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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Former Blackburn Rovers boss Henning Berg admits he is in the running to be Kilmarnock manager and has leapt to the top of the target list along with Queen of the South manager Allan Johnston, the former Killie midfielder.

Full story: The Sun

Jimmy Nicholl has quit as Kilmarnock's assistant manager as it merged that former Rangers defender Henning Berg and Queen of the South's Allan Johnston had been interviewed for the manager's job at Rugby Park.

Full story: Daily Express

Reading manager Nigel Adams, who had Gary Hooper at Scunthorpe, is about to step up his bid to sign the Celtic striker by tabling a £5m offer.

Full story: Daily Express

The draft rulebook for the new Scottish Professional Football League has been amended to allow clubs outside the top-flight to field trialists, which will particularly help Rangers as they seek to play new signings before their registration embargo ends in September.

Full story: Daily Record

East of Scotland side Spartans will face the South of Scotland's Threave Rovers in a play-off for a place in next season's Ramsdens Cup as the number of Highland League clubs is reduced to one, with Formartine United taking the place of Cove Rangers as the Highland League runners-up have a more compliant home stadium.

Full story: The Scotsman

The Scottish Junior Football Association is to push on with plans for a new, 12-team superleague of their own after it emerged that no junior clubs had followed up interest in being part of the Lowland League being set up by the Scottish FA to be a feeder to the new Scottish Professional Football League.

Full story: The Sun

Scotland's women will play in front of 20,000 fans today when they face Germany in Essen.

Full story: The Sun

OTHER GOSSIP

Hampden Park is set to be offered the chance to stage an athletics Diamond League meeting next summer because London's Olympic Stadium is being ruled out for up to two years because of refurbishment.

Full story: The Herald

The Scottish Rugby Union is bidding to host next season's Heineken Cup final at Murrayfield Stadium.

Full story: Daily Express

Scottish boxer John Simpson will face Cardiff's Gary Buckland for the British super-featherweight title.

Full story: The Sun

Braehead Clan have signed Scottish ice hockey player Tristan Harper from Elite League rivals Dundee Stars.

Full story: The Sun

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