Joel Makin cruelly missed out on a glorious chance for one of the biggest wins of his career after suffering an ankle injury in the Tournament of Champions in New York. The Haverfordwest-born player was leading Egypt's world No 5 Karim Abdel Gawad by two sets to nil and was 4-3 in the third when he pulled up in pain in his second round match.
Oli McBurnie is set to return for Swansea City at home to Sheffield United this weekend after recovering from the illness that forced him to miss their last two games. The Swans striker sat out the FA Cup victory at Aston Villa as well as the draw at Preston, but manager Graham Potter believes his leading scorer is sharp enough again to face the Blades. "With Oli it is one of those things where he was ill last week, a bit low, and then he has picked something else up,” said Potter.
Newport County are to help their fans with the long trip to Middlesbrough in the FA Cup by paying half their costs. The gesture is a thank you by the club for their supporters’ role in their giant-killing run that has taken them through to the fourth round. Manager Mike Flynn and his team earned a stunning 2-1 victory over Leicester City in the third round before being handed a fourth round trip to the Riverside Stadium on January 26.
Tesni Evans hopes to play her part in bringing New Yorkers to a standstill when she plays her first match at the JP Morgan Tournament of Champions this weekend. The Welsh No.1 – who broke into the world’s top 10 on the back of stunning performances in America last year – rates the event as one of the sport’s best due to its iconic location. Imagine a glass squash court dropped into the main passenger concourse at Waterloo train station during rush hour and you get an idea of the impact made by hosting the championship at New York’s Grand Central Terminal.
Josh Adams has been ruled out of a comeback this weekend as the Wales wing battles for fitness ahead of the Six Nations. The Worcester Warriors star has not played since injuring his hamstring last month and the club have warned that any setback now could lead to another six to eight weeks on the sidelines. That would be another significant blow for Wales who are already without Leigh Halfpenny for an unspecified further period as he tries to overcome the effects of concussion.
Neil Warnock and his coaching staff have been flying around Europe on scouting missions in search of a striker to lead the Bluebirds attack. But he still believes that Cardiff City forward Kenneth Zohore could prove to the the answer. Warnock has been to Nantes, France plus at least one other match,... Read More
More than 300 Cardiff Devils fans are following their team on a European ice hockey mission to Austria and Switzerland. Captain Jake Morissette and his team fly out from Heathrow today for Champions Hockey League clashes with Red Bull Salzburg on Thursday and SC Bern this weekend. Club owners Steve King and... Read More
Canadian defenceman Brent Regner admits he faces a big test when he faces Cardiff Devils at Ice Arena Wales on Thursday. Elite League champions Devils are geared up for a double Champions League challenge, playing Red Bull Salzburg in Cardiff Bay before taking on Swiss giants SC Bern at home on... Read More
Andrew Lord has been granted his wish to go Swedish with Cardiff Devils during the Champions Hockey League - and the draw brings back big memories. Swedish club Vaxjo Lakers, beaten 5-1 at Ice Arena Wales in the group stages last season, go head-to-head with the Devils again. Lord had said before... Read More