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Football: Celtic held by late Sutton goal

John Sutton grabbed a stoppage time equaliser as Motherwell held champions Celtic to a 3-3 draw in a thrilling game at Fir Park in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday. The home side had raced into an early lead when Efe Ambrose misjudged the flight of a lofted pass to let in Sutton to fire home a fifth minute opener. Kris Commons saw his 22nd minute penalty saved by Gunnar Nielsen before Zane Francis-Angol made it 2-0 when he poked past Fraser Forster in the 44th minute.

Football: Champs Celtic hog awards nominations

Champions Celtic dominated the shortlist for the Professional Footballers' Association Scotland Premiership player of the year award when the nominations were announced on Thursday. Three Celtic players, midfielder Kris Commons, goalkeeper Fraser Forster and defender Virgil van Dijk, made the list, with Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd the only non-Hoops star named. Commons has netted 27 goals this season, while England goalkeeper Forster set a top-flight clean sheet record by going 1,256 minutes without conceding.

Alex Ferguson's wines expected to score with buyers - Christie's

By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - To take his mind off the pressure of "the beautiful game", retired Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson collected vintage wines that will be sold at auction starting in Hong Kong in May, Christie's said on Wednesday. The collection of about 5,000 bottles assembled by one of soccer's most successful managers will be sold along with memorabilia signed by Ferguson and has a pre-sale estimated value of 3 million pounds ($5 million), the auction house said.

Football: Saints to make most of nine lives, says manager

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright says there is a belief amongst his squad that this could be his side's year after they made history by booking a first ever Scottish Cup final appearance. The Saint boss watched as his side completed a superb second half comeback as they came from a goal down at half-time to defeat Aberdeen 2-1 in their semi-final at Ibrox.

Football: Errors cost Gers, says McCoist

Rangers manager Ally McCoist said individual errors and poor decision-making cost his side dearly in their 3-1 Scottish Cup semi-final defeat to Dundee United at Ibrox on Saturday. The Glasgow giants had great chances through Bilel Mohsni and Dean Shiels before Stuart Armstrong fired United in front in the 23rd minute. Jon Daly should have had Rangers level before a deflected shot from Gary Mackay-Steven made it 2-0 in the 36th minute. Steven Smith pulled one back for the Gers with a 42nd-minute free-kick that United 'keeper Radoslaw Cierzniak fumbled in.

Football: Rangers Cup dream ended by United

A howler from Rangers stand-in 'keeper Steve Simonsen sealed Dundee United's place in the Scottish Cup final following a 3-1 win at Ibrox on Saturday. Rangers had chances through Bilel Mohsni and Dean Shiels before Stuart Armstrong fired United in front in the 23rd minute. Jon Daly should have had Rangers level before a deflected shot from Gary Mackay-Steven made it 2-0 in the 36th minute. Nicky Law hit the bar and then Steven Smith pulled one back for the fallen Glasgow giants with a 42nd-minute free-kick that Radoslaw Cierzniak fumbled in.

Football: Rangers aren't Cup underdogs, insists Daly

Striker Jon Daly says Rangers will not view themselves as underdogs for Saturday's Scottish Cup semi-final against Dundee United despite the odds seemingly being stacked against the Ibrox club. The fallen Glasgow giants currently sit two divisions below Premiership side United after they were forced to drop to Scotland's bottom tier following liquidation in June 2012.

Football: Broken Hearts slip out of Scottish top flight

Hearts were relegated on Saturday despite coming from behind to secure a 4-2 win over Partick Thistle at Firhill in an afternoon of drama in the Scottish Premiership. Two late goals for St Mirren at home to Motherwell sealed a 3-2 win for the Buddies and moved them 18 points clear of Hearts, who were docked 15 points at the beginning of the season for entering administration, with just five games remaining.

Alex Ferguson to teach at Harvard Business School

Washington, Apr 4 (EFE).- Harvard Business School has signed legendary British soccer coach Sir Alex Ferguson to offer courses for senior executives, The New York Times said Friday. Ferguson, 72, who retired last year after nearly 27 years with Manchester United, will take part in a new program, "The Business of Entertainment, Media and Sports." The daily said the four-day course, which includes such subjects as talent management,costs $8,252.

Football: Ex-Man Utd boss Ferguson to teach at Harvard

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is to take up a teaching post at Harvard, the prestigious US university said Friday. Ferguson, 72, whose coruscating "hairdryer" rants at players were infamous in the football world, will lecture senior executives at the Ivy League university's business school. The gruff Scot, the most successful manager in British football history, will teach on a programme called "The Business of Entertainment, Media and Sports" from May 7-10.
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