Zinedine Zidane had admitted that Gareth Bale does not fit in with his current Real Madrid side as speculation grows the Wales skipper's time at the Bernabeu is up. The club's world recored £85million buy was an unused sub as a nightmare season ended with a 2-0 home defeat to Real Betis.
Jess Roberts saw her unbeaten run at the OVO Energy Tour series ended after she was beaten into second place in Durham. The Carmarthen-born rider was competing for the fourth time in little over a week having triumphed in the previous rounds in Redditch, Motherwell and Aberdeen.
He fought back the tears, and vowed to return to rugby sooner rather than later, but Ceri Sweeney had every reason to smile at the weekend after bringing down the curtain on a great career. More than 20 years after making his Pontypridd debut against Ebbw Vale, with his PE teacher Paul John as his scrum-half, the 39-year-old former Wales outside-half steered his side to a 47-19 win over Principality Premiership champions Merthyr. It was the perfect way to bow out at Sardis Road and both teams formed a guard of honour to welcome him onto the field.
Graham Potter will hold talks with Brighton today over their vacant managerial position after the Seagulls agreed to pay the release clause in his Swansea City contract. The 43-year-old was offered a new contract by the Swans in an attempt to ward off Brighton's interest, but told his employers he's keen to move quickly into managing in the Premier League after just one season working in the Championship. Brighton saw an initial approach to Swansea knocked back on Tuesday with Potter still having two years left on the deal he signed when he joined the club from Swedish side Ostersund last summer.
Friday night’s play-off clash between Llanelli and Pontypool has brought plenty of sympathy for the losers as Pooler were yet again denied promotion to the Welsh Premiership following a 27-16 defeat. But as Paul Jones reports, this was a game with so much to lose for two of the most famous names in Welsh rugby. All the pre-match talk had been about whether or not Pontypool’s three year dream to reach the top tier of the semi-pro game would become a reality at the end of their second unbeaten season in the Championship, but few had considered what the play-off game at Aberavon meant to Llanelli.
Cardiff Met are chasing glory, history and a big bundle of cash when they visit Bala Town today in a make-or-break Europa League play-off final. The tie is worth £194,000 in prize money to the winning side but for the students it is also about securing European qualification for the first time in their history after heartbreaking defeats in the previous two play-off finals. Met midfielder Will Evans believes his team are feeling confident of ending their unwanted play-off record following an impressive semi-final display against Caernarfon Town.
Jade Jones made it fifth time lucky in Manchester by defeating holder Ah-Reum Lee to be crowned World taekwondo Champion. Wales' double Olympic Games gold medallist had won silver and bronze medals at her previous four world appearances since 2011.
Champions Hockey League
Canadian defenceman Mark Louis has committed to Cardiff Devils for 2019-20. “love Cardiff, I love the fans and I love Devils,” said Louis. The man from Ponoka, Alberta has won seven in three seasons playing for Devils – Elite League title, Challenge Cup and Conference title in 2016-17 followed by a league... Read More
Cardiff Devils hopes of playing Champions League ice hockey for a third successive season have been given a major boost. They will qualify for Europe's top competition whether they finish first or second. Elite League leaders Cardiff Devils, title winners for the last two seasons, are in a battle with closest rivals... Read More
Gleason Fournier, a hugely talented French-Canadian defenceman, says playing for Cardiff Devils is an ‘awesome experience’. Fournier has been in sizzling form and is the second Devils player to be crowned Elite League player of the week. Joey Martin, man of the match in the 7-2 win against Fife on Sunday, was... Read More
Ben Blood has made a major impact on the blue line for Cardiff Devils. The big American defenceman is part of a six-man unit who protect Devils goalie Ben Bowns in domestic and European hockey. He will be a key player when Devils play back-to-back home League fixtures this weekend, against Sheffield... Read More
CARDIFF DEVILS 5, VAXJO LAKERS 6 (OT) As far as defeats come, this one will have been particularly difficult to swallow for the Cardiff Devils. Everything seemed set for the Devils to claim a sensational Champions Hockey League victory over the Swedish champions and last year’s CHL runner’s up - right up... Read More
Andrew Lord has been tweaking his Devils lines during the build-up to their Champions Hockey League match against Swedish title winners Vaxjo Lakers this evening (Tuesday, 7.30pm). Cardiff head coach Lord switched Charles Linglet and Joey Haddad during the third period of their Elite League home win against Dundee Stars at... Read More