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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.

Diouf has the character to handle Old Firm test, says Smith

Walter Smith believes El Hadji Diouf will handle the stick he is bound to take from opposing fans following his move to Rangers.

El Hadji Diouf wants to become Rangers legend

El Hadji Diouf has set his sights on becoming a Rangers legend after joining the club on loan from Blackburn.

Jelavic marks return with strike to get Rangers back on title track

Nikica Jelavic marked his first start in almost four months with a goal as Rangers steered their Scottish Premier League title charge back on track with a win over Hibernian last night.

What crisis? Rogne upbeat despite being Celtic's only fit centre-half

Celtic centre-half Thomas Rogne has played down talk of a defensive crisis at the club ahead of the Scottish Premier League leaders' game with Heart of Midlothian at Parkhead tonight.

Championship round-up: Gyepes plugs Watford gap for Bluebirds

Cardiff City's Premiership quality strikeforce of Craig Bellamy, Michael Chopra and Jay Bothroyd all scored in the first half-hour at home to Watford, but the Hornets reacted strongly as goals by Will Buckley and Marvin Sordell made it 3-2 early in the second half. Buckley had a goal disallowed and hit the post before Gabor Gyepes' 83rd-minute effort wrapped up the points in a 4-2 win that saw Dave Jones' side reclaim the second automatic promotion place on goal difference because Swansea City drew 1-1 at Barnsley. The Swans needed a late Scott Sinclair penalty to salvage the point that leaves them fourth.

Neil Lennon handed 'severe censure' by SFA

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has escaped with a "severe censure" following his latest appearance before a Scottish Football Association committee.

SPL announce 'broad support' for 10-team format

The Scottish Premier League have announced "broad support" for a 10-team Premiership and a 12-team Championship to be introduced as part of a revamp of Scottish Football.

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.

Famous name is no substitute for hard work, says Schmeichel Jnr

The Leeds keeper heads to Arsenal in the Cup today determined to remind people of his top-flight potential. Phil Shaw reports

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.

Bookmakers investigate suspicious red-card bets

The Scottish Football Association has confirmed that the Association of British Bookmakers is investigating irregular betting activity regarding the red card shown to Motherwell midfielder Steve Jennings at Fir Park in Tuesday's Scottish Premier League defeat by Hearts.

SFA seeks to resolve referee row as foreign officials refuse to cover

The Scottish Football Association was locked in talks with referees' representatives yesterday in a bid to persuade the officials to call off their proposed strike. Grade one referees voted on Sunday to withdraw their labour, bringing this weekend's scheduled fixtures into doubt.

Mjallby tells strikers to learn from Larsson

Celtic assistant manager Johan Mjallby has told the club's strikers to learn from Henrik Larsson and work harder off the ball.

Levein focused on beating Faroes

Scotland manager Craig Levein has stressed that beating the Faroe Islands is his main aim next week despite naming an experimental squad for the Pittodrie friendly.

Dundee United striker set for Scotland

Dundee United striker David Goodwillie has been named in the Scotland squad for the friendly against the Faroe Islands.

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