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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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Elinor Barker Says Maindy Flyers Proves Why Grass Roots Clubs Must Survive. . . For The Next Generation To Thrive

As a club, Maindy Fliers has a history to be proud of. A Tour de France winner, four Olympic gold medals, eight world championships titles and five medals at the Commonwealth Games. Few countries, let alone clubs, can match that. Not bad for a grass roots club set up in... Read More

Hong Kong Hillbilly Jake Smith Proves He Is Ready To Climb Mount Olympus

Jake Smith recently went for a run with his mates and finished with a time that suggested he might just be good enough to make next year’s Olympics. But the clock hasn’t always been so kind to the Cardiff student as he tells Jenny Nesbitt. It seems Jake Smith has... Read More

Cardiff Council Plans To Honour City's Rugby League Stars And Celebrate Its Diversity

A plan to honour Rugby League greats from Cardiff is being put together by the city's council which also hopes official recognition for talents such as Billy Boston will celebrate the capital's diversity. Before Rugby Union allowed the payment of players in 1995 many Welshmen were forced to head to... Read More

Racket, Check . . . Ball, Check . . . Mask, Check . . . Let's Go And Play Squash

Few indoor sports have returned to Wales – even at elite level – but squash is one that has been able to get back indoors. Things are very different, though, for the likes of Joel Makin and Tesni Evans – the country’s top male and female players - as Graham... Read More

Emily Thomas Gets To Grips With The New World In Gyms . . . And Is Just Glad To Be Back

The magnificent seven elite Welsh gymnasts are back in training after months trying to keep in shape at home. First through the doors was Emily Thomas, for whom the sights, sounds and smells of a gymnasium felt like a breath of fresh air as she tells Graham Thomas. Emily Thomas... Read More

No Starting Gun For Welsh Athletics Championships . . . Or Juniors

The Welsh Athletics Championships is the latest major sporting event to fall victim of the coronavirus pandemic. The event, held at Cardiff's International Sports Campus in Leckwith, would normally attract hundreds of athletes from all over Wales and further afield. Although athletics activity has restarted in Wales, the sport's governing... Read More
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