Voters turn up to vote at Notre Dame primary school polling station in Glasgow. The people of Scotland are deciding the fate of their country in a referendum too close to call. A Yes vote would see the break-up of the United Kingdom, and Scotland would emerge as an independent country. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Deji Soboyede, a Yes campaigner, stood outside the polling station at the Springburn Academy in Glasgow yesterday morning, confident of swaying one la(...)

He’s British when he wins and Scottish when he loses, but on the day of the Scottish independence referendum, it appears tennis star Andy Murray is in(...)

A fan reacts as Marin Cilic  plays against Kei Nishikori of Japan during their men’s singles final match at the US Open. Photo: Jaime L Mikle/Getty Images

After the worry and the wait; after other years’ nerves and last year’s bitterness, it suddenly looked easy for Marin Cilic. Tomas Berdych in the US (...)

 Kei Nishikori of Japan returns a shot against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their men’s singles semi-final  at the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center,  New York City. Photograph: Mike Stobe/Getty Images

There is no obvious tennis reason for Michael Chang to be advising Kei Nishikori, apart from their sharing winged feet, but helping him to the US Open(...)

Croatia’s Marin Cilic  celebrates after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland during their men’s singles semi-final at the   US Open in  New York. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

The draw to another Grand Slam title, the 18th he has been targeting since winning Wimbledon in 2012, had never looked more inviting for Roger Federer(...)

 Novak Djokovic  celebrates after defeating Andy Murray  in their men’s singles quarter-final  at t Flushing Meadow. Photograph: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Andy Murray blasted forehands as he had perhaps never blasted forehands before. He played with fire and conviction, but there has rarely been a tennis(...)

Jo-Wilifried Tsonga reacts after defeating Pablo Carreno Busta during the third round of the US Open on Saturday. He faces Andy Murray. Photograph: AP Photo/Kathy Willens

Caroline Wozniacki showed she is back as a force in women’s tennis by stunning Maria Sharapova to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open. The popular(...)

James McGee in action against Aleksandr Nedovyesov of Kazakhstan in the US Open. Photograph: Mike Frey/Inpho

In Irish tennis it has always taken an adventurer, someone single minded, with a pioneering spirit to make the hard yards. Conor Niland was the first (...)

Novak Djokovic  chases down a shot during a second round match in the Arthur Ashe Stadium. Barton Silverman/The New York Times

World number one Novak Djokovic barely worked up a good sweat on another sizzling day at the US Open as he strolled past Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-1 6-3 6(...)

 Heather Watson of Great Britain returns a shot against Sorana Cirstea of Romania during their women’s singles first round match on Day Two of the US Open. Photograph:  Julian Finney/Getty Images

Heather Watson was blown away by Romania’s Sorana Cirstea in the first round of the US Open. Nothing went right for the British number one, who won ju(...)