tv Sportsday BBC News February 16, 2018 11:45pm-12:00am GMT
on the right—hand side, 13 russians charged over the trump plot. the ft weekend, "russians charged with interfering in us election." they have also got a piece on life in riyadhjail. that's almost it for tonight. but before we go, the closest most of us will get to walking amongst the stars is a holiday in los angeles. not so for norishige kanai and mark vande hei. the two astronauts spent most of today on a so—called space walk, conducting maintenance on the outside of the international space station. talk about an office with a view. goodnight. hello and welcome to sportsday. i'm damian johnson with the main stories. chelsea sweep championship strugglers hull city aside to book their place in the sixth round of the fa cup. roger federer becomes the oldest swinger in town regaining the world number one spot at the age of 36.
and britain's dom parsons claims britain's first medal of the winter olympics in the skeleton and the first by a male competitor for seventy yea rs. chelsea have eased into the sixth round of the fa cup with a comfortable a—nil victory over championship strugglers hull city. there was no upset in tonight's other game either as leicester beat another championship side sheffield united. adam wild rounds up the action. even in this competition framed for u psets few even in this competition framed for upsets few expected one. whole city's real battle lies elsewhere.
—— hull. city's real battle lies elsewhere. -- hull. what a start for chelsea! the only surprise about the second was it did not come sooner. pedro unchallenged and untroubled. now only trying to keep the score respectable. quite, quite brilliant. at least some fans could stay smiling even though more misery kept coming. chelsea unstoppable and 4—0 by half—time. a second—half penalty. chelsea marks through to the quarter—finals again. chelsea marks through to the quarter-finals again. another premier league side leicester, their time with sheffield united and less predictable but perhaps not so the score. jamie fardy! a brilliant save
kept leicester ahead but it was enough on a good night for the premier league sides. four senior west bromwich albion players jonny evans, gareth barry, jake livermore and boaz myhill have apologised after breaking a curfew and allegedly stealing a taxi from outside a fast—food restaurant in barcelona. the team are bottom of the premier league and were on a mid season training break in spain. the players have releassed a joint statement apologising for the incident. catalonia police interviewed but didn't arrest the four men in the early hours of thursday morning. the club say the players will be "subject to the full rigours of internal disciplinary procedures " it was not what we wanted. you know, we have gone there to try and get ourselves up and ready for these running and this is obviously not ideal. they break curfew and that is unacceptable and i feel a ideal. they break curfew and that is
unacceptable and ifeel a bit let down by that but we still got a training in and my focus is now on the game. roger federer has become the oldest player to become the world number one — 1a years after first topping the rankings. he beat robin haase by two sets to one at the rotterdam open. it was actually a double fault from haase that handed match point to the 36—year—old federer. but a very popular quarter final victory and federer was presented with a special award to mark the occasion. when you are older, you feel like you put a lot in and this one means a lot. almost 37 years old. it is an absolute dream come true and i cannot believe it. would like to thank my wife and children, everybody. saracens have beaten sale to go top of rugby union's english premiership, at least until exeter play wasps on sunday. it was a low—scoring contest, saracens the winners by 13 points to 3.
the only try of the match came in the first half, scored by liam williams. it's saracens' fifth premiership win in a row. elsewhere newcastle beat bath 29—12. meanwhile in the proili, glasgow enjoyed a bonus point win at home to the south african side, the cheetahs. there were only four points in it at one stage, but after this try from george horne, the scottish side went on to win by 37 points to 23 — they stay top of their group. meanwhile there was drama in the other group, conference b. ulster led 16—14 going into injury time but this drop goal from edinburgh's duncan weir handed victory to the scottish side. they move above ulster into third place. and ospreys beat southern kings 28—12. three tries in the last 15 minutes meant the welsh side picked up a bonus point against the south africans, who have lost all 15 games they've played sincejoining the proili. warrington wolves gained their first win of the new super league season beating local rivals widnes vikings. two tries from centre ryan atkins
helped them to an 18—10 victory at the halton stadium. they had lost their opening two fixtures under new head coach steve price. play is well underway in the second round of the genesis open in california. rory mcilroy made a solid start with two birdies in his opening three holes. he's currently 2 under overall. he's playing with tiger woods who started with a birdie but has since slumped to two over. american patrick ca ntlay is the clubhouse leader on 7 under par. now lets look back at day seven of the winter olympics pyeongchang and britain's first day with a medal. dom parsons provided a bronze in the men's skeleton after what he says were 10 years busting a gut. and a competition that had us holding our breath until the last 10 minutes. as ben croucher reports. dom parsons! at last, six days of
medal less olympics and that demon was laid to rest. chris reed doing a ph.d. in was laid to rest. chris reed doing a ph. d. in mechanical engineering, was laid to rest. chris reed doing a ph.d. in mechanical engineering, a study of calm before the most important two runs of his life. he got his angles just right, sliding down the track and crucially up the standings. all he had to do now is finish it off. if he beat the russian behind him, he would be getting a medal, the first mail sent i9 getting a medal, the first mail sent 19 48th. he misses out by it to hundreds of a second. was that wait for a medal game to coutinho was making needed a step up from the latvian. yes! behind dom parsons. unbelievably, dom parsons has his
medal. i thought i had lost it. after that fourth round of the it had got away. i looked up at the time, i made a couple of too many m ista kes time, i made a couple of too many mistakes in that run but martin made more mistakes and he is the last person i thought would make them. his teammates congratulating him could this be a catalyst? may be dom doing that, all the new teams, the development squad behind them, can say it is not impossible and the girls have got the medals and now the guys have started it off with dom. now dom parsons has britain finally up and running and the wait for another medal might not be that long with the women at it tomorrow.
the women's skeleton could well provide further medals, — they're half way through their competition. lizzie yarnold is the defending champion after gold in sochi and led after the first run. but she lost time on the second to sit third overall. iaman i am an athlete that loves to compete at these big events when eve ryo ne compete at these big events when everyone is bringing their best so i think i am still well in the mix so... think i am still well in the mix so...i think i am still well in the mix so... i mean, that was the big gold. it is frightening to save but to be the british winter olympian to maintain my title. it has not been easy, it has been a hard few years but hopefully i can do it for eve ryo ne but hopefully i can do it for everyone who has supported me. laura deas is the other british competitior in the event. she improved on the second run. when she was second fastest. to sitjust a place behind yarnold in fourth overall. the third run starts at 11:20 tomorrow, with the final run at 12:16. a second defeat in the curling
competition for the men. they could not provide the special finish needed. they have one too and lost two in the round—robin phase. that's all from sportsday. just a reminder that coverage of day eight of the winter olympics gets underway on bbc one, the red button and the bbc sport website from midnight. nine medals up for grabs there's more sport on the news channel throughout the weekend. the weather this weekend is not looking bad at all for most of us. blue skies. at least one good day for the weekend. skies like this on saturday put up on sunday, slightly different story. rain will reach western areas come the second half of the weekend. at the moment a bit
of the weekend. at the moment a bit of rain around affecting western parts of the uk. that gap will be in place during the course of the day tomorrow. this is how we ended the night with temperatures down to freezing or below in east anglia. some hill snow. in the morning waking up to a bit of cloud and a few spots of rain. that cloud will then basically fall apart and we are in for a bright if not sunny day. it is not going to be completely dry, one 01’ is not going to be completely dry, one or two is not going to be completely dry, one 01’ two showers is not going to be completely dry, one or two showers developing here and there but the weather fairly mild. the forecast for saturday evening, it is looking clear across the uk with no rainfall saturday evening for most of us. only the early hours of sunday, increasing cloud at west. ahead of it it will be clear so sunday starting off pretty chilly. a weather front
approaching on sunday. a large one. this basically is a symbol for denoting the leading edge of mild airout in the denoting the leading edge of mild air out in the atlantic and it comes in this sort of triangular wedge and thatis in this sort of triangular wedge and that is heading our way on sunday which meant a lot of cloud in cornwall, around the irish sea, belfast, all the western areas clouding over on sunday and probably some rain, almost certainly in belfast, cornwall and western wales at the thinking is on sunday afternoon it will still remain dry across these eastern areas. watch what happens as we go through sunday into monday. south—westerly winds and then a sudden change when we get to tuesday. the winds start coming out off the east so there will be a reversal in the wind direction early next week which meant after a mild start, the winds will start turning
our top stories: us special counsel robert mueller brings charges against russian nationals for trying to help donald trump win the 2016 american election. the indictment charges 13 russian national ‘s and three russian companies for committing federal crimes while seeking to interfere in the united states political system. the fbi says it mishandled information warning about the danger of the florida school shooter. battling criminal gangs in rio dejaneiro — brazil's president orders the army to take over security in the state. the new south african president, cyril ramaphosa, has been setting out his plans to end corruption — in his first state of the nation address. every time someone receives a bribe, there is someone who is prepared to
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