Friday Song: Wimbledon

The Sensational Alex Salmond Band have, once again, produced a video to promote their new album. This week's topical offering, Wimbledon, is written and performed...

The best of the Andy Murray coverage

Here's our pick of the coverage of Andy Murray's victory over Marin Cilic at the Australian open: The Independent "Andy Murray no longer goes on court...

LETTER FROM SCOTLAND 9th May 2014

Fate is a cruel thing. This week we are mourning the loss of a young, courageous and talented woman who we are proud to...

Weir’s Week: Serbian handball – followed by a Serbian masterclass

By Stewart Weir Saturday I can’t recall mentioning handball too often in the past. But for the handball fan out there you’ll have been viewing the...

Weir’s Week: goal-line befuddlement and undiplomatic language

By Stewart Weir Saturday It was England against Wales in the Six Nations championship, while in Serie A it was first against second when Juventus met...

Some other lengthy sporting struggles

In the wake of the 11-hour, 183-game Wimbledon encounter between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut, here are four other sporting encounters that took a...

The Weir’s Week Annual Awards 2011 – The Weirdos

By Stewart Weir So 2011 is nearly over and 2012 is nearly upon us. A chance to reflect, look ahead, mourn and laugh at what...

Weir’s Week: Title hopes, top tiers and that Tsonga semi

Saturday I remember watching a few late matches at Wimbledon over the years. Ironically, the two I recall best were both on Thursday evening semi-finals,...

Counter-punching Murray on precarious edge of greatness

That Andy Murray is on the verge of something is a truth we have come to consider as inevitable. His talent is accomplished enough...

Weir’s Week: From Murray Park to Murray Mound

Saturday The early 80s were a special time in Scottish football. The New Firm of Aberdeen and Dundee United didn’t need enforced relegation or liquidation...