0 Sport 1: llsted as dlary: by sport, then by day, than by event.
O The Forum Almondvale West. Livingston. Larkhall‘s Alex Dickson should have had a British Light-Weight Title shot tonight. but with holder Tony Willis withdrawing. the promoters have lined up a bout with American Charlie ‘Choo-(‘hoo' Brown instead. Livingston‘s Ian McLeod faces Welshman Andy Williams in the main supporting fight. Doors open 7.15pm for 8pm start. Tickets: £20(ringside). £15. £10. £7.50. £5. Booking details from Livingston 419191.
CLYDESDALE BANK SENIOR DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP
0 West V South Cambusdoon. Ayr. 2pm.
0 East v North The Tryst. Stenhousemuir. 2pm.
BENSON AND HEDGES CUP
0 Scotland v Warwickshire The Inch. Perth. 10.30pm. Not our area. but this opening match in Scotland‘s 8&1-1 group will attract interest from cricket fans across the country. Scotland. who recorded their first win over a County side last year. will again be led by Omar Henry in a section which sees them travel to Lancashire (our only victims!) on May 12. and to Worcestershire (boosted by the signing of Botham and Dilley during the winter) on 14 May.
0 Race Days Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. Powderhall Stadium.
Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh. Race meetings are for 10 races. starting at 7.30pm. £2.20 Stand; £1 .30 Ground.
FOOTBALL Saturday 2
FINE FARE LEAGUE
0 Celtic V Falkirk Celtic Park. Glasgow (Buses 61.62.64) Barring some very unexpected results last week. this could be the day Rangers clinch the title at Aberdeen. Even if it goes to the last day. that destination now looks assured. Otherwise. relegation issues and the tussle for UEFA Cup places will occupy the other clubs still involved in meaningful League business over the next two weeks.
0 Clydebank v Motherwell Kilbowie. Clydebank (2 mins from Singer station).
0 Hamilton v St Mirren Douglas Park. Hamilton (15 mins from Bus Station).
0 Hearts v Dundee Tynecastle. Edinburgh (Buses 1.2. 3. 4. 33. 34. 44).
0 Airdrie v Duntermline Broomfield. Airdrie ( 15 mins from Bus station). 0 Clyde v Kilmarnock Firhill. Glasgow (Buses 1.8. 126.96.36.199.
0 Morton v Fortar Cappielow. Greenock (5 mins from Cartsdyke Station).
FINE FARE LEAGUE
0 Clydebank v Hibs Kilbowie (see above).
0 Hearts V Celtic 'I‘ynecastle (see above).
0 Motherwell v Dundee Utd Fir Park. Motherwell (All Motherwell buses pass ground).
0 Rangers V St Mirren Ibrox. Glasgow (2 mins from Ibrox Underground). It should be singing and dancing all the way here. a deserved reward for the greatest initiative this club has ever shown. Souness and Holmes have upped the ante in Scottish football. and it will be interesting to see how the rest respond. Saints. meanwhile. will have their minds on Hampden. and you can't say that very often . .. FIRST DIVISION
0 Airdrie V Morton Broomfield (see above).
0 Clyde V Brechin Firhill (see above). 0 Dumbarton v Queen at the South Boghead. Dumbarton (10mins from Dumbarton East Station).
0 Kilmarnockv Partick Thistle Rugby Park. Kilmarnock (15 mins from Stations).
0 Glasgow Lions v Luton Flyers Helenvale Park. Tollcross. Glasgow. 2pm.
0 Musselburgh Magnums v Strathclyde Sheriffs Meadowmill Sports Complex. Prestonpans. 2pm. Free. Musselburgh scored a significant pre-season win over an admittedly understrength Glasgow Lions. a result which should set them up for a strong League campaign.
0 Lothian Chieftains v lnverclyde Crusaders Creamery Park. Bathgate. 2pm.
0 Clydesdale Colts v Ayr Burners Loch Park Stadium. Shieldhill Road. Carluke. 2pm.
SCOTSMAN CUP FINAL
0 Kelburne v Menzieshill Linwood Sports Centre. Brediland Road. Linwood. 2.30pm. 50p (25p) (note change ofvenue!). Kelbume produced a surprise in beating Edinburgh Civil Service in their semi-final. and now face Menzieshill. who eliminated Dundee Wanderers after extra time to reach their first final. Match preceded by the Reserve (10.30am) and District (Noon) Cup Finals.
0 Hamilton Park Flat Meeting at the Lanarkshire track. with convenient access from both M74 and M8 at Hamilton. Club £8. Paddock £4. First Race 2.15pm.
KARATE Friday 1—Saturday 3
0 European Karate Championships SECC. Glasgow. 10am—8pm daily. Season ticket £12; dain £4.50. Scotland have twice won the European karate title. but they will be anxious to restore pride after a couple of barren years in international events. especially as hosts of this prestigious contest. Formidable competition will come from holders Spain. England and France.
MOTOR SPORT Sunday10
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Scotland are involved in Benson & Hedges Cup action this month, with lurther matches against Kent and Glamorgan to come. Majorattraction, though, will be the visit of the Pakistan touring side in June (watch these pages). Full details at Scottish club and county cricket can be tound in the Scottish Cricket Guide (£1 .50), sponsored by Miller Homes.
programme ofSF 1600 and 2000. sports and saloon evetns. Practice at 9am. racing at 1.30pm. Adults £3.50 (children free); transfer to stands £1.50. Free parking.
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0 Pearl Assurance Edinburgh Hall-Marathon The Scottish round of this nationwide event. The race will be run around a new course this year (still to be announced — watch local press for details). and the organisers are aiming to establish it as the fastest ofthe series.
SPEEDWAY Sunday 3
0 Grand Slam Oualilier Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. £3.50. Switch to Sunday afternoon. and away from National League business. at the Edinburgh track. Glasgow. meanwhile. are racing their home matches in England until the new track at ()aklands is ready. which will presumably rule out the Grand Slam Qualifier due there next Friday. but watch local press for developments.
o Inter-League Challenge Powderhall Stadium (as above). 7. 15pm. £3.50.
STOCK CARS . Saturday 2/Saturday 9
o Newtongrange Victoria Park. Newtongrange. 7pm. £2.50 (£1). Regular Saturday night action at Newtongrange Star FC’s ground on the outskirts of Edinburgh.
TABLE TENNIS Monday 11
0 Scotland v China Bellahouston Sports Centre. Glasgow. 7pm. £3 (£1.50). A rare chance to see the current World (‘hampions in action. with a repeat dose tomorrow in Edinburgh. Scotland will have their work cut out to hold their own.
0 Scotland v China Meadowbank Sports Centre. Edinburgh. 7pm. £3 (£1.50).
VOLLEYBALL Saturday 2
0 Royal Bank Scottish Plate The Forum. Almondvale West. Livingston. Blantyre Trinity take on Falkirk in the Men’s Final (1 lam). while Jets meet the first ever non-league finalists. Hazelhead North Star Rescue. in the Women‘s (1.30pm). Free.
0 Royal Bank Scottish Cup Meadowbank Sports Centre. London Road. Edinburgh. The second Trophy to be decided in this weekend doubleheader. with Bellshill Cardinals meeting MIM Livingston in the Men's Final (3pm). and Provincial Insurance taking on Scottish Farms in the Women's event (12.30pm). £1.20(b’0p).
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