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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.

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