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Sports Update: Hart-break of miss will inspire Clay kicker Rob Claymore.

CLAYMORE Rob Hart is determined to ease his conscience by taking the Scots all the way to the World Bowl.

The English-born kicker is still haunted by a field goal he missed in World Bowl 2000 against Rhein Fire in Frankfurt.

Hart's 42-yard attempt drifted wide with just eight seconds left as the Claymores slumped 13-10.

Now, he wants to see off Amsterdam Admirals on Sunday in the hope that it is enough to give him a date with destiny in World Bowl XI at Hampden on June 14.

Hart said: "My whole family were in Frankfurt that day, as were hundreds of fans from Scotland.

"Sadly, I'll never be able to forget about that kick as it was such an important attempt in such a big game - but missing it has only spurred me on to do better.

"If we make the World Bowl this season and I'm put in the same position again, it would be really special for me to make the kick and make amends for what happened.

GRAND PRIX: Jenson Button has been cleared to race in the Canadian Grand Prix following his high-speed accident in Monaco

A BAR-Honda spokesman said: "Jenson has resumed his usual training programme."

RALLY: Colin McRae goes into today's Acropolis Rally aiming for a record- breaking sixth win in Greece.

The 1995 world champion lies fourth-equal in this year's standings after the first five races, but knows that a fourth successive Acropolis victory would bring him back into title contention.

McRae said: "I've found the knack here and I've also had some luck."

TENNIS: Dunblane's British Junior No.1 Andrew Murray was beaten 6-3 6- 1 by Marcos Baghdatis in the last 16 of the French Junior International in Paris yesterday. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat David Brewer 6-4 6-4.

HOCKEY: Grange start their campaign to get back to Division A with a clash against Roma in the Italian capital today.

CYCLING: Scotland's world champions Chris Hoy and Craig McLean will make a rare appearance on home soil when they compete at the Meadowbank Grand Prix on June 28 and 29.

ATHLETICS: European and Commonwealth 400metres medallist Lee McConnell will be in action at Sunday's Loughborough University meeting.
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