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Vet student Laura Muir to take the hype in her stride

The tears flowed, the emotions bubbled over and for Laura Muir it briefly seemed the end of the world was nigh. Primed for a breakout at the age of 20 at the 2014 World Indoor championships on Poland’s Baltic coast, the prodigy crashed and burned in the heats and it was left to wise old heads to offer her comfort and reassurance that there would be further opportunities and better days ahead.

The Commonwealth Games in 2014. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Grant Jarvie: Don’t let sport cuts squander key social asset

The news that sport in Scotland is to be cut by 20 per cent backs up research first released by Edinburgh University in December 2016. Figures released by the BBC indicate that in 2015, 52 sports benefited from a total revenue of £65.1 million, a figure that by the end of 2018 will have fallen to £51.8m, a reduction of 20 per cent in three years.

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Eve Muirhead will lead her team at the World Championships in Beijing after winning the Scottish title. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Eve Muirhead and David Murdoch book World Championship spots

Team Muirhead and Team Murdoch were crowned Scottish Champions in Perth, a result that earned both skips their seventh national title.

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Callum Hawkins took another step on the road to New York. Picture: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Callum Hawkins hits four-wheel drive to forge win in Falkirk

In mud so thick it made treacle feel like water, Callum Hawkins engaged his personal four-wheel drive and ploughed through Callendar Park in Falkirk to claim his second national cross-country title with ease, an ideal primer as he maintains his push towards the summer’s world championships.

The Scotland team of Sophie Sinclair, Mili Smith, Cate Brewster (coach), Naomi Brown and Sophie Jackson won silver at the World Junior Curling Championships in Korea. 
Picture: Tom J Brydone

Scotland’s curlers win silver in Korea at World Juniors

Scotland had to settle for silver at the World Junior Curling Championships in Gangneung, Korea.

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Cameron Bryce’s Scots seal play-off place in Korea

Cameron Bryce’s Scots seal play-off place in Korea

Cameron Bryce’s Scottish team have grabbed a place in today’s play-offs at the VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships in Korea. A dramatic extra-end 9-8 win over Canada sealed their place.

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Lewis Hamilton tests the new 2017 season Mercedes at Silverstone. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton: I won’t miss Nico Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton has admitted he will not miss Nico Rosberg and has drawn a line under last season’s championship defeat to his long-term rival.

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Tiree Surf Club members Marti and Ben Larg and Andrew Robertson outside the beach hut. Picture: Roger Cox

Tiree surfers’ beach hut to be removed after council vote

A remote island beach hut that has helped young surfing stars on the road to success is set to be removed after a vote by councillors.

Sahara Force India drivers Sergio Perez, right, and Esteban Ocon unveil their new VJM10 car at Silverstone. Picture: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton slams ‘outdated’ F1 and fears less overtaking

Lewis Hamilton has accused Formula One of being “outdated” and has called on its new owners to breathe fresh life into the sport.

Jockey Noel Fehily may get the ride on Buveur D'Air at the Cheltenham Festival. Picture: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Noel Fehily in line for Festival reunion with Buveur D’Air

Nicky Henderson has raised the possibility of Noel Fehily being reunited with Buveur D’Air in the Stan James Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

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Melanie Smith, of Inverness College UHI, with Graham Mackenzie, Scott Mackenzie and junior casters Fraser Shanks, Jordan Grant and  Fraser Munro. Picture: Contributed

Salmon Fest to celebrate 100 years of Inverness Angling Club

A HISTORIC angling club is to celebrate its 100th anniversary as part of Scotland’s Salmon Festival being hosted in Inverness.

Colin Murray prepares for Etape Loch Ness charity cycle. Picture: Contributed

Grandad with cancer to do 66-mile Loch Ness charity cycle

A 62-year-old grandfather suffering form an incurable cancer will take part in the Etape Loch Ness challenge to raise money for Maggie’s Centre.

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Thistlecrack was favourite for the Cheltenham Gold Cup but has become the latest absentee from the Festival.

Cheltenham: Thistlecrack ruled out of the Gold Cup

Colin Tizzard hopes to have Thistlecrack back on a racecourse around Christmas time after a season-ending tendon injury saw him become the latest high-profile name to be ruled out of the Cheltenham Festival.

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Scotland's Laura Muir in action at the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire.

Laura Muir will be a top medal hope for GB in Belgrade

In-form Laura Muir will launch her bid to become a double champion after the Great Britain squad for the European Indoor Championships was confirmed.

Wavegarden Scotland is to be created in the Capital. Picture; contributed

Disused Edinburgh quarry to become surf water park

A MAN-MADE surf park is to be created in the Capital under plans which would see a disused quarry pit turned into an artificial lake with waves controlled at the flick of a switch.

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Donald Trump at Turnberry, one of the courses on the Open Championship rota. Picture: John Devlin

Leader comment: Trump provides another hard lesson for the R&A

It is ironic that just as golf appears ready to negotiate the final steps of what has been a political minefield, another has opened up in front of it.

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Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour in action for Great Britain at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Picture: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

Badminton Scotland chief slams funding cut appeal refusal

Badminton Scotland chief executive Anne Smillie has said she is extremely disappointed by UK Sport’s rejection of GB Badminton’s appeal against a 100 per cent funding cut and has called for Government intervention.

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The McDougall siblings  left to right, Findlay, Ruadhri and Orla  line up with their prizes.

McDougall family dominate at Junior Squash Championships

A taster session at St Fillan’s Primary School inspired three siblings to take up squash.

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Across Scotland, climbing is gaining in popularity.

Olympics slot will help climbing to peak

Climbing is going to be one of the new sports at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo – and it is a sport gaining a firm toehold in Scottish schools.

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Scots shine at Junior Curling Championships in South Korea

Scots shine at Junior Curling Championships in South Korea

Recent victors from the Scottish Schools’ Championships are in action at the ongoing VoIP Defender World Junior 
Curling Championships in South Korea.

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