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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Israel midfielder Beram Kayal, who has more than a year left on his contract with Celtic but is no longer a first-team regular, has admitted he could quit the league champions after revealing he has fallen out of love with Scottish football.

Full story: The Herald

Celtic midfielder Beram Kayal has accused Rangers captain Lee McCulloch of deliberately injuring him during a 2011 Old Firm game, after which the Israeli says he fell out of love with Scottish football and its lack of technique.

Full story: Daily Record

Rangers goalkeeper Steven Simonsen has been handed a year-long driving ban after being found to be over the limit in South Shields, South Tyneside, while driving back to his parents' home hours after being part of his club's matchday squad.

Full story: The Scotsman

Rangers insist they will continue to fight a bid by former commercial director Imran Ahmad, who is suing the League One champions for a £500,000 bonus he claims he is due, to have two secret contracts handed over to him - because they fear the deals might be leaked online.

Full story: The Scotsman

The administrator of Lithuanian bank Ukio Bankas, Gintaras Adomonis, who holds the key to Hearts' hopes of financial survival, has stressed that the Edinburgh club will "probably" be saved from liquidation.

Full story: Daily Record

Although the rulebook allows for their entire season's results to be expunged, it is more likely that any team due to face Hearts in the final games of the Scottish Premiership season would be given automatic 3-0 wins if the Tynecastle club are condemned to liquidation and unable to fulfil their remaining fixtures.

Full story: The Herald

Rotherham United, who are already chasing Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd, are also keen to sign two youngsters from St Mirren - defender Jason Naismith and midfielder John McGinn.

Full story: The Herald

Seven clubs have applied to join the present 12 in a 16-team Scottish Lowland League, which is in its first season but is expected to become part of a pyramid system giving access to Scottish League Two after the next campaign.

Full story: The Herald (print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

No wins in more than four months have cost Jonny Else and Malcolm McVie their coaching posts at Edinburgh Accies ahead of the club's their biggest match of the season on Saturday - a play-off against capital rivals Stewart's-Melville that could result in the Premiership side being relegated.

Full story: The Scotsman

Scotland's cricket team are being lined up for a one-day series against New Zealand A this summer.

Full story: The Herald (print edition)

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