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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  April 18, 2017 1:45am-2:01am BST

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hello, this is sport today, live from the bbc sport centre. coming up on this programme: arsenal move sixth in the english premier league after a tense 2—1win over middlesbrough. marco fu wins a final frame classic against luca brecel at the world snooker championship. and tomas berdych is through to the second round of the monte carlo masters. hello and welcome to the programme, where we start with the footballing news that arsenal have eased the pressure slightly on manager arsene wenger after a 2—1win away to relegation—threatened middlesbrough in the english premier league. the gunners were looking to avoid five successive away losses in the league which last happened in 1984. alexis sanchez scored the opener with a wonderful free kickjust before the half time interval for his 19th league goal of the campaign and 23rd overall. despite alvaro negredo levelling matters five minutes after the break it was mesut oezil who grabbed the winner giving arsenaljust a third victory in their past nine league games and moving them up to sixth.
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i think it was not all perfect but the commitment and the focus was there and when we were tested when it was down to 1—1, again we found a response and managed to win the game. although, as you said, it was a big mental test for us tonight because middlesbrough gave absolutely everything. there'll be a new team in the premier league next season. brighton and hove albion have been promoted from english football's second tier after a 2—1win on monday against wigan that took them to the brink of promotion. then it was confirmed shortly after when one of their rivals could only draw meaning it'll be brighton's first season in the premier league and first in the top flight since 1983. fantastic. unbelievable. we were so nervous at the end, it should have been three, four, 5—0 but they scored at the end and everyone in the crowd was nervous. we've done
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well as a the crowd was nervous. we've done wellasa group, the crowd was nervous. we've done well as a group, we move forward, some you win, some you lose, but today everything went right. so nervous, first—time, fantastic for them, i'm sure they're going to enjoy it. chelsea captainjohn terry has announced he's to leave the club at the end of the season. terry has been at stamford bridge for 22 years and in that time has made the third highest number of appearances for the club. he's won 1a major honours including four premier league titles, five fa cups and one champions league. in a statement he said he'll decide on his future in due course but that he's committed to helping the team achieve success this season. we've had the match of the tournament so far at the world snooker championship in the english city of sheffield. hong kong's marco fu is through to the second round after winning a tense deciding frame against luca brecel. fu, a semi—finalist last year, was 7—1 down at one stage but fought back to 8—8. they then shared the next two to set up a thrilling final frame. fu is well known for his comebacks and this is one which will live long in the memory. after the match he said he'd written off his chances of winning but he'll
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face either 2010 winner neil robertson of australia or thailand's nappon saenghham in the second round. northern ireland's mark allen who reached the last four in 2011 is through to the second round. he beat england'sjimmy robertson 10—8, and will facejohn higgins or martin gould next. shaun murphy survived a scare against 17—year—old qualifier yan bingtao of china. the 2005 champion was 9—5 up before the teenager fought back. murphy eventually winning10—8 and will face ronnie 0'sullivan in the second round but after the match murphy tipped yan to win a world title during his career. 2015 champion stuart bingham is also through after beating another former winner peter ebdon. he was leading 5—4 coming into monday morning's session, but then ran away with the match 10—5 the final score and he'll face fellow englishman kyren wilson next. two chinese players will be battling it out on tuesday, last year's runner up ding junhui leads his first round match
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against zhou yuelong by seven frames to two. the world number four hit three century breaks during the morning session including this 132 in the final frame. a row between ronnie 0'sullivan, snooker‘s best known player, and the sport's governing body has been the talk of the crucible theatre. after winning his first round match on sunday the five—time world champion launched an attack on the game's authorities in which he said that world snooker had used threatening language against him, and adding he would not be bullied. barry hearn is the chairman of world snooker, seen here with 0'sullivan in happier times. he says the accusations directed at him are unfounded. in a statement he's said: the governing body is the wpbsa, the authority actually responsible
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for any disciplinary action against players. here's what its chairman jason ferguson had to say on the 0'sullivan row. i don't think there's any bullying, any intimidation. we talk about the player's contract, the player's contract with world snooker binds the players to certain rules and regulations and it really means they have to adhere to certain standards and that's reasonable as a professional sportsman. it's worth notable that events are optional in the contract, it doesn't tie him or any other player to all 27 events. each event the entry form goes out and they can play it or not. if you enter it we expect you will turn up to your opening ceremony and we expect you to do your pr and in particular, your post match interview is. it's that kind of bullying and intimidation, i don't
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accept that at all. at the monte carlo masters ninth seeded czech tomas berdych is through to the second round after a three set win over andrey kuznetsov. berdych lost the opening set against the russian qualifier before steadying himself and claiming the victory in exactly two hours to set up a contest against either germany's tommy haas or france's benoit paire. spain's pablo carreno busta won in three sets against italy's fabio fognini. 7—6, 6—7, 6—3 the score and he'll play the winner of russia's karin khachanov and france's nicolas mahut. bernard tomic is out after the australian was beaten in straight sets by diego schwartzman. this was the sixth straight match tomic has lost, whose world ranking has plummeted to a3. but credit to the argentine, schwartzman fought back from 11—2 down in the second set to win the match on a tie—break. he'll face roberto bautista agut in the second round. germany's alexander zverev is also through after the 14th seed beat the italian qualifier andreas seppi in straight sets. it sets up a second round match against russia's daniil medvedev
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or spain's feliciano lopez. the top seeds don't start until tuesday or wednesday. the tournament has been historically dominated by rafael nadal who's won nine of the past 12. novak djokovic and andy murray are hoping to put a stop to that, they're both back after recovering from elbow injuries. at the start of the tournament i wouldn't do it if i didn't feel co mforta ble wouldn't do it if i didn't feel comfortable but i've only really been serving at my normal pace the last couple of days, i was trying to build it up slowly to time it right for the beginning of the tournament and i've still got a couple of days left, which is good, but the elbow has been feeling better everyday so i'm feeling positive about that. clay is an important surface for me, you know, but it's always the same, if you play well, you have more chances, if you don't play well you don't have chances. this season i've had a positive start, playing very
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solid, three finals already, was close to winning especially the first one. but in general i'm very happy with the way i'm playing and enjoying the tour again. you know, i have always enjoyed being at home, this is where i call home at the moment because i live in monaco for the last almost ten years and i have spent a lot of time on this court. so positive energy regardless of results here always. it's great sleeping in your own bed and obviously i'm excited too but is about in this tournament again. -- to compete in this tournament again. it was a clean sweep for kenya at the boston marathon with geoffrey kirui and edna kiplagat winning the men's and women's races respectively. kirui produced a devastating sprint with four miles or 6km to go to claim the title ahead of the american galen rupp finishing in 2hrs 9minutes and 37seconds. while the women's race was also won by a similarly decisive burst from kipligat.
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the two time marathon world champion who's now 37 came home injust under two hours 22 mintues, after breaking away from the field with around eight miles or 12km to go. it was also a big day in boston for major league baseball as the red sox won the annual patriots day game with a second inning that saw them make three unearned runs to beat the tampa bay rays 11—3 on monday. the game turned following a dropped throw by second baseman brad miller from a relatively easy toss from shortstop tim beckham that would've seen a third out in the inning with boston trailing 2—1 at that point. the home side moved 3—2 ahead after that error and then mookie betts singled for a 11—2 lead that the rays never recovered from with craig kimbrel striking out evan longoria to end the game. quickly to the nba and there is a second match taking place in the eastern conference series first round between cleveland and indiana. the cavaliers won the opening game and they are 81—70 ahead in the
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third quarter in that one. until next time, bye—bye. hello there. the weather may provide something of a shock to the system early this tuesday morning because temperatures have been dropping away. a cold and frosty start to the day but after that chilly start, there are plenty of sunny spells on the way. high pressure firmly in charge of our weather at the moment, giving us largely dry conditions, and behind this weather front, the cloud has been clearing. and underneath those clear skies, temperatures have been dropping. many areas, particularly out in the countryside, starting the day below freezing. but, as i mentioned, after that chilly start, we will see plenty of spells of sunshine. a little bit breezy down towards the south—east, so that will make it feel particularly chilly and as we go on through the day, cloud will gradually increase from the west, so the sunshine will turn increasingly hazy. in fact, by the end of the afternoon, i think the skies
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will be largely grey across northern ireland and the western side of scotland, maybe even the odd splash of rain into the western isles. but for shetland, for 0rkney, for eastern and southern scotland, we should hold onto some hazy sunshine, just seven degrees in aberdeen, eight or nine in edinburgh and glasgow. and with some high cloud spreading across northern england down into wales, again the sunshine here will turn a little bit hazy through the afternoon. 11 degrees there in aberystwyth. fairly light winds across wales. light winds too across the south—west. maybe 13 with a bit of shelter there in plymouth. some patchy cloud across the midlands, east anglia and the south—east should keep plenty of sunshine but pretty cool, particularly around the coast of east anglia. now, as we go on through the night into wednesday morning, england and wales where we keep clear skies will turn very cold again, a widespread frost. not as cold for northern ireland and scotland because here we'll have more cloud and some outbreaks of patchy rain courtesy of this very weak weather front just sinking its way into the picture. but behind that front we start
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to bring in more of a westerly wind, so won't be as chilly across scotland and northern ireland on wednesday. some extra cloud also sinking into northern england but through the midlands, south wales and into southern england, here the best of the sunshine, 1a degrees the top temperature there in london. temperatures in the south particularly could rise further on thursday and friday. there will be some further spells of sunshine. generally a fair amount of cloud around by this stage. so, to sum up this week, we'll see very little rain, it will be mostly dry. the days will be turning warmer, although some of the nights will continue to be frosty. but then by the end of the week and into the weekend, well, it looks like cold air will return from the north, so those temperatures will drop. quite a chilly feel i suspect by the coming weekend. 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: a warning from pyongyang, north korea tells the bbc it's ready for war if america launches a military attack.
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translation: if the us is reckless enough to use military means it would mean, from that very day, an all—out war. are nuclear weapons protect us from that threat. —— our. donald trump telephones turkey's president erdogan to congratulate him on his victory in sunday's referendum. facebook orders a review after a video of a man being shot dead was posted on the social media website. the hunt for the killer continues.
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