Sport Charlie Mulgrew admits the Celtic squad are not thinking about breaking any records despite 23-match unbeaten run

Mulgrew was on target as Celtic thumped Kilmarnock to edge closer to another Scottish Premiership title

Boyd deal down to success in Europe, admits Durrant

Ian Durrant admits Rangers may have to achieve a decent run in Europe before offering Kris Boyd a new deal. The striker's contract expires at the end of the season and talks over an extension have yet to take place.

Business Diary: Reuters users may feel the heat

City professionals depend on Reuters to provide them with a financial news service, paying top dollar so they don't miss out on breaking market-sensitive stories – and complaining bitterly about any glitches. Still, it would be churlish to have a go at Reuters for problems this week, which it is warning may follow "solar flares".

Boyd anxious to end his Hearts hoodoo

Kris Boyd will be even hungrier than usual for goals when Rangers face Hearts at Tynecastle this weekend. The striker may be one of the most prolific goalscorers in the Scottish Premier League but he admits the Gorgie ground has not been a happy hunting ground so far. He has found the back of the net only once at the Edinburgh venue – almost seven years ago in a 2-2 draw when he was playing for Kilmarnock.

Miller ensures Rangers start where they finished

Striker Kenny Miller grabbed two goals as Rangers began the defence of their Scottish Premier League title with a 4-1 win over Falkirk at Ibrox on Saturday.

Boyd fights to stay at Rangers in face of Smith's need to sell

Prolific striker wants to remain at Ibrox despite club's financial problems

Weir backs Celtic strikers to fire again – after final

The Rangers defender David Weir has tipped the goal-shy Celtic duo of Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink and Georgios Samaras to find the net again soon but hopes their return to form comes after Sunday's Co-operative Insurance Cup final. Both Hoops strikers have been under fire in recent weeks but criticism has intensified following their side's Scottish Cup exit to St Mirren on Saturday, which left the pair without a goal in their last 25 games between them.

Celtic enter seven heaven but strikers still fire blanks

Towards the end of the first half, when Celtic were 2-0 up and should have been further ahead, an interruption in play allowed Gordon Strachan to have a word with Scott McDonald. "Like this," the manager appeared to be saying, thrusting his head through an imaginary ball. Teaching one of his main strikers how to convert a simple header is not what Strachan would expect to be necessary during a title run-in. Yet despite the 7-0 home win against St Mirren, it is. His forwards are firing blanks.

Seven-up Celtic find their fizz

Celtic 7 St Mirren 0: Nakamura hat-trick helps Bhoys reduce goal difference on leaders Rangers as Strachan ends up feeling sorry for Saints

Quinn’s strike stops Celtic going top

Celtic missed the opportunity to go above Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premier League yesterday when they drew 1-1 at Motherwell.

Pressure all on Celtic, says Boyd

Rangers frontman returns to haunt Killie – yet again – as Blues hit the SPL summit for first time since November

Rangers target top spot

Rangers have the chance to regain top spot in the Scottish Premier League with victory over Kilmarnock at Ibrox this afternoon. Walter Smith’s side had been widely written off around the turn of the year when they trailed Celtic by seven points. But their Old Firm rivals have stuttered of late – they play at Motherwell tomorrow – allowing Rangers to close the gap to two points.

Flood close to tears in derby game

Midfielder was a nearly a weeping Willo when taking to the field for Celtic

McCoist defends Old Firm bore draw

Rangers assistant rejects criticism of Sunday’s derby ahead of tricky Cup tie

Prince among so few men

Some 10,500 crammed into Somerset Park yesterday to watch Ayr United and local rivals Kilmarnock draw 2-2 in the Scottish Cup. A fierce, gusting wind carried the oohs and aahs from the derby match half a mile down Whitletts Road to the racecourse, where 1,600 brave souls turned out for a hastily arranged fixture. No one left the football, but the horse crowd was soon reduced by two when, in the face of lashing rain and tiles blowing off a roof, a pair of bookmakers decided enough was enough and packed up their joints after the first contest.

Dundee crumble to McGeady magic

Playmaker returns after row with Strachan to guide Celtic to Scottish Cup victory over First Division fighters
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