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.
Neil Robertson reckons his Welsh Open triumph will be ideal preparation as he looks to regain the world crown from Mark Williams. The Aussie got his hands on the Ray Reardon trophy after fending off Stuart Bingham's fight-back in Cardiff, winning 9-7. And already his thoughts are turning to Sheffield in... Read More
Australian Neil Robertson described his ManBetX Welsh Open success as an 'amazing achievement’ after his 9-7 victory in the final. Robertson defeated Stuart Bingham, from Essex, in the final at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena to win the £70,000 prize money and lift the Ray Reardon Trophy. “It feels incredible to win,” said Robertson.... Read More
Australian Neil Robertson starts the second session of the ManBetX Welsh Open Snooker Championship final holding a 5-3 lead. Robertson has the advantage in the clash with Stuart Bingham with the winner receiving £70,000 prize money and the Ray Reardon Trophy. Both finalists are former Welsh Open and World Open champions. Bingham had... Read More
Former World Champions Neil Robertson and Stuart Bingham face each other in the 2019 ManBetX Welsh Open final at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff. Australian Robertson, ranked 10 in the World, powered to a 6-0 semi-final win against Iran's Hossein Vafaei during the evening match and stayed on course for the... Read More
Former World champion Stuart Bingham, from Basildon in Essex, has been a ton-up success at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff. Bingham secured a place in the ManBetX Welsh Open Championship final thanks to a 6-2 win against 23-year-old professional snooker rookie Joe O’Connor. It was a scrappy semi-final over the first couple... Read More