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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers manager Ally McCoist has confirmed his renewed interest in Dundee United defender Gavin Gunning.

Full story: Sunday Mail (print edition)

Ally McCoist admits that Gavin Gunning's concerns about Rangers' financial future could scupper a deal to sign the Dundee United defender.

Full story: Sunday Express

Celtic manager Neil Lennon fears that even players from the Championship in England will be too much for the Scottish champions' signing budget this summer.

Full story: Sunday Mail

St Mirren manager Danny Lennon admits he helped find a potential buyer for the Paisley club but insists it will not guarantee him a new contract even if the deal is finalised.

Full story: Sunday Mail (print edition)

On-loan St Mirren midfielder Conor Newton will be released by Newcastle United in the summer, but attempts by the Paisley club to keep the 22-year-old will be foiled by his £4,000-per-week wage demands and he is attracting interest from English Championship clubs and Rangers.

Full story: Mail On Sunday (print edition)

Manchester United and Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher says that, if it was not for surgery, he could be dead following his long battle against ulcerative colitis.

Full story: Sunday Times (print edition)

Scotland will move up to 22nd in next month's Fifa world rankings, which will mean they have risen 47 places since Gordon Strachan was appointed manager last January.

Full story: Sunday Express (print edition)

Scotland full-back Phil Bardsley is on the brink of signing a new three-year contract with Sunderland.

Full story: Sunday Mail (print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

Aberdeen Football Club chairman Stewart Milne has indicated that his club would be willing to work with the Scottish Rugby Union if the game's governing body decides to establish a third professional team in the North East.

Full story: Scotland On Sunday

With the football team experiencing a revival that led to the lifting of the Scottish League Cup, the Scottish Open golf moving to Royal Aberdeen and talk of a new professional rugby team in the city, some like Dons chairman Stewart Milne are suggesting the city could become the sporting capital of Scotland.

Full story: Scotland On Sunday

Melrose clinched the RBS Premiership title on a dramatic day, beating Currie 26-10 while defending champions Ayr ended Gala's hopes with an extraordinary 34-33 four miles down the road.

Full story: Sunday Herald

Andy Murray dedicated his win over Matthew Ebden at the Sony Open in Miami to former coach Ivan Lendl but admitted he must now find a way to win without the Czech's assistance.

Full story: Sunday Herald

Quotas to increase the number of women at senior level within Scottish sport's governing bodies are under consideration after it was revealed that less than one in five board members is female and a vocal lobby, led by the vastly experienced administrator and former chair of UK Sport, Baroness Sue Campbell, believes government action must be taken if the huge gap between male and female representation is not closed urgently.

Full story: Scotland On Sunday

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