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Gordon Strachan admits Scotland World Cup hopes would end with loss to Slovenia

Gordon Strachan insists there will be no grey areas clouding Scotland's World Cup rescue plan when they face Slovenia on Sunday.

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Scot Gemmill urges Scotland U21s to embrace tough Euro qualifying challenge

Scotland Under-21 coach Scot Gemmill called for his players to embrace the daunting prospect of starting the next European Under-21 qualifying campaign with games against Holland and England.

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Scotland v Slovenia

Gordon Strachan handed Stuart Armstrong his Scotland debut in the crucial 2018 World Cup qualifier against Slovenia at Hampden Park.

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Dundee United boss Ray McKinnon hoping cup success can spark league improvement

Dundee United manager Ray McKinnon hopes the manner of their Irn-Bru Cup final triumph can settle them down after a difficult period.

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Scotland beat Sweden to secure bronze at World Curling Championships

Scotland secured bronze at the World Curling Championships with a thrilling 6-4 win over Sweden in Beijing.

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Josh Taylor anticipating exciting future after impressing in first title defence

Josh Taylor believes he issued a "good statement" of intent with an impressive first defence of his Commonwealth super-lightweight title against Warren Joubert on Friday night.

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Slovenia aim to compound Tartan Army misery by sinking Scotland hopes at Hampden

Slovenia skipper Bostjan Cesar says his side will aim to hush a half-empty Hampden when they face Scotland on Sunday.

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Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths 'trying too hard' for first Scotland goal

Leigh Griffiths admits he needs to learn to relax if he is to finally bag his first goal for Scotland.

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Russell Martin: Scotland still dealing with disappointment of missing Euros

Scotland defender Russell Martin feels they have struggled to shake off their Euro 2016 disappointment - but claims victory over Slovenia would spark a revival.

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Scotland v Slovenia talking points

Scotland host Slovenia in the World Cup qualifiers on Sunday aiming to cut a four-point gap on their second-placed visitors in Group F.

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Scotland need to defeat Sweden to ensure World Championships bronze in Beijing

Eve Muirhead was forced to settle for a battle for bronze after her Scotland team lost their play-off match against Sweden at the World Curling Championships in Beijing on Saturday.

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Josh Taylor impresses in first defence of Commonwealth super-lightweight title

Josh Taylor once again showed his undoubted potential with an impressive first defence of his Commonwealth super-lightweight title against Warren Joubert at Edinburgh's Meadowbank Sports Centre.

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New Rangers boss Caixinha set to have big say on summer transfers

Rangers chairman Dave King has stated that manager Pedro Caixinha will have a major say in their level of investment in the squad this summer.

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Former Rangers and Hearts man David Templeton handed Hamilton deal

Hamilton have announced the surprise signing of former Rangers and Hearts winger David Templeton.

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Stuart Hogg returns from Six Nations duty as Glasgow take on Connacht

Stuart Hogg, the RBS 6 Nations player of the championship, returns to Glasgow duty in Saturday's Guinness PRO12 encounter with Connacht.

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Rhys Patchell shines as Scarlets see off Edinburgh

Fly-half Rhys Patchell scored 16 points, including two tries, as Scarlets registered a 26-10 bonus-point victory over Guinness Pro12 rivals Edinburgh.

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Stephen Hendry's Crucible bid reaches the end of the Lines

Stephen Hendry saw his hopes of a competitive return to the Crucible crushed on Friday when he lost in the semi-finals of the World Seniors Championship.

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Edinburgh welcome back Scotland contingent to face Scarlets

Edinburgh Rugby welcome back nine internationals from Scotland's RBS 6 Nations squad for Friday night's Guinness PRO12 clash against Scarlets at Parc Y Scarlets.

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Scotland Ratings v Canada

ALLAN McGREGOR - Got a hand to Fraser Aird's 11th-minute shot but could not be blamed for failing to keep it out. Pulled off an excellent second-half stop from the same player. 7/10

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Andy Murray set for tests on injured elbow after Miami Open withdrawal

Andy Murray is to undergo tests following his withdrawal from the Miami Open, Press Association Sport understands.

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