Scottish nationalists are on course to make historic gains in Thursday`s general election and win unprecedented influence in Westminster, ironically energised by their defeat in last year`s independence referendum.
England captain Alastair Cook made his first test century in almost two years but lost his wicket in the final over of the day as the tourists ended the first day of the third test against West Indies on 240 for seven.
A team of researchers has shown that the chances of England experiencing record-breaking warm years, such as the one seen in 2014, are at least 13 times higher now as a result of anthropogenic climate change.
Australia have a huge hunger for an Ashes triumph in England, according to all rounder Shane Watson, while batsman Steve Smith believes this year`s series will not even be close if the tourists play to their potential.
It took Harry Kane four years to become an overnight sensation at Tottenham Hotspur in a season that began on the bench but is ending with a Young Player of the Year award as a full England international.
England`s Justin Rose held off a string of challengers with a clutch birdie-birdie finish to win his seventh PGA Tour title by one shot at the weather-disrupted Zurich Classic of New Orleans in Avondale, Louisiana on Sunday.