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Wales boxing star Andrew Selby suffers shock defeat

Campaign 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

Campaign 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

Campaign 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

Campaign 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

Campaign 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

Campaign 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

Campaign 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

Campaign 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

Campaign 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

Campaign 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

Campaign 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

Campaign 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

Campaign 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

Campaign 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.

I'm due a good year, admits Exiles striker Christian Jolley

Campaign Series: THANKS: Christian Jolley has praised the County fans for showing faith in him

9:40am Friday 11th July 2014

THE only way is up for Newport County AFC striker Christian Jolley as he aims to repay the fans’ faith and prove he’s not a one-hit wonder.

Friendly win marred by injury scare for Exiles ace Max Porter

Campaign Series: ON THE ROAD: Max Porter is keen to get away from the Rodney Parade pitch problems

5:12pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

NEWPORT County AFC have a big injury worry over midfielder Max Porter after Tuesday night’s friendly at Evesham United.

Gary Buckland ready to be a Commey basher

Campaign Series: Gavin Rees (right) in action against Gary Buckland in their WBC International super middleweight title fight at the Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 17, 2014. See PA story BOXING Cardiff. Photo credit should r

10:31am Wednesday 9th July 2014

ST JOSEPH’S star Gary Buckland believes his experience can put an end to Richard Commey’s perfect record when the pair clash for the Commonwealth lightweight title on Saturday night.

Evesham 2 County 4

Campaign Series: GOAL: Striker Rene Howe got on the scoresheet at Evesham

9:36pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

NEWPORT County AFC held off a spirited challenge from hosts Evesham United to win their opening pre-season friendly 4-2.

Ashley Brace ready to fight for her Glasgow place

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9:45am Tuesday 8th July 2014

EBBW Vale boxer Ashley Brace saw her Glasgow 2014 dream shattered yesterday – but she won’t give it up without a fight.

County trialists set to play at Evesham

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8:54am Tuesday 8th July 2014

NEWPORT County AFC will give up to three trialists a run-out in their opening pre-season friendly at Evesham United tonight (kick-off 7.45pm).

Ashley Brace forced out of Glasgow 2014

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10:30am Monday 7th July 2014

EBBW Vale boxer Ashley Brace has been forced to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games after the Amateur International Boxing Association refused to sanction her involvement.

Newport's Amy Hill hoping for more gold in Glasgow

Campaign Series: GWENT CYCLISTS: Jon Mould from Newport, Amy Hill from Langstone and Sam Harrison from Risca at yesterday's launch of the Team Wales Commonwealth Games kit.       Picture: JON BEVAN

4:00pm Saturday 5th July 2014

NEWPORT cyclist Amy Hill returns to the scene of her greatest triumph searching for more gold later this month.

Exiles boss dismisses Robert Earnshaw link

Campaign Series: NO DEAL: Robert Earnshaw, left, in action for Wales against Croatia's Josip Simunic in 2010

3:31pm Friday 4th July 2014

NEWPORT County AFC manager Justin Edinburgh has laughed off rumours of a move for former Wales international Robert Earnshaw.

County linked with move for Robert Earnshaw

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FORMER Wales international Robert Earnshaw is being linked with a move to Newport County AFC.

Every fight is like a world title fight now, says Nathan Cleverly

Campaign Series: DEFEAT: Nathan Cleverly can't afford a repeat of last year's loss to Sergey Kovalev

9:53am Friday 4th July 2014

FORMER world champion Nathan Cleverly says every fight is like a world title contest for him now – and he knows another defeat could end his hopes of a return to the top of the sport.

County to face West Ham XI

Campaign Series: Chris Zebroski on the ball as Newport County AFC pre season training began at the Newport International Sports Village pitches yesterday

1:28pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

NEWPORT County AFC have announced that they will take on a West Ham United XI in a pre-season friendly on August 2, replacing the fixture at Salisbury City.

Glasgow 2014 a dream come true for Gwent netball ace

Campaign Series: EXCITED: Cara Lea Moseley of Pontllanfraith in action for Wales

12:41pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

REPRESENTING Wales at the Commonwealth Games will be a dream come true for Pontllanfraith’s Cara Lea Moseley.

No rush on new signings, says Justin Edinburgh

Campaign Series: TRAINING: Newport County's pre-season work is under way

9:41am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

NEWPORT County AFC manager Justin Edinburgh insists he is in no rush to add to his squad with more than five weeks before the big kick-off.

Exiles boss pleased with near fully-fit squad

Campaign Series: Chris Zebroski on the ball as Newport County AFC pre season training began at the Newport International Sports Village pitches yesterday

9:41am Tuesday 1st July 2014

NEWPORT County AFC manager Justin Edinburgh was delighted to welcome a fully fit squad to the club’s new training base on the first day of pre-season yesterday.

Peter Kennaugh sprints to glory in Abergavenny

Campaign Series: Peter Kennaugh beats teammate Ben Swift to win the National Road Race titile (7656277)

6:59pm Sunday 29th June 2014

TEAM Sky rider Peter Kennaugh won a dramatic sprint to the line to beat teammate Ben Swift to the National Road Race title in Abergavenny.

Olympic champ Laura Trott triumphs in Abergavenny

Campaign Series: Laura Trott celebrates as she crosses the line to win the Womens Road Race during day four of the National Time Trial Championships, Monmouthshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday June 29, 2014. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire

2:13pm Sunday 29th June 2014

OLYMPIC track champion Laura Trott conquered the roads of Monmouthshire to claim the women’s National Road Race crown in Abergavenny.

Sam Harrison ready for road race challenge as he gears up for Glasgow

Campaign Series: GLASGOW-BOUND: Risca's Sam Harrison in his Wales Commonwealth Games kit   Picture: JON BEVAN

1:52pm Saturday 28th June 2014

RISCA’S Sam Harrison says tomorrow’s British Cycling National Road Championships road race in Monmouthshire will be the perfect preparation for Glasgow 2014.

Becky James out of Commonwealth Games

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World Champion cyclist Becky James with her medalsl at the Wales National Velodrome in Newport (3112731)

10:19am Friday 27th June 2014

WELSH Cycling in conjunction with British Cycling has today confirmed that Abergavenny's Becky James has withdrawn from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow due to injury.

Champ Bradley Wiggins won't ride in Sunday's road race

Campaign Series: CHAMPION: Sir Bradley Wiggins won at the Celtoc Manor but won't race in Abergavenny or the Tour de France

11:30pm Thursday 26th June 2014

NATIONAL Time Trial champion Sir Bradley Wiggins won't take part in Sunday's road race in Monmouthshire after confirming that his Tour de France hopes are over for this year.

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