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World Cup 2018: David Weatherston’s preview

The greatest show on earth is upon us today when Russia kick off against Saudi Arabia.

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Rob Roy will face Linlithgow Rose in the last 16 of the Scottish Junior Cup

Rob Roy to face Linlithgow Rose in Junior Cup cracker

Kirkintilloch Rob Roy will host Linlithgow Rose in the one of the plum ties of the Scottish Junior Cup fifth round.
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Referee Mike Roncone banishes Arbroath boss Dick Campbell to the stand over his on-field penalty kick protest (picture by Graham Black).

DICK CAMPBELL: I ACCEPT WHAT I DID WAS WRONG

Tomorrow’s (Saturday) hopeful return to the league campaign cannot come quickly enough for Dick Campbell and his Arbroath troops.

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VIDEO PREVIEW: WWE legends bringing new 5 Star Wrestling live weekly TV shows to UK Arenas

WWE legends Rey Mysterio, John Morrison and Rob Van Dam are bringing new 5 Star Wrestling live weekly TV shows to UK Arenas in 2018 and we have all the ticket details.

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Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend during Scotland's win over Samoa. Picture Ross Parker/SNS

Gregor Townsend: We’ll shore up defence for All Blacks

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend is confident his players can iron out the defensive deficiencies which allowed Samoa to score five tries ahead of this weekend’s daunting visit of world champions New Zealand.

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Scott Booth, now head coach of Glasgow City, believes change should be resisted at all levels of the Scotland set-up

Scott Booth: Scotland must stick with manager and the plan

Genetically modifying Scottish footballers isn’t what Scott Booth believes is required to alter the qualifying fortunes of the country. Change should be resisted on all levels in the Scotland set-up is the firm belief of the 22-times capped former SFA youth coach.

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Pairs prizewinners at Wigtown

McCubbin pair win pairs

Wigtown Bowling Club held its Open Pairs competition, sponsored by Jewson at the weekend. W

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Oliver Burke captained Scotland U20 to victory over Brazil at the Toulon Tournament in June. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Oliver Burke will join Scots U21 squad with a point to prove

It would be understandable if representing Scotland under-21s wasn’t uppermost in the mind of Oliver Burke right now. That, though, will be anything but the case according to Scot Gemmill, who will manage him at international level next month.

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Bonnyrigg Rose beat Rob Roy in last season's Scottish Junior Cup quarter-finals

Draw made for first round of Scottish Junior Cup

The battle to land Scottish junior football's Blue Riband trophy gets under way next month.

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BREAKING: Britain's top athletes announced for #teamparkrun events UK wide from 9am today - August 19

On you marks, gets set....for YOUR chance to join National Lottery-funded athletes including Olympic and Paralympic stars just revealed for the #teamparkrun 5k events UK wide today - Saturday,- August 19.
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Guy Learmonth made the decision to go back to the Borders after failing to make the the Rio Olympics. Photograph: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Guy Learmonth takes step back to move forward

For readers d’un certain age, the arrival of the Victor on the newsagent’s shelves of a Friday afternoon signalled the availability of the latest instalment in the unlikely life of athletics’ great working-class hero. Alf Tupper, otherwise known as “The Tough of the Track”, was the outlier made good, working as a welder by day but burning off his running rivals the night before by rewarding himself with a healthy helping of fish and chips rather than a refreshing power shake.

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Dundonald Links is playing host to the Scottish Open.

Fowler feels at home in Scotland

World number six Rickie Fowler says it's great to be back playing links golf in Scotland.

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Richie Ramsay landed a place at the Open Championship with his second place finish in Ireland.

Ramsay aiming to keep up the momentum

Scotsman Richie Ramsay is aiming to build on his good recent form at this weekend's Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.

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Keith McAllister sports an anniverary shirt

‘Tradition is everything for Queen’s Park after 150 years’

Queen’s Park turn 150 years old today and the fan who has seen more of their 4,846 games than any other reckons he would stop watching them if they ever gave up their legendary amateur status.

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Mark McGhee is glad Wayne Rooney is not in the England squad

McGhee: Wayne Rooney's absence is no bad thing for Scotland

Scotland assistant manager Mark McGhee reckons Scotland could benefit from England not picking all time record goalscorer Wayne Rooney for this weekend’s Auld Enemy clash.

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Josh Henderson scores a try for Scotland in their 42-20 loss to New Zealand on day one of the World Rugby U20 Championship 2017 in Kutaisi, Georgia.

BATTLING SCOTS CAN’T HAKA PACE

Scotland’s young starlets opened their World Rugby U20 Championship account with a 42-20 defeat to tournament favourites New Zealand.

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Stuart Hogg poses for some snaps with the rest of the Lions squad on the steps of the plane

Scots can be pride of Lions

Scotland may be under represented in the British and Irish Lions squad this summer, but former Hawick standout Stuart Hogg is aiming to make as much noise as possible during the tour of New Zealand.

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