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Scottish athlete Luke Traynor at Stirling Castle to promote the Simplyhealth Great Stirling XCountry which will take place on 12 January. Picture Mark Gibson/Great Run Company

Brendan Foster disappointed cross country event is leaving Edinburgh

Brendan Foster’s curriculum vitae is rich and impossibly varied. An Olympic medallist with a European title to boot. A lengthy spell as a BBC commentator whose Geordie tones were the accompaniment to many a British victory on the international stage. Now 70, his greatest legacy might be the events company that grew out of the Great North Run, a vehicle for millions to hit the streets in the cause of fitness, fun or financing a charitable cause.

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Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri kicks a 42-yard field goal, passing Morten Andersen for the most career field goals made in NFL history. Picture: AP

NFL recap: Offences on top as defence stutters for ‘win-now’ Rams

There was an offensive explosion in the NFL’s latest round of games, starting on Thursday night and continuing into Sunday with no fewer than six games decided in the dying seconds. The Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks kicked last-second field goals to collect wins, while Andy Dalton threw a touchdown pass with seven seconds left on the clock as the Cincinnati Bengals beat Atlanta. Remarkably, the Falcons have scored a combined 72 points over two weeks and lost both games.

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