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Welsh swimmer sets new British 200m breaststroke record

Chloe Tutton set a new British record as she swept to the women's 200m breaststroke title at the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow on Wednesday.

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The Cardiff swimmer touched home in 2:22.34mins, taking three seconds off her own personal best, ahead of previous record holder Molly Renshaw.

It couldn't have gone any better at all. I didn't expect this. I trained really hard and I knew I had the potential to do it but I guess I lacked the self-confidence.

– Chloe Tutton
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Commonwealth and European medallist Georgia Davies won the first British crown of day two in Glasgow as she led throughout the Women's 100m Backstroke final for victory.

I'm so pleased to be back where I wanted to be but there's still a lot more that I need to work on.

There are some girls going really fast all over the world right now at their trials or their nationals, so that's where I want to be.

– Georgia Davies

Although neither Tutton nor Davies achieved the consideration time for Olympic selection, their performances suggested they may yet have a shot of getting on the plane to Rio.

Football Association of Wales investigating alleged breach in betting rules

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The Football Association of Wales is investigating an alleged breach of its Betting and Integrity rules.

The governing body announced on Wednesday night it was looking into an alleged breach "concerning Port Talbot Town".

"The FAW is liaising with the relevant authorities with regards to this matter and Port Talbot Town are co-operating with the investigation," a statement said.

The FAW added that contrary to some reports, it was not investigating suspicious betting patterns concerning a Welsh Premier League match, saying: "At this stage, the investigation concerns a breach of the FAW's Betting and Integrity Rules."

Port Talbot are expected to respond later on Wednesday.


Probe into suspicious football betting

The Football Association of Wales is investigating suspicious betting patterns on a Welsh Premier League match which took place last Saturday.

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Already-relegated Rhyl beat Port Talbot 5-0 at home, having not won in their previous 17 league matches.

We are aware of the issue and are working on this with the relevant authorities.

– Football Association of Wales


Show of solidarity for steelworkers at Swans match

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Tata steelworkers were invited onto the pitch ahead of Swansea City's match against Chelsea in a show of solidarity.

Steelworkers unveiled a "Save Our Steel" banner.

Ahead of the game, Community Union President Alan Coombs said:

"Everyone who comes to watch Swansea has a link to the port Talbot plant and there will be a couple of hundred, maybe a thousand regular season ticket holders who work there in the crowd. If anything happens to the plant, it would have an impact on the club."

Lee Selby beats Eric Hunter to retain IBF featherweight title

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Wales' Lee Selby recovered from a second-round knockdown to secure a unanimous decision victory over America's Eric Hunter in the second defence of his IBF featherweight title.

The talented 29-year-old hit the canvas when Hunter landed a powerful left hook in the second, but after two further even rounds he largely outboxed his challenger.

Two big right hands in the fifth were the first obvious signs that Selby had adapted to and was successfully reading Hunter.

He thereafter won the majority of the remaining rounds, including the eighth in which Hunter was deducted a point for repeatedly throwing too low, to secure scores of 115-111, 116-110 and 116-110 on the three judges' scorecards.

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