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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  August 7, 2019 1:45am-2:01am BST

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wayne rooney agrees to join second tier derby county as player/coach at the end of the current mls season. and world number one ashleigh barty is knocked out of the rogers cup in toronto by unseeded sofia kenin. hello and welcome to the programme where we start with the footballing news that al—hilal look well—placed to reach the quarter—finals of the asian champions league. they twice came from behind to win 4—2 at saudi arabian rivals al—ahli in the first leg of their last 16 tie. the all-qatari clash between al—duhail and al—sadd finished 1—all. colm harrison reports. ona on a champions league night, al—ahli we re on a champions league night, al—ahli were playing under their fourth on a champions league night, al—ahli were playing under theirfourth head coach of 2019 and it started so
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well. the game was only six minutes old when they were fired in front of saudi rivals al—hilal. within ten minutes the visitors were level. two headers and it was 1—1 and that wouldn't be the last sighting of that goal celebration. by half—time, al—hilal were back in front. the second goal was set up but that was as good as it got from al—ahli who despite all the domestic success have never been asian champions. the second half was one—way traffic with al—hilal dominating. within three minutes of the start, the second equaliser of the night and midway through the half, a hat—trick. al—hilal were in front for the first time. ten minutes from the end, four, and with four away goals and a home leg still to come, al—hilal looked well—placed to reach the last
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date. guitar‘s top to clubs shared a 1-1 date. guitar‘s top to clubs shared a 1—1 draw. al—duhail and al—sadd. al—sadd thought short —— thought they should have had a penalty in stoppage time and the head coach thought it should have been a spot kick their claim fell on deaf ears and finished 1—1. kick their claim fell on deaf ears and finished 1-1. they played better than us and i think it was a good result for us because we didn't play a good game. we were surprised by the system, they never play in the system but this is a champions league game. we have the second game. wejust league game. we have the second game. we just need to score a goal. in the european champions league,
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the former liverpool goalkeeper simon mignolet enjoyed a winning debut with bruges as they beat dynamo kiev 1—nil. ajax — who reached the semi—finals last season — drew 2—all at salonika, while the 1991 champions red star belgrade were held to a 1—all draw by copenhagen. wayne rooney will return to english football in january. england and manchester united's all time leading scorer has signed an initial 18—month deal with the championship club, derby county. he'll leave his current side dc united at the end of the mls season, as michael redford reports. the day rooney flew into cocu's nest, the day derby county fans never thought they'd see. wayne rooney has officially returned to english football, just not immediately. he signed an 18—month contract with the championship side which begins in january. i'm delighted to be back here and i'm looking forward to coming back injanuary and trying to help the team push forward and hopefully push for promotion. rooney's delay is because he stayed in america to help current side dc united compete in their end—of—season play—offs.
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after that, its destination derby with a twist. rooney is not going to just be a player but a coach as well. the opportunity to come back in england and play, but also to take up a coaching role with the club and work was too great for me to turn down. it's something i've always wanted to do and when that time is right of course, that's what hopefully i can move into it. rooney isn't the first of england's golden generation to foray into the first steps of football management. stephen gerrard is the man in charge at rangers while rooney missed frank lampard by a matter of weeks as he chose to swap pride park for the premier league and a fairy—tale return to chelsea. there is nothing fairy—tale about rooney's return though it may feel like that for derby supporters. he says he still has plenty to give on the pitch before starting a new career of it. his new boss agrees. great career, so it's not only the quality of the player
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we are getting in the english squad but also his experience. we are lucky to have him. lucky indeed. a coup from cocu and his employers. rooney's first game could be against barnsley on new year's day, a late christmas present for derby's fans. the carols, though, have already started. rooney, rooney, rooney! michael redford, bbc news. the new english premier league season kicks off this weekend, with sheffield united making a return to the top division after 12 years away — including a six—year spell in the third tier. the blades are one of the world's most historic clubs — former league champions amd four—time fa cup winners, and this week on sport today we'll meet the manager and players aiming to surprise some of the premier league giants. first, we hear from those working behind the scenes at the club preparing to meet the challenge ahead. the last time we were in the premier
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league, instagram didn't exist. we had one interview room prior to going into the premier league. we need five. we always have to respect that little chromosome that makes the boys what they are and make sure it stays. he's got support of any in the middle. yes! and a reward for the middle. yes! and a reward for the wayside. he didn't it tackling. ——he didn't stop it tackling. the wayside. he didn't it tackling. --he didn't stop it tackling. it's such a global stage now that you are working with, it's a totally different ball game. for example, that shirt sponsor, we have a short sponsor that shirt sponsor, we have a short sponsor where it's probably in excess sponsor where it's probably in excess of 20 times what we've got in the championship. we've had to have a new media lounge, press box. and we've also had to hardwire bromelain for the broadcasters in the floodlights have had to be double in looks to the tune of around £5 million, really. you just look at social media numbers. we are so low
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down. we've got the platform now to drive that forward and push those numbers. we never thought we'd get back again at times and prices a foot ball back again at times and prices a football club, it's so important. we wait so long to be here. many of us are still stunned. it's fantastic. it is fairto are still stunned. it's fantastic. it is fair to say what chris wilder and alan neil have achieved, it is truly incredible. it's really exciting, the opportunities are amazing and we're going to give it a real good go. now to cricket where india have made it a clean sweep of their t20 series against west indies winning the third match in guyana by 7 wickets, with 5 balls to spare. the home side batted first after india won the toss, and keiron pollard top—scored with 58 as they made 146 for 6 from their 20 overs. india's reply included half—centuries for virat kohli and rishabh pant. kohli made 59 off 45 balls while pant hit an unbeaten 65, including the winning runs
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with a six. the two sides now play three 0ne dayers followed by two tests. now to tennis and there's been a shock at the rogers cup in toronto. world number one and top seed ashleigh barty has been knocked out in the second round by unseeded american sofia kenin. barty had won their previous three meetings and looked to be on course to win this one, too, when she took the opening set — which went all the way to a tie—break. but kenin rallied to take the next two sets — winning the decider 6—4. she'll now face either victoria azarenka or dayana yastremska. another of the big names also went out with 2014 finalist and seven time grand slam winner venus williams losing to carla suarez navarro in their first round match. the spaniard accounted for the american former world number one in straight sets 6—4, 6—2 and will now face annett kontaveit
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in the second round. the men's event is being played in montreal where the former us open champion marin cilic is among those through to the second round. the number 1a seed from croatia — who won his only major at flushing meadows in 2014 — beat the american qualifier bradley klahn in straight sets. cilic won 6—3, 7—6 — and will now face australia'sjohn millman after he upset feliciano lopez. whilejohn isner came from one set down to beatjordan thompson. the 12th seed secured a 3—6, 6—3, 7—6 win to set—up a second round clash on wednesday against cristian garin of chile. you can get all the latest sports news at our website —
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but from me and the rest of the sport today team, goodbye. good morning. weather across the uk at the moment is stuck in repeat mode, isn't it? sunshine and showers. now, if you dodge the showers and you get the best of the sunshine just like we had yesterday in suffolk, a beautiful day, temperatures peaking into the mid—20s but some of the showers were really quite torrential as you can see from this weather watcher a picture sent in on tuesday afternoon from birmingham. today, the area of low pressure will be sitting to the north of scotland where most of the frequent showers will be and with lighter winds here, pretty slow moving as well. elsewhere, a breezy day and we start off with a decent slice of sunshine coming through but there will be showers out to the west
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which will drive in across the country on a brisk south—westerly wind. for england and wales, the showers fairly isolated into scotland, particularly eastern scotland, they'll be quite heavy, slow—moving and torrential times so weather warnings remain in force. a blustery day however you look at it. if you dodge the showers, you keep some sunshine. we could see temperatures peaking into the mid—20s but underneath the cloud, with showers, a disappointing 16 degrees, let's say, for aberdeen. as we move out of wednesday, that low pressure will drift off into the north sea and will allow this ridge of high pressure to build so on thursday, not a bad day, certainly the best day for getting out and spending some time outside. that doesn't mean to say we will rule out the showers completely, there will be one or two isolated ones particularly across northern scotland and maybe into the south and eventually by the end of the day, the cloud will gather here but not a bad day for many and temperatures again, 16—24 celsius, that's 75 fahrenheit. i hope you can get out and make the most of it because by the end of thursday and friday, we have an unusually deep area of low pressure for this time of year, bringing wet and eventually some windy weather with it so if you've got outdoor plans, if you are under canvas over the next few days and towards the weekend, please keep abreast of the forecast.
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heavy rain will move through northern england, scotland and northern ireland, leaving a trail of sharp showers behind and the winds really starting to pick up, gusts in excess of 40—50mph as we go through the end of the day. in terms of the feel of things, 16—23 degrees but underneath that rain, yet again it will feel pretty miserable and as we move into the weekend, that area of low pressure will sit across the far north of scotland and it's to the southern flank of the low where the winds will really start to pick up and that could be an issue so it's worth bearing in mind, friday, heavy rain and the winds will start to strengthen. by saturday, we could see gales across the country. there again, take care.
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