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Cardiff sports round-up

From the Blues to the Devils: here is a summary of the some of top sports stories affecting Cardiff today:

Cardiff Blues sign American international Blaine Scully from Leicester Tigers

Cardiff Arms Park

The 27-year-old wing will join up with the Blues next season after impressing during a loan spell at Welford Road.

He has scored two tries in 14 appearances for the Tigers.

Billy Millard, head of elite performance at Cardiff Blues, said: “Blaine is a fantastic acquisition and we’re all excited about him joining us next season, following his expected involvement with the USA at the Rugby World Cup.

Cardiff-born cyclist Geraint Thomas struggles in Milan-San Remo

Geraint Thomas at the prologue of the Tour de Romandie 2011 (image: Rama)

Geraint Thomas at the prologue of the Tour de Romandie 2011 (image: Rama)

The Brit struggled in Italy, finishing in 31st place.
The race, restored to its traditional route, favoured the sprinters and although Thomas, of Team Sky, joined BMC’s Daniel Oss in a two-man breakaway, their assault on the peloton proved fruitless as they were caught after building a 20 second lead.
Thomas eventually finished 12 seconds off the pace. German rider John Degenkolb of Giant-Alpecin won the race in 6hrs, 46 mins, 16 secs.
Gareth Bale’s car attacked after poor El Classico performance
Gareth Bale

Bale has cut a lonely figure at the Bernabeu

On arrival back in Madrid, a group of disillusioned fans took to the club’s training ground to vent their anger at the Welshman.
Real Madrid have now suspended a club member and banned him from their facilities after he tried to punch and kick Bale’s vehicle while hurling a torrent of abuse.
Despite scoring both goals in a 2–0 victory over strugglers Levante little over a week ago, Bale is still seen as the hinderance to their hero Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cardiff Devils miss out on Elite League title
The Devils have overachieved this season

The Devils have overachieved this season

After  narrowly missing out on the Elite League title despite beating a strong Nottingham Panthers side on Sunday, Devils now turn their attention to Sunday’s play-off quarterfinal first leg against Belfast Giants.
The Devils finished the regular season on a high with the Nottingham win and now face a tricky play-off tie.
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