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Photos of Scotland’s football comeback and ultimate demise against Spain

Deadline’s Italian photographer made it along to Scotland’s Euro 2012 qualifier against Spain at Hampden on Tuesday for what was a memorable night.

October 14th, 2010 | Posted in 1,Sport,Videos | Read More »

Hibs Lose Yogi – View from the fans


THE FANS VIEW –  By Amanda MacMillan Many Hibs fans today said they were shocked at the departure of former club captain John Hughes so soon into his managerial career with the club. David Melvin, 55, a cleaner from Edinburgh, said: “I’m devastated. He’s not been given a chance. Everybody has got to take their […]

October 4th, 2010 | Posted in 1,Sport | Read More »

John Hughes term as Hibs manager comes to an end


By Shaun Milne HIBS manager John Hughes has left the club following a string of poor results for the Edinburgh side which has seen them drift towards the foot of the table. In a statement issued shortly before 10am, chairman Rod Petrie confirmed that the reign of the former club captain which started in June […]

October 4th, 2010 | Posted in 1,Local News,Sport | Read More »

Loved-up runners tie the knot at Great Scottish Run

By Michael MacLeod A RUNAWAY bride had a wedding day to remember after taking her groom and 20 guests on a gruelling 10KM run. Anna Henley her husband to-be Robin McBride tied the knot at Edinburgh Castle just two hours after finishing the city’s Bupa Great Run. They convinced their whole wedding party to join […]

May 2nd, 2010 | Posted in 1,Sport | Read More »

With Edinburgh conquered, Danny MacAskill sets sights on Spain

By Michael MacLeod SCOTTISH stunt biking king of the castle Danny MacAskill is planning a surprise move to Spain. The fearless rider became an internet sensation last year when a video of him leaping over Edinburgh’s landmarks racked up over 17 million hits on YouTube. But now the 23 year-old says he has conquered all […]

April 29th, 2010 | Posted in 1,Sport | Read More »

500 future golf stars to descend on pre-St Andrews cup

By Rory Reynolds ORGANISERS of the UK’s biggest golf tournament of the year are preparing to stage the huge event this summer – and it isn’t the St Andrews Open. The US Kids Golf European Championship is to attract almost 500 budding young golf stars from across the globe. The three-day tournament, held in four […]

April 28th, 2010 | Posted in 1,Sport | Read More »

New gym concept hits the streets

By Cara Sulieman THE STREETS of a Scots city will soon be filled with people jumping, running and skipping over the pavements in a bid to get fit. A new workout using the city furniture as a gym launched today (Mon), using the winding streets and cobbled closes of Edinburgh to make exercise interesting. The […]

April 19th, 2010 | Posted in 1,Sport | Read More »

Proclaimers to play tribute gig 20 years after Hibs saved

By Rory Reynolds THEY’VE toured the globe and had sell-out crowds chanting along to 500 miles for more two decades. But The Proclaimers still reckon they will be bags of nerves when they play a special gig in front of thousands of fans to mark the best save in Hibs’ history. Lifelong fans Craig and […]

April 14th, 2010 | Posted in 1,Sport | Read More »

Former Scotland striker thanks fans for stroke support

By Rory Reynolds FORMER Scotland midfielder Eoin Jess says he is to be “patched up like a tyre” after doctors found he had been living with a potentially fatal hole in his heart for nearly 40 years. The former Aberdeen striker, who suffered a stroke at just 38, is to undergo surgery for a condition […]

April 4th, 2010 | Posted in 1,Sport | Read More »

Edinburgh man clinches European taekwondo championship

By Cara Sulieman A CANCER beating martial arts teacher has clinched a European title after fighting testicular cancer that threatened to ruin his taekwondo career. Former Hearts FC and Dunfermline Athletic player Peter Pryde became the European veteran champion at finals in Italy earlier this month. He celebrated the win on his 42nd birthday earlier […]

March 31st, 2010 | Posted in 1,Sport | Read More »

Austrian giants take cup at Scots Subbuteo championships

By Rory Reynolds SCOTLAND’S tiny players failed to make a big win at the Subbuteo championships in Edinburgh last weekend. More than 60 players from across Europe took part in this year’s Scottish Table Soccer Grand Prix at Easter Road. Three Scots sides took on teams from Austria, Italy, Belgium, Malta, Holland, as well as […]

March 30th, 2010 | Posted in 1,Sport | Read More »

Rugby star Evans speaks of the tackle that nearly ended his career

By Rory Reynolds RUGBY star Thom Evans has spoken for the first time about the horrific tackle that threatened to leave him paralysed. The 24-year-old said he “felt like a shot” had gone through his body as he collided with Wales full-back Lee Byrne during Scotland’s Six Nations fixture. It was feared that the Scotland […]

March 28th, 2010 | Posted in 1,Sport | Read More »

SPL stars join bid to stub out tobacco industry cash handouts

By Michael MacLeod SCOTLAND’S top footballers have backed a campaign to show the red card to a £300million taxpayer handout to the tobacco trade. Euro MP Alyn Smith has signed up the skippers from Rangers, Hearts and Aberdeen in a battle against public money supporting tobacco farmers. David Weir, Michael Stewart and Mark Kerr have […]

March 14th, 2010 | Posted in 1,Sport | Read More »

Champion boxing gym receives £250,000 revamp

By Rory Reynolds THE BOXING gym that trained Scotland’s first world champion is to receive a £250,000 makeover to restore it to its former glory. The Leith Victoria Boxing Club, which was set up in 1919, produced ring-legend Johnny Hill. At just 23 the Edinburgh-born fighter became Scotland’s first world champion in 1928. He took […]

March 5th, 2010 | Posted in 1,Sport | Read More »

Csaba Laszlo gives evidence at Hearts tribunal

  By Cara Sulieman FORMER Hearts boss Csaba Laszlo revealed it wasn’t just a striker he was missing during his time with the club – but a secretary too. He appeared as a witness today at an Employment Tribunal in Edinburgh where his former employers are accused of sex discrimination. Football secretary Louise Mackenzie alleges […]

March 2nd, 2010 | Posted in 1,Sport | Read More »

Football secretary sues Hearts for sexual discrimination

By Cara Sulieman A KEY member of backroom staff at Hearts FC told an employment tribunal today (Mon) that she was “very upset” after having the terms of her contract changed when she came back from maternity leave. Louise Mackenzie has been the football secretary for the premiere league club since 2001, and went on […]

March 1st, 2010 | Posted in 1,Sport | Read More »

Sir Robin blasts SFA for no Team GB

By Cara Sulieman THE SCOTS-BORN mayor of the London borough hosting the 2012 Olympics has blasted the SFA for blocking a British football team. Sir Robin Wales is furious that there won’t be a UK team taking part in the football tournament saying it would be the only way for Scotland to “be in with […]

February 28th, 2010 | Posted in 1,Sport | Read More »

Cycling champ Mark Beaumont reveals Olympic bid is “childhood dream”

By Rory Reynolds ROUND the world cyclist Mark Beaumont has revealed that his next challenge could be following Olympic champ Chris Hoy’s tyre tracks towards landing a gold medal. The 27-year-old – who holds the world record for the fastest bike ride across the globe – says he hasn’t ruled out an Olympic future, admitting […]

February 25th, 2010 | Posted in 1,Sport | Read More »

Fife to set up own golf group

By Cara Sulieman THE home of golf plans a break-a-way group to help promote Fife as a mecca for fans of the sport amid claims VisitScotland isn’t doing enough to promote the area as a major tourist destination. Fife Council is leading the drive to form a stand-alone ‘alliance’ and has hired a £26,650 team […]

February 23rd, 2010 | Posted in 1,Local News,Sport | Read More »

Hearts urge fans to embrace low-fat pies

By Rory Reynolds SCOTS football fans are facing the biggest change to the national game in decades – low fat half time pies. The pies have been specially baked by Quality Meat Scotland who claim they contain 40 per cent less fat than the tradition creations munched down by thousands of fans every weekend. On […]

February 22nd, 2010 | Posted in 1,Scottish News,Sport | Read More »

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