hello. this is bbc news with julian worricker. the headlines: the sports minister tracey crouch has resigned following a row over perceived delays to the government's introduction of changes to the maximum stake on fixed odds betting terminals. the national crime agency investigates arron banks and his leave. eu campaign for alleged offences committed during the 2016 eu referendum. arron banks has welcomed the enquiry. a senior police officer has questioned whether investigating misogyny rather than crimes like burglary is the best use of resources. google employees around the world are staging walk—outs demanding fairer treatment for female and ethnic minority staff. in a moment, it will be time for sportsday at first a look at what else is coming up. in
beyond 100 days, we will hear how president trump has been stirring up more president trump has been stirring up m ore c0 ntrove i’sy president trump has been stirring up more controversy during the campaign for the us mid—term elections. we'll speak to marianne cooper, a sociologist from stanford university, about the walk—out by google employees over the company's treatment of women and ethnic minorities, following sexual harassment allegations that the technology giant food at 10:a0pm and 11:30pm, we will at tomorrow's papers with the brexit editor at the telegraph and the editor of politico london playbook. now it's time for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday. i'm holly hamilton. coming up on tonight's programme: leicester city's managers old and new come together to pay tribute to the victims of saturday's helicopter crash. we know we will play now for him and
for his family. edinburgh rivals hearts and hibs unite to condemn violence during last night's derby, as they vow to ban the culprits. as england go in search of revenge over the springboks. eddiejones names the squad for this weekend's test at twickenham. also coming up in the programme: simone biles underlines her superstar status once again, with her fourth all—round title at the world championships. good evening. welcome to tonight's sportsday.
it's been described as one of the hardest weeks in leicester city's history, and today the club's manager, claude puel, has admitted the death of their chairman along with four others on saturday night has left them numb and in shock. he delivered a moving statement during his pre—match conference this afternoon, where he said it's been the hardest moment in his career. earlier, former manager claudio ranieri joined with the son of vichai srivaddhanaprabha to lay a wreath in his honour. david 0rnstein has the details. this is a football club, a whole city in morning, and the sense of grief and loss is really very palpable, but even stronger perhaps is the feeling of gratitude and togetherness that this tragic event has brought. today, for the first time, we've heard a member of leicester city's hierarchy, claude puel speaking on behalf of the players and staff. i am devastated,
like other people, but i have a responsibility also to move together, to look forward and... and together, to look forward and... and to try to bring my support, and also to try to bring my support, and also to look forward, and it's difficult, of course, it's difficult. five days have passed since that terrible accident, and the tributes continue to grow and it is quite extraordinary in scale. among those well—wishers today were the firefighters who were on duty, and also leicester city's title winning manager, claudio ranieri, laying a wreath alongside the family, paying his tribute the focus of claude puel and the team must switch to saturday's match against cardiff city, which they have decided will go ahead i asked claude puel what
state of mind is players will be in when the match gets under way. my message, i think, when the match gets under way. my message, ithink, the when the match gets under way. my message, i think, the game, when the match gets under way. my message, ithink, the game, er when the match gets under way. my message, i think, the game, er it's not important. the result isn't important. 0ur desire, our action and el—bakraoui —— and... our power to give the best on the pitch, to honour our chairman, to give the best on the pitch, to honourourchairman, i to give the best on the pitch, to honour our chairman, i think, to give the best on the pitch, to honourourchairman, ithink, is to give the best on the pitch, to honour our chairman, i think, is the most important thing. after, i don't know, we will see the result was that the second thing. leicester have decided to travel to the cardiff match by road instead of air, after respect and sensitivity. there will be a minutes silence with everybody on the pitch wearing black armbands. the funeral begins in bangkok on saturday, and it's understanding that leicester will make plans for some or all of their
players and many staff to travel over to pay their own respects for a man who will live long in the memory of so many here at leicester city and beyond. raheem sterling will become one of the highest earners in the premier league if he signs a new five—year deal at manchester city. the england winger verbally agreed to a new contract. city are in action tonight against fulham in the fourth round of the league cup. in the women's champions league, glasgow have a tough challenge to overturn a 5—0 deficit from their first leg with barcelona in their round of 16 clash this evening. the home side may be feeling more confident after winning the scottish women's premier league last weekend. it's been a lively few weeks in scottish football. we've had an assistant referee hit by a coin in a premiership match, a woman hit by a bottle at a league cup semifinal, and now neil lennon has been subjected to a coin being thrown at him during the first edinburgh derby of the season. today, hearts and hibs have come
together to condemn the trouble last night which led to five arrests. chris mclaughlin has the latest. a football manager colour a pound coin and a game out of control. it's unacceptable. people trying to do theirjobs. i wasjust unacceptable. people trying to do theirjobs. i was just giving a unacceptable. people trying to do theirjobs. i wasjust giving a bit back for all the abuse i'd got for 90 minutes, but neil lennon brings it all on himself, so he deserves getting coins thrown at himself or whatever. but it's a pound coin. earlier, at the other end, the hearts goalkeeper apparently struck bya hibs hearts goalkeeper apparently struck by a hibs fan. niall got hit by some idiots throwing a coin. there is no place for that. i understand that tensions are high, on and off the
field, but i don't like to see that. today, the women in charge of both clu bs m et today, the women in charge of both clubs met and released this joint statement. not acceptable, but this sort of thing has visited tynecastle before. this was 2011, once again neil lennon when he was manager of celtic. i was standing next to neil lennon when he was attacked here. i don't know, nobody seems to protect the managers and coaches anybody can shout anything at them. this street isa shout anything at them. this street is a few hundred yards from tynecastle park, and this graffiti looks fresh, and it's quite clearly sinister. he is a man who is also had death threats and been sent in
the post. he came into glasgow as an irish catholic, played for northern ireland, captained northern ireland, played leicester, any hassle. he sighed with celtic in 2000 and the mayhem begins, and he's been targeted because of where he is from. that is what it is, no doubt. it's a bold and, some will say, worrying claim. the cause will be debated and promises of punishment delivered. but for now fans of scotland's national game once again look on that seems like these, head shaking in wonderful —— in wonder. the sports —— in wonder. minister, tracey crouch, has resigned in protest at the government's decision to delay introducing restrictions on high—stakes betting machines. ministers have agreed to cut the maximum bet on fixed—odds terminals from £100 to £2 as part of a crackdown on problem—gambling. with more on this, here's our sports news correspondent, richard conway. tracey crouch was a passionate fan
of sport, a tottenham hotspurfan, and the green bay packers in the nfl. it is on the issues that she will bejudged as nfl. it is on the issues that she will be judged as sports minister. she has resigned on a matter of principle concerning a delay in implementing reduced stakes on fixed odds betting terminals from bookmakers. during her time in office, she was engaged on a range office, she was engaged on a range of issues. safe standing was up there amongst them, she was initially against any change in legislation to allow safe standing at football, but in recent months she's instigated a review of the law and that is ongoing food and other issue, safeguarding children in sport, sports governance was a particular hobbyhorse of hers and she was determined to ensure the sports governance code was adopted by all governing bodies in britain. that has been seen to be quite successful. away from that, she was
engaged on the sale of wembley. she backed that issue. and brexit loomed large, and the impact that could have on the british sporting landscape. she leaves office, and we went to see who will replace her and who the prime minister will look to to ta ke who the prime minister will look to to take on that brief sports minister. ajoint bid by northern ireland and the republic of ireland's football associations has been launched to host the men's under—21 european championships in 2023. it's the first time both organisations have come together in this way, and it's been described as an historic moment. we were not here to lose. we had the infrastructure. we have a unique bid as europeans look in on britain and ireland at the moment, they see brexit, they hear about borders and all this sort of thing, but here we have a round ball bringing two football federations closer together to host a huge european tournament,
so we will give it a hell of a go. simone biles has been breaking more records at the world championships. she is now the first female artistic gymnast to win four world all—around title is i am joined three—time world champion beth tweddle to talk us world champion beth tweddle to talk us through those routines. we are simply running out of superlatives at this point. villa yeah, she is incredible. before the competition, she ended up in a&e with a kidney stone but it didn't affect her, and she won fourth title today. what group when it started, we were not used to seeing her in any pressure, but there was a bold wobble at the start. it was interesting, we didn't know which thought she was going to go with. she has been using a brand—new vault for the past couple of competitions. she went with the one and a half. when she was playing for herself today, she decided to go
for herself today, she decided to go for the double twist, and u nfortu nately for the double twist, and unfortunately she didn't have enough sit up of the vault and landed slightly short. we are not used to signal that from her. slightly short. we are not used to signalthat from her. she is slightly short. we are not used to signal that from her. she is used to starting on the vault and being a bit ahead of the field so to go into her second piece of apparatus, which is known as her weakest event, even though she has qualified second for the final in it, so close to the rest of the field, it was interesting to see how she'd cope, but we didn't see any nerves. and we didn't see much pressure in the next few bits of apparatus, and particularly in the floor she really signed. —— shined. particularly in the floor she really signed. -- shined. she has difficulty, but humble she is using, not only the difficulty but the execution, and she shows it off. the crowd get involved and she had a couple of falls today, but she still managed to win that fourth title, 1.6a head managed to win that fourth title, 1.6 a head of the rest of the field, is incredible. it never in doubt.
the colour she is wearing is the one for the survivors. she made a statement at the national and wanted to show that support today. kelly stone for great britain was in action, and ellie downie, ellie downie finishing in 11th. will she be pleased customer she well. she's had a tough 18 months since winning that european title. she performed solidly today. that was an error she had but she fought to stay on the beam and she finished with a good overall score. it will give her confidence going into next season, now she's got the time to get back into training and to the floor numbers. she admitted she isn't back to full fitness, and there is more to full fitness, and there is more to come from her. beth tweddle, thank you forjoining us on sportsday. it was all about one woman today, simone biles, but tomorrow we will be looking ahead, when attention turns to the floor
event. it's the men's final, the final of the pommel horse and the rings as well as the women's vault and uneven bars finals. fall of the coverage on bbc two from 1pm tomorrow. from springboards to springboks now, with england set to face south africa in their opening test of the autumn internationals this weekend. eddiejones has named his side, with 0wen farrell winning the fly—half selection race — one of several changes prompted by england's injury woes. from their training camp in portugal, chrisjones has the details. when the sun finally came out on england in portugal, for much of the time they have had a warm weather training camp that hasn't been warm. by training camp that hasn't been warm. by the way, england boss eddiejones has been encouraged by how his players have trained. given the big names are out injured, he's been forced to pick a forward pack that looks underpowered and inexperienced, especially compared to the springboks. at prop, alec hepburn exit first start, while the
back row is only ten caps between them. i deliberately picked this pack. we are missing 400 caps, so we had to replace that, but we have got gunners, wilson is a good hard—working player, gunners, wilson is a good ha rd—working player, curry gunners, wilson is a good hard—working player, curry and shields are hard graft is, murray is plain good rugby, george cruises back, so i picked a tough pack. and a young back, so i picked a tough pack. and a young one! watchdog for flanker brad shields, who was capped in the summer in south africa, it will be the first time he has been to twickenham, let alone played. i've driven past it. haven't been inside yet. apparently got to go and watch a football game but it's definitely exciting, and tomorrow we'll get a feel for where we are going to be. in the backs, 0wen farrell starts at fly half, ben te'o centre,...lj
don't think we should overhyped its entry back into the england side. the kid has had a tough run. and he's doing the simple things. he's got himself nice and fit, and all we wa nt got himself nice and fit, and all we want him to do is the simple things. england have had a poor 2018, just three wins, and another defeat on saturday would turn up the heat on jones and his players, with the new zealand all blacks coming to town next week. warren gatland has picked 7 british and irish lions for wales first autumn interntional against scotland in cardiff on saturday — including jonathan davies, returning to wales action for the first time since 2017 following injury. there are also two uncapped players in the squad. there is a bit of competition in
that position. with the back three, we felt, given that in the past its been a position where we've had a fair number of injuries, whether it's been george or liam, that we we re it's been george or liam, that we were just looking for it's been george or liam, that we werejust looking for a it's been george or liam, that we were just looking for a bit more depth. in rugby league, james graham will captain england in sunday's second test against new zealand at anfield, after sean 0'loughlin was ruled out by injury. his place in the 19—man squad has been taken by castleford's adam milner. 0ur rugby league correspondent dave woods has more. a chance now! what a try! never forget that! that was huge! after first test victory over new zealand, and wouldn't have chosen to make changes and injury forced their hand, sean 0'loughlin out, so james
graham stepping up as captain, the most experienced in the can. you've got to a few things and there in terms of the last hour, but yeah, obviously, a little bit of a talk with the referee on field and stuff, but yeah, it's something i've done plenty of times in my career, so nothing that's going to faze me. the only other change is the inclusion of castleford's adam milner, winning only his second camp, but looking forward to it. absolutely buzzing. i've got a taste against france a few weeks ago, but this is a com pletely few weeks ago, but this is a completely different challenge, another level, and watching the game last week, watching how the boys wa nt to last week, watching how the boys want to be a part of it now, so they are looking forward to it. a win for england on sunday would seal the but after that first test defeat asked week the expectation is that new zealand will come back much stronger. also making headlines today:
british heavyweights dillian whyte and dereck chisora are set for another encounter at london's o2 arena next month, two years after their first brutal meeting, which whyte narrowly won on points. since then, whyte's picked up four more victories, most notably against former wbo champion joseph parker.