Head of UK's Labour party in Scotland quits

The head of Britain`s opposition Labour party in Scotland has quit, unsettling the party in one of its heartlands ahead of national elections in May next year.

List of abandoned cricket tours
List of abandoned cricket tours

Friday`s dramatic announcement that the West Indies` tour of India was being cut short because of a pay dispute involving their players was not the first time a major international cricket series had come to an unexpected end.

Aston Villa's England midfielder Delph faces two months out
Aston Villa's England midfielder Delph faces two months out

Aston Villa and England midfielder Fabian Delph needs shoulder surgery after a training injury and could be out of action until the end of December, British media reported on Friday.

Sturgeon to become Scottish nationalist leader

Nicola Sturgeon will become the new leader of the pro-independence Scottish National Party -- and therefore Scotland`s first minister -- as she was the only candidate when nominations closed on Wednesday.

Group too tough to call, admits Scotland boss Gordon Strachan
Group too tough to call, admits Scotland boss Gordon Strachan

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan predicts Group D will go down to the wire after his side claimed a creditable 2-2 draw with Poland in Warsaw on Tuesday.

Euro 2016 qualifying: Poland's euphoria dampened by Scottish resistance
Euro 2016 qualifying: Poland's euphoria dampened by Scottish resistance

Poland`s fairytale triumph over Germany was quickly overtaken by a touch of anti-climax in Warsaw on Tuesday as they found themselves held to a 2-2 draw by Scotland in a pulsating Euro 2016 qualifier.

Daniel Vettori named in New Zealand squad for Scotland game
Daniel Vettori named in New Zealand squad for Scotland game

All-rounder Daniel Vettori has raised hopes of a full return to international cricket after being named in a 12-man squad for New Zealand`s one-dayer against Scotland on Wednesday.

Euro 2016 qualifying: Scotland full of self-belief ahead of Poland test
Euro 2016 qualifying: Scotland full of self-belief ahead of Poland test

Scott Brown says the Scotland squad is full of self-belief ahead of their crucial Euro 2016 qualifying match against Poland in Warsaw on Tuesday.

Georgia win best of my Scotland career: Gordon Strachan
Georgia win best of my Scotland career: Gordon Strachan

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan hailed Saturday`s 1-0 Euro 2016 qualifier win over Georgia as the best performance of his reign.

Ireland rout Gibraltar, Scotland edge Georgia
Ireland rout Gibraltar, Scotland edge Georgia

The Republic of Ireland and Scotland both won their Euro 2016 qualifiers on Saturday, but in markedly different fashion.

Euro 2016 qualifying: Scotland vs Georgia - Preview
Euro 2016 qualifying: Scotland vs Georgia - Preview

Scotland striker Steven Naismith says the emphasis will be on attack as his side prepare to take on Georgia in their European Championship Group D qualifying match at Ibrox.

UK oil rig evacuated over ship carrying radioactive waste

A ship carrying radioactive concrete that had to shut down its engine in the North Sea after its funnel caught fire was stable on Wednesday and being towed to the northeastern coast of Scotland, the British coastguard said.

Manchester United legend Bobby Charlton taken to hospital
Manchester United legend Bobby Charlton taken to hospital

Manchester United legend Bobby Charlton was taken to hospital on Thursday after complaining of stomach pains.

Shiv Kapur shoots two-under 70 at Dunhill Links golf
Shiv Kapur shoots two-under 70 at Dunhill Links golf

Indian pro Shiv Kapur shot a two-under-par 70 to be tied 33rd on day one of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, here.

Rory McIlroy wants to win Dunhill Links Championship for Dad
Rory McIlroy wants to win Dunhill Links Championship for Dad

Ryder Cup star Rory McIlroy hopes to cap an already stellar year by marking his father`s 55th birthday on Sunday with victory in the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.

Pak-origin Scot poster girl of terror in UK

A 20-year-old Pakistani-origin woman settled in Scotland has emerged as the poster girl of terror in the United Kingdom.

Catalonia referendum won't see light of day, says Spain PM
Catalonia referendum won't see light of day, says Spain PM

A Scottish-style independence referendum sought by Catalonia planned for Novemebr, has been suspended by Spain's Constitutional Court as Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy slammed the decree calling it an affront to the country's "sovereignty".

Jamie Donaldson savours Ryder Cup triumph
Jamie Donaldson savours Ryder Cup triumph

Jamie Donaldson was left reflecting on a "dream" Ryder Cup debut after starring in Europe`s victory.

McCoist slams Rangers defence after Hibs loss

Rangers manager Ally McCoist slammed his side`s shambolic defending after they slipped to a 3-1 home defeat by promotion challengers Hibernian on Monday.

Alex Ferguson plays down own role at Ryder Cup
Alex Ferguson plays down own role at Ryder Cup

Manchester United legend Alex Ferguson on Sunday played down his contribution to Europe`s success after watching the big win over the United States.