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.
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