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Celtic's Leigh Griffiths, already facing a Scottish FA hearing for "not acting in the best interests of football" after singing songs about Hearts' financial problems, will be given a beefed-up charge after new footage emerged of the former Hibernian striker leading a song in a pub suggesting that Tynecastle midfielder Rudi Skacel is a "refugee".

Foundation of Hearts chairman Ian Murray, whose group are hoping for a successful takeover of the Tynecastle club, has warned that they will not be able to make up any funding shortfall to keep the club afloat for the remainder of the season if no agreement is reached on Company Voluntary Arrangement with the club's Lithuanian creditors on Monday.

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Hearts fear prospective owner Ann Budge is poised to ditch her rescue bid as she is becoming frustrated at the time it is taking to complete an agreement with the club's Lithuanian owners.

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Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is considering a move to buy Rangers and take them back to the Champions League.

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Ally McCoist remains angry over former Rangers chief executive Charles Green's ultimatum last year that the manager must lead his side to a cup trophy as well as League One to be successful this season.

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Rangers manager Ally McCoist believes that former chief executive Charles Green will try to claim the credit - but won't be given any by him - should his side defeat Raith Rovers in Sunday's Ramsdens Cup final to add to their League One title.

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Raith Rovers winger Joe Cardle says he dreamt as a child of having the chance to play against Rangers in a national cup final but prefers to remain circumspect about which strip he was wearing during those night-time imaginings.

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Morton's Garry O'Connor says club chairman Douglas Rae, who has described the former Scotland striker as "hopeless", should have contacted him directly to let him know he was unsatisfied with his fitness.

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Scotland are struggling to remain a tier-one nation and this summer's packed tour matches against USA, Canada, Argentina and South Africa is a result of the International Rugby Board's decision that they were not strong enough to play what had become traditional three-Test series against the Southern Hemisphere big boys - New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.

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Brothers Callum and Derek Hawkins are set to run for Scotland at the Commonwealth Games this summer, with Derek having been already picked for the marathon and Derek having achieved the 10,000m qualifying standard along with Andrew Lemoncello.

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