Munster’s Sean Dougall is tackled by Rhys before Paul O’Connell and Denis Hurley arrive to give a helping hand. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 14 Ospreys 19 Tonight’s defeat, their second in four games this season, leaves Munster at sixth in the Pro12 table, a point below next (...)

Munster’s Ian Keatley tackled by Dragons’ Cory Hill  and  Owen Evans. Photograph: Huw Evans/Inpho

Dragons 14 Munster 18 Munster retained top spot in the RaboDirect Pro12 but only after Ian Keatley’s boot compensated for a scrappy display against Ne(...)

Leinster’s Andrew Goodman: set to make his seasonal bow. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor could be forgiven if he indulged in a quick headcount to establish if he had enough players for Friday night’s RaboDirect(...)

Prop James Cronin scores Munster’s first try during the  RaboDirect Pro12 game against  Newport Gwent Dragons at Musgrave Park in Cork. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 23 Dragons 9: Paul O’Connell made a successful return in Munster’s workmanlike RaboDirect Pro12 win over the Newport Gwent Dragons at Musgrave(...)

Roger Federer of Switzerland waves to the crowd after being defeated by Tommy Robredo of Spain in the fourth round of the men’s singles at the 2013 US Open. Photograph: Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

A dejected Roger Federer admitted he self-destructed as his decline continued with a straight-sets defeat by Tommy Robredo in the fourth round of the (...)

Roger Federer of Switzerland chases down a backhand to Adrian Mannarino of France at the US Open tennis championships in New York. Photograph:  Adam Hunger/Reuters

Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal remained on course for a tantalising first ever collision at the US Open after demolishing their opposition at Flushing (...)

Dan Evans of Great Britain signs autographs for fans after winning his men’s singles second round match against Bernard Tomic of Australia at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre in New York. Photograph: Dan Istitene/Getty Images

All of a sudden, there are no limits to Dan Evans’s dreaming. As he was leaving the boutique surroundings of Court 17 at Flushing Meadows, having crus(...)

Serena Williams serves during her first-round women’s singles match against Francesca Schiavone. Williams defeated Schiavone 6-0, 6-1. Photograph: Uli Seit/The New York Times

Rafa Nadal made an ominous return to the US Open last night while the sister act of Serena and Venus Williams shared the spotlight as the last grand s(...)