Day: 18 July 2021

Queen of the South striker Ruari Paton relishes proving the doubters wrong

Released from Hibs at 17, Dublin-born Ruari Paton has made his return to full-time football the hard way. The forward, capped by the Republic of Ireland at under-16 level, netted twice at Fir Park on Saturday as Queen of the South took a surprise 2-0 lead into the break. Not even Motherwell’s stirring second-half comeback …

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Dundee United defender Charlie Mulgrew ‘delighted’ cheeky free kick against Arbroath paid off

Charlie Mulgrew savoured his first goal for Dundee United in fifteen years – but maintained keeping their Scottish League Cup quest on course still mattered most. The former Celtic, Aberdeen and Scotland star proved the difference in Saturday’s Group B encounter with Championship visitors Arbroath as his disguised 21st minute free-kick deceived Derek Gaston and gave …

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The Open: Dream debut from magical Morikawa seals second grand slam

What about that then? Collin Morikawa hasn’t just announced himself on to the major championship scene over the last year. He’s just about bawled himself hoarse. In just eight appearances in golf’s grand slam events, the 24-year-old Californian has now won twice. After his victory on his debut in the US PGA Championship last season, …

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Lions coach Warren Gatland has a wanted selection headache ahead of first test with squad in fine form

AT the risk of tempting fate, it should be said that the British & Irish Lions are in pretty good shape as they prepare for Saturday’s first Test against South Africa. Given the plethora of problems they have had to contend with both on and off the field, it is a remarkable turnaround by the …

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Lions: Missing South Africa stars give Jacques Nienaber huge challenge ahead of first test

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber may be without several of his best players and combinations for the first Test against the British & Irish Lions. While Nienaber is bound to have a trick or two up their sleeve, the absence of top personnel as well as the team’s relative lack of game time could see South …

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Mark Deavin murder: Glenrothes probe launched after man found injured in Boblingen Way

Police have set up a specific website for the public to submit information in relation to the murder of a man in Fife. Mark Deavin, 41, was found injured on Boblingen Way in Glenrothes at 1.40am on Saturday and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police Scotland has set up a website designed specifically to …

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Alastair Stewart, Andrew Neil, Guto Harri … will harrumphing long-haired historian Neil Oliver be next to depart GB News?

Following the not-too-surprising revelation that some shows on GB News had no viewers, anchor Alastair Stewart, the former ITN presenter, has decided that instead of broadcasting he’ll stay at home and switch on, ensuring that at least someone is watching. Stewart posted that he had broken a hip. He is just the latest “star” to …

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New Indiana Jones film is unlikely to show how the Russians put a rocket up the USA

The symbolism was probably not intended, just another consequence, this one fortunate, of the pandemic. The centre of Glasgow has been mocked up to look like Manhattan in 1969, carrying bunting and Americana, vintage Cadillacs and Buicks in the streets with signs welcoming back home the Apollo 11 astronauts who first walked on the Moon …

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