Thank heavens the Rugby World Cup is finally looming into view after what has been an interminable series of warm-up contests in recent weeks.
Decisions, decisions, eh!
Cricket Scotland has announced two squads for a series of trial matches ahead of selection for the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier, which will be held in the United Arab Emirates in October.
After a build-up they would rather forget, Scotland’s women needed that 8-0 trouncing of Cyprus on Friday night – and then some.
A new three-nation T20 international series has been announced between Scotland, Ireland and Netherlands, which will be held in Dublin from 15-20 September.
Sport often provides tales of the unexpected, but even now, as the dust has settled on Ben Stokes’ remarkable exploits at Headingley, there remains a sense of near-disbelief at how the Third Test and the Ashes series had been turned on its head.
While watching the cricket at Mannofield last weekend, somebody asked me how many Scots had played Test cricket.
Some sports stars have the ability to seize a contest by the scruff of the neck and transform the outcome through the sheer force of their volcanic personality.
England's cricketers won the World Cup last month. One might imagine their officials would be delivering high-fives, along with the sixes which we've come to expect from the limited-overs game.
If you believe the old showbusiness adage about a bad dress rehearsal paving the way to a successful performance, then Scotland's rugby stars can look forward to a fantastic World Cup.
It has been a pretty grim start to the season as far as Scottish football’s European representatives are concerned.
Malcolm Cannon, the chief executive of Cricket Scotland, has expressed confidence that the Euro T20 Slam will be a success in 2020, even though this year's event has been scrapped.
There may not be any superstars among Oman’s cricket squad, which will be involved in the ICC World Cup League Two tri-series in Aberdeen with Scotland and Papua New Guinea this week.
They were one of the greatest teams in sporting history; the Australian Test cricketers of 1948, known as 'The Invincibles'.
Scotland stars recall their special Mannofield memories as international cricket returns to Aberdeen
Colin Smith had no shortage of cricket achievements - including a World Cup appearance in the Caribbean in 2007 - from his illustrious international career.
The seventh season of the Premiership kicks-off today and Aberdeen look to be in good shape for another strong challenge – despite an early spate of injuries.
Scotland have announced a strong squad for their World Cup qualifying matches against Oman and Papua New Guinea in Aberdeen later this month.
There was a time when the arrival of the Ashes would signal another demonstration of Australian power prevailing over England’s motley crew of futility players collapsing like the House of Usher.
There were plenty of sombre individuals on the Scottish cricket circuit last week.
Derek McInnes has Georgia on his mind but you can be sure he’ll also have a glance towards the Europa League third qualifying round draw today.
Derek McInnes reached a notable milestone on Thursday night, celebrating his 300th game in charge of the Dons with victory in Lapland.
Kirstie Gordon has made rapid progress in women’s cricket since she started her career as a teenager at Huntly.
On the morning after the champagne super over which sparked England’s maiden World Cup triumph, nobody could deny the excitement and efforts of both the winners and New Zealand to roll with it through the many twists and turns of the climactic contest.
It’s a measure of how far things have moved in Eoin Morgan’s world that he probably won’t remember his first involvement in World Cup action.
He was one of the stalwarts of the 1990 Grand Slam triumph and was the proudest of Lions on his forays abroad.
England have never won the Cricket World Cup since the tournament was launched in 1975.
It was the match which really lit up the Cricket World Cup.
A new initiative has teed off in Aberdeen, providing youngsters with access to golf coaching and courses in the area.
The chairman of Aberdeenshire CC, who are bottom of the Eastern Premier Division table and facing the prospect of relegation, has admitted the situation at the club is "far from acceptable".
Jim Clark is one of the precious few Scots whose name is known and revered all over the world.
There are two World Cups in progress at the moment - in cricket and women’s football - and both events, in different ways, have demonstrated how sport can impress and depress and occasionally during the same match.
In January, a tearful Andy Murray admitted fearing he would never play competitive tennis again due to a long-term hip injury.