BUCS football season taking shape
The Heriot-Watt and Edinburgh university first-teams have kept pace with one another at the top of the Men’s Scottish Conference 1A, making it two wins in two games so far this season. While Edinburgh were beating Glasgow 2-1 away, Heriot-Watt were taking the Edinburgh second-team apart at Peffermill – 4-1 the final scoreline. Edinburgh’s seconds have lost all four of their matches this season and sit rooted to the foot of the table. Meanwhile, in the Men’s 2A, Edinburgh Napier firsts have won one and lost one in an evenly matched division. In the Women’s Scottish Conference 1A, Edinburgh still sit in second having lost 4-2 last week at home to leaders Robert Gordon.
All Rhodes lead to Brazil 2014
Following the disappointment of Scotland’s failure to qualify for Euro 2012, Craig Levein has looked to the future with his squad announcement on Tuesday. Huddersfield Town striker Jordan Rhodes will earn his first full Scotland call-up. Rhodes has scored 11 goals to help Huddersfield to second in League One and has also hit five goals in his last two games for Scotland Under-21s. Oldham-born 21-year-old Rhodes qualifies for Scotland because he attended school in the country for more than five years while his English father, Andy, played in Scottish football. Levein will be hoping that his introduction will provide a boost in the build-up to the World Cup in Brazil in 2014. Scotland face Cyprus in a friendly in Larnaca on Friday 11 November.
McIlroy scoops Golf’s richest prize
US Open champion Rory McIlroy beat American Anthony Kim in a play-off to win the Shanghai Masters. McIlroy gave up an initial three-shot lead before rallying on the back nine to finish level with Kim at 18-under. The Shanghai Masters has the biggest first prize in golf of $2m (£1.24m), with the runner-up receiving $750,000 (£465,000), from a total prize pot of $5m (£3.1m). The young Northern Irishman recently shocked the golfing world by switching management away from boyhood mentor Andrew Chandler and perhaps will vindicated by this win.