hello and welcome to sportsday. a look at the headlines now. aretha franklin, the queen of soul, neighbour hits like apple to lead to respect and say a little row centres case has died at the age of 76. some of the biggest names in music and politics have been paying tribute. such grace about her, such confidence were such a strength. she was queen, literally. more than one infour was queen, literally. more than one in four a—level entries has been awarded top grades this year, the highest proportion since 2012. allegations that a call to jihad was heard at the disparate mosque linked to the manchester arena,. in italy it is confirmed that up to 20 people are still in critical condition
after a bridge collapsed in genoa. danny cipriani pleaded guilty to assault and was fined £2000. in a moment it will be time for the sport but first a look at what else is coming up this evening on bbc news that we were up more reaction to the death of aretha franklin. the preacher busman daughter who became the soul legend. as this year's a—level results are issued, will be getting top tips for freshers on how to survive and thrive at university. —— we will be getting. 0nto my plasma double edition of the papers, i guess will be ross altman and maria bos. that is all ahead for you here on bbc news. now it is time for the sport. hello and welcome to sportsday.
i'm azi farni. coming up... danny cipriani says he's truly sorry after pleading guilty to common assault and resisting arrest. head coach trevor bayliss says the decision to recall ben stokes to the england squad was for the all—rounder‘s "wellbeing." and fernando alonso says f1 has become predictable — and that's one of the reasons he's walking away from the sport. also coming up in the programme... we'll be in dublin for the world pa ra—swimming european championships. and fresh from winning two golds at the european championships, how low. thank you forjoining us.
he was warned not to make the front pages but danny cipriani has put his england future in jeopardy. the fly half, who played his first test in ten years for his country this summer, appeared in court today to plead guilty to common assault and resisting arrest at a nightclub injersey. cipriani was fined £2,000 and was ordered to pay £250 compensation to a female police officer. he has since tweeted to say... cipriani had been injersey with his club, gloucester,
who say that, although the incident is disappointing, the player has their full support. scott ellis has been getting reaction in the city. at 30, danny cipriani brings expertise and experience to the gloucester tea m expertise and experience to the gloucester team but also a colourful past of the pitch. last week we spoke to him about life in the spotlight. i just spoke to him about life in the spotlight. ijust want spoke to him about life in the spotlight. i just want to make spoke to him about life in the spotlight. ijust want to make sure ican give spotlight. ijust want to make sure i can give a good, positive message to any young kids that are watching. m ista kes to any young kids that are watching. mistakes will happen. you will fail at this and that it is how you persevere and bounced back. his court injersey persevere and bounced back. his court in jersey means once again danny cipriani is front—page news. he is pretty much a hot potato. everyone knew that. it is up to the clu b everyone knew that. it is up to the club have a manager. now they know. you have to keep a tight lead on
him. at the end of the day that the hague of the picture is not a cce pta ble hague of the picture is not acceptable and hopefully he will learn from aqua give his apologies and get on with the season. —— from that and give his apologies. and get on with the season. —— from that and give his apologies! statement said... it may well have been part of a contractual discussion when he came to gloucester to keep his nose clea n. to gloucester to keep his nose clean. we do not know about that. i'm sure they will be laying on the line that there can be no repercussions 01’ line that there can be no repercussions or further offence that play himself and the club into trouble. despite events in jersey, fa ns trouble. despite events in jersey, fans cannot wait to see danny cipriani on the pitch all being well a week today. ben stokes, cleared of affray in bristol earlier this week, and now gloucester‘s danny cipriani
fined for assault and resisting arrest. both high profile sportsman whose nights out have become front—page news. there are some crucial europa league qualifiers taking place this evening —with some already under way. welsh side new saints are looking to overturn a two—goal deficit from the first leg of their tie with fc midtvulland. it's currently 1—1 in
denmark. hibs are 1—0 down in norway against molde. they drew their first leg 0—0. rangers are 3—1 up, going into their game in maribor. after last week's goalless draw in turkey, burnley face a big night at turf moor as they look to progress in the competition. richard askam is at the clarets' ground for us. the nerves will certainly be jangling at hearst more here tonight. they needed extra time to
get past aberdeen in the previous round. —— at turf moor. at 0—0, but tie is still in the balance. the turkish side are in good form and finished third in the turkish top league last season. they are a good team. in the likes of added by law and gael clichy, they will have players who know exactly what to expect from a premier league side. —— adebayor. just chatting
to fans before the game, they really are keen to keep this going. they know they probably will face 0lympiakos of greece in the next round as well. that will be a big tie for the cla rets a nd that will be a big tie for the clarets and they will be hoping to keep it going. the turkish side have decided not to sell any tickets for the game tonight, so the away section will be completely closed. burnley as always will be cheered on
bya burnley as always will be cheered on by a passionate home crowd here at turf moor. he cough is at 7:45 p:m.. —— kick—off will stop head coach kick—off will trevor bayliss says the decision to include ben stokes in the england squad for the third test against india was taken for the all—rounder‘s "wellbeing". it's after stokes was found not guilty of affray earlier this week, following a fight outside a bristol nightclub last september. but bayliss said it's not yet certain if stokes will play at trent bridge on saturday. our sports editor, dan roan, reports. just two days after emerging from bristol crown court, today ben stokes walked out to more familiar surroundings. the england star still the main attraction at trent bridge as he was welcomed back into the england squad after being cleared of affray. while stokes could play against india on saturday, the fallout from his trial following a brawl last year continues and he is 110w brawl last year continues and he is now being encouraged to publicly apologise having a ready said sorry to his team—mates. apologise having a ready said sorry to his team-mates. certainly. i
think it was important to actually apologise to the boys in the team. i'm sure something will be forthcoming. he will certainly pull his weight, i think, from now on, going forward. i am sure it has been a wake—up call for him. going forward. i am sure it has been a wake-up call for him. ben stokes and still await the outcome of a disciplinary commission hearing which, in the next few weeks quickly decide to suspend him if he is found to have brought the game into disrepute. for now, the all—rounder is back in the england fold. stokes said he was acting in self defence when he became involved in this fight and arrested. the jury acquitted him after a seven—day trial. 0ne former england captain said the reputation of the player had already suffered. they will give him a reception. i do not think he deserves that. he is certainly not hero. he has brought the game into
disrepute. i do think the punishment and the fact that he missed the whole winter in australia is enough of that now he has the not guilty charge but i think you should be able to play cricket. england saved ben stokes is back in the squad for his own well—being. his challenge is to avoid any more mishaps. let's have a quick look at some of the day's other sports stories now. world cup semi—finallists england have climbed six places to sixth in the fifa world rankings. the world champions france are top after winning the tournament for the second time, replacing 2014 champions germany who drop down to fifteenth. la liga is going to have a match played overseas for the first time, with a spanish top—flight game to be played in the us. it's part of a partnership between la liga and media company relevent, which organises the international champions cup, to promote football in north america. we've had some golfing history today. american brandt snedeker‘s become the tenth player in pga tour history to shoot a round of below 60. he carded a 59 in the first round at the wyndham championship.
and the format of tennis' davis cup is changing. the competition which andy murray led great britain to victory in three years ago, traditionally spans most of the calendar year but tennis federations today approved plans to turn it into an 18—team, season—ending event. the british lawn tennis association were amongst those to oppose the plans. carlos sainz has signed a multi—year deal to replace fernando alonso at mclaren from next season. it's after two—time champion alonso announced his retirement from formula 1 at the end of the year. sainz is currently on loan at renault from red bull. fernando alonso says f1 becoming predictable is one of the reasons he decided to step away from the sport. the spaniard won back to back championships with renault in 2005 and 2006 but says he's spent too long in the championship without winning. he's racing in this weekend's
world endurance challenge event at silverstone. it was good timing now. i think that formula 1, in these days, is probably not the same as the formula 1 i probably not the same as the formula 1ifind probably not the same as the formula 1 ifind out when probably not the same as the formula 1ifind out when ijoined the series. when i dream to formula 1, 110w series. when i dream to formula 1, now we have a different formula. at the same time, right now in my career, there are other big challenges and formula 1 can offer me right now and i will try to do something else. right now, probably, something else. right now, probably, something of it different. there is a little more predictability than formula 1 has. too many things going on off track because the action on track is quite poor. that is probably one of the reasons. england cricketer kate cross has been speaking about how anxiety kept her out of the national team for two years. cross is playing for her country
again after conquering the mental health problems that plagued her. she's been speaking to our reporter emily croydon. emily, what's prompted her to speak now? well, she has never actually shied away from her issues but when she initially took a step back from england she did not feel to publicly explain her absence. last month she made a return for england in a one—day international against new zealand in leicester. she has been on fine form for lancashire thunder. it has been a long process to get to this point. she has been working with a psychologist who has helped her to understand that anxiety caused by pressure cheaper on herself to be successful has caused symptoms of depression and she has also learned that anxiety has been heightened by expectation on her from a very young age would be good at sport because she is from a sporting family. her father was an fa cup winner with west ham. when
herfamily fa cup winner with west ham. when her family came to watch in a one—day international against pakistan in 2016 that everything started to unravel for her.|j remember being at third man and i bowled and over than it did not go very well. i'd put my sun glasses on andl very well. i'd put my sun glasses on and i had tears in my eyes and i rememberthinking, i and i had tears in my eyes and i rememberthinking, lam and i had tears in my eyes and i remember thinking, i am so out of my depth. my family is here and it should be really nice occasion. it was on telly as well. i am feeling like i should not be there, i was not good enough to be there. that then led me into probably one of the biggest breakdowns that i have had. how bad that it gets hurt? she described a great sense of emptiness. she said she had severe dark thoughts about ending her life. after the pakistan much she had an england camp in loughborough. her dad stood in front of her car to try to stop her driving navigation was crying so much. and you did get there she found she was unable to go
into the room are other members of the england squad were she had to leave the camp the next day and go home. she said she sucked every service station along the way to anybody you'll get out of bed for three days. anything i did was go downstairs and get some food. i did not shower or do anything for three days. i slept and cried my dad came in and opened by blinds and i would shut them straightaway. that was my way of trying to hide from the world, i guess. well, her team-mate, her england team—mate, sarah taylor, has also spoken about having similar issues, hasn't she? have they spoken to each other about it? they are really close friends. they wound together when kate first joined really close friends. they wound together when kate firstjoined up for england. neither of them opened about how they were feeling. sarah taylor took a year out of croquette,
publicly citing anxiety and that was the first decade knew of it. —— a year out of cricket. she feels guilty she did not recognise the symptoms and sarah. kate got in touch with sarah and said, i myself, need to take a break away from cricket because i cannot process i am feeling. that was a surprise to sarah. they shouted at each other a little bit and promised that, in the future, they would talk to each other if they were struggling. kate says, the rest of the team over the past couple of years have become more open with each other and that isa more open with each other and that is a big reason behind the success they have been having of becoming home champions on home soil. thank you forjoining us. at the world para—swimming european championships, hannah russell has just won the the women's 100m backstroke s12. the paralympic champion almost five seconds ahead of the pack. kate grey rounds up the rest of the day's action from dublin. great britain will look to build on the medal haul this evening with
alice favourite to win gold in the 58 alice favourite to win gold in the $8100 alice favourite to win gold in the s8100 metres backstroke. she has dominated the event. she was moved down a category earlier on in the year and now down a category earlier on in the year and 110w races down a category earlier on in the year and now races athletes that are more disabled. my personal best is ten seconds faster than the next person's pb. i love a good race. i love racing against able—bodied guys who go similar speeds and i love racing the mustafa —— s9s who go similar speeds and i love racing the mustafa —— s95 and the s10s. racing the mustafa —— s95 and the 5105. it racing the mustafa —— s95 and the s10s. it is about pushing myself. when he was an s8 he won every title available to him will start now the only real chance of a medal for hynd
at the championships. to be honest, iam at the championships. to be honest, i am trying to get through the week. my i am trying to get through the week. my legacy of what i have done in my career is going to be there and what life will be like for me after this, i don't know. so, yeah, just have a good swimmers all i can do. ten athletes will be competing this evening for britain and they are currently sitting behind ukraine and italy. next to a british diver, who is really riding the crest of a wave. olympic and commonwealth champion jack laugher won two gold medals in the 1m and 3m springboard at the european championships in glasgow earlier this month, while he and diving partner chris mears narrowly missed out on gold in the synchronised 3m springboard. and laugher came in to bbc sport today to show off his medals. so, these are my first ever
individual european titles. i won backin individual european titles. i won back in 2006 in the sink robenn with chris. i am back in 2006 in the sink robenn with chris. iam really back in 2006 in the sink robenn with chris. i am really pleased to get three medals in front of the home crowd. especially two golds. it is like a crowd. especially two golds. it is likea dream crowd. especially two golds. it is like a dream come true for some it isa like a dream come true for some it is a team sport and things go wrong. in the commonwealth games we still got a gold medal. in the world cup, i dropped my diet which caused us to come second instead of first. this time it was down to chris. he dropped his dive. it is something to work on for the future. when you are diving, do you know when you have made a mistake like that? you can feel when something is right or wrong. after my dive, i came out of the water and i was so excited because mine was really good. i saw
chris and he had a look on his face saying, i made a mistake. i really wa nted saying, i made a mistake. i really wanted this one. but that is what it is about in sport. in diving, things can go wrong in a second just like that. what is your relationship like with chris? really good. we lived together for five years and train together for five years and train together all that time doesn't really enjoyed it. we have been best mate since 2010. it has been very nice and comforting having some and you are nice and comforting having some and you a re really