Joel Makin cruelly missed out on a glorious chance for one of the biggest wins of his career after suffering an ankle injury in the Tournament of Champions in New York. The Haverfordwest-born player was leading Egypt's world No 5 Karim Abdel Gawad by two sets to nil and was 4-3 in the third when he pulled up in pain in his second round match.
Oli McBurnie is set to return for Swansea City at home to Sheffield United this weekend after recovering from the illness that forced him to miss their last two games. The Swans striker sat out the FA Cup victory at Aston Villa as well as the draw at Preston, but manager Graham Potter believes his leading scorer is sharp enough again to face the Blades. "With Oli it is one of those things where he was ill last week, a bit low, and then he has picked something else up,” said Potter.
Newport County are to help their fans with the long trip to Middlesbrough in the FA Cup by paying half their costs. The gesture is a thank you by the club for their supporters’ role in their giant-killing run that has taken them through to the fourth round. Manager Mike Flynn and his team earned a stunning 2-1 victory over Leicester City in the third round before being handed a fourth round trip to the Riverside Stadium on January 26.
Tesni Evans hopes to play her part in bringing New Yorkers to a standstill when she plays her first match at the JP Morgan Tournament of Champions this weekend. The Welsh No.1 – who broke into the world’s top 10 on the back of stunning performances in America last year – rates the event as one of the sport’s best due to its iconic location. Imagine a glass squash court dropped into the main passenger concourse at Waterloo train station during rush hour and you get an idea of the impact made by hosting the championship at New York’s Grand Central Terminal.
Josh Adams has been ruled out of a comeback this weekend as the Wales wing battles for fitness ahead of the Six Nations. The Worcester Warriors star has not played since injuring his hamstring last month and the club have warned that any setback now could lead to another six to eight weeks on the sidelines. That would be another significant blow for Wales who are already without Leigh Halfpenny for an unspecified further period as he tries to overcome the effects of concussion.
National Ice Hockey League
Swindon Wildcats 0, Cardiff Fire 6 Tamas Elias, a 23-year-old forward born in Hungary, led Cardiff Fire to a convincing away win in the National Ice Hockey League. Elias, who is in his sixth season playing ice hockey in Cardiff, netted two goals and added an assist for Fire. Iwan Davies (2+0), Jackson... Read More
Cardiff Fire 3, Chelmsford Chieftains 10 Mark Smith’s Cardiff Fire faced in-form Chieftains at the Viola Arena - and were rocked by more than 100 minutes in penalties. Seven Fire players were given 10-minute penalties, three of them after the 60 minutes were up. Former Cardiff Devils defenceman Smith, Fire's coach, was surely... Read More
Lee Valley Lions 1, Cardiff Fire 8 Cardiff Fire take on a major ice hockey challenge at the Viola Arena in Cardiff Bay this evening. Head coach Mark Smith and his Fire players, who scored eight goals against Lee Valley Lions on Saturday, now entertain National League leaders Chelmsford Chieftains on Sunday... Read More
Cardiff Fire officially opened the newly named Viola Arena in Cardiff Bay with a sensational 6-5 victory against Romford Raiders. Former Devils player Mark Smith was in charge for the first time following the departure of player-coach Chris Douglas and the Fire players did him proud. Essex visitors Raiders powered into a... Read More
Welshman Callum Buglass is within reach of winning a first trophy in senior ice hockey. Cardiff-born Buglass is in the Peterborough Phantoms team who play Sheffield in the National Hockey League Autumn Trophy final. The first leg is in South Yorkshire next Wednesday (December 5) with the return at Planet Ice, Peterborough... Read More
Former Cardiff Devils defenceman Mark Smith is the new coach for National Ice Hockey League club Cardiff Fire. Canadian Smith, whose brother Kenton also played for Devils, takes charge for this Saturday’s NIHL home match against Romford Raiders at the Viola Arena in Cardiff Bay (6.30pm). Fire’s director of hockey Mark Cuddihy... Read More