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Lydia Hall Urges Golf's Male Multi-Millionaires To Join Justin Rose . . . And Back The Women's Game

Lydia Hall Urges Golf’s Male Multi-Millionaires To Join Justin Rose . . . And Back The Women’s Game
The first golf Major since lockdown begins today in San Francisco when players tee off at the US PGA. It’s another sporting instance where the men’s game is further down the road to recovery than the women’s – a discrepancy that Wales’ Lydia Hall finds all too familiar, as Graham Thomas reports. Lydia Hall flies back into the UK at the start of August – as determined to be high on the leaderboard at the Ladies Scottish Open as she is to help shake up women’s golf. After six months spent in Australia – four more than intended because of lockdown amid the global pandemic – the current Welsh No.3 has had plenty of time to assess her sport and its injustices.

Joker Jonny Aims To Be Part Of The Wales Pack Again Next Summer . . . By Coming Up Trumps With Charlton

Joker Jonny Aims To Be Part Of The Wales Pack Again Next Summer
Jonny Williams is hoping his one-year contract extension with Charlton Athletic can trigger more glory at the delayed European Championship finals next summer. The Wales midfielder – who was Chris Coleman’s occasional joker in the pack for the national team four years ago – has opted to extend his time with his current club. The 26-year-old was unable to stop Charlton going straight back down from the Sky Bet Championship last month – a year after he helped the Addicks into the second tier with promotion via the League One play-offs.

Sam Moore's Turn To Fill Large Nick Williams-Shaped Hole For Cardiff Blues

Sam Moore’s Turn To Fill Large Nick Williams-Shaped Hole For Cardiff Blues
Can newcomer Sam Moore make the same impact as Nick Williams? The son of former Wales lock Steve Moore certainly has big boots to fill. Moore has been impressing everyone in training at Cardiff Blues since joining from Sale Sharks and turning his attentions away from representing England to playing for the land of his father, uncle and the city where he was born. A knee injury helped to take him off Eddie Jones' radar and now he will get the chance of a new beginning in a Blues shirt.

Welsh Hockey Goes The Boot Room Route With Danny Newcombe Keen To Fill Zak Jones' Big Shoes

Danny Newcombe has been handed the job of leading Welsh hockey into next year’s European Championships after being named as the new head coach following Zak Jones’ move into the team GB set-up. Hockey Wales have adopted the tried and trusted football ‘boot room’ policy of promoting from within in the wake of Jones’ departure. Newcombe has worked alongside Jones as his assistant for the past two years and has been working within the Welsh hockey coaching network for almost a decade.

Scott Ruscoe Is Building A New New Saints . . . With Ryan Astles As The Cornerstone

Scott Ruscoe Is Building A New New Saints . . . With Ryan Astles As The Cornerstone
Scott Ruscoe will lead The New Saints side into their latest European campaign in three weeks' time, quietly encouraged by his summer transfer activity. With last season's disappointment and off-field wrangling behind them, Ruscoe has been able to focus entirely on preparing his team for what will be his fourth season in charge. His recruitment has seen three senior players come into the fold: in defence, midfield and attack.

Vote Rhondda Netball . . . For More Taylar Moores And Other Super Heroes Without Capes

Rhondda Netball are calling on supporters to back their bid for a share of £1m as they aim to develop more role models and leaders within their organisation. Having already become a regional winner, the Valleys netball charity – one of the largest female sports participation programmes in Wales – need online votes to win the top cash prizes on offer. Rhondda Netball have already made the shortlist to win a share of Persimmon Homes’ Building Futures £1million pot, supporting under-18s across the UK.

Mike Flynn Starts The Newport County Rebuild With Scot Bennett As Foundation

Mike Flynn Starts The Newport County Rebuild With Scot Bennett As Foundation
Newport County manager Michael Flynn believes he has taken an important step in rebuilding his squad for the new season, having re-signed defender Scot Bennett. Having already seen Jamille Matt slip through his fingers when the striker moved to League Two rivals Forest Green Rovers, Flynn was determined to secure Bennett as the first keystone to his reconstruction job following the shutdown of last season. There remains a great deal of re-shaping for the County manager to do before the new campaign, but he views the retention of Bennett – who seemed destined to leave after the running down of his previous contract – as crucial to those plans.

"Awestruck" Jamie Clarke Thought He Was Going Home . . . Or, Maybe Not

“Awestruck” Jamie Clarke Thought He Was Going Home . . . Or, Maybe Not
Jamie Clarke has confessed he thought he would be going home after round one of the Betfred World Championship. The world No. 89 from Llanelli – the lowest ranking player in the tournament in Sheffield – is instead preparing a second round match on Friday after beating world number four Mark Allen, 10-8. Clarke produced a superb display on Tuesday night but admitted: “I haven’t looked at the draw. I just looked at Mark Allen and thought, I’m going home.

Racer Morris Puts Brave Face On Wasted Trip To Italy

You’ve waited five months for racing to restart, you fly to Italy for the Covid-19 delayed opening round of the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup and then one of your team-mates crashes the car before you get the chance to drive it. The situation doesn’t bare thinking about, does it?

Engines Off As Welsh Government Pulls Plug On Motor Racing Return At Pembrey Circuit

The Welsh Assembly Government has today pulled the plug on what was going to be the long awaited return of motor racing at Pembrey Circuit – even though this weekend’s now postponed BTRDA Rallycross Championship event was going to be run behind closed doors.

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Warnock, Manga Shed Tears Over Departure To Dijon - Defender Sends Heartfelt Message To Bluebirds Fans

Neil Warnock has admitted he shed tears with Bruno Manga when it became clear the big defender was leaving Cardiff City. Manga has signed for French Ligue 1 club Dijon FCO, leaving City’s pre-season tour to North America this week, and Warnock said: “Tears were shed between Bruno and I. “It was... Read More

Clean Sheet King Neil Ready To Shine For Philippines

Cardiff City have 10 players away on international duty this week. Here Terry Phillips looks at those who are away with their national teams. Neil Etheridge, Cardiff City’s in-form goalkeeper who has kept 16 Championship clean sheets this season, is intent on making his mark for club and country. London-born Etheridge has... Read More

Etheridge, Manga and Hoilett On Long-Haul Flights For International Duty

Goalkeeper Neil Etheridge, centre-half Bruno Manga and winger Junior Hoilett have travelled far and wide for the international break. They are among 13 Cardiff City players called up by their national teams. Etheridge, Manga and Hoilett travel more than 30,000 miles between them before arriving back in Cardiff for City's Championship... Read More

Bruno Manga Signs New Contract For 'Magnificent' Bluebirds

Bruno Manga has committed to Cardiff City for the next two seasons. Central defender Manga signed a new two-year contract and then said: “I am really pleased to be continuing my adventure with this magnificent club. “My thanks to the manager and the board for having trust in me. Now it's time... Read More

Warnock Happy To Keep Manga When He Gets Back From Africa Cup Of Nations Duty

Neil Warnock has sent a New Year message to Bruno Manga as he prepares for the Africa Cup of Nations, saying: “You are welcome to stay with Cardiff City.” Centre-half Manga, who is in the Gabon squad for their opening Nations Cup clash on Saturday when they take on Guineau... Read More