I Sport is listed as diary: by sport. then by day. then by event.

ATHLETICS Saturday 25

I Men's National Six Stage Road Relay Championships East Kilbride. Time to be confirmed: phone the race convenoron 041221 2447 for details.

BADMINTON Saturday 25—Sunday 26

I Scottish Veteran Masters Cockburn Certtre. 40 Bogrttoor Place. Cilasgow. 9.30am -5pm approx both days. Free admission. You only have to be thirty-five to qualify as a veteran if you're a woman. five years older for men. Singles. doubles and mixed doubles are all Contested over the two days of tltis evettt. irt three separate age groups: over 35. over 45 and over 55 for women; over 40. 50 artd oilfor


I Women’s Cup Finals Mcadowbank Sports Certtre. London Road. Edinburgh. (irangemouth artd DC Kool Kats korttcst the yotttlt final at 1.30pm. while the senior event. between City of Edinburgh and MI Livingston. follows at 3. 15pm.

I Ml Livingston v Cumnock The Foruttt. Altttondvale West. Livingston. 2pm. A men's play-off ntatch iii the national leagues.


I Carlsberg League PIay-ott The Forunt. Alntondvale West. Livingston. 8pm. .‘vllM's opponents are still to be decided it depends on who finishes itt what league position after the regular season.

Tuesday 28

I Nigel Benn v Mbayo Wa Mbaio Kelvin Hall. Argyle Street. (ilasgow. Doorsopen 7pm. boxing begins at 8pm. Tickets. priced frortt £15 to £75. are available direct frortt the venue pltorte 357 2525. With supporting bouts. See panel.


I Race Days Tuesday. Thursday artd Saturday. Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglert Road. (ilasgow. There are tert races irt each meeting. starting at 7.45pm. £2.


I Race Days Tuesday. Thursday artd Saturday. Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh. Each meeting includes 10 races. startingat 7.30pm. £2.50 Stand; £1 .50(}round. Race programme free with admission.

FOOTBALL Saturday 25


I Celtic v Dundee United Celtic Park. Gallowgate. Cilasgow. 3pm. United need two points to keep their chantpionship hopes alive. but it seems more probable that Celtic's pride will keep them going until Rangers have clinched the title. and

that the home team will get a result here. I Dundee v Motherwell Dens Park. Sandeman Street. Dundee. 3pm.

I Hamilton V Hearts Douglas l’ark. Hamilton ( 100 yards Hamilton West station)..3pm. Having already defeated their hosts three times this season. Hearts will be looking for an afternoon‘s target practice. Conversely. the Accies will probably beat someone between now arid the end ofthe season. ..

I Hibs V Rangers Easter Road Stadium. Albiott Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. Those embittered old cynlcs who. for sontc inexplicable reason. do rtot wartt Rangers to win the league will regard this match as one of the best remaining opportunitiesto daslt the (ilasgow club's aspirations. A draw may be all that l libs will manage. however.

I St Mirren v Aberdeen Love Street. Paisley (5 tttins frottt (iilmour Street station). 3pm. Having dealt a severe blow to Dundee lfnited's championship cltances. St Mirren w ill probany do the sartte to Aberdeen's. For some reason the Buddies' undoubted talents are never applied to their encounters with the Old Firm.


I Airdrie V Morton B roorttfield. Airdrie (5 ntins Airdrie station). 3pm.

I Ayr v Raith Rovers Somerset Park. Somerset Road. Ayr. 3pm.

I Clyde V Particlt Thistle Firhill. Firhill Road. Glasgow. 3pm.

I Clydebank v Falkirk Kilbowie l’ark. Clydebank (2 tttirts from Sittger station). 3pm.

I Duntermline v Kilmarnock East Iind Park. llalbeatlt Road. Dunfermlitte. 3pm. SECOND DIVISION

I Queen's Park v Arbroath l lampden Park. (ilasgow (5 tttirts Mount Florida attd King's l’ark stations). 3pm.

Saturday 1


I Celticv Bangers Celtic Park. (iallowgate. (ilasgow. 3pm. With Aberdeen at home to Dundee United this afternoon. this is another crucial round of fixtures. A defeat for Rangers will probably not be disastrous. which makes it ntore probable.

I Dundee v St Mirren Dcns Park. Sandetttan Street. Dundee. 3pm.

I Hearts V Hibs 'I’ynecastle l’ark. (iorgic Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. A chance for Hearts to record their first Derby- win of the season.

I Motherwell v Hamilton Fir l’ark. Motherw ell (all .‘vtotherwell bttses pass ground). 3pm.


I Airdrie v Dueen otthe South Broomficld. Airdrie (5 ntirts Airdrie station). 3pm.

I Clydebank v St Johnstone Kilbowie Park. (‘lydebank (2 ntins from Singer statiort). 3pm.

I Kilmarnock V Falkirk Rugby Park. Kilmarnock ( 10 mins front bus station). 3pm.

I Morton v Meadowbank Thistle (‘appielow Park. (ireenock (5 mins Cartsdyke station). 3pm.

I Partick Thistle v Dunlermine Firhill. Firhill Road. Glasgow. 3pm.

I Raith Rovers v Clyde Stark's Park. Pratt Street. Kirkcaldy. 3pm.


I East Stirling V East File Firs Park. Firs Street. Falkirk. 3pm.

I Stirling Albion v Dumbarton Annfield. Stirling ( 10mins from stations). 3pm.

GEEK— Wednesday 5—Thursday 6

I Hamilton Park Racecourse (access via M74). Hamilton. Club Stand £10. paddock £4.50. Flat meeting. beginning around lpnt botlt days.

ICE HOCKEY Saturday 25—Sunday 26

I Capital Foods Scottish Cup Semi-linals and Final Murrayfield Ice Rink. Riversdale Crescent. Edinburgh. The semis take place on the Saturday: at 2pm. the home team Murrayfield Racers take on Tayside Tigers; while at 6.30pm Fife Flyers play Ayr Bruins. The winners oftlte two tics will contest the final on Sunday. beginning at 2pm.


I CIS Inter-club Final Wes-t ofScotlanti lrtdoor Bowling Club. Sltawfield Stadium. Rtttlterglert Road. (ilasgow. Front‘).30pttt approx.

MOTOR SPORT Saturday 25

I Strathclyde Park Hill Climb Strathclyde


Alter a sixty-seven second victory in his last bout, Commonwealth middleweight champion Nigel Benn laces Mbayo Wa Mbaio, another virtually unknown Atrican, at the Kelvin Hall on Tuesday 28. Benn will be looking lor his twenty-second quick win in twenty-two lights, in the hope that alterthis match he may at last get to tight Michael Watson or the British champion Herol Graham. The contest is overten rounds.

Benn’s lame increased unexpectedly shortly betore his last bout, when the Metropolitan police issued a phototit picture at a wanted man which was in tact a touched up snap ot Benn. Why? Perhaps the wanted man looked too much like Steven Waldorl lor comtort. Whateverthe real reason, it led to some loolhardy person attempting a citizen's arrest on Benn: the lact that the only damage sustained by the so-called Dark Destroyer was to one ol his lists is enough to suggest the outcome at that particular encounter.

The main supporting bout, contested over eight rounds, matches Donnie Hood, the leading contender tor the British bantamweight title, with John Vasquez of Texas. (Stuart Bathgate)

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Park. rtear Motherwell. Practice runs front 9.45am. tinted runs front 1.45pm. Each of the 100 competing cars will do two timed


I Race Meeting lrtglistott Racetrack. Royal Highland Showground. Edinburgh. Front 1.45pm. Eight races irt all. featuring road saloons. sports cars arid the first round (ofeleven) itt the Forrttttla Ford 2000championship.

RUGBY Saturday 25


I Boroughmuirv Kelso Mcggetland. Colitttort Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. Thisand the following matches were all postponed on February 25. Last Saturday's defeat of Haw ick by Melrose virtually assttred Kelso of retaining the league championship. Only a Borougltmuir victory by a margin of well over forty poittts will take the title away from the Borders club: the chances of this happening. as even the tttost optimistic of ltortte supporters would admit. are slirtt. I Glasgow Acads v Selkirk New Artrtiesland. llclettsbttrglt Drive. (ilasgow. 3pm.

I Glasgow High/Kelvinside v Edinburgh Acads Old Artnieslartd. Crow Road. (ilasgow. 3pm. Evert if(ilasgow Accies wirt their two remaining fixtures. a poittt here is all (il lK require to rctaitt tlteirfirst division status.

I Heriots v Watsonians ( ioldenacrc. Bangholm Terrace. Edinburgh. 3pm. MCEWAN'S LEAGUE DIVISION TWO

I Edinburgh Wanderers v Kilmarnock .‘vlttrray field. Edinburgh. 3pm.

I Corstorphine v Duntermline t'nion l’ark. Carricknowe Parkway. Edinburgh. 3pm. The home teartt cart do city neighbours l’ortobello a fav our here. as a victory ov er Durtferrttlirte would ensure the latter club‘s relegatiort arid the safety irt tlte second divisiort of l’ortobello.

I Musselburgh v Preston Lodge Stortcyhill. Edinburgh. 3pm.

SPEEDWAY Friday 31


I Edinburgh Belmont Monarchs v Berwick Bandits Powderhall Stadiurtt. Beaverltall Road. Edinburgh. 7.15pm. Adult£3..\'0 with programme. £3.30without;Child attd ()Al’ £l .50. New Danish sigrtirtg Lars Murtkedal tttakes his debut for Monarchs irt this first fixture oftlte season.

Thursday 23—Saturday 25

I Edinburgh International Open Meet Royal Corttrttortwcaltlt l’ool. Dalkcith Road. Edinburgh. From 9am all three days. Severtty teartts hav e erttered this event. itt which botlt seniors artd jurtiorswill compete. The full Norwegian national side -- sotttc forty swimmers willbe

present. as will British champions Wigan Wasps. Confirmed participants include British ()ly mpians l’aul Easter. June Croft. Suki Brownsdert arthean Hill.


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