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.
Belfast Giants 2, Cardiff Devils 1 after sudden death overtime Canadian defenceman Curtis Leonard inflicted a damaging blow to Cardiff Devils’ Elite League title hopes with a dramatic overtime winner at the SSE Arena. Referees Tom Darnell and Tom Pering took an age studying video replays before deciding the goal should stand, so... Read More
Belfast Giants 4, Cardiff Devils 2 Belfast Giants expect a Cardiff Devils backlash at the SSE Arena this evening after the teams fought out a ferocious battle on Friday. “It will be even harder,” said Giants coach Adam Keefe. “We expect Cardiff to be a little bit better tomorrow, and hopefully we’ll be... Read More
Andrew Lord is putting any plans for a big 34th birthday bash on ice in Belfast this evening (Friday). It's Lord's birthday today and he celebrates by sending his Cardiff Devils players into battle against Belfast Giants at the SSE Arena in Northern Ireland. The title rivals clash twice in two days, more... Read More
Joey Martin - the GOAT to Cardiff Devils fans - is Elite Ice Hockey League Player of the week. Canadian hit-man Martin - nicknamed the Greatest Of All Time - to Devils fans fired a hat-trick against MK Lightning in a 6-5 win at the Viola Arena and scored in Cardiff’s... Read More
Cardiff Devils will face a Belfast Giants team in a dangerous, mean mood at the SSE Arena in Northern Ireland this weekend. Coach Adam Keefe described his teams performance in a crushing 5-0 defeat at Glasgow Clan as ‘rubbish’ and will demand a huge reaction against Devils. The top two clash on... Read More
Guildford Flames 4, Cardiff Devils 3 after overtime and penalties Write off this Cardiff Devils team at your peril. They were three goals down with two minutes 27 seconds left at Guildford Flames, but fought back to force the game into overtime. Mike Hedden (57-33), Mark Richardson (58-52) and Joey Martin (59-24) scored... Read More