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to set down has decided it's time to set down that microphone at the age of 72. he'll retire at the end of this season he'll retire at the end of this season he says he doesn't want to wait until he's going down hill. he's been speaking to our sports editor, dan roan. commentator: goal! for half a century, he's been a true footballing fixture. commentator: here's gascoigne. 0h, brilliant. oh, yes! his commentary‘s as much a part of the game as the many moments he's so uniquely described. but finally, john motson has decided to hang up his mic and he told me why this season will be his last at the bbc. i think there's always a time to go. lots of water's gone under the bridge in all the years i've been doing match of the day. the challenge i still love, but it has got more difficult. ijust think it might be the moment to say — thank you very much and leave it to somebody else. motson‘s big breakthrough came in 1972 at hereford versus newcastle when he conveyed the emotion of one of the fa cup‘s greatest shocks. commentator: oh, what a goal!
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what a goal! radford, the scorer. when i see ronnie radford, i always say, "you know, you changed my life, ronnie." when i see it again, as i have hundreds of times, i still think to myself — please go in, don't hit the post because if that hadn't nestled in the newcastle net, no, i wouldn't be here now. commentator: and there it is. the crazy gang have beaten the culture club. as well as countless iconic commentaries of course, there's also been plenty of humour along the way. commentator: but i think the trevor brooking is next — well, he is next to me... laughter and then there's the most famous sheepskin coat in sport. i didn't set out to make that a trademark, honestly, but it hasn't done me any harm. motson‘s biggest regret — never commenting on english success at a major tournament. commentator: and england are out of the world cup on penalty kicks. what was the biggest problem that prevented england from ever going and being successful? i think it was the fact there wasn't a mid—winter break. we subject our players to a io—month
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slog and when it gets to the world cup finals or the european championship finals, i think they're played out. motson‘s preparing for this weekend's match with the same attention to detail he's applied throughout his career and it's that, along with an undimmed passion for the game, that's helped him become one of the host renowned commentators in british broadcasting. it was like being paid for your hobby, that's what people always say to me, but there is a little bit of hard work involved. you know, the preparation and the homework and watching players and going to see games, so that you could do the one you were doing next a bit better. it was a challenge, but it was a challenge that i always enjoyed. the greatjohn motson calling it a day as a football commentator, speaking to our sports editor, dan roan. newsnight‘s about to begin over on bbc two in a few moments, here's kirsty wark. tonight, will the latest crisis over the muslim rohingya destroy the reputation of nobel prize winner, aung san suu kyi? what's it like in the eye of irma?
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we speak to one man shielding his family in the british virgin islands. join me now on bbc two. that's newsnight with kirstie. here on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are. hello and welcome to sportsday — i'm leah boleto. coming up this evening. world number one karolina pliskova is knocked out of the us open — three americans are through to the semi—finals. andy murray confirms he's likely to be out for the rest of the season. and it's been a tough day in the mountains for chris froome at the vuelta a espana. all of that to come but first this evening we'll start at the us open in new york, where world number one karolina pliskova has been knocked out of the competition in straight sets by coco vandeweghe,
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who now becomes the third american into the semi—finals. adam wild reports. it is one of the game most intimidating arenas and when you are world number one there comes greater pressure to perform. a place and a grand slam semifinal at stake buffer karolina pliskova, the title of the top ranked player. coco vandeweghe, the americans serving up what the american crowd wanted to see. break came her way, coco vandeweghe finding a way to stay calm and composed. discover is number one for good reason. shots like this one took the first set towards the tie—break. that is worthy challenge faltered, coco vandeweghe forcing the error and the set was hers. as a 16—year—old she won this as a junior, her dream was to return and make your mark amongst the seniors and this was a moment. match point
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against the world number one. her reaction said it all. first us open semifinal awaits, the reign of discover at the top is over. rafa nadal gave russian teenager andrey rublev a masterclass in tennis earlier. the world number one eased through to the semi—finals with a ruthless straight—sets win, 6-16-2 6-2, at the arthur ashe stadium. nadal won the first set in just 23 minutes and showed no mercy — the entire game lasting one hour and 37 minutes. nadal will face either roger federer orjuan martin del potro next. meanwhile, andy murray says he's likely to miss the rest of the season because of his ongoing hip injury. the british world number two pulled out of the us open two days before the tournament began and hasn't played since wimbledon injuly. chris froome says he's still confident of winning the vuelta a espana, despite his lead being cut after today's tough stage 17. the briton has three more competitive stages to defend his lead over vincenzo nibali before sunday's parade around madrid.
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nick parrot reports. the last thing you want to see at the end of a long cycle ride is a hill, this one was assisted the gradient was 30%. chris froome, in the red, is normally one of the strongest climbers but it was almost too much from him. he excelled in the individual time trial yesterday and took the stage win but it seemed his efforts had taken a toll. head his closest rival vincenzo nibali was nibbling into his lead which had been two minutes at the start of the day, almost, but the italian seized his chance and finished fourth, more than one minute behind the stage winner from austria, although crucially he was 42 seconds ahead of chris froome who could only finish 14th. chris froome retained the red jersey of the leader but his advantage has been cut to one minute 16 seconds. it's still a big gap and with the penultimate stage on saturday as tough as this one, the race is back on. nick parrott, bbc news.
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staying with cycling and stage four of the tour of britain was won by columbia's fernando gaveerria today. the stage from mansfield to newark was always likely to have a bunch sprint and gaveerria, in the blue here, produced the fastest finish as team sky's elia viviani retook the race lead. earlier in the day though there was an unusual crash in the top right of your screen when a number of riders came down in retford. a parked carjust after a corner appeared to be the culprit for a number of the riders. the owner may have a difficult conversation with their insurance company! tomorrow takes the race into essex as stage five starts and finishes in clacton. now time for a few stories worth a mention tonight, starting with how leicester city missed out on signing midfielder adrien silva by 11! seconds. leicester believed they'd completed a £22 million dealfor the player from sporting lisbon but fifa
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rejected their application to register the player because it came just after the deadline of the summer transfer window. leicester are appealing against the decision. former two—weight world champion carl frampton has confirmed jamie moore is his new trainer. frampton recently ended his long—term relationship with manager barry mcguigan and his trainer, son shane. and there could be a shake—up of the women's super league on the cards. bbc sport understands it could become a one—tier league but only for clubs that have full—time players. the plans could come into play in a year's time, ready for the start of the next season. cricket now and the third and final test between england and west indies starts tomorrow. after a surprise victory for the windies in the last test at headingley, it's all to play for. the match at lord's is england's final test before they face australia in the first ashes test in brisbane in november.
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here's our sports correspondent, joe wilson. this summer was always going to be a learning experience forjoe root, england's test captain and he said there were maybe some things in hindsight he would have done differently in the second test. he said he loved the chance to play in the ipl next year but he can't look much further than here and now. and so toby roland—jones will play for england in this test, not necessarily because he is better than chris woakes but because he will give england a better chance of winning the test. mason crane, the young leg—spinner, bowled in practice but won't play in the match, even if he goes to the ashes. when i spoke to england's captain i wondered if this match was a missed opportunity to experiment. it would be easy to look at things like that but this week the situation is we arei—i. you have to pick the team that you think is going to win, what's going to be the best, give us the best chance
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of coming out of the series on top. this is what we have gone with. i'm really looking forward to another good week and finishing off an exciting year of test cricket in england. the west indies practised today with a clear goal in mind. they had the chance to win this series, said captainjason holder may insist he always believed his team could do that but if he had made that claim after the first test not many people would have taken him seriously! these players are also well aware of the hurricane that is crossing the caribbean. that is serious on a quite different level. we definitely do think about them back home, many of us have families back home is we have them to think about. there's not much we can do but pray. and hope everyone stays safe and get through it. decent views at lord's and the west indies players chose one of the most famous “i voted today. if they win the match and win the series they will be the most famous west indies touring teams of all time.
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the result will be noticed in london and the caribbean, absolutely but also noticed with the ashes in mind in australia. the wales and lions fly—half dan biggar will join northampton from ospreys next summer. after more than ten years in south wales, biggar will move to franklin's gardens after completing this season with ospreys. biggar has won 56 caps for wales and was a member of the british and irish lions squad in new zealand this summer. i think if you look around the premiership, teams are getting stronger. you only have to look at leicester, who were playing with an all international back line this weekend, the quality is going up and we need to keep improving our squad. dan biggar, as well as being a real professional, has a great attitude, that real desire to win, he is a warrior, dog, he would do anything he can to be a winner. that will only rub off on the rest of our team.
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and finally, you might remember this chap — former sutton united goalkeeper wayne shaw. he ate a pie during his side's fa cup clash with arsenal, which they lost. well, he's been fined £375 and banned for two months for breaching fa betting rules. a bookmaker had offered odds of 8—1 that he would tuck into the pie, which he did. he's been accused of intentionally influencing the football betting market. that's all from me and the sportsday team, thanks for your company. coming up in a moment — the papers. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be
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bringing us tomorrow. with me are caroline wheeler, deputy political editor of the sunday times and jason beattie, head of politics at the daily mirror. thank you for coming in. tomorrow's front pages... the ft leads with a story that downing street has approached britain's biggest businesses to publicly state their support for the government's approach to brexit. jacob rees mogg's bid to become the next leader of the conservative party has come under fire, says the metro. he has drawn criticism after a tv interview in which he said he did not believe in abortion under any circumstances. the express focuses on a new study which it says proves that statins can reduce the chance of an early death by 28%. hurricane irma is the lead for the i, with the warning that millions of people are risk in the caribbean and us as the powerful storm makes landfall. the telegraph claims that
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theresa may's brexit plans are in "chaos" as senior ministers distance themselves following the leak of radical plans for immigration. according to the times, universities face being fined if they fail to justify paying vice chancellors more than the prime minister. the guardian has revelations from leaked brexit documents. and the mail says a survey brexit documents. and the mail says a survey from the british medical association found around half of gps this book to our closing their lists to new patients. we will go straight to new patients. we will go straight to the eye of the storm, may god protect us, the front page here, i think that is a picture that has come from the international space station. it shows just how big, angry and whipped up hurricane irma is. barrelling across the caribbean from east to west and will probably
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hit the british virgin islands next ballot has caused damage to places like antigua and barbuda. and the fa ct like antigua and barbuda. and the fact that this is billed as the biggest storm we have ever seen is significant about just how devastating the impact can be and we already have the french president basically saying it is going to be ha rd basically saying it is going to be hard and cruel. that is because


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