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tv   Sportsday  BBC News  September 12, 2017 6:30pm-6:51pm BST

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hello. this is bbc news. the headlines. the long—running public sector pay cap is being partially lifted. prison officers will get 1.7% more in the coming year while police officers will get a 1% bonus on top of their recommended 1% rise. the announcement comes as the latest inflation figures rise to the highest level in more than five years. the foreign secretary borisjohnson flies to the caribbean amid criticism of britain's response to hurricane irma. nine members of a traveller family from lincolnshire have beenjailed for between five and 15 years for slavery offences. two other members of the rooney family received suspended sentences. and tributes to sir peter hall, one of the greatest figures in the history british theatre, who's died at the age of 86. in a moment it will be time for sportsday, but first a look at what else is coming up this
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evening on bbc news. in beyond 100 days, katty kay and christian fraser will looking at the damage caused by hurricane irma in the caribbean. they'll be hearing from the captain of a royal navy vessel that's helping with uk relief efforts. as the government announces its lifting the cap on public sector pay, but only for police and prison officers in england and wales, we'll be getting reaction from a nurse. and talking to a charity that helps victims of modern—day slavery as nine are members of one traveller family are jailed for enslaving vulnerable adults. now on bbc news it's time for sportsday. good evening and welcome. jose mourinho and antonio conte lead their teams into champions league
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action for the first time tonight. we'll look ahead to tonight's action. and mark sampson the england women's manager tells the bbc he's not a racist. yes, neymar, mbappe and edinson cavani — paris saint germain‘s expensively assembled forward line. and one that is expected to take some stopping, the scottish champions celtic will attempt to do so tonight, as the champions league group stage returns. at celtic park for us this evening, is chris mcluaglin. psg are the clear favourites but celtic have a home record here in the east end of glasgow that they are fiercely proud of. they haven't tasted defeat here since barcelona
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we re tasted defeat here since barcelona were last in town, back in november. a huge test this evening, though. you imagine that the result, that record is sure to come under threat from a squad that is worth somewhere in the region of £800 million. the eyes of the world will be on this game. and it is one that come like i say, we are in real good condition to go into the tournament this time. the players are very clear on their role and clear in terms of how we handle these types of pressure games. this is a game to enjoy. six british sides feature this season. after a year absence chelsea are back in europe's top club competition, having been guided to the premier league league title last season. manager antonio conte isn't ruling out a champions league title to follow, as they begin their campaign against the azerbaijan champions qarabag in their group c opener at stamford bridge tonight. you ask me, the chance of last
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season you ask me, the chance of last season to win the title in england, it was zero. instead, we changed it totally, the opinion of the people. i think we are building something important. the players work for the future. you need time to do this. we realign is we have a lot of games coming up this month, we realise how important the squad is, having everyone ready to play. building up the momentum, that continues with a very important game for us. chelsea's previous history, used to competing in that competition. we spoke before and we feel that we are back where we belong, amongst some of the very best teams so we're looking forward to testing ourselves against them. manchester united complete the trio of british sides in action tonight. and are making a return to the competition for the first time since 2015.
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basel provide the opposition in their opening game in group a. and having drawn with united on their two previous visits to old trafford they won't be taken lightly. the opponent has the same ambition that we have and the opponent can perfectly come here, as they did in the past, and give manchester united a bad taste. but we go to this match thinking we can win. we will go to the second match in moscow thinking that we can win. we go into this match thinking that we can win. the views there ofjose mourinho ahead of tonight's match. commentary of united against basel is on bbc radio from john murray at old trafford. i've seen english clubs falling foul of basel in the past and i've seen manchester united falling foul of them but here, chris, ithink manchester united falling foul of them but here, chris, i think the expectation is that united will and
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should get off to a winning start in the group? yeah i think basel had nothing to lose, coming to old trafford. everyone expecting united to win and rightly so. if basel were in the premier league they would do well to survive, so that's the difference. we are talking of united having a good chance of being champions this year. in my eyes, basel are a bottom six premier league club. but if united don't play well and basel get a bit of confidence and enjoy it, you never know. i would have the feeling that winning the title back for united would be the priority, so where does the champions league fit in western artjose mourinho wants to win everything. where does the champions league fit in? iwould where does the champions league fit in? i would be going for the premier league and the champions league. it is nice to win the league and the fa cup, as they did last year. he
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believes that teams have the advantage on them but that isjose mourinho. he knows his squad, it is very competitive. it is big and healthy. there's no reason why they can't cope all the way. with benfica and cska moscow the other two teams in the group you would back united to win the group, wouldn't you? yes, benfica are a strong team in their league but it is between them and porto to win it. they win a lot of games. in the group, i'd be surprised if manchester united aren't at the top. so, united against basel at old trafford this evening, the first match of the group stage of the champions league this season and we will have commentary from 7:45pm. so full commentary of that match on 5live. and you can follow all the build—up and action from the champions league this evening with 5 live final score on the red button and bbc sport website. one man watching from the director's box at old trafford tonight will be former manchester united chairman
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martin edwards. he was chairman of the club from 1980 to 2002, and is now the club's honorary life president. as the man who appointed alex ferguson, edwards is credited with sticking by him during a tough start to life as a manager. and as he explained to my colleague 0lly foster they required patience at the beginning. it wasn't immediate success. we brought alec in 1986 and that took four years to win the fa cup and seven four years to win the fa cup and seve n years four years to win the fa cup and seven years to win the league but when we got him successfully in 1990, his fourth year, we started winning trophies and it became a habit. the fa cup in 1990, the cup winners' cup in 91, then we started winning the league, followed by the double more than two years later and then another, it multiplied, really. how itchy was your trigger finger on getting rid of sir alex ferguson in the early years? he wouldn't be
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afforded that time these days. the early years? he wouldn't be afforded that time these daysm wasn't itchy at all, we wanted him to survive and myself particularly because i knew how hard he was working. he revamped the scouting system, he brought in new scouts, he wasn't happy with the home—grown players. that changed everything. we knew how hard he was working and we wa nted knew how hard he was working and we wanted him to succeed. the question was, would the supporters allow us the time to get him? if the supporters start voting with their feet and don't come to matches, they can put pressure on me, as the chairman, the chief executive, and the board, to do something. we wa nted the board, to do something. we wanted him to survive and we were patient and fortunately that paid off in the long run. arsene wenger is approaching that continuity at arsenal. alec ferguson said he wa nted arsenal. alec ferguson said he wanted to retire in 2002, he was going to go is, so we had to find a new manager and our first choice was
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arsene wenger. he showed an interest but in the end he decided he wanted to stay at arsenal. he said he felt he had started something with arsenal, he was very close to the vice—chairman david dein and he said he'd be letting him down if he came to us. he turned us down. jose mourinho said that the club stopped for a couple of years when sir alex ferguson left. was that inevitable, under david moyes and louis van gaal? whoever succeeded ferguson was having a hell of a job and david moyes was a brave man to take it on. it didn't work out and van gaal came and his style of football, for those two years, isn't what united supporters were accustomed to. therefore they didn't particularly ta ke to therefore they didn't particularly take to it. jose arrived last year and it's ta ken take to it. jose arrived last year and it's taken him a season to get his way but he did exceptionally well in winning two trophies last year. he gambled a little bit on
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going for the europa league to qualify for the champions league. the other route was going through the league but he probably wouldn't have won the europa league. he gambled and won, proving he is a winner. what he's done this season, bringing new players, has improved us even more. bringing new players, has improved us even more. this year we are looking forward to. the england women's manager mark sampson has told the bbc that the allegations of bullying and discrimination made against him by eni aluko have been difficult but that he's not a racist. he was cleared in two separate investigations of any wrongdoing. he's been speaking to our sports editor dan roan. did you ever belittle, victimise or bully eni aluko when she was a member of the squad? absolutely not, my intention, working with all of our players, eni included, was to give them the best chance to perform for england. that's always been the intention for myself and the staff and i believe the environment
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we have and the work we've done is reflected in the performances we've achieved over the last three and a half years. did you drop eni aluko as a form of punishment for her making the original complaint? in terms of the selection decision we've been very clear and i've been clear with every decision we make, it is to help the tea m decision we make, it is to help the team perform. iam decision we make, it is to help the team perform. i am the decision—makers, i know how to make difficult decisions and any selection decision is a difficult one. i must consider a lot of factors. is her complaint one of those factors? absolutely not, i was unaware of what was going on. the timing doesn't look great, a few days after it she is dropped. from my end all i can say is that i wasn't aware of that and i made my decision based on what was the right thing to do for the team to help us move forward and since then the team have progressed very well. the allegation about making a comment
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with her family and ebola, do you deny that? i made it clear when the allegations were made that i denied the comment. it wasn't said. so, why is she saying it? what about the motive? i can't answer the question. i respect that people make allegations and we've gone through a thorough process and i answered every question, i done everything that's been asked to answer those questions as well as i can. liverpool will be without forward sadio mane for three matches after they lost their appeal against the length of his ban. the player was sent off during their match with manchester city at the weekend after catching the city goalkeeper ederson in the face with a high foot. the club argued that the ban was excessive — it means he will miss his side's next two premier league matches and their efl cup tie with leicester. all midweek championship matches will be screened live after the english football league agreed a new five—year £600 million
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domestic rights deal. the fixtures will either air on sky or on the club's own websites. it's a 36% increase from the current deal. but to protect match day attendances, games played between 2:45 and 5:15 on saturdays will continue to be blocked from live streaming. the northern ireland manager michael 0'neill has been arrested and charged in connection with drink driving. he was stopped by police on the outskirts of edinburgh early on sunday morning. he is due to appear at edinburgh sheriff's court on october 10th — that's two days after northern ireland's final world cup qualifier against norway. chris froome will look to round off what's been an outstanding season with a world time trial title, after being named today in the great britain team for the forthcoming world road championships in bergen, norway. on sunday, froome became the first man for 39 years to win the tour de france and vuelta a espana titles in the same year and next he'll line up alongside steve cummings in the world time trial. the championships start on sunday.
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british and irish lions captain sam warburton will have surgery on a neck injury, ruling him out of the autumn internationals. the wales and cardiff blues flanker aggravated the injury in training this week, and will miss all four of wales' autumn tests. he will also miss pro14 and challenge cup matches for cardiff. the first of pakistan's three 20—20 internationals against the world xi is under way in lahore. it's the highest profile match in the country since sri lanka's team bus was attacked by militants in 2009. these were the scenes a few hours ago before the match started. security was tight as thousands of fans arrived at the stadium. she was one of the true greats of women's cricket in this country, jan brittin, england's leading test
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run scorer, has died from cancer aged 58. she scored 1,935 runs in 27 test matches, making five centuries in a 19—year international career. she was also part of england's world cup—winning squad in 1993. the former england cricket captain charlotte edwards paid tribute to brittin on twitter. all cricket fans in ireland are keeping a very close eye on the weather forecast for tomorrow. will it stay dry at stormont, as ireland welcome the west indies for a one day international? ireland have had some famous wins against the visitors — most recently at the last world cup — but the best of them was almost 50 years ago. here's gavin andrews. irish cricket has earned the respect
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of the west indies down the years, from the legend of sion mills... he's out, bowled, top of the off stump. bowled by goodwin, for three and the west indies are all out for 25. to the time when the master batsman brian lara came to stormont and ireland recorded another memorable victory. this time there is much at stake for the tourists, with world cup qualification in the balance. we're here to make a statement, we're here on a mission, to try and get enough points in this odi to try and get enough points in this 0di and against england to help us qualify automatically for the world cup. we're going to take the game seriously. i imagine that your thoughts will be at home given what's happened with the hurricane. how are the guys feeling, having to be away and playing cricket? they're professional cricket is. they're feeling it as well. a lot of their
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families have been affected but we're going to rally round and they've got to make sure that they play good cricket to give them something to smile about. as for ireland, the clash at stormont will be the first with another full icc member as equals. in terms of the elevation of status, that's the thing that comes extra apart from what we've had before when we play the likes of the west indies. the likes of chris gayle in their squad, people like that. i'm sure the local kids are going to watch him bat, hopefully not for too long. that's what we're trying to bring to ireland now. that's what we want on a regular basis. exciting times for our cricket. another famous win over the west indies would be a perfect end to the summer. after tomorrow's match the windies will return to face engalnd in five one day internationals. the two sides will first face each other in a twenty20 match in durham on saturday.
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surrey bowler tom curran will face chris gayle, a player he's familiar with after getting him out for his county when gayle was playing for somerset. he is the greatest twenty20 batsman ever. he has the x factor, he is a game changer. loads of batters, when you get them out you know that they are big wickets. it might be in the back of his mind. let's hope when i get him again he'll remember it. i've been pleased with how i'm playing, pleased with the white ball as well. i can't say if i will always play, it's out of my hands, above my pay grade. it's something i'm really hoping to do. a really exciting challenge to be playing in the last one—day series at home before the big winter ahead. stuart broad and heather knight,
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