Geraint Thomas reckons he is riding the crest of a wave as he returns to Italy after hitting a downward spiral earlier in the season. Wales' 2018 Tour de France champ showed his return to form when finishing second on the Tirreno-Adriatico stage race this month.
Mark Williams crashed out of the European Masters at the hands of Tour rookie Peter Devlin who is also a rapper with his own You Tube channel. Wales' three-time world champion fought back from 4-1 down to level at 4-4 in the second-round match.
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho is hopeful Gareth Bale can stay at the club beyond his season-long loan deal. The Wales captain has returned to Spurs on loan, seven years after leaving the north London club for Real Madrid in an £86m transfer. Asked if Bale will stay at the club for more than a year, Mourinho said: "If everybody's happy, it would be perfect.
Welsh international endurance runners Charlotte Arter and Kris Jones have been selected to represent Great Britain at the rescheduled World Athletics Half Marathon Championships in Poland next month. Swansea Harrier Jones was in fine form before lockdown, clocking a new half-marathon PB of 63:10 in Barcelona back in February.
Wales' rising cycling star Zoe Backstedt has joined top Belgian Cyclocross team Tormans-Acrog. Backstedt - who turned 16 today (September 14) is making the move after two seasons with Storey Racing where she amassed 120 wins.
Stephen Myler is a new face to many Ospreys fans as he prepares to begin his first full season with the region. But anyone familiar with rugby – union and league – over the border in England will know the Myler back story goes back a long, long way as Peter Jackson reports. As from next month, Stephen Myler will have outlasted every single one of his fly-half contemporaries in Europe and beyond – the veterans’ veteran. At 36, the unsung Merseysider will soon find himself out on his own in the ultimate endurance race, a feat so difficult to overestimate that it’s akin to a long-distance club runner superseding the holiest of Olympian trinities, Emil Zatopek, Abebe Bikila and Haile Gebrsalassie, in one fell swoop.
Darren Rogers has been appointed as the new Chair of Weightlifting Wales. Rogers, a very well-known and respected member of Weightlifting Wales, succeeds Barry Eaton in the post.
Harry Wilson's 14-year stay at Liverpool could be over amid reports he bound for Burnley. The Wales flier has been at Anfield since joining the club's under 9s but a permanent move away finally looks on the cards.
Chaz Davies insists he deserves a seat with a works team in World Superbikes next season. The Knighton-born rider's contract with Ducati runs out at the end of this season.
Ashley Sweet is to leave Ebbw Vale after a decade of loyal service and could move to rivals Pontypool. The Steelmen’s skipper has chosen to move on, along with back row forward Cameron Regan and prop Rhys Francis. Joe Franchi has already been confiirmed as the Premiership club’s new captain... Read More
Wales have named their team for the Netball Europe Under-17 championships to be held in Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent next month. The Welsh players are intent on more success after winning a silver medal at the 2019 European event at this age level. England, the 2019 winners, are among the teams competing... Read More
Welsh wonder-kid Jackson Page is heading to China after securing his place in the main draw of the World Open later this month. The 18-year-old from Ebbw Vale only turned professional this year following a short, but successful, amateur career. And the player known as ‘The Diamond’ has wasted little... Read More
The rugby season is over in Wales and Robin Davey should feel relaxed by summer breezes. Instead, he’s stressed that across the world the sport is heading towards an awful choice – take the cash and stuff the fans; or keep supporters happy but stay skint. The dire warnings coming... Read More
By Brian Lee Welsh trainers Dai Burchell, Tim Vaughan and Peter Bowen all saddled winners at Worcester on Friday. First off the mark was Ebbw Vale's Burchell, whose seven-year-old King Alfonso, partnered by Richard Patrick, took the opening John Burke Memorial Handicap Chase by six lengths from the top weighted Salto Chisco. King... Read More
How The Grand Old Rugby Clubs Of Wales Can Thrive And Survive - Beer, Emotion, History . . . And Sausage Sangas
Three weeks in to the new rugby season in Wales and debate still rages over the merits of the new regional A teams versus the soon-to-be trimmed and short-changed Principality Premiership. But Harri Morgan says live TV offers a golden opportunity for the old clubs to prove their worth –... Read More