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Fraser Brown: Scotland can’t be put off by 1983 and all that

Hooker Fraser Brown insists that Scotland’s players will not give much thought to “1983 and all that” in the next couple of weeks, believing that it is of more interest to the media and supporters.

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The great Billy McNeill pictured at the unveiling of a statue of fellow Celtic legend Jock Stein.  Picture  Robert Perry

Caesar is still an inspiration to us, says Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers has described Billy McNeill as one of the true icons of Celtic and insists the legendary former captain and manager remains an inspiration to everyone connected to the club.

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Celtic captain Scott Brown has been urged by his manager Brendan Rodgers to sit out Scotland's World Cup match against England to rest for the Champions League.  Picture: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Brendan Rodgers: Scott Brown should say no to England game

Brendan Rodgers does not want Scott Brown to play for Scotland against England this summer as it will have an adverse effect on his preparations for next season’s Champions League qualifiers.

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Joe Lewis is loving life at Aberdeen. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

Goalkeeper Joe Lewis keen to extend stay at Aberdeen

Derek McInnes appeared recently to end all speculation regarding a return to Rangers by insisting his future remained at Aberdeen, and Joe Lewis is ready to join several of his team-mates in committing to their manager’s long-term project.

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Rangers interim manager Graeme Murty could still be in charge when they meet Celtic on 12 March. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Graeme Murty happy to take charge of Rangers for Celtic test

Graeme Murty is ready to embrace what he insists would be a “stellar moment” in his career if he remains in caretaker charge of Rangers for the Old Firm showdown at Celtic Park in 12 days’ time.

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Portobello and Perth bid for Scottish Schools’ Cup treble

Portobello and Perth bid for Scottish Schools’ Cup treble

Portobello High and Perth Grammar each have three teams in the Scottish Schools’ Cup semi-finals.

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Juniors to compete in Scottish Gymnastic Championships

Juniors to compete in Scottish Gymnastic Championships

It’s going to be a busy month for schools gymnasts. The Scottish Championships – including a junior category – take place this weekend at Bell’s Sports Centre in Perth.

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Tributes paid to Hearts great Alex Young

If Alex Young had done 
nothing more than play for Hearts, always his dream, between the years of 1955 and 1960, he would be remembered as a great of the game.

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Erin Wallace wins the National Under-17 Cross Country title. Picture: Bobby Gavin.

Team GB’s Erin wins at National Cross Country Championships

February has been a memorable month for Eastwood High School’s Erin Wallace. Firstly, she was a double winner and a record breaker at the Rotary International Scottish Schools’ Indoor Championships at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow.

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Scotland Schools win 5-0 in warm-up for Centenary Shield

Scotland Schools win 5-0 in warm-up for Centenary Shield

An impressive 5-0 win over the Sporting Futures USA squad suggests the Under-18 SSFA squad is in fine fettle running up to the Centenary Shield matches.

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For Celtic and Scotland, Billy McNeill was a defensive rock and an attacking threat with his head. He now suffers from dementia. Picture: SNS

Aidan Smith: Billy McNeill - a legend who fills all our memories

Dementia has cruelly hit the former Celtic and Scotland captain before the 50th anniversary of his greatest triumph, writes Aidan Smith

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Rangers caretaker manager Graeme Murty will stay in charge for the time being. Picture: SNS

Rangers are right to be patient over new boss - Graeme Murty

Rangers caretaker manager Graeme Murty has backed the board’s right to take their time over a long-term appointment and claimed he would ask to be replaced if he felt he could not help the team.

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Paul Lawrie with Andrew 'Chubby' Chandler, Ahmet Agaoglu and Seda Kalyoncu during the pro-am ahead of the Turkish Airlines Open last year.  Picture: Warren Little/Getty Images

Lawrie: Cuddles from new manager ‘Chubby’ can bring success

Even at the age of 48 and despite having a major, two Ryder Cup appearances and 13 professional victories under his belt, Paul Lawrie still needs a cuddle every now and again.

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has witnessed his side win all but one of their domestic matches so far this season. Picture: SNS

Brendan Rodgers amazed by Celtic’s ‘super-human efforts’

Brendan Rodgers hailed his Celtic side’s “super-human efforts” as the Hoops prepared to revisit the only ground they have dropped points this season.

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Celtic's Efe Ambrose is expected to join Hibs on loan. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

Hibs set to sign Efe Ambrose from Celtic on loan

Hibs are set to set sign Efe Ambrose from Celtic in a loan deal.

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Two Ryder Cup players, Stephen Gallacher, right, and 1999 Open champion Paul Lawrie at the Scottish Golf Awards. Picture: Kenny Smith

Comment: Great chance to talk about future of Scottish golf

While it was extremely enjoyable to be part of such a glitzy occasion, it was difficult not to wish that the 550 people at Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange on Friday night were there to talk about Scottish golf and trying to mould its future rather than celebrate the country’s main achievements in 2016.

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Scotland reach highest ever World Ranking position

Scotland have reached their highest ever position in the World Rugby rankings after Saturday’s triumph over Wales.

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Hearts great Alex Young dies at the age of 80

Alex Young, one of Hearts’ greatest ever players, has died at the age of 80.

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A dejected Ian Cathro watches his side lose to Partick Thistle. Picture: SNS

After a calamitous week what next for Heart of Midlothian?

Hearts completed a trying week by falling to a 2-0 defeat at Partick Thistle on the back of a terrible cup exit to their Edinburgh rivals. More questions are being asked of the management team, players and Craig Levein. Joel Sked looks at what next for the Tynecastle men

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Neil Lennon watched his side defeat Hearts, but draw with Raith Rovers and Dunfermline. Picture: Ian Georgeson

After a week of mixed fortunes what next for Hibernian?

Neil Lennon started the week with a tirade directed at his players before a big win over their capital rivals, only to come back to earth somewhat after losing a two-goal lead to draw with Dunfermline. Joel Sked looks at what next for Hibernian with so much left to play for

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