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Joel Makin Stuns World Champ As He Makes Winning Debut In World Tour Finals

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 To Tackle Iconic Mur De Huy On His Debut In Ardennes Classic

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 Gets First GB Call-Up As Fine Form Pays Off

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 Vows To Be Ready For Next Step In His Bid For Welsh Boxing History

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 Bristol City Both Back Salary Cap Plan In Bid For Championship Survival

Swansea City And Bristol City Both Back Salary Cap In Bid For Championship Survival
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' Putting Family Celebrations On Hold To Focus On Giro d'Italia Bid

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.

Roll Up! Roll Up! The Shaky Old Sideshow That Is The Pro14 Is About To Begin . . . And It Needs All The Help It Can Get

Roll Up! Roll Up! The Shaky Old Sideshow That Is The Pro14 Is About To Begin . . . And It Needs All The Help It Can Get
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 Clayton Ferrets Out World Grand Prix Spot After Storming Run To Final In Germany

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.

Callum Paterson Will Bring Physical Presence We Need, Say Garry Monk As He Confirms Deal Is Close

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.

Big Chief Tomos Francis Set To Make It A Welsh Winning Dozen in Europe . . . But Still No Team

Big Chief Tomos Francis Set To Make It A Welsh Winning Dozen in Europe . . . But Still No Team
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.

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The Hunger Games . . . Holly Jones Has Big Appetite For Commonwealth Medal In Birmingham

Holly Jones should have been part of the Wales gymnastics squad defending their title on home turf in October when the Northern European Championships was due to be staged in Cardiff. The coronavirus pandemic put paid to that, but a re-scheduled event next year, plus the 2022 Commonwealth Games means... Read More

Farr From The Madding Crowd . . . Oliver Leaves Most Of The Field Behind With Stunning Round Of 65

Oliver Farr may have to pinch himself when he looks at the exalted company he is keeping near the top of the leader board in the Hero Open at the Forest of Arden club. The 32-year-old Welshman was hot on the heels of the Spanish Armada – Sebastien Garcia Rodriguez,... Read More

Rhys Jones . . . Fighter, Sprinter, Organiser, Photographer . . . With Plenty To Do On The Road Ahead

Rhys Jones was sprinting towards his third Paralympics when the finishing line was suddenly moved 12 months further down the track. But as he tells Owen Morgan, he’s now managing to adjust to the long haul. Described as a “hopeless case” by doctors when he was just two years old,... Read More

Welsh Netball On High Heading Into New Decade, But New Head Coach Needed To Maintain Progress

Welsh netball swept into the new decade on a high following their impressive performance at the European Open Championships in Belfast. New International Netball Federation rankings reveal Wales have consolidated their position in the World’s top 10 and improved by one place to number nine. Head coach Julie Hoornweg and her Wales... Read More

Welsh Medal Chasers Will Face The Challenge Of India

Welsh competitors will face Indian rivals at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham after all after India reversed earlier plans to boycott the event. The withdrawl had been announced over the absence of shooting as a medal sport, but the country’s Olympic association and the Games organisers announced on Monday... Read More

High Five! Dragons Complete Superleague Signings

Celtic Dragons have completed their squad for the 2020 Vitality Netball Superleague season which starts next February at Arena Birmingham. Lucy Howells and Laura Burton have returned to Dragons after playing last season, while coach Tania Hoffman has added Eleri Michael, Brittany Coleman and Eleri Michael. The five signings come from a... Read More
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