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    Former Celtic boss Neil Lennon says Rangers promotion to the Premiership will provide a boost for Scottish football. Cheap NBA Jerseys . Rangers added the Championship title to their two other lower league trophies on Tuesday, when Mark Warburtons side beat Dumbarton 1-0 at Ibrox.The promotion to join Scotlands elite clubs from next season comes almost four years after Charles Green bought the assets of Rangers after they were consigned to liquidation amid a financial meltdown. Although Rangers were unable to emulate Gretnas rise through the Scottish league system in successive seasons, they have made it out of the Championship at the second attempt and Warburton and his assistant Davie Weir now have the opportunity to win the Petrofac Training Cup for the first time when Rangers play Peterhead this weekend.Rangers will bring a sizeable support with them into the top-flight next season and Lennon believes some Celtic fans will relish the opportunity to play the Glasgow rivals on a regular basis. Celtic have their old enemy back, according to Lennon who won three Premier League titles at Parkhead Lennon told Sky Sports News HQ: I think it will be a good selling point for the game in Scotland again. I think it has been a hard sell in terms of TV rights and it will bring more money into the game for sure.From Rangers point of view its an opportunity to build now on the platform that Mark and Davie have created there, and for Celtic they are going to have the old enemy back.At least four games to look forward to for everyone and it whets the appetite again. I think its really good for the game.Ronny Deila, who succeeded Lennon at Celtic Park, says Rangers are where they deserve to be.Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ following his sides 0-0 draw at Dundee, a result which lifted the Hoops five points clear at the top of the Premiership table, he said: They have shown that they are the best team in the Championship and of course we are ready to take them on next year. Asked if their promotion to the top flight was a good thing for Scottish football, the Norwegian added: They are a big club and when they are good enough thats a positive thing.Rangers will get their first chance to test themselves against the Scottish Premiership leaders when they clash in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden on Sunday, April 17, live on Sky Sports.  Also See: Scottish Championship video Fixtures Table Live on Sky Get Sky Sports Cheap Nuggets Jerseys China . -- James Young couldnt wait to apply those tweaks to his jump shot, and the first one he made against UT Arlington told him it could be a good night. Cheap Nuggets Jerseys Authentic . 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It is shorthand for Philadelphia as much as the Liberty Bell or Benjamin Franklin.Anytime we are speaking to overseas visitors ... the conversation always turns, at some point, to `Rocky, said Julie Coker Graham, president of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau. They ask, `Have you met Rocky? A lot of them think its an actual, real-life person.On the films 40th anniversary, a few reasons for its enduring legacy:---LOVABLE UNDERDOGWritten by Stallone in three days, fans fell hard for the ballad of Rocky Balboa. For the uninitiated (SPOILER ALERT): The small-time boxer from the heavily Italian neighborhood of South Philly stumbles into a bout with the heavyweight champion of the world, Apollo Creed, fighting in the city to celebrate Americas bicentennial. To get him into fighting shape, Rocky (played by Stallone) is trained by the peppery Mickey Goldmill (Burgess Meredith), whose many one-liners make him a frequent scene stealer. Rocky also finds love in the film with sheepish neighborhood pet store clerk, Adrian (Talia Shire). Though he ultimately loses the fight, Rocky proves himself and wins Adrians heart, making him the winner of much more than a title.The film itself was a long shot, made on a budget of only $1 million and shot in 28 days, with a largely unknown cast, including Stallone himself. And it was shot in working-class Philadelphia, a city that -- despite its roots as the crucible of freedom -- had long had a chip on its shoulder as second-tier as compared to more cultured East Coast metropolises like New York and Boston. (It is worth noting that the film had its premiere in New York.)---CHEERS FOR ROCKYWhat the movie lacked in beauty, it made up for in heart, something that resonated with audiences worldwide. The film was the highest-grossing of the year, earning $117 million at the North American box office and another $107 million overseas. 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Its current home is just to the right of the steps and is a selfie stop for visitors.---ROCKYS NEXT CHAPTERThe original movie was followed by six sequels. In 2015, Rocky was reborn in Creed, the story of Adonis Creed, the son of his nemesis-turned-best friend, Apollo. An aging and dying Rocky trains Adonis for a brawl not unlike the grizzled boxers first fight nearly two generations earlier. The New York Times reviewed it as a dandy piece of entertainment, soothingly old-fashioned and bracingly up-to-date. Cheap NFL Gear Wholesale Black NFL Jerseys Stitched NFL JerseysChina Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Wholesale China Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2019 ' ' '