Rhys Enoch has set himself an ambitious target of a top 16 finish at the US Open as he bids to underline it as his breakthrough tournament. The Welshman has already entered the record books with a second round 66 at Pebble Beach on Friday – the fourth lowest US Open round ever recorded at the course. Enoch - who turns 31 today (Sunday) – is hoping to celebrate his birthday in style by finishing high enough on the final leaderboard to earn an automatic place in next year’s tournament.
Jazz Carlin is four months into the rest of her life after 14 years as an international swimmer. Wales’ Commonwealth champion and Olympic medallist spoke to Liz Byrne about life after swimming, her hopes, her fears, and her body. When double Olympic silver medalist Jazz Carlin announced her retirement from the pool she embarked on a new life that has brought a host of changes where excitement coexists with uncertainty. Carlin revealed she would be quitting the pool in February 2019 following a career that encompassed the misery and desolation of missing out on a home Olympics in 2012 through to the joy of double silver in the 400m and 800m freestyle four years later in Rio de Janeiro.
Teenage quarterback Harry Taylor has plenty of experience to call on during his rookie season with the South Wales Warriors in which he’s been throwing touchdowns for fun. The 19-year-old product of the club’s youth system is being guided through the season by starting QB Dean Jackson and, as his dad says, the college student comes from “a football family”. Though Taylor, from Cardiff, is in his first season of senior British American Football Association National League action he has been involved with the Llanharan-based Warriors since he was 13 and played for an “American high school style football programme” at the SGS College Bristol Academy of Sport.
Elfyn Evans completed a very long, baking hot and bone shaking Saturday in Rally Italy in fourth position – and there will be no easing off on the final day on Sunday, as the M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC driver starts it just 7.9 seconds ahead of fifth placed Andreas Mikkelsen (Hyundai). While the top three edged out a bit of a gap at the top of the leaderboard, Evans was embroiled in a very close battle with the Norwegian driver. Co-driven by Scott Martin, the Welshman will want to hold onto fourth, as it will give him extra points and put him in pole position to benefit from any mistakes or misfortune that happen ahead of him.
Rhys Enoch will tee off at the third round of the US Open on Saturday afternoon, boosted by the confidence gained from the round of his life. The young Welshman fired an astonishing 5-under-par 66 at Pebble Beach – the second best round of the day. Only tournament leader Gary Woodland, who shot 65, managed a better score on the day as Enoch made the cut, despite opening with a round of 78 on Thursday.
James Broome will go head-to-head with his Great Britain teammates this weekend, when the Welsh carriage-driver competes at the Tristar Welsh National event at Cricklands. Two weeks ago, Broome – son of show jumping legend David – was part of the GB team that won a bronze medal at the Nations Cup in Holland. On Saturday and Sunday, he will be in opposition to colleagues Daniel Naprous and Wilf Bowman-Ripley at an event in Crick that counts as both a qualifier for the UK National Championships as well as a selection event for the British team.
They’ve just written off £8m of directors' loans, still owe £2.6m to Carmarthen County Council and saw their annual losses rise by £40,000 to £643,035. And now the Scarlets, often perceived as the paragon of so many virtues in Welsh rugby, are heading into potentially even choppier financial waters after... Read More
Fabulous Fournier Back In Love With Ice Hockey Thanks To Cardiff Devils And He's Fired Up For Steelers Clash
Smooth-skating defenceman Gleason Fournier, who has enjoyed a remarkable Elite League season, insists Cardiff Devils rekindled his love for ice hockey. The 27-year-old from Rimouski in Quebec played in all 60 League matches for Devils and scored an astonishing 71 points (24 goals, 47 assists). A year ago, in the Devils office... Read More
Left Hanging Around . . . The 'Resting' Welsh Regions Are An Embarrassment That Cannot End Quickly Enough
It’s that annual Welsh rugby tradition – Armchair Weekend – when supporters of the four Welsh regions grab a beer, slump in front of the box, and watch the European knockout stages featuring teams from Ireland, Scotland, England and France. Robin Davey says the full house Celtic contingent this season... Read More
Flames are back in Cardiff Bay this afternoon - and they are out to burn Giants in the Challenge Cup final at Viola Arena. Cardiff-born forward Ben Davies is in the Guildford Flames line-up and they have made their second trip to South Wales in three days. They were beaten 2-0 by... Read More
Dixon On The Beat For Elite And Challenge Cup Final Tests Against Devils And Giants At The Viola Arena
Sunderland-born Paul Dixon, who has played a massive role for Guildford Flames over the last two decades, brings his Elite League team to Cardiff Bay this weekend. Flames, who include Cardiff-born Ben Davies, take on Elite League leaders Devils at the Viola Arena this evening (Friday, 7.30pm) and return to the... Read More
Cardiff Devils gave Sheffield Steelers’ American coach Tom Barraso a harsh welcome to Elite League ice hockey during October. Former St Louis Blues goalie Barraso had been in charge of the Steelers team just over a week when they were thumped 7-1 by Devils in Cardiff Bay. Steelers are out for revenge... Read More