Sports news today - 11th April

POLICE remove the gates of Craig Whyte’s castle in a dramatic raid yesterday.

QUEEN of the South boss Alan Johnston had his first-ever cup winners’ medal – and his car – stolen just hours after the team’s weekend triumph.

A dying football fanatic organised his own soccer-themed funeral which was broadcast to family 12,000 miles away in Scotland.

GRAND National hero Ryan Mania thought of a tragic jockey pal as he celebrated his moment of glory.

THOSE who are working in the Scottish ski industry are celebrating the extended cold snap, revelling in an abundance of snow and the prospect of summertime skiing for weeks to come with an estimated £23 million boost to the economy, much of that is being spent on accommodation, shops and fuel.

ANGLERS don’t usually boast about netting a 2 inch fish – but Craig Birchall’s catch could be a record breaker.

ANOTHER Aintree slips past with yet another failure to land the big winner.

GREAT BRITAIN will have to overcome Croatia if they are to mix it with the big boys in the Davis Cup again.

PAUL DI RESTA is confident Force India will fix the faults that drove him nuts in Malaysia ahead of this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix.

SCOTTISH Athletics chief Nigel Holl last night challenged the nation’s stars to keep delivering after promising indoor campaign.

LES WESTWOOD hit back at Colin Montgomerie for writing off his chances with a jibe about his weight.

AUGUSTA chairman Billy Payne last night refused to wade into the belly putter debate that threatens to plunge golf into chaos.

HE’S won The Masters six times but Jack Nicalas still had to wait 35 years to get his own Green Jacket.

BAYERN MUNICH we’re in blistering form to dump Juventus in Italy and continue a march towards their second Champions League Final on the trot.

STEVEN PRESLEY is praying Falkirk’s Scottish Cup destiny is written in the stars.

TOM ROGIC has urged boss Neil Lennon to hand him the chance to impress in Celtic’s pursuit of the Double.

GORDON STRACHAN is searching for Scotland heroes to give him back his identity after admitting he feels a fraud.

EAST FIFE chairman Sid Columbine has hit out at the “bullying” of Ross County counterpart Roy MacGregor during the reconstruction debate – but backed the Dingwall chief to remain resolute.

THE never – ending Ibrox soap opera was pulled from the schedules last night in favour of a game dubbed as a meeting of the Blues Brothers.

CHARLES GREEN is facing a double SFA probe over Craig Whyte and alleged racist remarks.

WALTER says Rangers board will also demand answers.

(Read the full article in today’s Sun)

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