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

Dora Opoku: Midwife and nurse educator who became an authority in the field of medical research ethics

Dora Opoku was an African Queen – not by birth, but by comportment. She was an academic nurse, midwife and medical ethicist; her formidable character, combined with a boisterous laugh, commanded respect even in the most unpromising situations, including a Research Ethics committee dealing with the delicate ecology of scientists who are leaders in their fields.

SPL bullish over new structure

Scottish football faces major changes with an SPL statement released yesterday announcing that there was "broad support" for restructuring proposals.

Striker charged over sex assault

A Scottish Premier League footballer has been charged in connection with an alleged serious sexual assault.

Further punishment looms for Lennon following touchline ban

Celtic manager Neil Lennon could face further punishment from the Scottish Football Association within a week of being handed a six-match touchline ban. The SFA's general purposes committee (GPC) meets on Monday, with controversial comments made by Lennon following defeats by Rangers and Hearts said to be on the agenda.

Thompson says opposition will stop SPL reform

Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson insists three clubs share United's view that the Scottish Premier League reconstruction proposal is not workable in the current format and may abstain from this month's vote.

Forty years on, rival fans join in a moment of quiet solemnity

Captains from 1971 Ibrox disaster will lead out teams for tribute to 66 who died

Beattie: Rangers could hold their own in English Premier League

James Beattie has played just a handful of games for Rangers so far but he insists he has been there long enough to be convinced of their ability to hold their own in the Barclays Premier League.

Smith welcomes Hearts' challenge

Rangers manager Walter Smith has hailed Hearts as real contenders in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League this season, and told them he welcomes the challenge.

Lennon dismisses SPL play-off plan as 'absolutely ludicrous'

Celtic manager Neil Lennon yesterday rubbished proposals for a Scottish Premier League title play-off as "absolutely ludicrous". Lennon and Old Firm rival Walter Smith have both dismissed an idea put forward by Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson for the top four teams in the SPL to contest a title decider at the end of the regular season.

Lennon dismisses play-off suggestions

Celtic manager Neil Lennon today rubbished proposals for a Clydesdale Bank Premier League title play-off as "absolutely ludicrous".

Rangers game postponed again

Dundee United's Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against Rangers has again fallen victim to the weather, the Scottish Premier League have confirmed.

The sporting week ahead (19/12/10)

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David Prosser: Time for Alliance Trust to stop discounting the views of its shareholders

Outlook: The wider investment trust sector has some talented asset managers but suffers from under exposure because it is seen as old-fashioned

SPL puts fans' safety first in postponing Saturday ties

All six Scottish Premier League matches scheduled for this Saturday have been postponed as a result of adverse weather, the SPL announced yesterday.

Luxembourg referee 'kept in dark' over strike

Luxembourg referee Alain Hamer may have reconsidered his part in officiating in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League last weekend if he had been informed of the reason for the Scottish refereeing strike sooner than two hours before kick-off.

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