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Katie Archibald has played down her chances ahead of the Women's Tour of Scotland. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Tour de France can be next for Scotland

Cyclist Katie Archibald has played down her chances of shining in the inaugural Women’s Tour of Scotland but she believes that the next three days will only enhance the nation’s burgeoning reputation as a host of major sporting events, saying there is no reason why Scotland shouldn’t stage the Tour de France’s Grand Depart.

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Steven Naismith is keen to feature against Aberdeen after signing a four-year deal with Hearts. Picture: Bruce White/SNS

Hearts cautious over Steven Naismith until striker gets up to speed

Craig Levein has been without Steven Naismith’s services since March and his influence has been acutely missed but despite the fact the player has signed a permanent deal and is in the final stages of rehab, his manager says he will resist the urge to lean too heavily on him until he is fully up to match speed.

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