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EURC end season of dominance as reigning British Universities Indoor and Outdoor champions

This year’s smallbore season has been nothing short of spectacular for Edinburgh University Rifle Club with the club’s teams winning almost every major team event available for university rifle clubs in Scotland and Britain alongside a host of other trophies and medals. Accordingly, the club travelled down to Appleton Ranges in Warrington for the BUCS […]

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Premier League strugglers plagued by poor off the pitch decision making

Even the most generous and wildly optimistic fans of Aston Villa, Newcastle, and Sunderland would agree that this season has not been their clubs’ collective finest hour. With all three looking increasingly likely to be relegated from the Premier League and so lose out (at least temporarily) on the massive financial rewards and prestige that […]

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Grand Slam triumph suggests Jones’ England (r)evolution on track

Another year’s Six Nations has come and gone, and Eddie Jones’ England revolution continues at its so far sedate pace. ‘Evolution not revolution’ has been the phrase of choice for the majority of commentators, but it seems unfair to reduce Jones’ contribution to a mere continuation of a process begun under previous incumbent Stuart Lancaster. […]

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England and New Zealand storm Twenty20 in shock victories

We are only a short way into this year’s World Twenty20 competition and already the tournament looks set to justify its billing as the most thrilling and explosive cricketing event of the year. With this year’s tournament hosted by cricketing behemoth India, there was always going to be a massive amount of hype involved but […]

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Rangers have every reason to fancy their chances against bitter rivals Celtic

Once again, Scottish football’s collective attention has turned firmly to Glasgow, as this season’s Scottish Cup semi-final will play host to Scotland’s most fiercely competitive game – the Old Firm derby. Though rare in recent years due to Rangers’ calamitous financial meltdown, the Old Firm derby still stands as the most hotly anticipated game of […]

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EURC become British champions at short range

The weekend of BUCS Nationals saw Edinburgh University Rifle Club (EURC) travelling south alongside many of their fellow Edinburgh sports clubs to compete against the best athletes from across the British universities and colleges. Having had a triumphant season so far, EURC had high hopes of achieving the BUCS podium finish that had so far […]

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Kiwi cricket captain McCullum to hang up black cap

As the curtain draws on the career of Brendon McCullum, we as cricket fans can reflect on what has been one of the defining playing careers of the modern era of cricket. McCullum has unfailingly been one of the world’s most exciting and swashbuckling cricketers throughout his distinguished career, all the while maintaining a reputation as […]

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Series victory over South Africa masks England concerns

England’s 2-1 series victory over South Africa shows just how much progress this emerging England cricket team have made under the stewardship of Trevor Bayliss but, equally, it masks some of the deficiencies that are still absolutely evident to a critical eye. It would be insulting to the efforts of this young and extremely talented […]