CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Eddie Butler, a former Wales rugby captain who later forged a career as a highly respected commentator and broadcaster, has died. He was 65.
Butler’s death was announced on Thursday by the Welsh Rugby Union and the BBC, for whom he worked.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Rob Page has signed a four-year deal to coach Wales, the World Cup-bound team said on Tuesday.
Page took over the role on an interim basis after Ryan Giggs went on leave in November on charges of domestic violence, and guided the team into the World Cup via the European playoffs.
GENEVA (AP) — A years-long transfer dispute after the death in an airplane crash of soccer player Emiliano Sala was decided on Friday in favor of his former club Nantes against Cardiff, which promised more legal action in the multi-million dollar case.
LONDON (AP) — Aiming to protect soccer club traditions, the English Football Association gave itself power Friday to block changes to home jersey colors and badges that are unpopular with fans.
Any proposed changes must pass extensive consultation with fans who are proven to have season tickets or attend a certain number of home games, the FA said in a statement.
SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Cardiff Oncology, Inc. (CRDF) on Thursday reported a loss of $10.4 million in its second quarter.
The San Diego-based company said it had a loss of 24 cents per share.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — South Africa took its Twenty20 international series with England to a decider after easing to a 58-run win in the second match on Thursday.
Rilee Rossouw hit 10 fours and five sixes in a 55-ball 96 not out to steer the Proteas to 207-3 in Cardiff after being put into bat.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Ryan Giggs has quit as Wales coach with immediate effect, saying on Monday he didn't want his upcoming trial on charges of domestic violence to destabilize the national team heading into its first appearance at the World Cup since 1958.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Gareth Bale said Wales' qualification for the World Cup in Qatar will influence the next stage in his career as he weighs up which team to join after leaving Real Madrid.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Weeks of back spasms were not going to stop Gareth Bale's mission to lead Wales back to the World Cup.
Try stopping the captain taking to the field when there is a 64-year drought to end.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Ukraine's players wept in the rain while applauding their dejected supporters after missing out on qualifying for the World Cup by losing 1-0 to Wales in Europe's last playoff for the FIFA soccer showpiece on Sunday.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Ukraine plans to resume competitive football in the country in August despite being under attack by Russia after President Volodymyr Zelenskyy gave approval.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Joe Cordina knocked out Kenichi Ogawa in the second round to take the IBF super featherweight title from the Japanese boxer on Saturday.
Cordina thrilled the crowd in his Cardiff hometown to earn his first world title and hand Ogawa defeat in his first defense of the title.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Sunday:
WORLD CUP PLAYOFF
The final European spot at the World Cup will be determined in Cardiff where Wales hosts a Ukraine side trying to deliver an uplifting sporting success amid the ongoing Russian invasion.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Far from battlefields and Russian invaders, the Ukrainian footballers exempted from military service are trying to complete the mission to lead their country to the World Cup.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Flyhalf Dan Biggar was named Wales captain on Wednesday for the three-test tour to South Africa over Alun Wyn Jones despite the vastly experienced lock returning from a shoulder injury.
PARIS (AP) — French soccer club Nantes has expressed its shock at Nice fans who made derogatory chants about Emiliano Sala during a league game on Wednesday.
Sala died after the single-engine Piper Malibu aircraft in which he was traveling SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Cardiff Oncology, Inc. (CRDF) on Thursday reported a loss of $11 million in its first quarter. On a per-share basis, the San Diego-based company said it had a loss of 25 cents.
SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Cardiff Oncology, Inc. (CRDF) on Thursday reported a loss of $11 million in its first quarter.
On a per-share basis, the San Diego-based company said it had a loss of 25 cents.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Wales international David Brooks has been given the all-clear after cancer treatment.
The 24-year-old midfielder, who plays in England's second division with Bournemouth, announced in October that he was diagnosed with stage two Hodgkin lymphoma.
ZURICH (AP) — Ukraine's bid to qualify for the Word Cup will resume on June 1 against Scotland after its playoff semifinal in Glasgow was postponed in March due to the country being invaded by Russia.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Gareth Bale demonstrated his enduring value for Wales by scoring two goals — including a sensational free kick — in a 2-1 win over Austria on Thursday, leaving his country one more victory away from a first World Cup in 64 years.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Gareth Bale declared himself in “very good shape” and ready to play “whatever is necessary” for Wales in its World Cup playoff against Austria, days after pulling out of Real Madrid’s humiliating loss to Barcelona in the Spanish league.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Paolo Garbisi booted the match-clinching conversion before throwing himself to the ground and bursting into tears.
After seven humiliating years, Italy finally won a Six Nations match.
Wales lock Alun Wyn Jones lauded the bonds between rugby, family and community on the eve of becoming the first player in international rugby to appear 150 times for their country.
Jones returns from double shoulder surgery to feature for Wales for the first time in 20 weeks when they face Italy on Saturday in Cardiff in the last round of the Six Nations.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Wales got the party started early.
Coach Wayne Pivac named his side on Tuesday, two days before every other team, and set up a couple of individual milestones to close their Six Nations campaign at home on Saturday.
BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) — Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala was “deeply unconscious” after being poisoned by exhaust fumes before dying from severe head and chest injuries in a plane crash in 2019, a jury concluded Thursday.
ROME (AP) — Ange Capuozzo was rewarded for an impressive debut off the bench against Scotland with a start against Wales in Cardiff in the Six Nations on Saturday.
Capuozzo replaced an injured Pierre Bruno in the 45th minute last Saturday at the Stadio Olimpico and scored two tries, broke five tackles, and made five tackles.
Wales coach Wayne Pivac has no misgivings about giving Alun Wyn Jones a first rugby match in 20 weeks in the Six Nations test against Italy this weekend.
Jones hasn't played since dislocating his left shoulder in October against New Zealand.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Alun Wyn Jones was summoned by Wales on Saturday and will be available to face Italy next weekend in the final round of the Six Nations.
Jones has been in camp for two weeks, recovering from the left shoulder he injured in October against New Zealand in Cardiff.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — France hurdled the considerable obstacle that was Wales in boisterous Cardiff by just 13-9 and stayed on track for the Six Nations Grand Slam on Friday.
The French took their only try-scoring chance early on and absorbed intense pressure for long periods to remain unbeaten four games into the championship and on their longest winning streak — seven — in 18 years.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — British boxing authorities downgraded a judge over the scoring of a world title fight that saw Scottish fighter Josh Taylor retain his light-welterweight belts in a split-decision victory.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — As they celebrated a six-try thumping of Scotland, France captain Antoine Dupont noted something else to be happy about.
"One more away game,” he said two Saturdays ago at Murrayfield.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Tomas Francis' selection against France in the Six Nations after a head injury was defended by his Wales coach Wayne Pivac on Wednesday.
Francis was picked to start at tighthead prop in the match in Cardiff on Friday, 13 days after he collided heads with teammate Owen Watkin in the first half of the game against England at Twickenham.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — British boxing authorities are investigating the scoring of a world title fight that saw Scottish fighter Josh Taylor retain his light-welterweight belts in a split-decision victory.
SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Cardiff Oncology, Inc. (CRDF) on Thursday reported a loss of $9.4 million in its fourth quarter.
On a per-share basis, the San Diego-based company said it had a loss of 23 cents.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Taulupe Faletau is set to play for Wales for the first time in nearly a year after being called up to the squad for Saturday's match against England in the Six Nations.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Dan Biggar battled through injury to mark his 100th test appearance with the game-clinching dropped goal in a 20-17 win for Wales over Scotland in the Six Nations on Saturday.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Stuart Hogg has never won a test at Principality Stadium, or even scored a point there, and yet he calls it his favorite rugby venue away from Murrayfield.
Hogg leads Scotland into the home of Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday, when they will aim to end a 20-year win drought in Cardiff.
The Welsh are used to getting written off in the Six Nations.
Often it’s way too premature. This time, the negativity might be justified.
An opening-round 29-7 loss to Ireland in Dublin was a wretched way for Wales to begin its defense of a title won, somewhat naturally, against the odds last year.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa will welcome Wales to the republic for the first time since 2014 for a three-test rugby series in July.
The world champion Springboks will face Wales on July 2 in Pretoria, July 9 in Bloemfontein and July 16 in Cape Town.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane won't have much time to celebrate, lament or rest after the African Cup of Nations final.
The Liverpool teammates are due back in time for the team's next English Premier League game on Thursday, when the squad renews its pursuit of league-leading Manchester City.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — The Welsh Rugby Union will sell weaker beer and order bars to be closed during the second half of matches during the Six Nations tournament in an effort to curb alcohol-related disorder by spectators at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey left Juventus on loan to join Scottish champion Rangers on transfer deadline day.
The 31-year-old Ramsey has another year left on his contract in Turin but a title win for Rangers would likely pave the way for direct entry to the Champions League group stages and raise the possibility of a more permanent transfer.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Suspended Wales coach Ryan Giggs’ trial on charges of domestic violence will not take place before the team plays in the World Cup playoffs in March.
A backlog of cases at Manchester Crown Court means no courtroom is available to take the case until Aug.
DUBLIN (AP) — Australia No. 8 Rob Valetini was banned for three matches for his head-high tackle of Wales lock Adam Beard.
Valetini collided heads and injured Beard last weekend in Cardiff. Beard failed a head assessment and needed 20 stitches around his right eyebrow.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Wales defeated 14-man Australia 29-28 with a last-gasp penalty kick on Saturday and condemned the Wallabies to their first winless autumn tour of Europe in 45 years.
Ill discipline heavily contributed to defeats against Scotland and England, and the Wallabies wrote the same script at Principality Stadium, and yet almost pulled off a remarkable victory.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Prop Tomas Francis and wing Josh Adams have passed fitness tests to play for Wales against Australia on Saturday in Principality Stadium.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Beat Australia on Saturday and Wayne Pivac will deem Wales' autumn rugby series a success.
In order, New Zealand mastered the Welsh 54-16, South Africa edged them 23-18, and they were fortunate to beat Fiji 38-23.
DUBLIN (AP) — Fiji wing Eroni Sau was suspended for five matches for his red card against Wales in Cardiff.
Sau was sent off Sunday for striking the head of Johnny Williams with a swinging arm midway through the first half.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Wales secured a seeded spot in the World Cup playoffs on Tuesday by holding Belgium to a 1-1 draw after rallying from a goal down in their final qualifier in Group E.
Wales was guaranteed a playoff spot before kickoff through its Nations League results and the draw ensured that Rob Page's players will get a home draw in the playoff semifinals in March.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Wales does not expect tight five players WillGriff John and Will Rowlands to be available to face Australia this weekend after taking head knocks.
"It's unlikely they are going to be right,” forwards coach Jonathan Humphreys said on Tuesday.