Joel Makin bowed out of the El Gouna International in Egypt after a battle lasting more than an hour. The Haverfordwest-born player took world No 5 Paul Coll to a tie-break in the opening game of their third round which he led early on.
Alys Thomas added the 100m butterfly title to her 200m gold while Lewis Fraser broke the Welsh 50m butterfly record on a night when the promise of youth and the rewards that come from resilience were all on display as the British Swimming Championships concluded in Glasgow. While 28-year-old Thomas clinched her golden double an eye-opening meet concluded for 16-year-old Matt Richards who was seventh in the 200m freestyle, twice lowering the British Age Group record on the final day.
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.
Wales’ Olympic bronze medallist Laura Deas will be aiming for her first World Championship medal next month after being named in a six-strong British Skeleton squad for the season’s showpiece in Canada. Deas made Olympic history alongside Lizzy Yarnold in PyeongChang 12 months ago and will hope to be in... Read More
Cardiff Devils took Andrew Lord back to the late 1980s during their thrilling, but odd, Elite League ice hockey win against Coventry Blaze at the Viola Arena last night. Captain Jake Morissette scored a late shorthanded winner to hand Devils a 6-5 victory and head coach Lord said: “What a night! “It... Read More
Canadian forward Justin Faryna has left Cardiff Devils. The spark plug winger from Calgary, a hugely popular player among fans, was in tears when he told Devils team-mates that he was leaving. His departure has come as a massive shock to the Elite League champions, but they will move to bring in... Read More
Calgary-born forward Ryan Duncan and his Red Bull Salzburg team with launch their fifth Champions Hockey League season in Cardiff Bay, South Wales on Thursday evening. Salzburg take on Elite League champions Cardiff Devils in Cardiff Bay and the experienced Duncan says: “Champions League Hockey is always something special. “Few teams take... Read More
Cardiff Devils have revealed four new signings during their Calgary summit. Winger Mike Hedden is the first new player added to the Devils ranks, while Welshman Matthew Myers, Justin Faryna and Layne Ulmer are returning to the club. Canadians Faryna and Ulmer joined head coach Andrew Lord, managing director Todd Kelman and... Read More
Cardiff Devils hold their fourth annual Calgary summit on Sunday. Head coach Andrew Lord and managing director Todd Kelman are meeting up with owners Steve King, Kelly Hughes, Brian Parker and Craig Shoshtak. The group will announce four more signings live from the summit at 10pm on Sunday (UK Time, 3pm Calgary... Read More