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.
Daniel James has yet to sign a new contract with Swansea City but is happy to let his football attract admirers from wider afield. The Wales hero is still in discussions with his current club, but any deal will not reduce the likelihood of the Swans deciding to sell him... Read More
Kieron Evans scored both Bluebirds’ goals in their 2-0 under-18 win against Leeds United in Yorkshire. The attacking midfield player from Brithdir, New Tredegar first joined Cardiff City’s youth under-8 ranks almost a decade ago. Evans, a pupil at Heolddu Comprehensive School in Bargoed, is on a two-year apprenticeship contract which runs... Read More
Swansea City’s FA Cup hero Daniel James insists he wants to sign a new contract with the club. The Wales winger – who would have been sold to Leeds United on deadline day for £7.5m if the buyers had offered more money up front – has started talks on a... Read More
Graham Potter insisted the “numbers were too low” over Leeds’ unsuccessful attempt to sign Daniel James as the Swansea City wing delivered his club into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. James scored a breathtaking individual goal as the Swans swept aside Brentford 4-1 at the Liberty Stadium. The Wales... Read More
Graham Potter admitted Swansea City were able to do no more than “dig in” against a Leeds United team that threatened to bury them. The Swans eventually lost 2-1 at Elland Road on Wednesday night, a lucky escape in some regards given how dominant the home team were. Swans manager... Read More
George Byers has no doubts the same rapid footwork that takes Daniel James away from defenders will enable him to dodge any bullets at Leeds United this week. There are some Leeds fans who believes James should have done more to agitate and angle for his proposed move from Swansea City... Read More