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Monarchs star recovering after spectacular crash at Newcastle

Luckless Edinburgh Monarchs lost skipper Erik Riss after just one ride against Newcastle Diamonds in their Championship League clash at Brough Park tonight.

Scotland skipper Stuart Hogg leads his team-mates off the field after losing to the USA. Pic: Fotosport/David Gibson

Gregor Townsend: Poor discipline cost Scotland against USA

Coach Gregor Townsend blamed poor discipline for Scotland’s 30-29 defeat to the USA in Houston.

Rugby union
Liam Henderson was a member of the Hibs team which won the Scottish Cup in 2016

Fiorentina bid £2m for Hibs Scottish Cup hero Liam Henderson

Former Hibs and Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson is set to become the first Scottish player to play in Serie A for 32 years after Fiorentina offered Bari £2 million for his services, according to reports.

Alfred Finnbogason celebrates his goal

Ex-Hutchison Vale kid Alfred Finnbogason makes history at World Cup

Former Hutchison Vale kid Alfred Finnbogason made history by becoming the first player to score a World Cup finals goal for Iceland.

Captain, Stuart Hogg, was unable to guide his side to victory. Picture: TSPL (2017)

USA 30 - 29 Scotland: Scots stunned in rugby upset

Scotland left Houston embarrassed as they became the first Tier One nation to lose to the USA.

Rugby union
Scotland coach Gregor Townsend will have much to think about following his side's first defeat to the USA. Picture: Neil Hanna

Iain Morrison: Scotland embarrassed and beaten by USA brawn

It was a weekend of surprises.

Rugby union

Coup for Edinburgh City as they sign Conrad Balatoni

Edinburgh City have pulled off something of a coup in making former Hearts defender Conrad Balatoni their seventh signing of the summer.

Andy Murray practises at Queen's Club. Picture: Patrik Lundin/Getty Images

Andy Murray to make comeback at Queen’s

Andy Murray will return to competitive tennis after almost a year out at the Queen’s Club next week.

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John Thain feared he would never fight again

Edinburgh welterweight John Thain admits he began to wonder if he’d ever see the inside of a boxing ring again.

Craig Levein has stressed the importance of getting pre-season right

Craig Levein: Hearts must hit ground running this season

Craig Levein insists Hearts’ start to the Ladbrokes Premiership campaign will be shaped by how they fare in pre-season friendlies and Betfred Cup ties.

Northern bowlers, from left, Andy Reid, Gordon Wilson jun, Jamie Reid and Gordon Wilson sen have qualified for the national championships at Ayr Northfield

Father-and-son combos give Northern soul in Fours

The father-and-son combines of Gordon Wilson snr and jnr, and Andy and Jamie Reid of Edinburgh’s Northern BC have reached the finals stage of the Fours in the national championships at Ayr Northfield.

Kirsty Smith is available for Hibs following Scotland duty

Hibs Ladies take Weir’s way in SSE Scottish Cup

Hibs Ladies are overwhelming favourites to progress to the third round of the SSE Scottish Cup when they travel to SWFL Division 1 South outfit Weir Thistle.

Lower Leagues
Steven Pressley slots home the penalty past Derek Soutar to win the game for Hearts

Maroon Memories: Levein discovers his team will never say die

HEARTS kicked off the season in the City of Discovery – and boss Craig Levein found out that his squad looked well equipped for the campaign ahead.

Guillaume Beuzelin jumps for joy after opening the scoring

Hibee History: Mogga’s men shatter Hearts’ 12-match unbeaten run

Hearts arrived at Easter Road, top of the league and unbeaten in the first 12 matches of the 2005-2006 season, but the abrupt departure of manager George Burley a week earlier gave Hibs every hope of shattering the run.

Erik Riss drives round Matej Kus in heat 15 with Ricky Wells following up to secure the match win for Monarchs. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs win a thriller against Newcastle Diamonds

Edinburgh Monarchs hauled themselves off the floor to edge out Newcastle Diamonds 46-44 in a Championship League thriller at Armadale Stadium tonight, which went down to the last heat.

Ann Budge helps launch the new Hearts home kit for the 2018/19 season. She has admitted she would like to see a Saturday Edinburgh derby. Picture: Colin Hattersley

Ann Budge ‘a wee bit disappointed’ by midweek Edinburgh derby

Ann Budge insists it would be “great” for Hearts and Hibs to face off on a Saturday, after the Capital rivals’ first meeting of the 2018/19 season was confirmed as a midweek fixture.

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Liam Rudden: Day out at Musselburgh Races proves a winner

NOTHING beats a day at the races, especially when the sun is out and the fizz is flowing. At Musselburgh Racecourse last Saturday, that thought flitted through my mind as I arrived at the East Lothian venue’s newest addition to their annual calender, The Edinburgh Gin Scottish Sprint Raceday.

Hibs' Dylan McGeouch holds off Hearts' Steven Naismith in the last meeting between the sides. Picture: SNS/Paul Devlin

Joel Sked: Midweek derby dates simply highlight appeal of Hearts-Hibs

For fans of Hearts and Hibs, Halloween night is very much a case of trick rather than treat this year. The teams are scheduled to meet each other on 31 October in what is the first derby match of the season.

Edinburgh Castle will host some of the world's top golfers

Edinburgh Castle to stage TV golf shoot-out during Scottish Open

Edinburgh Castle is to be the venue for a glitzy golf event during the week of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open at Gullane.

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