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.
Rhiwbina Squash Club are aiming for double title glory in two major tournaments to be held on Cardiff. Peter Creed, the Rhiwbina player ranked 63 in the World, is number three seed for the PSA Welsh Open art his home club, while Simon Dews will defend his Ross Scaccia Open title... Read More
Wales have stormed into the European Under-19 Squash Championship quarter-finals following wins against Norway and Denmark. Lewis Poole and Srikar Mummidi won both of their matches to clinch 2-1 wins against both countries, while Ciara Richards Aberdare’s Richards, an 18-year-old ranked 185 in the World, fought two incredibly close and tenacious matches. Richards... Read More
Welshman Elliott Morris Devred, who plays out of Cardiff Squash Club, has been drawn against Pakistan’s Syed Ali Mujtaba Shah Bokhari in the PSA Welsh Open. Birmingham-born Morris Devred, who lives in Barry, will take on Bokhari in the first round of the $11,000 Professional Squash Association Challenger 10 tournament at... Read More
Spain’s Edmon Lopez, who plays Premier League squash for Welsh Wizards, is intent on earning professional success in South Wales. Lopez, aged 22, is second seed for the Welsh Open Championships at Rhiwbina Squash Club in Cardiff. Predicted seedings were altered when new World rankings were issued with England’s Richie Fallows, ranked... Read More