0 Sport is listed as diary: by sport, then by day, then by event. Please send all details not later than 10 days belore pubncanon.


0 Glasgow Diamonds v Hunley Wolverines ln (ilasgovv. 2pm. see local press for venue. 'l'he Diamonds~ chance to avenge their recent defeat by the LS Navy team

BADMINTON Saturday 19

o Clydesdale Bank National Junior Badminton Championships Meadowbank Sports ( ‘entre. 13‘) London Road. lidinburgh. Lnder lbs and under 21s. 9.30am. 4 l'tilllltls to get to semi—finals.


o Clydesdale Bank National Junior Badminton Championships NlL‘ilLlinVliitlllx Spul'ls ( 'enlre. l3” London Road. lidinburgh. lllani semi-finalstm finals.

Saturday 26

0 Midland Group Grand Rex Badminton Tournament Fife Institute. (ilenrothes. Fife. ()pen .lunior 'l‘ournament for under 14s and under lbs. Winners tocompete in Sunday's finals.

0 West Open Championships Barrhead Sports ('entrc. Main Street. Barrhead. Renfrevvshire. 5 individual events for top senior competitors. Winners to compete in Sunday’s finals. 9.30am.


0 Midland Group Grand Rex Badminton i Open (Junior) Tournament Fife Institute. (ilenrothes. File. lilam ~ semi-finals. 2pm finals. .\'o charge. 0 West Open Championships Barrhead Sports('entre. Main Street. Barrhead. Renfrevv shire. 10.30am semi-finals. 2pm ~~ finals.

Thursday 31

o Oumbartonshire Restricted Tournament Finals. 3 Nov. starting 2—2.3(lpm.


Friday 25

0 Murray International Metals v Sea Hawks Meadow bank Sports(‘cntre. 13‘) London Road. lidinburgh. 7.20pm. £1 .5ll(‘hild Slip.


o Boroughmuir Basketball Club National League Womens Match Meadow bank Sports ( ‘enlrc. 13‘)

London Road. lidinburgh. 1.15pm :

Boroughmuir Aces v Murray International Metals. 3pm ~ Buster

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Browns ( Boroughmuir Men) v Birds and Bees. Ll .5()(‘hild ().-\l’ L'lHll Slip Family ticket £3.

Sunday 20

o Clyde Canoe Marathon (iossford. River ('lyde.

With a 10 point margin to make up from the first leg in Spain, itwas a determined Murray International Metals side that met Real Madrid, seven-times winners at the European Basketball Cup, lorthe home tie at Meadowbank on 10 October.

After opening with last and lurious action. the game soon settled down to a more controlled pace with Real tending to dictate the play. MIM were not, however, at theirstrongest. Ralton Way was clearly hampered by a serious leg injury sustained in training, although he justified his selection with some pretty accurate shooting, and Bobby Archibald took some hard knocks during the play. The final score (76—72) retlected the balance of the contest with the Spanish side winning eliminating Murray lrom the tournament by an overall margin 0114 points.

Real Madrid, who have never been eliminated from the champions‘ cup before the quarter-final stage, now go on to play either Honved (Hungary) or Freibourg (Switzerland) in the second . round. Real's assistant coach, Clittord Luke, had promised an aggressive game against Murray, and his team lived up to it, buton the evidence of this pertormance Murray will provide tough opposition lor their next home opponents. the USS Hunley Sea Hawks on 25 October.

A blend ot Scottish and American talent, Murray can boast a history at


l Saturday 19 & Sunday 20

l 0 Scottish Surt Championships 'I‘hurso. 10am each day (weather permitting!) Possible medal winners in this open event are Roger Milton. Eric Sutherland and Ken Holland. There are 4 categories of competition; junior (under 18). ladies. male ski surfers and male canoe surfers. The winners from L these are eligible for competition in the British finals a select event for the top 16 UK competitors.


0 Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 7.30pm. Powderhall Stadium, Beaverhall Road. £2.20 Stand, £1.30 Ground, inc programme.

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success in British competition and they are strong contenders for the Scottish

! Cup. Few players in Europe can

compare with an on-lorm Alton Byrd

1 (twice Player at the Year in England),

Harlem Globetrottertrialist Lewis

' Young and player/coach Sam Foggin (lormerly of Virginia Tech). Murray are building in both strength and performance and as basketball is now an international sport, they intend to be up there with the best. Team manager, Tucker Johnston, said they were “disappointed but not dejected’ at being knocked out by Real Madrid, but he nevertheless predicts a successlul domestic season lor Murray.

Although basketball is not generally reckoned to be as popular in Scotland as south of the border, the European game boasted a packed stadium and elsewhere the Scottish National League is shaping up well. Perth are making rapid progress and Boroughmuir expect to make a sponsorship announcement soon. Unlortunately, Team Glasgow— runners up in the men's First Division last season— have folded, leaving Falkirk, Boroughmuir and the Sea Hawks to pose the real challenges to the position of the Murray men.

All told, the game promises another season of excellent entertainment and the greatest single crowd-puller will once again be the MIM showman, Alton Byrd.


0 Tuesdays, Thursdays 7.45pm, Saturdays 7.30pm. Shawtleld Stadium, Rutherglen. £1.50, inc programme.

FOOTBALL Saturday 19

0 Hearts v St Mirren Prem Div. Fine Fare League. 3pm. 'l'ynecastle. W Mercer will have to perform some more miracles to save his club's finances if l learts continue to turn in inept home performances like the last one against Dundee. A fit Kenny Black could make the difference.

0 Motherwell v Celtic Prem Div. Fine Fare League. 3pm. Fir Park. The last Old Firm visit did Well's confidence no good. and John (iardiner will be looking forward to this one even less. 0 Rangers v Hibernian Prem Div. Fine Fare League. 3pm. lbrox. (iers will be looking for revenge after their Skol (‘up exit: llibs will be out to prove it was no fluke.

o Alloa v Clyde First Div. Fine Fare League. 3pm. Recreation ground.

0 Dumbarton v Kilmarnock First Div. Fine Fare League. 3pm. Boghead.

0 Morton V Falkirk First Div. Fine Fare League. 3pm. (‘appielow

o Partick Thistle v Brechin City First Div. Fine Fare League. 3pm. Firhill. o MeadowbankvAlbion Rovers Second Div. Fine Fare League. 3pm. Meadowbank.

0 Queen‘s Park v Berwick Rangers Second Div. Fine Fare League. 3pm. lhnnpden.

o Raith Rovers v Queen at the South Second Div. Fine Fare League. 3pm. Stark‘s Park.

Saturday 26

0 Celtic v Dundee Utd Prem Div. Fine Fare League. 3pm. Parkhead. Normally one of the most attractive top ten fixtures. but United are so inconsistent at present. with Dodds unable to score and .‘vchlpine unable to stand up. they will be delighted even to take a point from this game.

0 St Mirren v Rangers Prem Div. Fine Fare League. 3pm. Love Street. Saints‘ chance to prove that Rangers are not even the second best team in (ilasgow.

o Airdrie v Kilmarnock First Div. Fine Fare League. 3pm. Broomfield.

O Alloa V Morton First Div. Fine Fare League. 3pm. Recreation ground.

0 Hamilton vAyrUtd First Div. Fine Fare League. 3pm. Douglas Park.

0 Partick Thistle v Montrose First Div. Fine Fare League. 3pm. Firhill.

o Meadowbank v Queen of the South Second Div. Fine Fare League. 3pm. Meadowbank.


o Skol Cup Final: Hibernian v Aberdeen Hampden 3pm. Guaranteed their biggest support in years. llibs have already shown their ability to rattle the Scottish champions in the l— I draw at Easter Road. Unlucky not to win that match against a frankly clueless Dons side. the llibees will be hoping that the tenacious Gordon Durie and the transformed Steve Cowan can snap up any chances that come their way at Hampden. It