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.
Cardiff Devils 2, Guildford Flames 0 Goalie Ben Bowns kept a third shutout in four Elite League matches as Cardiff Devils stayed on course to win the Elite League ice hockey title. They have seven fixtures to play in the regular season and are four points ahead of Belfast Giants. Both teams have... Read More
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
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
Ben Blood has thanked the ‘awesome’ Cardiff Devils fans during the build-up towards their opening Elite League home match against Nottingham Panthers this Saturday. Panthers have opened their campaign with three successive wins, beating bitter rivals Sheffield Steelers 5-2, and come to Cardiff in confident mood. Captain Jake Morissette and his Devils... Read More
Red Bull Salzburg said thanks to Austrian international goaltender Lukas Herzog after their 5-2 Champions Hockey League win against Cardiff Devils at Ice Arena Wales. Captain Jake Morissette and his Devils blitzed Salzburg for almost two periods, could easily have won the group clash and stayed a big recovery from 4-0... 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