hello this is bbc news. the headlines this hour. sports director by house of fraser for £90 million. it remains unclear. i think we are alljust it remains unclear. i think we are all just trying to it remains unclear. i think we are alljust trying to keep each other up alljust trying to keep each other up and stay motivated. we hope they are going to be some sort of option. this is not finished yet. the feel—good summer has boosted the economy the royal wedding and the world cup. a muslim convert is facing life in prison for a plot to kill 100 people in a care attack outside a disney store on oxford street. zimbabwe presidential inauguration, which had to do to ta ke inauguration, which had to do to take place on sunday has been deferred after the opposition leader. as the waters rose alarmingly. and
later this evening we will be reviewing the mornings papers with henry, a political correspondent. it will be with me at 10:45pm and 11:30pm. that is all i had. now it is time for sportsday. the premier league kicks off in under two hours. hello and welcome to sportsday with me chris mitchell. and me david ornstein. i'm live at olf trafford where manchester united open the new season at home to leicester city. united are contenders but who can stop this happening again? who can stop city defending the title? katerina johnson thompson throws down her challenge at the european championships but has she left herself too much to do. and rain ruins much the day's play
at lords again but england take wickets and bag at the biggest it's upon us. it's friday night and the new premier league season is about to begin. who will be smiling in may when it's all over? the action starts at old trafford. manchester united taking on leicester city. david ornstein is there for us to look ahead to that and how the other big players are set for the new season.
david, friday night at old trafford and wonder whetherjose mourinho, who's been seemingly negative about his side's preparations, has been deliberately down—playing their chances. what do you think? very possibly. it would not be beyond him to do that. just 89 days since the end of last season. less than three months but it is back. the premier league and what an exciting a season we potentially have ahead. is he up to his old tricks again? it certainly seems to have been a summer of discontent here at old trafford with the them seeming to be at loggerheads with the club. why? mainly over transfers over manchester united. it upset some of the fans. they had been heavily linked with harry mcguire. leicester city travel here tonight. he impressed so much with the world
cup and he became one of the most sought—after defenders in world football but it was a deal that manchester united did not do. terry maguire will soon be arriving here and walking out of the tunnel in the blue of leicester city. he has been speaking in his news conference today. he suggests the friction that has been built up in the media between him and the club is false. while the leicester city manager says he is delighted to have kept hold of harry maguire. let's hear from both of them now. we met when you are repeat 100 times, it is alive. repeated 1000 times, it is alive. repeated 1000 times it is still alive. the procession can be different but i like my players, and i'm going to enjoy the season again. i note the words you wanted to say or not to say. it depends on the music but what for me. i think by the end of november or december, you will not
need words. you'll see by then which teams are half candidates to win the premier league. words are not important. let's play football. he has the attitude of, he understands it was important to remain with us and to be there, strong for this season will stop when we see the future. i am happy of course to keep him. six file on saturday. the key, or the high profile, will be new cancer posting totte n ha m. profile, will be new cancer posting tottenham. on sunday there are three more at 4pm it is arsenal and then the manager hosting manchester city beginning their title defence.
manchester united here will hope to be one of the key challengers to the city but who else? adam wild looks at the contenders. back on that sunny mayday was less a coronation and more just confirmation of what everyone had known for sometime. more wins, more goals, more point than any premier league side before them. manchester city then, who can stop them doing ain? city then, who can stop them doing again? for many, their greatest challenge also comes from the northwest. liverpool, big spenders with high hopes. allison, the brazilian brought in to get a grip on the goalkeeping problem, hejoins at anfield. what a goal! he would have you believe liverpool remain underdogs. we cannot beat. we are
the one who had to do more, to fight more, all these things. that must be oui’ more, all these things. that must be our attitude. while liverpool street in tottenham, the new stadium is almost complete. but history is already being made. the first premier league club not to make a single summer signing since these tra nsfer single summer signing since these transfer windows began.|j single summer signing since these transfer windows began. i think it is no reason to not trust in our squad. of course we are going to challenge for big things. across the capital, in chelsea, there is the dawn of get another era. the man in charge, at this place finish and a cup win last season, not enough for his predecessor. this a club that demands more. what they have now is the world's most goalkeeper. demands more. what they have now is the world's most goalkeeperlj demands more. what they have now is the world's most goalkeeper. i think one of the most important, the young goalkeepers, so i think now the
squad is complete. but perhaps the biggest change to any of the challenges comes at the emirates. the first season in arsenal's post era, now charged with taking the clu b forward. era, now charged with taking the club forward. to understand, to show out club forward. to understand, to show our quality, i want to show, to be together, and start a new way. arsenal are the first to take on the champions. sunday, but perhaps the first hint of whether anyone can get a little closer to decide all stopped. there are three new teams in the premier league. they have spent heavily cardiff, let's take a look ahead to their prospects this season look ahead to their prospects this season starting with cardiff. there isa season starting with cardiff. there is a lot of excitement. tomorrow they take on or in math, aside with
a very different playing style to cardiff. now in this morning's press conference, he was very keen to point out that a lot have already written him off. the transfer window comes into that. they have managed to make some key signings, such as body read, for £10 million, and harry on loan yesterday. but they have not spent anywhere near the amount of the walls, it went with cardiff city for the championship la st cardiff city for the championship last year. don't write him off quite yet. he has been here before, and done it before. it would be my biggest achievement. it is not one, lam determined biggest achievement. it is not one, i am determined to try and enjoy it. i know it is difficult at times but ido i know it is difficult at times but i do not see what i could not try and enjoy it. if it comes to us than so and enjoy it. if it comes to us than so be it but i have got a good grip. and they deserve a chance so it is good that we are all looking forward to it. that were the busiest team,
with five new signings bringing 12 in totalfor the with five new signings bringing 12 in total for the summer. among those to arrive at the training ground, cameroon national infielder, he signed for £20 million and the dutch defender, who is now here for a season defender, who is now here for a season on loan from manchester united. earlier in the summer, high—profile a riser included who won the world cup with germany and of course alexander who goal is on loa n of course alexander who goal is on loan here. he took to the premier league, he has now signed properly. the manager was last will so many new signings unsettle the players that were already here?|j new signings unsettle the players that were already here? i am not sa nta that were already here? i am not santa claus. i am not trying to make everybody happy. i am trying hard and a great competition between the players. this is most competitive,
one of the most competitive in the world. exciting times here. furthering their promotion act in mid april, he gave them a vital head start in drawing up the list of tra nsfer targets. start in drawing up the list of transfer targets. they spent around £80 million so far this summer, including their new record signing for £18 million, from middlesboro. the portuguese connection here is stronger than ever. they assigned the portuguese goalkeeper, and he has also brought in an experienced midfield player who has won more than 100 international camps. the walls are determined to make the most of their premier league opportunities at this time. this is a big club. a massive club. he had golden years in the 40s and 50s and 60s, and we left together something that was very special. something
that was very special. something that means a lot and are members forever. so what do we want for our fans? is what they are going to give us. excitement. every bit of energy they have and we have to give back. with the hard work of the boys. that is the teams. we have run through pretty much all of them. the first in action. an epm kick—off, and leicester city. now we'll head back into the studio and our football reporter takes a look at some of the players you might want to watch out for over the next nine months. so much talent. no—nonsense, uruguay midfielder, signed a tidy this up who will play in front of the back four. part of that really impressive uruguay team at the world cup. it could turn out to be the most
important player in the new era. my second player to watch was signed by liverpool in august of 2017. signed and this week and we will finally get to see him. wearing number eight shirt. he is a box to box player. excellent at running with the ball. expect plenty of exists. he is capable of scoring some absolute screamers. not to chelsea. they are attempting to bring the nappy style of play this season, sure quick passes, to push forward and to do that they will need george ennio, i really good player, defensive midfielder, and he will make chelsea kit, he is one of the players that chelsea will be relying on over the campaign. and last but not least, just to prove that i am not biased, here is a defender. at everton, i was lucky enough to see him play at
the world cup in russia for columbia. he grabbed the headlines for being a goal—scoring centre back but he is a lot more than that. he has power, strength, he can bully strikes because he loves a physical battle as well. everton fans are going to love him. those are my four players to watch. altogether, they cost £160 million. let's see if its for money. what a bargain. it kicks out injust for money. what a bargain. it kicks out in just under an for money. what a bargain. it kicks out injust under an hour's for money. what a bargain. it kicks out in just under an hour's time. the bbc website will have this. key finals coming up at the european athletics in berlin. key finals coming up at the european athletics in berlin. the women's 800—metres and the aoo—metres hurdles, and the conclusion to the heptathlon. ade adedoyin is there. katerina johnson thompson led with two events to go she had the javelin to endure earlier and the 800—metres to come. where are we now? hello. she is not particularly good
at the javelin but she did produce a lifetime pass. the only problem is, a fierce competitor, a world champion, or attending to record so she took the lead once again. in the 800 metres in about one half an hour. it would have to run some 30.5 seconds quicker to win the gold medal. so she will have to settle for silver but the context is she is finishing in second place, worthy of an olympic or world title. who guided her in her career that bodes well for her future. before this, she had never scored more than 600, she had never scored more than 600, she is lightly to score over 6000. the critical thing about 6600 is that score has never failed to put you on a world podium, so the world championships and olympics, she has improved to the point where she can
wina improved to the point where she can win a medal at the world championship, she can win an olympic medal. whether it is a gold medal, there is a phenomenal athlete to be beaten first. in terms of other highlights from this morning, the 1500 metres final, already an indoor goal, a number of britons in action, lindsay sharp, and in the 400 metres, an intriguing battle. you'll go head—to—head who won the 400 legal hurdles left eye. that should be intriguing and asher smith opens, attempting to win the double here in berlin. thank you very much. glasgow is the other venue for these european championships and there's been more success in the pool there this afternoon for great britain. jack laugher and chris mears won silver in the men s synchronised three metre springboard final. the russian pair evgenii kuznetsov and ilia zakharov took the gold. jack laugher and chris mears had led and, as planned, attempted a dive with a high degree
of difficulty late in the contest. they couldn't quite do enough with it to stay ahead of the russians. they have to settle for silver. great britain's alistair brownlee missed out on a triathlon medal at the european championships. the two—time olympic gold medallist finished fourth with france's pierre le corre taking gold. britain's barclay izzard finished ninth, whilst glasgow—born home favourite mark austin could only manage 35th after a heavy crash on the bike. still to come on sportsday, we hear from the former liverpool and newcastle playerjose enrique, his world turned upside down by a brain tumour. we have a lot of worries, everyone, no matter how much money you have or how you live, but we have to do every day and i appreciate every day. rain did little to dampen england's spirits at lords today.
they won the toss and decided to bowl. james anderson took 2—early wickets and in fewer than 9—overs india were 11/2. then with some play possible this afternoon england bagged another huge prize. patrick geary reports. take to, after a full day lost to rain, lords resets. hopefully this time it will get to the crease at least. so this was progress after a long wait, out through the long room and into the path ofjimmy anderson. england had chosen to bowl. is why. he barely saw his fifth delivery. conditions were changing and they work magic with clouds. they help move the ball. to take a wicket. helpless. so enter stage left, one
of the great modern batsmen against one of the great modern bowlers. tremendous theatre interrupted by terrible weather. eventually they got back out but all the pauses can make it difficult to know if you are coming or going. run out by the new boy ollie, when he left everyone followed. they have been asking for rainfor followed. they have been asking for rain for weeks in these parts, just not right now. england will want to get back out there, especially as they are on top. initially they would have needed a boat. the groundsman, this is his last test after 49 years. somehow he and his tea m after 49 years. somehow he and his team cleared up by five, not blogger, in them i have had four. no one will complain about the boss. the one they wanted was at the other end, chris, that for england, was worth waiting for. it is now gotten
even better for england. worth waiting for. it is now gotten even betterfor england. they worth waiting for. it is now gotten even better for england. they have taken three wickets, called bipolar again, then pulled, and in the last two minutes,, alastair cook, in big trouble. a short date but definitely england's day. they are still playing because they want to try and make upfor playing because they want to try and make up for play. the weather does look better tomorrow but england right at the moment right on top in the second test. thank you. england all rounder ben stokes is missing from the test. he's on trial for affray at bristol crown court. today the 27—year—old has denied being very drunk and enraged when he got into a fight outside a nightclub in the city last september. ben stokes has been giving evidence for a second day at his trial. he admitted throwing several punches, but said he didn't remember knocking a man unconscious. he denies a fray. the man he's accused of hitting is on trial alongside him. andy moore reports.
ben stokes evidence has been throughout that he was acting in self—defense that yes he did in the vault in a fight with these two men, but he was acting in his own self—defense and to protect gay men who were being homophobic leak of use. we heard from ryan, one of the men who were attacked, and he said he was involved in some sort of ba nter he was involved in some sort of banter with the two men, he was not abusing them in any way and then he suddenly saw a tall blond man charging at him. this was ben stokes. he did not know why ben stokes. he did not know why ben stokes was rushing at him. he said later on perhaps he wasjust stokes was rushing at him. he said later on perhaps he was just angry that night and looking for a fight. he did admit that he brandished a bottle at some stage. again, he said that was in self—defense. he took ben stokes in a headlock at one stage, again that wishes to comment down. earlier on, we heard ben stokes himself and he said a lot of the incident he could not remember.
he was asked why he could not remember hitting someone. bully in the face and knocking them unconscious and he had no answerfor that. he just unconscious and he had no answerfor that. hejust said he unconscious and he had no answerfor that. he just said he felt threatened. he was asked about his drinking. he said he had had ten drinks that night by his own admission and then after that he may have had a few digger meister bombs. he was thinking of the abuse that was being hurled at this man. he could not remember the details. he was asked by the prosecution, were you an angry man who had lost all control? ben stokes replied absolutely not. we have heard all the evidence in the trial and there will be summing up on monday. gary woodland sharing the lead at the pga championship... day two in missouiri so players looking to make the cut, early projections make that at even par at the moment.... ...but a long way to go
with lots of players yet to start their second rounds... jordan speith has and was perilously close to that cut mark and to some costly errors but with touches like that he's still in with a shout of making the weekend. england'sjustin rose has finished has had an up and down round so far — four birdies three bogeys — but he's still in the hunt on 4—under par. here's the latest leaderboard for you... you can get up—to—date. sharing the lead. in the last we saw you can get up—to—date. sharing the lead. in the last we sanustin rose was at four under par. one day you're at the peak of your career, enjoying life. the next you're feeling poorly and before long the doctors tell you you have cancer. it's a nightmare. but a nightmare that was reality forjose enrique. the former liverpool defender has been telling the bbc what happened next and how his life has been changed forever.
i was iwas in i was in england, in london for a business trip and we woke up at 5pm me and my brother and i said it was bothering me and then it got worse and then after it was when i realised i started seeing double and i cannot see properly and i said listen, something is wrong, i have to check it out. i started shaking like crazy. i had never shake like that in my life for fear but when, it was really a scary moment and it was really scary. it changed me for
good, even if i was not right, because i was going in for a brain operation but i was like ok, let's go for it. that was the most difficult time. i could not eat for the first two days. i have to do in a bad mp in the bed and my partner was looking at me. we are really proud, and i looked ahead and i said listen, i was playing in front of 50,000 people. and we started laughing. i have to think of it that way. i have to go through really difficult, it was difficult because five days without moving, a footballer, i need to move. even after, for a few weeks, and i had to ta ke after, for a few weeks, and i had to take medication. but after that, now as well, i feel great and i am
take medication. but after that, now as well, ifeel great and i am happy that i am going through it. we are here, the team, to send you regards. most of them, they know me and know how healthy i have been. that is the reality. it can happen to anyone. as soon as they ask, and they said jose, it was amazing. we have a lot of worries, everyone, in their life, different things. it does not matter how much money you have or how you live. you have to live every day and i appreciate every day. but it may mea i appreciate every day. but it may me a better person. it puts everything into perspective.
and you can hear more from jose enrique tomorrow on the bbc iplayer radio, where he'll be on sportsworld on bbc world service radio. that's all from sportsday. it's time for the weather. hello and good evening. a very tangible weekend on the way. more places will have a dry day on saturday, more places will have some rain at times on sunday. we have had some very heavy rain earlier on today. some localised flooding and more wet weather is moving, so things are coming down slowly but surely. clear skies means it is going to be pretty chilly tonight exceptin going to be pretty chilly tonight except in the southwest but we will
keep more clouds. a lot of dry and sunny weather to greet the start of the weekend. it is going to cloud over graduate and we will see a bit more rain into the southwest maybe later in the day towards northern ireland. the cloud amounts will tend to increase but it will be fairly dry. 22 or 23 degrees at best. as we head into the second half of the weekend, things look very different. there are outbreaks of rain, in england and wales, pushing slowly towards scotland and maybe a little dryer outside the showers, and the southeast corner of england. despite the rain, these temperatures are going 20—22dc. this is bbc news, i'm shaun ley. the headlines at 7pm: the struggling department store chain house of fraser is bought by mike ashley's sports direct for £90 million, but what it means for its 16,000 staff is still unclear. i think we're alljust trying to keep each other up,
we're all trying to stay motivated and hope for a good outcome. we hope they're going to find some solution, finally. you know, there's nothing finished yet. england cricketer ben stokes tells the jury at his trial he doesn't remember knocking a man unconscious during a fight outside a nightclub last year. a muslim convert is facing life injailfor a plot to kill 1000 people in a terror attack outside the disney store on oxford street. 1600 people have been evacuated from camp sites after flash floods hit the south of france. a 70—year—old german man is missing after his caravan was swept away.