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.
Ross Moriarty will approach Saturday’s Grand Slam clincher against Ireland as he does every games for Wales – fearing it could be his last. The Dragons No.8 has revealed he frets about losing his place in Warren Gatland’s team, but that insecurity drives him to deliver his best performances. Moriarty’s... Read More
Josh Navidi – Wales’ first and only son of an Iranian wrestler – is confident he can pin a giant French pack to the canvass tonight and win by submission. The Cardiff Blues flanker returns from injury for a key mission in Wales’ back row as the Six Nations starts... Read More
Wales forwards coach Robin McBryde insists his recovering squad will be ready for the bruising challenge of France on Friday night as the Six Nations begins. McBryde has given a positive injury update and believes Warren Gatland's side will be fully prepared for a humdinger of a tournament opener in... Read More
Leigh Halfpenny is still suffering from headaches two-and-a-half months after being concussed by a late tackle playing against Australia. Wales coach Warren Gatland revealed Halfpenny’s continuing symptoms at the launch of the Six Nations, where he admitted the Scarlets full-back would definitely miss the opening two rounds of the tournament.... Read More
Wales have made three changes to their starting... Read More
The Dragons have been told they need to improve their success rate if they are to get more players into the Wales squad. The blunt message comes from Warren Gatland as the region face a pivotal test of their strength or otherwise with a Friday night home clash against Northampton... Read More