Wednesday 29

I Sri Chlnmoy: Runners Are Smilers Race The Meadows. Edinburgh. 7pm. Opento runners of all ages and abilities. The races are run on the Sri Chinmoy Peace Mile.

Saturday 25


I Ayr v West of Scotland Cambusdoon. Alloway. 1pm.

I Clydesdale v Kelburne Titwood. Beaton Road. Glasgow. lpm.

I Ferguslie v Greenockoikleriggs. Paisley. lpm.

I Kilmamock v Drumpellier Kirkstyle. Kilmarnock. lpm.

I Uddingston v Poloc Bothwell Castle Policies. Uddingston. 1pm. EAST LEAGUE

I Carlton v Kirkcaldy The Pavilion. Grange Loan. Edinburgh. 1pm.

I Freuchie v Grange Public Park. Freuehie. lpm.

I Stewart’s/Melville v Royal High Inverleith. Edinburgh. lpm.

I Stenhousemuir v Heriots The Tryst. Larbert. lpm.


I Clackmannan County v West Lothian The Arns. Alloa. lpm.

I Perthshlre v Ayrshire Perth Cricket Ground. Perth. lpm.

Sunday 26

I Scottish Cup Final: Grange v Strathmore


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Hangers? Aberdeen? Hearts? Celtic? Nobody? The Dons must be favourites; they won both the domestic cups last season and have at last persuaded McLelsh and Belt that they ought to stay in the North East. Not far behind, it not in front (not that I’d like to hedge my bets) will be Hearts and Celtic. The Jambos, replete with Derek Ferguson, will be busy adapting to a slightly more ponderous pattern in their play. They are strong in all areas of the field and should at least provide entertainment it not trophies.

Not having taken the advice that Lou Macari was rumoured to have given him sell NlcStay and put the money on Rangers iorthe Championship Billy McNelll is for once in an enviable position at the start at the season. A healthy showing against Everton conlirmed that there is much potential in the new look midlleld of Collins, Nicholas and McStay though an injured Hayes had less time to show his paces. The size of the crowd, 43,000, gave some indication of the depth of support that the beleaguered club can rely on. It remains to be seen whether Andy Walker can prove equal to the task of goal-scorer in-chiet that has been allotted him or whether the deep-pocketed club must shove its short hands down further and purchase a play-mate for him.

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Dundee United as ever are relying on their own crop of youngsters, of whom Paddy Connolly and Ray McKinnon have shown most potential solar. Their strike-rate last season was hardly inspiring and it may be that the youngsters will have a lew lessons to team yet. Oh yes, Hangers, well; their abundance ol riches has landed them Hateley and Huistra who along with the impending Kuznetsov have got the champions' rivals quaking in their boots. As from Saturday the race will be on in earnest and viewed from this end of the season it looks one oi the most intriguing in years. (Ross Parsons)

County Hamilton Crescent. Glasgow. 1pm. Grange are aiming to become the first Edinburgh club to clinch the East League and the Scottish Cup. since Heriot's did it twelve years ago. Can Strathmore successfully halt their progress?

CYCLING Saturday 25 & Sunday 26

I Edinburgh Festival lntematlonal Cycling Meet Meadowbank Stadium. London Road. Edinburgh. 9.30am—6pm. Gerry Sadowitz on a chopper, Simon Fanshawe on a tricycle. Denis Leary lighting up behind the bike sheds and Archaos stealing the show by winning hands down on a monocycle. In reality a top-class field of cyclists arrive in Edinburgh forthe showdown.


I Race Days Greyhound racing takes place five nights a week and what better way to spend a fine summer evening losing a few tenners. or single notes on the odd dog. Race evenings are Mondays.

Tuesdays. Thursdays. Fridays and Saturdays: there are ll) races on a Monday and Friday. 11 on aTuesday and Thursday and 12 on a Saturday. The first races commence at 7.45pm on every day other than Saturday when they get out oftheir traps at 7.30pm.


I Race Days Monday. Wednesday and Saturday. Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road. Each meeting begins at 7.15pm with it) races on Mondays and 12 on Wednesdays and Saturdays there are also meetings on some Fridays.


I Hearts V St erren Tynecastle Park . Gorgie Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. After performing so well against Tottenham. Gazza er al. Hearts will be looking forward confidently to the start of the season against the sweaters from Paisley.

I Motherwell v Celtic Fir Park. Motherwell. 3pm. A difficult away fixture for Celtic's new-look midfield to cut their teeth on. though I foresee their class will tell.

I Hangers v Dunlermllne lbrox Stadium. Glasgow. 3pm. It's time once again to go

over to lbrox and play Who's Who in English football. This year. the faithful are rewarded with the sight of Mark Hateley slipping on a blue shirt after a long and expensive courtship by Souness.

I St Johnstone v Dundee Utd McDiarmid Park. Perth. 3pm. St Johnstone‘s Premier League campaign kicks off against their local rivals from just along the Tay.


I Airdrie v Morton Broomfield. Airdrie 3pm. Having missed out on promotion by four points last season. the Broomfield boys should be up near the top for at least part of the season. or I‘ll eat my knitted bobble-hat.

I Ayr Utd v Fortar Athletic Somerset Park. Somerset Road. Ayr. 3pm.

I Clyde v Clydebank Firhill. Firhill Road. Glasgow. 3pm.

I Falkirk 0 Hamilton Brockville. Falkirk. 3pm.

I Meadowbank Thistle v Kilmamock Meadowbank Stadium. London Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.


I Alloa Athletic v Albion Rovers Recreation Park. Alloa. 3pm.

I Cowdenbeath v Stirling Albion Central Park. Cowdenbeath. 3pm.

I East File v Dumbarton Bayview Park. Methil. Fife. 3pm.

I Queen's Park v Stranraer llampden Park. Glasgow. 3pm.

HOCKEY Friday 24—Sunday 26

I Scotland v Ireland (Men) University of Strathclyde Playing Fields. Glasgow. 24 Aug. 4pm: 25 Aug. 4pm; 26 Aug. 1 lam. A very limited tour ofthree matches allat the same venue. for the Irish team. I Scotland v West Germany (Women) University of Strathclyde Playing Fields. Glasgow. 24 Aug. 8pm; 25 Aug. 2pm. A pair of fixtures between the Germans and the Scots.

Saturday 25 & Sunday 26

I Scottish Artificial Championships llillend Ski Slopes. Edinburgh. With the nights ‘fair drawing in‘. expert. ifartificial. skiers can take to the slopes once again.


I Edinburgh Monarchs v Arena Essex Hammers Powderhall Stadium. Canonmills. Edinburgh. 6. 30pm. The victory last year of the Essex riders was purely a case of Edinburgh‘s bad luck. according to the Monarchs. that is. This year they have their star rider Martin Godwin back from injury just in time to worry the Monarchs again.


I Perth Open Bells Sports Centre. Perth. Widely regarded as a spring pastime. the sport bounces back for the autumn.