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Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City celebrates scoring the winning goal for Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium last weekend

Kevin Ferrie: Mahrez-Sterling mismatch underlines that money is routinely ill-spent

Finn Russell is one of the key members of Vern Cotter's Scotland squad who has yet to win a Six Nations match.. Picture: Getty

Stuart Bathgate: The first win may be the toughest for Cotter and Scotland

07/02/16 WILLIAM HILL SCOTTISH CUP 5TH RND .  EAST KILBRIDE v CELTIC .  EXCELSIOR STADIUM - AIRDRIE .  Celtic manager Ronny Deila. (55130463)

Scott Mullen: EK win doesn't paper over cracks for Celtic and Ronny Deila

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Rising son: Japan's Hideki Matsuyama beat Rickie Fowler to the PGA Tour's Phoenix Open (Picture: Reuters)

Nick Rodger: Japan's Hideki Matsuyama continues to show eastern promise

England's Billy Vunipola on the charge against Scotland. Picture: Getty

Craig Chalmers: missed chances cost Scotland the Calcutta Cup

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Aberdeen's win over Celtic leaves them in a great position

Billy Dodds: Aberdeen can push Celtic all the way

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It is said Ed Woodward was ready to pay £145m for Neymar Photograph: Getty

Gabriele Marcotti: All on hold at Theatre of Dreams

Jonny Gray wins a lineout against England last year. Picture: Getty

Al Kellock: Scots at their best can beat anyone

Dutee Chand has been handled poorly by the sport

Susan Egelstaff: Fairness and equality is key for female athletes as well as trans-athletes

Jonny Gray is impressing as a leader

Men versus machines as Scotland seek to win back the Calcutta Cup

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Vern Cotter has a strong and settled Scotland squad from which to select. Picture: PA

Strength in depth makes selection straightforward for Cotter

Time out: Jordan Spieth, the world No 1, has had a hectic start to the 2016 season (Picture: Getty)

Nick Rodger: Could early globetrotting affect Jordan Spieth's quest for global dominance?

East Kilbride's K-Park was unable to host their fifth round Scottish Cup tie with Celtic.

Matthew Lindsay: Hamilton fail to emerge with credit from bizarre East Kilbride cup affair

Linlithgow Rose manager Dave McGlynn takes his team to Ross County next weekend

Billy Dodds: I grew up around Junior football - I know how much Scottish Cup tie means to Linlithgow Rose

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Fans are searched ahead of entering the stadium at Forfar Athletic

Hugh MacDonald: Doing time in a marginalised extremist sect . . . the match-going fitba' supporter

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David Jenkins confessed to using anabolic steroids after he was found guilty of importing them

Doug Gillon: Yes, it is a minefield but athletics chiefs should have gone all the way and wiped out records of cheats

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell has a seat on the ECA Executive Board. Picture: SNS

Stewart Fisher: No surprises as Champions League 2.0 looms on the horizon

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Cathy Freeman's running suit is just one of the non-proven fad to pervade the sport

Susan Egelstaff: Even the world’s top athletes are as susceptible to gimmicks as the rest of us

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Ireland captain Paul O'Connell with the Six Nations trophy at Murrayfield last year on a thrilling final day, but are overall standards dropping?

Kevin Ferrie: How English and French clubs are damaging international rugby

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Duncan Weir will move from Glasgow to Edinburgh in the summer. Picture: SNS

Stuart Bathgate: Weir's move highlights Scottish rugby's biggest problem

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Anthony Stokes comes on for Hibs against St. Mirren at Easter Road on Saturday.

Matthew Lindsay: Hibs loan move suggests Deila was right to have concerns over Stokes

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Knees-up: Lee Westwood took advantage of the relaxed rule on wearing shorts in a Pro-Am in Abu Dhabi (Picture: Getty)

Nick Rodger: When it comes to wearing shorts, golf can't afford to be short-sighted

Martin Canning will be hoping Hamilton can bounce back after 8-1 defeat to Celtic

Billy Dodds: I know how Martin Canning will be feeling after heavy Celtic defeat

Oliver Giroud celebrates scoring against Liverpool

Gabriele Marcotti: Wenger finds right formula as Gunners march forward

TV fitba' can leave you shouting at the screen

Hugh MacDonald: TV fitba' can be as exciting as a glimpse of Anne Widdecombe's semmit

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in the Prologue of the AMGEN Tour of California on February 14, 2009 in Sacramento, California.  (53312660)

Susan Egelstaff: Real danger public may lose faith in all sporting integrity

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Ronny Deila with Erik Sviatchenko, Celtic's new signing from Denmark

Spiers on Sport: Deila's future depends on lottery of Scandinavian signings

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Cycling cheat Armstrong may have been dealt with but sport still has many more wounds to lance

Kevin Ferrie: Media commentators who wonder how sport became so corrupt should first look in the mirror

Scotland coach Vern Cotter has named a 35-man squad for the Six Nations Championship. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Vern Cotter's Scotland squad for Six Nations is short on shocks but has much to offer

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Italian repair job: Matteo Manassero is trying to find his form again after a major career slump (Picture: Getty)

Nick Rodger: Young guns set for showdown but Matteo Manassero continues to misfire

Matthew Lindsay: Time for action not talk in the fight against unruly fans behaviour

Matthew Lindsay: Time for action not talk in the fight against unruly fans behaviour

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Scottish Paralympic hopefuls Lesley Baldwin (shooting), Jo Butterfield (athletics) and Alison Patrick (triathlon) photographed at Emirates Arena in Glasgow. Picture Kirsty Anderson

Hot List 2016: our sport picks including Katie Archibald, Rory Skinner and Jo Butterfield

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Anthony Stokes needs to make the most of his fresh start

Billy Dodds: Anthony Stokes has the talent but now he needs the right attitude, too

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Rafael Nadal of Spain hits a backhand during a practice session ahead of the 2016 Australian Open at Melbourne Park

Susan Egelstaff: What will men's tennis look like when the four galacticos are gone?

Louis van Gaal appears to be sticking his head in the sand

Gabriele Marcotti: Press play has Van Gaal beat

Jonjo Shelvey commanded a £12m fee to take him from Swansea to Newcastle... and yes, you read that right

Hugh MacDonald: Coming soon to a screen near you . . . the first £1m-a-week player

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Sebastian Coe, IAAF's President, checks documents ahead of a news conference by the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) former president, Dick Pound

Doug Gillon: Witch-hunt against Coe as athletics doping scandal rumbles on

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Kicking off: Edinburgh derby draw; Laudrup on hype; Griffiths ponders fairytale return to Saughton

Kicking Off: Edinburgh derby draw; Laudrup on hype; Griffiths ponders fairytale return to Saughton

Fans must leave fireworks to players; Waghorn aims for 40; Accies players blame themselves not boss; not so super Mo; and world class Koe

Kicking Off: our new daily sports bulletin

Former world champion and Olympic finalist Dave Murdoch may play the last stones as skip but he is also showing a lead worthy of his status, pic by Tom J Brydone

Kevin Ferrie: Murdoch deserves praise not punishment for speaking up for his sport

Celtic and Rangers fans rightly celebrate the history and context of their club but sometimes it boils over into bigotry

Spiers on Sport: Why football's approach to sectarianism is flawed

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Glasgow Warriors' Taqele Naiyaravoro is halted by the Edinburgh defence during the second 1872 Cup match. Both teams remain firmly under the control of the Scottish Rugby Union. Picture: SNS

Stuart Bathgate: Scottish Rugby needs to relax its control of Glasgow and Edinburgh

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This Callum Paterson goal against Aberdeen took Hearts through to a fifth-round meeting with Hibs in the Scottish Cup. Picture: SNS

Stuart Bathgate: cup draw hard on Hearts but odds still favour them over Hibs

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy.

Matthew Lindsay: Rangers can enjoy the last laugh with Accrington Stanley duo

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Business as usual: Jordan Spieth began 2016 with an eight-shot win the Hyundai Tournament of Champions (Picture: Getty)

Nick Rodger: Jordan Spieth and Brandon Stone writing their own success stories

Signings like Harry Forrester the right way for Rangers to be going

Billy Dodds: Sensible Rangers taking it one stage at a time

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Cristiano Ronaldo could be pipped for second place by Neymar Photograph: Getty

Gabriele Marcotti: Cristiano Ronaldo faces bronze age as he competes with Neymar to be second best at Ballon d'Or

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Chris Gayle in conversation with Australian TV presenter Mel McLaughlin

Susan Egelstaff: TV chat-up row misses point about sexism in sport

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Mo Johnston risks no shinpads

Hugh MacDonald on the humble shinpad

Rangers fans deserve credit for giving Mark Warburton breathing space

Spiers on Sport: is Mark Warburton risking Rangers in signing English fourth-tier players?

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Yet to lead a team into a match against Celtic, Mark Warburton's call to keep the rarity factor reflected welcome new thinking

Kevin Ferrie: Whether or not you believe in the ‘Old Firm’ new thinking is required to stimulate Scottish sport

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Mark Bennett scores for Glasgow against Edinburgh last week. The Warriors are down in eighth place in the league after the loss. Picture: SNS

Stuart Bathgate: Warriors have form worries, but writing them off would be premature

Celtic was absent for the fourth match running as a calf injury again ruled him out of the 2-2 draw with Hearts at Tynecastle

Five things we learned from the weekend's Ladbrokes Premiership action

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal in pensive mood. Picture: EPA

Stewart Fisher: Spare a thought for this increasingly endangered species...

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Round of applause: 2015 was a great year for Jordan Spieth. But what does 2016 hold? (Picture: Getty)

Nick Rodger: The 2016 golfing year should provide plenty to ponder

What's that? England's Hannah Burke poses with one of the more baffling prizes of the season (Picture: Getty)

Nick Rodger: The weird and wonderful world of golf in 2015

BBC Sport pundit Chick Young

Graham Spiers interviews pundit Chick Young

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Aiden McGeady is out of favour at Everton

Matthew Lindsay: Parkhead return makes perfect sense for both Celtic and McGeady

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Inverness Caledonian Thistle winning the Scottish Cup was one of Billy Dodds' highlights of 2015. Pic: Stewart Attwood

Billy Dodds: 2015 a difficult year for Scottish football but still moments to cherish

The European Cup is shown off in Glasgow after Celtic defeated the mighty Inter Milan in Lisbon in 1967. Picture: SNS

Hugh MacDonald's wish for 2016: make our historically significant football clubs relevant again

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Craig Curran was the first of six players signed by Ross County last January

Billy Dodds: This January transfer window will be heaven after last year's hell

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It's all about getting enough touches of the ball - Gordon Strachan struts his stuff at Scotland training

Homegrown national coaches are showing understanding of what Scottish sport requires

Maureen McGonigle, founder of Scottish Women in Sport. Picture: Colin Mearns

Government paper on sporting bodies promises much progress, but opens up potential pitfalls

Glasgow Warriors' Leone Nakarawa on the charge against Scarlets. Picture: SNS

Europe is the real battleground for 1872 rivals

Rangers manager Mark Warburton during the Championship game against Falkirk on Saturday.

Matthew Lindsay: Fast-tracking faltering Rangers into the Premiership not just a wild fantasy

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Lynsey Sharp of Scotland

Doug Gillon: Prospect of Olympics without Russia means opportunity for Scots

Leading lady: Catriona Matthew has warned the new generation about the perils of turning professional (Picture: Getty)

Nick Rodger: There is no X Factor route to the top in golf

Rangers and Hibernian have been missed in the Scottish top fight

Billy Dodds: We must move to 16-team Scottish top flight

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Scotland's David Florence is amongst the Team GB members with realistic medal expectations in Rio. Picture: Chris Radburn/PA Wire.

Susan Egelstaff: Olympic year is a wonderful thing to have been a part of - but I struggled to enjoy it at the time

Fans display messages of support for Mourinho before Chelsea's game against Sunderland

Mourinho's fatal mistake

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