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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  August 9, 2018 1:45am-2:01am BST

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hello, i'm tulsen tollett and this is sport today, live from the bbc sport centre. coming up on this programme: the final preparations are underway asjustin thomas looks to defend his us pga championship when play gets underway in missourri on thursday. novak djokovic eases through to the third round of the rogers cup in toronto. and a first ever european championships track gold medal for israel as lonah chemtai salpeter claims the victory over 10,000m. hello and welcome to the programme, where by this time tomorrow, the 100th us pga championship will be well underway at bellerive country club near st louis in missouri, withjustin thomas defending the title he won at quail hollow last year. thomas is in good form too having won the wgc bridgestone invitational in ohio last weekend, to move up to number two in the world. but, in the 60 years since the pga
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championship became a stroke—play event, only tiger woods has retained the title, which he managed twice. so history could be against thomas winning again. it's a great opportunity, but the pa rt it's a great opportunity, but the part of defending isn't as difficult as just part of defending isn't as difficult asjust winning the part of defending isn't as difficult as just winning the golf tournament in general. any player here this week, it's very hard to win. doesn't make it any harder that i'm trying to defend, the fact of the matter is it's hard to win a golf tournament. but we're just it's hard to win a golf tournament. but we'rejust going it's hard to win a golf tournament. but we're just going to go out there and do, give it the best we can and see where it puts us. the world number eight jordan spieth has a career grand slam in his sights. the us pga championship is the only one he needs to complete his collection of all four majors. if he wins this weekend, spieth would be the sixth player, and the youngest, to achieve the feat. i feel somewhat under the radar this year. i've kind of felt that way a lot this year. i don't mind it. but
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at the same time, this tournament will always be circled until i am able to hopefully win it some day, it'll always be circled to complete the career grand slam, which will of the career grand slam, which will of the malay, you know, achieve a lifelong goal for the malay, you know, achieve a lifelong goalfor me —— which the malay, you know, achieve a lifelong goal for me —— which will ultimately. tennis, and novak djokovic was among the early winners on day three of the toronto masters. the number nine seed is bidding to regain the title he won for a fourth time two years ago. the wimbledon champion eased into the third round with a straight sets victory over the canadian wildca rd peter pola nsky. djokovic won 6—3, 6—3. in the women's singles in montreal, there was a shock defeat for the number four seed angelique kerber. the wimbledon champion was beaten in straight sets by alize cornet of france, and she'll play australia's ashleigh barty next. no problems, though, for the number three seed sloane stephens, who's gearing up for the defence of her us open title later this month. she cruised into the third round with a straight—sets victory over the canadian wildcard francoise abanda. stephens won 6—0, 6—2. it was day three of
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the european championships track and field meet on wednesday, and history was made in berlin as israel won their first ever track medal, it came in the 10,000m and from the german capital, ade adedoyin can bring us more she moved to israel in 2008 to work asa she moved to israel in 2008 to work as a nanny for the kenyan ambassador, there she met her husband and they got married and in 2016 she got israeli citizenship and competed for her adopted nation in rio. last night she won her first international title and made history, that victory a first gold on the track for israel in the european championships. this is one to look out for as we build up to the world championships next year, he was under 20 long jump champion last year. on wednesday, he added a
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senior title to his achievements. real drama senior title to his achievements. realdrama in senior title to his achievements. real drama in the discus with the world champion claiming victory with his final throw of the evening, and something to cheerfor his final throw of the evening, and something to cheer for the home fans with this man facing, claiming gold in the discus, germany's first medal. elsewhere, there were 12 gold medals up for grabs in the cycling and swimming championships in glasgow with great britain's adam peaty claiming a third gold medal when he retained the 50m breast—stroke title and you can find all the results on the bbc sport website at or on the app. a court has been told that england cricketer ben stokes was the main aggressor in a fight outside a nightclub. the durham all—rounder is one of three men accused of fighting in bristol on the 25th of september last year. with more, john kay reports. mark sprod all was the first member of police staff on the scene last night in september last year, he was actually of duty but he came across what he described as a scuffle in
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the clifton area of bristol and he went to try to help out, to intervene. he described the man in the team shirt —— green t—shirt, seemingly ben stokes, that's the what he was wearing, as the main aggressor, he said that another man was trying to get away from the man in the green t—shirt but the man in the green t—shirt was the main aggressor. thejury the green t—shirt was the main aggressor. the jury has the green t—shirt was the main aggressor. thejury has been shouldered a range of angles of cctv body camera footage of another police officer who arrested ben stokes that night, she described him as completely compliant, calm. when she told him there was a man nearby who was covered in blood and she asked him what was going on and whether ben stokes had been involved in this, he said he'd been trying to help out because his two gay friends had been insulted and that he was trying to help out on their behalf. more of that was said in a statement from ben stokes given to police at the time and which was read to the jury the time and which was read to the jury this afternoon. in it ben stokes said two men were giving
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nasty homophobic language to a gay couple on the streets of bristol, and he stepped in to try to stop that. he said that these two men, he claimed, had bottles in their hand and so he said he acted in self defence. he said he was afraid. ben stokes, 27, ryan ali, 28, ryan hale, 27, all three hour charge with a freight, they all done i that charge and they will be back here as the trial continues at bristol crown court tomorrow —— all three are charged with affray. the second test of the series between england and india gets underway on thursday with the hosts having claimed the opener last weekend in a thrilling finish. the two captains will once again be influential with virat kohli's two innings almost guiding his side to victory in the first test, but ultimatelyjoe root‘s team were victorious and head into the lords match with the upper hand and a new player. patrick geary has more. batsmen, like policemen, are getting younger it seems. meet the latest to
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play for england, 0llie pope, 20, honestly! england have seen another in only 15 first—class matches for surrey to call him up in place of dawid of dawid malan and bat him at four, that's a mark of confidence. really exciting prospect, these done exceptionally well for surrey this year and excited to see him go out there and see him be himself more than anyone else and play how he has in the county championship. root and the selectors... the hero on the crucial morning at edgbaston, ben stokes, is in court, so won't be bowling. india were drawn to the point of victory by virat kohli, 200 i’u ns point of victory by virat kohli, 200 runs in the match but he doesn't believe he's carrying too many passengers. it's unfortunate we haven't been able to cross the line and been so close, that's the only thing we're looking at as a side, how do we crossed the line? it doesn't matter if i get runs or other players do, whoever in the batting order, as long as we crossed
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the line, that's all that matters. this week cricket is coming home but what happens over the next few days on this famous ground could be crucial for the direction of this crucial for the direction of this crucial series. patrick gearey, crucial for the direction of this crucialseries. patrick gearey, bbc news, at lord's. meanwhile, sri lanka beat south africa in a rain—affected fourth one—day international in kandy. the tourists had already won the series. south africa won the toss and put the home side into bat, and dasun shanaka top—scored with 65 as sri lanka made 306—7 in an innings that was reduced to 39 overs because of rain. further rain meant south africa were set a re—adjusted target of 191 from 21 overs. they fell just short as sri lanka won by threee runs to avoid the prospect of a series whitewash. the fifth and final one—dayer is on sunday. in transfer news, chelsea have signed one kepa to replace another. spain's kepa arriza balaga from athletic bilbao has joined the west london club for a world record fee for a goalkeeper believed
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to be around $79 million. the blues have agreed to sell belgium goalkeeper thibaut courtois to real madrid, with midfielder mateo kovacic arriving on loan from the spanish club. the deal is still subject to courtois agreeing personal terms and completing a medical but real plan to present the 26—year—old, who will sign a six—year deal as their new signing at 11 gmt on thursday. there were three third round first leg qualifying ties in the champions league on wednesday with former winners celtic among those in action as. they were held to a 1—1 draw at home by aek athens. they were held to a 1—1 draw at home by aek athens. brendan rodgers side held a numerical advantage for over half an hour after konsta ntinos galanopoulos was shown a second yellow card but they now head to greece next tuesday with it all to do. you can get all the latest sports news at our website,
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that's it is transfer deadline day in the english premier league. england playing the second test against india at lord's. but from me, tulsen tollett, and the rest of the sport today team, goodbye. hello there. things are looking cooler and fresher now for the rest of this week, particularly across northern and western areas, with a mixture of sunshine and showers. some of the showers will continue to be quite heavy as well, maybe with the risk of thunder. the reason for the cooler air, area of low pressure has driven out the heat into the near continent, introducing something cooler and fresher off the atlantic, and we'll maintain a west or south—westerly airflow. early on thursday, we will see further showers returning to western scotland and northern ireland, some of them could be quite heavy, and across central and southern and eastern parts of england, thickening cloud from the south will bring a few showers or even some patchy rain. across scotland and northern
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ireland, it's going to be a chilly start to this morning, temperatures in low single figures in some areas. for thursday itself, it's looking bright with plenty of sunshine around. there'll continue to be some blustery showers across the north and west of scotland, into northern ireland. then across the south—east, an area of rain moving up across the near continent could just graze south—east england and also east anglia. now, the winds will generally be light, i think, across england and wales. blustery across scotland and northern ireland. there's a chance as this area of low pressure deepens here it could turn windier for a time across the very far south—east, so it could be quite a soggy end to the day here. pretty nasty evening commute i think for some. bit of uncertainty into the west with the extent of the rain, looks like the heaviest of the stuff will be across into the near continent. that area of low pressure pushes on in towards the north sea as we head on in towards friday.
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a ridge of high pressure tries to build in, and an area of low pressure looms out into the atlantic and will arrive just in time for the weekend. for friday's picture then, we're in between the weather systems. it's going to be a day of sunshine and showers, and some could be the heavy side with a rumble of thunder. but hit and miss, some areas staying dry altogether, and in the sunshine, not too bad, temperatures from 17 to 22, cooler than what we've been used to, particularly in the south—east. this area of low pressure hurtles in from the atlantic, arrives across northern and western areas on saturday. meanwhile, area of high pressure establishes itself across the south—east. there's still some uncertainty to this weekend as to where the rain will be. we're thinking at the moment it will be wet in the north and west of the uk. the further south and east you are, the better chance of staying dry. it could be much of scotland and northern ireland quite windy with outbreaks of rain, some of it could be quite heavy. for central, southern and eastern parts of england in particular, you could get away with seeing good spells on sunshine and feeling quite warm. a very warm welcome to bbc news,
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