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Tuesday, Jun 19

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Andy Murray is back at last, but his expectations are low

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The time has come. Today, three weeks shy of a year since his last competitive match, Andy Murray will step on to the centre court at the Fever-Tree Championships to face Nick Kyrgios. Today he will begin his comeback in earnest. He…

Scott Brown: 'We'll be fitter and better than the rest'

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Scott Brown has warned the rest of Scottish football there will be no let-up in Celtic's pursuit of domestic dominance as they seek to extend their history-making achievements under Brendan Rodgers. The Scottish champions started pre…

Monday, Jun 18

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Rumour Mill: Rangers want Stoke ace | Celtic face battle to land striker | Fleetwood eye Rangers star

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General view of Stoke City's players during a minute's applause at the Britannia Stadium. Picture: Getty Images. Rangers have been linked with a surprise move for Stoke City forward Saido Berahino, according to reports. The former West…

Brooks Koepka wins back-to-back US Opens

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Brooks Koepka holds aloft the trophy after his one-shot win at Shinnecock Hills on Long Island. Picture: AP. Published: 07:59 Monday 18 June 2018. Share this article. Sign Up To Our Daily Newsletter. Sign up. 0. Have your say ...

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Lesley Riddoch: How Scotland could learn from Iceland’s World Cup success

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We are all Icelanders now. Two years ago, when Iceland beat England in Euro 2016, the world witnessed a sub-Arctic nation of just 330,000 people out-perform a former footballing “great” with a population of 60 million.

Sunday, Jun 17

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Crash ends Paul Di Resta's Le Mans dream

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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. Bathgate's Di Resta, making his debut in the world's most famous endurance race on the 8.46-mile La…

Saturday, Jun 16

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France 2 - 1 Australia: VAR rules as French labour to victory

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France benefited from a controversial first use of video assistant referee technology at a World Cup as they laboured to a 2-1 win over Australia. Antoine Griezmann put Les Bleus ahead with a contentious second-half penalty in Kazan after…

Friday, Jun 15

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Steven Gerrard: I won't obsess over catching Celtic

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New Rangers manager Steven Gerrard insists he cannot allow himself to be obsessed with catching Celtic as there is too much work for him to do at Ibrox. The former Liverpool captain met up with his full squad for the first time as they…

Thursday, Jun 14

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Scotland ‘could host World Cup 2030 matches as part of joint UK bid’

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Stadiums in Scotland could host World Cup matches as part of a UK bid to stage the tournament in 2030.

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Russia has finally opened its doors to the world

The Scotsman / Sport

Were you to find yourself in the Alekseevskaya district of Moscow, north of Red Square, you would know little of the World Cup. The four-lane carriageway that cuts through it pipes people in and out of the city at a decent rate, and, in…

Wednesday, Jun 13

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Steven Gerrard pictured arriving at Auchenhowie for first time

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Steven Gerrard has been pictured arriving at Rangers' training ground base for the first time. READ MORE - Scottish football transfer LIVE. Steven Gerrard is all smiles as he arrives at Auchenhowie. Picture: SNS. The new Ibrox manager…

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Spanish FA chief who sacked national team boss used to play for Hamilton

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The man who decided to sack Spain boss Julen Lopetegui two days before the country played their World Cup opener used to play for Hamilton Academical.

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Julen Lopetegui, Spain manager, sacked on eve of World Cup

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The head of the Spanish Football Association has pointed the finger of blame at Real Madrid as the nation’s World Cup preparations descended into turmoil following the sacking of coach Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the tournament.

Tuesday, Jun 12

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Rangers announce signing of Nikola Katic on four-year deal

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The 21-year-old will join Steven Gerrard's side on a four-year deal as the new manager aims to strengthen his defensive corps. Gerrard feared he was set to lose out on the NK Slaven Belupo starlet as Russian outfit Spartak Moscow looked…

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

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

Monday, Jun 11

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Rumour Mill: Celtic to break transfer record | Rangers target Roma striker | Bruno Alves refused Portugal return

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Celtic are set to break their transfer record to sign Odsonne Edouard, Rangers want Roma's Nigerian striker Umar Sadiq, while they are playing hardball over Bruno Alves' exit. • READ MORE: Kenny Miller: Rangers weren't prepared by Pedro…

Friday, Jun 8

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Leader comment: Sir Kenny Dalglish, a magical player and a ‘dear man’

Kenny Dalglish’s knighthood recognises his greatness as a footballer but also as a human being.

Scotland legend Kenny Dalglish knighted in Queen’s Birthday Honours

The Scotsman

Scottish football legend Kenny Dalglish has been knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, it has been announced.

Wednesday, Jun 6

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SNP chief Ian Blackford to cheer Peru over England in World Cup

The Scotsman

The SNP’s leader at Westminster will console himself over Scotland’s absence from yet another major football tournament by backing another team travelling to the World Cup - from halfway around the world.

Tuesday, Jun 5

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Andrey Pritsepov: Russia’s World Cup will ‘ballet for the masses’

“Football is a ballet for the masses.” This phrase belongs to Dmitri Shostakovich, an outstanding Russian composer and pianist. It gives this magical extravaganza a mesmerizing Russian “Bolshoi” twist.

Monday, Jun 4

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TT 2018: Scottish rider Adam Lyon dies following crash

The Scotsman

Scottish rider Adam Lyon has died following a crash during Monday’s first Supersport race at the Isle of Man TT.

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Rumour Mill: Rangers close in on Liverpool midfielder | Striker eyes Ibrox move | Kamberi to Hibs update

Rangers are on the verge of securing Ovie Ejaria from Liverpool on a season-loan loan, Oliver McBurnie has reiterated his desire to play for Rangers, and Neil Lennon has given an update on Hibs' attempt to sign striker Flo Kamberi. READ…

Sunday, Jun 3

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Steven Gerrard linked with bringing Liverpool youngster to Rangers

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is thought to be tabling a move to bring a Liverpool youngster to the Ibrox club. The former Kop favourite has been linked with a move for English midfielder Ovie Ejaria. READ MORE: Steven Gerrard targets…

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Hibs' Dylan McGeouch says: It's time to sort out my future

Dylan McGeouch was happy to put his future plans on ice in order to finally win his first international cap. Now he's off the mark he will return to Scotland to consider his options. Rangers are the latest club reported to be interested in…

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England put up a united front against Pakistan in second Test

England clubbed together to stay in control of the second NatWest Test and give themselves an obvious opportunity to square the series against Pakistan. Theirs was a curiously collective effort on a rain-shortened day two at Headingley –…

Saturday, Jun 2

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Long wait over for Goldolphin as Masar wins Derby

The long wait for a first Investec Derby winner in the royal blue silks of Godolphin finally came to an end when Masar provided Sheikh Mohammed with the victory he has craved at Epsom. Leaving a lacklustre effort on dirt behind in Meydan…

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Leader comment: Time to ‘make Scotland Gemmill again’

“I haven’t felt that good since Archie Gemmill scored against Holland in 1978.” Irvine Welsh spoke for many Scots in identifying that moment as the epitome of joy.

Friday, Jun 1

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Abramovich shelves £1bn Chelsea stadium overhaul after visa delay

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has shelved the £1 billion redevelopment of the club’s stadium following delays to the renewal of his UK visa.

Thursday, May 31

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Kyle Edmund advances in Paris with flag in his hands

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Kyle Edmund plays a forehand during his win over Marton Fucsovics at Roland Garros. Picture: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images. ANDY SIMS. Published: 20:02 Thursday 31 May 2018. Share this article. Sign Up To Our Daily Newsletter. Sign up. 0.…

Wednesday, May 30

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Racist chants, homophobia rises sharply before Russian World Cup

The Scotsman

Racist chanting and homophobia at Russian professional football matches rose sharply last season, a new report has revealed.