Today in Scottish sport: Olympics, League Cup, cricket

Andy Murray is the second seed in Rio
Murray eased into the third round with a comprehensive 6-3 6-1 victory

The Scottish interest hots up on Wednesday 10 August as Team GB are in and on the water, the rugby pitch, judo mats and the tennis court.

See the BBC's full day-by-day guide to Rio 2016 Olympics

Rowing (1230-1640)


Scottish rowers Katherine Grainger and Alan Sinclair both booked their places in the double skulls and men's pairs finals on Tuesday - today Heather Stanning, Polly Swann, Karen Bennet and Angus Groome take to the waters at Rio's Lagoa Stadium looking to put themselves in contention for medals too.

Rugby 7s (starts 1500)

A pep talk from our most successful Olympian, Sir Chris Hoy, seems to have done the trick for Scotland international Mark Bennett who scored Team GB's fourth try in their 31-7 win over Kenya. A narrow victory over Japan followed.

They take on New Zealand, who lost to Japan, in their final Pool C match today in the hope of making the quarter-finals.

Hannah Miley
Miley missed out on individual medals but swims in the women's 4 x 200m freestyle relay for Team GB

Swimming (1700-1900 and 0200-0430)

After collecting a silver medal in the 4x200m freestyle relay, Duncan Scott goes in the 100m final.

After missing out on her first Olympic medal by less than a fifth of a second in the 400m individual medley and missing out on the final of the 200m event, Garioch's Hannah Miley is back in the pool in the women's 4 x 200m freestyle relay, while Dan Wallace, another silver medallist from the relay, is in the men's 200m IM heats.

Should they make the finals, it promises to be another very late night for swimming fans back home in the UK.

Judo (1400-1700)

Sally Conway, a bronze medallist at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, begins her fight for a medal in Rio in the 70kg category against Houda Miled of Tunisia.


It's been a tough road to Rio for London 2012 silver medallist Luke Patience but he a partner Chris Grube will be taking to the water in the men's 470 hoping to catch the competition off guard after just eight month's training together.

Luke Patience and Chris Grube of Great Britain train ahead of the 470 class dinghy race in the Marina da Gloria in Rio
Luke Patience and Chris Grube of Great Britain train for the 470 class dinghy race in the waters of Marina da Gloria in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Having seen off Juan Monaco of Argentina, British number one Andy Murray returns for the singles third round against Fabio Fognini at approximately 18:00.

Later on, Jamie Murray and Johanna Konta face Americans Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jack Sock in the first round of the mixed doubles.

And closer to home

There are three Scottish League Cup second round fixtures:

Celtic v Motherwell

Ayr United v Aberdeen

St Johnstone v Hearts

And in the newly-formatted Challenge cup continues, as Rangers Colts take on Stirling University (1730).

Plus it's day two of four for Scotland's cricketers who are hosting the UAE in their fourth round Intercontinental Cup fixture at New Cambusdoon in Ayr. Having suffered a rain delay yesterday, they will be hoping the pitch has had a chance to dry out for play to begin on time at 1030.

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