tv Sport Today BBC News September 22, 2017 1:45am-2:01am BST
hello, this is sport today, live from the bbc sport centre. coming up on this programme: diego costa is heading back to atletico madrid as chelsea agree a deal to sell their striker to his former club. jordan spieth is three shots off the lead at the season ending tour championship in atlanta as he looks to claim the fed ex cup and the $10 million prize valentino rossi, just three weeks after breaking his leg, is hopeful of a motogp comeback this weekend. hello and welcome to the programme, where we start with the football news that chelsea have relented and allowed diego costa to return to atletico madrid. the striker helped the blues win the premier league title last season but manager antonio conte said he was free to leave the club. chelsea are understood to have agreed a deal thought to be worth around $70 million subject to personal terms and a medical. our football reporter steve crossman has more. diego costa said to me he had been
told he was not wanted and would not be playing and he has been effectively on strike. he has been in his small home town in brazil where the only people that recognise him are the locals. it brings to an end and annoying spell. atletico madrid were desperate to sign diego costa and diego costa did not want to be at chelsea. the key thing is that the money. chelsea thought they could get a lot more money for somewhere like china but to get over £50 million is good for them, certainly for a player that does not wa nt to certainly for a player that does not want to play there. it is good for diego costa because it would not play anywhere else. now he knows where he's going to and that is key for the world cup. he needs to be
playing for ball in spain —— foot will. i think it will suit him down to the ground. —— football. in spain's primera division there were three matches on thursday with levante the biggest movers after their 3—0 win over real sociedad took them up seven places to 5th. celta vigo drop to sixth after a 1—1 draw at home to getafe while it finished goalless between villarreal and espa nyol. river plate thrashed jorge wilstermann of bolivia 8—0 on thursday to reach the semi—finals of the copa libertadores — winning 8—3 on aggregate as ignacio scocco scored five goals. an extraordinary performance from the argentine‘s saw them overturn a 3—0 first leg deficit and after a ten—minute first half hat—trick from argentina international ignacio scocco he scored twice more to make it five altogether for him as his side progress to the the last four. manchester united chief executive ed woodward expects facebook and amazon to enter the mix when the next english premier league tv rights deal is negotiated later this year.
the current domestic and overseas broadcast deals are worth a combined total of $11 billion. woodward said he believed the premier league would welcome a bid from the likes of facebook or amazon for tv rights. earlier this month facebook failed with a $600 million bid for digital rights to the indian premier league. american kyle stanley holds a two stroke lead after the first round of the tour championship in atlanta, the final event of the fed ex cup, as the top 30 remaining players battle for the $10 million prize. one man may have felt like he'd won the top prize after he avoided this wayward tee shot on the 8th hole from colombianjonathan vega. stanley who entered the event 22nd in the standings had a slightly smoother armchair ride to lead on 6 under. while jordan spieth, who led the standings heading in to georgia, is three shots further back on 3 under and still in pole position to claim the big prize.
scotland's catriona matthew has been appointed europe captain for the 2019 solheim cup at gleneagles in scotland. matthew has played in the cup nine times for europe against the united states. she takes over as captain from sweden's annika sorenstam, having previously served as a vice—captain. a first ever hat—trick in his ninth international 1—dayer helped india for a international 1—dayer helped india fora win in international 1—dayer helped india for a win in calcutta. they won the toss and elect to bat with captain virat kohli just falling short of his century. 352 off their 50 overs. in response australia openers both managed a half—century. in the anand
ta kes a managed a half—century. in the anand takes a 2—0 lead in the series with an indoor match on sunday. england and west indies in trent bridge, not as exciting, their match was abandoned after 2.2 overs of play with rain. england remain 1—0 up in the best of five series. the third game is played in bristol on sunday. this will be england's final series before the ashes gets under way in australia in november. there remains a concern over their batting lineup despite recent wins. it is not ideal. that is the reality. you want to go to australia knowing exactly what your best 11 r. i don't think we're quite there at the moment. the quys we're quite there at the moment. the
guys showed glimpses over the summer but settling a batting line—up does not guarantee anything. we went in 2013-14 and not guarantee anything. we went in 2013—14 and got beaten five neal. what is going to count is at the quys what is going to count is at the guys selected in the first test getting a score early and making the most when they get in. the key is big scores on the board and give your bowlers something to bowl at. at the pan pacific 0pen in tokyo barbora strycova is through to the quarter finals, after registering her first win over a top 10 player this year. the czech came from a break down in both sets to beat the fourth seed johanna konta 7—5, 7—6. strycova will play anastasia pavlyuchenkova for a place in the semi—finals. also through to the last eight is defending champion caroline wozniaki. the 3rd seeded dane has lost all six finals she's featured in this year and after losing the first set to american shelby rodgers, fought back to take the second.
and then recovered from a break down in the final set to take the match 4—6, 6—1, 6—4 and that sets up a match against number five seed dominika cibulkova. how long does it take for a professional sportsperson to be back in action after breaking a leg? for motogp‘s valentino rossi, just three weeks. the 38—year—old yamaha rider who's a seven time world champion class suffered a double leg fracture in a training accident last month. he intends — if he passes a physical check — to race at this weekend's aragon grand prix in spain hard work has been rewarded for children with a day to remember. they will also get a chance to meet their heroes. assembly at fulham enterprises studio school in southwest london and there is a
special announcement from one of their football heroes. via satellite from florida. as we brought you will receive tickets to the wembley stadium game this sunday. receive tickets to the wembley stadium game this sundaylj receive tickets to the wembley stadium game this sunday. i did not actually realise we would be going to wembley stadium. i have never been. i heard that with the tunnel, you are right next to it. you would be able to shake hands. i have all was wanted to watch american for all match. —— was wanted to watch american for all match. — — football. was wanted to watch american for all match. -- football. it is to promote high achievement in class. they have been training all year, on top of the academic work and a legend is impressed. i think it is a fun to watch. even in america, we would go out to the playground like these and throw the ball around. 0bviously
out to the playground like these and throw the ball around. obviously a lot more people on the beach and right now but the excitement is fun to see. the razzmatazz of the nationalfor all to see. the razzmatazz of the national for all league has to see. the razzmatazz of the nationalfor all league has been crossing the atlantic to ten years and it is getting more popular. —— nfl. the new ground will host two games per yearfrom nfl. the new ground will host two games per year from 2019 and at this week ‘s feature is a sell—out. it is lucrative for the team and the fans. it isa lucrative for the team and the fans. it is a great market for us. it is lovely when you can mix the commercial aspects with social stuff as well. this grassroots, pleasure for the children, it is fantastic. no doubt that she is older schoolchildren will be welcomed for the jack rose going in to the game as underdogs. —— the jaguars. that
is about all we have time for, from myself and the wonderful team, until next, i buy. —— goodbye. hello. no sooner do we get rid of one weather front from the uk, there is another coming in from the atlantic in the day ahead. a day that starts chilly, especially in rural spots. freezing as the day begins. fog patches, especially in eastern and south—east england. here is the next weather system. rain in northern ireland. it is slowly taking that rain further east during the day. breezy and wet in northern ireland, some outbreaks of rain edging into the west of scotland. the bulk of the uk is dry. chilly to begin the day, but for many of us,
plenty of sunshine. remember, some mist and fog around. east anglia, south—eastern england are most prone to that before it clears away. it should not take long. along with the rain in the west, the wind picks up. especially in the coast and hills. moving away from northern ireland, the rain goes into scotland and wales. more light and patchy as it does so. leaving parts of eastern england and the south—east dry. perhaps some sunny spells. temperatures, 19. with the wind and rain, it will feel quite cool. as we go on through friday night, this weather system stalls. there is cloud and drizzle affecting parts of england and wales. that is the start of saturday. much more mild on saturday morning. the big picture for the weekend. an area of low pressure to the west of us. there will be a weather front approaching from the west.
the wind is picking up on saturday. increasingly windy in the west. a gale developing later on saturday. this area of cloud and patchy rain covering england and wales going north during the day. all of scotland apart from the north keeping sunshine. southern england breaking into sunshine during the day. perhaps some sunny spells in northern ireland. a bit of warmth. this weather system coming in from the atlantic, some uncertainty about how far east it will go during sunday. some sunny spells either side of it. easing winds. we will keep you updated on that. we are following hurricane maria, which on sunday should just miss the turks and caicos islands. it looks like it will eventually push north further away from the bahamas. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers
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