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Glasgow Warriors face 12,000-mile round trip for one match

When Dave Rennie signed on for his stint with the Warriors you suspect that one reason the Kiwi coach moved north was the ever-increasing travel demands that the expanded Super Rugby imposed upon all participants. Had his Chiefs team beaten the Crusaders in this season’s semi-final and flown to Johannesburg for the final they would, someone did the maths, have racked up an eye-popping, record 42,921 kilometres (26,830 miles) in one Super Rugby season.

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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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Scottish Athletics Senior & U17 Championships, 14th August 2016,  (C)Bobby Gavin

Scottish athletics stars converge on Grangemouth for Senior Championships

Former medallists, Glasgow 2014 internationals and emergent GB prospects from across Scotland will gather at the Scottish National Senior Championships in Grangemouth this weekend.

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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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The home of MK Dons

Quiz: Which teams play at these lower league British football grounds?

While newer all-seater arenas can look mundane and homogeneous, there are still plenty of traditional grounds in Scotland and England to give the football leagues a mixture of variety and modernity.

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Search for European Championship volunteers begins

Search for European Championship volunteers begins

People across Scotland are being given the chance to volunteer and be the face of the inaugural European Championships in 2018.

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Quiz: can you identify these European football clubs by their nicknames?

Quiz: can you identify these European football clubs by their nicknames?

Nicknames are either funny, confusing or sometimes downright nonsensical. Football clubs are no different.

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Gold for Alford Academy pupil

Gold for Alford Academy pupil

An Alford Academy student won two prizes at a gymnastics competition earlier this month.

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Glasgow Warriors assistant coach Dan McFarland meets the media ahead of their game against Munster. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Glasgow’s Euro mission can pave way for Scotland to progress

Glasgow forwards coach Dan McFarland believes that making the breakthrough into the latter stages of European competition more regularly will have a knock-on benefit for the national team.

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Who did Scotland beat in March? See Question 1

Our 2016 sports quiz ... how much do you remember?

How much do you remember about the sporting highlights - national and international - of the past 12 months.

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Laura Muir was voted Scottish Athlete of the Year for the second time. Picture: Jeff Holmes

Laura Muir will push herself to the limit in quest for glory

So often elite performers talk of childhood dreams and lifelong plans, explaining how the quest for success has been a long-term, all-consuming project. But with Laura Muir, it’s different. While there is no doubting the 1500 metres athlete’s standing after a year in which she has delivered records, titles, an Olympic final and now been voted Scottish Athlete of the Year by her peers, hopes of those accomplishments did not dominate her childhood.

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Karen Spence who took part in the Lochaish Dirty 30 Challenge at Glenelg

Trail runners turn their hand to ultramarathon

The ever growing increase in ultra-marathons has seen a significant amount of members from Falkland Trail Runners experience the fun and enjoyment of the long distance challenges.

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Games cancelled amid heavy rain

Games cancelled amid heavy rain

Heavy and presistent rain over the past 36 hours has resulted in the cancellation of Aberdeen’s Highland Games, which were due to take place on Sunday, June 19 in the city’s Hazlehead Park.

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Olly McCrone scored two eagles as Turnhouse beat Royal Burgess

Turnhouse out on their own as Summer League champs falter

After starting the campaign with three straight wins, including two 8-0 whitewashes, defending champions Royal Burgess have suffered back-to-back blows in the Clarity Edinburgh Summer League.

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Walkers on Ben Challum - or "Malcolm's Hill"

Modest mountain with a saintly name has hidden glories to offer

At about the beginning of the eighth century, St Fillan came over from Ireland, in the company of St Kentigearna, to preach “the word” in Scotland.

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Rugby tackling should be banned in schools, say doctors

More than 70 doctors and health experts have written to the Government calling for a ban on tackling in school rugby games.

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Angling for success as funding announced

Additional Government support is being made available for angling clubs potentially impacted by new regulations to protect Scotland’s wild salmon.

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Claire McGarvey, winner of Scottish Schools U16 high jump (middle)

Strong performances given by Stonehaven Banchory AC

Hundreds of young Scottish athletes savoured their first competitive experience of athletics earlier this month at the scottishathleticsSUPERteams event.

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Coach Ross playing some doubles

New Banchory tennis season opens on March 1

The tennis season starts on March 1 at Banchory Tennis Club, and as always they are keen to welcome new members.

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