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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  September 11, 2017 1:45am-2:01am BST

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rafael nadal win the men's us open title in new york and a 16th career grand slam championship. grand slam championship. chris froome becomes the first cyclist in 39 years to win the tour de france and the vuelta a espana in the same year. and in germany, a female referee takes charge of a top european league football match for the first time. hello and welcome to the programme, where we start with the tennis news that world number one rafael nadal has won the men's us open title at flushing meadows in new york for the third time. the 31—year—old spaniard was a 6—3, 6—3, 6—4 winner against south africa's kevin anderson who was playing in his first ever major final. nadal needed just under two and a half hours to also claim a second major championship of the year having won the french open in paris as well. paul frostick reports. rafael nadal went into this match as
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overwhelming favourite to lift his second grand slam title of the year and the 16th of his career. only his long—time rival roger federer has more than that. his opponent, kevin anderson, the lowest ranked us open men's finalist since the atp computer rankings began 44 years ago so computer rankings began 44 years ago so this was a mismatch from the outset. despite the efforts of the south african, nadal soon took charge. the world number one dominated every aspect of the 2.5 hour final. he broke anderson's big serve four times and never faced a broke anderson's big serve four times and neverfaced a break broke anderson's big serve four times and never faced a break point himself. this is a third us open title for the spanish player, and, on this kind of form, he should be lifting more grand slam trophies in 2018. paulfar more grand slam trophies in 2018. paul far stick, more grand slam trophies in 2018. paulfar stick, bbc news. newly crowned women's us open champion sloane stephens was still celebrating her victory at central park in new york on sunday morning.
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stephens beat her american compatriot and good friend madison keys on saturday to clinch the women's singles title at the arthur ashe stadium. i'm just really honoured and privileged to be able to play in such a time with such amazing players, such amazing american players, such amazing american players and i think venus and serena set the bar really high and i think for the younger girls are they definitely have something to look up to and aspire to and we're just doing that and i think everyone‘s heading in the right direction. chris froome has become britain's first—ever winner of the vuelta a espana. he's also only the third rider in history to win that and the tour de france in the same year and the first since 1978. sunday's final stage was largely a procession into madrid, and froome wasn't challenged for the lead. it was won by italian sprinter matteo trentin, while froome safely crossed the line just behind to confirm his status as one of the sport's
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all—time greats. it's been incredible, absolutely incredible. it's all starting to sink in now. to set off at the beginning of the year with the goal of trying to win the tour de france and then trying to back it up at the tour of and then trying to back it up at the tourof spain, and then trying to back it up at the tour of spain, which has never been done before in that sense, no one has ever won the tour de france and gone on to the tour of spain, the vuelta a espa na, gone on to the tour of spain, the vuelta a espana, less than a month later and one that as well. it's an incredible feeling and it's certainly nothing i could have achieved on my own, i've had an amazing team behind me and so much support as well so i really want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart who's been involved in that. our sports correspondent andy swiss is in madrid and can bring us more. of course before this summer began, chris froome had won three tour de france titles but he finished second in the vuelta on three occasions, that was his big aim, to win the double and he has done it in astonishing style, firstly the fourth tour de france win on the champs—elysee and then barely weeks later victory here in madrid. to
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give you an idea of the distances involved, between them those two races involve 4200 miles over 42 gruelling days and it's really the altima test of physical and mental endurance. that's perhaps why chris froome was quite emotional about it when he spoke last night, he spoke about the sacrifices he made and also about the fact he thought this was his greatest achievement and when you look back in history, only two men have previously achieved the tour and macro goo " the last in 1978, so nearly a0 years since any cyclist has managed to complete this double and that's why this really puts chris froome right up there among cycling's all—time greats —— vuelta. in the english premier league newcastle recorded consecutive victories after beating swansea 1—0 in wales, despite their manager rafael benitez being too ill to attend. the swans slip to 15th after losing their opening two home league games of the season for the first time since 1985, while magpies captain jamaal lascelles got the only goal of the game for his side after words
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of advice from the manager. varane me this morning and made sure that the boys get going and play like they did against west ham —— he rang. we had a good talk before the game on the pitch and we really went for it today and we set the standard and that's what we need to do now. there was also a 1—0 victory for burnley over crystal palace with chris wood with the goal in the third minute from a poor back pass. palace are now the first side in 93 years to lose the first four matches of a top—flight season without scoring a goal and their manager frank de boer says he's not sure he'll be given time to turn around his side's fortunes. it always starts from the heart, with the spirit and today we showed that from the last second. the only thing we didn't do was score. do you think you will be given the time to
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get things going? think you will be given the time to get things going7|j think you will be given the time to get things going? i don't know. all ican get things going? i don't know. all i can control is work very hard with the boys and that's what i'm going to do until the last second and hopefully for a long period with crystal palace. in italy's serie a napoli and inter both maintained their 100% start to the season as they claimed victories on sunday. both those two clubs and champions juventus remain locked together at the top of the table with just goal difference keeping juve ahead. lazio sit two points further back in fourth after ciro immobile scored a hatrick in his sides a—1 demolition of milan in rome. in spain's primera division, real sociedad made it three wins from three played with a a—2 victory away to deportivo la coruna. sociedad and barcelona are yet to drop a point while athletic bilbao kept pace with a 2—0 win over girona moving them fourth. germany's bibiana steinhaus made history on sunday as the first female referee to officiate a match in a top european league by taking charge of hertha berlin's1—1 draw with werder bremen. steinhaus became the first woman
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to referee a top—tier match in the german, english, french, italian or spanish leagues when she oversaw the bundesliga encounter in berlin. the match ended in a 1—1 draw. elsewhere schalke beat stuttgart 3—1 for their second win of the season. matthew fitzpatrick beat scott hend at the third play—off hole to win the european masters at crans—sur—sierre on sunday. ranked a8th in the world, the englishman sank his putt from less than three feet after australia's hend made a bogey at the 18th hole on the swiss alps course handing fitzpatrick his fourth european tour title. for me, i got off to a great start after the front nine and i birdied ten. i was up there and from then on i felt like i was there to compete and really put pressure on and try
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and really put pressure on and try and win. it's been a long day. world champion marc marquez won the san marino motogp in wet conditions on sunday. the spaniard joins italy's andrea dovizioso at the top of the world championship standings. the honda riderfinished ahead of italy's ducati rider danilo petrucci with dovizioso, also on a ducati, finishing third. both marquez and dovizioso have 199 points with five races left in the season. seattle's michael bennett and marshawn lynchjoined other nfl players in protesting the treatment of minorities by us law enforcement during the first weekend of the regular season. both players remained seated during the national anthem two weeks after bennett was detained on a las vegas street by police investigating a shooting. on the field the seahawks have been beaten at green bay while the atlanta falcons beaten in ast year's super bowl made a winning a start to the new campaign. the baltimore ravens
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were in dominant form as a defensive master—class helped them to a 20—0 win against the cincinnati bengals. the team knocked out in the play offs by eventual winners the new england patriots last year, the houston texans, lost out in their opening match to the jacksonville jaguars. gennady golovkin threw out the ceremonial first pitch as the los angeles dodgers lost their 10th straight game for their worst run in 25 years as they were thrashed 8—1 by the colorado rookies at home on sunday. the kazakhstani golovkin will face mexico's canelo alvarez next saturday in las vegas with golovkin's wba, wbc, ibf and ibo middleweight titles on the line but aside from the fanfare, it was an abysmal day for the dodgers who lost their 10th straight game as mark reynolds hit a grand slam homer to seal the result. for the rookies, it's their sixth straight win on the road for the first time since april, 2015. you can get all the latest sports news at our website. that's
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but from me and the rest of the sport today team, goodbye. hello. as irma continues north across the state of florida, we here in the british isles have experienced quite an unsettled weekend. and that theme continues on into the forthcoming week. for a time, we'll see cool and at times windy weather and some pretty heavy downpours to boot. the concerns start as early as monday morning, especially so across wales and the south—west, where some of the gusts of wind could easily be up at around 50, if not 60mph. at the same time, those conditions could be exacerbated by some squally showers indeed.
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elsewhere across the british isles, how do we start the new week? ina similarvein. the wind not a concern as in wales and the south—west. but the wind will be ever present for many parts of western scotland and northern ireland and a good part of england and wales. and there will be plenty of showers to go around as well. at times, some of those showers will merge to give the odd longer spell of rain. perhaps nowhere more so than this north—eastern quarter of scotland. quite close to an area of low pressure there. showers, quite sharp, they will have hail and thunder. if you see too many, you are not going to be in the mid to upper teens, closer to 10—11. out of monday and into tuesday, high pressure working across the british isles, tending to settle things down. this is one of the quieter days of the week, at least to start with. it will feel pleasant with less wind. 16—19, something like that. later in the day overnight into wednesday, we could see the emergence from the atlantic of a very vigorous area of low pressure gradually churning its way right across the heart of the british isles.
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there are already warnings from the met office about the intensity of that rain for the northern parts of england and wales and the strength of the wind. the system has the good grace to move on into the north sea, leaving behind, for the bulk of us, wednesday as another really showery day. and do you know what, we continue that theme on into thursday. the wind from the north—west still quite a noticeable feature of the day. in the midst of all of this there will be sunny spells but it really won't do much for the temps, never better than 12 or 13 in the north, around 17 or 18 in the south. thursday and friday, a tantalising and teasing prospect of some high pressurejust beginning to work into the west, but it probably won't keep those fronts at bay for the northern parts of britain. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is gavin grey.
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our top stories: hurricane irma slams into florida's west coast, as strong winds and storm surges leave at least three people dead. millions of homes are without power and parts of miami are underwater. almost 200,000 people have fled to emergency shelters. there is barely a soul on the streets due to risk of flying debris. caribbean islands count the cost of the hurricane. about 30 people are dead. damage to housing and infrastructure could total $10 billion. and 90 people are now thought to have died in mexico's strongest quake for a century. the fear of aftershocks is forcing many to camp in the streets.
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