Joel Makin bowed out of the El Gouna International in Egypt after a battle lasting more than an hour. The Haverfordwest-born player took world No 5 Paul Coll to a tie-break in the opening game of their third round which he led early on.
Alys Thomas added the 100m butterfly title to her 200m gold while Lewis Fraser broke the Welsh 50m butterfly record on a night when the promise of youth and the rewards that come from resilience were all on display as the British Swimming Championships concluded in Glasgow. While 28-year-old Thomas clinched her golden double an eye-opening meet concluded for 16-year-old Matt Richards who was seventh in the 200m freestyle, twice lowering the British Age Group record on the final day.
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.
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Non Stanford put a difficult season of injuries and illness behind her to claim second place at the Beijing International Triathlon. The Welsh athlete finished one minute 57 seconds behind winner Ashleigh Gentle of Australia at the event over the weekend at the Olympic course in China. Stanford trailed fellow... Read More
Team Wales skipper Non Stanford will get another crack at the Commonwealth Games course when she returns to the Gold Coast next month as part of the British team at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final. The former world champion finished eighth at the Gold Coast and is one of... Read More
There was some great middle distance running at the 71st Welsh School’s Athletics Championships in Cardiff, with north Walian Samia Jones taking pride of place. Jones set a Welsh record as she eclipsed fellow north Walian Cari Hughes’ 2013 mark of 4.33.33 in the Junior Girls 1500 metres. The Syr Hugh... Read More
Non Stanford has been named in Britain’s team for the European... Read More
Non Stanford was able to add a World Mixed Relay Triathlon series silver medal to her collection in Nottingham after helping the British quartet come home second to the USA. Hot on the heels of her bronze medal in Yokohama in the women’s elite event last month, the Team Wales... Read More