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.
Cardiff Devils go into the first of five crunch Elite League fixtures against Belfast Giants in Northern Ireland this evening (Sunday, 5pm). It’s the Elite League leaders Giants against a Devils team aiming to be crowned champions for a third successive season. They have met once this season with Belfast winning by... 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
Former Cardiff Devils defenceman Mark Smith is the new coach for National Ice Hockey League club Cardiff Fire. Canadian Smith, whose brother Kenton also played for Devils, takes charge for this Saturday’s NIHL home match against Romford Raiders at the Viola Arena in Cardiff Bay (6.30pm). Fire’s director of hockey Mark Cuddihy... Read More
Charles Linglet led the Cardiff Devils charge in their 3-2 win against Fife Flyers at the Viola Arena in Cardiff Bay. Head coach Andrew Lord was far from happy with the closing minutes when Flyers scored twice, including a shorthanded goal, but the reigning Elite League champions held on. That left the... Read More
Elinor Barker stormed to a gold medal at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Canada. The Welsh flier was part of the winning Great Britain squad in the women’s team pursuit in Ontario, alongside Laura Kenny, Katie Archibald and Ellie Dickinson. It came after a week after 24-year-old Barker’s... Read More
Wales Women have been given autumn fixtures aimed at linking with the men’s national team matches in November. The women will play South Africa, Hong Kong and Canada on successive weekends at Cardiff Arms Park as they host three autumn Tests for the first time. The idea is that fans... Read More