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Ashley Young 'dive': David Moyes has not spoken to the Manchester United winger following incident

The England international won his side a penalty in the Champions League in midweek

BAE set to cut 1,000 jobs at Glasgow and Portsmouth shipyards

Workers in Scotland under threat after completion of aircraft carriers project

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan

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Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson tipped to return to management - as coach of Australia for the 2014 World Cup

Ferguson has been urged to come out of retirement by former United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich to lead the manager-less Soccaroos after leaving the game at the end of last season

David Lynn won the Portugal Masters with a nine-birdie 63

David Lynn wins Portugal Masters with a nine-birdie 63

England’s David Lynn came back from six shots off the pace to win his first European Tour event in nearly a decade at the Portugal Masters on Sunday. Lynn, who was runner-up to Rory McIlroy at the 2012 PGA Championship, made nine birdies and a bogey to record an eight-under-par 63 and claim his first victory since the 2004 Dutch Open with an 18 under par total of 266.

Laidlaw (the filling in a celebratory sandwich) was his ever reliable self in the game

Edinburgh 29 Munster 23 match report: Greig Laidlaw kicks rebuilding Scots to shock victory

Edinburgh's head coach Alan Solomons believes his side is still some way off being a competitive unit, despite masterminding them to a shock Heineken Cup win over Munster. He watched his side survive a first-half battering from the Irishmen yet still led at the break before snatching a 29-23 victory with Tim Visser's late try.

‘Scottish Sun’ appoints showbiz journalist Gordon Smart as editor

The showbiz journalist Gordon Smart has been appointed editor of The Scottish Sun.

Conservative Party conference: Scotland should stick with UK and reject independence, says David Cameron

There is an “unanswerable case” for Scottish voters to reject independence in next year's referendum, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.

Moving the Trident nuclear deterrent from the Clyde to a new site in the remaining UK would take years to achieve

Alex Salmond's SNP plans for Scottish independence criticised for lacking crucial detail over defence plans

Commons defence select committee unconvinced that proposed £2.5bn budget is enough for new Scottish defence force

Scouse is ‘Britain’s least friendly accent,’ says survey

People from Liverpool have the most untrustworthy accents in the UK, according to a survey.

Book review: Where the Dead Men Go, By Liam McIlvanney

A new take on gritty Glasgow

Scots may go alone at 2016 Olympics

Scotland will have their own Olympic team by Rio 2016 if the people vote for independence next year, according to the country's sports minister.

Firefighters to strike next week in England and Wales over pension row

Almost 80% voted in favour of four hour strike in a ballot that ended this month

Stephen Gough is the Naked Rambler

Naked rambler Stephen Gough denies Asbo breach

BBC postponed screening of documentary after arrest

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

World Cup qualifier: Macedonia v Scotland match preview

A look ahead to tonight's World Cup qualifier in Skopje

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