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.
Joel Makin will face No 7 seed Paul Coll after reaching the third round of the El Gouna International in Egypt. The 24-year-old, who had a first round bye, came through his second round tie with local player Mazen Hesham to earn the right to face the New Zealander.
Dundee Stars 3, Cardiff Devils 1 Cardiff Devils suffered a shocking Elite League defeat against Dundee Stars in Scotland. Devils had swept to nine successive wins in Scotland this season, beating Dundee, Glasgow and Fife in league and cup fixtures. Cardiff have scored 41 goals and conceded 20 in 10 matches against Scottish... Read More
Glasgow Clan 2, Cardiff Devils 4 Cardiff Devils powered to victory in Scotland and stand four matches away from securing a third successive Elite League title. Devils extended their lead at the top to four points over Belfast with a two-goal win in Glasgow. The lone goal of the opening period came with one minute... Read More
Cardiff Devils face a Scottish Elite League title trial with two trips north of the border in the next five days. Reigning champions and leaders Devils take on Glasgow Clan away this evening, while they head back to Scotland on Sunday for a clash with Dundee Stars. Between those crucial fixtures, Cardiff... Read More
Head Coach Andrew Lord and his Cardiff Devils are preparing for a crucial run of three Elite League fixtures in five days. Devils will move four points clear of title rivals Belfast Giants with a win against Glasgow Clan in Scotland on Wednesday, while they play Manchester Storm at the Viola... Read More
Belfast Giants are keeping Cardiff Devils under pressure in the race to be crowned Elite League ice hockey champions. Head coach Adam Keefe and his Giants won 4-1 against Coventry Blaze at the SSE Arena on Friday and moved to within two points of leaders Devils with six fixtures to play. Belfast... Read More
Andrew Lord has called on Cardiff Devils fans to take pride in their Elite League champions. Head coach Lord and his Devils have won the League title in the last two seasons - and no team has ever won a triple crown. “I’d love everybody to get excited and take pride in... Read More