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Dons’ Derek McInnes ‘right fit for Scotland’ says Celtic boss

Derek McInnes has brought credibility to Scotland’s top flight through ensuring his Aberdeen side provide some form of competition to Celtic for the title.

Hearts captain Christophe Berra is looking for controlled aggression on his return to derby action for Hearts against Hibs on Tuesday night.  Photographs: Bill Murray/SNS

Craig Levein keen to keep the upper hand against Hibs

Ask Craig Levein to rattle off his favourite Edinburgh derbies and he will quickly come up with some contenders but, given that he has been involved in 52 of the head to heads, as player and manager, losing just six, then there are a good few vying for prominence in his mind.

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Hibernian's Danny Swanson doesn't expect the Hearts fans will be easy on him. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Hibs Danny Swanson can’t wait for capital derby

Hibernian winger Danny Swanson knows he will get pelters on Tuesday night, when former club Hearts turn up at Easter Road for the first capital derby of the season. But having dished out the abuse in the past, he knows it is just part and parcel of the pantomime.

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Eleanor Cannon is facing a difficult meeting in December. Picture: John Devlin.

Martin Dempster: Scottish Golf chief Cannon must tread carefully

Typical, just so bloody typical. No sooner have fortunes started to improve significantly for Scottish golf on the course have things off it turned spectacularly pear-shaped.

Carl McHugh says there is 'nothing wrong' with Motherwell's physical style. Picture: SNS.

Carl McHugh: Cup run can be Motherwell’s launchpad

Motherwell captain Carl McHugh believes their Betfred Cup run can help the club go from strength to strength.

John McGinn shields the ball from Jamie Walker during the last meeting between the two sides. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Five talking points ahead of Hibs v Hearts

The first Edinburgh derby of the season is upon us, with Hibs coming into the game off the back of a Betfred Cup semi final defeat to Celtic while Hearts tasted victory in their league match against St Johnstone.

Celtic fans were honoured for this display to mark the 50th anniversary of the Lisbon Lions. Picture: SNS Group

Celtic win FIFA’s ‘Best Fans of the Year’ award

Celtic supporters have been named the best in world football at the Best FIFA Football Awards 2017 in London.

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Pupils say they have seen hatred based on a persons religion, race, disability or sexuality at football matches. Picture: John Devlin

A quarter of Scots pupils report ‘hatred’ at football matches

More than a quarter of Scottish school pupils say they have witnessed offensive behaviour at a football match.

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John Wren. Picture: contributed

Family thanks Hearts fans who saved supporter’s life

The wife of a football fan who collapsed at a Hearts match has said he would not be alive today were it not for the quick thinking of his fellow Jambos.

Hearts took on St Johnstone at BT Murrayfield and are set to return to the stadium for the visit of Kilmarnock on 5 November. Picture: SNS Group

Hearts confirm home game with Kilmarnock will be played at Murrayfield

Ann Budge has confirmed that Hearts will play their scheduled home match against Kilmarnock on 5 November at the BT Murrayfield stadium.

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Dedryck Boyata challenges Martin Boyle, which led to the penalty being awarded. Picture: SNS Group

Assistant referee ‘apologised to Celtic’ over Hibs penalty

Brendan Rodgers revealed assistant referee Frank Connor came looking for him to apologise for the penalty Hibernian were awarded in the Hoops’ 4-2 Betfred Cup semi-final win on Saturday.

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Keith Pelley, pictured shaking hands with Sergio Garcia at Valderrama over the weekend, is excited about the new Shot Clock Masters in Austria next summer. Picture: Getty Images

Paul Lawrie and Colin Montgomerie welcome new Shot Clock Masters

Paul Lawrie and Colin Montgomerie have both given the thumbs up to the European Tour stepping up its fight against slow play by introducing shot clocks, shot penalties and red cards at an event next year.

Celtic striker Moussa Dembele came off the bench to fire his side into the Betfred Cup final. Picture: SNS

Five things we learned from the Scottish football weekend

Craig Fowler takes a look back at the weekend’s action in Scottish football.

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Charlie Adam celebrates a goal for Rangers against Hibernian in 2007. Picture: Dan Phillips

Rangers team ‘needs more British players’ says Charlie Adam

Charlie Adam reckons there needs to be ‘more British players’ in the Rangers squad as soon as possible.

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Comment: Bring on the shot clocks and red cards for slow golfers

Shot clocks, shot penalties and red cards. All brilliant ideas by the European Tour in a bid to tackle slow play, 
but can one event really make a difference? We’ll certainly see next summer because the 2018 Shot Clock Masters in Austria is an intriguing addition to the schedule.


Pedro Caixinha: Players are embarrassing me, the fans and Rangers

Pedro Caixinha has launched an astonishing attack on his Rangers players after their Betfred Cup semi-final defeat to Motherwell, accusing them of embarrassing him, the club and the fans.

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Craig Levein: Edinburgh derby hopes aided by Hearts-minded players

Hearts manager Craig Levein will be relying on his home-grown players to show what it means to play in an Edinburgh derby.

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A flare-up between Rangers and Motherwell in the second half of Sunday's semi-final. Picture: Michael Gillen

Rangers 0 - 2 Motherwell: How the Rangers players rated

Marks out of ten for every Rangers player during Sunday’s Betfred Cup semi-final defeat to Motherwell.

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Injury blow: Thomas Muller. Picture: Getty Images

Boost for Celtic as Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller out for 3 weeks

Celtic have been handed a boost ahead of the return match against Bayern Munich after Thomas Muller was ruled out for three weeks.

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Cedric Kipre, front, and his Motherwell team-mates celebrate after full-time. Picture: Michael Gillen

Rangers 0 - 2 Motherwell: How the Motherwell players rated

Ratings out of ten for each and every Motherwell player from Sunday’s Betfred Cup semi-final victory over Rangers.

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