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Atlantic rowing attempt inspired by mother’s love

A determined Scots sportswoman is in the final preparation stages of a mammoth Atlantic charity challenge in memory of her mother who suffered from dementia.

Olympic medalist Polly Swan with team mate Caitie Gorton-Phillips in front of the West Boathouse. Picture: Peter Devlin

Historic headquarters of rowing wins lottery boost

A campaign to restore a century-old boathouse where Olympic gold medalist Katherine Grainger first tried out rowing has won a £1.2 million lottery boost.

Lewis Hamilton celebrates his win in the United States Grand Prix. Picture:  Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton wins US GP to reignite title battle

Lewis Hamilton turned in a commanding display to win the United States Grand Prix and complete the first leg of what would be a remarkable fightback in the Formula 1 world championship race.

Josh Taylor celebrates lifting the Commonwealth belt after beating Dave Ryan. Photograph: Ian Rutherford

Scots boxer Josh Taylor hails deal with Barry McGuigan

New Commonwealth super-lightweight champion Josh Taylor says his decision to sign with Cyclone promoter and boxing legend Barry McGuigan was vindicated at Meadowbank on Friday night.

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Matty Russell in action for Warrington Wolves against St Helens in the Super League. Picture: Gareth Copley/Getty

Rugby League Scots aim to make a statement in Four Nations

If you think that Vern Cotter has it tough in the Six Nations having to make limited resources go a long way both on and off the field then spare a thought for Steve McCormack, Scotland’s national rugby league coach these last 12 years.

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Ben Stokes contribution with both ball and bat was vital for England in Chittagong yesterday. Photograph: A M Ahad/AP

Ben Stokes swings Test England’s way

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Andrea Atzeni riding Rivet win The Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster. Picture: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Lucinda Russell tastes victory at Kelso

Lucinda Russell’s One For Arthur produced a fine round of jumping on his way to a six-length victory over Scotswell in the 3m 2f feature chase at Kelso. Third home Pena Dorada made it a 1-2-3 for Scottish trainers.

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Reverend Susan Brown tees off on the Royal Dornoch Golf course. Picture: Paul Campbell/Church of Scotland/PA Wire

Church minister writes spiritual guide for golfers

The Church of Scotland minister who married Madonna and Guy Ritchie has written a spiritual guide to help golfers improve their game at one of the world’s most prestigious golf courses.

Josh Taylor celebrates after stopping Ryan in the 5th round.   Picture Ian Rutherford

Edinburgh’s Josh Taylor puts on champion show to stop Dave Ryan

EDINBURGH’S Josh Taylor proved he has what it takes to make it to the very top with a sensational fifth-round stoppage over Dave Ryan last night to become the new Commonwealth super-lightweight champion.

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Broders trainer Harriet Graham. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Harriet Graham’s Scotswell challenges in Kelso handicap

Three-time course scorer Scotswell flies the flag for 
Borders trainer Harriet 
Graham in the feature race at Kelso today.

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Danny MacAskill filmed a video for Red Bull at the Playboy Mansion in Beverley Hills.

Danny MacAskill admits 'honest mistake' over Playboy Mansion visit

His death-defying stunts and spectacular videos on his bike have won him millions of fans around the world.

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England's Gareth Batty celebrates the dismissal of Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal during the second day of the first Test. Picture: AM Ahad

Gareth Batty settles his nerves on England Test return

Overnight: England 258-7 (MM Ali 68, JM Bairstow 52; Mehedi Hasan 5-64).

Scotlands Josh Taylor, right, and Englishman Dave Ryan fight at Meadowbank tonight. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Barry McGuigan slams ‘mouthy’ boxing manager

Boxing legend Barry McGuigan has hit back at outspoken promoter Clifton Mitchell for trying to unnerve Edinburgh boxer Josh Taylor ahead of tonight’s Commonwealth super-lightweight duel with Derby’s Dave Ryan at Meadowbank.

England's Moeen Ali celebrates after scoring his half-century. Picture: AFP

Moeen Ali leads England fightback after early wickets fall

Moeen Ali survived three on-field lbw verdicts against him and two Bangladesh reviews to lead England’s resistance on a challenging opening day to the first Test in Chittagong.

Lewis Tierney is part of the Scotland rugby league squad training at 
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high-performance  centre. Picture: Ian Georgeson.

Wigan RL star Tierney: I’ll be proud to pull on Scots jersey

The former All Black Eric Rush once famously quipped “play rugby union, see the world. Play rugby league, see Wigan” but Scotland are keen to prove that there is life for the 13-man code outside its traditional strongholds.

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England cricket captain Alastair Cook takes part in a practice session at MA Aziz Stadium in Chittagong. Picture: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Alastair Cook has no regrets over returning to lead England

Alastair Alastair Cook felt a responsibility to lead England in Bangladesh even though the decision meant leaving his newborn daughter and 
family behind.

Britain's Chris Froome during the presentation of the 2017 Tour de France route in Paris. Picture: Christophe Ena/AP

Chris Froome: Questions over Bradley Wiggins’ medicine use

Chris Froome says questions remain over Team Sky and Sir Bradley Wiggins seeking permission to use triamcinolone.


Two more arrests over ‘offensive’ disorder at Old Firm game

Two more men have been arrested as police continue to investigate alleged vandalism and disorder during the last Old Firm game.

Duncan Scott passed on his  experience to young swimmers during his visit to Strathallan School. Picture: Graeme Hart

Olympic medallist Duncan Scott out to inspire next generation

Duncan Scott’s rise to fame has been well documented on these pages. This month, the double silver medallist from the Rio Olympics returned to Strathallan School to help inspire those attempting to follow in his wake.

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George Watsons skiing team struck gold at Hillend.

George Watson’s claim four gold medals

It was four gold medals and prizes galore for George Watson’s college at the Scottish Schools’ Dry Ski Championships at the Midlothian Snowsports Centre, Hillend.

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