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.
Canadian centre Stephen Dixon insists it’s ‘redemption time’ for Cardiff Devils in the Elite League play-offs. Devils missed out on a third successive title when they lost their final regular season fixture in Coventry and finished runners-up to Belfast Giants after the rivals finished level on points. “It sucks to lose the... Read More
Todd Kelman's Emotional, Passionate Outburst Earns Standing Ovation During Cardiff Devils Awards Night
Todd Kelman, Cardiff Devils’ managing director, made an impassioned plea to ice hockey fans in Wales during the club’s awards night at the Radisson Blue Hotel. Canadian Kelman was given a standing ovation at a sold-out event after an emotional and passionate speech, saying: “We care about this club, we love this... Read More
Cardiff Devils players, fans and management get together for an end-of-season celebration this evening with the pain of missing out on Elite League glory fresh in their minds. Head coach Andrew Lord and his Devils won back-to-back League titles over the last two seasons, but missed out on becoming the first... Read More
Cardiff Devils must find a way to overcome their bitter disappointment after head coach Andrew Lord admitted he had been left “speechless” by their title-losing defeat to Coventry Blaze on Sunday night. Poised to win their third successive Elite Ice Hockey League crown, the defending champions crashed to a shock... Read More
Cardiff Devils 9, MK Lightning 1 Cardiff Devils will need to earn a point in Coventry to secure a third consecutive Elite League title after thrashing Milton Keynes Lightning at the Viola Arena. Devils paid tribute to Josh Batch, who made his 500th Elite League appearance and played a full part in... Read More
Cardiff Devils 4, Manchester Storm 0 Captain Jake Morissette and his Devils are within touching distance of winning the Elite League title, but they dare not relax just yet. Leaders Devils earned a 15th successive home League win when they defeated Manchester Storm in front of a sell-out attendance at the Viola... Read More