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Neil Harris Frustrated By "Naive" Referee As Cardiff City Tripped Up By "Clever" Aleksandar Mitrovic

Neil Harris Frustrated By “Naive” Referee As Cardiff City Tripped Up By “Clever” Aleksandar Mitrovic

Linton Lewis . . . Lawyer, Politician, Multi-Millionaire . . . And Welsh Club Cricket Legend

With cricket finally back – and the West Indies playing England in the first Test of the summer in Southampton – it seems a good time to remember Ammanford’s Caribbean king, Linton Lewis. Owen Morgan tells the tale of one of Welsh cricket’s most remarkable success stories. The names trip easily off the tongue. They are pronounced as if spoken by someone born and bred in the area. Myddynfych . . . Pantyffynnon . . . Tirydail. They are place names that would not come naturally to anyone unfamiliar with the Carmarthenshire town of Ammanford.

GB Road For Wales Sevens Is The Wrong Direction, Says Aled Thomas

GB Road For Wales Sevens Is The Wrong Direction, Says Aled Thomas
Aled Thomas has called on the Welsh Rugby Union to invest more in their sevens programme - rather than go for the money saving option of amalgamating with England and Scotland. All three Unions are looking at ways of cutting costs at the moment and one of the latest ideas is to combine the three sevens teams into one GB team to play on the World Sevens Series circuit. Team GB already plays at the Olympic Games every four years. But Thomas, who famously helped Wales to win the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens title in Dubai, believes reducing the opportunities for young players to develop on the circuit could be counter-productive.

Welsh Trio Take Flight For Fight Island . . . The Brave New World Of UFC

Welsh Trio Take Flight For Fight Island . . . The Brave New World Of UFC
“Fight Island” sounds as if it could be William Golding’s follow-up to Lord of the Flies, or something out of a Bond movie, but’s actually the next incarnation of UFC. Not only that, but the pandemic-busting event – held in Abu Dhabi - is going to feature Welsh fighters John ‘The Welsh wrecking Machine’ Phillips, Jack Shore and Brett Johns. Chris Saunders sets the scene. As we step out of the gloom into a brave new post-coronavirus world, it’s becoming clear that some sporting institutions are transitioning better than others. Watching football in empty stadiums is jarring and unnatural and we haven’t even tried to play rugby without the roar of the crowd.

Cardiff City Warned They Will Face The Menace Of Mitrovic

Cardiff City Warned They Will Face The Menace Of Mitrovic
Cardiff City have been warned that Fulham’s armoury will be fully stocked tonight with 31-goal Aleksandar Mitrovic waiting to be launched in their direction. The Serbian striker is set to return from a three-match suspension to face the Bluebirds at Craven Cottage, where any slip-up could result in Neil Harris’s side tumbling out of the play-off spots by the end of the weekend. Mitrovic has scored 23 Championship goals already this season, plus eight more for Serbia, and will provide a tough challenge to a Cardiff side that conceded three goals at home to Blackburn Rovers in defeat on Tuesday.

Lauren Price Will Use Olympic Delay To Be Better - And Wiser - In Tokyo Next Year

World boxing champion Lauren Price was ready to realise her ambition of reaching an Olympic Games when the coronavirus swept in to scupper her plans in March. The 26-year-old from Newport was less than 24 hours away from fighting for her place in Tokyo at a qualifying tournament in London before organisers determined it too risky for the tournament to continue. Instead of basking in the glory of another momentous moment in her career, Price headed for lockdown in her flat near the GB training base in Sheffield, with team-mate Kariss Artingstall for company.

Rhian Brewster And Swansea's Young Brigade Are Leading The Charge, Says Steve Cooper

Rhian Brewster And Swansea’s Young Brigade Are Leading The Charge, Says Steve Cooper
Steve Cooper has backed Rhian Brewster to remain the man for the big occasion after he started the comeback that saw his side move to within collar-breathing distance of play-off rivals Cardiff City. On-loan Liverpool forward Brewster scored his eighth goal in 16 games since joining on loan from Liverpool in January as the Swans beat Birmingham City 3-1 at St Andrew's. It meant back-to-back victories for Cooper’s side for the first time since December as they moved to within a point of sixth-placed Cardiff with four games remaining. The teams now have identical goal difference.

Sport Wales Insist Women's Sport Is Part Of Planned Return

Sport Wales Insist Women’s Sport Is Part Of Planned Return
Women’s team sports must not be left behind in the return to action and recovery from Covid-19, a leading Welsh sports administrator has warned. Chris Jenkins, chief executive of Commonwealth Games Wales and a member of the committee liaising with Welsh Government on the staged return of elite performers, insists the planning is in place to ensure there is no long-term gender gap. Former Olympic champion Denise Lewis is one of many voices to have spoken of concern that women’s sport risks being marginalised during the current pandemic.

Crowning Glory: Wales Golf Elite Amateur Events Set For Go-Ahead

Wales Golf will be able to crown champions this year, with elite amateur events set to go ahead with safety measures in place. There will be men’s and ladies Welsh Amateur champions for 2020 despite the coronavirus crisis, as well as junior and age group champions. The Ladies Open Seniors is still scheduled to go ahead on the original date in September.

It's All Looking Rosey For Harriet As She Tees Up First Pro Event

Wales international Harriet Lockley, aged 15, will be playing in her first pro event and mixing with the likes of 2018 Ladies British Open champion Georgia Hall and fellow Solheim Cup player Charlie Hull. It will also be making history as the first ladies professional event to be held at Open Championship venue Royal St George’s on the Kent coast.

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Newport County's Wembley Return Denied But Michael Flynn Says Don't Shoot The Penalty Shooter

Michael Flynn has wrapped a protective arm around Newport County’s Ryan Innis after the defender’s missed penalty denied the club another trip to Wembley. Innis’s spot kick was saved during a sudden death shoot-out against Salford in the Leasing.com Trophy semi-final clash. County were bidding to reach Wembley for the... Read More

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling - Padraig Wants Newport Half Century To Clinch Wembley Stadium Place

Irish goals ace Padraig Amond is aiming to complete a half century for Newport County this evening and lead them back to Wembley Stadium. Amond, from Carlow in the Republic of Ireland, goes into County’s Leasing.Com Trophy semi-final against Salford City at Rodney Parade having scored 49 goals for the Welsh... Read More

Newport Focus On Fifth Wembley Game In Eight Years

Newport County are firmly focussed on Wembley Stadium. They take on Salford City at home in the leasing.com Challenge Cup semi-final on Tuesday - and the winners will earn a place in the final. The cup clash could be a welcome break from SkyBet League Two football for manager Michael Flynn... Read More

Padraig Amond "Booted" Out Of Newport County Cup Tie

Newport County will go into their Leasing.com Trophy quarter-final on Tuesday night without the services of leading scorer Padraig Amond. The Irish striker picked up a bizarre injury taking off his boot in training the day before the 2-0 home win over League Two leaders Swindon Town at the weekend.... Read More

Michael Flynn Sticks With The Kids . . . And His Newport Newbies Come Of Age

Michael Flynn didn’t pick himself to play against Brighton U21 at the Amex Stadium, but he should be proud of the team he did put out on the pitch for the second round tie in the Leasing.com Trophy. Four days after travelling to deepest, darkest Essex and pinching a 1-0... Read More

Michael Flynn, 39, Considers Newport County Comeback

Such is Newport County’s injury plight that manager Michael Flynn is threatening to come out of retirement to play in the Leasing.com Trophy tie at Brighton U21 at the Amex Stadium tonight (7.00pm, Tuesday). The Exiles picked up two more injuries in their 1-0 FA Cup win at Maldon &... Read More
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