Melissa Courtney shrugged off the effects jet lag and the challenge of European Champion Laura Muir to retain her Vitality Westminster Mile title on Sunday afternoon. Despite admitting before the race that she might find the pace too fast after spending the past four weeks doing 5,000m training in America, Courtney led from gun to tape on the streets of London.
Newport County will start the 2019-20 season in League Two, exactly the same place where ended this season. No promotion, no hike in the club’s income and no bigger stage for the players and their ambitious manager Michael Flynn. But Callum Ellis believes he saw enough at Wembley to be convinced that the Amber Army can embark on another march to the summit when August comes around. When the dust settles on Newport County’s play-off final defeat against Tranmere Rovers, manager Michael Flynn and his squad of players will sit down and reflect on what might have been. A controversial decision by referee Ross Joyce not to award Flynn’s side a penalty five minutes before the end of normal time turned out to be a bitter pill to swallow.
Welsh tennis number one Evan Hoyt has overcome a shoulder niggle to win his first tournament back on court. Hoyt claimed his sixth title of the year at the Heraklion M15 tournament in Greece, coming back from 5-2 down in the final set against Austria's Jonas Trinker.
Last week Welsh sprinter Jeremiah Azu celebrated his 18th birthday by becoming the fastest junior in Europe. This weekend he marked the end of his A Level exams with a win at an international meeting in Belgium. The Cardiff Athletics speed merchant chalked up his latest 100m victory at the IFAM International Outdoor meeting in Oordegem.
Welshman Adam Matthews has set his heart on a return to Championship football next season. Swansea-born Matthews, who spent more than a decade with the Bluebirds, is in Sunderland's match-day squad for Sunday's League One play-off final against Charlton Athletic at Wembley Stadium. There is, though, no certainty about the immediate future of the 27-year-old Wales international because his four-year contract ends this summer.
Four-hundred-and-two ultra runners from around the globe set off from Conwy Castle in north Wales last Monday morning. Five days, 315km and 17 Welsh mountains later, 237 of them crossed the finishing line at Llandeilo in the south having completed the mammoth challenge.
Tomas Francis will try to deny his Wales teammate Liam Williams the perfect season when they clash in the Gallagher Premiership final next weekend. The Exeter Chiefs prop will face the Saracens full-back at Twickenham in the showpiece of the English season after both came through their respective semi-finals. Williams has already won a Six Nations Grand Slam with Wales and a Heineken Champions Cup winners medal for Sarries and could become the first Welshman to win the ultimate triple if his club retain their domestic title.
Michael Flynn gave a scathing verdict on EFL officials after seeing his battling but beaten Newport County side denied a place in League One next season. The County manager was furious that a key penalty decision went against his team as they lost their League Two play-off final 1-0 to Tranmere Rovers at Wembley. Before they were reduced to 10-men, Newport were pressing for the first goal of the game when referee Ross Joyce refused to award an 85th-minute penalty even though Emmanuel Monthe clearly tripped County striker Jamille Matt as he tried to go past the defender.
Padraig Amond believes Newport County manager Michael Flynn is destined for big things regardless of the outcome of today’s Wembley shoot-out. Amond will carry the goal-scoring duties as his club’s leading marksman when County face Tranmere Rovers in the League Two play-off final. For Amond and most of his teammates, promotion to League One would represent a new high-water mark in their playing careers, but the 31-year-old Irishman reckons his young boss will climb far higher.
Wales' Commonwealth Games 1500m bronze medallist Melissa Courtney is hoping to launch her outdoor season by retaining the Vitality Westminster Mile title on Sunday. Courtney has just returned from a four week training camp in Arizona and is champing at the bit to get racing again.
Fiercely competitive Scottish forward Craig Moore is the fifth signing for Cardiff Devils. The former Dundee Stars player missed most of last season because of injury, but will be fit to play Elite League ice hockey in the coming campaign. “Craig’s injury so early in the season was a big blow for... Read More
Craig Moore, Cardiff Devils’ fast and feisty Scottish forward, is out injured until well into the new year. He suffered a lower body injury during Cardiff’s 3-0 win against Belfast Giants and will need surgery. Coach Andrew Lord said: “Craig has been great this season and this is a big blow for... Read More
Cardiff Devils’ powerplay and penalty kill units led their team to a 5-3 Elite League victory against Fife Flyers in Kirkcaldy. Paul Crowder and Layne Ulmer scored PP goals, giving Devils a two from four record in the game, while Flyers failed to break down Cardiff’s PK in five attempts. The success... Read More
Craig Moore, Cardiff Devils’ young Scottish forward, is intent on creating many new hockey memories with the Welsh club. The former Dundee Stars player helped Devils win 4-0 against his former club in Scotland during midweek - and is now focused on a second Scottish scalp in four days. Devils are at... Read More
Cardiff Devils forward Craig Moore says he’s about to play in two of the biggest games of his career so far, writes Craig Anderson. The energetic, all-action Scot made the move to the Elite League champions this summer after two years at Dundee Stars and is preparing for his first taste... Read More
Cardiff Devils players and fans get together at Ice Arena Wales in Cardiff Bay this evening (Thursday, 7.15pm). The reigning Elite League champions have invited supporters to an open training session two days before their opening pre-season fixture. Devils travel to play Nottingham Panthers on Saturday evening before the Elite rivals face... Read More