Veteran Bjorn Reckons McIlroy Could Pull off Miracle Comeback

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Veteran Bjorn reckons McIlroy could pull off miracle comeback. As Rory McIlroy withdrew yesterday from this week's Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open and admitted his chances of playing at the Open Championship are remote due to an injury suffered playing football with friends, words of encouragement were offered by a veteran Ryder Cup team-mate. -> Read more at Herald Scotland

Chris Froome Claims Yellow Jersey in Third Stage of Tour de France

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Chris Froome claims yellow jersey in third stage of Tour de France. CHRIS FROOME showed his strength - and took the race leader's yellow jersey - with second place on a stage three of the Tour de France marred by a high-speed crash. -> Read more at Herald Scotland

Neil Doncaster Suggests SPFL Restructure May be Only Way Forward

1 hour ago - Sport
Neil Doncaster suggests SPFL restructure may be only way forward. IT is now 40 years since what we now call the old First Division transformed into the shorter Scottish Premier League and, according to Neil Doncaster, this might be the last season of a 12-team division for the good of the game in this country. -> Read more at Herald Scotland

Richie Berrington in World-beating Form as Scotland Cruise Past Namibia

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Richie Berrington in world-beating form as Scotland cruise past Namibia. SCOTLAND batsman Richie Berrington reckons he is in form to take on the best in this week's World T20 qualifying competition after his rapid-fire 61 helped steer his side to a six-wicket win over Namibia in the first of the tournament warm-up games. -> Read more at Herald Scotland

Jim McInally Believes Nadir Ciftci Gamble Would See Celtic Hit Jackpot

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Jim McInally believes Nadir Ciftci gamble would see Celtic hit jackpot. JIM McINALLY, the former Dundee United favourite, reckons Celtic are willing to take a calculated risk in their pursuit of Nadir Ciftci as they feel they can perhaps double or treble their investment in the future. -> Read more at Herald Scotland

Rangers Board Hold Talks over Potential Supporter Group Merger

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Rangers board hold talks over potential supporter group merger. THE Rangers board have held discussions with several supporters groups over a proposal that would bring together the various organisations under one umbrella. -> Read more at Herald Scotland

Heliicopter Pilots' Black Box Trial Fear

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Heliicopter pilots' black box trial fear.. A PILOTS' union is considering an appeal over a court ruling to release the black box of a helicopter which crashed off Shetland, killing four people. -> Read more at Daily Express

Pensioner Turns Tables on Crooks

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Pensioner turns tables on crooks.. A PENSIONER has issued a warning after outwitting foreign criminals who tried to fleece her out of her life savings. -> Read more at Daily Express

New Speed Crackdown: Formal Warnings for Drivers Caught Barely over the Limit

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New speed crackdown: Formal warnings for drivers caught barely over the limit.. SCOTTISH police have secured the power to issue formal warnings to drivers caught doing just over the speed limit. -> Read more at Daily Express

BenRiach Invests £25m as Profits Hit Record Levels

BenRiach Invests £25m as Profits Hit Record Levels2 hours ago - Business
BenRiach invests £25m as profits hit record levels. WHISKY entrepreneur Billy Walker yesterday hinted at further acquisitions for the BenRiach distillery business he heads after it announced record results and revealed plans to invest more than £25 million... -> Read more at The Scotsman

Ex-RBS Chief Mathewson Stepping Down at Shawbrook

Ex-RBS Chief Mathewson Stepping Down at Shawbrook2 hours ago - Business
Ex-RBS chief Mathewson stepping down at Shawbrook. FORMER Royal Bank of Scotland boss Sir George Mathewson has stepped down as chairman of challenger bank Shawbrook to be replaced by former financial regulator and Yorkshire Building Society chief Iain Cornish... -> Read more at The Scotsman

Builders Hail £100m Fund to Finance Small Firms

Builders Hail £100m Fund to Finance Small Firms2 hours ago - Business
Builders hail £100m fund to finance small firms. Housing industry leaders have welcomed a £100 million initiative aimed at supporting small construction companies that are struggling to access finance... -> Read more at The Scotsman

Rolls-Royce Issue Fresh Alert over Earnings

Rolls-Royce Issue Fresh Alert over Earnings2 hours ago - Business
Rolls-Royce issue fresh alert over earnings. Shares in Rolls-Royce slumped as much as 10 per cent after the engine-maker issued is second profit alert in just six months and cancelled its share buyback programme... -> Read more at The Scotsman

Comment: Calm Before Grexit-triggered Storm?

Comment: Calm Before Grexit-triggered Storm?2 hours ago - Business
Comment: Calm before Grexit-triggered storm? The stentorian rejection by the Greek people of the eurozone bailout deal on Sunday failed to trigger a feared bloodbath in financial markets yesterday – but there is blood in the water. Japan’s stock market fell 2 per cent, Hong Kong fell 3 per cent, while Paris and Frankfurt were off 2 per cent and 1.5 per cent respectively... -> Read more at The Scotsman

Ambitious Employment Scheme Exceeds Targets, Helping over 5000 People into Work in Just Three Years

Ambitious Employment Scheme Exceeds Targets, Helping over 5000 People into Work in Just Three Years2 hours ago - West
Ambitious employment scheme exceeds targets, helping over 5000 people into work in just three years. The North Lanarkshire's Working programme was set up during the recession when unemployment was at an all-time high, and is turning lives and businesses around as a result. -> Read more at Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser

Ken Macintosh Hits out at Prisoner Vote Ban

Ken Macintosh Hits out at Prisoner Vote Ban2 hours ago
Ken Macintosh hits out at prisoner vote ban. SCOTTISH Labour leadership contender Ken Macintosh says some convicted prisoners should be allowed to vote and the blanket ban is “knee jerk”, as he sets out what would be a significant policy shift by his party. -> Read more at The Scotsman

SNP and Pro-life MPs Back Devolution of Abortion

SNP and Pro-life MPs Back Devolution of Abortion2 hours ago
SNP and pro-life MPs back devolution of abortion. SNP MPs joined a group of pro-life MPs last night to call for the devolution of abortion to Holyrood despite concerns raised by 13 Scottish women’s and human rights groups. -> Read more at The Scotsman

SNP Pledges Future Overhaul of Job Support

SNP Pledges Future Overhaul of Job Support2 hours ago
SNP pledges future overhaul of job support. The SNP government has branded the UK employment support regime “not fit for modern Scotland” and pledged to make changes when Holyrood takes control of these in two years. -> Read more at The Scotsman

Top Fringe Promoter Launches New Food Festival

Top Fringe Promoter Launches New Food Festival2 hours ago
Top Fringe promoter launches new food festival. A NEW food and drink festival featuring Fringe performers is to be launched to fill a gap in Edinburgh’s summer calendar of events. -> Read more at The Scotsman

Scots Gin Distillery in Running for Shed of Year

Scots Gin Distillery in Running for Shed of Year2 hours ago
Scots gin distillery in running for shed of year. A SHED that houses a gin distillery has been toasted as a winner in the shed of the year contest. -> Read more at The Scotsman

Aidan Smith: Is Ciftci Worth £1.5m to Celtic?

Aidan Smith: Is Ciftci Worth £1.5m to Celtic?2 hours ago - Sport
Aidan Smith: Is Ciftci worth £1.5m to Celtic? THESE are quiet times in the Dundee United shop, you would imagine. It’s the summer holidays and something of a close season just about remains – a brief interlude for the good mothers of Tayside when they hope to get their sons out of club colours and into nice cotton T-shirts... -> Read more at The Scotsman

Open Champions Lawrie and Lyle Relishing Golfing Fortnight on the Home Front

3 hours ago - Sport
Open champions Lawrie and Lyle relishing golfing fortnight on the home front. On a day when everybody was talking and wincing about the complexities of Rory McIlroy's ruptured anterior talo-fibular ligament and associated joint capsule damage, Paul Lawrie was reflecting on the aches and pains that are a bit easier to pronounce: a sair back and neck. -> Read more at Herald Scotland

Djokovic Set to Resume for Lunchtime Last-set Thriller

3 hours ago - Sport
Djokovic set to resume for lunchtime last-set thriller. NOVAK Djokovic, the Wimbledon champion and World No 1, will resume his quest to retain his SW19 title at one o'clock on Court No 1 after being given an almighty scare by the giant Kevin Anderson of South Africa. -> Read more at Herald Scotland

Alex MacDonald Warns Mark Warburton of Task Ahead at Rangers as Peterhead are First Test

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Alex MacDonald warns Mark Warburton of task ahead at Rangers as Peterhead are first test.. FORMER Rangers midfielder Alex MacDonald reckons Mark Warburton will only truly realise the size of the club he's managing once he's in the thick of the action. -> Read more at Daily Express

Loretto Pupils Feed Bellies, Not Bins

3 hours ago - East
Loretto pupils feed bellies, not bins. Loretto Junior School recently organised a feast that they hope will be just the start of an exciting new Real Junk Food venture. -> Read more at East Lothian News