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Musselburgh racing tips: Fraser Canyon’s long trek north can pay off

Hopes are high that racing will go ahead at Musselburgh on Friday and no-one will be more pleased than trainer Tim Vaughan, who sends three runners on the long trek from his base in south Wales.

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Steven Naismith is unveiled at Tynecastle after signing a loan deal with Hearts until the end of the season. Picture: Heart of Midlothian FC

Steven Naismith: Hearts move ticked all the boxes for me

Steven Naismith said Hearts ticked all the boxes for him as the Norwich City forward agreed a loan deal until the end of the season.

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Hearts will host Hibs in the Scottish Cup at Tynecastle

Hibs and Hearts fans told to behave ahead of Scottish Cup clash

POLICE are urging fans to behave during the Edinburgh derby this weekend.

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Tournament organiser Paul Cruickshank

Pool players all set for Edinburgh Open Championship

Scotland’s top pool players will head to the Capital this weekend to compete in the Edinburgh Open Championship at the Shandon Snooker & Pool Centre.

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Scotland will take on France and England at Murrayfield, Picture: SNS

Scotland’s Six Nations Murrayfield tickets touted for £2,200

RUGBY fans will be left out of pocket as touts cash in on inflated prices for Six Nations tickets.

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Steven Naismith at Tynecastle today

Hearts complete loan signing of Steven Naismith

Hearts have completed the signing of Scotland striker Steven Naismith on loan from Norwich City.

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Steven Naismith will bring versatility and quality in the final third to Hearts. Picture: SNS Group

What Hearts are getting in Steven Naismith

Steven Naismith has agreed a loan deal with Hearts, keeping him at Tynecastle until the end of the season. Patrick McPartlin looks at what Naismith will bring to Tynecastle

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Danny Swanson has found game-time limited at Hibs. Pic: SNS

Tommy Wright open to move for Hibs midfielder Danny Swanson

Tommy Wright says he is open to welcoming Hibs Danny Swanson back to St Johnstone.

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Josh Taylor's next fight will be in March. Pic: TSPL

Josh Taylor to fight Humberto Soto in Glasgow

Josh Taylor’s next fight will be in March against former two-weight world champion Humberto Soto.

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Stephen Gallacher talks through a shot with his new caddie, fellow Scot John Dempster, in the first round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Picture: Getty Images

Stephen Gallacher and Richie Ramsay off to good starts in Abu Dhabi

Desert specialist Stephen Gallacher was joined by Richie Ramsay in bursting out of the blocks as the pair started their 2018 campaigns by outscoring world No 1 Dustin Johnson in the first round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

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Scotland star Stuart Hogg. Picture: PA

John McLellan: Kick-off time behind rugby tourism slump?

The Six Nations is only a fortnight away and this week the Edinburgh Hotels Association claimed austerity has forced more visiting rugby fans to spend only one night here.

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Proud mum Denise Syme has been inundated by well-wishers from overseas

Campaign for Shaun Woodburn gets global backing

THE family of Shaun Woodburn have received messages of support from around the world as a campaign in his memory gets global backing.

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Edinburgh Rugby flnaker Hamish Watson

Hamish Watson relishing renewed rivalry with John Hardie

Scotland flanker Hamish Watson has welcomed the return from suspension of his great club and country openside rival John Hardie, believing the renewal of their competition for the No.7 jersey will benefit his game.

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Oli Shaw was handed his Hibs debut by Alan Stubbs

Oli Shaw’s goalscoring ability never in doubt, says Stubbs

Alan Stubbs is not surprised to see teenager Oli Shaw making the impact he has at Hibs in recent weeks having given the striker his Easter Road debut 30 months ago.

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Alex Marshall lost out in the opening round of the Singles

Alex Marshall suffers shock loss in first round of Worlds

Alex Marshall MBE’s hopes of extending his title triumphs in the World Indoor Singles Championship to a magnificent seven failed at the first hurdle with the 50-year-old No.4 seed making a shock exit in yesterday’s first-round play at Potters.

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Steven Naismith has fallen out of favour under the new Norwich City manager but Mark McGhee says he will be a big hit in maroon

Steven Naismith a huge coup for Hearts, says Mark McGhee

Mark McGhee watched Steven Naismith bring sheer professionalism, desire and quality to every Scotland gathering. He insists the time is right for the striker to join Hearts and show those exact qualities each day at Riccarton.

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John Souttar has worked at increasing his strength

Beefed-up John Souttar ready to match Hibs’ physicality

Hearts defender John Souttar believes his imperious recent form is down to physical prowess after working out in the Riccarton gym. He now feels ready to match Hibs’ physicality on Sunday.

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Scotland Grand Slam legend turns out for Stew-Mel aged 51

Scotland Grand Slam legend turns out for Stew-Mel aged 51

While most of the talk this week has been about whether Greig Laidlaw will be fit for the upcoming Six Nations, another famous Scotland scrum-half who won the Grand Slam in 1990 has made a return to playing.

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Jason Cummings failed to hold down a first-team place at Nottingham Forest

Ex-Hibs boss surprised by Jason Cummings’ move to Rangers

Alan Stubbs was surprised Jason Cummings decided to join Rangers rather than stay and fight for his place at Nottingham Forest.

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City of Edinburgh Kings shooting guard Kyle Jimenez

Kyle Jimenez thanks his family after Commonwealth Games selection

Willowbrae teenager Kyle Jimenez was quick to thank his mum and aunt after learning he had been included in Scotland’s 12-man basketball squad for this spring’s Commonwealth Games in Australia.

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