tv Sport Today BBC News May 8, 2017 1:45am-2:01am BST
hello there. i'm tulsen tollett. this is sport today, live from the bbc sport centre. coming up on the programme: arsenal end manchester united's 25—match unbeaten run in the premier league and keep up hopes of securing a place in the top four. heartbreak for feyenoord fans, as neighbours excelsior spoil the party, meaning the race for the dutch eredivisie goes down to the final week. and maria sharapova will meet one of her staunchest critics, eugenie bouchard, in the second round of the madrid open. hello and welcome to the programme. plenty to get through. we start with the english premier league and arsenal beat manchester united 2—0 to keep alive their feint hopes of finishing in the top four. a moment of good fortune gave the home side the lead. granit xhaka's shot deflected in off ander herrera and beyond david de gea in the united goal. the second though was a moment of quality, a cross from the right, headed in by the former united forward, danny welbeck. arsenal remain sixth,
two points behind united also ending the visitors record 25—match unbeaten run in the league we needed to be patient. ifelt if we went in at half—time, we had good chance to win, because we were under pressure. and slowly, i think we became better in the second half, controlling it quite well, the game. i think we did not deserve to lose. i think we did not deserve to lose. i think the game was under control. i think the game was under control. ithink in i think the game was under control. i think in the first half, we had a couple of chances, but our chances we nt couple of chances, but our chances went the big chances of the match. and i am very happy with the players. the surprise me in a positive way. — — players. the surprise me in a positive way. —— weren't the big. liverpool played out a goalless draw at home to southampton. their best chance a penalty from james milner, which was superbly
saved by that man, fraser forster, in the saints goal. the point though is enough to see the reds move above manchester city into third. as always, there are a lot of explanations were not scoring. but football is like this. most the time, you do not score. scoring is rare. we could have used one. i think that would have been enough for today, so that is the situation. because we defended well. we could have had a better moment in the second half. but the rest of the game, we controlled it. in italy, roma kept alive their slim hopes of winning the serie a title with a win at milan. edin dzeko scored twice in a 4—1 win for roma, who trailjuventus by seven points — and both teams have three games to play. meanwhile, in rome, fourth—placed lazio won the highest—scoring game of the season, so far. ciro immobile scored twice as they beat io—man sampdoria 7—3 at the olympic stadium.
at the other end of the table, palermo have been relegated after a 1—1 draw at chievo verona. empoli's 3—1 win over bologna sealing palermo's fate. in spain's primera division, athletic bilbao missed the chance to move up to fifth in the table, when they lost 1—0 at alaves. espanyol are up to 9th after winning 2—1 at deportivo la coruna. malaga beat celta vigo 3—0 — to move above them, up to 11th and valencia beat osasuna 4—1. feyenoord missed the chance to wrap up their first dutch eredivisie title in 18 years on sunday. excelsior beat them 3—0, well and truly spoiling the party. nigel hasellbaink, nephew ofjimmy—floyd, got the first in a nine minute spell when the second came from stanley elbers — coach giovanni van bronckhorst was not a happy man. and a third from ryan koolwijk left them still needing a win from their final game of the season to guarantee a first title since 1999. benfica moved closer to securing a fourth consecutive portuguese league title on sunday after beating rio ave i—o. after a goalless first half, benfica kept the pressure
on in the second half, and finally broke the deadlock in the 75th minute. rauljimenez scored as the league leaders opened a five—point gap between them and second—placed porto. now, voting is still open for this year's bbc women's footballer of the year award — you can decide who follows scotland's kim little in winning the award this year. five players have been nominated for the award. details of how you can vote coming after we see them all in action. and details of how to vote are on oui’ and details of how to vote are on our website, bbc.com/sport. at the madrid open, there's an intriguing second round match up to come, as maria sharapova and eugenie bouchard prepare to play each other. the canadian last week claimed the russian should be banned from tennis for life after testing positive for a banned substance, labelling her a cheat. sharapova set that up with her win over mirjana lucic—baroni. her every move has been scrutinised since she returned from her
is—month drugs ban. the decision to grant her a number of wildcards to play in tournaments in the lead up to the french open has been criticised. the former world number one says she will let her tennis do the talking. translation: it is not the way i go about myjob. translation: it is not the way i go about my job. and translation: it is not the way i go about myjob. and i never really have. i have been in the public eye since i was a young girl and i have done a lot of things. if everything affects you on and off the court, i think that would be a challenging position to be in. and yes, it is not the way i think. my tennis speaks for itself, and that is what i focus speaks for itself, and that is what ifocus on. pablo carreno—busta continued his fine form as he won the estoril open in portugal on sunday. the world number 21 beat gilles muller 6—2, 7—6 to win the title. it continues the spaniards impressive form after he reached the rio open final in brazil earlier this year, and also reached the last four of indian wells. to cricket, and england have beaten ireland by 85 runs to win the second
one day international at lords and complete a 2—0 series win withjoe root the key figure for the hosts. root scored 73 in a partnership of 140 with skipper eoin morgan as his side amassed 328—6 off their 50 overs, after his side were sent in to bat. in reply the visitors lost four quick wickets with root also picking up three wickets after his batting efforts earlier. we were ticking along at a decent rate. we felt that if we batted for some time it would get easier. and to around the back end, we would have a really good tail up to 350, 300 60. we could not quite make the 120 that would put us in a good position. there are always areas we can look at and improve on. there is one from today, i suppose. —— 360. to the nba, and lebronjames has led the cleveland cavaliers to a 4—0 series win over the toronto raptors in their eastern conference
semi—final series. james scored 35 points in the 109—102 win as the cavaliers made it back—to—back 4—0 series victories in the first two rounds of the play offs and they'll now meet either the boston celtics or washington wizards for a place in the end of season finals against the western conference champions. to golf, and world number one dustinjohnson‘s hopes of become the fifth player to win a fourth consecutive tournament were ended by little known american compatriot brian harman on sunday after he beat johnson to the wells fargo title winning by a stroke in north carolina. the 32—year—old was playing his first tournament since withdrawing from the masters a month ago with a back injury on the opening tee and this birdie putt on the 18th handed him the outright lead. but it was harman who claimed his second pga tour triumph, when on the same hole he landed this 30 foot putt for birdie to beat johnson by a stroke finishing on 10 under. fernando gaviria is the new leader of the giro d'italia, after winning stage 3 in sardinia. a 7—man breakaway set up
a bunched sprint at the end of the 148 kilometres from tortoli to cagliari. and it was the colombian, gaviria, who had the power and speed to cross the line first and take the leader's pinkjersey. dani pedrosa has won the spanish moto gp, having started on pole position, and led from start to finish. it was also the honda rider's first victory since september last year, in what was a dominant display. his fellow spaniards marc marquez and jorge lorenzo completed the podium while valentino rossi saw his lead at the top of the standings cut to two points following his tenth placed finish. that is sadly all we have time for. we should be back in around an hour. but from me, tulsen tollett, and all the team at the bbc sport centre, goodbye. hello there, good morning. there's going to be some more sunshine around for the next few days.
we may well have seen the peak of the temperature, though, over the weekend. it was pretty much wall—to—wall sunshine in northern ireland. and here we had the warmest day of the year so far. same temperatures in glasgow and we had the warm air all the way from wales towards the south coast. but these areas that had the warmth by day are getting the chill right now with the clearer skies, actually. and in rural parts, we may find temperatures not far away from freezing. in the towns and cities, this is what the temperatures look like. and further east, across england and scotland, there will be more cloud coming in off the north sea. essentially, an east—west split to the weather on monday. another lovely sunny day for northern ireland. best of the sunshine in scotland in the south—west. sunshine for wales and western england. but a cloudier day than yesterday across the midlands and south—east england. some sunshine, though, developing, at times, across scotland. some cloud filtering into northern and eastern areas and the north—east of england.
sunshine coming and going across the north—west of england. lovely day, again, in northern ireland — not quite as warm as yesterday. pleasant in the sunshine across wales and the south—west. a cooler, cloudier sort of look to the weather across the midlands, towards south—east england. a fair bit of cloud across yorkshire, lincolnshire and east anglia. well that cloud is coming in off the north sea around this area of high pressure which dominates weather across the week and stretches back to southern parts of greenland. the position of the high will be crucial, though. they may well be a bit more cloud around, come monday. still, not as much, not as much sunshine in western parts of england and wales. temperatures again typically into the mid—teens. we're not seeing 20 or 21 but it will feel warmer eastern scotland and as we lose the wind of the north sea. but if we lose the cloud overnight, the dawn on wednesday could be quite cold almost anywhere in the countryside. it will warm up quickly across england and wales, southern scotland, northern ireland in some sunshine. we may see afternoon highs of 19. a spot or two of rain on the weak weather front. our high pressure, though, is being squeezed well way
into europe, and the pressure is going to be falling from wednesday onwards, and that means the weather is going to start to change. for much of the week, it will remain dry. sunshine around. if we get clear skies, chilly at night. later in the week, the chance of some rain moving in northwards. hello i'm tom donkin, welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to our viewers in north america and around the globe. our top stories: a big win for emmanual macron — the 39—year—old centrist sweeps to victory in the french presidential election — promising to unite and to protect the people. translation: our task ahead is arduous that every time, i will tell you the truth. your server, your