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.
Celtic Dragons are preparing for an Easter weekend double when they have two Vitality Netball Superleague matches on successive days. The Superleague teams are split between two venues with Dragons playing in Coventry - against Saracens Mavericks on Saturday and Wasps the following afternoon. Britain’s leading netball teams and players take to... Read More
Welsh middle distance star Melissa Courtney celebrated St David's Day by winning a 3,000m bronze medal at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Glasgow. The Poole AC athlete also ran a huge personal best, smashing her own Welsh 3,000m indoor record in the process as she finished third behind home... Read More
Evan Hoyt landed his third ITF World Tour doubles title on the year in Scotland. The Welshman was partnered to victory in the $25,000 Glasgow tournament by fellow Brit Luke Johnson against the American Tom Fawcett and Alexander Ritschard. The British pairing set off at a furious pace in the... Read More
Three Welsh athletes have been included in the Great Britain team for next month's European Indoor Athletic Championships. Melissa Courtney, Owen Smith and Joe Brier have been named in a 48-strong squad for the event which starts in Glasgow on March 1. Middle distance star Courtney earned her place in the... Read More
Strathclyde Sirens 46, Celtic Dragons 50 Celtic Dragons endured a torrid time in Glasgow, but battled to a close fought Vitality Netball Superleague victory. Captain Nia Jones and her team won the second, third and final quarters to earn a 50-46 against Strathclyde Sirens in Scotland. “It was a torrid match and could... Read More
Ellie Nawele and Dee Bolakoro are battling for World Cup places when they play for Celtic Dragons in Vitality Netball Superleague matches. Both players are in the provisional 23-strong Fijian Pearls squad named by Australian coach Vicki Wilson and are on course to represent their county during the World Cup in... Read More