Konta and Watson named with Andy and Jamie Murray in Rio tennis team

Johanna Konta, the first British woman in 32 years to reach a Grand Slam semi-final, has been named with Heather Watson and Andy and Jamie Murray, in the GB team for Rio.

Konta will make her Olympic debut, while Heather Watson returns for her second Games as Andy Murray defends his Olympic crown

It caps a fine …


Oslo joy for Laura Muir as she claims Scottish mile record

Laura Muir took another massive step towards Rio as she stormed to a new Scottish mile record and became the second-fastest Briton in the all-time rankings.

Her time of 4 minutes 19.12 seconds surpassed Yvonne Murray’s 4.22.60 set 22 years ago and closed in on Zola Budd’s 4.17.57.

The 23-year-old, who is bullding up to the British trials in …


High hopes for Stirling Marathon

STIRLING has been handed a major new spring marathon next year – the first event to be staged in the newly-formed Great Run British Marathon Series.

The event, backed by Scottish Athletics and Stirling Council, will take place on May 21, 2017. Starting west of the city at Blair Drummond Safari Park, the route will incorporate …