Golf legend Renee Powell ‘humbled’ by St Andrews University tribute

US golf legend Renee Powell has unveiled a plaque to celebrate the opening of a new student hall of residence in St Andrews named in her honour.

Powell Hall, a five-storey building adjacent to Agnes Blackadder Hall at North Haugh, has 205 rooms and is part of a £70 million investment in student accommodation by the …


Kirsty Gilmour upbeat despite quarter final loss

Kirsty Gilmour was upbeat, despite losing out to 2015 world silver medalist Saina Nehwal in the quarter finals of the TOTAL BWF World Championships in Glasgow.

After a year where she battled back from serious injury, the Scot declared herself satisfied with the campaign after losing  21-19 18-21 21-15 in a close battle.

“There’s disappointment, but there’s …


Kirsty Gilmour into quarter-finals at World Badminton Championships

Kirsty Gilmour booked her place in the quarter-finals of the TOTAL BWF World Championships with a great display against sixth seed He Bingjiao.

Gilmour wrapped up victory in three games, winning 21-14 15-21 21-16 with an assured performance in front of Her home crowd at the Emirates Arena.

After losing the opening point of the match, Gilmour never …


Kirsty Gilmour cruises through first match at World Badminton Championships

SCOTS badminton star Kirsty Gilmour settled her tournament nerves and breezed through her first match of the TOTAL BWF World Badminton Championships in Glasgow.

She beat India’s Rituparna Das in straight games 21-16 21-13 and now faces China’s sixth seed He Bingjiao, a two-time BWF Superseries tournament championon.

The two have met before and Gilmour planned to …


Matthew called up for Solheim Cup battle

SCOT Catriona Matthew has been called up to replace the injured Suzann Pettersen at The 2017 Solheim Cup at Des Moines Golf & Country Club in West Des Moines, Iowa.

European Solheim Cup Captain Annika Sörenstam chose Matthew as her alternate when she selected her team following the conclusion of the Ricoh Women’s British Open and …


Kirsty Gilmour set for dream double at badminton World Championships

Scotland’s top badminton player, double European silver medallist Kirsty Gilmour, can’t wait for the start of the TOTAL BWF Badminton World Championships at the Emirates Arena from 21-27 August

With tickets selling fast, particularly for the finals day, the globe-trotting Scot, who has been named as 16th seed, is delighted with a home fixture after some …


Gilmour loses out to old rival at US Open badminton finals


KIRSTY GILMOUR suffered a set-back in her last tournament before the World Badminton Championships in Glasgow when she lost out to old rival Michelle Li in the semi-final of the Yonex US Open.

She has now lost all four meetings to the Canadian sixth seed including the 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medal match.

But Gilmour, who has …


Kirsty Gilmour secures place in Yonex US Open quarters

Kirsty GIlmour has battled through to the quarter finals of the Yonex US Open in Anaheim in her final event before the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017 at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena from August 21-27.

Gilmour beat Haruko Suzuki (21-17 24-22) to set up a match with Saena Kawakami whom she lost out to last weekend at …