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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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Dragons Sign Cartoon Artist Leighton To Boost Attack

Wrexham have signed an artist in their quest for Vanarama National League promotion success. Scottish forward Leighton Mcintosh, a former Dundee, Arbroath and Airdrie player, is an avid artist and who showcased his colourful work at an exhibition at Nethergate, Dundee under his designer name, Geckor Design. McIntosh, who has signed a... Read More

'I Want People In The Trenches' Says Bluebird Warnock

Neil Warnock has already decided on his starting line-up for Saturday’s Premier League fixture at Wolves. The Bluebirds manager, speaking after Cardiff City’s 3-0 home defeat against Everton, said: “I know my team for Wolves and I want people who will be in the trenches because I was let down by... Read More

Cardiff's Aron Gunnarsson Insists The Stick Given To Everton Pal Gylfi Sigurdsson Leaves Him Bemused

Aron Gunnarsson has pinpointed Gylfi Sigurdsson as Everton’s biggest threat to Cardiff City tonight – and says he cannot understand some of the criticism given to his Iceland teammate. The two countrymen are set to face each other at the Cardiff City Stadium where the Bluebirds are desperate for points... Read More

The Ice Men Cometh Together As Gunnarsson And Sigurdsson Go Head-To-Head

Aron Gunnarsson ranks his Icelandic team mate Gylfi Sigurdsson right up there among the best of players ever produced by his country. But that won’t stop him from putting on hold their 12-year friendship at Goodison Park this weekend when he tries to continue the Cardiff City revival against Everton.... Read More

Icelandic Warrior Gunnar Commits To Bluebirds

Aron Gunnarsson committed his playing future to Cardiff City soon after the end of last season. Iceland’s captain has now signed his new contract, which runs until next summer, and manager Neil Warnock is delighted, saying: “I knew six weeks ago Aron would be staying, but we had to make sure... Read More

Bluebirds' Trio Aiming For Summer Trip Away In Russia

Armand Traore has plans to go away with Cardiff City team-mates Aaron Gunnarsson (Iceland) and Marko Grujic (Serbia) this summer. Their national teams have all qualified for the World Cup finals in Russia and the trio are focused on earning a call-up. They are making outstanding progress in their quests for... Read More
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