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Viktor Postol impressed by Josh Taylor’s brave choice to fight him

Viktor Postol says Josh Taylor has already earned his respect – by being brave enough to take him on in the first place.

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The parkrun at Cramond, which is staged every Saturday. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

GPs to recommend parkrun for Scots patients

Health leaders are encouraging Scots to take part in their local parkrun as part of an initiative to see patients “prescribed” outdoor physical activity instead of medication.

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Finlay Pretsell's movie gives us an up-close view of cyclist David Millar in the latter part of his career.

Richard Moore: Film on David Millar’s decline shows there’s no sentiment in sport

An athlete, said Roger Kahn in The Boys of Summer, “must 
confront two deaths.” Kahn was 
talking about baseball players, but of course the same is true of any sportsperson

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Jason Roy celebrates reaching his hundred for England. Picture: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Jason Roy’s ton leads England to series-clinching win

Jason Roy’s century headlined another fine display as England trounced Australia by six wickets at Chester-le-Street to put themselves on course for a 5-0 whitewash.

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Josh Taylor, left, with promoter Barry McGuigan and Viktor Postol. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Josh Taylor not keen on fame game as he flies Scotland’s flag

Josh Taylor may be on the verge of national stardom but he insists he would rather not end up playing the fame game as he chases a world title.

Boxing
Josh Taylor's promoter Barry McGuigan. Picture: Ross MacDonald/SNS

Barry McGuigan: Josh Taylor won’t let world title shot slip by

Josh Taylor is facing the riskiest fight of his career but promoter Barry McGuigan believes that kind of challenge simply gets the Prestonpans boxer’s juices flowing.

Boxing 1
Safyaan Sharif bowled a superb final over to keep Scotland's hopes of winning the T20 Tri-Nations trophy alive. File picture: Jane Barlow/PA

Safyaan Sharif holds nerve to earn Scotland tie with Ireland

Scotland held their nerve last night as they forced a dramatic tie with Ireland to keep alive their hopes of winning the T20 Tri Nations tournament in the Netherlands.

Cricket
Fernando Alonso on the podium at Le Mans after his Toyota team won for the first time. Picture: Getty.

Crash ends Paul Di Resta’s Le Mans dream

Paul di Resta walked away from a 135mph crash into a wall as Fernando Alonso steered Toyota to its first win at the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Cricket
Grace Reid has trained at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh for most of her life. Photograph: Ross Parker/SNS Group

Grace Reid trains her sights on European Diving Championships

Grace Reid has had to contend with allergies all her life and knows that even a trace of nut in her food could spark a dangerous reaction, but she has proved she can take care of herself in and out of the pool.

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Martyn Rooney wants to make athletics as clean as possible. Picture: SNS.

Martyn Rooney supports calls for drugs cheats to be jailed

English 400-metre runner Martyn Rooney would back custodial sentences for athletes found to have violated anti-doping regulations.

Athletics
Phil Mickelson shot 81, equalling his highest score in the US Open. Picture: Carolyn Kaster/AP

Phil Mickelson deliberately hits moving ball ‘to save shots’

Phil Mickelson yesterday told his critics to “toughen up” after admitting he deliberately hit a moving ball to gain an advantage in the third round of the US Open.

Sport
James Heatly gets in a practice dive at Edinburgh's Royal Commonwealth Pool. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Diver James Heatly gets a little help from his furry friend

This year’s Commonwealth Games proved profitable in more ways than one for Scottish diver James Heatly.The Edinburgh athlete returned home from the Gold Coast with a well-earned bronze medal but simply making the team brought its own reward – in the shape of a labradoodle named Baxter.

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Dalmore beach. Picture: Peter Hamilton

Best places to go wild swimming Scotland

Forget chlorinated pools swimming with toddler deposits, embrace the wild and take your trunks off to these lochs and beaches for some wild swimming this summer

Travel
England's Eoin Morgan celebrates his half-century during the first One Day International (ODI) cricket match between England and Australia at The Oval cricket ground in London on June 13, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Ian KINGTON / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO ASSOCIATION WITH DIRECT COMPETITOR OF SPONSOR, PARTNER, OR SUPPLIER OF THE ECBIAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images

Moeen Ali wicket burst sets England on way to win over Australia

England made hard work of a three-wicket one-day international win over a weakened Australia at The Oval.

Cricket
Scotland's Mark Watt is run out during the Second International T20 match at The Grange, Edinburgh. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday June 13, 2018. See PA story CRICKET Scotland. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Scotland fizzle in the drizzle as Pakistan take T20 series

The joyous glow of Sunday’s magnificent moment in the sun will burn long in the memory but Scotland’s brief bask in the cricketing limelight 
fizzled in the drizzle yesterday evening.

Cricket
Pakistan's Mohammad Nawaz, centre,  celebrates aftertaking the wicket of Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer.

Pakistan bring Scots back down to earth with 48-run T20 win

Well let’s face it, beating two world-topping cricket teams in the space of three days would have been a bit greedy.

Cricket
A song by Glaswegian Lonnie Donegan is being billed as England's 'secret weapon' for the World Cup in Russia

Old Scottish song billed as England’s World Cup ‘secret weapon’

A 53-year-old song written by a Scot has been promoted as England’s “secret weapon” for the World Cup.

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Chris Sole bowls during the One Day International match between Scotland and England at The Grange. Picture:  Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Rugby hero David Sole bowled over watching son beat the Auld Enemy

As his country’s captain leading Scotland in the legendary 1990 grand slam decider against England, David Sole was famously cool, psyching out his southern opponents by casually strolling on to the hallowed turf of Murrayfield.

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Calum MacLeod, left, and Kyle Coetzer celebrate on Sunday. Picture: Getty.

Scotland’s Kyle Coetzer: ‘We must refocus on Pakistan’

After creating history with Sunday’s magical six-run one-day international win over England, Scotland’s cricketers have been set the target of reaching the top ten in the world Twenty20 rankings, writes Duncan Smith.

Cricket
Scotland coach Grant Bradburn still in jubilant mood at The Grange yesterday. Picture: SNS

Grant Bradburn: The man who made Scots believe they can win

Scotland coach Grant Bradburn looks out across the lush green oval of The Grange and could be forgiven for wondering if the scenes he witnessed less than 24 hours previously were all a dream.

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