Sport in brief
CURLING Olympic silver medallist David Murdoch maintained his 100-per-cent record at the Grand Slam Masters in Alberta, but fellow Scot Eve Muirhead suffered her second 6-5 defeat in the ladies event, writes Lorin McDougall.
Murdoch opened his campaign with a 9-2 demolition of Perth’s Kyle Smith, but the former world champion’s second match was much tighter and it required a single at the final end to defeat Canadian John Morris 5-4. Smith’s own play-off hopes receded when he conceded two stones at the last end to lose 6-5 to defending champion Mike McEwan.
Muirhead threw away a winning position in her opening loss to Korea’s Eun Jung Kim, and there was further disappointment as a poor final stone cost her another 6-5 defeat, this time to Swiss Alina Paetz and must now beat Edmonton’s Kelsey Rocque to keep her play-off chances alive. SHINTY The 2016 Premiership in Shinty reaches a climax today as Skye Camanachd could save themselves and potentially relegate one of two others, Kingussie or Lochaber, writes Kenneth Stephen.
To do so, they will have to inflict a first defeat of the season on champions Newtonmore, who are chasing the honour of going the whole campaign unbeaten.