tv Sport Today BBC News August 29, 2017 1:45am-2:01am BST
hello. this is sport today, live from the bbc sport centre. coming up on this programme: world number seven, yohanna konta, out in the first round of the us open losing to serbia's aleksandra krunic. in the men's draw, jo wilfried tsonga produces 38 winners as he sees off romania's marius copil. and barcelona show off their new signing, ousmane demebele, who becomes the second—most expensive footballer in history. hello, and welcome to the programme. we start with the news that world number seven, yohanna konta, has been knocked out of the us open in the first round. the briton who was also seeded seventh had high hopes in the year's final grand slam in new york, having made the semi—finals at wimbledon just last month but 24—year—old serbian, aleksandra krunic, had other ideas. konta took the opening set but struggled in the next two as krunic, ranked 78th in the world, made itjust a second ever win against a player ranked inside the top ten.
i don't take anything for granted. i think it would be quite obnoxious of me to coming expecting that i have a right to be in the second week. i am very, very much aware for me to get that opportunity i need to work very hard. so, near losing in the first round is obviously not ideal, as it is for anybody. everybody wants to be in as long as possible who is coming here. i lost to a better player today and unfortunately that is how it goes. wimbledon champion garbine muguruza's is through to the second round in new york. the 23—year—old breezed past american, varvara lepchenko, in straight sets and will now face china's duan ying—ying. the spaniard has never made it past the second round at flushing meadows. i don't feel like i am a favourite here. i never really played very good. idid here. i never really played very good. i did play good, but itjust
did not go my way. it is based on the results. on paper, people might think that. but coming here with the conditions in the past, there are certain players that, you know, play better. so far, i am just thinking i am happy. i am better. so far, i am just thinking i am happy. iam in the better. so far, i am just thinking i am happy. i am in the second better. so far, i am just thinking i am happy. iam in the second round, and that is what i am going to take. petra kvitova is also through to the second round, but did it a little harder with a 7—5, 7—5, win overformer world number one, jelena jankovic. the czech who's seeded 13 returned to competition in may five months after being stabbed in her hand by an intruder at her home and she'll now play france's alize cornet next. venus williams has been beaten this year in both the australian open and wimbledon finals but she's a two—time winner of this event. she's through to the second round but it took three sets to see off slovakia's viktoria kuzmova. maria sharapova is currently on arthur ashe stadium playing her first match at a grand slam since returning from her is—month doping ban. the russian is up against second seeded romanian, simona halep,
where it's been a first set of long points. in the men's draw 2014 champion marin cilic navigated his way through safely to the second round. the croat needed four sets and just under three hours though to beat the american, tennys sandgren, in his first match back since losing the wimbledon final to roger federer. jo—wilfried tsonga is also through to the second round after he produced 38 winners to claim a straight sets victory over romania's marius copil. the 32—year—old frenchman will now play canada's denis shapovalov. moving to cricket where moeen ali helped england hold the advantage heading into the final day of the second test against west indies at headingley. the tourists require a further 317 runs to win on tuesday after ali made 84 to help his side declare on 490—8. patrick gearey was watching in leeds. i think you could make a case for this being the best test match we
have seen in england all summer. it was absorbing, with momentum in both directions. it did so several times today alone. joe root started at the crease. he added overnight to make 72 before being caught. the next player was dropped. a costly mistake for the west indies. he grafted for 50. important in the match. ben stokes play beautifully. lovely attacking cricket. unfortunately he was caught on the boundary. still not sufficient. they lost a cluster of wickets. ba i rstow not sufficient. they lost a cluster of wickets. bairstow went to a reverse swee p of wickets. bairstow went to a reverse sweep when it wasn't needed. they needed moeen ali, who soothed the nerves of everyone. he made 84 beautiful runs. he batted at number eight. no one is better at that position in the world. chris woakes was at nine. they hoped to get some
west indian batsmen out. england did not take any wickets but then the chances of victory on the fifth day. we may see jimmy anderson's chances of victory on the fifth day. we may seejimmy anderson's 500 chances of victory on the fifth day. we may see jimmy anderson's 500 test cricket. it is not certain. you hopefully want to bowl. it was overcast. it is nice to bat when the sui'i overcast. it is nice to bat when the sun is out. when it is overcast, it is not as easy. it is a bit slippery. hopefully i can get a good bowl tomorrow. the eu relish that every i will be a new tomorrow? -- do you relish. —— eye will be on you. i hope so. bangladesh hold a lead of 88 runs with nine wickets remaining heading into day three of the first test against australia.
shakib al hasan took figures of five for 68 as his side dismissed the tourists for 217 in their opening innings. the hosts lost the wicket of soumya sarkar towards the end of the day as they closed on 45 for one. onto football, and barcelona have presented ousmane dembele to the world's media after paying borussia dortmund around $175 million forforward. that's a significant chunk of the $261 million they received for neymar, whose "vacated number 11 shirt" dembele will wear as he becomes the second most expensive player in history behind the brazilian. michelle wie is out of at least the next two lpga events after undergoing emergency appendix surgery in ottawa. the 2014 us open champion withdrew from canadian pacific women's open before the final round on sunday. she was then admitted to hospital where she had an operation. wie finished third in the women's british open earlier this month and was part of the victorious usa team in the solheim cup.
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support. wherever you see them, encourage them. the more likely give them, it gives you the films within yourself as well. —— life you give them. —— makes you full within yourself. let's move. let's move. watch out for her. just finally nba franchise houston rockets have said they'll be donating $4 million to the hurricane harvey relief fund after the terrible natural disaster that continues to afflict those through texas and louisiana. added to this the nfl franchise the houston texans and the nfl themselves will each donate a further million dollars each. a quick recap. area sharapova
against simona halep. it is four games all. —— maria. she is looking to go 5—4 up in the final set. that is all from me. but from me and the rest of the sport today team, goodbye. hello. a full uk forecast is on the way and i can tell you, it will be nothing like as disruptive or dangerous as the weather we're still seeing on the other side of the atlantic. tropical storm harvey has already delivered over one metre of rain in parts of texas. the radar picture shows the wet weather has been relentless and it continues on tuesday. we are likely to see further flooding and the problems may extend further east as well, along the gulf coast, through parts of louisiana, mississippi, alabama. the risk of tornadoes as well. this dangerous weather situation continues. back home, some spots on monday got up to 28 degrees and south—eastern areas could see something similar on tuesday. further north and west, areas of cloud working into the picture.
this through yorkshire, lincolnshire, midlands, wales and the south—west. slow—moving, the odd spot of rain. it marks a line between cooler and fresh air from the north—west and some warmth that clings on the south—eastern corner. some sunny spells through london, essex, suffolk, kent. some spots here could get up to 28 degrees. not a bad day for the channel islands but for the south—west of england, some cooler, fresher air. despite some sunshine, 17 or 18 degrees. maybe 20 in cardiff. a stripe of cloud stretching up across a good part of the midlands. for northern ireland, we end up with a mixture of sunshine and showers. temperatures on the low side. some heavy showers being blown into northwest scotland on a strong and blustery wind. maybe 17 degrees in aberdeen. not too bad across northern england. some sunshine but lincolnshire and the north norfolk coast as well, cloud and drizzle and misty,
murky conditions. for tuesday night and the early part of wednesday, warm, but by the end of the night, two different weather systems swarming and gathering down to the south. these bring a pretty wet day for parts of southern england, the midlands and wales as we go through wednesday. one weather system towards the south—west, one to the south—east. the two are likely to merge to bring a lot of cloud, outbreaks of rain, increasingly blustery winds and a cool, fresh feel to the weather. temperatures well down across parts of the south—east. maybejust 17 degrees in london. through northern england, northern ireland and scotland, afairamount of sunshine, some showers and temperatures similar, 16 or 17 degrees. we stick with the cooler, fresher feel for the end of the week with some spells of sunshine and just a few showers. good evening. some places got up to 28 degrees today. not too bad for a bank holiday, which it was in much of the uk. tomorrow probably won't be quite as warm as that for most because of this band of cloud and some outbreaks of rain sinking southward and eastwards. during tomorrow, this band of cloud will be slow—moving. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe.
my name is mike embley. our top stories: raised tensions on the korean peninsula as north korea's latest missile passes over northern japan. catastrophic flooding in texas forces thousands of people into shelters, more rain is forecast in the upcoming days. up to 2,000 people have been rescued, many plucked to safety from rooftops by helicopter. president trump warns it will be a long and difficult road to recovery. we have pledged ourfull support as texas and louisiana rattle and recover from this very devastating and historic storm.