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Bargoed boxer gets a kick out of historic medal

Free Press Series: MEDAL: Bargoed boxer Lauren Price, right, in dominant action against Australia's Kaye Scott

10:20pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

HISTORY-MAKER Lauren Price says becoming the first Welsh woman to win a boxing medal at the Commonwealth Games justifies her decision to give up international football.

Joy for Gwent squash pair and lawn bowls stars in Glasgow

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8:10pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

ALL-GWENT squash doubles pairing Scott Fitzgerald and Dave Haley enjoyed a comfortable win over Trinidad & Tobago in their pool D match.

Sean McGoldrick secures another medal for Team Wales

Free Press Series: MEDAL IN THE BAG: Newport's Sean McGoldrick celebrates his win against South Africa's Ayabonga Sonjica

2:41pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

NEWPORT boxer Sean McGoldrick is a double Commonwealth Games medallist at the age of 22 after his quarter-final victory at Glasgow 2014.

Bargoed boxer Lauren Price fights for a medal tonight

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2:03pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

BARGOED boxer Lauren Price made history yesterday as she and Charlene Jones became the first female fighters to compete for Wales at a Commonwealth Games.

Medal in the bag, but Joe Cordina wants gold

Free Press Series: VICTORY: St Joseph's boxer Joe Cordina, left, on his way to a comfortable win over New Zealand's Chad Milnes in Glasgow

7:37pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

ST JOSEPH’S boxer Joe Cordina has guaranteed himself at least a Commonwealth Games bronze medal but he’s vowed to fight all the way for gold in Glasgow.

First ever Commonwealth Games wrestling medal for Team Wales

Free Press Series: Wales' Craig Pilling celebrates his victory in the Bronze Medal Match in the FS 57kg wrestling  Category at the SECC, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday July 29, 2014. See PA story COMMONWEALT

6:02pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

HE MAY speak with a broad Bolton accent but Craig Pilling has won the first ever Commonwealth Games wrestling medal for Wales.

Victory for Welsh boxing history-maker

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5:18pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

CHARLENE Jones made history in Glasgow as the first woman to represent Team Wales in the boxing ring at a Commonwealth Games, writes Andrew Penman.

Newport boxer Sean McGoldrick still on course for Games history

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5:14pm Monday 28th July 2014

NEWPORT boxer Sean McGoldrick is just one win away from a medal at Glasgow 2014 and three victories from making Commonwealth Games history.

Captain Aled Davies so proud of Glasgow 2014 team after 'rocky start'

Free Press Series: SILVER: Wales Aled Davies during the men's para-sport discus F42/F44 competition at Hampden Park

2:09pm Monday 28th July 2014

WELSH captain Aled Davies put aside his personal pain at missing out on gold to praise the way his team has bounced back from a troubled start to Glasgow 2014.

More medals already for Team Wales on day five

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12:23pm Monday 28th July 2014

TEAM Wales stars took the nation’s Glasgow 2014 medal tally to 20 this morning with a silver for team captain Aled Davies and a bronze in the lawn bowls.

Becky James targets Rio 2016 after cancer scare

Free Press Series: RIO TARGET: World champion Becky James was ruled out of Commonwealth Games after cancer scare

9:20am Monday 28th July 2014

DOUBLE world champion cyclist Becky James is determined to bounce back from a cancer scare that ruled her out of Glasgow 2014 and she’s already targeting Rio 2016.

Brilliant Barker just misses out on gold on the track

Free Press Series: TEAM GB STARS: Wales' Elinor Barker, left, with winner Laura Trott, centre, and bronze medallist Katie Archibald

7:09pm Sunday 27th July 2014

WELSH teenager Elinor Barker won her second medal of the Commonwealth Games, just missing out on gold in a sprint to the line with Olympic champion Laura Trott.

St Joes boxer Joe Cordina one win from a medal

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4:02pm Sunday 27th July 2014

ST JOSEPH’S boxer Joe Cordina is just one win away from a medal after his second victory in two days at Glasgow 2014.

I can retire happy, says Newport bronze winner

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9:31pm Saturday 26th July 2014

NEWPORT judoka Mark Shaw says he can retire a happy man after claiming an unexpected bronze medal at Glasgow 2014.

Gold a dream come true for Welsh judoka

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7:53pm Saturday 26th July 2014

WELSH judoka Natalie Powell fulfilled a childhood dream by beating England’s Gemma Gibbons to win the 78kg gold medal at Glasgow 2014.

Frankie Jones' dad so proud of golden girl

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6:27pm Saturday 26th July 2014

THE Pontypool father of gymnast Frankie Jones described her Commonwealth Games performance as "wonderful" after watching his daughter win a gold and five silvers.

I'm never doing this again, says bronze winner Michaela Breeze

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6:16pm Saturday 26th July 2014

WELSH weightlifter Michaela Breeze won bronze in the women's 58kg weightlifting at the Clyde Auditorium on what is likely to be her final Commonwealth Games appearance.

Bronze for Welsh cyclist Elinor Barker

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6:06pm Saturday 26th July 2014

TEAM Wales cyclist Elinor Barker battled her way out of the pack to win Commonwealth Games bronze in the women’s 10km scratch race.

Fabulous Frankie Jones bows out a golden girl

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2:07pm Saturday 26th July 2014

GOLDEN girl Frankie Jones "danced her heart out" to win her first Commonwealth Games title in her last ever competitive rhythmic gymnastics routine in.

Victory for St Joseph's boxer Joe Cordina

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1:55pm Saturday 26th July 2014

WELSH boxing got a much-needed boost for their Glasgow 2014 campaign as Joe Cordina beat England’s Pat McCormack in their first round clash.

Wales boxing star Andrew Selby suffers shock defeat

Free Press Series: GUM PROBLEMS: Wales' Andrew Selby, left, is cautioned by the referee for losing his gumshield against Scotland's Reece McFadden

8:06pm Friday 25th July 2014

ST JOSEPH’S star Andrew Selby suffered a shock first round defeat in another hammer blow for the Team Wales boxing squad at Glasgow 2014.

Newport shooter Elena Allen win's Gwent's first medal in Glasgow

Free Press Series: BOWING OUT: Newport's Elena Allen

5:03pm Friday 25th July 2014

NEWPORT shooter Elena Allen has won Gwent’s first medal at Glasgow 2014, taking silver in the women's skeet final.

Gwent firm at centre of Rhys Williams case

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4:54pm Friday 25th July 2014

A GWENT sports nutrition company is co-operating with Rhys Williams to see whether any of its products are responsible for his failed drugs test.

Welsh cyclist Owain Doull races for bronze this afternoon

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3:35pm Friday 25th July 2014

TEAM Wales cyclist Owain Doull hopes to win a first Welsh medal in the velodrome at Glasgow 2014 this afternoon.

We need three wins now, admits netball captain Suzy Drane

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1:17pm Friday 25th July 2014

WALES netball captain Suzy Drane admitted she was disappointed with a crushing defeat to England but she says her side is still on target to meet their Glasgow goals.

No drug problem in Welsh athletics, says chief executive

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12:48pm Friday 25th July 2014

WELSH athletics chief executive Matt Newman insists that there is not a drug problem in the sport in Wales.

Welsh boxers ready to rumble in Glasgow

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12:23pm Friday 25th July 2014

TEAM Wales’ boxers are ready to get their competition under way today after learning who they will face in their opening bouts of the Commonwealth Games at the official draw.

Wales' Rhys Williams out of Commonwealth Games

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11:28am Friday 25th July 2014

WELSH hurdler Rhys Williams is out of the Commonwealth Games on a doping charge.

Late hockey call-up Sophie Clayton plays in front of Queen

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9:06am Friday 25th July 2014

LESS than 48 hours after receiving an emergency call-up to the Wales women’s hockey team, Newport’s Sophie Clayton was playing in front of the Queen yesterday.

Andrew Penman's notes from the Games

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8:48am Friday 25th July 2014

THE opening ceremony was a spectacular start to the Games and generally well received but one man who snubbed the Queen and Rod Stewart was Welsh medal hope Dai Greene.

Gymnasts claim first medal for Team Wales

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11:31pm Thursday 24th July 2014

TEAM Wales has its first medals at Glasgow 2014 after the women’s rhythmic gymnastics team claimed silver.

Error costs Rachel James a medal at Glasgow 2014

Free Press Series: SIXTH: Rhiannon Henry and Abergavenny's Rachel James in the women's para-sport sprint B tandem at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome

6:23pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A SIMPLE matter of arithmetic let down Abergavenny’s Rachel James as she missed out on a medal in a disappointing day for Wales in the velodrome.

Gwent trio feature as Wales are edged out by England

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1:54pm Thursday 24th July 2014

WALES women’s hockey captain Abi Welsford was pleased with her side’s defensive display in their opening game defeat to England.

Still no clear answers on Fred Evans' Glasgow exclusion

Free Press Series: Wales' Fred Evans during the Team GB Media Day at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday September 24, 2013. Fred Evans is the first to admit his career has not gone entirely to plan since a series of

1:59pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE shock exclusion from the Commonwealth Games of Wales medal hope Fred Evans remains a mystery as Glasgow 2014 chiefs refused to shed any more light on the situation.

Joe Parker can be a County great, says Tim Harris

Free Press Series: REUNION: Gloucester City boss Tim Harris is looking forward to hosting his former side today

9:05am Saturday 19th July 2014

FORMER Newport County AFC director of football Tim Harris has backed young striker Joe Parker to be a big hit at Rodney Parade.

Joe Parker determined to force his way into Exiles first team

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10:29am Friday 18th July 2014

RISING star Joe Parker will get another chance to shine tomorrow as Newport County AFC take on his former club Gloucester City in Cinderford.

Christian Malcolm plans academy for future sport stars

Free Press Series: FUTURE STARS: Christian Malcolm poses with young athletes at his farewell run at the Welsh Athletics International  Picture: MIKE LEWIS

10:49am Thursday 17th July 2014

NEWPORT’S Christian Malcolm is planning a move into coaching the sports stars of tomorrow after he calls time on his track career.

County move friendly matches away from Rodney Parade

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1:10pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

RODNEY Parade will not host the Newport County AFC pre-season friendly matches against Carl Zeiss Jena and Coventry City, the club have confirmed

Christian Malcolm bows out after 16 rollercoaster years

Free Press Series: GOLD: Christian Malcolm celebrates his 200m victory in the 2004 European Indoor Championships

10:57am Wednesday 16th July 2014

IT’S not the way he wanted it to end but Newport sprint star Christian Malcolm brought the curtain down on a stellar career at the Welsh Athletics International in Cardiff last night.

Rachel James going for gold in sister's absence

Free Press Series: CYCLING FAMILY: Rachel James, bottom right, with dad David and younger sisters Becky, Meg and Ffion

10:15am Wednesday 16th July 2014

DOUBLE world champion Becky James may be out of the Commonwealth Games but there will still be a James going for gold in Glasgow.

Victory for Christian Malcolm in last race in Wales

Free Press Series: SPEEDSTER: Newport's Christian Malcolm on his way to victory in the 4x100 relay at the Welsh Athletics International in Cardiff

9:19pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

NEWPORT’S veteran sprint star Christian Malcolm ended his career in a Welsh vest as a winner and passed on the baton to the next generation in Cardiff tonight.

Mark Byrne the final piece of the jigsaw, says Exiles boss

Free Press Series: WELCOME: Mark Byrne, centre, with manager Justin Edinburgh, left, and chairman Les Scadding

9:09am Tuesday 15th July 2014

NEWPORT County AFC manager Justin Edinburgh has hailed the signing of midfielder Mark Byrne as the final piece in the jigsaw as he prepares for the new season.

County sign up midfielder Mark Byrne

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3:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

NEWPORT County AFC have signed midfielder Mark Byrne on a short-term contract until January to fill the gap left by the injury to Max Porter.

Exiles boss to decide on trialists today

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9:20am Monday 14th July 2014

NEWPORT County AFC manager Justin Edinburgh will decide the fate of his trialists today after new boy Joe Parker shone in an impressive 5-0 win at Cirencester Town on Saturday.

Joe Parker shows his talent in friendly win

Free Press Series: Cirencester's Brad Hooper challenges Aaron O'Connor, scorer of Newport's opening goal. Picture: Terry Parker (8155775)

11:30am Sunday 13th July 2014

NEWPORT County AFC fans got a glimpse of the future in the Gloucestershire sun on Saturday afternoon as Joe Parker shone in his first appearance in an Exiles shirt.

Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew clash after wins in Liverpool

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12:00am Sunday 13th July 2014

CEFN Fforest ace Nathan Cleverly won his second fight at cruiserweight before a verbal sparring session with bitter rival Tony Bellew at ringside.

Cirencester 0 County 5

Free Press Series: BACK IN ACTION: Aaron O'Connor takes on Burton Albion's Dave Gray last week

4:47pm Saturday 12th July 2014

TWO goals from Rene Howe and one each for Aaron O’Connor, Joe Parker and Mike Flynn gave Newport County AFC another comfortable pre-season win.

Play-offs may be beyond us, says Exiles boss

Free Press Series: Justin Edinburgh applaudes the fans as he leaves the pitch (5916344)

8:11am Saturday 12th July 2014

NEWPORT County AFC manager Justin Edinburgh says his team exceeded expectations last season and the target for the new campaign is to improve on 14th place in League Two.

Robbie Turley's Welsh title bid ends in defeat

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11:44pm Friday 11th July 2014

CEFN Fforest fighter Robbie Turley failed in his bid to win the Welsh featherweight title in Merthyr as hometown hero Dai Davies repeated his triumph of five years ago.

I'll retire Nathan Cleverly, claims bitter rival Tony Bellew

Free Press Series: BIG HIT: Nathan Cleverly, right, beat Tony Bellew in 2011

12:59pm Friday 11th July 2014

TONY Bellew claims he will beat Julio Cesar Dos Santos at the Echo Arena in Liverpool tomorrow night and then concentrate on ending Nathan Cleverly's career.

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