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Friday 18th August

FOOTBALL

Aberdeen go for a third straight win in the Scottish Premiership when they welcome Dundee, who have yet to pick up a point.  The Dons have beaten Hamilton and Ross County so far as they prepare to give a home debut to Stevie May. 

In-form Peterhead aim to arrest a poor run of results against Stenhousemuir when the two relegated teams clash in League 2.  The Blue Toon picked up just one point from their four meetings last season.  But they have started the new campaign well, with wins over Annan, their next IRN-BRU Cup opponents, and Elgin. 

Fraserburgh will aim to stop Cove's winning start in the Highland League.  John Sheran's men have an unblemished record so far going into the Harlaw Park fixture.  The Broch have won three of their four matches.  Formartine travel to reigning champions Buckie while Inverurie Locos make the long trip to Brora. 

GOLF

There was mixed fortunes for the two Aberdonians at the Pual Lawrie Matchplay in Germany.  The tournament host defeated Peter Hanson at the second extra hole.  Richie Ramsay was beaten 3 & 2 by Tom Lewis. 

Scottish golfer Catriona Matthew will play in her ninth Solheim Cup for Europe this weekend.   The team vice-captain's been called up to replace the injured Suzann Pettersen for the matches with America in Iowa.  In return, the Norwegian will take over as one of skipper Annika Sorenstam's assistants. Matthew says she's got mixed emotions

TENNIS

Maria Sharapova will play her first tennis Grand Slam in a year-and-a-half later this month - after getting a wildcard for the US Open. The former world number one and 2006 champion's working her way back from a doping ban.  She unintentionally broke rules when taking a drug for medical reasons.

WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Aberdeen’s Zoey Clark won a medal at the world athletics championships in London.  The 22 year old was part of the women’s Great Britain team, which grabbed silver in the four by 400 metres. Team GB ended with a haul of six medals. 

RUGBY

Wakefield's Adam Walker has been taken out of Scotland's extended squad for the rugby league World Cup after failing a drugs test. The prop tested positive for cocaine following last month's Super League win over Widnes.  NRL pair James Bell and Campbell Graham have been added to make up a 37-man group.

Scottish, Welsh and Irish rugby union clubs will have two new opponents from South Africa in an expanded Pro14 this season.  Free State Cheetahs and the Southern Kings will join the competition immediately.  It'll now be made up of two Conferences - where all 14 teams will play each other at least once, with home and away derbies protected.  The top three from each Conference will reach the knockout stages.

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