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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.

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