Scotland

  • Queen smashes whisky, gives her name to Britain's biggest warship July 5, 2014

    London: Queen Elizabeth II smashed a bottle of whisky against Britain's biggest warship on Friday as she gave her name to the new aircraft carrier at a ceremony in Scotland. The 65,000-tonne HMS Queen Elizabeth is one of two carriers being built at a combined cost of £6.2 billion ($10.6...
  • England beat Scotland by 39 runs in rain-hit ODI May 10, 2014

    Aberseen, Scotland: England's new era under coach Peter Moores began with a 39-run win over Scotland in a rain-blighted one-day international that was reduced to 20 overs a side on Friday. After the start was delayed by more than five hours, Alastair Cook (44) and Ian Bell (50) shared an 83-run...
  • Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer eyes England scalp May 9, 2014

    Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer wants his side to follow the example of the Netherlands and Ireland by becoming the latest non-Test nation to beat England. The Scots face England in a one-day international (ODI) in Aberdeen on Friday. It will be the match that launches Peter Moores's second spell as...
  • Dav Whatmore to help 2015 World Cup minnows May 8, 2014

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Thursday that Australian coach Dav Whatmore will help Afghanistan, Ireland, Scotland and the UAE prepare for the 2015 World Cup as part of the world body's High Performance Programme (HPP). Whatmore, who has previously coached Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, will work closely with...
  • India women lose to Scotland, finish last in Champions Challenge 1 May 4, 2014

    Glasgow: The Indian women's hockey team went down fighting to hosts Scotland 3-4 in the 7th-8th classification playoff to finish eighth and last in the FIH Champions Challenge 1 on Sunday. India played competitively and did not allow Scotland to score a single goal in the first half as the teams...
  • Hockey: Indian women go down to Scotland 0-4 in Champions Challenge 1 April 29, 2014

    Glasgow: India women's hockey team lost 0-4 to Scotland to slump to their second consecutive defeat in the Champions Challenge 1 at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre. The Indian women's team had earlier lost 2-4 to Korea in their opening Pool A match. India will next play Belgium on Wednesday. Scotland made...
  • Former New Zealand cricketer Grant Bradburn appointed Scotland head coach April 28, 2014

    Former New Zealand international Grant Bradburn has been named as the new coach of Scotland. The 47-year-old, who played seven Tests as an off-spinner, joins the Scotland set-up after coaching New Zealand's A or national reserve side. Bradburn will be assisted by Craig Wright, who has also been put in charge of...
  • Is Brian Lara dating former Miss Scotland Jamey Bowers? March 2, 2014

    London: West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara is reportedly dating former Miss Scotland Jamey Bowers. The batting great was introduced to Bowers, who is 20 years his junior, by former Manchester United and Trinidad and Tobago striker Dwight Yorke. "It's early days. I didn't want anyone to know, but Brian's been...
  • United midfielder Fletcher back for Scotland after illness February 20, 2014

    Manchester: Midfielder Darren Fletcher, who returned to Manchester United's first team in December after a long battle with ulcerative colitis, has been recalled to the Scotland squad for next month's friendly in Poland. The former Scotland captain has not represented his country since winning the last of his 61 caps in...
  • U-19 World Cup: India survive Scotland scare to win second game February 17, 2014

    Dubai: Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav became the first Indian bowler to grab a hat-trick in the under-19 cricket World Cup before the defending champions crawled to a five-wicket win over Scotland while chasing a paltry target of 88 in their Group A match here on Tuesday. Yadav's hat-trick was the highlight...
  • As it happened: India vs Scotland, U-19 World Cup February 17, 2014

    INDIA INNINGS: 2:30: That's it! India can breathe now, they have won, thanks to Sarfaraz Khan (42*) and Deepak Hooda (24*) who stitched a partnership of 57 runs to take India home by five wickets after being 22 for 5 at one stage. 2:10: India making the push now with a...
  • Scotland eye big upsets in 2015 World Cup February 2, 2014

    Wellington: Scotland co-coach Paul Collingwood is adamant his side are not going to next year's Cricket World Cup just to make up the numbers and believes they have the talent to cause upsets. The Scots sneaked into the World Cup with a 41-run win over the United Arab Emirates in...
  • Scotland win ICC World Cup Qualifying tournament February 1, 2014

    Christchurch: Scotland captain Preston Mommsen made an unbeaten 139 on Saturday to set up a 41-run win over the United Arab Emirates in the final of the International Cricket Council's World Cup qualifying tournament. Scotland made 285 for 5 batting first in Saturday's final and Swapnil Patel not out on 99...
  • Kenya lose cricket ODI status after Scotland defeat January 30, 2014

    Nairobi: Kenyan cricket suffered a double blow on Thursday following the national team's three-wicket loss to Scotland in their World Cup qualifier in New Zealand by losing their one-day international status. Kenya, once regarded as one of the strongest associate members of the International Cricket Council (ICC) needed to win the...
  • UAE and Scotland qualify for 2015 World Cup January 30, 2014

    Wellington: Cricketing minnows the United Arab Emirates and Scotland secured berths at the 2015 World Cup on Thursday after taking the top two spots at a qualification tournament in New Zealand. Both teams finished the round-robin phase of the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup Qualifier on eight points after posting...
  • Mother charged over death of 3-year-old Indian-origin boy January 19, 2014

    The mother of a three-year-old Indian-origin boy, who went missing last week in Scotland, has been charged in connection with his death. Rosdeep, 33, was detained on Saturday after Mikaeel Kular's body was found by officers in woodland behind her former home in Kirkcaldy, Fife, where she lived before moving...
  • Croatia coach Igor Stimac fired October 16, 2013

    Zagreb: Croatia coach Igor Stimac was fired on Wednesday following his team's 2-0 loss to Scotland in a World Cup qualifier. Croatian Football Federation president Davor Suker said Niko Kovac, a former Croatia midfielder and coach of the junior national team, will be Stimac's temporary replacement. Despite the loss against Scotland on...
  • Wayne Rooney turned down Scotland offer: Berti Vogts October 10, 2013

    Berti Vogts has revealed that he once boarded a plane to Liverpool to try and convince the then rising star Wayne Rooney to play for Scotland. Vogts, who managed Scotland from 2002 to 2004, said Rooney was eligible because his grandmother was Scottish. But Rooney, who was playing at Everton, turned...
  • Shaun Marsh says Scotland thrashing 'worthwhile' September 4, 2013

    Ediburgh: Australia's Shaun Marsh insisted a 200-run win over an outclassed Scotland side in Edinburgh on Tuesday had been a "worthwhile" exercise ahead of the five-match ODI series with England. While England were tested by Ireland on Tuesday before completing a six-wicket win in Malahide ahead of Friday's series opener...
  • Australia beat Scotland by 200 runs in ODI September 3, 2013

    Edinburgh: Australia convincingly beat Scotland by 200 runs Tuesday in their one-off ODI after an outstanding partnership between centurions Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh. The Australians, searching for a boost of confidence after their Ashes loss in England in July and August, lay a perfect foundation after they were sent in...
  • Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh set Australian ODI opening record September 3, 2013

    Edinburgh: Australia's latest opening pair of Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh obliterated the previous best opening partnership for their country in ODI cricket, smashing Scotland for 246 in 38.2 overs on Tuesday in a one-off match. Scotland's bowlers were torn apart as Finch (148) and Marsh (151) went pas the...
  • Scotland suffer huge defeat against Australia September 3, 2013

    CLICK HERE for the liive score from the one-off ODI between Australia and Scotland being played at Edinburgh. TOSS: Scotland won the toss and elected to field. TEAM NEWS: Australia left Glenn Maxwell, Coulter-Nile, Josh Hazlewood and Philip Hughes out of their side. Playing XIs: Australia: Michael Clarke (capt), George Bailey, Fawad Ahmed,...
  • Italy and Argentina ready to renew rivalry in friendly August 13, 2013

    Rome: Twelve years after Italy's last match against Argentina, the two predominantly Roman Catholic and football-crazy nations are renewing their storied rivalry in a friendly game that will be played under the auspices of Pope Francis. After months of talks, the Italian and Argentinian federations managed to set up Wednesday's encounter...
  • Rooney trains with England, expected to feature against Scotland August 12, 2013

    London: Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney completed a full training session for England on Monday and manager Roy Hodgson still expects him to feature in Wednesday's international friendly against Scotland at Wembley Stadium. Rooney has taken a limited part in United's pre-season and missed Sunday's Community Shield victory over Wigan with...
  • Ashley Young to miss England's friendly against Scotland August 12, 2013

    London: Manchester United winger Ashley Young will miss England's friendly against Scotland on Wednesday due to an ankle injury. Young has withdrawn from the England's squad after failing to recover from the injury, reports Xinhua. "Manchester United forward Ashley Young has withdrawn from the England squad," said the Football Association (FA) in...
  • Britain's newest royal heir stirs Scottish independence debate July 29, 2013

    The birth of Britain's Prince George has reopened a rift among those campaigning for Scotland to vote for independence in 2014, playing into the hands of those who want it to retain its 306-year union with England. The "Yes Scotland" campaign says it wants to win a referendum on independence in...
  • Peter Siddle scores maiden first-class century against Scotland June 9, 2013

    London: Bowler Peter Siddle claimed his maiden first-class century as Australia A dominated Scotland on the second day of their four-day match in Edinburgh on Saturday. Australia resumed on 335 for six at The Grange and Siddle made an unbeaten 103 before the tourists declared on 372 for eight. It was...
  • Haddin shines as Australia A dominate Scotland June 8, 2013

    Edinburgh: Australia 'A' captain Brad Haddin hit a century as the tourists recovered from a slow start to reach 335 for 6 at the end of the first day of their four-day tour match against Scotland in Edinburgh. The Australian reserves were struggling at 23 for 2 after Jordan Silk was...
  • RBS to hand over Libor documents to Canada June 1, 2013

    Ottawa: The Royal Bank of Scotland Group has agreed to hand over documents demanded by Canada in its probe into whether the bank was involved in a global interest rate-rigging scandal, Canada's Competition Bureau said on Friday. The move marked a reversal for RBS, which had launched a legal challenge against...