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Series draw may have saved Lions says legend McBride

Willie John McBride believes the British and Irish Lions may have been saved from extinction by the performance of this year’s side in New Zealand.

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Blane Dodds, CEO of Scottish Golf. Picture: Craig Watson

Blane Dodds:‘Time is now to make change for the better’

Blane Dodds is “confident” golf club members in Scotland will cough up an estimated additional £10 in their subscription fee from next years onwards as part of a plan to give the sport a £4 million boost.

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Edinburgh Head Coach Richard Cockerill
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Richard Cockerill taking positives out of Edinburgh defeat

Richard Cockerill has been forthright since he arrived in the Scottish capital that he was well aware of the size of the task facing him and, so far, the Edinburgh job is not 
disappointing on that score.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond said the Scottish Government should be 'cautious about increasing the pressure on household incomes through taxation'. Picture: PA

Philip Hammond warns SNP over tax rises

Philip Hammond has stopped short of backing Theresa May to lead the Tories into the next election, insisting he would not be drawn on the “future leadership” of the party.

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Scott Brown goes head-to-head with Pedro Caixinha at half-time. Picture: SNS.

Scott Brown in clear over ‘elbow’ incident in Rangers-Celtic clash

Celtic skipper Scott Brown will face no action over his clash with Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos.

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Blane Dodds, CEO of Scottish Golf. Picture: Craig Watson

Martin Dempster: Dodds deserves chance to reinvigorate club scene

The strange thing about the per capita fee paid by Scottish golfers is that the vast majority don’t even know they are paying it. That’s because it is incorporated in their club membership subscription and, let’s face it, even when it rose above a tenner for the first time in recent years, no-one really noticed. Those who do know about it, frequently ask the same question. “What does Scottish Golf do for me?” And, until the clubs became more of a priority in the past few years rather than sending out teams around the world and arranging national events, the answer to that was “little or nothing”.

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Scotland's Catriona Matthew, the 2019 European Solheim Cup captain. Picture: Getty

Martin Dempster: Triple boost but review still needed

Sport, eh? Only it could see you going from the depths of despair one week to feeling bullish and optimistic the next. The events of the past few days haven’t changed a single thing as far as the review into Scottish golf called for in this column a week ago. In fact, a healthy debate 
created by that merely emphasised a need for it due to opinions being divided about whether the loss of a decade’s worth of talent was caused by promising young players being offered too much support or not enough.

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Mike Russell and John Swinney meet with First Secretary of State Damian Green and David Mundell at Whitehall. Picture: PA

Lawyers in warning over Brexit impact on NHS

Lawyers have warned about the possible impact Brexit could have on the NHS, claiming that leaving the European Union could result in delays in patients getting new medicines and also impact on the supply of radioisotopes used in cancer treatment.

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Dundonald Court in Dundee. Picture: Google

Man shot dead in Dundee in ‘crossbow attack’

A man was shot dead with an arrow in a Dundee street.

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Jim McIntyre was sacked by Ross County yesterday. Picture: Rob Casey/SNS Group

MacGregor confident he has made the right decision over manager

Ross County chairman Roy MacGregor told Jim 
McIntyre he had to make a “judgement call” after 
sacking his manager.

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Leonardo DiCaprio donates tens of thousands to Edinburgh project

HOLLYWOOD actor Leonardo DiCaprio is supporting the expansion of an award-winning Edinburgh Napier University conservation project in Kenya.

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Tommy Fleetwood will not compete at the British Masters. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Tommy Fleetwood will miss British Masters to be at birth of child

Race to Dubai leader Tommy Fleetwood has withdrawn from this week’s British Masters on home soil as he awaits the birth of his first child.

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Justin Thomas with the Fedex Cup. Picture: AP Photo/John Amis

American Justin Thomas is $10m richer as he claims FedEx Cup

Xander Schauffele won the Tour Championship on a dramatic day at East Lake which saw runner-up Justin Thomas named FedEx Cup Champion, landing him a $10million bonus.

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Former Falkirk manager Peter Houston. Picture Michael Gillen

Falkirk’s new head coach must deliver Premiership football asap

Falkirk have set out 
ambitious requirements for their next head coach and insist the new man must deliver the club a “successful and sustainable” Premiership side.

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15m of cabling was taken from a line between Inverkeithing and North Queensferry in Fife. Picture: PA

Theft of signal cabling causes major disruption for Scots train travellers

Train passengers travelling through Fife, Dundee and Perth have been suffering delays and cancellations after thieves stole signalling cables from a railway line.

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Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is now only one goal away from equalling the clubs all-time scoring record. Picture: AFP/Getty.

Sergio Aguero nightmares end for Manchester City’s Kyle Walker

Kyle Walker is relieved he no longer has to deal with the “nightmare” threat of Sergio Aguero in games.

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Damage to the ScotRail train was caused when powerlines between Easterhouse and Coatbridge were vandalised. Picture: PA

ScotRail train ‘extensively damaged’ by vandalised power lines

A “disaster was narrowly avoided” after a train hit deliberately damaged power lines.

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Market trader. Picture: Daniel Leal-Olivas/Getty Images

Monday market close: Mixed session for currencies and top stocks

Sterling made gains against the euro as the continental currency suffered a hangover from the weekend’s German election.

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Family: Janet Christie’s Mum’s the Word

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Scottish Labour leadership candidate Anas Sarwar. Picture: John Devlin

Anas Sarwar proposes Glasgow Guarantee Scotland-wide rollout

Scottish Labour leadership hopeful Anas Sarwar has proposed a scheme to give every school-leaver a job, training or education.

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