LONDON -- Rickie Lambert made a goal-scoring England debut at the age of 31 on Wednesday, clinching a 3-2 victory over Scotland as international footballs oldest rivals met for the first time in 14 years. After England twice came from behind through Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck, Lambert produced the winner in the 70th minute, powering a header into the net four minutes after coming off the bench. "Thats what Ive been dreaming of probably all my life," Lambert said. "It means so much." The striker was called up for the first time by coach Roy Hodgson after the former beetroot factory worker capped his rise from the fourth tier to the Premier League by scoring 15 goals for Southampton last season. The goal spared England from being humbled by its neighbour in the 111th match between the sides after James Morrison and then Kenny Miller put Scotland in front. "We made life difficult for ourselves by conceding twice ... but its very satisfying to win a game like this," Hodgson said. "And even more satisfying when you get a fairytale story like (Lambert) ... hes technically a very good player and has great composure in front of goal." Yet, concerns will linger for Hodgson about the goals conceded -- the first time after goalkeeper Joe Harts blunder -- with key World Cup qualifiers coming up. England is second in its World Cup qualifying group, two points behind Montenegro with five games remaining. In September, England hosts Moldova before travelling to Ukraine. While England is in the hunt still for a spot in Brazil next year, Scotland is already out of the running to qualify for its first major tournament since 1998. Despite Scotland being ranked 36 spots below England in 50th place, that gulf wasnt always evident on the Wembley Stadium pitch as the hosts relied on a newcomer to recover the victory in a game that was a friendly in name only. "Weve come here and put on a decent performance, got two goals at Wembley," Miller said. "But unfortunately it wasnt enough to get anything." Lambert was brought off the bench to replace Wayne Rooney, who played despite being missing all of Manchester Uniteds official pre-season games and Sundays Community Shield with injuries that coincided with his failed bid to leave the Premier League champions. Although Rooney managed to get through 66 minutes he lacked match fitness and only came close to scoring in the opening minutes when he made a weak connection with Leighton Baines cross. The one position on the pitch England appeared to have resolved was between the posts, but goalkeeper Joe Hart has started to show signs of weakness in the last year and was left red-faced in the 11th minute. A corner was only half-cleared by Walcott and Morrison sent in a powerful shot that Hart let go under him after attempting to block it with his body. It took England until the 29th minute to level, with Walcott racing forward to connect with Tom Cleverleys through ball to score his first international goal at the national stadium. England, though, was sloppy at times and the complacency was exposed inside four minutes of the second half. Alan Hutton crossed from the right and Miller brought the ball down with his chest, and was left in space by Gary Cahill to lash the ball into the net on the turn. England, though, managed a quick response in the 53rd. Captain Steven Gerrard sent a free kick into the penalty area and Welbeck rose between two defenders and planted a downward header into the net. The game was livening up. Walcott and Robert Snodgrass squared up to each other, with the pushing and shoving seeing both players booked. But it was never heated in the stands as fans between the two traditional rivals stayed calm, and the authorities will be relieved that there was no evident crowd trouble. It was the rampant hooliganism in the 1980s that led to the annual matches between the cross-border rivals being cancelled in 1989, having first met in 1872. But this relatively tranquil night in the Wembley rain will be remembered for the moment Lambert rose to meet Baines corner just a couple of minutes into his first England appearance. "I was trying to play it cool as if it wasnt bothering me but deep down I wanted to scream," the former Blackpool, Macclesfield, Stockport, Rochdale and Bristol Rovers player said. "It was brilliant." Nike Vapormax Plus Womens . President of baseball operations Larry Beinfest was fired Friday after 12 years with the Marlins. The move came as the team neared the end of its third consecutive last-place season in the NL East. Nike Vapormax Plus White . Fellow centre Pavel Datsyuk remains out because of a concussion. 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FORT WORTH, Texas -- Chris Washburn and the TCU Horned Frogs passed their post-exams test on the court.Washburn had 15 points and nine rebounds in only 11 minutes, leading four TCU players scoring in double figures, and the Frogs beat Texas Southern 96-59 on Sunday night in their first game in eight days.You never know how you are going to play coming out of finals. It was great, first-year Frogs coach Jamie Dixon said. The main thing is that we were unselfish. ... We just kept passing and finding the open guy.Alex Robinson added 13 points, while Jaylen Fisher and Kenrich Williams each had 12 for the Horned Frogs (10-1). The only better start in school history was 13-0 two seasons ago, and they were also 10-1 in 1997-98 -- the last time they went to the NCAA Tournament.Ask if the game felt as easy as it looked, Williams said it did because the Frogs played great team ball against the Tigers (4-8) after practicing hard the last five days.Our practices are sometimes much harder than the games, Washburn said. We foul each other in practices and do everything to make the games easier.Demontrae Jefferson had 15 points and Jalan McCloud 13 for the Tigers, who played the 12th of 16 consecutive road games to start the season. They lost for the second time in a span of about 24 hours, after an 88-80 loss at LSU on Saturday night.Texas Southerns only lead came when Derrick Griffin scored the first basket of the game.TCU took the lead for good with an 8-0 run in a 35-second span soon after that. After JD Miller hit a 3-pointer, Fisher had a steal that became a breakaway layup for Williams. Fisher then followed a Texas Southern miss with a fast-break 3-pointer for an 8-2 lead.Fisher opened the second half with a 3-pointer, starting an 11-2 run tthat made it 51-28.ddddddddddddIG PICTURETexas Southern: The Tigers seem tired after their fourth game in nine days, including lopsided losses to No. 11 Louisville and No. 25 Cincinnati. Plus, they were coming off the loss at LSU, when Texas Southern trailed by only one with a minute to play. The first half ended with Jefferson missing a breakaway layup.TCU: The Frogs seemed relaxed and effectively took care of business. They shot 53 percent (36 of 68) from the field and had a 50-27 rebounding margin. There were 12 players who played at least 10 minutes, two more played six apiece and no one played more than Robinsons 24 minutes. All 14 players dressed out got into the game played at least 6 minutes.SOME NUMBERS:Washburn was 5-of-8 shooting from the field, and made 5 of 6 free throws. ... TCU had season highs for total rebounds (50), offensive rebounds (17) and defensive boards (33). ... The 96 points by the Frogs marked their second-highest scoring game this season. They scored 98 against Alabama State. ... Fisher, a true freshman has scored in double figures the past six games. ... Robinson had five assists, his fifth straight game with at least five.UP NEXTTexas Southern plays its final non-conference game of the regular season Wednesday at fourth-ranked Baylor. The Tigers then play their first three SWAC games on the road, starting Jan. 2 at Alcorn State.TCU hosts Bradley on Wednesday in its last game before Big 12 play. The Horned Frogs are home for their conference opener Dec. 30 against third-ranked Kansas.---More AP college basketball: www.collegebasketball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 . ' ' '