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.
Canadian Chris Culligan, a hugely talented and versatile ice hockey professional, has called a halt to his playing career. Culligan signs off on a high after helping Cardiff Devils win five trophies over the last three seasons. The man from Nova Scotia is a natural centreman, but also has the remarkable ability... Read More
Manchester Storm 1, Cardiff Devils 3 Devils win 6-3 on aggregate Cardiff Devils are still on course for a Grand Slam at the top level of British ice hockey. They have qualified for the Elite League play-off finals weekend, beating Manchester Storm home and away. Dundee Stars, who defeated Braehead Clan 6-1 on aggregate,... Read More
Chris Culligan, Cardiff Devils versatile forward, earned the respect of his team-mates over the 2016-17 season. They voted Culligan player’s player of the year and he received the trophy during the club’s awards night at Cottrell Park Golf Club. The Canadian has an ability to switch effortlessly between forward and defence which... Read More
Cardiff Devils players are in awe of Chris Culligan’s ability to switch effortlessly between offence and defence. ‘Culli’ operated on D during Devils 4-1 win against Dundee Stars, combining that role with a stint up front on the powerplay, before switching to forward at Sheffield Steelers. “Culli is such a smart player,... Read More
Andrew Lord faces another major Cardiff Devils selection dilemma in Friday’s Elite League clash with Manchester Storm in Altrincham. Cardiff’s player-coach must decide which of his import players will sit out the game - and Lord must then take a similar decision for Sunday’s Challenge Cup final against Sheffield Steelers in... Read More
Calgary businessman Steve King and his fellow Devils owners are flying in for Sunday’s ice hockey Challenge Cup final in Cardiff Bay. Devils are in the final for a third successive season and this time they host the event at Ice Arena Wales (4pm). They play rivals Sheffield Steelers in the final... Read More