Joel Makin cruelly missed out on a glorious chance for one of the biggest wins of his career after suffering an ankle injury in the Tournament of Champions in New York. The Haverfordwest-born player was leading Egypt's world No 5 Karim Abdel Gawad by two sets to nil and was 4-3 in the third when he pulled up in pain in his second round match.
Oli McBurnie is set to return for Swansea City at home to Sheffield United this weekend after recovering from the illness that forced him to miss their last two games. The Swans striker sat out the FA Cup victory at Aston Villa as well as the draw at Preston, but manager Graham Potter believes his leading scorer is sharp enough again to face the Blades. "With Oli it is one of those things where he was ill last week, a bit low, and then he has picked something else up,” said Potter.
Newport County are to help their fans with the long trip to Middlesbrough in the FA Cup by paying half their costs. The gesture is a thank you by the club for their supporters’ role in their giant-killing run that has taken them through to the fourth round. Manager Mike Flynn and his team earned a stunning 2-1 victory over Leicester City in the third round before being handed a fourth round trip to the Riverside Stadium on January 26.
Tesni Evans hopes to play her part in bringing New Yorkers to a standstill when she plays her first match at the JP Morgan Tournament of Champions this weekend. The Welsh No.1 – who broke into the world’s top 10 on the back of stunning performances in America last year – rates the event as one of the sport’s best due to its iconic location. Imagine a glass squash court dropped into the main passenger concourse at Waterloo train station during rush hour and you get an idea of the impact made by hosting the championship at New York’s Grand Central Terminal.
Josh Adams has been ruled out of a comeback this weekend as the Wales wing battles for fitness ahead of the Six Nations. The Worcester Warriors star has not played since injuring his hamstring last month and the club have warned that any setback now could lead to another six to eight weeks on the sidelines. That would be another significant blow for Wales who are already without Leigh Halfpenny for an unspecified further period as he tries to overcome the effects of concussion.
Goaltenders Ben Bowns and Thomas Murdy have committed their futures with the Cardiff Devils after agreeing new deals to remain with the Elite League champions. The pair successfully backstopped the Devils to back to back league titles as well as last season's Play-Off Championship. Team GB starter Bowns has been voted the... Read More
Nottingham Panthers 1, Cardiff Devils 3 New signing Drew Paris scored his first goal for Cardiff Devils in their 3-1 Aladdin Cup win at Nottingham Panthers on Saturday. Joey Martin and Sean Bentivoglio were Cardiff’s other scorers in a convincing victory. The teams clash again at Ice Arena Wales in Cardiff Bay on... Read More
Cardiff Devils past and present are back in action at Ice Arena Wales on Friday (7.30pm). Scottish winger Craig Moore, signed from Elite League rivals Dundee Stars, will ice in his first game at Ice Arena Wales since making his switch from Dundee. The 22-year-old joins new Devils team-mates Jake Morissette, Mark... Read More
Cardiff Devils coach Andrew Lord has put his trust in big British defenceman Josh Batch for the new Elite League ice hockey season. The 6ft 4ins Batch will play a major role for Devils in their quest to earn success in Europe and Elite League. Guildford Flames were among other Elite clubs... Read More
Head coach Peter Russell will take his Great Britain team to Budapest for the 2018 World Ice Hockey Championships. GB earned promotion to Division One by winning their group in Belfast this year and now go to Hungary for a tournament which will run from April 22 to April 28. They will... Read More
Four Cardiff Devils players and a Welshman who plays for Sheffield Steelers helped Great Britain win World Championship gold in Belfast. Goaltenders Ben Bowns and Thomas Murdy were in the GB squad along with Devils team-mates Mark Richardson and Matthew Myers. Cardiff-born Jonathan Phillips is the GB captain who led his team... Read More