Scottish theme park roller coaster derails, plunges; 10 hurt

Jun 27, 2016

Scottish theme park roller coaster derails, plunges; 10 hurt

Police say a roller coaster derailed and crashed at a theme park in Scotland, injuring eight children and two adults. The accident took place Sunday afternoon at the M & D theme park at Strathclyde Country Park in Motherwell. Police Scotland Chief Inspector David ...

Japan looks to future after narrow defeat to Scotland

Jun 26, 2016

Japan looks to future after narrow defeat to Scotland

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Japan back-row forward Amanaki Lelei Mafi admits that the absence of injured Rugby World Cup stars including Ayumu Goromaru and Michael Leitch hurt the Brave Blossoms in their two test-match defeats to Scotland. But the Tonga-born man mountain has backed their youthful replacements to ...

Japan looking to put on royal performance against Scotland

Jun 24, 2016

Japan looking to put on royal performance against Scotland

Japan and Scotland are both hoping to end their seasons in style Saturday by putting on a performance worthy of the occasion. The two sides will battle it out in front of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the stadium that will host the ...

Japan names squad for second test against Scotland

Jun 23, 2016

Japan names squad for second test against Scotland

Japan interim coach Mark Hammett limited the changes ahead of Saturday’s second test against Scotland, making just two to the side that started last week’s 26-13 defeat. Male Sa’u, who is returning from injury, was handed the No. 14 jersey (rather than his more ...

Japan falls against Scotland in Rugby World Cup rematch

Jun 18, 2016

Japan falls against Scotland in Rugby World Cup rematch

Japan failed to avenge its only loss from last year’s Rugby World Cup as the Brave Blossoms fell 26-13 to Scotland on Saturday night. On a hot, muggy night at Toyota Stadium, the Scots proved too big and strong and made the most of ...

Jun 17, 2016

Emperor, empress to attend Japan test match for first time

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will attend their first Japan test match on June 25 when the Brave Blossoms take on Scotland at Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo, the Japan Rugby Football Union announced Friday. It will be the imperial couple’s second time to attend ...

Jun 16, 2016

Scotland names team for first test with Japan

Scotland coach Vern Cotter named his side Thursday for Saturday’s match with Japan at Toyota Stadium, the first in the two-test series that has been dubbed the “Revenge Games” by local media. Scotland was the only side to beat the Brave Blossoms at last ...

May 22, 2016

Church of Scotland to allow same-sex marriage for ministers

The Church of Scotland voted Saturday to allow its ministers to be in same-sex marriages. The national church’s general assembly in Edinburgh voted to extend a law passed last May that permits its ministers to be in same-sex civil partnerships. Commissioners in the Kirk, ...