Defending champion Rangers held to 0-0 draw by St. Johnstone

Glasgow: Defending champion Rangers were held to 0-0 draw by St. Johnstone in the Scottish Premier League, allowing Glasgow rival Celtic to trim the gap to 10 points with a 2-0 win at Inverness.

Americans Carlos Bocanegra, Maurice Edu and Alejandro Bedoya in the starting lineup for Rangers (12-0-3), and Bocanegra was given a gift by the club before the game marking his 100th appearance for the U.S. national team last Tuesday.

Anthony Stokes scored second-half goals for visiting Celtic (9-3-2) against 10-man Inverness. Celtic could reduce Rangers` lead to seven points if it beats Dunfermline on Wednesday in its game in hand.

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