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Thomas Bjorn named Europe’s 2018 Ryder Cup captain

Thomas Bjorn has been confirmed as Europe’s Ryder Cup captain for the 2018 match in France.

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New Heart of Midlothian manager Ian Cathro (right) assistant manager Austin MacPhee (left) and owner Ann Budge. Picture: PA

Ian Cathro: Possibilities are limitless at Hearts

Ian Cathro reckons Hearts is the perfect place to kick off his managerial career because the possibilities for the Tynecastle side are limitless.

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Queens Park Rangers Football Club's club crest. Picture: PA wire

FA: Inquiry into sex abuse in football will expose failings

The official probe into child sexual abuse allegations in football will ensure any failings by the authorities or clubs “are brought to light”, the English Football Association has said.

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Ian Cathro (right) speaks at his opening press conference as Hearts boss. Picture: PA

Ian Cathro on Hearts, media critics and the January window

Ian Cathro had his first media conference as Hearts manager today after being unveiled as the successor to Robbie Neilson last night.

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Austin MacPhee is to be the Hearts assistant manager. Picture; SNS

Austin MacPhee announced as new Hearts assistant head coach

Austin MacPhee has been announced as the new assistant manager at Hearts, where he’ll be No.2 to head coach Ian Cathro.

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Andy Murray accepts his BBC Sports Personality of the Year award for 2013 in Miami, where he was training. Picture: PA

The Scots who have won BBC Sports Personality of the Year

It’s become one of the most prestigious events in the UK sporting calendar.

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Josh Windass is wanted by Derby and Newcastle. Picture: SNS

Rumour Mill: English sides want Windass | Guardiola coy on Dembele link | MacPhee picks Hearts over SFA

Two English clubs are chasing Rangers midfielder Josh Windass, Pep Guardiola refused to rule out a move for Celtic striker Moussa Dembele, and Austin MacPhee picks Hearts over the SFA.

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Moussa Dembele (centre) trains at Lennoxtown before Celtic flew south to Manchester to play City in the Champions League. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

Brendan Rodgers: All the plaudits will not distract Dembele

Brendan Rodgers is confident Moussa Dembele’s head will not be turned by the praise heaped upon him by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola ahead of Celtic’s final Champions League fixture of the season at the Etihad Stadium tonight.

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Robbie Neilson accepted his new role at MK Dons on Sir Alex Fergusons recommendation. Picture: Getty.

Robbie Neilson hails Ian Cathro as ‘great’ appointment by Hearts

New MK Dons manager Robbie Neilson was officially paraded to the media yesterday after leaving Hearts, and gave his seal of approval over his former club’s decision to make Ian Cathro his successor at Tynecastle.

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Manchester City boss  Pep Guardiola looks on during a press conference ahead of the UEFA Champions League tie against Celtic. Picture:  Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Pep Guardiola: City have played better than Barca and Bayern

Pep Guardiola has dismissed concerns about Manchester City’s form by suggesting they have played better at times than his Barcelona or Bayern Munich teams.

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Graeme Shinnie, right, hopes to be on target tonight as he bids to add more goals to his game. Picture: SNS.

Derek McInnes targets three Aberdeen wins in a week

Derek McInnes is confident that by around 9:30pm next Tuesday night his Aberdeen team will have proved the level of criticism aimed at them lately will have been shown to have been excessive.

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The Royal Commonwealth Pool. Picture: Jane Barlow.

Pupils take on seniors in National Short Course Championship

The traditional end-of-year Scottish National Short Course Championship at the Royal Commonwealth Pool this weekend presents a chance for school pupils to take on the seniors.

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The Clydesdale team celebrate

Clydesdale Western win Under-18 Scottish Girls’ Club Cup

A group of West of Scotland schoolgirls joined forces to help Milne Craig Clydesdale Western win the under-18 Girls’ Scottish Club Cup at 
Peffermill in Edinburgh.

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Forth Valley top group after dramatic fightback

Forth Valley top group after dramatic fightback

In an excellent advert for school football, Forth Valley beat West Lothian 3-2 in the latest Group 3 section game at Blackburn United’s New 
Murrayfield Park.

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Manager Brendan Rodgers in relaxed mood as Celtic train at Lennoxtown before heading south for their Champions League tie at Manchester City.

Champions League is priceless for Celtic’s development

By the time Uefa get round to settling the invoices from this season’s Champions League, Celtic can expect to collect in the region of £30 million from their campaign which reaches its conclusion in Manchester tonight.

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THE ORRS - left to right - Ben Orr, Maddie Orr, Jack Orr

Orr family bid for Junior Open glory

The Orr family are hoping to celebrate New Year with good results at the Scottish Junior Open at Heriot-Watt in 
Edinburgh.

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Matthieu Reeb, secretary-general of CAS, reads the courts decision on Sepp Blatter's appeal. Picture: Getty.

Sepp Blatter accepts his football life is over

Sepp Blatter appears to have conceded defeat in his bid to return to football after failing in a challenge over his six-year ban.

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Mark Selby celebrates winning the Betway UK Championship with his daughter Sofia Maria and wife Vikki Layton. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

World No 1 Mark Selby whrugs off accusations he is ‘boring’

World No 1 Mark Selby has vowed he will make no compromises to win the affections of snooker fans who find him boring.

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Ian Cathro poses after his appointment at Tynecastle

Hearts confirm Ian Cathro as new head coach

Ian Cathro has been appointed head coach of Hearts after agreeing terms on a three-and-a-half-year contract.

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SFA Chief Executive Stewart Regan spoke to BBC Scotland over child abuse claims. Picture: SNS Group

SFA apologises over failure to deal with child abuse claims

The Scottish Football Association has apologised for failing to properly deal with a past allegation of abuse against a youth coach and assistant referee.

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