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.
James Livingston, a big-hitting, tenacious winger, has switched Germany’s ‘Red Devils’ for Elite League champions Cardiff Devils. The former NHL draft pick flies into the UK this afternoon and looks certain to play for Cardiff in their fixtures against Glasgow Clan away and Nottingham Panthers at home this weekend. He has made... Read More
Former NHL draft picks Drew Shiestel has signed for Cardiff Devils. The Canadian defenceman landed in the UK this morning, trains with his new Devils teammates on Tuesday morning and is expected to play against Fife Flyers on Wednesday. “Drew is a great skating, two-way defenceman who is solid in his own... Read More
Jackson Price is back in South Wales intent on adding aggression and skill to Cardiff Fire’s National Ice Hockey League team. Swindon-born Great Britain international Price is a tenacious centre who is in the Fire team for their opening League fixture of the season, against Basingstoke Buffalo at Ice Arena Wales... Read More
There was a shock in story for Tom Parisi when he arrived at Ice Arena Wales for the first time. The American defenceman, Cardiff Devils final signing for 2018-19, was handed a team shirt with his name across the back, a coat which was far too big for him and a... Read More
Belfast Giants forward Colin Shields says he sees no reason why fellow NHL draftee Liam Kirk can’t be a star in North America. The 18-year-old is with new club Arizona Coyotes after being picked on Saturday and is already being put through his paces as he looks to make his mark. Kirk... Read More
Tyson Strachan is the key player in Cardiff Devils quest for Elite League trophies. The big defenceman from Saskatchewan has a cool composure and presence on the ice which makes him crucial for ambitious Devils. Devils play Sheffield Steelers away in a Challenge Cup semi-final first leg tie on Wednesday and Strachan... Read More