Day: 19 August 2021

Scotland women’s head coach Pedro Martinez Losa says Rachel Corsie will retain captaincy

NEW Scotland women’s head coach Pedro Martinez Losa says Rachel Corsie will retain the captaincy when World Cup qualifying starts with a trip to Hungary next month. The Spaniard believes 32-year-old Kansas City central defender Corsie, who was given the armband by Shelley Kerr in 2017, remains the best person for the job. Speaking to …

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Rangers player ratings as ten-men battle to first-leg win over Alashkert

Didn’t have a huge amount to do but was reliable when called upon. Composed on the ball and distributed well to Bassey in particular. James Tavernier 7 The Rangers skipper turned in another solid European performance capped with a fine assist for the only goal. Tireless down the right flank. Filip Helander 6 No thrills …

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Edinburgh flanker Jamie Ritchie reveals no soft touch from boss Mike Blair when it comes to his nuptials

If the Edinburgh Rugby squad are expecting a lighter touch when it comes to man-management under Mike Blair after four years of the confrontational approach favoured by Richard Cockerill, then the new head coach wasted no time in demonstrating that he will be no walkover by ordering Scotland flanker Jamie Ritchie to report back to …

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Women’s Open: Nelly Korda continues to live up to considerable hype

Alongside things like death, taxes and a snarl up of traffic at that pesky Plantation bit of the M8, another of life’s certainties is the presence of Nelly Korda in the upper echelons of a leaderboard. Here at the AIG Women’s Open at Carnoustie, the world No 1, major champion and Olympic gold medalist continues …

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Callum Davidson hails ‘unbelievable’ St Johnstone as Perth outfit set up LASK ‘cup final’ at McDiarmid Park

IT was always going to be hard for St Johnstone to top their achievement of a historic cup double last season. But now the Perth outfit are just 90 minutes away from a spot in the lucrative group stages of the Uefa Europa Conference League after they battled to a 1-1 draw against LASK in …

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FK Qarabag 1 Aberdeen 0: Dons fall to defeat in Baku as Considine stretchered off

IT was a case of fever pitch. Sweltering heat combined with an appalling surface and some questionable refereeing all conspired to a narrow loss for Aberdeen in Baku. The Dons braced the 2,500-mile trip to Azerbaijan but were left with a largely forgettable evening’s work as FK Qarabag snatched a slender 1-0 victory to take …

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Former Labour MP charged with seven counts of fraud

A FORMER Labour MP has been charged with seven counts of fraud. Jared O’Mara is facing claims he made fraudulent invoices submitted to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA).  The body is responsible for auditing and administering funds for MPs expenses, staffing costs and other business needs.  Mr O’Mara, who represented the Sheffield Hallam constituency …

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