Hurricane-force winds and tidal surges kill at least seven people in northern Europe, flood parts of Hamburg and leave thousands without power.
England drop out of the top 10 in November's Fifa world rankings, moving down three places to 13th, but Scotland climb to 33rd.
Brighton & Hove Albion captain Gordon Greer sets his sights on more international caps for Scotland after a belated debut.
Scotland manager Gordon Strachan says he does not want to be drawn against Norway in the Euro 2016 qualifiers.
Scotland emerge from their final match of the year with a narrow and somewhat ill-deserved 1-0 victory over Norway.
Russell Martin credits a growing team spirit and attention to detail for Scotland's recent revival under Gordon Strachan.
Ross McCormack and Matt Gilks pull out of the Scotland squad for Tuesday's friendly against Norway.
Kris Boyd wants to prove his worth after being called into the Scotland squad along with Stuart Armstrong.
Steven Fletcher and Charlie Mulgrew withdraw from the Scotland squad ahead of Tuesday's friendly in Norway.
US coach Jurgen Klinsmann praises Scotland's improvement under Gordon Strachan after Friday's 0-0 draw between the sides.
Scotland manager Gordon Strachan will re-jig his side for Tuesday's friendly with Norway after they draw 0-0 with the US.
Scotland play out a goalless draw with USA in the last match at Hampden before the Commonwealth Games.
Scotland suffer a blow to their European Under-21 Championship qualification hopes with a draw at home to Georgia.
Tim Howard hopes to silence Everton team-mate Steven Naismith when the goalkeeper captains USA against Scotland.
Scotland's Gordon Strachan is poised to give less-established players a chance to impress against USA and Norway.
Scotland must do well in friendlies to maintain momentum ahead of Euro 2016 qualifying, says forward Steven Naismith.
DaMarcus Beasley expects a full-blooded affair when his USA side take on Scotland at Hampden on Friday.
Former Rangers players DaMarcus Beasley and Alejandro Bedoya are part of USA squad to face Scotland.
Kilmarnock's Chris Johnston is called up to the Scotland Under 21 squad for Thursday's Euro 2015 qualifier against Georgia.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon warns that winger James Forrest may miss Scotland's friendlies against USA and Norway.