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

Recruitment Genius: Account Manager

£20000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This full service social media ...

Recruitment Genius: Data Analyst - Online Marketing

£24000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: We are 'Changemakers in retail'...

Austen Lloyd: Senior Residential Conveyancer

Very Competitive: Austen Lloyd: Senior Conveyancer - South West We are see...

Austen Lloyd: Residential / Commercial Property Solicitor

Excellent Salary: Austen Lloyd: DORSET MARKET TOWN - SENIOR PROPERTY SOLICITOR...

The Sports Matrix: Thursday 25 August 2011

Liverpool on cruise control on coast

Goals from Luis Suarez, Maxi Rodriguez and Andy Carroll helped Liverpool ease to a 3-1 win at Exeter in the second round. Everton, Blackburn and Bolton alsowon through, while Aldershot shocked West Ham 2-1 in a delayed first round tie. MORE

Wigglesworth out to stake his claim

Richard Wigglesworth could be a beneficiary of the injury problems besetting England coach Martin Johnson’s World Cup preparations. The scrum-half has impressed at club level and has another chance to shine against Ireland this weekend. MORE

Jones-Bishop out to turn heads in final

Ben Jones-Bishop is relishing the prospect of a Challenge Cup final after an injury-plagued spell. The Leeds winger fractured his skull against Wigan earlier this year. “Lee Mossop’s head must be harder then mine,” he joked. MORE

Barton closes on Loftus Road move

Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton is close to agreeing a move to promoted Queen’s Park Rangers. The 28-year-old, made available on a free transfer by Newcastle last month, has also interested Tottenham, Everton, Stoke and Sunderland. MORE

Murray: top three will hit form in NYC

Andy Murray says the world’s top players – Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer – will hit form once the US Open starts on Monday. “If all of them lose early, my chances would go up,” he said. “But I’m sure come the start, all of them will be fine.” MORE

English sides to find out opposition

Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United will this afternoon discover their group stage opponents for the Champions League. Arsenal join Chelsea and United in the top pot, while debutants City take their place in Pot 3.

Morgan unworried by homecoming

Eoin Morgan has insisted his captaincy will not be affected by any sledging as he leads England out to play Ireland today. “There will be some banter as there has been in the past,” the Dublin-born player said. “I’m not bothered so much by it now.” MORE

What’s wrong with the Scottish game?

As Hearts travel to Spurs seeking to overturn a five-goal first-leg deficit, Glenn Moore examines the problems facing the game north of the border. MORE

Arsenal come from behind to make group stages

Arsenal put their troubles behind them last night to stage a superb comeback to win 2-1 at Udinese, making the group stages 3-1 on aggregate. Trailing 1-0 at the break to a looping header from Antonio di Natale – which left the aggregate score level at 1-1 – Arsène Wenger’s side improved to turn the match around. Robin van Persie levelled the tie on the night following a fine run from Gervinho on 55 minutes, before Wojciech Szczesny saved a Di Natale penalty. Theo Walcott then burst clear on to a Bacary Sagna pass, outpaced the home defence and slotted home. Wenger has now led his side to the group stages for 14 successive seasons. MORE

Idowu’s sole focus is to strike gold

Phillips Idowu will put his public spat with UK Athletics head coach Charles van Commenee to one side as he focuses on the World Championships. “I should keep my head straight and focus on the competition in hand,” the triple-jumper said. MORE

Latest stories from i100
Career Services

Day In a Page

Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

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
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

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
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

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
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

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
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

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?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

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
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there