A round-up of today’s developing Sports stories: A survey conducted by players’ union FIFPro into the working conditions of […]
It’s been little under a month since Andy Murray made history by securing his position as the world number one in men’s singles tennis.
Claiming the title from his rival Novak Djokovic, he became the first British player to reach the top-spot since computerised rankings began in 1973.
On November 6th he celebrated the achievement by winning the Paris Masters for the first time in his career.
Murray has brought much attention to Scottish Tennis and has had a considerable effect on the uptake in the sport.
Tennis Scotland said:
“Since Andy broke into the top 10 of world rankings in 2007, the number of people playing tennis in venues and clubs across Scotland has risen from around 30,000 to almost 54,000.”
by Stephanie Abbot
When you flick, click or switch to the sport section of a newspaper or website, you don’t often see Roller Derby in the headlines.
However, here in Edinburgh, the Auld Reekie Roller girls are preparing for an all Scottish tournament coming up on Saturday 26th November . The local team, put together in 2008, was the first Scottish members of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) and now has over 100 members.
Named after ‘Old Smoky’ , an affectionate Scottish term given to Edinburgh, The team prides itself on its inclusiveness, welcoming women of all backgrounds, this also means trans-women. The team require players be at least 18 or over.
by Andy Grozier It may be only a matter of time but as of right now Andy […]
by Andy Grozier
Hearts managed to rescue a point last night against Hamilton in a six goal thriller at New Douglas Park.
Jamie Walker had put the Edinburgh side ahead in the 8th minute with a brilliant half-volley only to see the Accies draw equal before powering ahead after half-time.
The home side’s come back started with a stunning free-kick from Ali Crawford. The 25 year old midfielder drifted the ball into the bottom corner of Jack Hamilton’s net from 20 yards. The strike was a touch of class in what was a mostly scrappy first half.
Rakish Bingham extended the Accies lead with a calm finish just moments into the second-half after a smooth passing move sent the striker through on goal. Bingham then got his brace in the 68th minute, beating the Hearts keeper with a shot fired into the bottom corner.
by Iain Jones Edinburgh’s Spartans FC will take on fellow Scottish Lowland Football League side East Kilbride FC […]
By Ari Brynjolfsson Former Rangers footballer Arnold Peralta has been shot dead in his Honduran hometown. The 26-year-old […]
Hearts are to stay at Tynecastle Stadium, after the club revealed plans to increase its’ capacity. Ann Budge, the owner of the […]
By Greg Barrie Cricket players past and present have sent messages of support to Phil Hughes following the […]
By Greg Barrie Police Scotland insist that they will be able to prevent trouble ahead of Scotland’s friendly […]
By Marion Guichaoua. Edinburgh city council today denied sport centers are facing closure in the face of tough […]
By Carolina Morais Organisers of the Edinburgh Marathon today launched a series of free workshops ahead of the event which […]
by Vanessa Kennedy Less than a third of people in Edinburgh are doing the recommended half an hour […]
By Stuart Iversen Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club have made an official complaint to the FA and Walsall Football […]
By Stuart Iversen Carl Froch and George Groves have come face to face for the first time since […]
By Stuart Iversen Edinburgh Rugby has confirmed that lock Izak van der Westhuizen will return to South Africa […]
By Stuart Iversen Morgan Lynn, a coach at Hibernian Ladies football club, has died after falling from the […]
By Stuart Iversen Kelly Gallagher has won Britain’s very first gold in the Winter Paralympics. She claimed victory […]
By Jonathan Davis Scottish Hockey National League One is not good enough to support international sport says Scotland […]
By Fraser Ryan The controversy surrounding Saturday night’s WBA and IBF Super-middleweight title fight has refused to dissipate, […]
By Hamza Jabir Defensive errors see team ‘contribute to their own downfall.’ Celtic’s Champions league campaign came to […]
By Hamza Jabir Cristiano Ronaldo scored a devastating hattrick to ensure Portugal’s place at next years world Cup […]
By Stuart Iversen Scotland claimed a remarkable 26-24 victory over Tonga last night at the Rugby League World […]
By Rachael Bell 17 Kenyan athletes have been suspended for using performance enhancers since January 2012. This is […]
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Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon spoke to our sports reporter Joe Birchenall ahead of his sides fixture tonight at […]
Teenage diver Tom Daley left Edinburgh with a win after finishing first in the 10m platform final in […]
By Steven Robson Britain’s most decorated Olympian has today announced his decision to retire from international cycling. Sir […]
by Joseph Birchenall Edinburgh community club The Spartans FC have expressed disappointment at the SPL’s failure to reach […]
by Tom Freeman Dunfermline Athletic Football club could be plunged into administration tomorrow. Today marks the deadline set […]