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Sir Chris – I won’t be a pushy dad

Hoy believes that parents risk putting their child off a sport for life if they are too hard on them.

SIR CHRIS Hoy has vowed not to be a pushy parent and make fun “the centre of everything”. The cycling legend, who became a father last week , said he did not want to be a parent who “screamed” at their children and told them off for not performing. His wife Sarra gave birth to […]

October 21st, 2014 | Posted in Scottish News,Sport,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Bookies say team Scotland will take record haul of gold at Glasgow 2014

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SCOTS athletes are dead certs for a record breaking gold medal haul at Glasgow 2014, according to bookies. So many people have bet on the Scottish team winning golds that betting chains have been forced to slash their odds. Swimmer Michael Jamieson, hurdler Eilidh Child and the lawn bowls team all look set to take […]

July 17th, 2014 | Posted in News,Sport,Top Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

Dons Stars Become Pros In The Kitchen

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YOUNG footballers will have their waistlines checked and keep food diaries to make sure they are not gorging on junk food. Youth squad members at Aberdeen Football Club are also being taught how to boil eggs as part of “survival cooking classes”. Players will keep diaries cataloguing their food intake and will have to undergo “measurements” to make sure they are […]

May 22nd, 2013 | Posted in News,Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Scottish tennis ace first to play in Paris tournament

Jacob Fearnley showing off his forehand ahead of the Paris tournament

AN 11-year-old tennis prodigy following the footsteps of Andy Murray has become the first Scot to be invited to a prestigious Paris tournament. Jacob Fearnley, from Edinburgh, is the first Scot to be selected as the UK representative for the Longines Future Tennis Aces Competition. The Merchiston Castle School pupil is currently top under-12 in […]

May 14th, 2013 | Posted in Local News,News,Scottish News,Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Scottish Olympians could face off against each other

Chris Hoy

SCOTTISH athletes could end up competing against each other at the next Olympic Games if the country becomes independent. The Olympians may have a choice of representing either Scotland or Team GB, as Northern Irish residents currently do with Ireland, athletics chief Liz Nicholl has said. The chief executive of UK Sport, which helps train […]

August 19th, 2012 | Posted in Scottish News,Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Olympic torch bearer smashes rowing world record

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AN Olympic torch bearer smashed a world record today by rowing 100km in less than six hours. Buoyed up by Olympic fever, Phil Craze and his colleague Fergus MacKay managed to row the distance in five hours, 55 minutes and 17 seconds, beating the previous record by almost 4 minutes. IT manager Phil has already broken […]

August 10th, 2012 | Posted in In Brief,Local News,News,Scottish News,Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Scots teenager emerges as UK’s brightest skiing hope

Alex Tilley

A SCOTTISH teenager has emerged as the UK’s brightest skiing hope in years after sweeping the board at the British championships. At just 18, Alexandra Tilley took all five titles at Meribel, France, even beating male competitors to be crowned overall event champion. Alexandra left school at 16 to dedicate her life to the sport […]

April 19th, 2012 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Big guns head for Musselburgh’s £150,000 Easter festival of racing

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MUSSELBURGH Racecourse kicks off its Flat season tomorrow (Saturday) with a two day Easter Festival of Racing featuring the new £50,000 Betfred Royal Mile Handicap and offering more than £150,000 in prize money over the weekend. The lure of a £50,000 race on Easter Saturday with the inaugural running of the Royal Mile Handicap has […]

April 5th, 2012 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Scots boxer signs new promotion deal

Iain Butcher (left)

SCOTTISH company Prospect Boxing Management have announced that they have joined forces with Frank Maloney Promotions, to further the career of Motherwell’s flyweight boxing starlet Iain Butcher, who today signed a deal with the Kent-based promoters. Ex-professional boxing referee and head of Prospect Boxing Paul Graham said when he signed Butcher as saying that “He […]

April 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Franklee goes to Holyrood: racehorse visits Edinburgh

Jocky Gary Rutherford sounded a but horse on the phone. Pic: Lewis Houghton

THOROUGHBRED racehorse Franklee took to the cobbled streets of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile as it prepared for a new £50,000 race. Musselburgh Racecourse signalled the start of its season  by taking jockey GaryRutherford and his mount for a trot around the famous street in the capital. Swapping the East Lothian turf for the cobbled streets of […]

March 26th, 2012 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

New Hibs signing Jorge Claros tells of horror ambush in Honduras

Jorge Claros is set to play for Hibernian against Celtic on Sunday at Easter Road. Credit: Daniel Richardson

NEW Hibs signing Jorge Claros has told how he drove himself to hospital with a bullet in his head after a terrifying armed ambush in his native Honduras. An unknown attacker with a pistol blasted two rounds into the midfielder, nicknamed ‘Pitbull’, as he was driving with his wife Elsa. The attack happened last June […]

February 17th, 2012 | Posted in Scottish News,Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Ex-Miss Scotland and Rangers ace announce baby arrival

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THE former Miss Scotland and her footballer fiance have announced the arrival of their son. Nicola Mimnagh and Kyle Lafferty became proud parents of a baby boy – believed to be named Taylor – at the weekend. Miss Mimnagh, 24, was crowned Miss Scotland in the summer of 2010 and began dating the Rangers player […]

December 20th, 2011 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Darren Fletcher’s cousins set for Scottish football success

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FOUR teenage sisters are set to follow in their famous cousin’s footsteps – by playing football for Scotland. Natasha, Simone, Dion and Whitney McMahon – cousins of Manchester United’s Darren Fletcher – are on track to be the first family in the country to have four siblings in the national squad. Natasha, 16, and Simone, […]

December 6th, 2011 | Posted in Community,Sport | Read More »

St Andrews and Edinburgh universities to clash in varsity rugby match

Liberton Rugby Club have not won a game since March 2009

SCOTLAND’s two most historic Universities will take an age old rivalry to London on St Andrews Day this year, when they meet for the Inaugural Scottish Varsity game. A crowd predicted into the thousands is expected to turn out at 8pm on November 30, 2011; when University of St Andrews RFC and Edinburgh University RFC […]

November 1st, 2011 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Snooker ace scores 147 in under eight minutes

Scottish amateur player Micheal Leslie scored his 147 in just seven minutes

By Kirsty Topping   A TEENAGER has become the first Scottish amateur snooker player to record a 147 break in under eight minutes. Michael Leslie, 18, cleared the table in seven minutes and six seconds in a feat which was recorded by a friend on a mobile phone. Since posting the film on the video-sharing […]

September 13th, 2011 | Posted in Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Keeping it private: Royal wedding mementos in short supply

By Anna Gault Wearing a heart on your sleeve for Zara and Mike SOUVENIR hunters hoping to snatch up mementos of Zara Phillips’ wedding have to look online as Edinburgh shops fail to meet the Royal demand. Stores in the Canongate area of the city, where the wedding is to take place, are lacking in […]

July 27th, 2011 | Posted in News,Scottish News,Sport,UK & World | Read More »

Slask Wroclaw fans run riot after Europa League qualifier

By Claire Cameron Tayside police successfully contained most of the disorder at the Europa League match POLISH football fans run riot after Europa League match. Tensions sparked yesterday after thousands of Polish football fans descended on Dundee city to watch Dundee United play Slask Wroclaw in the Europa League qualifier. Tayside Police have estimated that […]

July 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Andy Murray says his mum’s cooking was “terrible”

ANDY Murray has revealed that his mother is a terrible cook. The Scots tennis star said that Judy Murray rarely made anything from scratch and that he grew up on ready-made meals and canned vegetables. In a recent interview with a Scots newspaper he said: “My mum’s cooking was so bad. Everything was out of […]

June 19th, 2011 | Posted in Scottish News,Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Play of football legend to hit the stage 80 years after his death

D.C.Thomson&Co.,Ltd Dundee HE is a football legend known among fans as the keeper who gave his life rather than concede a goal. Now, 80 years after his tragic death on the pitch during an Old Firm game, a play commemorating the short life of John Thomson is hitting the stage. The Celtic goalkeeper’s fearlessness cost […]

June 9th, 2011 | Posted in Scottish News,Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Judy Murray in national tennis academy talks

JUDY Murray is in talks about setting up a national tennis academy in Edinburgh. Edinburgh-based housing developer AMA has already unveiled plans for a new international cricket pitch and pavilion at Cramond that would become the new home of Cricket Scotland. The company also wants to create either a tennis academy or football academy on […]

May 12th, 2011 | Posted in Scottish News,Sport | Read More »

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