Rangers wins first Scottish Premiership title in 10 years
Rangers soccer fans celebrate outside the ground after their win in the Scottish Premiership match against St Mirren, at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday March 6, 2021. Some thousands of fans gathered outside the stadium celebrating the win against St. Mirren, putting them on the brink of securing the Scottish Premiership title. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)GLASGOW – Rangers won its first Scottish Premiership title in 10 years on Sunday to complete its recovery from financial implosion and being forced to start again in the fourth division. A world record 55th domestic league title — although some rivals will claim it is the reborn club's first — was sealed after Glasgow rival Celtic drew 0-0 with Dundee United. Gerrard came agonizingly close in 2014 to finally landing the one club prize that eluded him: The Premier League title.
Fernando Ricksen, former Rangers player, dies at age 43
(CNN) - Former Rangers player Fernando Ricksen has passed away at the age of 43 following a battle with motor neurone disease. Ricksen, who won 12 caps for the Dutch national team, had been battling the disease for six years after being diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in October 2013. The former defender spent six years at the Glasgow club, where he won the domestic cup double in 2002 and the treble in 2003. "It's very sad news for everyone connected with Rangers and, more importantly, his young family," Rangers coach Steven Gerrard told a news conference on Wednesday. "That sums up the character, the warrior type on the pitch and off the pitch.