The West Indies have had little success in the shortest form of cricket lately but veteran Jason Holder says that won't diminish the test team’s ambitions for the two-match series against Australia beginning Wednesday.
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Heading the ball in training sessions the days before and after matches will be banned across all levels of professional soccer in Scotland.
Exercises involving repeated heading will also be limited to one day per week, according to new guidelines from the Scottish Football Association (SFA) announced on Monday.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Doddie Weir, a former Scotland rugby player whose diagnosis with Lou Gehrig's disease led to a widely praised campaign for more research into ALS, has died at the age of 52.
LONDON (AP) — Most schools in Scotland were closed Thursday as thousands of teachers walked off the job, joining scores of postal workers and university lecturers across the U.K. in industrial action to demand better pay and working conditions to cope with the country's cost-of-living crisis.
DUBLIN (AP) — Argentina flanker Marcos Kremer was suspended for four weeks on Wednesday for his red card against Scotland in their rugby test last weekend.
Kremer was sent off on Saturday for hitting the head of Scotland captain Jamie Ritchie with a swinging arm in a ruck in the 23rd minute.
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Scotland does not have the power to hold a new referendum on independence without the consent of the British government. The judgment is a setback for the Scottish government’s campaign to break away from the United Kingdom.
ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (AP) — Nicholas Pooran gave up the captaincy of West Indies' limited-overs teams on Monday following their stunning exit from the recent T20 World Cup in Australia.
The two-time champion lost to Scotland and Ireland and beat only Zimbabwe.
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Scottish club Rangers fired manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst on Monday after a year in charge, saying the team's recent run of form has “not met expectations.”
The Dutch coach, who is a former Rangers player, was appointed as Steven Gerrard’s successor a year ago and led the club to the Europa League final and a first Scottish Cup triumph in 13 years at the end of his first season in charge.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scotland overcame remarkable Argentina resistance in winning their thrilling year-ending rugby test 52-29 at Murrayfield on Saturday.
Argentina was leading 8-7 when flanker Marcos Kremer was sent off with an hour remaining, and played with 12 men for a time in the third quarter.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Hooker Julian Montoya has returned to captain Argentina against Scotland on Saturday in the rugby test at Murrayfield.
A rib injury in the win against England forced him to withdraw late before the 20-13 loss to Wales in Cardiff last weekend.
LONDON (AP) — A Gaelic sports venue in Northern Ireland has been included on a shortlist of 14 stadia selected by the United Kingdom and Ireland’s bid team to host matches at the European Championship in 2028.
Gemma Dryburgh of Scotland is the latest example of how one good break can lead to places she never imagined.
She decided to go to Las Vegas as the first alternate for the Bank of Hope LPGA Match Play and received word at 9 p.m.
LONDON (AP) — A French Holocaust denier who was convicted under France's anti-Nazi laws has been arrested in Scotland after authorities searched for him for two years, police said Tuesday.
Police Scotland said Vincent Reynouard was arrested in Fife, north of Edinburgh, on Thursday on behalf of French authorities, and that he appeared before the Edinburgh Sheriff Court on the same day.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scotland ruled out injured forwards Hamish Watson and Rory Sutherland on Monday from facing Argentina in a rugby test this weekend.
Both British Lions were hurt in the loss to New Zealand on Sunday at Murrayfield.
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Belinda Bencic keeps delivering big titles for Switzerland.
The Olympic singles champion made sure Switzerland won the biggest prize in women's team tennis for the first time on Sunday, completing a near-perfect tournament by beating Australia's Alja Tomljanovic in straight sets in the Billie Jean King Cup final.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — New Zealand remained undefeated against Scotland after a win at Murrayfield that was closer than the 31-23 scoreline suggested on Sunday.
Scotland was down 14-0 before it had a chance to sweat but leveled just as incredibly quickly.
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Australia reached the final of the biggest team event in women's tennis for the 19th time after winning the decisive doubles on a match tiebreaker to beat host nation Britain 2-1 in a thriller at the Billie Jean King Cup on Saturday.
Speak of the devil.
Finn Russell has overshadowed Scotland's underwhelming autumn rugby campaign without even playing a minute yet.
That changes on Sunday after he was parachuted into the team as the starting flyhalf against New Zealand at sold-out Murrayfield.
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The unheralded Czech Republic upset the United States to reach the Billie Jean King Cup semifinals for the first time time in four years on Friday.
The Czechs will meet Switzerland on Saturday in Glasgow after the Swiss beat Canada 2-1.
LONDON (AP) — A judge in Scotland ruled Friday that a man who has spent almost a year fighting extradition to the United States is Nicholas Rossi, a fugitive alleged to have faked his own death to escape rape allegations.
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Britain pulled off an unlikely 3-0 victory over Spain in the Billie Jean King Cup on Thursday to reach the semifinals of the top team event in women’s tennis for the first time in 41 years.
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Rishi Sunak aimed to repair frayed relations with Britain’s European Union neighbors — and with highly skeptical leaders in Scotland and Wales — when he attended a summit of leaders from across the U.K.
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Coco Gauff and Caty McNally beat the Polish pair of Magda Linette and Alicja Rosolska 6-1, 6-2 to give the United States a 2-1 win at the Billie Jean King Cup team event on Wednesday.
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Australia and Kazakhstan claimed victories on the opening day of the Billie Jean King Cup, the biggest team event in women's tennis.
The Australians, bidding for a first title in the competition in 48 years, beat Slovakia 2-1 in Group B thanks to victories by Storm Sanders and Ajla Tomljanovic in singles.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Finn Russell was called up to Scotland's rugby squad on Monday as an injury replacement ahead of its upcoming test match against New Zealand in an international reprieve for the mercurial flyhalf.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scotland weathered a strong start from Fiji to pull clear in the second half and prevail 28-12 at Murrayfield on Saturday.
The host looked set for a smooth afternoon when George Turner's early try put them ahead, but Fiji — under the charge of former Scotland coach Vern Cotter — hit back with two tries and temporarily had the Scots on the ropes.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Blair Kinghorn has been replaced by Adam Hastings as the Scotland flyhalf facing Fiji at Murrayfield on Saturday.
Kinghorn scored a try and generally did well against Australia last weekend.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Billie Jean King gets why No. 1-ranked Iga Swiatek decided to skip the Billie Jean King Cup Finals because they are right after — and half a world away from — the WTA Finals.
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Rangers was left with an unwanted group-stage record in the Champions League after losing 3-1 at home to Ajax on Tuesday, which secured a place in the Europa League's qualifying playoffs.
DUBLIN (AP) — New Zealand lock Brodie Retallick was handed a two-match ban on Tuesday following his red card against Japan, ruling him out of upcoming games against Wales and Scotland.
Retallick will be free to return for the All Blacks' last tour match against England on Nov.
STIRLING, Scotland (AP) — Scottish cricket authorities will pursue formal investigations into 22 allegations of racism arising from a shattering independent review that found the country’s governing body to be institutionally racist.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The All Blacks suffered more than injured pride in their narrow test win over Japan in Tokyo on Saturday.
Captain Sam Cane and hooker Dane Coles have been ruled out of the remainder of New Zealand’s northern hemisphere tour.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — One match into the Wallabies’ end-of-season tour of the northern hemisphere and already it’s going better than last year’s trip to Europe.
Australia ended a run of three straight losses to Scotland with an attritional 16-15 win at Murrayfield on Saturday to start the tourists’ run of five tests against Six Nations opposition.
TOKYO (AP) — The All Blacks were shaken by a superb 80-minute performance by Japan and had to find depths of character and resolve to beat the Brave Blossoms 38-31 in Tokyo on Saturday in the first match of their northern hemisphere tour.
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will not attend a major United Nations climate conference next month, the government said Thursday.
Sunak’s office said the decision was made because of “pressing domestic commitments” including preparations for an emergency budget on Nov.
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Shakhtar Donetsk kept alive its hopes of advancing in the Champions League by recovering to draw 1-1 at Celtic on Tuesday as the Scottish champions were knocked out of European competition.
ST JOHN’S, Antigua (AP) — Phil Simmons will step down as coach of the West Indies following their early elimination at the T20 World Cup, the team said on Monday.
Simmons will leave after the Windies' two-test series against Australia starting from Nov.
HOBART, Australia (AP) — Opener Paul Stirling steered Ireland to an upset nine-wicket win over the West Indies on Friday, knocking the two-time champions out of the Twenty20 World Cup in the preliminary phase and earning his team a spot in the Super 12s.
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Northern Ireland international Kyle Lafferty was handed a 10-match ban by the Scottish Football Association on Thursday for using a sectarian slur toward a fan.
A video showed the 35-year-old Lafferty appearing to pose for a photo with a fan who then expressed support for Celtic, the defending Scottish champion which traditionally is supported by people of Catholic faith.
HOBART, Australia (AP) — Two-time champion West Indies and Ireland rebounded from their opening losses at the Twenty20 World Cup with emphatic victories on Wednesday to open up Group B.
Curtis Campher belted an unbeaten 72 from 32 deliveries to lead Ireland to a six-wicket win over Scotland.
HOBART, Australia (AP) — Scotland beat two-time champion West Indies by 42 runs Monday in the second big upset in two days at the Twenty20 Cricket World Cup after Namibia’s win over Sri Lanka.
George Munsey scored an unbeaten 66 from 53 deliveries to lift Scotland to 160 for five after being sent in to bat in overcast conditions at Hobart.
SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Veteran fullback Kini Murimurivalu has been recalled to Fiji's rugby squad for tour matches next month against Scotland, Ireland and the French Barbarians.
Murimurivalu reclaimed a spot in the 31-man Fiji squad announced Monday after an outstanding season in England club rugby for the Leicester Tigers.
England overcame the toughest test it is likely to face before the final of the Women’s Rugby World Cup when it beat France 13-7 on Saturday in the second round of group play.
Top-ranked England extended its world-record winning streak in test matches to 27 and looked more like an unstoppable tournament favorite.
LONDON (AP) — Robbie Coltrane, the baby-faced comedian and character actor whose hundreds of roles included a crime-solving psychologist on the TV series “Cracker” and the gentle half-giant Hagrid in the “Harry Potter” movies, has died.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — West Indies is the only team to win the Twenty20 World Cup twice, and 2014 champion Sri Lanka is the only three-time finalist in the championship for international cricket’s shortest format.
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Mo Salah came off the bench to score the fastest-ever hat trick in Champions League history as Liverpool routed Rangers 7-1 at Ibrox on Wednesday.
The Egyptian came on in the second half with his team leading 3-1 and proceeded to fire a stunning treble in just six minutes, 12 seconds to set a new benchmark in the competition.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants punter Jamie Gillan has left the United Kingdom and is returning to the United States after having a visa issue resolved.
Gillan, who was born in Scotland, departed from London on Wednesday and is expected back in the U.S.
ZURICH (AP) — Ireland is going to its first Women's World Cup next year and was joined by Switzerland as both won in the European playoffs on Tuesday, leaving Portugal to enter an intercontinental round.
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Timo Werner scored his first Champions League goal since returning to Leipzig to help secure a 2-0 win at Celtic on Tuesday, strengthening his team’s chances of advancing to the last 16 and eliminating the Scottish champions from contention.