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Black and yellow sausages could be missing link for Melrose players

Ladies of the SWI have cooked up a bizarre recipe for success to beef up their local rugby team ahead of the Aberdeen Asset Management Melrose 7s – a stripy banger in their team colours made from black pudding and pineapple.

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Cutting the tape on the Bandits' 50th season.

Rain can’t spoil the Bandits’ party

Berwick’s own Claus Vissing emerged as the winner of the club’s 50th season individual launch meeting.

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Quiz: can you identify these European football clubs by their nicknames?

Quiz: can you identify these European football clubs by their nicknames?

Nicknames are either funny, confusing or sometimes downright nonsensical. Football clubs are no different.

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David Bogie and Kevin Rae in Skoda Fabia R5

Rae of hope as Kevin gears up for the Border Counties Rally

Five-time Scottish Rally Champion David Bogie and his co-driver, Hawick’s Kevin Rae, lead the way as the Brick and Steel Border Counties Rally takes place in the forests of the south of Scotland this weekend.

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John Higgins at Ravenscraig Hall of Fame

Higgins eyes fifth snooker world title

Four-time World Snooker champion John Higgins thinks he has it in him to win a fifth crown in Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre on May 1.

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Libby Clegg (centre) at sponsors Asics event in London this week

DOUBLE DELIGHT FOR STAR CLEGG

Borders Paralymics star Libby Clegg scooped two trophies at last week’s Live Borders Celebration of Sport Awards held at Springwood Hall in Kelso.

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Hawick councillor George Turnbull at the St Leonard's Park race track.

£125,000 Hawick racecourse revamp plans approved

An application for a £125,000 upgrade at St Leonard’s Park Racecourse on Hawick Town Moor has crossed the finishing line.

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Drivers rev their engines on way to Borders for rallies

Drivers rev their engines on way to Borders for rallies

Two of the biggest rally series’ in the country will descend on the Scottish Borders in March as the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship (BRC) and ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) join together to contest the Brick of Steel Borders Counties Rally.

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Winner of the 2016 Timeform Morebattle Hurdle, Top Notch, trained by Nicky Henderson and ridden by Daryl Jacob

Midweek treat in store for Borders racegoers

Racing returns to the Borders track on Thursday, February 16 with Kelso’s most valuable midweek card.

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Tom Hamilton jumps the last on Cave Hunter

Hat-trick for Hawick at Kelso’s first P2P meeting of the season

Hawick jockeys accounted for three of the afternoon’s seven races at Sunday’s Jedforest Point To Point, where an enthusiastic crowd was treated to some thrilling finishes.

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Junior ace Cameron scoops Scots title

Junior ace Cameron scoops Scots title

Cameron Bryce has become the first Border curler to win the Scottish junior championship at Aberdeen on Sunday.

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Floral tributes on Swinton village green following the death of three spectators during the Jim Clark Rally

Event’s future looks bleak after MSA blow

There will be no Jim Clark Memorial Rally in 2017 and the very future of the popular motorsport event is now in serious jeopardy.

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Who did Scotland beat in March? See Question 1

Our 2016 sports quiz ... how much do you remember?

How much do you remember about the sporting highlights - national and international - of the past 12 months.

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Live Borders disability sport officer Alan Oliver (left) accepts the 2016 clubSport Roxburgh Disability Award, on behalf of Libby Clegg (inset), from Cllr George Turnbull.

Paralympics hero Libby is honoured at awards night

Newcastleton sprinter Libby Clegg was honoured by her home region on Friday night when she was revealed as the winner of ClubSport Roxburgh’s 2016 Disability Performance Award.

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Hawick's Volunteer Park.

Deals gives Hawick youngsters a sporting chance

Hawick youngsters are being offered hope of following in the footsteps of the likes of rugby union internationals Stuart Hogg and Jim Renwick and becoming sports stars of the future by the news that a £40,000 fund is to be retained despite the imminent demise of the body in charge of it.

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The victorious Denholm team

Denholm pupils deliver trophy in schools final

Denholm Primary School lifted the Small Schools Netball Trophy for the sixth time in seven years after being pushed to the wire by Stirches.

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Julie Forrest

Forrest on fire as she wins seventh indoor singles title

Hawick bowling ace Julie Forrest is ready to take on the world after securing a record breaking seventh Scottish Indoor Singles title in Perth last Friday.

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Craig Nichol

Nichol notches up his century with fine ride

Hsawick jockey Craig Nichol completed a century of wins when Ping provided him with his 100th career victory at his local Kelso track on Saturday.

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Laura Muir was voted Scottish Athlete of the Year for the second time. Picture: Jeff Holmes

Laura Muir will push herself to the limit in quest for glory

So often elite performers talk of childhood dreams and lifelong plans, explaining how the quest for success has been a long-term, all-consuming project. But with Laura Muir, it’s different. While there is no doubting the 1500 metres athlete’s standing after a year in which she has delivered records, titles, an Olympic final and now been voted Scottish Athlete of the Year by her peers, hopes of those accomplishments did not dominate her childhood.

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Racing is back with a bang at Kelso this weekend

Sparkling day at Kelso races for every punter

Remember, remember – it’s the Gunpowder race meeting at Kelso this Guy Fawkes Night.

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