Arts and Entertainment The disputed objects were largely ancient Etruscan treasures, similar to this one - an Etruscan black-figured amphora depicting the death of Medusa - on display in Rome's Qurinale Presidential Palace

Sculptures of marble heads, a bronze bust of Alexander the Great and bronze statuettes of the gods form part of the collection

A view of the gates at Ibrox, the home of Rangers Football Club

Rangers press ahead with ticket sales despite continued SFA delay

Rangers fans were able to buy tickets for the Ramsdens Cup clash at Brechin this morning despite a continued delay in Scottish Football Association membership issues.

Former Sports Minister Gerry Sutcliffe is behind a second bid

RFL rejects conditional offer for Bradford as 'unrealistic'

The future of Bradford Bulls remains up in the air after the Rugby Football League described an offer for the club as "unreasonable and unrealistic" yesterday. The offer was made to Bradford's joint administrator, Brendan Guilfoyle, by a group of local Asian businessmen, known as the ABC consortium, but came with strings attached.

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

Rangers doomed to life in Third Division

Aberdeen yesterday appeared to extinguish Rangers' flickering hopes of playing in the Scottish Premier League next season, with the Old Firm giants now expected to be demoted to the bottom division, ending a 140-year stay in the top flight.

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

Rangers doomed to life in Third Division

Ibrox club must start from the bottom after rivals reject attempt to retain their SPL status

A view of the gates at Ibrox, the home of Rangers Football Club

'Newco' Rangers forced to re-apply for SPL status

A newly-created Glasgow Rangers will have to apply to continue their existence in the Scottish Premier League and will be banned from European competitions for three years, in developments that have angered prospective owner Charles Green.

Rangers' home ground, the Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow

Rangers consigned to liquidation

Rangers have been consigned to liquidation after Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs decided to reject an offer from Charles Green's consortium.

A view of the gates at Ibrox, the home of Rangers Football Club

Brian Kennedy back in the frame for Rangers takeover

The interminable saga surrounding the proposed takeover of Rangers took another twist last night when Brian Kennedy put himself back in the frame.

Rangers' home ground, the Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow

Singapore-based consortium move closer to Rangers takeover

The saga surrounding the takeover of Rangers appeared to move one step closer to conclusion last night when the Blue Knights announced they were taking a step back from the process, leaving a Singapore-based consortium led by Bill Ng set to be named as the preferred bidder today.

Scottish Premier League vote change delayed

A decision on changes to the Scottish Premier League voting structure has been delayed until April 30.

There is still no news on a takeover of Rangers for manager Ally McCoist and his players

Rangers bidders left in limbo by SPL plans to stiffen penalties for insolvency

Administrator Clark said proposed changes were 'disruptive and regrettable'

Rangers postpone bid announcement

Rangers administrators Duff and Phelps have been forced to delay the announcement of a preferred bidder for the Ibrox club due to proposed changes to Scottish Premier League rules.

A view of the gates at Ibrox, the home of Rangers Football Club

Blue Knights and Ticketus submit 'best and final bid' for Rangers

The Blue Knights consortium and Ticketus have confirmed they have submitted a "best and final bid" for Rangers ahead of today's deadline.

Rangers' home ground, the Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow

Craig Whyte talks with potential Rangers buyers

Rangers majority shareholder Craig Whyte has spoken to several of the parties interested in buying the club, including members of the Blue Knights, as he insisted he remained relevant to the sale process.

Two parties interested in saving Port Vale

Port Vale's administrator has said that local businessmen are interested in buying the club.

Rangers demise would be a disaster, says SFA chief

Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan has described the prospect of Rangers going into liquidation as “a disaster”.

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