Weir’s Week: Terry’s triumph, woeful Hibs – and getting the finger out

Saturday Congratulations go to Chelsea, crowned kings of Europe after beating Bayern Munich to take the Champions League in a dramatic penalty shootout. This of course...

Weir’s Week: Edinburgh awaits – as King Kenny heads for the exit

Saturday To get an F1 car travelling as quickly as possible, particularly when it comes to qualifying, teams spend millions developing engines, tyres and aerodynamics,...

Weir’s Week: Luxembourg boxing and O’Sullivan gets Carter

Saturday Well, was it a goal or wasn’t it? The late kick-off time and the jeering of the National Anthem by some sections of the Liverpool...

Weir’s Week: Celtic’s black humour and a bad day for drug bans

Saturday Four matches in the SPL, all with particular relevance to Europe and relegation. While Dunfermline were playing for survival, and Inverness Caley Thistle were at...
Stephen Hendry

Stephen Hendry: farewell to the king of the Crucible from his PR man

“And Stephen Hendry has decided to hang up his cue after a 13-2 defeat at the hands of fellow Scot Stephen Maguire at the...

Titles, Toiletgate and Topalov: super-strong chess grandmaster visits Edinburgh

Following on from the recent cup finals in various Scottish chess competitions, this Sunday will see another notable chess occasion in Edinburgh. And while...

Weir’s Week: bad bar timing, secret panels and a Euro amnesty

Saturday Form is temporary, class is permanent. One of vintage commentator Clive Everton’s favourite lines. So worth stealing. Today is the first day of the Betfred...

Hendry’s latest 147 and why Scottish snooker hasn’t gone to pot

In sport, small is rarely beautiful. The important football matches are played out in aircraft hangars intended to foster some sort of family intimacy. Roger Federer...

Thirty years ago: Alex Higgins’ finest fortnight

Snooker is all things to all men – and women. Sign of a misspent youth perhaps, but for countless others it has been everything from...