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"He should be at Rio," quips Celtic captain Scott Brown when accusing Hearts winger Jamie Walker of taking a dive to win a penalty yesterday. (Daily Mail)

Rangers chairman Dave King insists manager Mark Warburton will be backed to bring in further new signings before the end of August. (Various)

King is demanding a top two finish on Rangers' return to the top flight, making it clear that European football is a must for next season. (Scotsman)

Kilmarnock have offered striker Josh Magennis a new contract after rejecting a bid for the Northern Ireland international from Charlton. (Daily Express, print edition)

Killie have shortened and narrowed the pitch at Rugby Park, with manager Lee Clark saying a tighter pitch will help his side play at an increased tempo. (Various)

Dundee will need to negotiate their way out of a 20-year lease if they want to move away from their Dens Park home. (Sun, print edition)

Hearts manager Robbie Neilson expressed surprise to see Celtic match-winner Scott Sinclair involved in Sunday's game at Tynecastle after the winger signed on Saturday, with the hosts having failed to register defender Krystian Nowak in time. "We were told the SFA shuts at 5pm on a Friday," he said. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen winger Jonny Hayes will be sidelined for another month with the hamstring injury he picked up in training last week. (Sky Sports)

Motherwell midfielder Chris Cadden reckons keeping in-form team-mate Marvin Johnson at Fir Park is "massive", saying a player of his ability can make a "big difference" in a tight league. (Herald)

Wolves are chasing Scotland and Swansea left-back Stephen Kingsley. (Sun, print edition)

Rotherham manager Alan Stubbs, in charge at Hibs for the past two seasons, reckons young Scottish players are hampered by a fast-food culture. (Daily Record)


Hannah Miley is vowing to compete at Tokyo 2020 after missing out on an Olympic medal by a fraction of a second in the 400m individual medley. (Daily Record, print edition)

Colin Oates admits his last chance of Olympic glory has gone after the 33-year-old was knocked out of judo at the round of 32 stage. (The National)

Canoeist David Florence, twice an Olympic silver medallist, cruised into the C1 slalom semi-finals. (Edinburgh Evening News)

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