Scotland haven't exactly flourished on their rugby trips to Paris.
Joe Root has always come across as a thoroughly decent lad on his journey to the summit of international cricket.
It isn’t often that major rugby Tests are done and dusted inside the first 30 minutes.
Kyle Coetzer knows that the clock is ticking on every sports star's career once they reach 34.
There is always something spine-tingling about the approach of the Six Nations Championship. It sends adrenaline shooting into places that other tournaments can’t match.
At least this time there should be no surprises.
There used to be a time when Edinburgh and Glasgow’s rugby teams resembled Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn: even the slightest mention of Europe could turn them into gibbering wrecks.
After almost three months off, I’m excited to get going again for the 2019 season at the Abu Dhabi Championship.
Rangers have made a major statement of intent with the signings of Jermain Defoe and Steven Davis.
It was hardly the news Kilmarnock supporters wanted on the day they celebrated the club’s 150th anniversary.
It was one of those special moments which remain indelibly etched in the mind. And it happened on an overcast Thursday afternoon in 1998 at Silverstone, with Formula One's movers and shakers fine-tuning their refulgent machinery as the British Grand Prix loomed on the horizon.
Sometimes, it’s the little things that make the biggest difference. This reality was rubbed home with a vengeance while watching Scotland and Ireland square up to South Africa and New Zealand respectively.
Gregor Townsend has never been interested in playing the percentages.
The stage is set for a thriller of a Highland derby this weekend and I cannot wait.
Brace yourselves folks, the seemingly unthinkable may be about to happen. England could win the World Cup.
Scotland’s cricketers are often forced to wait in the wings and be content with the role of bit-part players.
Can we please stop the needless sniping about Scotland travelling to South America for two end of season friendlies?
I’m not holding my breath for the authorities to get their heads together and discuss a possible switch to summer football.
Scotland are back in the hunt for a place in the finals of the World Cup in Russia next year and it’s down to two factors – Gordon Strachan and the SFA.
I know, there’s one more game for Aberdeen to come but as exciting as the Scottish Cup final is going to be on Saturday, the efforts of Derek McInnes and his players in the Premiership this season should not go unnoticed.
The January sales are here but if you are an Aberdeen supporter, or more importantly Dons manager Derek McInnes, keeping players is more likely to be top of the agenda this month.
Andy Murray has created such a bandwagon and unstoppable momentum in 2016 there was never any prospect of him not being crowned the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year for a record third time on Sunday night.
Darren Clarke’s wildcard picks looked pretty straightforward a week ago but Thomas Pieters has chucked an almighty spanner in the works by winning Made in Denmark.
Aberdeen’s Europa League hopes are done and dusted for another season at least but the Dons cannot allow themselves to wallow in self-pity following their heartbreaking exit in Maribor on Thursday.
The gap at the top of the Scottish Premiership is down to one point after Shay Logan scored the winner in Aberdeen’s 2-1 win against Kilmarnock in a thrilling encounter at Pittodrie.
We’ve been here before.
The last few weeks have been something of a setback in Caley Thistle's progress.
Ross County can make a real statement of intent in the capital this weekend.
Is it too early to be talking of alarm bells ringing at Pittodrie?
A lot has changed since Ross County's last meeting with the Dons.
The only place Derek McInnes is going is Dingwall – and it won’t be to take charge of Ross County.
Speculation linking John Hughes with Dundee United may have cooled in recent days - but that should not stop Caley Thistle pressing ahead to prolong his stay in the Highlands.