Joel Makin had insisted he was not competing at the PSA World Tour finals to make up the numbers - and he proved that with a stunning victory in Egypt. The 24-year-old from Haverfordwest - only the second Welsh player to compete in the event - beat reigning world champ Tarek Momen in Cairo.
Stevie Williams will make his debut on one of the toughest Ardennes Classics in Belgium on Wednesday. The 24-year-old will be part of the Team Bahrain McLaren line-up for La Fleche Wallone.
Clara Evans has been rewarded for her fine form over the roads this year by being handed her first GB vest for the World Half Marathon Championships. The Cardiff athlete will replace Charlotte Arter in the GB team for the race in Poland on 17 October after her clubmate had to withdraw as a precaution following injury.
Lee Selby is ready to send another Aussie packing after his postponed world title eliminator against George Kambosos Jr was given the go-ahead. The 33-year--old from Barry's bout is on the undercard of the Derek Chisora vs Oleksandr Usyk heavyweight blockbuster on 31 October, which will be live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Swansea City and Cardiff City could both soon be operating within a salary cap if new proposals being discussed by Championship clubs are brought in. As clubs continue to play in front of empty stands, the 24 clubs have begun fresh talks over a wages ceiling in a bid to protect themselves against the looming financial crisis. With the grim possibility of empty stadiums all season starting to appear a distinct possibility, the clubs in the second tier are looking at ways to reduce costs.
Geraint Thomas is ready to miss two major birthday celebrations as he bids for Giro d'Italia glory. Wales' 2018 Tour de France champ launches his attempt to land a second Grand Tour crown in Sardinia on Saturday.
It’s been through many guises – the Welsh-Scottish League, the Celtic League, the Pro12 and now the Pro14 – but the coming season is surely the most testing yet for the tournament which houses the four Welsh regions. For Alex Bywater, it’s a league that needs help and yet it doesn’t help itself. The 2020/21 Guinness Pro14 season will kick-off on Friday night when Cardiff Blues travel to Zebre. With a new campaign starting just 20 days after the previous one ended these are uncharted waters for the division, but the uncomfortable truth is it is struggling to find its place in today’s rugby world.
Jonny 'The Ferret' Clayton booked his spot at the World Grand Prix after a superb run to the final of the German Championship. The Llanelli thrower claimed the scalp of reigning World Champ Peter Wright on his way to the final in Hildesheim.
Garry Monk is hopeful his move for Cardiff City's Callum Paterson will be sealed today saying the Scottish international would add the physical presence he is looking for at Sheffield Wednesday. Ex-Swansea City boss Monk confirmed that the deal for the 25-year-old is close after his side's Championship defeat at Bristol City.
Wales prop Tomos Francis is set to become only the 12 Welsh player who has conquered Europe if Exeter win their Heineken Champions Cup Final against Racing 92. The Chiefs charged into their maiden European final with a thrilling 28-18 victory over Toulouse at Sandy Park on Saturday to ensure there will be a first-time winner in this year’s elite European club rugby competition. The English Premiership side, who won promotion to the top-flight 10 years ago, will face twice runners-up Racing 92 in the final on Oct. 17, after the French club beat holders Saracens 19-15 in the first semi-final in Paris.
Former Wales international Bethan Lewis has been appointed to the board of Tennis Wales. Lewis, who won national honours at both junior and senior level in the early 2000s, will join as a director next month and brings wide experience as both a player and a communications consultant. A director... Read More
Tennis players have launched a petition calling for the sport to be “unlocked” following the urgings of the sport’s governing body towards the Welsh government. The petition to allow outdoor tennis in Wales to restart had been signed by over 2,000 people by midday on Sunday. It comes after Tennis... Read More
Sports Technology Has Taken Flight Like A Pair Of Nike Alpha Fly . . . And No-One Knows The Destination
You don’t have to be a ranting Premier League football manager, raging against VAR, to understand how technology is changing every aspect of sport. From parkrun to Eliud Kipchoge, sport is being dramatically altered. Graham Thomas speaks to some of those at the sharp end of the transformation. In Wales... Read More
As the Australian tennis Open heads towards its final rounds in the men’s and women’s tournaments, Owen Morgan recalls an infamous match in the USA from the Seventies that now has echoes through sport in Wales. The 1970s saw the Battle of the Sexes between women’s tennis superstar Billie Jean... Read More
Evan Hoyt’s Wimbledon adventure ended with a quarter-final defeat - but praise from two-time champion Andy Murray. The 24-year-old from Llanelli had enjoyed a dream debut at the tournament, but his remarkable mixed doubles run with partner Eden Silva came to a gallant end in the quarter finals on Thursday... Read More
Evan Hoyt isn’t the only Welsh tennis player who has been sampling the rarefied atmosphere of life in the second week of Wimbledon. While the Llanelli mixed doubles quarter-finalist is blazing a trail not ventured by a Welshman in the senior tournament since 1975, two Welsh Juniors have also been... Read More