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Interview: Barry Davies on his love of 70s football and Wimbledon

Oh to be at the most English of sporting festivals while shrugging off the prospect of the greatest English sporting triumph of them all and talking to dear old Barry Davies about Roger Hynd, Gerry Queen and Willie (he of the swiftly-banned donkey kick) Carr.

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Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop visits Tokyo this week. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Scotland to give Japan advice on culture ahead of 2020 Olympics

Japanese leaders will be given advice on developing cultural programmes to attract tourists ahead of the Tokyo Olympics when Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop visits this week.

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Callum Hawkins collapses with exhaustion near the end of the men's marathon in Gold Coast. Picture: Getty Images

Online trolls abuse Games marathon winner for not helping Hawkins

Commonwealth Games marathon winner Michael Shelley has been targeted by a torrent of online abuse for failing to stop and help stricken Scottish runner Callum Hawkins.

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UK Sport chair and olympic champion Katherine Grainger.

Top UK athletes’ training HQs ‘won’t move to Scotland’

UK Sport will resist calls from the Scottish Government to force a relocation of some of Britain’s high-performance sport programmes despite calls to funnel more of its investment north of the Border.

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Australian rugby sevens captain James Stannard has been hospitalised over a one-punch attack from a British man in Sydney

British man charged over attack on Australia rugby captain

A British man has been charged with assault after Australia’s Commonwealth Games rugby sevens captain was rushed to hospital with a head injury.

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Brett Wild, far left, and Millie Knight on the podium with their silver medals. Picture: Getty.

Confidence returns for Brett Wild and Millie Knight at Winter Paralympics

Brett Wild feared he and Millie Knight wouldn’t be ready to even challenge for medals at the Paralympic Winter Games.

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Brett Wild (left) with downhill skier Millie Knight

Scot helps Britain get off to top start at Winter Paralympics

A Scot has helped Britain get off to a “flying start” at the Winter Paralympics.

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Great Britain wheelchair curling skip Aileen Neilson.

Aileen Neilson going for gold and you can quote her on that

“I’m into quotes,” says Aileen Neilson. “When I write birthday cards, I always write something inspirational.” The list is long, the skip of the British wheelchair curling team confirms, her mind brimming with an adage for each one of the twists and turns which may befall those in her celebratory circle.

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Elise Christie at Heathrow Airport sporting a protective boot. Picture: PA.

Winter Olympics: Mission accomplished for Team GB

British Olympic Association
chairman Sir Hugh Robertson declared it mission accomplished after Team GB were welcomed home from their most successful Winter Olympics.

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Great Britain flag bearer Billy Morgan walks during the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics. Picture: Getty.

Party-loving Billy Morgan carries flag as GB toast record haul

Snowboarder Billy Morgan shook off a hangover of Olympic proportions to play the starring role in last night’s closing ceremony.

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Eve Muirhead  (right), Anna Sloan and Vicki Adams look dejected after losing the Bronze Medal match. Picture: PA

Winter Olympics: GB women curlers lose to Japan in bronze medal match

Great Britain’s women curlers have lost their bronze medal match with Japan at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

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Great Britain skipper Eve Muirhead. Picture: AFP/Getty

Winter Olympics: Team GB women lose curling semi-final with Sweden

Great Britain missed out on a place in the Olympic women’s curling final after being easily beaten 10-5 by Sweden at the Gangneung Ice Arena.

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Eve Muirhead's curlers are the last medal hope for Great Britain. Picture: PA

Winter Olympics: Eve Muirhead relaxed despite medal pressure

Eve Muirhead insists she does not feel the pressure of being the last British medal hope standing as she bids to crown her third Winter Olympics with curling gold.

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Kyle Smith looks on in the match with Switxerland at the Gangneung Curling Centre. Picture: Getty images

Winter Olympics: Men rue missed opportunities in curling play-off loss

Great Britain’s men’s curling team rued missed opportunities after crashing out of the Winter Olympics with a 9-5 play-off loss to Switzerland.

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Eve Muirhead's "pistol shot" eliminated favourites Canada. Picture: AP

Winter Olympics: Team GB women eye curling medal but men face play-off

Great Britain’s women’s curling team have secured a 6-5 victory over hot favourites Canada but Team GB’s men face a play-off match after a heavy defeat to the USA.

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Great Britain skip Kyle Smith during his rink's win over Norway. Picture: PA

Kyle Smith silences doubters as GB men justify selection

His selection as British skip may have raised a few 
eyebrows but Kyle Smith is proving doubters wrong – just as he promised he would.

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Elise Christie falls during her 1,000m short track speed skating heat. Picture: AFP/Getty

Elise Christie vows to carry on after winter of discontent

The good news, if that is how to phrase it, is Elise 
Christie is not done with the Winter Olympics. Despite the torment that this great sporting pageant has visited upon her, she cannot let it end like this, in pain, anguish and 
disappointment.

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Elise Christie was disqualified from her 1,000m short track speed skating heat. Picture: AFP/Getty

Elise Christie’s Olympics are over after 1000m disqualification

Elise Christie’s Olympics dream is over after she was dramatically disqualified from her women’s 1000m heat in Pyeongchang.

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Kyle Smith looks on during the match with Denmark at the Gangneung Curling Centre. Picture: PA

Winter Olympics: Team GB men keep curling hopes alive with Danish win

Great Britain’s men kept their curling semi-final hopes alive with a dramatic 7-6 win over Denmark at the Gangneung Ice Arena.

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Lizzy Yarnold celebrates on the podium during yesterday's medal ceremony. Picture: AFP/Getty

Lizzie Yarnold knitting a pattern of success with second gold

Picture this, Lizzy Yarnold, her brain fried by euphoria, sitting up in bed watching her favourite crime drama with balls of wool in her lap. Knitting and Netflix, the breakfast of 
champions.

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