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.
They looked vulnerable, raw, and unrefined at Test level, but Wales’ young tourists have surprised many – including Robin Davey, who’s happy to eat his slice of humble pie as Warren Gatland’s team prepare for the second Test against Argentina. Whisper it - or shout it from the rooftops -... Read More
Dillon Lewis is fast becoming a lucky talisman for Wales on tour in Argentina. The Cardiff Blues tight-head prop has won all four caps to date overseas and he has yet to be on the losing side. Lewis has started in three of those wins and has an eye on... Read More
Ellis Jenkins will captain Wales for the first time on Saturday when he leads his country against South Africa in Washington D.C. The former Wales U20 skipper will line up alongside Seb Davies and Ross Moriarty in the back-row as Wales take on the Springboks in their opening summer tour... Read More
The celebrations from Cardiff Blues epic Challenge Cup comeback win over Gloucester in Bilbao may finally be subsiding. Now, as Geraint Powell argues in his latest column for Dai Sport, the issue is getting things right off the pitch to ensure future success. Few would begrudge the Cardiff Blues region... Read More
Cardiff Blues have finally agreed a contract extension with Wales’ most capped prop Gethin Jenkins that will keep him at the Arms Park club into his 39th year. Jenkins has been one of the mainstays of the Blues pack this season and has helped to steer them into the semi-finals of... Read More
Danny Wilson believes his Cardiff Blues team are rolling into form at exactly the right time as they chase two trophies. The Blues coach – who is leaving to join Wasps at the end of the season – paid tribute to his players after what he called a “dominant” performance... Read More