FOOTBALL Scotland internationalists Jane Ross and Jenny Beattie rounded off a perfect week when their club, Manchester City, beat defending champions Chelsea 2-0 yesterday to win the FA Women’s Super League,
A record crowd of 4096 turned up at the Academy Stadium to watch the league leaders beat their closest rivals and clinch their first title with two games to spare. Ross, who scored both Scotland goals against Iceland in Reykjavik on Tuesday, failed to add to her tally of 13 for City but provided the pass which led to the second goal.
In Scotland, SWPL1 leaders Glasgow City moved closer to a record 10th successive title with a 1-0 win at Spartans. ICE HOCKEY Fife Flyers yesterday started looking for a replacement after confirming that defenceman Kyle Follmer will not be joining the club,
The player has failed to secure a visa and a Flyers spokesman said: “We have no choice but to terminate the contract.” MOTOR RACING Paul di Resta salvaged some pride by finishing 15th in round 16 of the DTM Sportscar Championship at the Hungaroring in Budapest yesterday,
The 2010 champion lagged off the pace all weekend and was the only driver not to finish Saturday’s race when he dropped out on lap 12.
Di Resta qualified 21st-quickest yesterday but made up six places under race conditions as he came home almost 42 seconds behind winner Mattias Ekstrom.
The 30-year-old Scot has dropped to seventh in the Championship ahead of next month’s final two races at Hockenheim, where the season started with such promise when Di Resta scored his first win since 2010. SHINTY Newtonmore will try to keep Glen MacKintosh in blue and white hoops next term, with only one point needed for a seventh successive league title,
The Camanachd Cup match-winner was on target again against Oban at the weekend as the Eilan side secured an excellent 4-1 victory.
At 37, there have been doubts about whether the international striker will continue next term. Manager PJ MacKintosh knows it is all about fitness and wants his man to stay.
“He’s been struggling a bit with a knee injury all season but it may be that we can get something done with that in the close season.” SNOOKER Stephen Maguire’s path to the Shanghai Masters final was blocked as Chinese hero Ding Junhui edged a tense semi-final 6-3,
The Scot enjoyed a fine tournament from the moment he rolled in a 147 break in his opening match, but Ding denied him a place in his first ranking final since the 2013 Welsh Open.
Maguire recovered after losing the opening frame and looked to have struck a psychological blow when he pinched frame five to lead 3-2. But Ding took the next four to set up a world final rematch with Mark Selby. SQUASH Scotland’s world doubles champions Alan Clyne and Greg Lobban hope solid recent form can help them to qualify for the Netsuite Open in San Francisco,
Clyne reached this month’s Macau Open quarter-finals in China and was favourite to beat local player Cole Becker in his qualifier despite suffering from jet-lag. Lobban qualified for the prestigious Al Ahram Open in Cairo last week but faces a testing opener against Enfield’s Adrian Waller.