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The German manager attempted to talk the then-16-year-old Rooney into playing for the Scots due to his grandmother's nationality

Celtic title triumph means everything to Kris Commons

Celtic midfielder Kris Commons has revealed winning the title this season felt just as good as beating Rangers to the championship.

Rangers owner Charles Green (far left)

Rangers chief Charles Green apologises 'unreservedly' after being charged over 'little Paki friend' comment

Comment in reference to former Ibrox director Imran Ahmad

Graham Cary of St Mirren

St Mirren will oppose league changes in Scottish football

The 12 Scottish Premier League clubs are set to vote on the plans

A view of Rangers fans

Rangers sack striker Francisco Sandaza following hoax call investigation

The player made comments in a conversation which was broadcast online

Neil Lennon was briefly flummoxed by a press question after training yesterday

Celtic manager Neil Lennon facing action over 'offensive, insulting and abusive language'

The complaint relates to his team's 1-1 draw at St Mirren Park on Sunday

Gordon Strachan faces his first competitive game as manager

Scotland v Wales: 'Gordon Strachan has made players better – we must repay him,' says Gary Caldwell

Defender relishing fresh start for Scotland under new reign and can see end to wilderness years

A view from outside Rangers' stadium, Ibrox

Charles Green says Rangers should be promoted to middle tier

League reforms are taking place in Scotland

Hibernian's anger at goal error in Hearts draw

Hearts claimed a point at Edinburgh rivals Hibernian in controversial circumstances yesterday when the home side had a perfectly good goal disallowed at Easter Road. A Leigh Griffiths free-kick in the second half was well over the line but the goal was not given by the match officials.

Rangers posts loss and asks to play in England

Rangers yesterday pinned its hopes on regular battles with clubs such as Manchester United and Chelsea as it reported a £7m loss.

John McGlynn

John McGlynn leaves Hearts by mutual consent

McGlynn departs with immediate effect after taking over at the helm last June

Fabrice Muamba to present Capital One Cup to winners

Fabrice Muamba will present the Capital One Cup to the winning captain in Sunday's Wembley final between Swansea and Bradford.

SPL clubs offer 'unanimous backing' to plan to revamp league structure

12 clubs have reached a consensus

Gary Teale of St Mirren

St Mirren shock Celtic to set up cup final date with Hearts

Premier League strugglers St Mirren pulled off one of the biggest cup shocks of recent times as they beat 14-time winners Celtic 3-2 at Hampden Park to reach the Scottish Communities League Cup final in March.

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

Rangers could quit Scottish football says chief executive Charles Green

League reconstruction plans are being considered

Lennon: We want to miss the big guns, but they are all big guns

Theirs has been the story of the Champions League so far this season. Celtic and romance in Europe's highest competition have always walked hand in hand since Jock Stein led a group of players born within a good jog of Celtic Park to triumph over Internazionale in Lisbon in 1967.

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British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
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Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth
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Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
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Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album