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Mukhayyam’s game win is double delight for Easterby

Mukhayyam landed the feature Ripon Bell-Ringer Handicap to give Tim Easterby a 74-1 double at the North Yorkshire course.

Horse Racing
Grace Reid and Tom Daley wait to hear that they won silver after their performance in the mixed 3m synchro springboard diving final. Picture: AP Photo/Darko Bandic

Scotland diver Grace Reid wins silver at World Championships

Edinburgh Diving Club’s Grace Reid and Tom Daley won silver in the mixed synchronised three-metres springboard at the World Championships in Budapest.

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Tom Westley of Essex gets his chance at No 3 due to Gary Ballance's broken finger. Picture: PA

Allan Massie: England must get heads down against South Africa

South Africa poor at Lord’s, England very poor at Trent Bridge, and so the series is even as they resume at The Oval next week. Even it may be, but England must be the more worried. South Africa know what is their best 11, and, with Kagiso Rabada back from his absurd suspension, will be able to field it now. England, in contrast, don’t know their best team and on recent evidence have forgotten or, in some cases, never learned how to play Test cricket.

Cricket
Third from the right, Brian Whittle with Roger Black, Du''aine Ladejo and David McKenzie after winning the 4 x 400 metres relay event at the 1994 European Championships in Helsinki

Brian Whittle interview: Running track to debating chamber

Imeet the onetime owner of the most famous lost shoe since Cinderella in Stirling, a city where a castle is available but Brian Whittle has been delayed by traffic en route to a meeting in Dunblane so we end up grabbing coffees in the train station cafe.

Athletics
Stephanie Inglis was left critically injured after a motorcycle accident in Vietnam. Picture: John Devlin

Judo star Stephanie Inglis reveals recovery battle

Scottish Judo star Stephanie Inglis has revealed that she has lost her sense of smell as she continues recovery from a horror motorcycle injury in Vietnam last year.

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Lee McConnell on way to fourth place in the 4 x 400m relay at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004. Pic: Getty Images

Lee McConnell still pained by medals lost to drug cheats

Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill won’t run a metre, put a shot or throw a javelin but is still likely to receive one of the biggest ovations of the week at next month’s IAAF World Championships in London when she belatedly receives the 2011 gold denied to her by a Russian drugs cheat.

Athletics
Corporate Challenge winners 2016, UHI. Picture: Supplied

Businesses get their running shoes on for 10K race

Accountants, drivers, chefs and secretaries across the Highlands and beyond are amongst those pulling on their running shoes to train for the 10K Corporate Challenge at the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running this September.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Scottish athletes walk out on to the track at the opening ceremony. Picture: Getty.

Sammi Kinghorn gives all to add 400m bronze to her 200m gold

Sammi Kinghorn needed to pull out all the stops to secure a medal double at the world para athletics championships last night with bronze in the 400 metres T53 final.

Athletics
Chris Froome talks to French president Emmanuel Macron after extending his lead on stage 17.

Tour de France: Froome extends his lead in yellow jersey

Chris Froome extended his lead in the yellow jersey as former ski jumper Primoz Roglic sailed over the Tour de France’s highest mountain to win stage 17. Roglic went solo six kilometres from the top of the Col du Galibier and crested the summit with a 90-second lead before racing down the 28 kilometre descent to the finish in Serre-Chevalier.

Cycling
Laura Muir is likely to miss the 2018 Games. Picture; John Devlin

Scottish runner Laura Muir ‘likely’ to miss 2018 Commonwealth Games

Runner Laura Muir is set to skip next year’s Commonwealth Games in Australia to focus on her veterinary medicine degree.

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Laura Muir wins the 3,000m at the European Indoor Championships.

Laura Muir full of confidence ahead of historic world bid

In an event which will see the last track appearances of megastars Usain Bolt and Sir Mo Farah, Scotland’s Laura Muir is understandably not quite top of the bill, but she’s not far short of it.

Athletics
England coach Trevor Bayliss will announce his squad later this week

Bayliss prepared for change after ‘shocker’ of Test performances

England coach Trevor Bayliss will consider changes to England’s unconvincing top order for the Oval Test, but has indicated Keaton Jennings’ position remains safe.

Cricket
Alfie and Antony with Lorraine Kelly. Picture: Supplied

Alfie and Antony to tackle Ben Nevis for Help for Heroes

TINY fundraising hero Alfie McAnespie is taking on his biggest challenge yet this weekend – conquering Ben Nevis with Coronation Street star Antony Cotton.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Chrisetta Mitchell, Jimina MacLeod, Chrisell MacLeod, Mina Nicolson and Donna Barden complete their charity climb. Picture: Contributed

Munro-bagging women raise cash for Cystic Fibrosis charity

A HARDY team of five ladies completed an epic adventure by climbing seven Munros in less than 24 hours - all in aid of cystic fibrosis charity The Leanne Fund.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Englands Keaton Jennings is bowled for just three runs by South African seamer Vernon Philander. Picture: Anthony Devlin/AFP/Getty

England fall to 340-run defeat as South Africa level series

England collapsed to a 340-run defeat well inside four days as their batting failed embarrassingly once again in the second Investec Test against South Africa at Trent Bridge.

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Race winner Lewis Hamilton celebrates with the fans after the British Grand Prix. Picture: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton drops another hint about shock retirement

Lewis Hamilton roared to glory
at the British Grand Prix – and then cast his future into doubt by dropping another hint that he could walk away from 
Formula One at the end of the season.

Motorsport
Chris Froome still in yellow after Stage 15 despite having to stop for a wheel change. Picture: Getty.

Chris Froome retains yellow jersey at Tour de France

Chris Froome survived a scare to retain the yellow jersey as Bauke Mollema won stage 15 of the Tour de France to Le Puy-en-Velay.

Cycling
Mercedes' driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates with his trophy on the podium after the British Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone. Picture: Getty

Lewis Hamilton wins British GP to cut lead in Formula One

Lewis Hamilton slashed the deficit to Sebastian Vettel at the summit of the Formula One championship after a crushing performance at Silverstone to win the British Grand Prix for a record-equalling fifth time.

Motorsport
Heriots Richard Cummine went for 3. Picture: Neil Hanna

Grange make hay as weather beats West

RAIN did its best to wreck things yesterday and, while it succeeded in wiping out the entire Western Premier card, significant action beat the elements in the Eastern Premier.

Cricket
Womens cycle  racing may at last be emerging from the shadows says Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

Richard Moore: Cycling’s most visible women are podium girls

One of the many media ironies is that stories about sexism in sport take up acres more space than stories about women doing actual sport. Another is that this week’s sexism in sport story, following Andy Murray’s mild rebuke of a reporter, concerned a sport, tennis, that is far better than most at treating male and female players almost equally.

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