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.
Gleason Fournier, arguably the best skater in Elite League ice hockey, is enjoying the most successful season of his career. Flying ‘Fourns’ has already set a professional career high of 47 points and there are still almost three months left in the 2018-19 campaign. He is the highest ranked defenceman on the... Read More
Bluebirds past, present and future - a weekly new Dai-Sport football column by Terry Phillips Past . . . . Neil Warnock takes his Bluebirds to St James Park, Newcastle this Saturday for a crunch Premier League clash. Former City manager Jimmy Scoular led the Magpies to FA Cup success in 1955, beating... Read More
Dai Sport journalist Terry Phillips launches his new, weekly ice hockey column today - an off-beat look at the sport in Cardiff and beyond. Former Cardiff Devils defenceman Rick Strachan has been appointed Nottingham Panthers coach following the departure of Rich Chernomaz. Panthers dismissed Canadian head coach Rich Chernomaz, who replaced Corey... Read More
Andrew Lord praised the ‘unbelievable character’ of his Cardiff Devils team after their 5-4 win against Nottingham Panthers at the Viola Arena. Devils stormed back from 4-2 down to win in overtime and said: “It was a great win. Unbelievable character. “This was extra special. Maybe we weren’t at our best, but... Read More
Swindon Wildcats 0, Cardiff Fire 6 Tamas Elias, a 23-year-old forward born in Hungary, led Cardiff Fire to a convincing away win in the National Ice Hockey League. Elias, who is in his sixth season playing ice hockey in Cardiff, netted two goals and added an assist for Fire. Iwan Davies (2+0), Jackson... Read More
Cardiff Devils 5, Nottingham Panthers 4 After overtime The GOAT struck gold and left Nottingham Panthers stunned at the Viola Arena in Cardiff Bay. Joey Martin - nicknamed the Greatest Of All Time among Devils fans - struck with an overtime winner to leave Panthers down and out. Devils earned a seventh successive Elite... Read More