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

Dundee United manager Peter Houston is in talks with Blackpool

FA Cup replays: Houston set for Blackpool control while Wigan face testing replay

Blackpool have been given permission to speak to the Dundee United manager Peter Houston about the vacancy at Bloomfield Road. With Michael Appleton quitting last week for a move to Blackburn Rovers, caretaker manager Steve Thompson will lead Blackpool again tonight in their FA Cup third round replay at home to Fulham.

Peter Houston

Blackpool granted permission for Peter Houston talks

The Seasiders are seeking a replacement for Michael Appleton

Leigh Griffiths

Police investigate alleged racist tweet posted by Scotland international Leigh Griffiths

Hibernian's on-loan striker under investigation

Georgios Samaras is mobbed after opening the scoring

Celtic tighten grip on top spot

Smart finishes from Georgios Samaras and Gary Hooper sent Celtic seven points clear at the top of the Scottish Premier League with victory at Dundee.

Celtic defender Mikael Lustig looking forward to winter break

Celtic defender Mikael Lustig admits the winter break will come at the perfect moment for himself and his team-mates - but he is relishing the hectic festive schedule beforehand.

Scotland international Charlie Adam

Ex-footballer Charlie Adam Snr dies

Father of Stoke City and Scotland midfielder Charlie Adam dies suddenly

Blockade: Scott Chaplain of Annan is thwarted by Lee McCulloch and Neil Alexander of Rangers

Dundee United unhappy after Rangers refuse ticket allocation in protest at treatment

Dundee United owner vocal during Rangers' troubles

Victor Wanyama heads Celtic into a 21st-minute lead
Tartan trouble: Craig Levein during Scotland's 2-1 defeat in Cardiff. After the match he blamed the officials

Craig Levein's highs and lows as Scotland manager

Craig Levein has left his role as Scotland manager. Here Press Association Sport looks at his highs and lows in the job.

Joe Jordan (left) and Harry Redknapp guided Spurs to fourth

Former Tottenham coach Joe Jordan flattered by Scotland link

Former striker Joe Jordan is pleased to be mentioned as a possible Scotland manager as the search for Craig Levein's successor begins.

The Sports Matrix: Monday 5 November 2012

Suarez rescues Liverpool as Coloccini sees red

Michael Marra: Authentic voice of Scotland with a distinctive songwriting style

The official announcement states that Michael Marra died "suddenly and unexpectantly". It isn't clear whether that second adverb is an error or a quiet joke, but it fits an artist whose career was an expression of chastened romanticism. He once told a BBC Scotland presenter that his philosophy of life was "it gets worse", and that he regarded optimistic expectation as "something you just have to get over". Despite that, and a voice more gravelly than the front drive of a Broughty Ferry villa, his songs were full of an uncomplicated love of life.

Andre Villas-Boas urges his side on

Andre Villas-Boas 'has a challenge' at Tottenham says Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson believes Andre Villas-Boas has a big challenge on his hands at Tottenham.

Johnny Russell scored twice for United but was then sent off

United claim top spot after victory in the Dundee derby

Dundee United laid down their credentials as the new challengers to Celtic in the Scottish Premier League with a comprehensive 3-0 win over neighbours Dundee yesterday.

The sporting week ahead (05/08/12)


Arts and Entertainment
Lena Dunham
booksLena Dunham's memoirs - written at the age of 28 - are honest to the point of making you squirm
Arts and Entertainment
A bit rich: Maggie Smith in Downton Abbey
tvDownton Abbey review: It's six months since we last caught up with the Crawley clan
Frank Lampard and his non-celebration
premier leagueManchester City vs Chelsea match report from the Etihad Stadium
Life and Style
A new app has been launched that enables people to have a cuddle from a stranger
techNew app offers 'PG alternative' to dating services like Tinder
Jacqueline Bisset has claimed that young women today are obsessed with being 'hot', rather than 'charming', 'romantic' or 'beautiful'
Arts and Entertainment
Jake Quickenden sings his heart out in his second audition
tvX Factor: How did the Jakes - and Charlie Martinez - fare?
premier league
Arts and Entertainment
'New Tricks' star Dennis Waterman is departing from the show after he completes filming on two more episodes
tvOnly remaining original cast-member to leave crime series
Mario Balotelli celebrates his first Liverpool goal
premier leagueLiverpool striker expressed his opinion about the 5-3 thriller with Leicester - then this happened
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Languedoc Roussillon
Marrakesh & the Atlas Mountains
The Jura Mountains
Dubrovnik & the Dalmatian Coast
Prices correct as of 17 September 2014
Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam