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Zoe Backstedt's World Cup CX Campaign Hit By COVID-19 Rules

Zoe Backstedt's chances of claiming another UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup victory this month have been dashed by COVID-19 regulations. Cycling's governing body has cancelled the junior women's races that were scheduled to take place victory in Belgium, in Namur on 20 December and Dendermonde on 27 December.

It's A Case Of Steady Elfyn As Evans Launches WRC Title Bid In Monza

Elfyn Evans admitted he took it steady as he got his bid to be crowned World Rally Champion underway in Monza. Having had a spin in the pre-event shakedown earlier in the morning, the title pacesetter took a cautious approach on SS1 in Monza's F1 circuit.

Diversity Levels In Welsh Sport Described As "Shameful" After New Survey

Former Wales striker Nathan Blake has told sports in Wales to stop talking and start doing something about their lack of diversity. His call comes after an ITV Wales investigation revealed levels of diversity that were described as "shocking" and "shameful" by Race Council Cymru. A survey conducted showed there are only 19 people from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background out of 765 employees across some of Wales' biggest sports governing bodies.

FAW Back Laura McAllister Bid For FIFA

Laura McAllister has been backed by the Football Association of Wales to bring expertise and insight to world football’s governing body. Professor McAllister – a former Wales captain, former chair of Sport Wales and now professor of public policy and governance at Cardiff University – has is standing for election to FIFA’s council. Nominated by the FAW and backed by the other home associations, McAllister is bidding to become UEFA’s designated female representative on FIFA council.

Gerwyn Price Facing All-Wales Clash When He Starts World Championship Bid

Gerwyn Price could face an all Wales clash when he begins his bid for the William Hill World Darts Championship later this month. The No 3 seed has been drawn against either countryman Jamie Lewis or Luke Woodhouse in the second round.

Wales Golf Events To Return Next Year In New Finals Format

Golfers around Wales will be able to enjoy the first Club Finals Weekend next year, with several of the traditional tournaments being wrapped into one event. The COVID-19 pandemic meant those events were cancelled in 2020, but also saw lessons learned which have contributed to planning ahead for their hopeful return in 2021.

Elfyn Evans' Shakedown Spin A Timely Warning For WRC Title Bid

Elfyn Evans discovered just how treacherous this weekend's World Rally Championship title decider could be as he spun on the pre-event shakedown in Monza. The title pacesetter was caught-out at one of the chicanes in the snowy and slippery conditions on the F1 circuit.

Made In Dolgellau, Forged In Cumbria, Crowned In Monza - The Path To World Glory Taken By Elfyn Evans

Elfyn Evans is on the verge of becoming the first Welshman to win the FIA World Rally Championship drivers’ title, with just the final Rally Monza (3-6 December) between him and glory. And after a remarkable first season with the Toyota team, the 31-year old Dolgellau ace doesn’t need to win the event to secure the title.

George North Told To Prove He Can Be A Lucky 13 For Wales After Jonathan Davies

George North has been told to answer the big question of what comes next at outside centre for Wales after Jonathan Davies. The man looking for clues is Wales coach Wayne Pivac, who has named North at No.13, rather than on the wing, to face Italy on Saturday. Davies has been injured since the defeat to Ireland three weeks ago and although Pivac said he could have played this weekend, the coach is anxious to examine long term options to replace a player who will be 33 in April.

Steve Cooper Admits Sliding Swansea City Have Come Up Short

Steve Cooper admitted Swansea City dropped their standards in defeat at Middlesbrough as they slipped out of the Championship play-off places. The Swans head coach accused his players of falling from the levels that had brought two victories and a draw in their previous three games as they lost 2-1 to Neil Warnock’s side. The defeat – Swansea’s third of the season – dropped the club to seventh in the table, although the positions are so tight they are still only two points off leaders Norwich City, who also lost last night.

Newcastle

Steve Bruce's Newcastle Warned By Newport: We Have No Covid . . . But Cup Fever Is Raging

By Paul Jones Steve Bruce has been warned not to expect anything friendlier than a touchline elbow bump when his Newcastle United team visit Newport County tomorrow night. County are in the mood for creating more Carabao Cup shocks, having already dumped Watford out of the competition and with recent Cup heroics... Read More

Newport County Lack Six Appeal . . . But They're Not Thinking Of Sexy Cup Ties

The last time Newport County went to Bolton for a league game they got hit for six, but that is unlikely to happen when they return today. The last clash was 32 years ago in the old Fourth Division and the thrashing at Burden Park came a week after a... Read More

Welsh Wizards Set To Call Up Top Guns For Visit Of Powerful Premier Squash League Club St George’s

Welsh Wizards, the Cardiff-based Premier Squash League team, look certain to call up a couple of the World’s leading players for their opening home match of the season. That will be against St George’s on Tuesday, October 15. They have Mohamed ElShorbagy and Joelle King their top male and female players. Wizards... Read More

Brave Bluebirds Take On Bayern Munich, LA Galaxy, PSV And Newcastle United Challenge In South Korea

Cardiff City competed with Bayern Munich, LA Galaxy, PSV Eindhoven and Newcastle United during the 2019 JEJU International Cup in South Korea. City earned four points in their group, beating Korean team Busan IPark 2-1 before slipping to a 3-2 defeat against Japanese club Kashima Antlers 3-1. The brave Bluebirds then fought... Read More

Ryan Giggs Insists He'll Lose No Sleep Over Paul Dummett's Wales Decision

Ryan Giggs insists he is “not fussed” over Paul Dummett’s decision to make himself unavailable for Wales.The Newcastle defender appears to have called time on his international career after manager Giggs revealed the player had chosen not to be part of the national squad. Dummett has won only five caps... Read More

Liam Williams Joins Wales' Elite . . . And Could Surpass Them All This Season

Welsh rugby’s European “Top 10” has just expanded to 11 following Saracens’ epic fight back to topple Leinster in the Heineken Champions Cup final. Liam Williams shone in his alternative red kit as the English champions came from 10 points down to score 20 unanswered ones of their own to... Read More
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