Lauren Williams is on course for a $70,000 (around £54,000) jackpot after coming through,gh her first fight at the World Taekwondo Grand Slam event opened in China. The 19-year-old from Gwent beat Croatian rival Doris Pole 2-0 to reach the last eight in the -67kg weight division in Wuxi.
Georgia Davies was happy to end the year with another bronze medal as she finished third in the 100m backstroke at the FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships in China. Davies – who also earned bronze for Wales earlier this year at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games – finished among the medals on the second day of competition in Hangzhou. The European Champion tied for the third place podium position with Minna Atherton of Australia in a time of 56.74 in what was expected to be a hotly contested and close race.
The crown worn by the best student rugby team in Wales will be up for grabs on Wednesday night when Cardiff Met host Cardiff University at the Arms Park. It will be the second time this season the top two college rugby sides in the country have met and will give a clue as to whether the gap is closing. Both are part of the leading student rugby tier – the BUCS Super League – but Cardiff Met sit second in the table, whilst their city rivals are second from bottom.
Geraint Thomas's team-mate Chris Froome is confident Team Sky will still be racing in 2020 - even if it is under a different name. The duo - who are both set to chase Tour de France glory next July - have seen their futures put under a cloud after Sky announced its sponsorship would finish at the end of 2019.
Geraint Thomas' Team Sky future is under a cloud after Sky announced its sponsorship of the team will finish at the end of 2019. Wales' Tour de France champ has only just agreed a new three year deal with the team that was due to run until the end of 2021.
The Dragons are set to appoint “a world class” coach to replace Bernard Jackman, who was officially removed from his post on Monday. A new man is due to be announced as soon as the beginning of next week and I understand talks are already well advanced with Jackman's successor - around 90% done. The appointment will be temporary - from the outset at least - lasting until the end of the current season after which both sides will review the situation.
Nottingham Panthers have pledged to give Cardiff Devils a ‘high octane’ welcome to their Motorpoint Arena home rink on Wednesday (7.30pm). Panthers have made it clear they are on a revenge mission after Devils fought back from two goals down to beat coach Rich Chernomaz and his team 3-2 at Ice Arena Wales. “Panthers v Cardiff games are always high-octane,” said a... Read More
Welshman Jonathan Phillips says Great Britain's pre-World Championship ice hockey training camp has got off to a great start. The 28-man squad reported to the Skydome this week and GB are preparing for two international matches against Lithuania this weekend. GB host Lithuania in Milton Keynes on Saturday (7pm) and at Coventry’s Skydome Arena the next evening (5.15pm). After those fixtures head coach... Read More
Celtic Dragons headed into the Vitality Netball Superleague break mid-season break after some encouraging team performances. Leaders Wasps have won eight successive matches and are clear at the top, while Dragons have won two of their six fixtures played. Playing Wasps away in their last game before the break was a massive test, but there was plenty of effort and intensity from... Read More
Australian Julie Hoornweg is pushing Welsh netball players to their physical limits - and then some! Her work in charge of Celtic Dragons and Wales is already reaping rewards. Hoornweg is an enthusiastic, passionate coach who is working flat out to ensure her Welsh team are full prepared for the Commonwealth Games next month. Dragons have an all-Welsh team for their Vitality Netball... Read More
Cardiff City have confirmed the four signings dai-sport have been talking about for some time. Twins Jack and Paul McKay, Ciaron Brown and Ogo Obi have all been on trial with the Bluebirds and have now signed under-23 development contracts. The McKays are 21-years-old, 6ft 2ins tall and the sons of football agent Willie McKay. They have signed contracts through to 2020 and... Read More
Great Britain 1, Poland 4 Mark Richardson, Josh Batch and back-up goalie Thomas Murdy were the Cardiff Devils players on Great Britain duty against Poland. This was the first match of two between the teams, played in Nottingham, with head coach Peter Russell preparing his team for the World Championships. Friday's game in Nottingham saw Fife's Brendan Brooks make his GB debut, while... Read More