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.
Celtic Dragons were ‘flat and flaky’ during their bitterly disappointing Vitality Netball Superleague defeat against Severn Stars in Gloucester. A sell-out attendance of more than 800 spectators watched Stars power to a 57-40 win against Dragons, who were a pale shadow of the team who crushed London Pulse 67-40 away in... Read More
Severn Stars will utilise the Welsh knowledge of shooters Cara Lea Moseley and Georgia Rowe when they play Celtic Dragons in Vitality Netball Superleague action. The teams go head-to-head in front of a sell-out 800-plus spectators at the new University of Gloucestershire Sports Arena in Gloucester on Friday (7.30pm). Cardiff-based Dragons, fresh... Read More
Captain Nia Jones and her Celtic Dragons are preparing for a major Vitality Netball Superleague clash with Severn Stars un Gloucester on Friday. It is the first Superleague fixture at the new University of Gloucestershire Arena and Dragons are intent on earning a second successive victory. They won 67-40 against London Pulse... Read More
The Welsh interceptors made their mark in Vitality Netball Superleague with an all-action team display at the Copper Box Arena in London. Celtic Dragons, the pride of Wales, achieved 13 intercepts during their 67-40 win against London Pulse with captain Nia Jones and Dee Bolakoro on four each. Centre Kyra Jones made... Read More
Ben Morgan could have been playing for Wales this autumn, but instead he is likely to have another crack at becoming England’s No.8. The former Scarlets back row forward had the chance to wear red for country as well as region after he fulfilled the three-year residency period back in... Read More
Bernard Jackman has vowed the Dragons will be in a meaner mood when their Guinness Pro14 season kicks off on September 1. The head coach saw his team lose 40-31 at Gloucester on Thursday evening in a friendly that held some encouraging themes, but also highlighted the region’s shortcomings. The... Read More