Lee McConnell, the Olympic Games hopeful from Glasgow, made it two wins out of two so far this season with a dominant run in a 400 metres race at the Atlessima meeting in Namur, Belgium, writes Mark Woods. She took victory in 52.91 seconds, well clear of her fellow Briton Faye Harding in second with relay rival Kim Wall languishing in seventh.
Her fellow Scot Chris Baillie, the Commonwealth Games silver medallist in Sydney, was only fifth in his first 110m hurdles run of the summer, finishing in 14.42sec and behind four of his British rivals. "It was a very, very bad run and I damaged my calf in the process," he said.
David Millar made a solid start at the Tour of Norway, crossing the line towards the head of the main bunch in yesterday's 186km first stage, writes Colin Renton. The Garmin rider, in his first stage race since he broke his collarbone in March, finished 33rd, 10 seconds down on the stage winner, Jonas Ahlstrand of Sweden. He is using the race as the first leg of a three-step build up to the Tour de France, with the Bayern Rundfahrt and Criterium du Dauphine to come.
Craigielaw's Jane Turner repeated her opening 75 at a much calmer Tain links yesterday to be the leading qualifier of 32 for the match-play stages of the 98th Scottish Women's Amateur Championship, writes Colin Farquharson.
Her aggregate of four-over-par 150 gave the 22-year-old graphic design student from Penicuik two shots to spare over big-hitting Laura Murray from Alford (79, 73), with the Kilmacolm teenager Eilidh Briggs, last year's runner-up (78, 77), just ahead of former champion Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) (77, 79) and two teenagers who won their county titles in the past week, Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies, 79, 77) and Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey, 80, 76).
Turner, beaten by Linda Caine in the final of the Midlothian Women's Championship, had an outward half of 41 – six over-par after landing in five bunkers, which cost her four bogeys and a double-bogey 6 – before birdies at four holes brought her home in 34.
In a play-off for the last qualifying place, 16-year-old Fiona Liddell, who only flew in from Germany where her dad is a pro on Monday, edged out the local player and Scotland senior cap Anne Ryan (Tain) at the second extra hole. Linda Urquhart, who had also finished on 175 could not be found in time to tee off with the other two.
Grove Menzieshill men and women, Scotland's indoor champions know what is in store for them as they strive to earn promotion back to the top flight of European Club Championships this winter. Inverleith having missed out on promotion by a single point last year, Menzieshill men head for Vienna to take on East Grinstead (England), AD Lousada (Portugal) and HC Minsk (Belarus) in the pool stage. The women travel to Switzerland for the Trophy competition – VWS Dundee Wanderers women were relegated from the top eight last season – and are in a pool with the host side Wettingen, Cambrai (France) and HK Zrinjevac (Croatia).
Drew Bannister, the Canadian former National Hockey League player, has been confirmed as Braehead Clan's player/coach for next season, writes Nigel Duncan. He led the side to sixth place in the 10-strong Elite League, and only one point separated them from the fourth and fifth-placed teams.
"I took some time out when the season ended to spend time with my family but also to work with under-17 Team Ontario," he said. "I really enjoyed my time in Braehead. It was a huge transition for me, to go from player to player/coach but, now that I have got my first year under my belt, I feel more confident about the role."
Bathgate's Dario Franchitti doubled his track time and continued to go faster on day four of practice for next week's Indianapolis 500, writes Lorin McDougall. He completed 59 laps after running sparingly on the first three days, and his quickest lap of 40.7136sec averaged over 221mph and placed him eighth fastest.
Glasgow Tigers have made two changes for tomorrow's away game at Plymouth Devils in the first leg of the Knockout Cup, writes Nigel Duncan. The Czech rider Filipe Sitera and Englishman Chris Mills replace Jade Mudgway and Robert Ksiezak. Mason Campton drops to reserve alongside Jayden Omalley.
Gavin Rumgay, the Scottish No.1, is making a last-ditch bid for a place in the Great Britain Olympic team by playing in the Shanghai Open, writes Roddy Mackenzie. The London- based player is on the Olympic squad short-list and is trying to make sure he is not overlooked. His world ranking rose 22 places to No.243 this month but he has slipped to No.5 on the British rankings with only four players likely to be named for London.