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.
Josh Navidi has told his Wales teammates to put on their hard hats and prepare for a war of words before they face England next weekend. The Wales flanker believes it is vital Warren Gatland’s team need to concentrate on themselves and ignore the babble from outside. England coach Eddie... Read More
Taine Basham underlined why the Dragons rate him so highly as he guided Wales U20s to an emphatic 42-12 victory over Italy. The classy No.8 – who has already broken through and made seven appearances for his region – scored a hat-trick of tries in Mantova. It puts the Wales... Read More
Warren Gatland has warned Wales could be embarrassed by England if they don’t improve from their scratchy victory over Italy. But the Wales coach has also admitted he may have got it wrong by making so many changes for round two of the Six Nations in Rome. Wales backed up... Read More
Sergio Parisse says he is 'really confident' about his Italy team's prospects against Wales on Saturday - despite history being stacked against them. Italy have lost their last 18 Six Nations Tests, going without a win in the tournament since they beat Scotland at Murrayfield four years ago. The Azzurri... Read More
Great Britain defeated KHL team Dinamo Riga 3-1 at Coventry’s Skydome in front of a sold-out arena. Luke Ferrara and Ben Lake scored on their home ice in Coventry, while Ben O’Connor added an empty-net goal. Cardiff Devils netminder Ben Bowns turned away 41 of the 42 shots he faced. GB took the lead... Read More
Jonathan Davies will captain Wales for the first time on Saturday as he leads his a team showing 10 changes for the match against Italy in Rome (KO 16.45 GMT). The double digit rejig from the team that beat France in Paris in being done, in part, with one eye on... Read More