Sunday's Scottish gossip
A Scottish Football League source has revealed that the body rejected proposals from the Scottish Premier League and Scottish Football Association to strip Rangers of titles this summer because the proposal came before the club had been found guilty following allegations of using dual contracts to pay players under the previous owners.
Rangers are poised to open contract talks with captain Lee McCulloch, with the veteran midfielder's current deal expiring in the summer.
Former Scotland and Blackburn Rovers defender Colin Hendry thinks the Championship club's summer signing, Jordan Rhodes, is good enough to start up front for Craig Levein's national side.
Scotland international Jamie Mackie is hoping to replace crocked fellow striker Andy Johnson, who is expected to miss the rest of the season, up front for Queens Park Rangers instead of being used in his recent wing role.
Josh Magennis, the one-time striker who has been playing at full-back for Aberdeen, has revealed he almost quit football for rugby after failing to make the grade as a goalkeeper as a kid.
Boss Darren Ferguson has vowed not to walk away from Peterborough United despite falling to the bottom of the Championship after losing to Wolves, their seventh successive defeat.
Hard-up Edinburgh Accies face local opposition as they struggle to save their Raeburn Park stadium, the birthplace of international rugby.
Cricket Scotland has been approached by seven English-based players, including three wicketkeepers - David Murphy of Northants, Josh Knappett, who has played for Worcestershire, and Gloucestershire's Richard Coughtrie, interested in playing for the country under new International Cricket Council parentage rules.