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‘It’s not just for codgers’: bowls confronts its image problem

Bowls is undergoing a quiet revolution across Scotland to become a sport for all agesThe winter snow dusts the pristine green of Hampden bowling club in Glasgow’s Southside, just as it has done for decades. But Graeme Brown knows things need to change….

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Tiaras, grimaces and splashes: the best pictures from the European Championships 2018

As we bid farewell to the first multi-sport European Championships, it wasn’t just the athletes and competitors showcasing their talents in Glasgow and Berlin, the sports photographers present also used the event to demonstrate their own skills and tec…

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Celtic fans share their views on Uefa fine and fundraising for Palestinian charities

Celtic fans react to Uefa disciplinary proceedings and the fundraising campaign

•Celtic fans warned not to fly Palestinian flags at match in Israel

A number of Celtic fans displayed Palestinian flags during their Champions League qualifier against Israeli club Hapoel Be’er Sheva last week. As a result Uefa began disciplinary proceedings against the club, a decision that sparked a fundraising appeal set up by the Green Brigade supporters group to match the anticipated fine.

Celtic fans around the world have now raised more than £100,000 for Palestinian charities. Supporters who responded to our callout are divided about whether the flag waving and fundraising has been a positive thing, or whether these are the actions of a self-serving minority who care little about the consequences their actions might have for the club.

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Celtic fans raise more than £85,000 for Palestinian charities after flag protest

Football club facing fine by Uefa after fans displayed Palestinian flags during match against Israel’s Hapoel Be’er Sheva

Celtic fans have raised more than £85,000 for Palestinian charities in an attempt to match an impending Uefa fine for displaying Palestinian flags at a match against an Israeli team.

Related: Brendan Rodgers says Celtic have Champions League place in their grasp

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Two injured as motorbike stunt goes wrong at Nitro Circus show – video

An audience member captures a failed attempt at a four-man backflip motorcycle stunt at the Nitro Circus show at the SSE Hydro arena in Glasgow. Two spectators who had volunteered to take part are injured after the bike appears to stall on the way up t…

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Motorcycle stunt leaves two injured at Glasgow show

Members of the audience suffer leg and facial injuries after rider attempted to perform backflip off a rampTwo people were injured when a stunt at an extreme motorsports show in Glasgow went wrong.The Nitro Circus at the SSE Hydro arena was temporarily…

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Two columnists depart from Glasgow Herald in row with Rangers

Award-winning sports writer leaves in disagreement over newspaper’s apology to football club… and a columnist who supported him is fired

Two columnists have lost their jobs at the Herald newspapers in Glasgow following complaints from Rangers football club.

Graham Spiers, an award-winning sports writer, departed after threats of legal action over one of his Herald columns.

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Everton’s Steven Naismith buys Christmas dinner for hundreds of Glasgow’s homeless

• Scot sponsors meal for city’s homeless people
• Manager Roberto Martínez to discuss forward’s future

Steven Naismith has paid for Christmas dinner for hundreds of homeless people though he may not be able to rely on his Everton salary for much longer after his manager Roberto Martínez hinted that the forward’s future may lie away from Goodison Park.

The Scottish forward sponsored an annual meal in Glasgow organised by the charity, Loaves and Fishes, which helps those sleeping rough in the city.

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Stan Collymore dropped as commentator by BT Sport after Twitter remarks

Football pundit calls for boycott of Rangers because of sectarian singing by fans

Football commentator Stan Collymore has been dropped by BT Sport from its coverage of tonight’s Scottish championship match between Raith Rovers and Rangers.

The former Liverpool and England striker revealed the decision on Twitter, saying it was “better to be right than bury my head”.

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How the mighty Glasgow Rangers have fallen

Once a power in Europe, with weekly crowds of more than 50,000, this is what Glasgow Rangers have come to – playing Alloa. Graham Spiers reveals the cascade of poor decisions and dodgy deals which ruined the historic club

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How the mighty Glasgow Rangers have fallen

Once a power in Europe, with weekly crowds of more than 50,000, this is what Rangers have come to – playing Alloa. Graham Spiers reveals the cascade of poor decisions and dodgy deals which ruined the historic club

It was once said that there were three main pillars of Scottish public life: the Church of Scotland, the unique Scottish legal system and Rangers Football Club. All three have had their trials down the years. The Church staggers on, its numbers down. Scottish law has also suffered its controversies and travails. But neither has agonised or been abused or so spectacularly imploded like Rangers FC.

Once the great bastion of Scottish and British football, Rangers are broken, have suffered liquidation and are now limping back from the grave, a phoenix club trying to reclaim its former heights. I’ve been everywhere with Rangers in my time – Barcelona, Milan, Paris, to the great eastern European outposts and beyond – entering some grand arenas to follow the club’s progress. Last weekend the journey took me to Recreation Park in Alloa – capacity 3,100 – for a further forlorn stop in this infamous tragedy.

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Commonwealth Games 2014 closing ceremony – video highlights

The Commonwealth Games 2014 draws to an end in Glasgow with a spectacular closing ceremony at Hampden Park. England finished top overall on the medals table with hosts Scotland coming in fourth. The Games concluded in typical Scottish fashion with a lo…

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Commonwealth Games 2014: not defined by the sport but by Glasgow itself

Despite the desperately low standard in some events, people were not deterred and turned up just to say they had been there Continue reading…

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Australian athlete Genevieve LaCaze joins Kylie Minogue on stage at Commonwealth Games video

Australian athlete Genevieve LaCaze ‘photobombed’ singer Kylie Minogue on stage at the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony in Glasgow. The steeplechase runner said she was celebrating her 25th birthday and decided to jump onto the stage, lasting about a minute before being ushered off by security

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Commonwealth Games 2014: the closing ceremony – in pictures

The Commonwealth Games draws to a close at Glasgows Hampden Park in a colourful ceremony celebrating 11 energetic days. Continue reading…

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After the gold rush Glasgow’s glittering Commonwealth Games draw to a close

Glasgow has delighted in its event, with well over a million tickets sold and a palpable buzz about its streets for the duration Continue reading…

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With the Commonwealth Games nearly over, Glasgow weighs its legacy

The council rates the Games as an economic and social triumph but not everyone is sure of the benefit to the city’s East End Continue reading…

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With the Commonwealth Games nearly over, Glasgow weighs its legacy

The council rates the Games as an economic and social triumph but not everyone is sure of the benefit to the city’s East End Continue reading…

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Usain Bolt gives media and fans the slip at Commonwealth Games

World’s fastest man is in Glasgow to compete in the 4x100m relay, but quite where he is in the meantime is anyone’s guess Continue reading…

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Commonwealth Games feel like a home games for seven home nations

Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey fans cheer on local heroes as Glasgow welcomes seven teams from British Isles Continue reading…