The Empire State Building towers above the skyline in New York. Photograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

New York’s most famous landmark, the Empire State Building, has set a headline for the commercial property sector worldwide by investing in energy eff(...)

Australia’s Michael Clarke sets the field during the third day of the third test match against South Africa. Photograph: Shaun Roy/Reuters

Australia took complete control of the deciding third test against South Africa on an elongated third day in Cape Town. Replying to Austr(...)

Australia’s Shaun Marsh plays a shot during the first day of their  Test match against South Africa in Centurion. Photograph: Reuters

Late call-up Shaun Marsh scored an unbeaten century in his first test in two years to lead a middle-order recovery as Australia closed at 297 f(...)

James Anderson of England bowls during Day Two of the fifth Ashes Test match against   Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground . Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images

England appeared to be heading towards an Ashes whitewash after another inadequate batting display as they closed Day Two of the final Test 311 runs b(...)

England captain Alastair Cook reacts after losing the Fourth Ashes Test. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Alastair Cook is determined to continue as England captain — even if he loses the Ashes 5-0 — until someone instructs him otherwise.Cook appeared shel(...)

Steve Smith and Mitchell Johnson of Australia walk off the ground at the end of day one of the third Ashes test in Perth. Photograph: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

As the ball softened during the afternoon and the temperature at the Waca rose to somewhere north of Mike Atherton’s batting average, Australia wrestl(...)

Australia’s Michael Clarke (left) hits a shot past England’s Ian Bell. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

A disciplined England attack shrugged off the challenge of a bland Adelaide Oval wicket to limit Australia to 273-5 and leave the second Ashes test de(...)

 Steve Smith takes a catch to dismiss England’s Matt Prior for a duck on day two of the first Ashes test. Photograph: Dave Hunt/EPA

Where to start with that then? Perhaps begin at the beginning, as Dylan Thomas would have it: England managed Llareggub on a brutal day that might jus(...)

England’s Stuart Broad waves at fans as he walks off the field at the end of the first day’s play. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

England paceman Stuart Broad ignored the jeers, chants and catcalls of a hostile Gabba crowd to take five wickets and leave Australia clinging on at 2(...)

Australia’s  Shane Watson celebrates his century during day one of the fifth   Ashes Test  at The Oval. Photograph:   Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

After a day dominated by Australia, and Shane Watson in particular, England might, not without foundation, be accused of hubris. In the buildup to the(...)