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.
Great Britain 3, USA 6 Great Britain produced one of their best World Championship performances in a quarter of a century at the Steel Arena in Slovakia. Bowns faced 65 shots and capped an outstanding personal display by denying teenager Jack Hughes in the closing stages. Hughes, who will be first or second... Read More
Welsh forward Matthew Myers reflected on Great Britain's 9-0 World Championship defeat against Denmark and said: “It wasn't us out there against Denmark and it hurt us. "We were a shadow of ourselves from the match against Germany on the first night and it reflected on the scoreboard.” Cardiff Devils player Myers... Read More
Great Britain 0, Denmark 9 Great Britain suffered in Slovakia, crashing to a heavy defeat at the Steel Arena. BBC commentator Seth Bennett was shocked by the team display and called it a 'horror show in Kosice'. GB have now lost their first three World Championship top tier matches, falling against Germany (1-3),... Read More
Welshman Matthew Myers says Great Britain are relishing their World Championship challenge as they play in the top flight for the first time since 1994. GB start their campaign today when they face Germany at the Steel Arena in Kosice, Slovakia. Hundreds of ice hockey supporters from Britain, including many from Wales,... Read More
Welshman Joey Lewis is fired up for Great Britain's opening World Championship ice hockey match on Saturday. Newport-born Lewis, who came through the Cardiff Devils youth development system and plays in DEL2 ESV Kaufbeuren, is in Slovakia with the GB squad preparing for their opening match against Germany. And it’s this game the... Read More
Five Cardiff Devils And Their GB Team-Mates Head To Kosice, Slovakia For Major World Championship Test
Great Britain are on their way to Slovakia for the World Championship in Kosice, the largest city in eastern Slovakia and the 2013 European Capital of Culture. Head coach Peter Russell and his team play all their fixtures in Kosice, while their first base at Michalovce on the shores of Lake... Read More