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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  March 27, 2017 1:45am-2:01am BST

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event in texas. and world number one angelique kerber is through to the last sixteen of the miami open. hello and welcome to the programme where we start with football and there were three groups in european world cup qualifying on sunday including world champions germany. they were away to azerbaijan where they continued their impressive form making it five wins from five played in group c winning 4—1 in baku. lutz pfannenstiel was there and he told me that it wasn't quite as easy as the scoreline suggests for the germans. the first 25 minutes azerbaijan played very good football. they did not make it easy for germany and it was quite a challenge. at the end of the day, the will class of the players gave us a clear victory. the first time in eight games that germany have conceded a goal so that would be disappointing? yeah, having
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that record broken now, that is something for the statistics guys but at the end of the day it had to happen at one stage. azerbaijan, they scored out of nowhere and nobody expected them to do that. when you look at it, that is 44 unbeaten games on the road for germany now. quite an effort. the quality is so deep and they are a lwa ys quality is so deep and they are always bringing new players. against teams like san marino and azerbaijan, i think they want to test the new players. the game against england, there were some testing going and i think they are on the right way now that they have gone through all the combinations. that result means that germany still only lead group c by five points after second placed northern ireland continued their solid form with a 2—0 win at home over norway while the czech republic climb to third after they put six past
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san marino. england were 2—0 winners over lithuania at wembley with jermaine defoe and jamie vardy scoring the goals. 34—year—old defoe was making his first england appearance since november 2013 and picked up his 20th international goal meaning england remain unbeaten at the top of group f with four wins and a draw. security was tight at the venue after last week's events in london. andy swiss has more. the buildup to the match had been overshadowed by the terror attack in london on wednesday. there was heightened security outside the stadium including armed police flags we re stadium including armed police flags were flying at half mast and before the match there was a wreath laying ceremony in the centre circle, followed by a one—minute silence around the ground which was impeccably observed. after that a motion before the game, the match itself was relatively uneventful. england took the lead after 20
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minutes whenjermaine defoe recalled. he scored, slotting home from close range. what a comeback stop lithuania nearly equalised just before the break after a mistake by the keeper but england led i—0 before the break after a mistake by the keeper but england led 1—0 at the keeper but england led 1—0 at the break and during the second half they added to their lead. the substitute scoring the second goal uncomfortably for an unremarkable victory. it is formed by england that keeps them firmly on course for the world cup finals in russia next summer. england remain four points clear at the top of group f ahead of slovakia who won 3—1 in malta, while chris martin scored in the 87th minute to hand scotland victory over slovenia moving gordon strachan‘s side fourth and two points away from the play—off spot. while the feature game in group e saw second placed montenegro hosting top of the table poland. borussia dortmund's lukasz piszczek with the winner in the final ten minutes for the visitors who move six points clear with romania
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and denmark playing out a goal—less draw meaning both miss the chance to move second. netherlands coach danny blind has paid the price for his side's woeful qualifying campaign. he's been sacked after they were beaten 2—0 by bulgaria in sofia on saturday to leave their qualification hopes hanging by a thread. the netherlands lie fourth in group a with seven points from five games. the 55—year—old who won 42 caps as a playerfor the dutch was appointed on the first ofjuly to replace guus hiddink after a poor start in the euro 2016 qualifiers. dustinjohnson has won the wgc matchplay event in texas beating jon rahm i up becoming the first player to win each of the four prestigious wgc events. the victory, which also makes it back to back world golf championships events moves the world number one to the top of the fed ex cup standings althouthohnson was four up with six holes to play until a stirring comeback from jon rahm left the spaniard on the brink of a potential play—off but it wasn't to be and the man
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known as dj will start as favourite for the first major of the year, the masters, at augusta national teeing off on the 6th of april ferrari's sebastian vettel won the first formula i grand prix of the season beating lewis hamilton in to second place in australia. vettel‘s first win since the singapore gp in september 2015 was evidence of mercedes' domination potentially being over after the introduction of faster cars, and on sunday ferrari were simply quicker in melbourne. hamilton started in pole but vettel had an advantage on pace and tyre wear and was able to take advantage. spain's maverick vinales won a rain—delayed and shortened qatar motogp season—opener on sunday fending off a challenge from italy's andrea dovizio. honda's reigning world champion marc marquez finished fourth in a race shortened to 20 laps. the season's only night race started 45 minutes late after earlier rain
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but it turned out to be a triumphant yamaha debut for the 22—year—old vinales. the track was difficult. first up i was taking a load of care and then when people started to push i started to push as well and come back little by little. i did not wa nt to back little by little. i did not want to ruin my tyres. the bike was great. now to cricket where nathan lyon took four wickets in the final session as australia fought back on day two of the second test against india in dharmasala. india will resume day three on 248 for six in the coming hours still 52 runs behind the tourists first innings score. the hosts are missing their captain virat kohli through injury for the deciding match in this four test series, with the score at one apiece after the second match was drawn. kl rahul and cheteshwar pujara both made half centuries but india found scoring difficult on a good wicket. by
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by far the best we can be played on. there was something there for the spinner and forfast there was something there for the spinner and for fast bowler as well. yeah, if you spend time in the middle it is really good. we got start that we could not work with them. we are happy at the end of the day, six wickets was not really the worst day ever. new zealand trail by 182 runs at lunch on day three of the third and final test of their series against south africa in hamilton. the black caps resumed their opening innings on 67 without loss in the weather affected match in reply to south africa's 314 and moved to 132 for one with tom latham the only wicket to fall, dismissed after making his half century. the tourists lead the three test series 1—0. shoaib malik hit an unbeaten 38 as pakistan won the opening twenty 20 match of their four game series against the west indies in barbados by six wickets with 17 balls to spare.. the hosts who are also world champions at this format struggled to 111—8 in their 20 overs
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with debutant leg—spinner shadab khan taking 3—7 in his four overs. to tennis where japan's kei nishikori came through a tough test needing almost three hours to beat fernando verdasco in the third round of the miami masters. the number two seed took the first set in a tie—break before the spaniard fought back to level the match in the second set again in a tie—breaker. but nishikori dominated the third set winning it 6—1 to set up a last 16 match with argentina's federico delbonis 0n the wta tour, top seed and world number 0ne angelique kerber is through to the last 16 of the miami 0pen after a straight sets win over american shelby rogers. the german came back from being a break down in both sets which included losing the opening three games of the match to win 6—4, 7—5 and set up a fourth round match against japan's risa ozaki. to cycling and alejandro valverde
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won the tour of catalonia on sunday. the spaniard completed the win with his third stage victory of the seven—day race with his compatriot alberto contador second and his movistar teammate albert soler third. valverde has had a great start to the season — he beat contador at the tour of andalusia and claimed the one day tour of murcia for a fifth time in february and this is the 36—year—old's second tour of catalonia title. if you want everything else, you can go to our website. bbc. common/ sport. you can also follow our twitter feed as well. but for me, we will see when little while. until then, bye for now. hello again.
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it is not often that we get the best of the weather over the weekend, but that seems to be the case this time round. on sunday, we had a temperature of 20 degrees in highland scotland, aviemore, for example. but, for many of us on sunday, the skies were not quite as blue. we had some high cloud contaminating things. now, there is some cloud coming up from nearby france, but we are also filling in the north sea with low cloud, and it is that that is heading our way right now, particularly into parts of northern england, down into the midlands and wales. still got the high pressure in charge at the moment, and it is going to be pretty chilly, despite a bit more cloud. temperatures a bit lower across the southern half of the uk, where that stronger wind has now finally relented. any frost in the north will tend to lift fairly quickly, i think, across mainland scotland. one or two mist and fog patches, perhaps, but the sunshine coming through. a little bit more cloud by morning, perhaps, in northern ireland, and a change for england and wales, where we will start off a bit grey, misty and murky across the likes of north—east england,
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perhaps into the midlands and into east wales. this is the main area of low cloud, spilling in from the north sea. south of that, the odd patch of mist or low cloud, but some sunshine as well, and most of us will see the sunshine burning through that cloud. it does take a while, though, where it has moved in off the north sea, and the odd patch may linger through into the afternoon, especially across the north—east of england and south—east scotland. so here, that low cloud will peg back the temperatures. 0therwise, with some sunshine, the numbers are similar to what we had on sunday. highest temperatures again in highland scotland, and this time in the south—east of england, where we don't have that cold, easterly wind. over the week ahead, though, we are going to find more cloud arriving, and the chance of some rain, especially in the north and west of the uk. but southerly winds, mind you, so still decent temperatures by day, and it won't be as cold at night, either. but the high pressure is shrinking away into the near continent. instead there is a massive area of low pressure out in the atlantic, and that will dominate our weather, to bring with it showers or longer spells of rain.
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and the first signs of rain really arrive on tuesday. a bit of a dull start, ahead of the showers moving into the south—west, wales, northern ireland, later the midlands, northern england, and eventually southern scotland. north—east scotland still rather grey and cool, with the onshore breeze. maybe one or two showers in the south—east and east anglia, but some sunshine here as well, and this is where we will see the highest temperatures, and many places will be dry. and it could be that way again on wednesday. weather fronts coming in around that big area of low pressure threaten to bring more organised rain into the western side of the uk, but ahead of it, still largely dry and warm in the south—east. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. i'm lebo diseko. our top stories: russia's main opposition leader is arrested along with hundreds of supporters as anti—corruption protests sweep the country. we meet two young boys in a hospital in mosul as the iraqi city continues to count the cost of the fight against is. he used whatsapp then killed four people.
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