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Steven Naismith ready to be a role model for Hearts starlets

Steven Naismith is relishing the chance to be a role model for Hearts’ burgeoning band of young players.

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Hibs defender Efe Ambrose

Efe Ambrose: In Nigeria, the fans beat you up after derbies

Efe Ambrose knows that whatever happens at Tynecastle tomorrow he can head for home safe in the knowledge there won’t be an angry mob waiting on his doorstep.

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Anthony Stokes has tested the patience of Hibs

Anthony Stokes’ derby place in doubt as striker faces Hibs exit

Hibs boss Neil Lennon has refused to shed light on the future of Anthony Stokes amid claims the striker is heading for the Easter Road exit door.

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Three-weight former world champion Humberto Soto

Humberto Soto: I don’t know anything about Josh Taylor

Mexico’s Humberto Soto insists he will step into the unknown as he attempts to inflict a first defeat on Prestonpans boxer Josh Taylor.

Steven Naismith joins in training with his new Hearts team-mates

Steven Naismith and Demetri Mitchell set for Hearts starts in derby

Craig Levein has backed Steven Naismith to thrive on his Hearts debut as he prepares to pitch his two January loan signings into the starting line-up for tomorrow’s Scottish Cup fourth-round clash at home to Hibs.

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Cameron Fenton has been given a huge opportunity by Richard Cockerill

Edinburgh coach will assess some fringe players in Paris

Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill has named six members of Scotland’s Six Nations squad in his 23 for tonight’s final European Challenge Cup Pool 4 match against Stade Francais in Paris.

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Igor Valeyev battles against Storm. He is injured along with Konstantin Teslyukevich. Pic: Ian Coyle

Patrik Moisio aims to make the most of Capitals chance

Patrik Moisio has revealed he knocked back two offers from Elite League rivals Coventry Blaze for the promise of big minutes with Edinburgh Capitals.

Allan Johnston left the home fans at Ibrox and the Rangers players stunned as he fired three goals beyond goalkeeper Andy Goram

Maroon Memories: Johnston runs Rangers ragged with hat-trick

Hearts starlet Allan Johnston showed why French club Rennes went on to snap him up under the Bosman ruling as he ran riot in Govan, scoring a marvellous hat-trick and securing Hearts their first win at Ibrox since 1988.

Pat Stanton enjoys a bath

Hibee History: Killie handed two goals then thrashed

Hibs won a thriller and lost Des Bremner with a suspected collar bone break at Easter Road.

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John McGinn and Esmael Goncalves could do battle again at Tynecastle. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Four talking points ahead of Hearts v Hibs

Hearts host Hibs in yet another Scottish Cup tie - the third consecutive season the Easter Road side will make the short trip to face their city rivals. Patrick McPartlin looks at the biggest talking points ahead of the cup derby

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Shaun Woodburn

Minute’s applause for tragic Shaun at Edinburgh derby

A minute’s applause is to take place during tomorrow’s Edinburgh derby in support of the campaign for justice by tragic Shaun Woodburn’s family.

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Richie Ramsay on his way to a second-round 70 in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Picture: Getty Images

Richie Ramsay ‘already thinking of a win’ in 2018

Just two rounds into the new season, Richie Ramsay is already feeling confident about returning to the winner’s circle this year on the European Tour.

The snow-covered pitch at Forthbank. Pic: Stirling Albion FC

Edinburgh City’s match at Stirling postponed due to snow

Edinburgh City’s League Two trip to Stirling Albion on Saturday has been postponed due to snow.

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Rafal Grzelak has left Hearts by mutual consent. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Hearts confirm departure of Rafal Grzelak

Hearts have confirmed that Rafal Grzelak has left the club by mutual consent.

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Sam Stanton pictured playing for Dundee United against Dunfermline earlier this month. Picture: SNS Group

Sam Stanton leaves Hibs and signs permanent deal with Dundee United

Sam Stanton has left Hibs and signed a permanent deal with Dundee United.


Hibs’ Brandon Barker losing race to be fit for cup clash

Hibs winger Brandon Barker is losing his race against time to be fit for Sunday’s Scottish Cup derby against Hearts.


Hearts’ Arnaud Djoum: I just laugh at Hibs fans’ song

The Vengaboys don’t appear on Arnaud Djoum’s music playlist but he knows at least one of their tunes thanks to Hibs fans.

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Scotland will play Wales in Cardiff in the Doddie Weir Cup in November. Picture: Neil Hanna

Scotland to play Wales in new ‘Doddie Weir Cup’ match in Autumn Series

Scotland are to face Wales in a new fixture as part of an extended Autumn Series this November.

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Craig Levein: Hearts unlikely to make Steven Naismith deal permanent

Hearts boss Craig Levein admits it is unlikely Steven Naismith’s loan move will be made permanent after the forward joined from Norwich.

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Tom Buchanan won a local qualifier to join the likes of world No 1 Duston Johnson and four-time major winner Rory McIlroy in this week's Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

Tom Buchanan had ‘incredible experience’ in Abu Dhabi event

Tom Buchanan may be making an early exit from the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship after missing the cut but the UAE-based Scot is returning to normality with his head held high.

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