Gareth Furlong bagged his second goal of the Belfius EuroHockey Championship as Wales lost to Spain in Antwerp. The Surbiton HC defender followed up his strike in the 2-2 draw with England on the opening day.
Welsh athletes will be taking on some of the world’s best at Sunday’s Diamond League meeting in Birmingham. The latest leg of the international athletics roadshow features more than 60 global medallist, including 10 reigning Olympic champions, two Paralympic champions and 13 reigning world champions. Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Melissa Courtney, who beat Laura Muir in the Vitality Westminster Mile earlier this year, will line up over the same distance in the Milicent Fawcett Mile alongside fellow Brit Eilish McCoglan.
Steve Cooper says Borja Bastón was revelling in the role of leading the line after his two goals secured their 3-2 win over Preston. The £15m Spanish striker went 1,022 days without a Swansea goal before this season but now has three goals in three league games. It was his equaliser on the stroke of half-time that gave the hosts a lifeline after Joe Rafferty’s early strike put a dominant Preston side ahead after 11 minutes.
Warren Gatland says Wales will not get carried away after replacing New Zealand as World Rugby’s top-ranked nation. Wales’ 13-6 World Cup warm-up victory over England in Cardiff saw them end the All Blacks’ 10-year unbroken rankings reign. And their debut rise to the summit comes just 34 days before the World Cup kicks off in Japan.
Wales came agonisingly close to pulling off a shock victory over England on their return to the top tier of European competition after 20 years. Coach Zak Jones’ side were within three minutes of victory in their opening Pool A game at the Belfius EuroHockey Championships in Antwerp.
Graham Potter admitted Swansea City were able to do no more than “dig in” against a Leeds United team that threatened to bury them. The Swans eventually lost 2-1 at Elland Road on Wednesday night, a lucky escape in some regards given how dominant the home team were. Swans manager... Read More
George Byers has no doubts the same rapid footwork that takes Daniel James away from defenders will enable him to dodge any bullets at Leeds United this week. There are some Leeds fans who believes James should have done more to agitate and angle for his proposed move from Swansea City... Read More
Wales’ featherweight world champion Lee Selby is confident he will take care of business against undefeated contender Josh Warrington in Leeds on Saturday night. Selby defends his IBF featherweight title at Elland Road, the fifth time the Barry fighter has put his crown on the line. Selby (26-1, 9 KOs)... Read More
The young Bluebirds suffered against Bolton Wanderers at Cardiff City Stadium. The visitors won 3-0, while City defender Paul McKay was carried off on a stretcher during the first half of the under-23 match. Bolton extended their lead at the top of Professional Development League North to seven points and their coach,... Read More
Welsh World boxing champion Lee Selby cheered Cardiff City to victory at Elland Road - and he’ll be aiming to produce his own knockout performance in May. Bluebirds fan Selby, from Barry, must have been impressed with the major body blows inflicted by City in their 4-1 away win. Callum Paterson, Junior... Read More
Gary Madine and Neil Warnock’s Bluebirds are an ideal fit. Gateshead-born Madine, 27, made it clear to his club, Bolton Wanderers, that he wanted a transfer to Cardiff City. He put his request in writing a full seven days before the transfer was completed. Bolton offered to double Madine’s wages in a... Read More