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.
Celtic Dragons are preparing for an Easter weekend double when they have two Vitality Netball Superleague matches on successive days. The Superleague teams are split between two venues with Dragons playing in Coventry - against Saracens Mavericks on Saturday and Wasps the following afternoon. Britain’s leading netball teams and players take to... Read More
Tesni Evans and Joel Makin will lead Wales into their European Team Squash Championship challenge later this month. Rhyl-based Tesni, at number nine in the women’s World rankings, and Joel, the World number 15 from Haverfordwest, head up the Welsh team for matches against England, Spain and Switzerland in Division One... Read More
Oli McBurnie is poised to return for Swansea City this weekend after recovering from his recent illness. The Scotland striker missed the club’s last three matches – all lost with just two goals scored – against Norwich City, West Brom and Manchester City – due to a bug which medical... Read More
Dundee Stars 3, Cardiff Devils 1 Cardiff Devils suffered a shocking Elite League defeat against Dundee Stars in Scotland. Devils had swept to nine successive wins in Scotland this season, beating Dundee, Glasgow and Fife in league and cup fixtures. Cardiff have scored 41 goals and conceded 20 in 10 matches against Scottish... Read More
Glasgow Clan 2, Cardiff Devils 4 Cardiff Devils powered to victory in Scotland and stand four matches away from securing a third successive Elite League title. Devils extended their lead at the top to four points over Belfast with a two-goal win in Glasgow. The lone goal of the opening period came with one minute... Read More
Cardiff Devils face a Scottish Elite League title trial with two trips north of the border in the next five days. Reigning champions and leaders Devils take on Glasgow Clan away this evening, while they head back to Scotland on Sunday for a clash with Dundee Stars. Between those crucial fixtures, Cardiff... Read More