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.
Padraig Amond and Jamille Matt, Newport County’s prolific goalscorer, can launch a big Exiles promotion push over their final 14 League Two fixtures. Amond and Matt have 37 goals between them this season and County team-mate Fraser Franks told iFollowExiles: “There isn’t a better partnership in our division. “It’s outstanding. They have... Read More
Welshman Nathan Jones has vowed to put his own stamp on Stoke City after taking over as manager from the sacked Gary Rowett. The Potters have moved quickly to snap-up the 45-year-old from Luton Town having agreed a compensation package with the League One outfit and having been turned down... Read More
Former Wales international Andrew Crofts is playing a crucial role on and off the pitch for League Two Newport County. Captain Crofts, 34, has made a major impact at Rodney Parade and returns to the team for Newport’s home fixture against Notts County on Tuesday (7.45pm). “Us young players love the guy,”... Read More
dai-sport journalist Terry Phillips has been reporting on Cardiff City for a quarter of a century. Here is part one of his reflection on the Bluebirds’ promotion seasons. Frank Burrows and I had a love-hate relationship. There were times when we would meet at the Hilton Hotel in Newport and chat... Read More
Six of the best at Rodney Parade will push Newport County closer to the League Two play-offs dream. Manager Michael Flynn and his team have nine fixtures to play this season and half a dozen of those are at home. The Exiles held title-chasing Luton Town to a 1-1 draw and now... Read More
Welsh managers Michael Flynn and Nathan Jones go head-to-head at Rodney Parade in Newport on Saturday (3pm). Newport-born Flynn, aged 37, is manager of his home city club County, while Jones, a 44-year-old from the Rhondda, is in charge at Luton Town. Neither man can afford to see his team lose a... Read More