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.

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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.

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Ex-footballer Charlie Adam Snr dies

Father of Stoke City and Scotland midfielder Charlie Adam dies suddenly

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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

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The Sports Matrix: Monday 5 November 2012

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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

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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.

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