Elfyn Evans finished second on the season-opening WRC Monte Carlo Rally after opting not to risk it all on trying to overhaul Toyota team-mate Sebastien Ogier. The Dolgellau flier finished 32.6 seconds behind the Frenchman who claimed a record eighth victory on arguably the world's most famous rally.
Steve Cooper insisted the FA Cup was “not a distraction” as his Swansea side sailed into the fifth round at the expense of Nottingham Forest. Much had been made of the Swans failing to score more than twice in a game this season, a statistic they emphatically banished with a comprehensive 5-1 win at the Liberty Stadium. Cooper made seven changes to the side that won at Barnsley last time out, but saw his side lead 2-0 at the break through Liam Cullen’s crisp volley and a superb 25 yard shot from Matt Grimes.
Mick McCarthy insists he is happy to have agreed a short-term deal to manage Cardiff City until the end of the season - but is aiming to be around a lot longer. The former Republic of Ireland boss has been installed as a quick replacement for the sacked Neil Harris.
Elfyn Evans may have to roll the dice if he wants to get his World Rally Championship campaign off to a winning start in Monte Carlo. The Dolgellau ace goes into Sunday's final four stages in the snowy French Alps trailing Toyota Gazoo Racing team-mate Sebastien Ogier by just 13 seconds.
Jordan Morris has revealed the influence of German legend Jurgen Klinsmann on the road that has taken him to the Championship with Swansea City. The American international – who has joined the Swans on loan from Seattle Sounders – was capped by Klinsmann when Morris was still a college student six years ago at the age of 20. He has since won 39 caps for the USA, but credits Klinsmann with helping progress his fellow striker’s career.
Dai Young believes Cardiff Blues are heading forwards after they secured back-to-back Guinness Pro 14 victories over the Scarlets with a 13-10 victory in Llanelli. The Blues won against their regional rivals for the second time inside a fortnight to give Young victory in his first match in charge since returning to the Arms Park. Once again, the Scarlets had most of the possession and territory but the Blues’ defence proved too strong for them to break down.
Mick McCarthy has been parachuted in to save Cardiff City's season, with owner Vincent Tan insisting the Irishman is the right man to stop the rot. The club feared the current slump might become a battle to avoid relegation to League One but believe McCarthy can keep them in the Championship. They are currently nine points above the relegation zone, but all the clubs in the bottom three have games in hand on Cardiff.
Elfyn Evans snatched the lead in the Monte Carlo Rally and looks set for a battle royal this weekend with team-mate Sebastien Ogier. The Dolgellau ace won one of Friday's five special stages in the French Alps to end the day with a slender 7.4 secs advantage over the Frenchman.
Mick McCarthy has been backed to “put a smile back on faces” if he is appointed as Cardiff City’s new manager. The upbeat assessment comes from Bluebirds defender Sol Bamba, himself a source of warmth, affection and humour for the club’s supporters in dark times – not least the player’s own recent cancer diagnosis. McCarthy is expected to be confirmed as Cardiff’s new boss this weekend following the sacking of Neil Harris on Thursday.
Cardiff Valkyries have gone virtual as they bid to encourage more women to take up American Football. The club may be restricted from playing matches or holding training sessions during the current lockdown, but that has not stopped their determined recruitment drive. Undeterred, Wales’ only women’s American Football set-up are holding a series of “rookie days” online to introduce new players to the sport and their thriving club.
Hollie Arnold reckons she is going to become “hangry” on “I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here” but insists it will be worth the meagre rations if she inspires others. Wales’ Para world champion and Paralympic champion has admitted going without will rest her patience while she is on... Read More
A teenage race-walker is organising his own para athletics meeting in Cardiff to give fellow disability athletes the opportunity to compete against each other. Daniel McKerlich, who competes in the T20 category for people with learning difficulties, has spotted a need for a competition in Wales exclusively for disabled athletes.... Read More
Six Welsh para athletes have been named as part of British Athletics World Class Programme for 2020. Hollie Arnold, Olivia Breen, Aled Davies, Sabrina Fortune, Kyron Duke and Harri Jenkins all returned from last year’s World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai with medals. They are joined by 22 other athletes,... Read More
Some don’t like it hot. Hollie Arnold – Wales’ world champion javelin thrower - is one of them. But as she prepares for a hot, sticky Tokyo in August and the Paralympic Games, she tells Graham Thomas how she is preparing to stay cool under pressure. Hollie Arnold will be... Read More
Hollie Arnold celebrated her fourth consecutive World Para Athletics title on Monday, but instantly turned her attention to re-claiming her world record at next year's Paralympics in Tokyo. The Loughborough-based athlete set a new personal best on her way to the F46 title in Dubai, but fell short of regaining... Read More
Nowhere does Wales’ sporting claim to punch above its weight appear more justified than in Para Athletics. A total of seven Welsh athletes will be wearing Great Britain colours in Dubai when the World Para Athletics Championships starts in Dubai on Thursday. Owen Morgan spoke to one of them. Three... Read More