Tevez to Juventus

Manchester City agreed the sale of Carlos Tevez to Juventus for £10m last night – a third of the fee they paid for him – and with the player nearing agreement on personal terms, the club are likely to save £200,000 a week on wages. Tevez will join on a three-year deal. MORE

Corbisiero and Roberts are doubts

Lions head coach Warren Gatland is resigned to being without prop Alex Corbisiero and centre Jamie Roberts for Saturday’s second Test against Australia. Corbisiero is “struggling a little bit” to overcome a calf injury picked up in the first Test.

Murray motivated by Beijing defeat

Andy Murray will seek to avenge his defeat to Lu Yen-hsun in the first round of the Beijing Games in 2008 when the pair meet in the second round at Wimbledon on Court One today. “I learnt a lot from that match,” said Murray ahead of his tie against the world No 75.

Ancelotti named Real Madrid boss

Carlo Ancelotti was yesterday named Real Madrid’s new manager, with Laurent Blanc taking over from him as Paris Saint-Germain’s coach. Ancelotti signed a three-year deal at Real, replacing Jose Mourinho, who rejoined Chelsea as manager.

Interview: Alberto Contador

In an exclusive interview, the Spaniard tells Alasdair Fotheringham why he is the rider who can upset the odds and puncture the hopes of Team Sky’s Chris Froome in the Tour de France. MORE

Djokovic and Williams progress

World No 1 Novak Djokovic eased through to the second round with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 victory over Florian Mayer yesterday. Serena Williams, meanwhile, began the defence of her women’s singles crown with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Mandy Minella of Luxembourg. MORE

Ashley willing to sell Newcastle

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is willing to sell the club but only if he recoups the money he has spent since his takeover – £267m. A combined supporters group meeting has called on him to quit because of all his unpopular decisions. MORE

Latest stories from i100
Career Services

Day In a Page

Fishing for votes with Nigel Farage: The Ukip leader shows how he can work an audience as he casts his line to the disaffected of Grimsby

Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
Welcome to the world of Megagames

Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Russell Brand's interview with Ed Miliband has got everyone talking about The Trews

Everyone is talking about The Trews

Russell Brand's 'true news' videos attract millions of viewers. But today's 'Milibrand' interview introduced his resolutely amateurish style to a whole new crowd
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living