Sport Rangers manager Ally McCoist has paid tribute to his former teammate Ian Redford

Redford made over 200 appearances for the Glasgow club and McCoist admits he is 'deeply shocked' at the tragic news

Footballer Ian Redford found dead: Tributes pour in to former Rangers and Dundee player

Tributes have been paid to Ian Redford, once Scotland's most expensive footballer, who was found dead at the age of 53.

Queen Victoria Square, Hull. Today it was announced Hull would be City of Culture in 2017

To Hull and back: From crappest town to UK City of Culture 2017

Mark Branagan pays a visit to a city which has reinvented itself

Gordon Strachan wants to build on Scotland's victory against Croatia

Scotland call up wingers Gary Mackay-Steven and Craig Conway

Gordon Strachan's side are due to play the United States and Norway

Vespucci Beach: The latest version of Grand Theft Auto is even more overt in its references to Scotland, with a Saltire proudly flying above a beach house overlooking the fictional Vespucci beach, which mimics Venice Beach in Los Angeles

Grand Theft Auto tour of Scotland as councillors of Hawick 'disgusted' by use of name for GTA V’s drug district

Grand Theft Auto may satirise Los Angeles and the American Dream, but its roots, and a host of in-jokes, were all made in Scotland. This week marked the much-hyped return of the best-selling, perennially controversial video game, and it has taken $1bn in just three days.

Dundee United 0 Celtic 1 match report: Hoops sign Teemu Pukki to boost attack

Celtic ended a momentous week in which they won the right to face Barcelona once more in the Champions' League, with two new signings and three points from a late goal in Dundee.

Industrial action threatens supply of beer to 30,000 premises across UK

Delivery workers are unhappy about changes to employment terms and conditions and a restructuring exercise to build three giant distribution hubs

Draymen's dispute threatens beer supply to thousands of pubs and clubs

Unite union says national agreement was being changed, threatening job losses

John Ryden: Tottenham stalwart of the 1950s

As the captain of Tottenham Hotspur for much of one campaign in the late 1950s, John Ryden was within touching distance of footballing immortality – but it passed him by. Soon Bill Nicholson took over from Jimmy Anderson as manager of the north Londoners, and the new manager rated Ryden as no more than an ordinary centre-half. He therefore excluded the tall, blond, rosy-cheeked Scot from his plans as he constructed the beautiful team which, in 1960-61, would become the first in the 20th century to lift the League and FA Cup double.

White (right) and Rangers vice chairman Matt Taylor (left) sign Alex MacDonald in 1968

Davie White: Rangers boss who struggled to match Jock Stein’s Celtic

At unfashionable Clyde, White had accrued renown as one of the  new breed of tracksuit bosses

Colin McAdam: Fearless striker for Rangers

Colin McAdam’s aggressive, barrelling style and long, shaggy hair led to his being branded “The Beast” by followers of Rangers, with whom the 6ft 1in, 13st Glaswegian achieved the highest profile in a Scottish League career spanning nearly 20 years.

Burnley players mob Chris Martin after he scores a double to give the Clarets victory

Brighton 1 Derby 2 match report: Seagulls are still pointless as Chris Martin gives Rams play-off ideas

New boss Oscar Garcia has lost all three of Brighton's competitive games this season

Derby’s Jamie Ward, left, challenges Scott Dann, right, of Blackburn

Derby County 1 Blackburn Rovers 1 match report: Leon Best bounces back to rescue Gary Bowyer’s debut

While Nigel Clough is now the Championship’s longest-serving manager, Gary Bowyer was the fifth used last season alone by Blackburn Rovers, upheaval which would doubtless provoke convulsions from Derby’s board.

Derby County 1 Blackburn Rovers 1: Leon Best rescues point for Rovers

Substitute Leon Best rescued a late point for Blackburn and denied Derby a winning start to the new Sky Bet Championship campaign.

Steve Coogan's upcoming Alan Partridge film will be premiered in Norwich

Smell my cheese: The best Alan Patridge quotes

Steve Coogan’s famous local radio DJ and talk show host Alan Partridge returns to our screens this week.

Rangers sign Queen of the South striker Nicky Clark

Rangers have confirmed Queen of the South striker Nicky Clark as the club's fourth summer signing.

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