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Scott McLay makes history as he smashes 15-year-old record

A tad peeved at missing out on an opportunity to race in last August’s European Championships in Glasgow, Scott McLay has converted his ire into ignition fuel. No longer a child prodigy, the 19-year-old is maturing into a swimmer of immense promise, and in the concluding session of the Scottish short-course championships in Edinburgh, he wiped a Scottish record from the books which had stood for 15 years.

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Duncan Scott had a successful night at the Scottish Championships. Picture: Bruce White for Scottish Swimming

Duncan Scott hopes International Swimming League can be catalyst for change

Prowess in the art of splash and dash does not necessarily translate into Olympic titles but Duncan Scott values the inherent sense of fun to be found in swimming’s short-course spectacle. On the opening night of the Scottish Championships, the European and Commonwealth gold medallist earned three titles but also insisted many more tweaks and improvements must be found to achieve his aim of conquering the world.

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Ayr among host tracks for The Series

Ayr is one of eight courses in Scotland, Ireland and England picked to stage The Series – a new addition to the flat racing calendar which will see branded teams compete in 48 races with more than £100,000 prize money per race.

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Tyson Fury, left, and Deontay Wilder share a photo afterwards. Picture: Lionel Hahn/PA

Fury produces the outrageous that leaves the world in awe

When you have been where Tyson Fury has been, what’s a bum decision in a boxing ring? The interpretation of the sweet science by Mexican judge Alejandro Rochin brought discredit upon itself by its emphatic violation of boxing norms. So at odds with the evidence was the 115-111 award to Deontay Wilder it served only to hollow out the WBC belt he retained while making Fury the people’s champion in Los Angeles, a far more valuable commodity than a bauble stained by incredulity.

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