The draws for the  European Rugby Champions Cup and   Challenge Cup Pool Draws took place in Neuchatel. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ulster, beaten quarter-finalists last season and beaten finalists in 2011, have been handed a brutal draw in the newly styled Rugby Champions Cup pool(...)

Visitors talk near Paul Cezanne’s ‘Les Pommes,’ during a preview of Sotheby’s  Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale at Sotheby’s in New York. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

The first of New York’s famous spring auctions got off to a strong start with Sotheby’s solid sale of Impressionist and modern art last night t(...)