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.
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Cardiff Devils are desperately close to being genuine contenders to qualify for the Champions Hockey League last 32. They won’t make it through the groups this season, but the reigning Elite League champions are close to taking that next step. Devils lost 3-1 against Vaxjo Lakers in Sweden on Tuesday, but are... Read More
Canadian hit-man Mike Hedden leads Cardiff Devils’ scoring in Champions League ice hockey - and has Vaxjo Lakers in his sights this evening. Hedden has scored three goals and added an assist in four group fixtures for Devils and he is level with Vaxjo’s leading marksman Austin Ortega, a 24-year-old Californian. Ortega,... Read More
Canadian television commentator Aaron Murphy was full of praise for Cardiff Devils after their Champions Hockey League clash with SC Berne in Switzerland. The highly experienced Murphy tweeted after Devils were edged out 3-2: “To @cardiffdevils players, staff & fans - you can hold your heads high. “I’ve been calling @championshockey... Read More
Cardiff Devils were punished in Austria when they failed to take their chances and picked up far too many penalties. Overall, Devils produced a big performance against one of Europe’s leading teams, but they lost 4-2 against a clinical Red Bull Salzburg. They were on the penalty kill far too often, although... Read More
More than 300 Cardiff Devils fans are following their team on a European ice hockey mission to Austria and Switzerland. Captain Jake Morissette and his team fly out from Heathrow today for Champions Hockey League clashes with Red Bull Salzburg on Thursday and SC Bern this weekend. Club owners Steve King and... Read More
Layne Ulmer, Cardiff Devils’ experience centreman, will be a key player in their Champions League clash with SC Bern at Ice Arena Wales this evening. The Canadian playmaker believes in his Devils team-mates and says: “We have a quality team, we have speed and everything needed to succeed. “We proved that to... Read More