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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher has been involved in an angry training-ground bust-up with one of manager Paolo di Canio's coaching staff, the Scotland international being told that he could find a new club if he did not want to accept rules against laughing during training sessions.

Full story: Daily Mail (print edition)

Scotland Under-21 defender Darren Cole has been told to stay away from Rangers until further notice following a breach of club discipline, the 21-year-old having failed to report for a reserve team friendly against Cambuslang Rangers.

Full story: The Scotsman

Bookmakers have vowed to report professional footballers betting on games involving themselves after Rangers midfielder Ian Black was charged with such an act by the Scottish Football Association amid claims by fellow players that the practice is rife.

Full story: Daily Record (print edition)

Players' union PFA Scotland will host a summit on gambling and match-fixing in football next week in the wake of the Scottish FA probe into Rangers midfielder Ian Black.

Full story: Daily Express (print edition)

Scotland assistant manager Mark McGhee says Wolves striker Leigh Griffiths must score 20 goals this season in League One and 20 more in the Championship next term to prove he is good enough for international football.

Full story: The Herald

Scotland women's coach Anna Signeul could be on the Football Association's radar to replace the sacked Hope Powell as England coach.

Full story: The Herald (print edition)

Motherwell assistant Kenny Black says the club will not make a fresh offer to Tom Hateley after the defender failed to find a new club following his rejection of a new contract at Fir Park.

Full story: Daily Record (print edition)

Livingston midfielder Stefan Scougall is the subject of transfer interest from two English League One clubs, with Peterborough having a bid rejected and Wolves also being interested.

Full story: The Herald

Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson will fly to Switzerland today to fight a £200,000 bill for the club's former striker, Damian Casalinuovo, in the Court of Arbitration in Sport following a claim from the Argentine's first club, Velez Sarsfield.

Full story: Daily Record (print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

Visitors to Glasgow are facing soaring accommodation costs during the Commonwealth Games, with those wishing to stay for the entire event being asked to pay up to £6,000 for a budget hotel room.

Full story: The Scotsman

Andrew Coltart, a two-time winner on the European tour, says Scotland's failure to provide a single player for next month's defence of the Walker Cup is partly self-inflicted because the application levels of some players is "inexcusable".

Full story: The Scotsman

Dalkeith 16-year-old Aiden Moffat will make touring car history at Knockhill at the weekend when he becomes the youngest driver to take his place on the British Touring Car Championship grid.

Full story: Touring Car Times

The world's best darts players are to return to Edinburgh in November for a new three-day tournament, The Masters, which will be held at the Royal Highland Centre.

Full story: The Scotsman