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Scotland tight-head props WP Nel and Zander Fagerson have returned to training before next Saturday’s Six Nations meeting with England. Gregor Townsend’s side host the Calcutta Cup meeting, having beaten France in Edinburgh last Sunday. “It is a huge boost to have those experienced players in similar positions,” Townsend said. “The other is Richie Gray […]

James McFadden has held brief talks with new Scotland head coach Alex McLeish about joining the national team’s backroom staff. McFadden, who has 48 caps for Scotland, will hold more discussions next week, having played during McLeish’s first spell as national boss. The 34-year-old previously held a coaching role with Motherwell. Faddy was a prolific […]

The Football Association will raise human rights abuses and homophobia issues with the Qatar FA after signing a memorandum of understanding with the hosts of the 2022 World Cup. The deal has raised concerns after the treatment of Qatar’s migrant workers and with homosexuality still illegal. But the FA hopes it can “positively influence football […]

Alex McLeish insists he is the “right man” for the Scotland head coach job and hopes he can bring dissenting fans round to that view. McLeish, who has a contract until 2020, replaces Gordon Strachan 11 years after leaving the job for Birmingham City. The 59-year-old will lead the Scots into their Uefa Nations League […]

British sport’s funding bodies are favouring “obscure” sports that “aren’t popular in working-class communities” while basketball is at risk, says Temi Fagbenle. The 25-year-old, a key Great Britain player, says it is “crazy that sports like skeleton get millions of pounds”. British Basketball gets no funding for its national sides from UK Sport. “I feel like […]

Alex McLeish has agreed a deal to become Scotland manager for the second time. The 59-year-old has been given a deal until 2020 after discussions with the Scottish FA board in recent days. He takes over from his former Aberdeen and Scotland team-mate Gordon Strachan, who left in October. The SFA was unsuccessful in their […]

Alternative rock legends Garbage are heading for Glasgow as part of their 20th anniversary tour. Hard to believe, but it’s been two decades since iconic second album Version 2:0 (which spawned hits including I Think I’m Paranoid and When I Grow Up) was released, and the group are celebrating in style. They will take to […]

Hibernian boss Neil Lennon has refused to rule out the prospect of becoming the next manager of Scotland. Lennon has been linked with the job after the departure of Gordon Strachan following an unsuccessful World Cup qualification campaign. The 46-year-old says if the Scottish FA were to be in contact then he would have to […]

Adam Pengilly, a British member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has been sent home from the 2018 Winter Olympics with “immediate effect” after an incident with a security officer. The 40-year-old former skeleton racer has apologised to the other man. Pengilly is a two-time Olympian and vice-president of the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation. […]

Entrepreneur Elon Musk successfully launched his new space rocket, the Falcon Heavy, from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on 6th Feb. With twice the launch power of any existing rocket, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy has sent Musk’s beloved midnight cherry Tesla Roadster car into space with a space-suited dummy named Starman – in a nod […]

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