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.
Mike Flynn hailed his ‘unbelievable’ players after Newport County’s 2-0 League Two win at Yeovil Town. The home team had 67 per cent possession during the first half, but County showed a defensive resilience and assertiveness. Just after the hour Ben Kennedy provided a pinpoint delivery for Robbie Willmott to power home... Read More
Newport County have had a two-week break from League Two fixtures and now travel to play relegation battlers Yeovil Town on Saturday. The Exiles still have hopes of qualifying for the play-offs and manager Michale Flynn is taking inspiration from Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. Flynn spent time with Klopp at Liverpool’s training... Read More
Michael Flynn brought out a Sir Alex Ferguson-style hairdryer at half-time during Newport County’s 1-0 League Two home win against Cheltenham Town. “The first-half was one of the worst games of football I’ve ever seen,” said Flynn. “We were terrible, nowhere near, sloppy in possession, weren’t brave in possession because nobody wanted... Read More
Manager Michael Flynn apologised to Newport County fans suffered a disastrous 6-0 home defeat against promotion rivals Yeovil Town at Rodney Parade. County went into the match boasting a 100 per cent League Two home record and supporters responded to Flynn’s plea for them to turn out in force with almost... Read More
Newport County are the only team in League Two with a 100 per cent home record and they take on in-form Yeovil Town at Rodney Parade this afternoon (3pm). Yeovil are unbeaten in their last five matches and County manager Michael Flynn says: “It would be massive to keep our home... Read More
Joe Ralls had to look in from afar when Cardiff City last earned promotion to the Premier League, but this time he’s a heartbeat for the Bluebirds. The midfield player who grew up in Aldershot is ready for his top flight debut against Bournemouth on Saturday (3pm). “It’s been a mad few... Read More