Mark Woods is a freelance writer and broadcaster, based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

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Scotsman / Scotland on Sunday athletics
Daily Record / Sunday Mail athletics

Murray graduates to new level

Butler has plenty on her plate but is ready to serve up real treat (Scotland on Sunday)

Fraser Cartmell is showing he is prepared to go the distance (The Herald)
Allen stakes his games claim (Scotsman)

Scotland on Sunday cricket
Scotland lose to Irish as T20 qualifying dream comes to humiliating end (Daily Record) plus video
Sheikh backs Scots spinner to rule supreme (CricketEurope)
Hamilton hopes to lead Scotland's cricketers into new era (Herald)
Aussie duo into bat for Saltires (BBC)
Rain dampens Auld Enemy encounter (BBC)
'There is a real paranoia. If someone upsets the apple cart, they'd be out'
Final flurry hints at what might have been
Scots stumped by Zimbabwe draw
Joyce oozes 'Sex appeal
Saltires bask in Indian Summer
Majid circle is split but Scots spinner hopes to cast spell on Pakistan
Lock, stock and barrel
President Barack Obama is a good player, says Copeland (Daily Record)
Deng is Britain's money player (Chicago Tribune)
New prepares to sever old ties (Basketball 24/7)
NBA continues to strengthen footing in Europe (Yahoo Sports)
Yi and Yao bring yuan to the NBA (Guardian)
Happy end sought to shooting (Sunday Herald)
Coming off fighting off the basketball court(The Scotsman)
The Magic touch (Scotland on Sunday)
Baby Bulls learning to run (Tip-Off)
Rocks leave Edinburgh behind (BBC Online)

For more basketball features, view the Archive

Living rough (BBC)
Sparkling 66 puts DiMarco in contention
Join the Club (Spectrum magazine)
Easy does it. How Els?  (Scotland on Sunday)

NFL hopes historic game becomes Brits' cup of tea (
Scot flies the flag in Miami (Sunday Herald)
Face Off - Super Bowl XXXVIII (Scotland on Sunday)
Super Bowl XXXVI: New Orleans, old rivalries
Big game celebrates heroes of September 11
Son of a preacher man Spurrier takes message to Washington (Scotsman)
Akers bids to take it to the limit for Eagles and buck trend (Scotland on Sunday)
McNair conducts the orchestra as part of the Tennessee waltz (Scotland on Sunday)

Bonds may be inducted into the Hall of Infamy (Herald)
Six-million-dollar man aims to fulfil American Dream (The Scotsman)
Torre pitches ultimate respect into Yankees perpetual mission to turn out the best  (Scotland on Sunday)
Death knell for teams as baseball strikes out (Scotland on Sunday)
Privacy takes priority over logic in baseball's drug-induced torpor  (Scotland on Sunday)

NFL Europe
Claymores no more but those there will never forget the ride 
New Claymores aim to cut down pain barrier
Quarterback Nall is out to steal Berlin's Thunder
The Punchin' Preacher
Rhein Fire 34 Claymores 17
Owens' exploits can stimulate Claymores to quell Thunder
Claymores' home-grown hero swaps Murrayfield dream for Hampden cheers
Claymores fan O'Neill backs Simonton for a World Bowl charge
Rock'n Bowl at Hampden
Is NFL Europe set to fumble?
Galaxy prove a world apart

Bauba thrives in Caledonia after eluding KGB
Shooting Stars sparkle as new ice age dawns
Britons count cost of investment - Great Britain 1 Norway 2 (Scotland on Sunday)

Robertson keen to prove he's not all Hearts
Shearer sings a happy tune - Newcastle United 4 Manchester United 3 (Scotland on Sunday)
Hodgson's choice brings.. (Sportech)
Spanish dancing in streets of Raith (Scotland on Sunday)
Northern Irish football still haunted by bitter religious divide (Scotland on Sunday)
It's only 11 postmen screamed one punter

Touchline enlists slam dunk pros (SoS Business)
Glasgow? No, More Local TV News Please  (

Gay expression continues to struggle (Scotland on Sunday)
Special Olympics prove just that after all Ireland rolls out the green carpet
Badminton: Weymss kept at bay in China but trip back home helps recharge batteries for the future
Gymnastics: Young talents swing into success as gymnastics goes pop in Glasgow
Squash: White hopes Grand Central and laptop will provide platform (Scotland on Sunday)

TRAVEL & Leisure
Prague: So much left to see (The Herald)
Wild Weekend: Experiencing the Indoor High (Sunday Herald)