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.
Graham Potter is loving joining the 'lunatics' and getting involved in the hurly burly of the Christmas fixture bonanza. The Swansea City boss has for the past few years been able to put his feet up with the family at this time of year as the Swedish league had already... Read More
Paul Clement returns to Swansea City on Saturday with an appreciative thumbs-up from a player who will try and ruin his day. The former Swans manager brings his Reading side to the Liberty Stadium 10 months after he was sacked in a gamble that eventually backfired and led to the... Read More
Graham Potter wants the Swansea City fans to give Angel Rangel a heroes welcome on his return to the Liberty Stadium with QPR this weekend. But the new Swans boss hopes that’s where the goodwill ends when the Spanish defender, who spent 11 years at the club, makes his emotional... Read More
Graham Potter will use his Swedish blueprint as he bids to lead Swansea back to the Premier League. The Englishman was finally confirmed as the club's fifth manager in the last two years on Monday afternoon. Potter has signed a three-year contract with the Championship side following his exit from... Read More
Graham Potter has tried to dampen speculation that he is about to be named as Swansea City’s manager. The current boss of Swedish club Ostersunds is understood to be close to being named as the successor to Carlos Carvalhal at the Liberty Stadium. The Swedish media are reporting that Potter... Read More
Swansea City are considering appointing a director of football to work alongside their new manager. Jaap Stam, Frank de Boer, Graham Potter and others are all options being weighed up by the club as they seek a successor to Carlos Carvalhal, who left last week. But relegation to the Championship... Read More