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.
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