Cup win overcomes Rangers’ recent frailities

Naturally enough, the predominant response among the Rangers players following their League Cup final victory over St Mirren was a sense of triumph. The...

Long, hard, rough and hilly: the World’s Ultimate Running Races

By Matthew Shelley The London, New York and Berlin marathons are incomparable for scale, speed and exhilaration. But how about the Brazil Jungle Marathon? It’s...

Opinion: Will the London Olympics be the regeneration games?

By Colin Borland Doctors warn that making new year’s resolutions can lead to depression. Especially if you’re a publican, bookmaker or tobacconist. For the rest of...

Victory over Kilmarnock seems crucial for Mowbray

There is an essential romanticism to Tony Mowbray, at least that part of himself that he reveals to a wider audience. His ideology is...

Why are the Scots absent from British chess championship?

Less than a fortnight after the Scottish chess championship ended in Hamilton, the British equivalent is underway in Canterbury. It’s a much larger and...

Alex Salmond outlines the Scottish clubgolf initiative

– This is the text of an article by Scottish first minister Alex Salmond which first appeared in the Sunday Mail. On the last...

Weir’s Week: Temper tantrums, Team 12 and a 36-year grudge

Saturday The Le Mans 24 Hour race is one of the great sporting spectacles. It is a contest that has captured the imagination for years, even...

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...

On all-Edinburgh finals, could the SFA learn from Chess Scotland?

Following on from Stewart Weir’s discussion, elsewhere in these pages, of whether the presence of Hearts and Hibs in the Scottish Cup final might...

Thrills, spills and scenery: motorbike trials come to Nevis Range

It’s one of the main events of the motorcycling year. This weekend, the 2011 SPEA FIM Trial World Championship arrives at Nevis Range, seven...