Sport Laura Muir leads Great Britain to victory in Great Edinburgh Cross Country relay

18:45  13 january  2018
18:45  13 january  2018 Source:

Lewis Morgan has medical ahead of Celtic move

  Lewis Morgan has medical ahead of Celtic move Celtic are rapidly closing in on St Mirren winger Lewis Morgan as he arrived for his medical on Thursday morning. According to the BBC, the fee for Morgan will be in the region of £300,000 and he’s likely to return on loan to the Paisley side until the end of the season. The Scotland U21 international has helped St Mirren to the top of the Championship and currently has 13 league goals. The 21-year-old made his debut for his current side back in 2014 – against Celtic – and his contract is set to expire this summer. Morgan has his medical tests at Ross Hall hospital where it’s thought everything went according to plan. Speaking just last week, he said: “Hopefully I can go out with a bang, hopefully with a title. I’m hoping St Mirren go up and that’d be great way to end everything.” St Mirren sit three points clear at the top of the Scottish second tier, with promotion looking a realistic proposition. Upon deal completion, Brendan Rodgers would have added his second new player to his squad during January, after centre back Marvin Compper joined the Hoops from RB Leipzig for a reported £1m fee.

Since the bells rang 2017 in, she has already added another British record to her name and, in the glorious surroundings of Holyrood Park, impressively anchored her Great Britain team to victory in the 4x1km mixed relay at the Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh XCountry. Muir took the baton from James

The Great Edinburgh International Cross Country . Venue: Holyrood Park, Edinburgh Date: Saturday 7 January. Laura Muir will captain the British team at Saturday's Great Edinburgh International Cross Country .

Laura Muir anchored Great Britain to victory in Edinburgh: Muller Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham - Barclaycard Arena © PA WIRE Muller Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham - Barclaycard Arena

Double European indoor champion Laura Muir anchored Great Britain to victory in the mixed team relay event in the Great Edinburgh Cross Country.

Muir took the baton in third place behind Europe and Belgium, but wasted no time in hitting the front and powered away to a comfortable win around the 4x1km Holyrood Course.

The British quartet of Tom Marshall, Alexandra Bell, Adam Clarke and Muir finished in 11 minutes 33 seconds, seven seconds ahead of Belgium, with Europe third and Ireland fourth.

Scotland A were fifth ahead of a Scotland B team, with the United States seventh and England in eighth.

Celtic complete Morgan deal

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Laura Muir has set her sights on a breakthrough year after steering Britain to a comfortable victory in the Great Edinburgh International XCountry 4x1km relay . Laura Muir confirms her quality and lands £30k with Diamond Race win.

Laura Muir led the British team to victory in the 4x1,000m relay . Great Britain 's Sir Mo Farah (centre) during the Men's 8km in Edinburgh . Farah finished seventh in the Great Edinburgh International Cross Country .

Muir, 24, told BBC Sport: ""When Adam came round close to the front I thought I've got to work really hard and make sure.

"I got to the front and left a little bit in the tank till the very end and put the foot down in the last 200 (metres) and came away with the win so really pleased."

Muir's final year of veterinary studies mean she is unable to contest the Commonwealth Games in Australia, but she added: "We've been lucky that the vet school's been so supportive and my coach Andy (Young) as well, he's been by my side every step of the way.

"We planned years in advance, we knew I wasn't going to do the Commonwealths quite a while ago. It's just a matter of getting it all done now this year, hopefully winning a medal in the World Indoors, graduating as a vet and then hopefully a medal in the Europeans as well."

Warwick: British GP must be affordable to retain F1 status

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Laura Muir will target a fourth straight relay victory at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country next month, BBC sports reports. Muir , 24, anchored GB to victory in the 2017 4x1km event in Edinburgh .

After leading the team to victory in the senior mixed relay in Edinburgh at the start of 2017, Laura Muir once again stars for the British quartet. She makes her fourth successive appearance in the 4x1km relay and is yet to be beaten in the event.

Britain's Emelia Gorecka finished just two seconds behind winner and defending champion Yasemin Can in the women's 6km race, with Phoebe Law sixth and Verity Ockendon in eighth.

Gorecka, 23, said: "I can't not be happy. As the race got going I thought I could be top five or top three and I was second and so close to first.

"It's a world-class field and I'm absolutely over the moon to be second and by such a small margin as well."

American Leonard Korir also made it back-to-back wins in the men's 8km race, finishing three seconds clear of Europe's Kaan Kigen Ozbilen, with Britain's Ben Connor in fifth.

In the team competition, Europe ran out commanding winners ahead of Great Britain and the United States.

Cochrane replaces injured Turner in Scotland squad .
An injury to George Turner has seen the hooker replaced by Neil Cochrane in the Scotland squad.Turner suffered a knee injury as Glasgow Warriors beat Exeter Chiefs at the weekend, opening the door for Edinburgh Rugby hooker Cochrane to come into Gregor Townsend's group.

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