Zinedine Zidane had admitted that Gareth Bale does not fit in with his current Real Madrid side as speculation grows the Wales skipper's time at the Bernabeu is up. The club's world recored £85million buy was an unused sub as a nightmare season ended with a 2-0 home defeat to Real Betis.
Jess Roberts saw her unbeaten run at the OVO Energy Tour series ended after she was beaten into second place in Durham. The Carmarthen-born rider was competing for the fourth time in little over a week having triumphed in the previous rounds in Redditch, Motherwell and Aberdeen.
He fought back the tears, and vowed to return to rugby sooner rather than later, but Ceri Sweeney had every reason to smile at the weekend after bringing down the curtain on a great career. More than 20 years after making his Pontypridd debut against Ebbw Vale, with his PE teacher Paul John as his scrum-half, the 39-year-old former Wales outside-half steered his side to a 47-19 win over Principality Premiership champions Merthyr. It was the perfect way to bow out at Sardis Road and both teams formed a guard of honour to welcome him onto the field.
Graham Potter will hold talks with Brighton today over their vacant managerial position after the Seagulls agreed to pay the release clause in his Swansea City contract. The 43-year-old was offered a new contract by the Swans in an attempt to ward off Brighton's interest, but told his employers he's keen to move quickly into managing in the Premier League after just one season working in the Championship. Brighton saw an initial approach to Swansea knocked back on Tuesday with Potter still having two years left on the deal he signed when he joined the club from Swedish side Ostersund last summer.
Friday night’s play-off clash between Llanelli and Pontypool has brought plenty of sympathy for the losers as Pooler were yet again denied promotion to the Welsh Premiership following a 27-16 defeat. But as Paul Jones reports, this was a game with so much to lose for two of the most famous names in Welsh rugby. All the pre-match talk had been about whether or not Pontypool’s three year dream to reach the top tier of the semi-pro game would become a reality at the end of their second unbeaten season in the Championship, but few had considered what the play-off game at Aberavon meant to Llanelli.
Cardiff Met are chasing glory, history and a big bundle of cash when they visit Bala Town today in a make-or-break Europa League play-off final. The tie is worth £194,000 in prize money to the winning side but for the students it is also about securing European qualification for the first time in their history after heartbreaking defeats in the previous two play-off finals. Met midfielder Will Evans believes his team are feeling confident of ending their unwanted play-off record following an impressive semi-final display against Caernarfon Town.
Jade Jones made it fifth time lucky in Manchester by defeating holder Ah-Reum Lee to be crowned World taekwondo Champion. Wales' double Olympic Games gold medallist had won silver and bronze medals at her previous four world appearances since 2011.
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Wales under 19s broke their all-time running rugby record score after a 90-0 thumping of Ukraine in the first round of the RLEF European Youth Championships in Serbia on Sunday. The win eclipses the senior side’s 92-4 victory over USA in Philadelphia in 1995 and sets up a Wednesday semi-final... Read More
Neil Warnock wants Liverpool midfield player Marko Grujic to link up with Cardiff City before their home pre-season friendly against Real Betis. The Bluebirds manager spoke to Grujic on Tuesday, while he has also been chatting to Julian Ward, Liverpool’s loan pathways and football partnerships manager. Warnock remains ‘optimistic’ that Serbian international... Read More
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Cardiff City have 10 players away on international duty this week. Here Terry Phillips looks at those who are away with their national teams. Neil Etheridge, Cardiff City’s in-form goalkeeper who has kept 16 Championship clean sheets this season, is intent on making his mark for club and country. London-born Etheridge has... Read More
Marko Grujic has big plans this summer - for club and country. The 6ft 3ins Serbian powerhouse has set his heart on helping Cardiff City earn promotion to the Premier League and hopes that will keep him in the thoughts of Serbian coach Mladen Krstajić. Grujic, the son of a Belgrade football... Read More