Tesni Evans fended off a fightback from Hollie Naughton to reach the third round of the El Gouna International in Egypt. The 26-year-old took the first two games 11-9, 11-8 and looked set for a comfortable victory against the unseeded Canadian.
Leandro Bacuna insists Cardiff City have what Aston Villa lacked three years ago – the unity to stay in the Premier League. The Bluebirds midfielder – who could replace Aron Gunnarssson against Liverpool today – was part of the Villa squad that crashed out of the top level in 2016. It was a divided dressing room, he says, full of finger-pointing accusations among players against a chaotic backdrop of four different managers in the same season.
Mark Williams launched a scathing attack on 'pathetic' World Snooker chiefs after they allegedly denied his son access to his dressing room before his first round victory in Sheffield. The 44-year-old saw off England's Martin Gould 10-7 at the Crucible Theatre to begin his bid for a fourth title.
Georgia Davies tried to find some hope in disappointment after she responded to her failure to qualify for the World Championships in South Korea by winning gold in the 50m backstroke at the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow. Davies did not attempt to hide her devastation after she failed to make the selection time in the 100m backstroke on the second night at Tollcross International Swimming Centre.
It’s hard to deny that it’s been an underwhelming season for Bala Town, particularly in the second-half of their campaign where until yesterday they had managed just a single victory in Phase 2. Mike Hayes’ second-half winner coupled with a Chris Venables brace might just be the platform the Lakesiders so desperately need to launch their play-off campaign. Bala have not been the competitive outfit that we’ve come to expect in recent campaigns and this season the club are at real risk of missing out on European qualification for the first time in five seasons – a scenario which could make a significant impact on the club’s budget moving forward.
Joel Makin will face No 7 seed Paul Coll after reaching the third round of the El Gouna International in Egypt. The 24-year-old, who had a first round bye, came through his second round tie with local player Mazen Hesham to earn the right to face the New Zealander.
Undefeated Swansea boxer Jay Harris will face world title challenger Angel Moreno for the vacant European Boxing Union flyweight title at Cardiff’s Vale Sports Arena on June 1. The Swansea fighter (15-0-KO8) has already won the Commonwealth crown and will be looking to add another major belt to his collection... Read More
Chris Jenkins will probably have to pinch himself when he reflects on what he did on Friday night at the Royal Albert Hall in becoming only the seventh Welsh boxer to win the British welterweight title. Some of the greatest names in Welsh boxing history have won the title in... Read More
A packed Vale Sports Arena in Cardiff witnessed a spectacular night of boxing to celebrate St David's Day. The main event of the MTK Global show saw Gloucester's Akeem Ennis Brown retain his IBF European super-lightweight title with a unanimous victory over Rochdale's Bilal Rehman. But the stacked undercard - broadcast live... Read More
Cardiff hosts a St David’s Day showcase of rising Welsh boxing talent at the Vale Sports Arena this Friday night. The main event may be Gloucester’s Akeem Ennis Brown defending his IBF European super-lightweight title against Bilal Rehman, of Rochdale, but the 11-bout undercard is full of exciting young home-grown... Read More
Lee Selby insists he can become world champion again despite problems suffered when he moved up two weight divisions for the first time at the weekend. The former world featherweight champion had to overcome cuts above both eyes before outpointing Omar Douglas in his first bout at lightweight at the... Read More