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Champion O'Sullivan trails Perry

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:37:03 GMT

Champion Phelps second on comeback

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 06:29:37 GMT

Rutherford breaks British record

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 06:45:02 GMT

Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford becomes outright British record holder with a leap of 8.51m in San Diego.

Rangers great Jardine dies aged 65

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:13:15 GMT

Former Rangers, Hearts and Scotland defender Sandy Jardine dies aged 65 following a battle with cancer.

Clermont & Toulon can deny Sarries & Munster - Guscott

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:52:55 GMT

Clermont's class and Toulon's power will prevail against Saracens and Munster respectively in the Heineken Cup semi-finals, says Jeremy Guscott

Ramires to miss rest of league season

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:16:55 GMT

Chelsea midfielder Ramires will miss the rest of the Premier League season after accepting an FA charge of violent conduct.

Klopp rules out Man Utd switch

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:09:55 GMT

Nadal reaches last eight in Barcelona

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:19:49 GMT

Rafael Nadal safely books his place in the quarter-finals of the Barcelona Open with a 6-3 6-3 win over Croatian Ivan Dodig.

Woods hopeful of summer return

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:57:54 GMT

Benfica 2-1 Juventus

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:36:23 GMT

Lima's late strike gives Benfica a narrow advantage over Juventus in a high-quality Europa League semi-final first leg.

Sevilla 2-0 Valencia CF

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:20:48 GMT

Sevilla take control of their Europa League semi-final against Valencia through goals from Stephane Mbia and Carlos Bacca.

Home nations in Euro 2020 scrap - SFA

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:02:11 GMT

Scotland will need to beat their closest neighbours if Glasgow is to be a Euro 2020 host city, says SFA chief Stewart Regan.

Team Sky name Giro d'Italia squad

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:48:18 GMT

Team Sky will be without Britons Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome for the Giro d'Italia, which starts in Belfast on 9 May.

Rangers' finances fragile - Easdale

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:10:07 GMT

Khan out to impress against Collazo

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:04:58 GMT

Amir Khan plans to look "sensational" against Luis Collazo, as he tries to secure a fight with Floyd Mayweather.

Mercedes may rethink team order plan

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:22:22 GMT

Ashton wants England place back

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:38:07 GMT

Chris Ashton wants to win back his England place as he looks to guide Saracens to their first Heineken Cup final.

Ulster sign lock Van der Merwe

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:19:55 GMT

South African lock Franco van der Merwe will play at Ravenhill next season after agreeing a two-year deal with Ulster.

GB beat Dutch to retain bronze hope

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:45:57 GMT

Great Britain retain hope of finishing third in their World Championship group with a 4-3 win over the Netherlands.

Ecclestone denies bribery in Germany

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:54:01 GMT

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone denies charges of bribery at the start of his trial in Munich and says he will fight to clear his name.

Hillsborough 'failures' took dreams

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:52:24 GMT

A father whose son's life "ended abruptly" at Hillsborough had his dreams cut short because of the "failures of others", an inquest hears.

Dyson shares lead in China Open

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:11:07 GMT

England's Simon Dyson shoots a five-under-par 67 to take a share of the lead after the first round of the China Open.

Daley ready for 'special' competition

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:27:06 GMT

Moores 'owes a lot to Lancashire'

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:07:23 GMT

Peter Moores says he was grateful for the chance to bid a proper farewell to Lancashire before becoming England coach.

Moyes's Man Utd tenure in pictures

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:12:51 GMT

During his 10 months in charge of Manchester United, David Moyes has endured a handful of highs but plenty more lows

VIDEO: World Cup moments: Magnificent Pele

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 06:53:01 GMT

BBC Sport counts down 100 of the greatest World Cup moments, as the 2014 tournament in Brazil draws nearer.

VIDEO: Sarginson finishes stunning team try

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:23:23 GMT

Dan Sarginson of Wigan Warriors scores the Super League's try of the week in his side's 33-14 win at St Helens.

VIDEO: Robertson's 'sublime' 140 break

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:17:56 GMT

World number one Neil Robertson makes a "sublime" 140 on his way to a 10-2 second round victory over Mark Williams.

VIDEO: Moyes will bounce back - Martinez

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:29:08 GMT

Everton manager Roberto Martinez says David Moyes will bounce back following his dismissal as Manchester United boss.

VIDEO: Adams expects Giggs 'reaction'

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:42:11 GMT

Norwich manager Neil Adams expects a "reaction" from the Old Trafford crowd as Ryan Giggs takes charge of Manchester United on Sunday.

VIDEO: Andy Murray in tears at Stirling award

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:55:42 GMT

Tennis star Andy Murray has been awarded the freedom of Stirling in a ceremony which made the Wimbledon champion break down in tears.

VIDEO: Five aims for new Man Utd manager

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:17:52 GMT

BBC Sport's Robbie Savage highlights five key areas the next Manchester United manager must tackle to bring back success.

VIDEO: Where it went wrong for Moyes

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:50:17 GMT

BBC Sport looks back at the key moments that cost David Moyes his job at Manchester United after only 10 months in charge.

VIDEO: Referee's spillage amuses Higgins

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:26:10 GMT

John Higgins appears amused by an unfortunate moment for Dutch referee Jan Verhaas, after he knocked over a bottle of water during play.

VIDEO: Challenge Cup fifth round preview

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:52:00 GMT

Huddersfield Giants prop Eorl Crabtree and former Salford Red Devils boss Brian Noble preview the fifth round of the Challenge Cup on BBC's Super League Show.

VIDEO: Phelps 'having fun' on pool return

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:42:33 GMT

All-time record Olympic gold medallist Michael Phelps says his return to competitive swimming is "for me" and that he is "having fun".

VIDEO: GB divers set for London return

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:33:54 GMT

Tom Daley and his Great Britain team-mates are set to compete in their first event at the Aquatics Centre in London since the 2012 Olympics.

VIDEO: Flukes, fluffs and epic snookers

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:03:31 GMT

Englishman Michael Holt takes 10 attempts to hit the ball after being snookered by Northern Ireland's Mark Allen.

VIDEO: Club 'will help Mourinho pick squad'

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:35:46 GMT

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he would rest players for Sunday's trip to Liverpool, but he has to "listen to the club".

VIDEO: Moyes will be hurting - Cahill

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:45:18 GMT

Former Everton player Tim Cahill says David Moyes will be "as hurt as anyone" by the outcome of his tenure at Manchester United.

VIDEO: When Giggs speaks, you listen - Savage

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:15:28 GMT

Robbie Savage tells BBC Sport that Ryan Giggs will command the respect of the Manchester United dressing room.

VIDEO: World Cup moments: Baby celebration

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:32:10 GMT

BBC Sport counts down 100 of the greatest World Cup moments, as the 2014 tournament in Brazil draws nearer.

VIDEO: UAE delight in IPL cricket

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:21:45 GMT

The first part of the 2014 Indian Premier League cricket tournament is being held in the United Arab Emirates, where it has found a captive audience.

VIDEO: Notts County top Women's Super League

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:38:18 GMT

England forward Jess Clarke scored both goals as Notts County recorded a 2-0 win at Everton.

VIDEO: Andy Murray on music, jokes and hair

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:09:33 GMT

Training to music, the next the best sport to tennis, the importance of a sportsman's appearance... find out what Andy Murray had to say.

VIDEO: The family changing judo in the Bahamas

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:36:03 GMT

The Rahming family prepare to compete at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

VIDEO: 'Brain drain' threat in Rugby Union

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:58:11 GMT

The chairman of Saracens rugby club, Nigel Wray tells BBC Extratime he is worried that players might go elsewhere if English clubs are unable to compete financially with international clubs.

VIDEO: Cycling doping inquiry 'not a circus'

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:47:10 GMT

International Cycling Union president Brian Cookson tells BBC Extratime that he does not want the inquiry into doping in cycling to become a media circus.

VIDEO: Andy Murray's Get Inspired Q&A

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:54:23 GMT

Tennis star Andy Murray reveals his thoughts on everything from sandwiches, shoes and hair to starting a family.

VIDEO: How to get to the top - Carberry

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:04:19 GMT

England batsman Michael Carberry talks to Keri-Anne Payne about what inspired him to play cricket

VIDEO: Contenders to replace Moyes at Man Utd

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:48:37 GMT

BBC Sport looks at the potential contenders to replace David Moyes as Manchester United manager.

VIDEO: 'Only Mourinho could follow Sir Alex'

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:17:11 GMT

Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker says only Jose Mourinho could have succeeded in following Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United boss.

How Sterling can hurt weakened Chelsea - Savage

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 07:05:50 GMT

Robbie Savage on how Raheem Sterling has emerged as Liverpool's latest hero in their Premier League title charge

Lawro's predictions v Zac Efron

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:46:41 GMT

BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on actor Zac Efron in this week's Premier League predictions

Moyes, Woodward and the doomed presentation

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:52:22 GMT

David Moyes 'livid' at Man Utd treatment after 10 months characterised by poor communication and difficult relationships

Q&A: Ecclestone on trial - day one

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:12:26 GMT

What are the big questions as Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone makes his first appearance in a Munich court?

Ali Carter on catching up after cancer

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:14:00 GMT

Ali Carter hoped to take it easy after his cancer battle - but top-16 rankings, World Championship ambitions and bills got in the way

Must-not-miss sport on the BBC

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:47:56 GMT

Your guide to the latest sporting events on the BBC, including snooker, football, rugby league, cricket and Formula 1

'I will take no prisoners in bettering British tennis'

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:08:53 GMT

British tennis' new chief executive, Michael Downey, wants a "tougher" and "hungrier" generation of elite players

Fans give £1,000 for player's leg rehab

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:32:09 GMT

Chippenham's Rob Dean receives £1,000 from a supporters' club collection to help pay for his recovery from a serious injury.

Boston marathon honours bomb victims

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:06:39 GMT

Thousands of runners take to the streets of Boston as it honours those killed and injured in a bomb attack last year at the marathon's finish line.

GB boxers set for England Finals

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:44:41 GMT

A clash between flyweights Charlie Edwards and Jack Bateson could be the highlight of the England Boxing Finals.

Spinner Ajmal given Worcs all-clear

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 06:52:44 GMT

Worcestershire get the all-clear to play spinner Saeed Ajmal but he will leave in July and tour with Pakistan in August.

Armitstead retains World Cup lead

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:21:36 GMT

Great Britain's Lizzie Armitstead is second for the third race in a row but remains in first place in the World Cup.

Simmonds wins 400m gold in Glasgow

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:29:31 GMT

Ellie Simmonds wins her second medal of the British Para-Swimming International meet in Glasgow with 400m freestyle gold.

Probe over Hillsborough insult posts

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:06:44 GMT

The government says it is making "urgent inquiries" into reports Whitehall computers were used to make insulting comments about the Hillsborough disaster.

Nothing wrong with McLaren - Boullier

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:23:55 GMT

Racing director Eric Boullier calls for calm and insists he will "rebuild a winning McLaren team".

Hall delays professional dream

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:07:44 GMT

Golfer Georgia Hall delays her plans to turn professional until later in the year because of a lack of funding.

Cardiff owner Tan buys racehorse

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 07:21:30 GMT

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan enters the world of British horse racing after buying a two-year-old colt for £190,000.

Marquez eases to Texas victory

Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:42:59 GMT

World champion Marc Marquez claims victory from Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa in the Grand Prix of the Americas in Texas.

Weight concerns behind Phelps return

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:11:50 GMT

Legendary Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps says he is coming out of retirement because of concerns over his weight.

Thornley could miss rest of season

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:00:12 GMT

Wigan Warriors could be without versatile back Iain Thornley for the rest of the season as he needs shoulder surgery.

Newcastle retain scrum-half Fury

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:29:00 GMT

Wales international scrum-half Warren Fury is to remain with Newcastle Falcons after signing a two-year contract.

Trump 'relieved' by first-round win

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:19:56 GMT

Judd Trump delivers a scathing assessment of his own form after scraping through the first round of the World Championship.

GB defeat world champions Spain

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:54:40 GMT

Great Britain's women's water polo team secure a 9-7 win over world champions Spain in their final World League match.

Seven or eight on Murray's coach list

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:24:30 GMT

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is considering "seven or eight" candidates in his search for a new coach.

GB coach plays down slopestyle fears

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:46:50 GMT

GB Freeski head coach Pat Sharples plays down fears that ski and snowboard slopestyle could be banned from the Winter Olympics.

Chelsea clear to name weakened team

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:31:54 GMT

Chelsea are unlikely to face punishment if manager Jose Mourinho names a weakened team at Liverpool on Sunday.

Captains return for 1872 Cup decider

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:04:42 GMT

Captains Al Kellock and Greig Laidlaw are back as Glasgow host Edinburgh in Saturday's derby meeting at Scotstoun.

Giggs must 'be himself', says Monk

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 06:06:33 GMT

Swansea head coach Garry Monk offers his advice to fellow fledgling boss Ryan Giggs as the Welshman takes charge of Manchester United.

McAlynn drafted into Oak Leaf team

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 07:36:19 GMT

Aidan McAlynn comes into the Derry team in the only change for Sunday's Division One final against Dublin at Croke Park.


Helping to kick cancer into touch

Scottish Borders Rugby Youth Development Officers went on a marathon goal kicking challenge.

Start of the dayPeebles

            YOUTH DEVELOPMENT OFFICERS          

  On Friday 19th June 2009 at 7.45 a group of 10 Rugby youth development officers from the Borders went on a marathon sponsored goal kicking challenge starting at Berwick before moving onto Duns, Kelso, Jed, Langholm  and Hawick. After a short lunch break they then moved onto Melrose, Gala and Selkirk before finishing at Peebles 200 miles and 9 hours later. Each YDO took 3 goal kicks at each ground these were worth a total of 10 points. 5 points for a successful kick from within 5metres from the touch line, 3 points from within 15metres from the touch line, and 2 points from in front of the posts. Chris Paterson can relax as none of them will challenge him as the most consistent goal kicker in the World! Each goal kicker could have scored a total of 100 points therefore the maximum total scored by the 10 goal kickers would have be 1000 points, wishful thinking. The total of points scored was just below 50% with the top scorer being Greg Walker of Jed. (picture below)







The good news is that over £1200 has been raised and will be shared between the Cancer Unit at Borders General Hospital & the Lavender Touch Charity. Thanks to everyone who supported or sponsored these two very worth while charities. And well done to all the Development officers for given up their time to take part in what was a great fun event, to Iain Heard SRU Referee Manager who made sure there was no cheating and Brian Renwick SRU Regional Development Manger who came in a late replacement and finished in the top 3. The first coaching update for next season will be a goal kicking session. If you would like to donate or would like more information on the Lavender Touch log on to  or on the Cancer Unit at the Borders General Hospital contact

Ian G Millar Youth Development Officer

in the dugoutYouth development officer

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