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.
Wales beat the top ranked Czech Republic 3-0 in Vilnius to bag a place in the next round of the Hockey Open Series. Only the top three teams in the five-sided tournament make it through to the next phase in 2019 and after losing 1-0 to the Ukraine the Welsh... Read More
Cardiff Devils coach Andrew Lord says he has no preference on who his team could possibly draw in the Champions Hockey League. The two-time Elite League winning coach is in Copenhagen ahead of tomorrow’s draw and will be one of the guests invited on stage to help pull out the pucks. And... Read More
Wales are competing in the World Team Squash Championships for the first time since 2009 and have qualified for the last 16. Number one Joel Makin put the 13th seeds ahead in the pool D tie against the Czech Republic before second string Peter Creed beat Swiss Martin Svec 11-7, 7-11,... Read More
Wales have earned their place among the best 16 squash nations in the World. Number one Joel Makin and his Welsh team-mates defeated Czech Republic 3-0 today and finish second in their group behind Australia. Both progress to the knockout stages where Wales play hosts France at Modern Squash, Marseille. It is the... Read More
Bill Tygri Liberec 5, Cardiff Devils 2 Cardiff Devils gave Czech team Bili Tygri Liberec a tough time in the Champions Hockey League. Elite League champions Devils led by two goals after the first period, but were undone by three goals in a spell of less than five minutes during the second. Captain... Read More
HC Davos 10, Cardiff Devils 1 Cardiff Devils were left gasping for breath in the high altitude of the Alpine region. The Elite League champions were outskated by Swiss team HC Davos, who are among the leading teams in Europe. While Vaxjo Lakers defeated Czech team Bili Tygri Liberec 4-3 after overtime in... Read More