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.
Can netball challenge the established order of football and rugby in the Rhondda? It seems Rhondda Netball think so and the numbers of girls packed into clubs like Tonypandy would suggest the challenge is real. Graham Thomas went to find out. It’s Wednesday evening in Tonypandy and the Sky has fallen... Read More
Celtic Dragons are preparing for an Easter weekend double when they have two Vitality Netball Superleague matches on successive days. The Superleague teams are split between two venues with Dragons playing in Coventry - against Saracens Mavericks on Saturday and Wasps the following afternoon. Britain’s leading netball teams and players take to... Read More
Cardiff Dragons are focused on their Wales v Scotland netball clash at Cardiff Met University next Saturday. Glasgow-based Strathclyde Sirens are visitors to South Wales, the second time Dragons have played a Vitality Superleague fixture at their training headquarters. The match has been dubbed ‘Celtic Clash II’ and head coach Tania Hoffman... Read More
Celtic Dragons will have a huge hole to fill next season after Kyra Jones announced she will be retiring from Vitality Superleague action next month. A veteran of more than 150 Superleague matches, as well as more than 50 Welsh caps, the 33-year-old Aussie-born centre has been one the heartbeat... Read More
What’s that lighting up the night skies in the Valleys? Probably a Rhondda Rocket, who are scorching towards the title in the A470 netball league – and blazing a trail for others to follow behind as Graham Thomas discovered. Rhondda Rockets are powering towards their first title as they bid... Read More
Celtic Dragons have switched their netball Superleague fixture against Strathclyde Sirens to Cardiff Met University. Captain Nia Jones and her Dragons usually play at the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff, but they will take on Glasgow-based Sirens at the Cyncoed Campus. The change of venue means additional tickets are available for... Read More