Just 14,000 fans turned up to see The Rugby Championship match between Australian and Argentina on the Gold Coast in Australia last weekend. Photograph: Matt Roberts/Getty Images

(...) plans to trial a referral system – à la cricket or tennis – from 2016, on top of a raft of experiments(...)

Katie Mae (9) and Ellie (7) O’Sullivan, from Kilmainham, Dublin. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

(...) we have financially.”In the coming weeks, Paula McGrath will also have to cover the cost of tennis(...)

‘In my day, during the era of post-punk experimentation, we at least made an effort to dress for the future. What about this lot? The matted jumpers. The shag-pile hair. The endless, endless variations on mountaineers’ beards. They look as if they’re preparing to go mackerel fishing with the makers of Man of Aran.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Wallace around pop-up shop-front bars decorated with old-lady furniture and table-tennis tables plucked(...)

A vintage poster for the film Sally’s Irish Rogue, the first film to be made at Ardmore Studios in Bray, Co Wicklow

Hotel, Bundoran, for golf, fishing, sea-bathing and tennis (€300-€500). A vintage advertisement from(...)

Employees of Japanese noodle maker Nissin Foods Holdings, which sponsors Kei Nishikori, watch the final of the US Open. Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters

(...) out there as a representative of Japan.”Tennis competes for attention in Japan with baseball, soccer(...)

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

(...) working hard, things are going to pay off.”Such signs have been scarce in this tennis era dominated by so(...)

Serena Williams of the US  poses with the championship trophy after defeating Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark to win the women’s final match of the 2014 US Open Tennis Championship at Flushing Meadows, New York, USA, yesterday. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

(...) one in women’s tennis you expect her to lose to when she steps on the court. “I just never could have(...)

 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(...)

Serena Williams poses with the trophy after after defeating Caroline Wozniacki  to win the women’s  US Open title in New York. Photograph:  Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Serena Williams rescued her season with a lopsided victory over Caroline Wozniacki to win her 18th Grand Slam title in a US Open final that flirted (...)

Lithuania (7.45) Ukraine v Slovakia GAA TG4, 8.30pm-9.30pm Highlights Championship 2014 TENNIS Sky(...)