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Liam Craig’s penalty gave Hibernian their first league win over Hearts in eight games, the 2-1 victory ensuring their Edinburgh rivals remain on minus-two points.

Little's big influence saves rusty Rangers

Rangers 1 Heart of Midlothian 1

Craig Levein imminent over Scotland job

Dundee United boss Craig Levein expects his future to be sorted within 24 hours.

'Fantastic' Levein prepares to take on Scotland role

Scotland are closing in on their man. Craig Levein last night had "positive" talks with the Scottish Football Association that are expected to conclude with the Dundee United manager being appointed to succeed George Burley as the national side's coach, possibly as early as today.

Hearts come back to beat 10-man Celtic

Ismael Bouzid's dramatic second-half winner completed Heart of Midlothian's comeback against 10-man Celtic in an enthralling SPL game at Tynecastle yesterday. The visitors took the lead through Georgios Samaras after 21 minutes and looked in for a comfortable afternoon.

Levein given permission for Scotland talks

Craig Levein was today granted permission by Dundee United to speak to the Scottish Football Association about the vacant Scotland manager's job.

Hearts captain has melee punishment reduced

Hearts captain Michael Stewart today succeeded in his appeal against his red card at Hamilton after it was reduced to a caution by the Scottish Football Association.

Hamilton striker denies throwing punch

Hamilton striker Leon Knight admits he pushed but insists he did not punch Suso Santana in the incident believed to have sparked the tunnel brawl after the Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against Hearts.

Notorious football tunnel bust-ups

A Scottish FA investigation is underway following chaotic scenes that continued down the tunnel following the final whistle in the match between Hamilton and Hearts this weekend.

Round-Up: Hearts lose to Hamilton in spiteful affair

Yesterday's Scottish Premier League game between Hamilton and Heart of Midlothian was marred by a bust-up in the tunnel which appears to have resulted in three players and a masseur being sent off after the final whistle.

Hungry Wolves are up for the fight, says Berra

"Bouncebackability", an ungainly hybrid term that was coined within football, is heard less nowadays, despite its inclusion in dictionaries alongside other newcomers such as "chavtastic", "gaydar" and "screenager". Yet it encapsulates the response Christophe Berra believes Wolverhampton Wanderers must produce in today's Molineux derby with Birmingham City.

Ferguson offered a way back to national side

SFA chief says disgraced midfielder could be selected by new Scotland manager

Weir hits back after 'too thick' slur

David Weir has hit back at Craig Burley's claim that some of Scotland's players were "too thick" to understand his uncle George's coaching methods.

Gordon blames Defoe for injury

Sunderland keeper Craig Gordon has blamed Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe for the challenge which left him with a broken arm.

Hughes relieved as Hibs survive assault

Heart of Midlothian 0 Hibernian 0

Burley takes pressure off undecided Driver

George Burley, the Scotland manager, has backed Andrew Driver's decision to put his international future on hold and concentrate on his Hearts performances. The England Under-21 international announced that he would make a final decision on his allegiance in "a few weeks" after he recovers his form.

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