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Religion Boosts Sport 2011-05-12

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At the Champions League final there is likely to be evidence of faith, with players making the sign of the cross and other religious gestures. But does belief really boost sporting performance, asks Mr Matthew Syed.

All eyes will be on Mr Lionel Messi, the world’s greatest footballer, when he walks out with Barcelona in The Champions League final. If you watch carefully, you may see him crossing himself as he strides onto the pitch.

On the opposing side, Manchester United striker Mr Javier Hernandez has been known to pray on the pitch. (more…)

Carb Rinse for Better Sport 2010-07-20

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Exercise scientists say they have stumbled on an amazing discovery: athletes can improve their performance in intense bouts of exercise, lasting an hour or so, if they merely rinse their mouths with a carbohydrate solution. They don’t even have to swallow it. (more…)

-Scottish Cup Winners 2003-10-14

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A simple numbered LIST of all the 123 (SFA) Scottish Cup Winners, Updated 2009-06-20 from orig. post: 2003-10-03

123 2009 GLASGOW: Rangers 33rd. (last: 2008).
122 2008 GLASGOW: Rangers 32nd. (last: 2003).
121 2007 GLASGOW: Celtic 34th. (last: 2005).
120 2006 EDINBURGH: Hearts 7th. (last: 1998).
119 2005 GLASGOW: Celtic 33rd. (last: 2004).
118 2004 GLASGOW: Celtic 32nd. (last: 2001).
117 2003 GLASGOW: Rangers 31st. (last: 2002).
116 2002 GLASGOW: Rangers 30th. (last: 2000).
115 2001 GLASGOW: Celtic 31st. (last: 1995).
114 2000 GLASGOW: Rangers 29th. (last: 1999).
113 1999 GLASGOW: Rangers 28th. (last: 1996).
112 1998 EDINBURGH: Hearts 6th. (last: 1956).
111 1997 Kilmarnock 3rd. (last: 1929).
110 1996 GLASGOW: Rangers 27th. (last: 1993).
109 1995 GLASGOW: Celtic 30th. (last: 1989).
108 1994 Dundee United 1st.
107 1993 GLASGOW: Rangers 26th. (last: 1992).
106 1992 GLASGOW: Rangers 25th. (last: 1981).
105 1991 Motherwell 2nd. (last:1952).
104 1990 Aberdeen 7th. (last: 1986).
103 1989 GLASGOW: Celtic 29th. (last: 1988).
102 1988 GLASGOW: Celtic 28th. (last: 1985).
101 1987 PAISLEY: St Mirren 3rd. (last: 1959).
100 1986 Aberdeen 6th. (last: 1984).
099 1985 GLASGOW: Celtic 27th. (last: 1980).
098 1984 Aberdeen 5th. (last: 1983).
097 1983 Aberdeen 4th. (last: 1982).
096 1982 Aberdeen 3rd. (last: 1970).
095 1981 GLASGOW: Rangers 24th. (last: 1979).
094 1980 GLASGOW: Celtic 26th. (last: 1977).
093 1979 GLASGOW: Rangers 23rd. (last: 1978).
092 1978 GLASGOW: Rangers 22nd. (last: 1976).
091 1977 GLASGOW: Celtic 25th. (last: 1975).
090 1976 GLASGOW: Rangers 21st. (last: 1973).
089 1975 GLASGOW: Celtic 24th. (last: 1974).
088 1974 GLASGOW: Celtic 23rd. (last: 1972).
087 1973 GLASGOW: Rangers 20th. (last: 1966).
086 1972 GLASGOW: Celtic 22nd. (last: 1971).
085 1971 GLASGOW: Celtic 21 st. (last: 1969).
084 1970 Aberdeen 2nd. (last: 1947).
083 1969 GLASGOW: Celtic 20th. (last: 1967).
082 1968 Dunfermline 2nd. (last: 1968).
081 1967 GLASGOW: Celtic 19th. (last: 1965).
080 1966 GLASGOW: Rangers 19th. (last: 1964).
079 1965 GLASGOW: Celtic 18th. (last: 1954).
078 1964 GLASGOW: Rangers 18th. (last: 1963).
077 1963 GLASGOW: Rangers 17th. (last: 1962).
076 1962 GLASGOW: Rangers 16th. (last: 1960).
075 1961 Dunfermline 1st.
074 1960 GLASGOW: Rangers 15th. (last: 1953).
073 1959 PAISLEY: St Mirren 2nd. (last: 1926).
072 1958 GLASGOW: Clyde 3rd. (last: 1955).
071 1957 Falkirk 2nd. (last: 1913).
070 1956 EDINBURGH: Hearts 5th. (last: 1906).
069 1955 GLASGOW: Clyde 2nd. (last: 1939).
068 1954 GLASGOW: Celtic 17th. (last: 1951).
067 1953 GLASGOW: Rangers 14th. (last: 1950).
066 1952 Motherwell 1st.
065 1951 GLASGOW: Celtic 16th. (last: 1937).
064 1950 GLASGOW: Rangers 13th. (last: 1949).
063 1949 GLASGOW: Rangers 12th. (last: 1948).
062 1948 GLASGOW: Rangers 11th. (last: 1936).
061 1947 Aberdeen 1st.
1946 war.
1945 war.
1944 war.
1943 war.
1942 war.
1941 war.
1940 war.
060 1939 GLASGOW: Clyde 1st.
059 1938 East Fife 1st.
058 1937 GLASGOW: Celtic 15th. (last: 1933).
057 1936 GLASGOW: Rangers 10th. (last: 1935).
056 1935 GLASGOW: Rangers 9th. (last: 1934).
055 1934 GLASGOW: Rangers 8th. (last: 1932).
054 1933 GLASGOW: Celtic 14th. (last: 1931).
053 1932 GLASGOW: Rangers 7th. (last: 1929).
052 1931 GLASGOW: Celtic 13th. (last: 1927).
051 1930 GLASGOW: Rangers 6th. (last: 1928).
050 1929 Kilmarnock 2nd. (last: 1920).
049 1928 GLASGOW: Rangers 5th. (last: 1903).
048 1927 GLASGOW: Celtic 12th. (last: 1925).
047 1926 PAISLEY: St Mirren 1st.
046 1925 GLASGOW: Celtic 11th. (last: 1923).
045 1924 Airdrie 1st.
044 1923 GLASGOW: Celtic 10th. (last: 1914).
043 1922 Morton 1st.
042 1921 GLASGOW: Partickthistle 1st.
041 1920 Kilmarnock 1st.
1919 war.
1918 war.
1917 war.
1916 war.
1915 war.
040 1914 GLASGOW: Celtic 9th. (last: 1912).
039 1913 Falkirk 1st.
038 1912 GLASGOW: Celtic 8th. (last: 1911).
037 1911 GLASGOW: Celtic 7th. (last: 1908).
036 1910 Dundee 1st.
1909 No Winner
035 1908 GLASGOW: Celtic 6th. (last: 1907).
034 1907 GLASGOW: Celtic 5th. (last: 1904).
033 1906 EDINBURGH: Hearts 4th. (last: 1901).
032 1905third Lanark 2nd. (last: 1889).
031 1904 GLASGOW: Celtic 4th. (last: 1900).
030 1903 GLASGOW: Rangers 4th. (last: 1898).
029 1902 EDINBURGH: Hibernian 2nd. (last: 1887).
028 1901 EDINBURGH: Hearts 3rd. (last: 1896).
027 1900 GLASGOW: Celtic 3rd. (last: 1899).
026 1899 GLASGOW: Celtic 2nd. (last: 1892).
025 1898 GLASGOW: Rangers 3rd. (last: 1897).
024 1897 GLASGOW: Rangers 2nd. (last:1894).
023 1895 St Bernards 1st.
022 1896 EDINBURGH: Hearts 2nd. (last: 1891).
021 1894 GLASGOW: Rangers 1st.
020 1893 GLASGOW: Queen’s Park 7th. (last: 1890).
019 1892 GLASGOW: Celtic 1st.
018 1891 EDINBURGH: Hearts 1st.
017 1890 GLASGOW: Queen’s Park 6th. (last: 1886).
016 1889 Third Lanark 1st.
015 1888 Renton 2nd. (last: 1885).
014 1887 EDINBURGH: Hibernian 1st.
013 1886 GLASGOW: Queen’s Park 5th. (last: 1884).
012 1885 Renton 1st.
011 1884 GLASGOW: Queen’s Park 4th. (last: 1882).
010 1883 Dunbarton 1st.
009 1882 GLASGOW: Queen’s Park 3rd. (last: 1881).
008 1881 GLASGOW: Queen’s Park 2nd. (last: 1880).
007 1880 GLASGOW: Queen’s Park 1st.
006 1879 Vale of Leven 3rd. (last: 1878).
005 1878 Vale of Leven 2nd. (last: 1877).
004 1877 Vale of Leven 1st.
003 1876 GLASGOW: Queen’s Park 3rd. (last: 1875).
002 1875 GLASGOW: Queen’s Park 2nd. (last: 1874).
001 1874 GLASGOW: Queen’s Park 1st.