Celtic beats Hearts in Cup final to win ‘triple treble’

Sports 05/25/19, 11:43

Celtic wrapped up a domestic treble for an unprecedented third straight season after beating Hearts 2-1 in the Scottish Cup final on Saturday.Having already won the league and League Cup titles, Celtic rallied at Hampden Park with a brace from striker Odsonne Edouard.After an absorbing but goalless first half, Ryan ...

European Cup-winning Celtic captain Billy McNeill dies at 79

Soccer 04/23/19, 06:22

Billy McNeill, the captain of Glasgow soccer club Celtic when it became the first British team to win the European Cup in 1967, has died. He was 79.McNeill died Monday, according to a family statement released Tuesday by the Scottish club."He suffered from dementia for a number of years and ...

Celtic beats Rangers to go 13 points clear in Scotland

Soccer 03/31/19, 10:11

Celtic moved 13 points clear over Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership with a 2-1 victory over its Glasgow rival on Sunday.Players and other members of each bench were involved in a melee at full time on the field at Celtic Park, which led to Rangers defender Andy ...

UK police probe suspicious packages at university, bank

Europe 03/06/19, 08:17

Police in Scotland say suspicious packages were found Wednesday at a university and a bank building, a day after three London transit hubs received letter bombs.Police Scotland said officers are examining packages discovered at the Royal Bank of Scotland headquarters in Edinburgh and at the University of Glasgow.The university said ...

Rodgers set for talks about Leicester managerial job

Sports 02/26/19, 05:18

Scottish champion Celtic has given Brendan Rodgers permission to talk to Leicester about the English Premier League club's managerial vacancy.Leicester fired Claude Puel on Sunday and Celtic said on Tuesday it was approached about Rodgers.In a statement, Celtic says, "Brendan has indicated to the Club that this is an opportunity ...

United States defender Polster joins Scottish club Rangers

Sports 01/30/19, 08:18

United States defender Matt Polster has joined Scottish club Rangers from the Chicago Fire.The 25-year-old Polster has signed a 2½-year deal with the Glasgow club, which is managed by former England captain Steven Gerrard.Rangers is second in the league, three points behind Glasgow rival Celtic, which has U.S. forward Timothy ...

US striker Tim Weah, son of George, scores on Celtic debut

Sports 01/19/19, 15:03

Tim Weah, the U.S. striker and son of former AC Milan star George Weah, scored on his debut for Celtic in the Scottish Cup on Saturday.The 18-year-old Weah, who is on loan from Paris Saint-Germain, came on in the 69th minute and netted in the 83rd. He raced onto Dedryck ...

US striker Tim Weah joins Celtic on 6-month loan from PSG

Soccer 01/07/19, 15:35

Tim Weah, the U.S. striker and son of former AC Milan star George Weah, joined Scottish champion Celtic on a six-month loan deal from Paris Saint-Germain on Monday.PSG allowed the 18-year-old Weah to leave on the day he signed a contract extension with the French team until June 2021.Celtic does ...

Police investigation after threats to Rangers-Celtic referee

Soccer 01/05/19, 10:05

Police in Scotland are investigating threats made to the referee who took charge of the recent Old Firm game between Rangers and Celtic.Police Scotland said a complaint has been made "regarding texts and calls" to John Beaton after his contact details were leaked online, and that inquiries were ongoing.Scottish Football ...

Rangers beat Celtic 1-0 in Scotland’s Old Firm derby

Soccer 12/29/18, 10:34

Brendan Rodgers' 12-match unbeaten run in Old Firm encounters ended as Celtic lost 1-0 at fierce Glasgow rival Rangers to leave the Scottish Premiership's title race wide open on Saturday.Ryan Jack scored in the 31st minute at Ibrox to earn Rangers a victory that drew it level on 42 points ...

Rules panel aims to let goalkeepers move more at penalties

Soccer 11/22/18, 16:51

World soccer's rule-making panel wants to give goalkeepers more freedom to move when facing a penalty.Currently, the Laws of the Game state goalkeepers "must remain on the goal line ... until the ball has been kicked."The panel, known as IFAB, proposed Thursday that goalkeepers should need "only one foot on ...

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