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.
Ben Davies will become only the sixth Welshman to play in a European Cup final thanks to Tottenham’s incredible Champions League comeback win over Ajax. The Wales defender – who came on to the field in Amsterdam in the 82nd minute on Wednesday night – was part of the Spurs... Read More
Lee Peltier insists Cardiff City can keep their heads above the relegation waters with a flood of points in their last three matches. Tuesday night’s late 1-0 victory for Tottenham over Brighton has left Cardiff three points behind the Seagulls with both clubs now having played the same number of... Read More
David Brooks has signed a new long-term contract with AFC Bournemouth. The 21-year-old Wales ace only joined the Cherries last summer in... Read More
Mickey Demetriou's FA Cup Will Runneth Over . . . If He Keeps The Fox Boxed In Again As Newport County Host Leicester City
Mickey Demetriou aims to wind back the clock seven years on Sunday – and keep Jamie Vardy safely in his box. Demetriou comes face-to-face with Vardy at Rodney Parade when Newport County host the Foxes of Leicester City in a winter warmer of a third round FA Cup tie. A... Read More
Mike Flynn has told Newport County chairman Gavin Foxall to forget the money and feel the glory of another FA Cup run. The County manager earned his club a £1m windfall last season with a giant-killing adventure that included a victory over Leeds United, a draw at home with Tottenham,... Read More
Neil Warnock has admitted he still needs two or three players to help with Cardiff City’s relegation battle – but he’s not holding his breath. The Bluebirds manager was given further evidence of the holes in his team as they were beaten 3-0 at home by Tottenham in a one-sided... Read More