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Australian club cricketers defy England’s attack

England’s bowlers managed to take only one wicket on the last day as their final practice match before the opening Ashes Test finished in a draw.

Sir Bradley Wiggins celebrates his Tour deFrance victory. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Richard Moore: How far will Britain push for cycling glory?

The timing is perfect but entirely accidental. Tomorrow evening a documentary, Britain’s Cycling Superheroes: The Price of Success?, will be broadcast on BBC Two, just a few days after UK Anti-Doping finally reported, following a 14-month investigation, on one of the many strands to a multifaceted story.

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Glasgow's nextbike scheme is set to grow (Picture: John Devlin)

Leader comment: Edinburgh, finally, joins global cycle revolution

Finally, the flagship scheme of what is a global cycling revolution has arrived in Scotland’s capital. London has its ‘Boris Bikes’, Glasgow’s version is the nextbike, Paris boasts more than 20,000 Velib bicycles, there’s Citi Bike in New York City and, even that most car-obsessed of cities, Los Angeles, there is Metro Bike Share.

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Sir Bradley Wiggins, who retired from cycling in the summer, is to take up rowing. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Sir Bradley Wiggins set to swap cycling for rowing

Sir Bradley Wiggins’ return to competition has been confirmed, with the five-time Olympic cycling champion swapping his bike for an indoor rowing machine.

Thomas Muirhead is part of Team GB, who will be competing at the Winter Olympics next year. Picture: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Thomas Muirhead aiming to show it’s not all about Eve

When Thomas Muirhead is climbing out of his bed at an ungodly hour to attend to his farm duties before beginning his day as a full-time curler, the 22-year-old would be entitled to rue the family passion for the sport that has gripped his life.

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England opener Mark Stoneman celebrates his century against a Cricket Australia XI in Townsville. Picture: AFP/Getty.

England’s top order make hay amid fears over quality of opposition

Mark Stoneman admits his first hundred in England colours has come against opponents who can provide only limited preparation for the imminent Ashes series ahead.

The new track will be built in Knightswood in north-west Glasgow. Picture: Glasgow City Council

Glasgow to open Scotland’s first Olympic-standard BMX bike track

Work is underway to build the first Olympic-standard BMX bike track in Scotland, which will allow for elite-level competitions to be staged in the country on a regular basis.

Sir Bradley Wiggins riding in the leaders jersey during the 2011 Criterium du Dauphine race when the mysterious parcel was delivered. Picture: Pascal Pavani/AFP/Getty

Sky and Bradley Wiggins off hook as poor records stymie doping probe

No charges will be brought over the doping investigation that cast a cloud over the reputation of British cycling and Bradley Wiggins, the former Tour de France champion and the country’s most decorated Olympian.

Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter tries to hide his face from reporters on his arrival at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Picture: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Nesta Carter in court in Usain Bolt Olympic relay medal case

Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter is at the Court of Arbitration for Sport to appeal against disqualification from the 2008 Olympics in a doping case that cost Usain Bolt a 4x100-metres relay gold medal.

The Team Muirhead curling team which will be representing Scotland at the European Championships, from left: Kelly Schafer (alternate), Vicki Adams , Eve Muirhead, Lauren Gray and Anna Sloan.
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Eve Muirhead desperate for Scottish public to warm to curling

It is a singular mission that Eve Muirhead is on. A mission
that will go on the line in the next few months as it rarely ever can. Scotland’s one true present day break-out curler, known even by those in this nation who know precious 
little about the ways of the ice, wants to break-out her sport even as far as burgerland.

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Great Britain's Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker won the Madison at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Manchester. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Katie Archibald in GB team for Track World Cup in Canada

Katie Archibald will be back in action at the next round of the Track World Cup in Canada next month after winning two gold medals and a silver in Manchester at the weekend.

Oscar De La Hoya hasn't fought for 11 years but fancies his chances against Conor McGregor. Picture: Getty Images

Oscar De La Hoya training for comeback fight with Conor McGregor

Oscar De La Hoya has revealed he is training in secret - with a view to fighting Conor McGregor.

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Member of Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes team were robbed at gunpoint in Brazil. Picture: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

McLaren scrap testing at Interlagos after gunpoint robbery

A Formula One test involving British team McLaren which was due to take place at Interlagos this week has been cancelled following a series of harrowing security incidents which overshadowed the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Former England international Alan Shearer underwent tests at the University of Stirling as part of the BBC investigation into sport-related brain injuries.

Scottish experts call for brain injury research funding

A team of Scottish experts behind a landmark study into the risks posed by heading footballs have called for more funding to provide “definitive answers”.

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Josh Taylor lands the crunching body blow that brought Miguel Vazquez to his knees in the ninth round and ended the bout. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

Josh Taylor always knew he had measure of Miguel Vazquez

Josh Taylor admitted he had a sneaky feeling he would stop former IBF world lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez.

Sebastian Vettel throws the trophy in the air in celebration after winning the Brazilian Grand Prix. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Hamilton fights back as Vettel wins in Brazil

Lewis Hamilton said his phenomenal comeback drive was inspired by a need for redemption after he delivered a world champion’s performance to fight back to fourth in Brazil.

The best thing that can happen to Hampden is that its knocked down and rebuilt. Photograph: SNS

Aidan Smith: ‘Hampden is where it all began’

Bribery and corruption were rife at Murrayfield yesterday. In the manner of property developers schmoozing politicians, in the manner of Hollywood studios wining and dining members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – though Harvey Weinstein in a barely-tied dressing-gown was mercifully nowhere to be seen – the rugby ground had invited the gentlemen of the Scottish football press to lunch.

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Greg Lobban has set his sights on a medal at the Gold Coast. Photograph: Picture: John Devlin

Scots squash medal hopeful Greg Lobban waits for Cloud Nine

Greg Lobban’s head, he ruefully admits, is all too often in the clouds. The inevitable consequence of making a living on squash’s global tour, darting from city to city, continent to continent, with the occasional splash of home comforts back at his base in Edinburgh.

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David Gourlay turns clock back to take title in Perth

Scotland’s national coach David Gourlay rolled back the years with a textbook display in the final of the Co-operative Funeralcare International Open in Perth.

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Guy Learmonth reached the 800m semi finals at the World Athletics Championships in London 2017. Picture: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for IAAF

UK Athletics funding snub leaves Learmonth furious

Guy Learmonth will appeal against UK Athletics’ decision to leave him off their Lottery funded world-class performance squad.

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