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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.

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It looks certain that Fulham's attacking midfielder <b>Clint Dempsey</b> will be leaving Craven Cottage before the transfer window shuts, after being left out of Fulham's opening two games, and Arsenal are one of the favourites to sign the American.

Brendan Rodgers refuses to discuss transfer activity as Liverpool continue to be linked with Clint Dempsey

Brendan Rodgers is hoping to bring in new faces at Liverpool but he insists his chief aim tonight is reaching the Europa League group stage.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard's future lies at Liverpool says Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has scoffed at suggestions by former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson that Steven Gerrard should leave Anfield to win a league title.

Teenager Tony Watt celebrates scoring for Celtic at Inverness

Hearts miss their chance as Ally McCoist rails at Rangers

Hearts failed to move to the top of the Scottish Premier League yesterday, when they were held to a 0-0 draw at Aberdeen. The hosts had the better chances against a Hearts side still recovering from Thursday's Europa League efforts against Liverpool.

Fabio Borini wheels away in delight after Andy Webster's own-goal gave Liverpool the lead

Liverpool close in on Sahin after nervy win over Hearts

Hearts 0 Liverpool 1: Rodgers reveals deal for Madrid star is on as he plays down Carroll's absence

Fabio Borini wheels away in delight after Andy Webster's own-goal gave Liverpool the lead

Own-goal gives Reds the edge at Tynecastle

Hearts 0 Liverpool 1

Brendan Rodgers watches Liverpool win last night

Liverpool 'allergic to complacency' says Brendan Rodgers ahead of Europa League tie against Hearts

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists there is no chance of his side treating tonight's Europa League clash against Hearts with complacency.

Steven Fletcher of Wolves

Steven Fletcher 'deserves to play in the Premier League' says Wolves team-mate Christophe Berra

Christophe Berra believes Wolves team-mate Steven Fletcher "deserves to play in the Premier League."

Scotland manager Craig Levein won't rule out Rangers players

Scotland manager Craig Levein has not ruled out selecting any Rangers players in future squads despite the Ibrox club now being in the Irn-Bru Third Division.

Michael Jamieson

British swimmers Michael Jamieson and Andrew Willis set out to rewrite pre-Olympic script

If a gold was going to come from anywhere among Britain's swimmers, the pre-Olympic script suggested it would be provided by the team's female contingent.

Club’s demotion is ‘morally’ correct, says Ally McCoist

Ally McCoist delighted after Dean Shiels and Ian Black join Rangers

Rangers manager Ally McCoist believes he has recruited two of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League's top performers from last season after signing both Dean Shiels and Ian Black.

Lee McCulloch has urged Rangers players who have remained at the club so far not to head for the exit door.

Lee McCulloch urges players to stay at Rangers

Lee McCulloch has urged Rangers players who have remained at the club so far not to head for the exit door.

There could be no more suitable, majestic an opening than an orchestra performing Elgar’s emotive Nimrod

London Olympics 2012: Boyle unveils his spellbinding vision

With a cast starring the Queen and 007, an anarchic spectacular answers Beijing's challenge – in style

Newco Rangers set for SPL rejection

Charles Green's Rangers were today effectively consigned to start life outside the Scottish Premier League when Aberdeen became the crucial fifth club to confirm they would vote against a newco application.

Hearts thrash Hibs in one-sided Scottish Cup final

Hibernian 1 Hearts 5

Dundee United’s Scott Robertson is congratulated on his winner

Neil Lennon rails against refs as Celtic lose

Champions Celtic fell to a first league defeat in six matches as Scott Robertson's header was enough to give Dundee United a 1-0 win at Tannadice yesterday.

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