Zinedine Zidane had admitted that Gareth Bale does not fit in with his current Real Madrid side as speculation grows the Wales skipper's time at the Bernabeu is up. The club's world recored £85million buy was an unused sub as a nightmare season ended with a 2-0 home defeat to Real Betis.
Jess Roberts saw her unbeaten run at the OVO Energy Tour series ended after she was beaten into second place in Durham. The Carmarthen-born rider was competing for the fourth time in little over a week having triumphed in the previous rounds in Redditch, Motherwell and Aberdeen.
He fought back the tears, and vowed to return to rugby sooner rather than later, but Ceri Sweeney had every reason to smile at the weekend after bringing down the curtain on a great career. More than 20 years after making his Pontypridd debut against Ebbw Vale, with his PE teacher Paul John as his scrum-half, the 39-year-old former Wales outside-half steered his side to a 47-19 win over Principality Premiership champions Merthyr. It was the perfect way to bow out at Sardis Road and both teams formed a guard of honour to welcome him onto the field.
Graham Potter will hold talks with Brighton today over their vacant managerial position after the Seagulls agreed to pay the release clause in his Swansea City contract. The 43-year-old was offered a new contract by the Swans in an attempt to ward off Brighton's interest, but told his employers he's keen to move quickly into managing in the Premier League after just one season working in the Championship. Brighton saw an initial approach to Swansea knocked back on Tuesday with Potter still having two years left on the deal he signed when he joined the club from Swedish side Ostersund last summer.
Friday night’s play-off clash between Llanelli and Pontypool has brought plenty of sympathy for the losers as Pooler were yet again denied promotion to the Welsh Premiership following a 27-16 defeat. But as Paul Jones reports, this was a game with so much to lose for two of the most famous names in Welsh rugby. All the pre-match talk had been about whether or not Pontypool’s three year dream to reach the top tier of the semi-pro game would become a reality at the end of their second unbeaten season in the Championship, but few had considered what the play-off game at Aberavon meant to Llanelli.
Cardiff Met are chasing glory, history and a big bundle of cash when they visit Bala Town today in a make-or-break Europa League play-off final. The tie is worth £194,000 in prize money to the winning side but for the students it is also about securing European qualification for the first time in their history after heartbreaking defeats in the previous two play-off finals. Met midfielder Will Evans believes his team are feeling confident of ending their unwanted play-off record following an impressive semi-final display against Caernarfon Town.
Jade Jones made it fifth time lucky in Manchester by defeating holder Ah-Reum Lee to be crowned World taekwondo Champion. Wales' double Olympic Games gold medallist had won silver and bronze medals at her previous four world appearances since 2011.
Llancarfan's Evan Williams and Bridgend's John Flint saddled winners at Wincanton and Worcester (writes Brian Lee). Williams saw his four-year-old Annsam land the maiden hurdle at Wincanton and dual purpose trainer John Flint took the handicap chase at Worcester with his nine-year-old Cillian's Well. Annsam, partnered by stable jockey Adam Wedge and a 5-1... Read More
Welsh rugby International Cory Hill has a share in a syndicate horse that has won three point-to-point races this season (writes Brian Lee). He saw his mare take the honours at South Pembrokeshire Hunt Point-To-Point Steeplechases, Lydstep. It was the first time Hill had watched five-year-old chestnut Highway Jewel race win when she... Read More
Isabel Williams and Jack Tudor, who both live in the Vale of Glamorgan, rode winners at Ludlow, writes Brian Lee. Isabel, riding Burn Baby Byrne for her National Hunt trainer father Evan, scored a one-and-a-half lengths win over Mabela in the Weatherbys TBA Mares' Handicap Hurdle. Jack was aboard the seven-year-old Hidden Charmer in the... Read More
Bradley Gibbs, who rode three winners at the Brecon & Talybont Hunt Point-To-Point Steeplechases, took his season's total of wins to 13 with a first at the Teme Valley & United Pack meeting. Gibbs was on board the Pip Hooley trained Ertidaad at Brampton Bryan in North Herefordshire. Ertidaad owner John Chinn... Read More
Llancarfan trainer Evan Williams had a winner at far-flung Carlisle when The Last Day came out on top (writes Brian Lee). The Last Day had been a runner-up in two previous starts. Stable jockey Adam Wedge was on board and seven-year-old The Last Day went off the 4-9 favourite in a Racing... Read More
By Brian Lee Silver Streak won on the richest race day of the year at Ffos Las. A bumper crowd attended, there were 80 runners in total and more than £100,000 of prize money on offer across the eight races. That included £45,000 for the Dunraven Group Welsh Champion Hurdle feature race. The... Read More