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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  March 8, 2017 1:45am-2:01am GMT

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and serena williams is set to relinquish her world number one ranking after pulling out of her next two tournaments with injury. hello and welcome to the programme, where we start with champions league football and the news that holders real madrid and five time winners bayern munich are the first sides through to the quarter—finals this year. real won 3—1 on the night and 6—2 on aggregate against napoli while arsenal lost 5—1 for the second successive time against carlo ancelotti's bayern munich going down 10—2 on aggregate. the arsenal manager arsene wenger has again had his future questioned but he believes the officials were at fault. we were really unlucky tonight because it was a 100% penalty at 1—0 on walcott in the first half, i checkedit on walcott in the first half, i checked it on television. in the second half the referee killed the game. after that it was very difficult. but the referee i think
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was very very powerful for bayern tonight. at the moment in the game when lewandowski was not only was it not a penalty but he was offside, and on top of that it wasn't a penalty, on top of that he gives us a red card, that killed us completely. holders real madrid were also in action on tuesday as they travelled to italy and a match against napoli. the spanish side were 3—1 winners on the night for a 6—2 aggregate win but as our football reporter john bennett explains it hasn't been vintage real of late. real madrid have been inconsistent and that was reflected in the first half because napoli dominated the first half, they looked like they could overturn that deficit. dries mertens gave napoli the lead in this game. it needed someone to be a hero after dries mertens‘ first goal and yet again the saviour, the hero was sergio ramos, he always seems to do it, always comes up with the big goals. cristiano ronaldo did find the back of the net, he hit the post
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in the first half so it was up to ramos to be the hero. morata scored at the end, it's all about ramos, ten goals this season, he's scored more champions league of this season than an elbow, real madrid are through to the quarter—finals for the sixth time in a row bashed and robbed aldo. —— van ronaldo. —— van ronaldo. —— van ronaldo. manchester united striker zlatan ibrahimovic has accepted a charge of violent conduct and has received a three—match ban. it comes after he elbowed the bournemouth defender tyrone mings in saturday's premier league match between the two sides. the striker‘s punishment means he'll miss united's fa cup quarter—final against chelsea next monday. brazilian side chapecoense have made their return to international action. the side had to be completely rebuilt after november's plane crash in colombia killed 19 of their players and staff en route to the copa sudamericana final against atletico nacional. they're currently in venezuela facing zulia in their opening group seven copa libertadores match where it's goalless at half time. france are on the verge of winning
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the shebelieves cup. they hold a 2—0 lead over the usa courtesy of two goals they hold a 3—0 lead over the usa courtesy of two goals inside the first ten minutes and even a draw would be enough for them to collect the trophy in washington. a goal from anja mittag just before half time helped germany to a 1—0 win over england. even a draw would have been enough for them to collect the trophy. now to cricket where india won a dramatic and controversial second test by 75 runs after bowling australia out for 112 in their second innings. the four match series is now level at one—a—piece. early on day four india were dismissed for 274 leaving australia a target of 188 to win, but they struggled to get into any kind of rhythm. ravi ashwin was india's key player with the ball taking figures of 6-41. india though weren't happy, afterwards accusing the visitors of trying to abuse the referral system. they claim captain steve smith looked for advice from team—mates in the stands on whether or not to refer an lbw decision.
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i saw that two times happening when i was batting out there, i pointed it out to the umpire as well, it's happened twice when i saw the play is looking upstairs for confirmation and that's why the umpire was at him, when he turned back the umpire and knew what was going on. the umpires were told they'd been doing that for the last three days and this has to stop because there's a line you don't cross on the cricket field, sledging and playing against the opponents is different but i don't want to the mentioned the word but it falls into that bracket. i would never do something like that on the cricket field. sri lanka will head into day two of the first test against bangladesh in galle over the coming hours on 321—4. the hosts after winning the toss and electing to bat started the opening day badly and were 92—3 at one stage, but recovered thanks to an unbeaten 166 from kusal mendis. south africa have fought back on day onme of the opening test against new zealand in dunedin. after the proteas won the toss
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the hosts picked up three quick wickets but dean elgar and faf du plessis have steadied the ship with an unbroken partnership of more than 70. serena williams has pulled out of the upcoming indian wells and miami open tournaments due to a knee injury and will lose her world number one ranking as a result. the 35—year—old, who landed her 23rd grand slam singles title at the australian open injanuary, said she hoped to be back in action soon. more problems for the international olympic committee. the former sprinter frankie fredericks has stepped down as head of the evaluation commission for the 2024 olympics. it follows claims he received money from a disgraced marketing consultant in the lead—up to rio being awarded the games for 2016, but fredericks has denied any wrongdoing. ade adedoyin has the story for us. he says he doesn't want to be a distraction for the bidding process
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01’ distraction for the bidding process or have any questions raised about the integrity of the 2024 games but in process as head of the ioc evaluation committee he would have led an inspection team to paris and la, the two cities bidding for the games, and on monday he said he stood down as part of the iaaf task force, to oversee russia's return to the sport set up by the governing body. this is a significant blow for the sport, one that has been faced with so many questions about its integrity and corruption. it comes from an investigation, which was put in le monde, the newspaper in france, they claim a company linked to frankie fredericks received a payment in 2009, three days before rio was awarded the olympic and paralympic games. they claim a figure of $300,000 was made to the company by a disgraced former marketing consultant for the iaaf, son of the former iaaf president,
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both under corruption investigation. he claims any money received was for the good of athletics and he strenuously denies any wrongdoing but he said he will step away from the ioc while the investigation is conducted. sir dave brailsford has written to a british government select committee investigating doping in sport and admitted that mistakes have been made with team sky's medical record—keeping. in an eight—page document, he has outlined how the organisation has improved it's practices and has also given more details of the mystery package sent to sir bradley wiggins after a race in 2011. brailsford says it was a legal decongestant and believes the allegations that it was a banned substance are false. here's our sports editor dan roan. sam bennett became the first irishman to win a stage of the paris—nice race in 28 years when he claimed stage three on tuesday. stephen roche was the last of his compatriots to win a stage when he won the individual time trial in 1989. the 26—year—old surged with 150m of the 190km remaining and pipped the likes of norway's alexander kristoff, germany'sjohn degenkolb and marcel kittel. france's arnaud demare retained the leader's yellowjersey and has a six—second lead. claressa shields made history
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at the rio olympics by becoming the first american boxer to win successive olympic titles, and now the 21—year old from michigan is breaking more new ground. this weekend, she becomes the first female boxer to top the bill on a premium tv network in the united states. she won her first pro fight back in november, now she's gearing up for hungary's szilvia szabados and she's excited. after i won my fight they called me andi after i won my fight they called me and i said great, i said and my co— main event is it they were, like, no, no, no. isaid what? —— and my. i was going to take the fight whatever. —— and my. my manager in the end said i am the main event. —— am i. the end said i am the main event. —— ami.i the end said i am the main event. —— am i. i said what are you talking about, he was, like, you're going to
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be the main event on showtime, the first woman to be on premium tv to be on. i said, ijust help the phone, like,... i was, be on. i said, ijust help the phone, like,... iwas, like, thinking to myself, aprilfools! that's what i was thinking! ijust a nswered that's what i was thinking! ijust answered laughing! happy indeed! —— ijust started laughing. england's billy vunipola is expected to start against scotland in rugby union's 6 nations on saturday after three months out with ligament damage. he's included in the 24—man training squad and eddiejones is expected to hand the number eight an immediate start. vunipola has been lined up to come straight back at the expense of nathan hughes. that is all we have time for. from me and all the sport today team. goodbye. hello there. good morning. tuesday was a decent day for the eastern side of the uk. we've seen more cloud, though,
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coming in from the west, and all our weather is coming in from off the atlantic at the moment, all this cloud spilling across the uk. it's driven by an area of low pressure that's running between iceland and scotland, with these weather fronts too. the rain across the northern half of the uk is running across fairly quickly, but to the south, things grind to a halt towards the end of the night. so after the rain across the northern half of the uk we get some showers rattling into the north—west of scotland early on in the morning, and again, there could be a bit of snow across the mountains. there'll be a strong wind, gales probably for northern scotland. by the morning, sunshine is out across northern ireland, and the cloud continuing to break up across northern england, brightening up quite nicely as that rain is out into the north sea. but across east anglia, southern england, perhaps the south midlands, mid and south wales, we've got more cloud. quite low cloud, quite mild. but there will be some rain in the air as well. it's never really going to clear away for much of the day. rain on and off across mid and south wales, perhaps the midlands, east anglia, and southern england.
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much more sunshine, though, arriving across north wales, northern england, northern ireland, and it is quite windy here in scotland, again, across the north and there will still be a few of those sharp showers. temperatures will be that bit lower. highest temperatures probably in the south—east, where we have all that cloud and the threat of rain. still some rain around across southern parts of england and wales on wednesday evening. that rain eventually transfers southwards into the english channel. but to the north, we'll see the showers pepping up again across northern ireland and then into scotland, again, there could be some snow over the high hills. a drop in temperature later in the night perhaps in northern ireland, scotland, north—east england but nothing too cold out there. as we head into thursday, though, showers across scotland become fewer and lighter, largely confined to the north—east as the wind eases down. many places, thursday will be a dry day, some sunshine around. more cloud, though, towards the south and south—west, with that rain sitting through the channel, and it threatens to come back northwards again overnight and into friday on a fairly weak weather front taking rain across the northern half of the uk primarily. and then behind that weather system, we're drawing in our air
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from a long way south. so this is really quite mild air, but it's going to be accompanied by a good deal of cloud. so little if any sunshine around on friday. but the uk at least, not much rain at all and temperatures as high as 13 or 14 degrees. now, as we head into the weekend it looks pretty unsettled, at least to start with. outbreaks of rain on saturday. quite a mild day as well. getting more showery on sunday, but then temperatures beginning to slip away later on. a very warm welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to our viewers in north america and around the globe. my name's mike embley. our top stories: some of the cia's most sensitive hacking secrets are exposed on the internet. the agency's former boss tells us it's very damaging. it has made my country and my country's friends less safe. in the row over the killing of kim jong—nam, malaysia and north korea ban each other‘s citizens from leaving the country and the un appeals for calm.
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