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Thursday, Feb 22

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Rumour Mill: SFA to buy Hampden? | Goalie 'injured by cow' | Gers star's injury blow

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Hampden Park, which the SFA could look to buy from Queen's Park. Picture: John Devlin. The Scottish Football Association is in talks with Queen's Park about the possibility of buying Hampden Park from the League 1 club. Queen's confirmed…

Wednesday, Feb 21

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Hamish Watson tips Scots to end poor home try record v England

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Scotland have scored just two home tries against England in the Six Nations, including Duncan Hodge's memorable effort in the 19-13 win in 2000. Picture: Ian Rutherford. Duncan Smith. Published: 23:00 Tuesday 20 February 2018. Share this…

Tuesday, Feb 20

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Scotland's 1924 Olympic curling team were golden generation

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The British team take to the ice in Chamonix at the 1924 Winter Olympics. Picture: Getty Images. Sport Reporter. Published: 06:00 Tuesday 20 February 2018. Share this article. 0. Have your say. As the mens' curling competition at the…

Monday, Feb 19

Call to scrap ‘sport tax’ plan amid fears for future of grassroots facilities

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The Scottish Government is being urged to abandon plans for a so-called “sport tax” amid fears grassroots facilities like tennis courts and community centres face the axe or massive bills.

Sunday, Feb 18

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GB curling skip Kyle Smith seeks consistency on the ice

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Kyle Smith is certainly learning lessons in the intense spotlight and glare of Olympic curling. The British skip and his youthful rink have had a rollercoaster Games so far, beating Switzerland, pushing Canada close and then losing to a…

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Simon Berghan out to get one over on the 'hated' English

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It is highly unusual in this day and age of social media and indeed the old-fashioned sort that a player can come through the ranks and play for his (adopted) country in almost complete anonymity but that is exactly what Simon Berghan has…

Saturday, Feb 17

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Neil Lennon lauds victory over Aberdeen as 'best performance so far'

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Neil Lennon say his men thrust themselves back into contention for a top-two finish in the league and hailed the victory over Aberdeen as the “performance of the season from us”. Adding it to the recent away win over Rangers, he has seen…

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'Pioneer' Alex McLeish is older and wiser as Scotland boss

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A relaxed-looking Alex McLeish during his unveiling as the new Scotland manager at Hampden. Picture: John Devlin. Stephen Halliday. Published: 06:00 Saturday 17 February 2018. Share this article. 0. Have your say. The image of an…

Friday, Feb 16

Alan Pattullo: Alex McLeish has work to do to win over the Tartan Army

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Alex McLeish is returning to the Scotland job he vacated in 2007. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire. Alan Pattullo. Published: 06:00 Friday 16 February 2018. Share this article. 0. Have your say. Sacked from his previous job and then out of…

John Harris: Why ‘chess on ice’ makes such gripping TV

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The image of curling was transformed by Rhona Martin in the UK and The Simpsons in the US, writes John Harris.

Wednesday, Feb 14

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Olympic hero apologises for calling sex harassment claim ‘gossip’

The Scotsman / Sport

Shaun White has apologised after dismissing the sexual misconduct allegations made against him in a 2016 lawsuit as “gossip” shortly after winning his third Olympic gold medal in the men’s halfpipe.

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Esmael Goncalves: Racist abuse from some fans forced me out of Hearts

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Esmael Goncalves has claimed that being subjected to racist abuse from a “minority of supporters” played a big part in his decision to quit Hearts. The Portuguese forward, 26, spent a year at Tynecastle before joining Uzbekistan side…

Tuesday, Feb 13

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Ex-football coach Barry Bennell guilty of abusing young boys

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Serial paedophile Barry Bennell has been convicted of abusing more young footballers after grooming them with claims that he could fulfil their dreams of a career in the sport.

Monday, Feb 12

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Funeral for ex-Celtic and Hibs midfielder Liam Miller held

The Scotsman

The funeral of former Republic of Ireland international Liam Miller has begun.

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Graeme Murty hails 'patience and character' of Rangers after Ayr win

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Rangers manager Graeme Murty praised his players for their response after falling behind to Ayr United on a day that he admitted looked tailor-made for a big Scottish Cup upset. Amid wild, wintry conditions on a difficult Somerset Park…

Sunday, Feb 11

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Holders Celtic get Morton in Scottish Cup quarter-final draw

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Leigh Griffiths celebrates in Celtic's 3-0 victory over Morton at the same stage of the Scottish Cup in 2016. Picture: SNS. Craig Fowler. Published: 18:42 Sunday 11 February 2018. Share this article. 0. Have your say. Celtic will look to…

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Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers cautious about Zenit test

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Argentine attacker Emiliano Rigoni, right, is one of Zenit's most dangerous players. Picture: Epsilon/Getty Images. Andrew Smith. Published: 06:00 Sunday 11 February 2018. Share this article. 0. Have your say. A fanfare surely would have…

Friday, Feb 9

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Korea joins hands at opening of ‘biggest ever’ Winter Olympics

The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has shaken hands with South Korea’s president as the Winter Olympics began with an extraordinary and unexpected show of unity in Pyeongchang.

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Leader comment: Epic voyage honours firefighter’s memory

So Scotland can beat Wales at one sport, at least. They may hold the bragging rights when it comes to rugby, but as for rowing across an ocean, Scotland officially has the faster team … just.

Thursday, Feb 8

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Levein: Age not an issue in Walter Smith's suitability for Scotland

Craig Levein believes Walter Smith is the right man to lead Scotland into the next major qualifying campaign and has dismissed the suggestion that the 69-year-old is too old for the role. “I don't even know how old he is. But I'm sure…

Wednesday, Feb 7

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Peter Horne reveals Scotland players can turn to sports psychologist

Peter Horne, who scored Scotland s try in the 34-7 loss to Wales in Cardiff , during training yesterday. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU. Duncan Smith. Published: 06:00 Wednesday 07 February 2018. Share this article. 0. Have your say. The…

Tuesday, Feb 6

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Ex-Rangers forward El Hadji Diouf eyes Senegal presidential bid

El Hadji Diouf is reportedly planning to run for the Senegalese presidency, after the ex-Rangers forward was inspired by fellow former footballer George Weah being elected president of Liberia.

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Six Nations: Scots' Plan A came off rails but no need for new track

A dejected Scotland team leave the field at full-time after their 34-7 drubbing by Wales on Saturday. Picture: Getty. DUNCAN SMITH. Published: 06:00 Tuesday 06 February 2018. Share this article. 0. Have your say. In yesterday's paper I…

Monday, Feb 5

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Would Walter Smith be the right choice as next Scotland boss?

Walter Smith is in contention to be the next manager of Scotland. Picture: Jane Barlow. Craig Fowler. Published: 15:21 Monday 05 February 2018. Share this article. 0. Have your say. Craig Fowler looks at the arguments both for and against…

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Plain sailing for Hibs' Ryan Porteous against Rangers

The return of Scott Allan's twinkle toes and John McGinn's steamhammer left foot grabbed the headlines but this stunning win was built on the foundations of lusty tackling by a teenager making his first league start who treated the white…

Kilmarnock's Steve Clarke ideal for Scots job – Jamie MacDonald

Steve Clarke has the right credentials to be Scotland manager says Jamie MacDonald. Picture: SNS. Stephen Halliday. Published: 06:00 Monday 05 February 2018. Share this article. 0. Have your say. Kilmarnock goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald…

Saturday, Feb 3

Leader comment: Offensive behaviour at football hits a new low

David Cox is a brave and decent human being who has been to the depths of despair. While suffering from severe depression, he self-harmed and tried to kill himself.

Friday, Feb 2

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Rumour Mill: Hibs chief tipped to replace Regan | Rangers 'mental' to reject Morelos bid | Lennon blasts referees

Leeann Dempster is an early front-runner to replace Stewart Regan, Barry Ferguson has called his old club “mental” for turning down £7.5million for Alfredo Morelos, and Neil Lennon demands more protection for his Hibs players. Hibs chief…

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Stewart Regan undone by series of misjudgments at SFA

Stewart Regan is unveiled as the SFA s new chief executive in July 2010. Picture: SNS. Andrew Smith. Published: 06:00 Friday 02 February 2018. Share this article. 0. Have your say. Stewart Regan was ultimately submerged by a series of…

Wednesday, Jan 31

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F1 to stop using ‘grid girls’

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Formula One has abolished its long-standing association with grid girls after the sport’s American owners declared the practice as “at odds with modern day societal norms”.