Catriona Matthew, of Scotland, hits a tee shot on the seventh hole of the second round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic golf tournament, Saturday, June 4, 2016, in Galloway Township, N.J.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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 …

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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 …


Rugby sevens coach Wight targets Euro promotion

NEW Scotland Women 7s coach Scott Wight has targeted victory in Europe as the first step on the road to the Commonwealth Games in 2022.

After missing out on this year’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland, Wight is out to gain promotion to the Rugby Europe Grand Prix competition.

Wight, from Melrose, the birthplace of sevens, has …


Top speakers for Scottish Women in Sport conference

IT’S that time of year again!. The annual Scottish Women in Sport Conference takes place at RBS Gogarburn on Friday May 19.

The year the focus is on The Business of Sport and will include the inspirational story of the This Girl Can campaign from Sport England director Kate Bosomworth.

Other topics include how to make the …

13/04/2017 Ladies European Tour 2016: Lalla Meryem Cup, Royal Golf Dar Es-Salam, Rabat, Morocco. 13-16 April 2017. Gemma Dryburgh of Scotland during the first round. Credit: Tristan Jones

Scot Dryburgh sets pace in Morocco

Scotland’s Gemma Dryburgh opened with a four-under-par 68 to take a one stroke lead at the Lalla Meryem Cup in Rabat, Morocco.

The 23-year-old from Aberdeen carded five birdies and one bogey on the Blue Course at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam and said that she would go to bed happy knowing that she was ahead …


Scottish Cycling events chief hails Youth Tour success

Elynor Backstedt from Team Wales has won the Youth Tour of Scotland general classification as 150 youth riders took to the roads at Scottish Cycling’s flagship event which saw entries from girls up by a fifth on 2016.

Elynor, daughter of Magnus Backstedt, former professional cyclist who won Paris-Roubaix in 2004, competed strongly, while Abernyte’s Alfie …