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Newcastle United's board has admitted it is considering making Rangers the English Premier League outfit's feeder club, by confirming it at a fans' forum.(The Herald)

Sale Sharks owner Brian Kennedy, who was involved in previous failed bids for Rangers, is open to the possibility of helping fund Dave King's Ibrox regime. (Daily Express)

Former Fulham manager Felix Magath has arrived in Scotland for talks with Dave King's Rangers regime about the club's future, the German being a shareholder in the club.(Daily Record)

Former Rangers manager Walter Smith has refused to rule out a shock return to Ibrox but played down the possibility of a third spell as team boss. (The Sun, print edition)

Former Rangers captain and manager John Greig, voted the Greatest Ever Ranger by supporters, has given a glowing endorsement of Dave King's takeover at Ibrox by insisting that the new board will seek to help the club rather than themselves.(The Scotsman)

Felix Magath
Felix Magath is a Rangers shareholder and is reportedly to have talks with the club

Rangers fans have taken to Twitter calling for Celtic striker John Guidetti to issue an apology for appearing on Dutch TV singing "the huns are deid", the on-loan Manchester City player having recited a chant sung about him by his own supporters. (The Herald)

Dundee United midfielder Paul Paton will be free to play in Sunday's League Cup final as his red card during the Scottish Cup quarter-final against Celtic will be overturned, with assistant referee Graham Chambers admitting a case of mistaken identity with team-mate Calum Butcher. (The Sun, print edition)

Dundee United midfielder Calum Butcher is confident he will not be the subject of retrospective disciplinary action from the Scottish FA's compliance officer for his role in a controversial incident that led to team-mate Paul Paton and Celtic's Virgil van Dijk being sent off in their Scottish Cup quarter-final draw. (The Scotsman)

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has challenged the Scottish Football Association's compliance officer to charge Aidan Connolly with simulation after the Dundee United forward won a penalty in Sunday's 1-1 Scottish Cup quarter-final meeting at Tannadice.(The Scotsman)

Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara believes that Celtic captain Scott Brown should have been shown a red card after his tackle led to a heated exchange that led to team-mate Virgil van Dijk and United's Paul Paton being sent off. (Daily Record)

Brian Kennedy
Brian Kennedy previously offered to fund Rangers and is linked with doing so again

Goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald has explained how adrenalin helped him overcome tiredness as he helped Falkirk reach the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup by beating Queen of the South 1-0 just hours after welcoming his baby son into the world.(The Herald)

Falkirk left-back Luke Leahy is on the road to recovery after being knocked unconscious during Friday's 1-0 Scottish Cup win over Queen of the South. (Daily Express, print edition)

The Scottish Cup semi-final draw has plunged the Scottish Professional Football League into chaos after Hibernian and Falkirk, both of whom could be involved in the Premiership play-off final, were drawn together for a place in the Hampden showpiece, which takes place the day after the play-off second leg. (Daily Mail, print edition)

Hibernian left-back Lewis Stevenson has claimed he would retire if the Edinburgh club can end their 113-year wait to lift the Scottish Cup. (The Sun, print edition)


Andy Murray celebrates the Davis Cup win over USA
Andy Murray made an interview gaffe after clinching a Davis Cup win over USA

Andy Murray might have caused Davis Cup team-mate Dominic Inglot some relationship bother after revealing in a TV interview that the Englishman had a "little girlfriend on the go here in Glasgow" only for the shocked 29-year-old to reply that he already has a girlfriend who would be watching the interview.(Daily Record)

Glasgow could yet host Britain's glamour Davis Cup quarter-final with France in July - if they opt to put atmosphere ahead of a desire to play on grass. (Daily Mail)

Scotland prop Euan Murray has refused to say whether or not he will be available for this year's Rugby World Cup as the 34-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and does not rule out retiring in June. (The Times, print edition)

For the second time in the space of three months, Paul Lawrie is taking a group of Scottish professionals to Portugal through funding from his foundation, with an 18-strong group - six more than the one that was at Pestana Vila Sol in December - heading out to Penina. (The Scotsman)

Musselburgh's Vikki Laing shot five birdies in a row in an outward half of 31 on her way to a four-way tie for a second place finish in the Women's NSW Open at Oatlands Golf Club in Sydney.(The Herald)

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