Graeme Souness believes Celtic are big favourites to beat Rangers when the Old Firm meet in the Scottish Cup semi-final on Sunday. Jalen Hurd Super Bowl Jersey . This weekend brings the second meeting of the Glasgow rivals since Rangers were readmitted to Scottish football in the Third Division four years ago.Last years League Cup semi-final ended in a 2-0 Celtic win and although Souness expects Rangers to put in an improved performance at Hampden, he says Celtics top-flight experience should see the Hoops through. Celtic start as the big favourites. They play in the bigger league against better players every week, he told Sky Sports News HQ. Celtic should win , but its a derby game, its a cup game and Rangers have a big chance in this. This is not a foregone conclusion. Graeme Souness The challenge for Rangers is to make a fist of it; to turn up and make a game of it, which they didnt last year. Anything can happen in a derby, but Celtic must start as the outstanding favourites. I want Rangers to do themselves justice.Celtic are used to playing against better players. They are used to moving the ball quicker. They are used to having a quicker thought-process.Both sets of players are used to playing in big atmospheres, so that shouldnt be an issue, but they have better players. Former Rangers player and manager Graeme Souness explains why the Old Firm derby against Celtic is the most intense fixture in world football Its about who has got the best group of players. Who has more people who can finish? Celtic have. Who has got the better defenders? Celtic have.So you are saying Celtic should win again, but its a derby game, its a cup game and Rangers have a big chance in this. This is not a foregone conclusion for Celtic and they know that.Souness, who played for and managed Rangers, believes the Old Firm derby is the biggest he has ever been involved in because of the passion of the fans on both sides of the divide. Former Rangers captain David Weir looks back on his memories of his Old Firm derby against Celtic It isnt just another game, he added. Its the biggest derby Ive ever been involved in. Everton v Liverpool, the Galatasaray one was a big game, but it still doesnt come near this.A lot of it is in your own mind because you feed off that passion your supporters have for your football club and you start to absorb that and take it on board.You feel guilty when you feel when you havent done the best for them. Thats what these two clubs mean to the supporters. Its greater here than anywhere else, and that is why this is not just another derby. Also See: Old Firm derby like nothing else Walker: Celtic favourites Warburton: Derby just the start Forrester misses Old Firm clash Dre Greenlaw Super Bowl Jersey .ca. In addition to the game being aired in its entirety on CTV Two Vancouver Island and TSN.ca, TSN2 will also have coverage of Whitecaps FC immediately following NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Toyota Owners 400. Tom Rathman Super Bowl Jersey . On Wednesday night, they showed that stellar defence and a little small ball can get the job done too. With pinch-runner Kevin Pillar aboard after Dioner Navarro opened the bottom of the ninth with a single, Anthony Gose dropped down an excellent bunt along the first-base line.CHICAGO - Chicago safety Chris Conte and offensive lineman Michael Ola have been ruled out for the Bears game against the New Orleans Saints.Conte and Ola are out with back injuries. Robbie Gould also is inactive with a right quadriceps injury, leaving the kicking duties to Jay Feely for the second straight week.Offensive tackle Terron Armstead (neck) and outside linebackerr Junior Galette (knee) are active for New Orleans after they were listed as questionable on Saturdays injury report. Tarvarius Moore Super Bowl Jersey. he Saints inactive list for Monday nights game includes cornerbacks Stanley Jean-Baptiste and Corey White, and linebackers Moise Fokou and Ronald Powell.___AP NFL websites: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFL ' ' '
BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox are still looking for a position for Brock Holt. Air Force 1 Low Noir . The versatile rookie has made the search difficult by playing well wherever the club has put him. Holt made his first professional start in centre field and he appeared perfectly comfortable in his fifth position this season. He made a sensational diving catch to end the third inning and scored both Boston runs in the Red Soxs 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins 2-1 on Tuesday night. "It seems like Brock at some point in each game has an effect on whats going on," said Jon Lester, who weathered a shaky start and pitched six-plus strong innings. "Im sure well see him with catchers gear or on the mound at some point this year. The guys done an unbelievable job." Holt ended the third inning with a diving catch on a ball that left fielder Jonny Gomes lost in the twilight. Gomes signalled with his hands that he couldnt see it, but Holt was already on the move and lunged just in time to complete the catch. "Fortunately I was able to get over there and make a play," Holt said. Boston fans gave him a long ovation during his entire trot to the dugout, and teammates waited with high-fives and pats on the back on the way. Holt happened to be up next and led off with a double off the Green Monster, stole third and scored on a sacrifice fly to put the Red Sox up 2-0. "He comes out of nowhere and makes a diving catch. In a way, he took over the inning," Boston manager John Farrell said. "He doesnt get hung up on moving to a position for the first time. He goes out and plays." Holt scored Bostons first run after he singled and then came in on an RBI double by Dustin Pedroia. Lester (8-7) needed 33 pitches to get out of the first inning on a hot, muggy night, then settled down and took a shutout into the sixth. He left with one out in the seventh after striking out six and holding the Twins to one run, four hits and a walk. Edward Mujica pitched the ninth and earned his second save. Phil Hughes (7-3) took the loss for the Twins, who have dropped four straight. The Red Sox have held Minnesota to one run and seven hits in the first two games of the series. Hughes gave up two runs and eight hits in eight innings and struck out six. "He did all he could do. He gave us a great opportunity to win. We just couldnt come up with enough big hits," manager Ron Gardenhire said. After Danny Santana opened the game with a single,, Lester retired 13 of the next 14 batters and didnt allow another hit until Kurt Suzuki singled with one out in the fifth. Minnesota cut it to 2-1 in the sixth when Santana led off with a double, moved to third on a bunt by Brian Dozier, and scored on Joe Mauers double. "We need to knock in some runs," Gardenhire said. "We need more of them." Pedroia nearly broke open the game on a fly ball to left that was inches short of a two-run homer. Instead, it was a single, and Pedroia was caught in a rundown. The play was reviewed for several minutes, and the call on the field stood. NOTES: Holt played centre field on Tuesday and has made starts in all three outfield positions, as well as first and third base. ... Lester struck out Eduardo Escobar in the fifth inning for his 1,342nd career strikeout, passing Cy Young for fourth place on Bostons career strikeout list. ... Lester threw nearly one-third of his 109 pitches in the first inning. ... Before the game, the Red Sox designated outfielder Grady Sizemore for assignment. Sizemore returned from injuries that sidelined him between September 2011 and this season. He hit .333 in spring training, but struggled lately. In 52 games, he hit .216 with two homers and 15 RBIs. ... Minnesota RF Oswaldo Arcia went 0-for-4 and is hitless in 20 at-bats. ... Minnesota RHP Kyle Gibson (6-5, 3.55) will face Boston RHP John Lackey (8-4, 3.24) in the finale of the three-game series on Wednesday afternoon. Nike Air Force 1 High Pas Cher .Y. -- When the New York Islanders lead was cut in half in the opening minute of the third period, the sense of impending doom began wafting through Nassau Coliseum. Air Force 1 Mid Pas Cher . With the Nets winning streak in jeopardy, Williams scored 23 points, 11 in the final six minutes, to lead Brooklyn to a 104-99 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night.Ottawa, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - John Klingberg snapped a tie in the latter stages of the third period before Trevor Daley and Jamie Benn added empty-net markers, and Dallas topped Ottawa by a 6-3 score on Thursday. Benn added a first-period goal, with Colton Sceviour and Ales Hemsky also lighting the lamp for the Stars, who put a two-game losing streak to rest. Kari Lehtonen provided a 25-save effort to back his offense. Mika Zibanejad, Bobby Ryan and Alex Chiasson scored once each for the Senators, who have lost seven of their last 10. Robin Lehner allowed four goals on 39 shots in the setback. Klingberg put the Stars back on top by a 4-3 count with 9:09 remaining. He poked the puck away from Ottawas Mike Hoffman inside his defensive zone, skated up the right wing before cutting in and beating Lehner to the short side. Lehner was summoned to the bench with over a minute to play, and though Tyler Seguin was caught hooking inside a minute left, Daley picked up the puck off a defensive-zone faceoff and sent the puck into the vacant cage only six seconds later. Air Force 1 Low Pas Cher . . Not to be outdone, Benn flipped the puck from behind his own goal line into the empty net at 19:33 to account for the three-goal margin. Only 26 seconds after Methot sat for holding, Benn put the Stars on the board. Goals 3:22 apart from Sceviour at even strength and Hemsky on the power play boosted Dallas to a 3-0 edge. Before the end of the period, Zibanejad (16:02) and Ryan (18:30 on a power play) cut the hosts deficit to one. Following a scoreless middle frame, Chiassons tip-in of a Kyle Turris chance pulled the Senators even at 2:45 of the third. Game Notes Stars center Jason Spezza returned to Ottawa for the first time since requesting a trade from the Senators last summer, picking up four shots on goal in 16:17 of ice time. Though he was booed the first time he touched the puck, the Canadian Tire Centre crowd cheered a tribute shown on the video board shortly after ... Daley added two assists to record a season high in points and his third multi-point effort of the year. ' ' '