Gwent potters miss out on Crucible

South Wales Argus: WINNER: Blackwood's Andrew Pagett in action at the Newport Centre tonight

10:55pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

TWO more Gwent snooker players have followed Mark Williams in failing to qualify for the World Championship, which starts in Sheffield on Saturday.

Mark Williams misses out on World Championship

South Wales Argus: WINNER: Mark Williams recovered from this moment of frustration to beat Neil RobertsonPicture: Jon Bevan

11:04pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

GWENT snooker star Mark Williams will miss the World Championship for the first time since 1996 after he lost 10-8 to Alan McManus in the final qualifying round at the Ponds Forge Arena.

Former champ targets third British cycling title in Monmouthshire

South Wales Argus: VICTORY: Roger Hammond winning his second National Road Race title at the Celtic Manor in 2004

5:46pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

ROGER Hammond wants a third British title and believes the young members of his Madison-Genesis are just the ones to land the British Cycling National Road and Time Trial Championships under-23 crown in Monmouthshire this June.

Christian Malcolm worried he'll miss out on Glasgow 2014

South Wales Argus: GUTTED: Christian Malcolm after tonight's race

11:09am Tuesday 15th April 2014

NEWPORT sprint star Christian Malcolm admits he is concerned he will fail to make the qualification time for what would be his final Commonwealth Games.

Cool head of Chepstow cox steered Oxford to glory in Boat Race

South Wales Argus: WATER HERO: Laurence Harvey is thrown into the Thames by his Oxford teammates

3:58pm Monday 7th April 2014

OLYMPIC gold and silver medalist Malcolm Howard praised his Oxford Blue Boat cox Laurence Harvey's 'cool head' for keeping their crew on course for a gigantic 11-length win in the 160th varsity race.

Newport motor racing teen set for Silverstone test

South Wales Argus: WINNER: Newport's Rory Collingbourne after victory at Brands Hatch last year

1:10pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

NEWPORT motor racing star Rory Collingbourne is gearing up for the biggest race of his career so far at Silverstone this weekend.

Sir Bradley Wiggins could be on his way to Gwent

South Wales Argus: GUEST STAR: Sir Bradley Wiggins will be on his way to Gwent if he decides to defend his Tour of Britain title

11:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

SIR Bradley Wiggins and a host of cycling stars could be on their way to Gwent as stage three of the Tour of Britain comes to Abergavenny in September.

Chance for young sport stars to shine at Gemau Cymru

4:19pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

WITH just four months to go, sports minister John Griffiths has unveiled an eight-strong sports line up for this year’s Gemau Cymru.

Pontypool's Owain Parry new Painpit lightweight champ

South Wales Argus: CHAMP: Owain Parry shows off his belt with his team and Gwent boxing star Gavin Rees

3:23pm Monday 24th March 2014

TILLERY Combat Mixed Martial Arts Academy pulled off yet another thrilling night of fights at Painpit at Newport Leisure Centre on Saturday, in which a new champion was crowned, and future superstars were unveiled.

Cycling star Becky James helps launch National Road Championships

8:23am Wednesday 19th March 2014

DOUBLE world track champion Becky James returned home yesterday to help launch the 2014 British Cycling National Road Championships, which will be held in the hills of Monmouthshire this June.

'Historic' pair back behind the wheel

South Wales Argus: RALLY GOOD TEAM: Graham Thatcher, left, and Rob James

5:41pm Thursday 13th March 2014

AGE is no barrier to the need for speed and ‘historic’ rally drivers Graham Thatcher and Rob James are enjoying great success behind the wheel, writes Andrew Penman.

Newport Velo teen star targets another world record

South Wales Argus: BIG FUTURE: Newport Velo Youth Cycling Club member Lauren Booth

12:40pm Thursday 13th March 2014

LAUREN Booth brought the curtain down on 2013 by setting a new world record, but the Newport Velo Club track cyclist believes she can go even faster this year.

Severn Bridge half marathon set for August

4:51pm Monday 3rd March 2014

THE inaugural Severn Bridge Half Marathon will take place on Sunday, August 24, starting in Chepstow.

Second bronze for Becky James in Colombia

South Wales Argus: BRONZE: Abergavenny's Becky James, right, with Anna Meares, left, and Kristina Vogel, centre

11:22pm Sunday 2nd March 2014

ABERGAVENNY ace Becky James won her second bronze medal on the final day of the Track Cycling World Championships in Colombia.

Ronnie O'Sullivan wins Welsh Open with magnificent 147

South Wales Argus: WINNER: Ronnie O'Sullivan with the BetVictor Welsh Open trophy Picture: Jon Bevan

8:55pm Sunday 2nd March 2014

RONNIE O’Sullivan clinched a hat-trick of Welsh Open titles ten years after his first with a stunning 147 maximum break in the final frame.

Ronnie O'Sullivan rockets into Newport final

South Wales Argus: FINAL COUNTDOWN: World champion Ronnie O'Sullivan

10:55pm Saturday 1st March 2014

RONNIE O'Sullivan beat Barry Hawkins 6-2 with a scintillating display to set up a final meeting with Ding Junhui in the BetVictor Welsh Open at the Newport Centre.

Ding Junhui books his place in Welsh Open final

South Wales Argus: FINAL PLACE: China's Ding Junhai is on course for another tournament win in Newport

7:15pm Saturday 1st March 2014

DING Junhui is just one match away from a record-equaling fifth ranking title this season, after beating Joe Perry 6-4 in the semi-finals of the BetVictor Welsh Open at the Newport Centre.

Becky James fails to defend sprint title

South Wales Argus: BRONZE: Abergavenny cycling star Becky James

11:04am Saturday 1st March 2014

GWENT’S Becky James was unable to defend her women’s sprint title after being beaten 2-0 by team-mate Jess Varnish in the quarter-finals on day three of the Track Cycling World Championships in Colombia.

Ronnie O'Sullivan too good for old rival John Higgins

South Wales Argus: EYES ON THE PRIZE: Ronnie O'Sullivan on his way to victory over Ricky Walden

10:47pm Friday 28th February 2014

SNOOKER'S clash of the titans at the BetVictor Welsh Open turned out a one-sided affair as Ronnie O'Sullivan beat John Higgins 5-1 to reach the semi-finals at the Newport Centre.

Ding Junhai sees off top teen to claim semi-final spot in Newport

South Wales Argus: EXPERIENCE: Ding Junhui on his way to victory in the Welsh Open quarter-finalsPicture: Jon Bevan

4:33pm Friday 28th February 2014

DING Junhai showed nerves of steel to win his Sheffield showdown at the Newport Centre and end the fairytale for unheralded teenager Joel Walker.

Wales netball stars beat Scotland to lift Northern Cup

South Wales Argus: VICTORY: The Wales netball team celebrate with the Northern Cup

2:20pm Friday 28th February 2014

WALES’ netball team avenged their loss to Scotland earlier in the week to defeat them in the final of the 2014 Northern Cup on at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Thursday night.

Personal best but no medal for Becky James

South Wales Argus: WORLD CHAMP: Becky James defends her titles in Colombia this week

9:30am Friday 28th February 2014

ABERGAVENNY ace Becky James’ run of world championship cycling medals came to an end as she finished seventh in the women’s 500m time-trial in Colombia overnight.

Mark Williams crashes out of Welsh Open snooker

South Wales Argus: WHITEWASH: Gwent's Mark Williams on his way to a 4-0 win over Tian Pengfei

10:01pm Thursday 27th February 2014

THE wait for another home win in the BetVictor Welsh Open goes on after Gwent’s Mark Williams was beaten 4-2 by Marco Fu.

Ronnie O'Sullivan running into form in Newport

South Wales Argus: EYES ON THE PRIZE: Ronnie O'Sullivan on his way to victory over Ricky Walden

4:55pm Thursday 27th February 2014

WORLD champion Ronnie O’Sullivan’s challenge for the Bet Victor Welsh Open title is picking up pace at the Newport Centre after a rapid 4-1 win over Ricky Walden.

Mark Williams ignores pal Hendry's advice to retire

South Wales Argus: BIG WIN: Gwent favourite Mark Williams is not ready to retire yet

9:30am Thursday 27th February 2014

DOUBLE world champion Mark Williams has revealed that he ignored his good friend Stephen Hendry’s advice to retire before charging into the last 16 of the Bet Victor Welsh Open, writes Andrew Penman.

More medal success for Abergavenny ace Becky James

South Wales Argus: BRONZE: Abergavenny cycling star Becky James

9:00am Thursday 27th February 2014

GWENT’S Becky James and Great Britain teammate Jess Varnish won World Championship bronze medals in Colombia overnight.

Blackwood's Andrew Pagett bows out in Newport

South Wales Argus: WINNER: Blackwood's Andrew Pagett in action at the Newport Centre tonight

10:43pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

BLACKWOOD potter Andrew Pagett's run in the Bet Victor Welsh Open is over after he was beaten 4-0 by reigning champion Stephen Maguire at the Newport Centre tonight.

Mark Williams stuns world number one Neil Robertson

South Wales Argus: WINNER: Mark Williams recovered from this moment of frustration to beat Neil RobertsonPicture: Jon Bevan

5:15pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

GWENT star Mark Williams rolled back the years as he held his nerve to beat world number one Neil Robertson 4-3 at the Newport Centre.

Becky James and Sam Harrison in action in Colombia

South Wales Argus: WORLD CHAMP: Becky James defends her titles in Colombia this week

3:37pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

GWENT’S double world champion Becky James will begin the defence of her sprint and keirin titles as the UCI Track World Championships in Colombia get under way tonight.

Becky James battling the elements in Colombia

South Wales Argus: GWENT STAR: Abergavenny's Becky James is in Colombia this week

12:36pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

GWENT'S world champion Becky James is among the Great Britain cycling stars bidding to overcome the elements and the opposition at the Track World Championships in Cali, Colombia, this week.

Mark Williams aiming to end wait for Welsh winner

South Wales Argus: WHITEWASH: Gwent's Mark Williams on his way to a 4-0 win over Tian Pengfei

5:10pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

GWENT ace Mark Williams is aiming to end the 15-year wait for a home winner of the Bet Victor Welsh Open after booking his place in the last 32.

Pagett the star as three Welshman reach last 32

South Wales Argus: Welsh Open Snooker 2014 Tournament Round 2 at the Newport Centre.  Pictured at the table is Ken Doherty. (4233994)

9:32pm Monday 24th February 2014

BLACKWOOD’S Andrew Pagett will face defending champion Stephen Maguire on Wednesday in the Welsh Open after a superb fightback saw him reach the third round.

Four Welsh potters in action in Newport today

South Wales Argus: OUT: Cwmbran's Jak Jones on his way to defeat against Liang Wenbo on Saturday

8:25am Monday 24th February 2014

HOME favourites Dominic Dale, Matthew Stevens, Andrew Pagett and Michael White are all in action at the Bet Victor Welsh Open snooker today.

Exiles ace Robbie Willmott delighted to be back in action at Rodney Parade

South Wales Argus: Robbie Willmott (3259172)

3:06pm Friday 21st February 2014

NEWPORT County AFC fans were welcomed back to Rodney Parade on Tuesday for the first time since the beginning of January with a thrilling 3-2 win over third-placed Oxford United.

Welsh veteran Dominic Dale edges through in Newport

5:43pm Thursday 20th February 2014

DOMINIC Dale became the third Welsh star to taste victory at this year’s Bet Victor Welsh Open as he edged out Antony Parsons 4-3, writes Andrew Penman.

Blackwood's Andrew Pagett safely through in Newport

South Wales Argus: WINNER: Blackwood's Andrew Pagett in action at the Newport Centre tonight

9:31pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

BLACKWOOD’S Andrew Pagett sailed through to round two of the Bet Victor Welsh Open snooker at the Newport Centre with a 4-0 whitewash of Marcus Campbell tonight.

Matthew Stevens through after final frame decider in Welsh Open

South Wales Argus: HE'S THROUGH: Welsh snooker ace Matthew Stevens in action on day one of the Welsh Open at the Newport Centre

6:20pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

HOME favourite Matthew Stevens won a tense final frame decider against world number 126 Matthew Wicheard on day one of the Bet Victor Welsh Open snooker at the Newport Centre.

Ronnie O'Sullivan test a dream come true for Travis

South Wales Argus: Mitchell Travis in action in his first round match against Marco Fu during day four of the williamhill.com UK Championships at The Barbican Centre, York. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday November 29, 2013. See PA story SNOOKER York. Photo cre

10:03am Thursday 13th February 2014

SNOOKER’S amateur sensation Mitchell Travis hopes to beat his idol Ronnie O’Sullivan when they meet in the BetVictor Welsh Open this month.

Welsh athletics stalwart Tom Wood remembered

South Wales Argus: VETERAN: Newport's Tom Wood after completing the London Marathon in 1996

11:05am Thursday 30th January 2014

FORMER Newport Harriers and Welsh international athlete Tom Wood has died at the age of 88.

Great weekend for Gwent athletes at Welsh Indoors

1:02pm Monday 27th January 2014

GWENT athletes enjoyed a successful weekend at the Welsh Athletics 2014 Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Wales netball coach disappointed by defeat to England A

South Wales Argus: DISAPPOINTING: Action from Wales' 44-35 defeat to England A at Wembley Arena this week

12:41pm Wednesday 22nd January 2014

WALES netball coach Melissa Hyndman was left "bitterly disappointed" by a 44-35 defeat to England A this week.

Gwent cyclist wins second bronze at world track event

South Wales Argus: Commonwealth hope: Lewis Oliva

3:02pm Sunday 19th January 2014

GWENT cycle star Lewis Oliva has won a second bronze medal at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Mexico in the men's keirin.

Volunteers wanted for Swansea's European para-sport spectacular

12:43pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

THE search to find up to 1,000 volunteer ‘Champions’ to support the 2014 IPC Athletics European Championships in Swansea begins this month.

MELISSA JONES: Great success for Gwent trainer

South Wales Argus: Penhow trainer Robert Stephens had a big winner at Cheltenham at the first attempt and it might be going to the Festival in March. Pictured is his horse Modus. (3239273)

9:02pm Monday 6th January 2014

THEY looked a little puzzled at his name in the racecard but after five minutes of racing action, the Cheltenham crowd were applauding Robert Stephens' emergence onto the training scene with a rampant winner from his first attempt at the famous track.

Newport Centre gets ready to welcome back world's top snooker stars

12:02pm Monday 6th January 2014

THE Newport Centre is gearing up for the arrival of the world's best snooker players next month and the Welsh Open has received a boost with the news that betting company BetVictor has renewed its title sponsorship of the world ranking event.

Newport cycle star Jon Mould hoping 2014 can be even better than 2013

South Wales Argus: WINNER: Newport cyclist Jon Mould warmed up for this weekend's World Cup event with victory in Manchester at the weekend

2:02pm Monday 30th December 2013

NEWPORT'S Jon Mould roared into the limelight of British and Welsh cycling during 2013 but wants to use it as a springboard for even greater things in 2014.

Mountainous wins Welsh National

5:00pm Saturday 28th December 2013

20-1 shot Mountainous won this afternoon's Welsh National at Chepstow.

A year of success for Cwmcarn Paragon riders

4:01pm Saturday 28th December 2013

CWMCARN Paragon Cycling Club can look back on a highly successful 2013 that saw them win two Welsh Team Time Trial Championships, the Celtic Time Trial Series and bronze medals at the British Masters Track Championships and the Newport Winter Track League.

Chepstow Harriers feeling festive for final 10k

South Wales Argus: STEP INTO CHRISTMAS: Chepstow Harriers members before their Christmas Cracker 10k

12:03pm Tuesday 17th December 2013

CHEPSTOW Harriers got into the Christmas spirit at the weekend as 32 of them dressed up in an assortment of festive fancy dress costumes to run their final club championship race of the year – the Christmas Cracker 10k at Weston-super-Mare.

No stopping Cwmcarn Paragon cycling ace Ross Porter

11:11pm Friday 13th December 2013

CWMCARN Paragon's top off road expert Ross Porter extended his excellent recent form with two top-ten finishes in the Welsh Cyclo-Cross Championships and the Welsh Cyclo-Cross Leagues Gilwern Cross.






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