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Bertie Auld at 80: The Celtic legend’s illustrious career in pictures
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 13:35:52 +0100
Celtic legend Bertie Auld celebrates his 80th birthday today.
Sports psychology bringing out the best in Lennie Waite
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 07:05:25 +0100
LENNIE WAITE may not have the luxury of being a full-time athlete but she does have the advantage of being able to apply her job directly to her athletic career.
Susan Egelstaff: UFC's attempt to enter boxing is exciting - but is it for the long-term good?
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 06:42:04 +0100
Anthony Joshua may be just eight days away from all but unifying the heavyweight division but the biggest story of the week is nothing to do with his bout against Joseph Parker next Saturday.
Braehead Clan head coach John Tripp confident his side can clinch play-off place
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 04:26:03 +0100
Braehead Clan head coach John Tripp is under no illusions as to the importance of his team’s final two games of the EIHL season but he is confident that they can produce the results they need to secure their spot in the play-offs.
Scotland Under-21 manager Scot Gemmill warns his side to be wary of Andorra surface
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 03:04:03 +0100
SCOT GEMMILL last night revealed his Scotland Under 21s will have to deal with an Andorra side that will park the bus and have painted their pitch green.
Steven Thompson: Scotland may have looked to the past, but signs suggest Alex McLeish can take us into the future
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 03:01:05 +0100
WHEN Alex McLeish was appointed as Scotland manager for a second time, there was a wide perception among the Tartan Army and in the media that it represented a backwards step for the national team, and a missed opportunity to sweep a new broom through...
Tigers and Monarchs reinstate speedway's Scottish Cup to mark historic season
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 01:49:05 +0100
As the power-brokers in the sport sought to thrash out a deal that would help all their businesses prevail and impasse meant that the representatives of British speedway’s second tier, the Championship, walked out en masse.
Bryan Ruiz: Peter Grant helped me out at Fulham - but I want Costa Rica to spoil his Scotland start
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 01:07:20 +0100
COSTA Rica captain Bryan Ruiz last night recalled how Scotland assistant manager Peter Grant had helped him through his turbulent spell in England with Fulham.
Oscar Ramirez looks back on day Costa Rica stunned world football with shock win over Scotland at Italia 90
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 01:06:54 +0100
OSCAR Ramirez played as Costa Rica stunned Scotland not to mention the rest of world football by winning their opening game of Italia ’90.
Alex McLeish vows to try and restore fan fervour as he takes the reins at Scotland for a second time
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 01:06:43 +0100
ALEX McLeish last night vowed to try and restore pride in the Scotland team among supporters as he prepared for the first game of his second spell as manager against Costa Rica at Hampden this evening.
Charlie Mulgrew: Captaining Celtic was an honour for me as a fan - but being made Scotland skipper is up there
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 01:06:36 +0100
HAVING only been installed as Scotland captain for the first game of the international double header against Costa Rica and Hungary, there is no guarantee Charlie Mulgrew will retain the armband going forward.
Scotland boss Alex McLeish hoping to rekindle the spirit of 2007 - but go one better than his Italian job
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 01:06:26 +0100
AS somebody who played for Scotland at a time when qualification for the finals of major tournaments was if not exactly a given then certainly a regular occurrence, the last two decades have been hard for Alex McLeish as any supporter.
Herald Sport podcast: Scotland, Hampden, Six Nations and more
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:56:59 +0100
Scott Mullen is joined by Chris Jack, Nick Rodger and Duncan Hare for today's show. 
Charlie Mulgrew 'honoured' to be named Scotland captain for Costa Rica friendly
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:41:32 +0100
Charlie Mulgrew will keep on doing the things that have won him 32 caps after being handed the "massive honour" of the Scotland captaincy.
In pictures: A history of Scotland's yellow kits
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:34:11 +0100
SCOTLAND'S new away kit was unveiled this week, heralding a colour switch from pink to yellow.
Motherwell's Cedric Kipre wins appeal against red card received against Celtic
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:15:41 +0100
The centre-back was shown red during Sunday's draw at Fir Park following a tussle with Bhoys captain Scott Brown. 
'Braveheart' Liam Henderson talking the talk with Bari
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 09:36:10 +0100
The 21-year-old became the first Scottish player since Graeme Sounness in 1986 to ply his trade in Italy
Hibernian man John McGinn dreams of the Scotland captain’s job
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 09:31:29 +0100
JOHN McGINN admits he dreams of captaining Scotland one day – even if it is only for 10 minutes.
Robert MacIntyre forced to sit tight as Challenge Tour swings into action
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:07:06 +0100
There’s a queer old difference between Nairobi and Oban. Then again?
Ryan Christie revelling in the great expectations of Scotland duty
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:05:54 +0100
For some of the more battle-weary scribes, who have so many lines on our increasingly anguished fizzogs the Tartan Army members ask if they can get a cheap train to Mount Florida on them, it doesn’t actually feel that long ago since the World Cup finals...
Clued up: the fiendish mind behind The Herald's Wee Stinker crossword
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 05:00:00 +0100
THE Wee Stinker, The Herald’s legendary and cunning little crossword, is on the move from Mondays to Saturdays, but John McKie, the legendary and cunning man who composes them, is going nowhere. McKie – or Myops as he is better known – has been...
Callum Booth admits that livelihoods of Partick Thistle staff playing on his mind
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 03:01:19 +0100
THERE may have been more than a few Partick Thistle supporters trooping out of Tynecastle on Saturday who believed that their players simply didn’t care about their predicament as much as they did, after such a frustratingly abject display.
Charlie Miller tells current Rangers crop they must learn to live up to Ibrox expectation
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 03:01:07 +0100
This season, while the supporters have kept up their end of the deal, the team have frequently failed to do so.
Scotland sevens head coach John Dalziel feeling positive about Scotland squad ahead of Gold Coast
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 02:35:07 +0100
SINCE Glasgow 2014, sevens rugby has been on the verge of being scrapped within Scotland and so this leaves head coach John Dalziel in no doubt as to the importance of his team’s performance at Gold Coast 2018, which begins in less than two weeks.
Little big hitter Grigg the Green reckons Warriors are on course to become inaugural Pro14 champs
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:43:09 +0100
The mode of transport fits more with the image of Kiwi outdoorsman than modern international sportsman as Nick Grigg, to the potential discomfort of his uncomplaining 6’6” passenger and team-mate Brian Alain’uiese, pitches up in a decidedly unflashy...
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Italy 27 Scotland 29: Last gasp Laidlaw kick sees Scots end rollercoaster campaign by breaking Italian hearts
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 01:08:37 +0100
MUCH like the Michael Caine heist movie, Scotland’s Italian job ended in the ultimate Six Nations cliffhanger. Because for so much of this gladiatorial collision in Rome’s Stadio Olimpico, it seemed as though Gregor Townsend’s side were fated to...
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Under 19s: Park's young Scots face tough opener against Germany
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:08:33 +0100
SCOTLAND kick off their Euro Under 19s Elite Round group today with a daunting encounter against hosts Germany.
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Simmons British title bid halted in second round KO
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 02:15:00 +0100
Stephen Simmons loses British cruiserweight title bid after being knocked out by defending champion Matty Askin.
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Pass marks for Scotland but must do better on road
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 01:09:59 +0100
AS quickly as it arrives after the turn of the year, so it’s gone again for another 12 months. The Six Nations Championship lasts just seven weeks. But such is the anticipation, expectation and intensity of it all, February 3 – when the show kicked...
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Stuart Hogg happy to pass on the credit to forwards
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 01:09:52 +0100
A RELIEVED Stuart Hogg handed the credit for salvaging Scotland's last-day effort in Rome to the forwards - even though his first try of the Six Nations campaign could not have been more timely.
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Tumultuous week leaves Rangers and Graeme Murty facing uncertain futures as Kilmarnock and Steve Clarke prosper
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 01:09:43 +0100
A WEEK may well be, as Harold Wilson is widely credited with remarking, a long time in politics, but in football management, as Graeme Murty is finding out, it can be an absolute eternity.
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Recipe of the Day: Banana loaf by Ally McGrath of Osso Restaurant in Peebles
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:10:00 +0100
Banana loaf by Ally McGrath of Osso Restaurant in Peebles
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Rangers must lower expectations in order to catch Celtic, says former boss Mark Warburton
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:38:59 +0100
FORMER Rangers manager Mark Warburton believes that the club must take a patient approach and lower their expectations in order to close the gap to league leaders Celtic.
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READER OFFER: Free Scottish Gardener Magazine
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:49:30 +0100
Easter is almost here and while strong winds and icy showers could still be on the cards, that spring rush of growth is gathering pace with every passing day.
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Madame Tussauds announces Meghan Markle waxwork
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:15:42 +0100
Meghan’s waxwork will be unveiled in May.
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Paul Lawrie: Golf just now is "as good as it gets"
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:06:16 +0100
Things are building up quite a head of steam here in the world of golf. Next month’s Masters, for instance, has so much fanfare surrounding it, they’ll be belting out the 20th Century Fox flourish on the first tee at this gasping rate.
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Carly Booth eyeing a Gleneagles homecoming
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:03:29 +0100
Gleneagles remains a home from home for Carly Booth. Brought up just 15 miles away in Comrie, the 25-year-old is so familiar with the Perthshire resort’s golfing terrain she is just about on first name terms with each blade of grass.
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Academics crowdfund case to help resolve university pension row
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:31:06 +0100
HAVING just returned to his desk after taking part in four weeks’ of pensions-related industrial action, Strathclyde University law school head Professor Alastair Hudson has a lot on his plate.
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Scots drug-delivery system firm raises £2m for scale-up
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:08:32 +0100
A SCOTTISH company which has developed a timed drug-delivery system has raised £2 million to scale up its business, and plans to nearly double its workforce, writes Ian McConnell.
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Virgin hails deal with Scottish investment giant
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:04:49 +0100
ABERDEEN Standard Investments (ASI) has embarked on a joint venture with Virgin Money, allowing it to provide asset management services to the bank’s retail customers.
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Mortality among ethnic and immigrant Scots lower than white population
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:40:06 +0100
PEOPLE from most ethnic groups, who were born abroad but live in Scotland, have lower death rates than those born here, a study has found.
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Abortion pill move to be challenged in Scottish court
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 05:00:00 +0100
PLANS to allow pregnant women to use an abortion-inducing drug in their own home are about to be challenged in court.
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How Scotland players rated
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 01:09:56 +0100
Stuart Hogg: Defensively pulled out of position for Italy’s second try. No real spark or inspiration – until it really mattered 7
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Graeme Murty vows to do better as Rangers crash to seventh home league defeat at Ibrox for first time in 103 years
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 01:09:48 +0100
GRAEME Murty last night vowed to improve Rangers’ dire home record after they lost their seventh league game at Ibrox in the same season for the first time in 103 years.
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Davies rescues a point for 'frustrated' County
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 01:09:19 +0100
STEVEN Ferguson, the Ross County co-manager, attempted to put a positive spin on things but frustration was the overriding emotion at the end of proceedings. While this was a point gained it felt as if two had been lost as County sought to alleviate their...
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Gregor Townsend - We still have a long way to go - but last gasp Italy win will help as much as England triumph
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 01:08:58 +0100
SCOTLAND coach Gregor Townsend admits his side still have a long way to go to unlock their full potential – but the players would take as much from yesterday’s come-from-behind Six Nations win against Italy as they did from the historic Calcutta Cup...
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Kim Little’s return for crucial games a big boost for Shelley Kerr
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 01:08:29 +0100
THE squad for Scotland's most important games since the Euros will be announced on Wednesday, and the good news is that Kim Little will return for the World Cup qualifiers against Switzerland and Poland.
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Clued up: the fiendish mind behind The Herald's Wee Stinker crossword
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 05:00:00 +0100
THE Wee Stinker, The Herald’s legendary and cunning little crossword, is on the move from Mondays to Saturdays, but John McKie, the legendary and cunning man who composes them, is going nowhere. McKie – or Myops as he is better known – has been...
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Former Ibrox boss Mark Warburton urges Rangers to be patient with Graeme Murty
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:09:13 +0100
MARK Warburton has warned Rangers that they will go back to square one unless they show Graeme Murty patience.
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Horse racing: Musselburgh meeting fails to reach deal
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:14:30 +0100
A meeting between representatives of the East Lothian Council (ELC) and Lothians Racing Syndicate (LRS) failed to broker a deal leaving the future of the track in grave doubt.
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