Joe Root proved many sound judges right yesterday with a composed half-century on his Test debut for England.
FIFE Flyers defenceman Derek Keller was last night voted player of the week in the Elite League.
WBO LIGHTWEIGHT boxing champion Ricky Burns will return to the ring next month after failing to secure a replacement for his scheduled defence on Saturday, according to promoter Frank Warren.
Steven Finn had to miss England net practice yesterday with a disc strain in his lower back and is doubtful for the fourth Test against India today.
SHAUN MURPHY shattered the teenage dreams of Luca Brecel as he survived a nerve-wracking quarter-final with snooker’s new young star at the williamhill.com UK Championship.
Alastair Cook barely broke sweat again as he became England’s all-time leading Test cricket centurion and gave Nick Compton all the confidence he needs as his new opening partner too.
While the whole nation was rooting for Andy Murray to rewrite the history books, nowhere outside of Wimbledon's Centre Court was the atmosphere more tense than in his home town of Dunblane.