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.
Race walker Heather Lewis smashed her 20k personal best in Switzerland on Sunday to become only the fifth British woman to break the 96-minute barrier. The Pembrokeshire Harrier finished fourth at the Lugano Trophy International Race Walk Grand Prix in a time of 95:15. The time was a minute faster... Read More
Defending champion John Higgins plays Joe O’Connor in the quarter-finals of the ManBetX Welsh Open this afternoon. Higgins admits his enthusiasm for snooker has diminished and it was fitting that on St Valentine’s Day he said: “I’m keen to fall in love with the game again.” The Scot won 4-3 against Gloucester’s... Read More
Ronnie O’Sullivan scored the 994th century break of his career on day four of the ManBetX Welsh Open Snooker Championships, but slipped to defeat against a Swiss opponent. Alexander Ursenbacher, who has been helped by his Swiss tennis idol Roger Federer in his quest for glory, produced a major upset in... Read More
Cardiff’s Kishan Hirani gave World champion and fellow Welshman Mark Williams a major scare in the ManBetX Welsh Open Snooker Championships at the Motorpoint Arena. Tour rookie Hirani, ranked 122 in the World and playing in his home city, made a 126 break to lead 2-1 before Williams scored breaks of... Read More
Barry Town United’s Mo Touray was the pride of JD Sports Welsh Premier League football when he was sent on for Wales during their 3-1 Uefa Under-21 Championship win against Switzerland. The match was at Rodney Parade, home of Touray’s parent club Newport County, and the striker was one of two... Read More
Manager Robert Page is delighted with his Wales young guns. Their 3-1 win against Switzerland at Rodney Parade ended their Uefa Under-21 championship qualifying campaign on a high note and Page said: “They deserved that. “We have finished fourth on our group and after our opening game win in Switzerland that is... Read More