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.
Four of Wales’ Grand Slam winners have agreed new deals with Welsh regions including Josh Adams who has confirmed his move from Worcester to Cardiff Blues. The wing will move back to Wales at the end of the season in order to stay eligible for international selection, while Scarlets trio... Read More
Jonathan Davies has told his Wales teammates they must hold back a relentless white tide if they are to beat England on Saturday. The Lions centre admits he has been impressed by England in their two bonus-point victories so far in this Six Nations championship – their shutting down of... 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
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
Jonathan Davies has told his Scarlets teammates they need to be bold if they are to save their season in 2019. The Wales centre has urged the region to return to the swashbuckling style of a year ago when they host the Cardiff Blues on Saturday evening. Davies admits the... Read More