Oli McBurnie is set to return for Swansea City at home to Sheffield United this weekend after recovering from the illness that forced him to miss their last two games. The Swans striker sat out the FA Cup victory at Aston Villa as well as the draw at Preston, but manager Graham Potter believes his leading scorer is sharp enough again to face the Blades. "With Oli it is one of those things where he was ill last week, a bit low, and then he has picked something else up,” said Potter.
Newport County are to help their fans with the long trip to Middlesbrough in the FA Cup by paying half their costs. The gesture is a thank you by the club for their supporters’ role in their giant-killing run that has taken them through to the fourth round. Manager Mike Flynn and his team earned a stunning 2-1 victory over Leicester City in the third round before being handed a fourth round trip to the Riverside Stadium on January 26.
Tesni Evans hopes to play her part in bringing New Yorkers to a standstill when she plays her first match at the JP Morgan Tournament of Champions this weekend. The Welsh No.1 – who broke into the world’s top 10 on the back of stunning performances in America last year – rates the event as one of the sport’s best due to its iconic location. Imagine a glass squash court dropped into the main passenger concourse at Waterloo train station during rush hour and you get an idea of the impact made by hosting the championship at New York’s Grand Central Terminal.
Josh Adams has been ruled out of a comeback this weekend as the Wales wing battles for fitness ahead of the Six Nations. The Worcester Warriors star has not played since injuring his hamstring last month and the club have warned that any setback now could lead to another six to eight weeks on the sidelines. That would be another significant blow for Wales who are already without Leigh Halfpenny for an unspecified further period as he tries to overcome the effects of concussion.
Everton striker Oumar Niasse has arrived in Cardiff to complete his loan move to the Bluebirds - and he could be joined by Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini. But Emiliano Sala’s proposed move to South Wales has been delayed after he was sent on from the Nantes subs bench in their French Ligue 1 fixture against Nimes on Wednesday. That effectively rules put any chance of Sala arriving in time for Saturday’s Premier League trip to Newcastle United, although it is believes Kenneth Zohore has recovered from injury and available to return.
By Owen Morgan The busy cross country season continues for Welsh athletes this weekend at the IAAF Northern Ireland International Cross Country event. Welsh Athletics has selected a strong team to compete in the Celtic and Home Countries International match which is incorporated into the event in Belfast. European Cross Country Championships silver medallists Charlie Hulson, of Liverpool Harriers, and Swansea Harrier Kris Jones are selected fresh from representing Great Britain at the Simplyhealth Stirling XCountry last weekend.
Dai Sport journalist Terry Phillips launches his new, weekly ice hockey column today - an off-beat look at the sport in Cardiff and beyond. Former Cardiff Devils defenceman Rick Strachan has been appointed Nottingham Panthers coach following the departure of Rich Chernomaz. Panthers dismissed Canadian head coach Rich Chernomaz, who replaced Corey... Read More
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Welshman Jack Shore comes across as a cage fighter with nerves of steel, strong belief in his ability to win the World title and high intelligence. He is unbeaten in nine professional fights and aims for World glory when he takes on London’s Mike Ekundayo at the Viola Arena in Cardiff... Read More
Cardiff Devils hold a one goal lead going into the second leg of their Challenge Cup quarter-final second leg against Glasgow Clan. On a night when Belfast Giants crushed Dundee Stars 8-0 in their first leg tie, Devils ground out a gritty road win. They led 3-0 and 4-1, but Clan kept... Read More
Cardiff Devils scored three final period goals to earn a 5-2 Challenge Cup group victory at the Spectrum in Guildford. Head coach Andrew Lord and his Devils are top of their group after finishing strongly to douse the Flames. Cardiff ran into penalty trouble and Guildford scored during an early 5v3 powerplay... Read More
Cardiff Devils suffered heartache in Nottingham, going down to a last minute goal at the Motorpoint Arena. They led 2-0 and 3-1, while sharpshooter Joey Martin failed to convert a penalty shot when the score was 1-1. The Canadian centre Luke Pither scored Panthers’ fourth goal 40 seconds from the end, dancing... Read More
Cardiff Devils ended their pre-season schedule and are now focused on European Champions League hockey. Captain Jake Morissette and his Devils were edged out 5-4 by an impressive Coventry Blaze team at the Skydome and now go into back-to-back European home fixtures. Red Bull Salzburg are at Ice Arena Wales on Thursday... Read More