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Motherwell to host 600 athletes taking part in Scotland's biggest taekwon-do championships

Taekwon-do Scotland is hosting its biggest-ever taekwondo tournament next month in Motherwell.

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VIDEO: On your marks to join Britain's top athletes in #teamparkrun events on August 19

On you marks, gets set....for YOUR chance to join National Lottery-funded athletes including Olympic and Paralympic superstars taking part in #teamparkrun 5k events all over the UK on August 19.

Uddingston players celebrate after Paul Hoffmann had dismissed Gavin Meikle for LBW when he was on 13 runs (Pic by Alan Watson)

Uddingston Cricket Club beat East Kilbride narrowly to keep title hopes alive

Uddingston Cricket Club kept their Western Union Premier Division title dreams alive with a nailbiting one wicket home triumph over East Kilbride on Saturday.

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Guy Learmonth made the decision to go back to the Borders after failing to make the the Rio Olympics. Photograph: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Guy Learmonth takes step back to move forward

For readers d’un certain age, the arrival of the Victor on the newsagent’s shelves of a Friday afternoon signalled the availability of the latest instalment in the unlikely life of athletics’ great working-class hero. Alf Tupper, otherwise known as “The Tough of the Track”, was the outlier made good, working as a welder by day but burning off his running rivals the night before by rewarding himself with a healthy helping of fish and chips rather than a refreshing power shake.

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Kirsty Gilmour appeared in her first final since Aprils European Championships when taking on Kawakami in Calgary on Sunday

Japan's Kawakami edges Canada badminton final win over Bothwell's Kirsty Gilmour

Sunday’s Wimbledon mixed doubles final, which saw Jamie Murray and Heather Watson on either side of the net, wasn’t the only major racket sport with British involvement on Sunday.

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Rafa Cabrera Bello. Pic by Getty Images.

Cabrera Bello snatches Scottish Open title after play-off drama

Sport can quite often be a game of fine margins, and nobody knew that better on Sunday evening than Englishman Callum Shinkwin.
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Dundonald Links Golf Course has proved a fine host of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.

Poulter heading out for final round in 'right state of mind'.

Ian Poulter knows that mind games can force you to lose a game of golf before you've teed off.

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Uddingston wicket-keeper and captain Bryan Clarke (first left) still believes his team can win the league this season (Pic by Alan Watson)

Weak bowling display costs Uddingston Cricket Club in defeat to Poloc

Uddingston Cricket Club captain Bryan Clarke has blamed a largely weak bowling display for his side’s seven-wicket defeat to Poloc on Saturday.

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Adam with his record-breaking bronze medal during the under-20 Championships at the Bedforf International Stadium

Adam record throws away the competition

A Motherwell teenager has entered the Scottish record books by becoming the only school pupil to win four consecutive titles.

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Jonathon Lenzi, above, is one of four powerlifters who train at a gym in Motherwell who are preparing to represent Scotland at the Commonwealth Powerlifting Championships in South Africa in September.

Motherwell lifters to represent Scotland

Four powelifters who train in Motherwell are preparing to represent Scotland in the Commonwealth Powerlifting Championships later this year.

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Uddingston wicket-keeper Bryan Clarke (first left) pictured as his team field in a previous encounter against Dumfries (Pic by Alan Watson)

Uddingston Cricket Club win again to set up top of table clash this Saturday

Uddingston Cricket Club kept their title dream alive by recovering from a poor start to win by 52 runs at Dumfries on Saturday.

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Shona Girdwood is pictured in Barcelona the day before the race, racking her bike in the transition area (Submitted pic)

Spanish slopes couldn’t stop Shona Girdwood from winning triathlon battle

Bellshill-based triathlon star Shona Girdwood battled a testing, steep course to book a world championship place by winning her class at this month’s Barcelona 70.3 Half Ironman competition.

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John Higgins is backing the Transplant Games

Snooker ace Higgins shows support for Transplant Games

Snooker ace John Higgins was in Cumbernauld last week to mark 50 days until the start of the British Transplant Games.

Uddingston wicket-keeper Bryan Clarke attempting to take a catch during previous a league game against this Saturdays opponents Dumfries

Uddingston Cricket Club make fine start in bid to land title for the first time since 2013

Uddingston Cricket Club’s positive start to this season’s Western Union Premier Division has fans dreaming of another title triumph.

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Callum Crozier shows the determination and strength which helped him become a Scottish champion at Ravenscraig recently (Submitted pic)

Pair of national champs from Motherwell's Hostile Gym

The boss of Motherwell gym Hostile Strength and Conditioning is thrilled that two of his regulars have been crowned Scottish champs.

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Chris Bungard celebrates his latest MMA victory (Submitted pic)

Another first round win for MMA star Chris Bungard

Holytown Mixed Martial Arts ace Chris Bungard thrilled the crowd with yet another first round stoppage in his latest fight on Saturday night.

Champ Aqeel raises Saltire after win. Also pictured are beaten opponent Williams (left) and a losing semi-finalist

Commonwealth gold medal is Motherwell boxer Aqeel Ahmed’s big goal now

Motherwell boxer Aqeel Ahmed is eyeing a Commonwealth Games gold medal next year after winning the British 49kg title for a third straight year.

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Dynamic coach Becki Campbell with Taylor Richardson (centre) and Ellie Patrick after their fine performances in Stoke-on-Trent (Submitted pic)

Motherwell gymnasts Taylor and Ellie shone against top opposition in Stoke-on-Trent

Two young members of Motherwell’s Dynamic Gymnastics Academy recently showed their great quality against the UK’s best in Stoke-on-Trent.

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Katie Archibald in full flight during Tuesdays race in Motherwell (Pic by Alan Watson)

Storming stuff from Olympic gold medal winner Archibald thrilled Motherwell crowd

Olympic Games gold medallist Katie Archibald, representing Team WMT, managed a third place finish at Tuesday’s women’s Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Series race in Motherwell.
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Michael McGurk is pictured after Fridays win with (from left) Lawrence Murphy, Willie Limond (promoter) and Michael Murphy (Submitted pic)

Viewpark boxing ace Michael McGurk wins WBC Youth title despite horrific clash of heads

Despite being temporarily blinded in his right eye after a horrific clash of heads which needed seven stitches, Viewpark Boxing Club’s Michael McGurk battled on to win the biggest fight of his life.

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