tv Sport Today BBC News September 1, 2017 1:45am-2:01am BST
hello there. i am tulsen tollett. this is sport today, live from the bbc sport centre. coming up on this programme: kylian mbappe joins paris saint—germain on loan from monaco and then scores for the french national side as they beat the netherlands in world cup qualifying. japan become the fourth team to qualify for next year's world cup in russia after beating australia 2—0 in saitama. and roger federer needs five sets to get past mikhail youzhny at the us open. hello there and welcome to the programme. we start with some of the main football transfer news from thursday. many of europe's top leagues have seen the window close and one of the main stories was that paris st—germain have signed this man here, kylian mbappe, on a season—long loan from french champions monaco. that comes with an option to make the deal permanent for a fee of $215 million dollars. should psg sign the france international on a permanent deal, his contract will run untiljune 2022.
in england alex oxlaide chamberlain‘s move from arsenal to liverpool was rubber stamped earlier on thursday after the fee of m5 million was agreed the day before. alexis sanchez is staying put after arsenal turned down two bids from manchester city. french international thomas lemar, who the gunners wanted if they were to let the chile forward go, has decided he's staying with monaco, thus scuppering the deal for sanchez to move as our reporter david ornstein explains. there is bitter disappointment here at the etihad stadium. manchester city have missed out on a key target, alexis sanchez. there is also a bitter disappointment in alexis sanchez‘s camp, because he thought he was going to become a mentor is a city player. that is because a conditional agreement had been reached between arsenal and manchester city. conditional wire? because arsenal needed to sign a replacement, thomas lemar of monaco.
however, thomas lemar turned the deal done, and that is where the whole story collapses. his refusal tojoin arsenal whole story collapses. his refusal to join arsenal meant that they were unwilling to sanction the departure of alexis sanchez to manchester city. he was at the club and become free agent next summer, when he could join manchester city, but for now, arsenal will keep him, and hope that he will help them to success this season. tottenham have completed the signing of paris st—germain defender serge aurierfor a fee in the region of $30 million. the 24—year—old ivory coast right—back has signed a five—year contract until 2022. swansea have re—signed striker wilfried bony from manchester city after having a $16 million bid accepted for the ivory coast international. he rejoins the club he left for the etihad two and a half years ago where he also spent time on loan at stoke city. in germany, kevin kampl has signed a four—year deal with rb leipzig as they prepare for life in the champions league. the 26—year—old slovenian midfielder leaves fellow bundesliga club
bayer leverkusen for a fee of around $24 million. two players we heard about there, kylian mbappe and thomas lemar, were both on target as france thrashed the netherlands 4—0 in paris in european world cup qualifying. the result moves them three points clear of sweden in group a after the swedes were beaten by bulgaria in sofia, while the dutch drop to fourth with just three games remaining. cristiano ronaldo scored a hatrick as european champions portugal beat the faroes islands 5—1 to remain second in group b. switzerland stay top though after victory over andorra while hungary beat latvia. in group h, roberto martinez‘s belgium put nine past gibraltar with romelu lukaku and thomas meunier both scoring hatricks. the home side played the second half with 10 men in liege after axel witsel was sent off prior to half time for a poorly timed lunge. greece dropped ground after a goalless draw with estonia while boznia and herzegovina missed a chance to move second. they led cyprus 2—0 in nicosia before losing 3—2. in south america, paraguay have
shocked chile. argentina currently occu py shocked chile. argentina currently occupy fifth place, with uruguay and chile and headed them in third and fourth respectively. there is confirmation of that paraguay win. brazil and ecuador has just kicked off. in the early game, venezuela played out a goalless draw against colombia. in african qualifying uganda are the new leaders of group e. emmanuel okwi scored the only goal of the game as they beat egypt in kampala, to replace them at the top of the table. elsewhere, guinea beat libya 3—2 to pick up their first points in group a. alkhaly bangoura scored the winner in the third minute of stoppage time. japan became the fourth team to qualify for next year's world cup in russia after a 2—0 win over australia in asian
qualifying on thursday. china had a shock i—o win over uzbekistan, but it's the syrian national side who are providing inspiration. a country in the midst of a brutal civil war they upset qatar with a 3—1 victory and joe lynskey watched the action. this is what the world cup dream needs for syria. for a ignition who has been through so much, full bore me so. has been through so much, full bore me so. they needed a win against qatar, and may be perfect start. a goal inside seven minutes but the celebrations started, but the 2022 world cup hosts struck back, and syria needed a second—half surge to stay on top. this covered the second of the game, —— the second of the game foromar of the game, —— the second of the game for omar khribin. with one more match still to go, syria are on track for the play—offs. japan know they are already there. a place in
six straight world cup final sealed australia. to goals, —— two goals. the socceroos, a world cup place hangs in the balance. how much will the spec is that —— uzbekistan look back on this? a contentious penalty gave the chinese a chance to save their own world cup hopes. they are still up against it to qualify. what a world cup place is at stake, there is always hope. joe lynskey, bbc news. —— when a world cup place.
now to tennis and day four of the us open where switzerland's roger federer required five sets for victory over russia's mikhail louzhny. the 36—year—old swiss held his nerve for a 17th consecutive win over louzhny keeping his perfect record intact. the 19 time grand slam winner, including five at flushing meadows, last won this title in 2008 and will now face 35—year—old feliciano lopez of spain for a place in the last 16. world number 53 andrey rublev has pulled off one of the upsets of the tournament, winning his second round match against seventh seed grigor dimitrov in straight sets 7—5 7—6 6—3. the bulgarian was one of the pre—tournament favourites after lifting the title in cincinnati recently. tomas berdych is out, losing to alexandr dolgopolov. the ukrainian will advance to the third round. in the women's draw world number one karolina pliskova came from a set down to beat nicole gibbs and reach the last 32. the number one seed, who lost in last year's final to angelique kerber, handed the first set to the american 6-2. but she battled back against the qualifier to take the next two sets 6—3 6—4 and move into the third round. i2th seed jelena ostapenko is also
through after she dispatched sorana cirstea in straight sets. the 20—year—old french open winner makes it to the third round of the competition for the first time, as she looks for her second grand slam title of the year. naomi osaka, who knocked out angelique kerber, goes from strength to strength. her latest conquest is denisa allertova of the czech republic. the japanese teenager won by two sets to one to seal her place in the third round. cycling news, and briton chris froome crashed twice and saw his lead cut by 20 seconds in the vuelta a espana as tomasz marczynski claimed a solo victory on stage 12. 32—year—old froome fell on a downhill section in the last 6km of the 160.1 kilometre stage, allowing second—placed italian vincenzo nibali to make up time. froome who now leads by 59 seconds is attempting to be only the third man and the first since 1978 to win the tour de france and vuelta in the same season.
indian captain virat kohli has moved third on the all time list of one day international centuries scoring 131 as his team thrashed sri lanka by 168 runs in the fourth one—day international in colombo. the visitors now take a 4—0 lead in the five—match series after rohit sharma joined kohli in hitting a hundred as they helped india to 375—5 after winning the toss and electing to bat. in reply, sri lanka struggled and were bowled out for 207 with more than seven overs remaining. the final match of the series is on sunday at the same venue. darrell hill won the men's shot put at the diamond league meet in brussels on thursday with his very last attempt. the american also threw a meet record of 22.44 metres improving his own personal best by almost a metre. the 24—year—old gets his hands on the diamond trophy and a $50,000 winner's cheque presented by the smurfs, and it comes as consolation for hill after he failed to win a medal at all during the recent world athletics championships in london.
what a way to win and be presented with the trophy. until next time, goodbye. today marks the first day of the meteorological autumn, so i thought we would start with a summary of summer. a decent start. temperatures soared up to 35 celsius back in june, but since then it has been rather disappointing. a cool second—half, especially in august. the first few weeks terrible and quite wet at times too. this morning we get off to a chilly start of the day. out in the countryside, temperatures down to about 3—4 degrees in the coldest spots first thing, so a chill in the air. apart from that there will be plenty of morning sunshine. most areas having a dry morning as well. but into the early afternoon the cloud will bubble up, especially in eastern parts of the uk. a scattering of showers
begins to develop. a largely dry picture in scotland. a few showers towards the borders and certainly into eastern counties of england. those showers get going. some of them will be heavy. thunder mixed in, but pretty well scattered. in the sunshine, wherever you are during the day on friday, there will be pleasant sunshine and it should feel reasonable, with temperatures generally into the high teens to the low 20s and a lightish north—westerly breeze in parts of the country. during the evening, those showers begin to fade away slowly. the second half of the night should become dry, and with clearing skies it will be another chilly night. so to start off the weekend again temperatures down to about 11—12 degrees. colder than that in the countryside. about 3—4 in the coldest spots. what about the weekend weather prospects? definitely a weekend of two halves. saturday with the best of it.
sunny spells for the most part. but on sunday, after a bright start, particularly in the east, we start to see a band of rain moving across the uk. here is the pressure chart for the weekend. high pressure initially. there's this zone of wet weather moving into the second half of the weekend, with strengthening winds. in more detail, saturday is a decent day, with sunshine. dry for the vast majority. temperatures doing pretty well. high teens to low 20s, with light winds. it will feel pleasant in that september sunshine. most temperatures towards south—east england. we will see this rain encroach overnight into northern ireland. after a bright start to the day across eastern scotland, much of england will see cloud thicken up. outbreaks of rain moving in and it will turn breezy. temperatures 18—19 degrees typically. that's your latest weather. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. i'm mike embley. our top stories:
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