Rangers takeover nears completion

Craig Whyte's takeover of Rangers could be concluded by next Friday, Press Association Sport understands.

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Bob Wilson: I fear Arsenal are the 'nearly team'

Gunners legend says Wenger will never have a side to match Invincibles – but we will miss him when he's gone.

Ally McCoist to decide on reaction to ban

Rangers assistant manager Ally McCoist was today set to decide on a course of action after being handed a two-match misconduct ban for his altercation with Celtic boss Neil Lennon in last week's ill-tempered Scottish Cup fifth-round replay at Parkhead.

Alexander heroics help keep Rangers' hopes alive

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Neil Lennon and Ally McCoist charged by SFA

Celtic manager Neil Lennon and Rangers assistant boss Ally McCoist were today charged with misconduct by the Scottish Football Association as the fallout of last week's volatile Scottish Cup fifth-round reply at Parkhead continued.

Gerrard's absence from Liverpool trip puts England on alert

Steven Gerrard's participation in England's European Championship qualifier in Wales later this month is open to question after the Liverpool captain failed to make the flight for this evening's Europa League encounter with Braga.

Rangers have over-achieved in Europe already, claims Numan

Arthur Numan believes Rangers and PSV Eindhoven have both already defied the odds to progress as far as they have in the Europa League this season. The two clubs will do battle in the last 16 of the competition – with the first leg taking place in the Netherlands tomorrow – meaning one of his former clubs will progress at least to the quarter-finals.

Milan aim to stop Euro star Crouch

Italians will have their hands full – and necks aching – trying to deal with freakish talent of Spurs striker

Newcastle identify summer transfer targets

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew and his scouting team have started to identify potential targets for a summer recruitment drive.

Brazil plan farewell match for Ronaldo

Ronaldo will play a farewell match with Brazil in June to mark the end of a career in which he won two World Cup winners medals, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said today.

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