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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  September 3, 2019 1:45am-2:01am BST

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some big transfers as the window shuts across europe, we'll bring you the big names making the big moves. australiansuper star steve smith gears up australiansuper star steve smith gears up for the fourth ashes test. —— australian superstar. hello and thanks for joining us on sport today. we start at the us open where defending champion naomi osaka has been knocked out of the tournament after a straight sets defeat to belinda bencic in the last 16, her third defeat to the 13th seed this year and a loss that means the 21—year—old will lose her world number one ranking, with ashleigh barty of australia returning to top spot. osaka was broken late in the opening set. her swiss opponent showing why no one on the women's tour had beaten more top five or top 10 players this season. osaka entered the us open under an injury cloud,
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having retired at her previous event in cincinnati with a knee injury two weeks ago, but bencic was in no mood for favours, taking the match 7—5, 6—4. right now i have this feeling of sadness. but i also feel like i've learned so much during this tournament and honestly, of course i wa nted tournament and honestly, of course i wanted to defend this tournament, but i feel like the steps that i've taken as a person has been much greater than, like, i taken as a person has been much greaterthan, like, iwould imagine at this point. so i hope i can keep going andi at this point. so i hope i can keep going and i know if i keep working ha rd going and i know if i keep working hard and of course i'll have better results. well, next up for bencic will be her good friend donna vekic. the croat, seeded 23rd, saved a match point as she beat germany's 26th seed julia gorges 6—7, 7—5, 6—3 in two hours and 42 minutes.
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in the men's competition, there's been another high—profile casualty as german sixth seed alexander zverev was knocked out by diego schwartzmann. the argentine was slow out of the blocks with zverev taking the opening set, but it was the 20th seed who dictated proceedings from then on, winning the second set before taking the third after this epic rally. but after three lengthy sets featuring 10 breaks of serve, schwartzman stormed into a 4—0 lead in the fourth against an out—of—sorts zverev, who served 17 double faults and made 65 unforced errors. schwartzmann closing out the set and the match 3—6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3. and that victory sets up a potential meeting with three—time champion rafael nadal. he's on court right now against 2014 us open winner marin cilic. ina dull in a dull one the first set but the croat has roared back to take the second set by the same scoreline ——
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natal won. the us anti—doping agency has withdrawn its case against the fastest man in the world this year, sprinter christian coleman. the 23—year—old had been charged with missing three drugs tests and was facing an automatic one—year ban. here is our athletics reporter ed harry with more. its withdrawn after guidance from the world anti—doping agency. coleman is not considered to have had three whereabouts failures in 12 months and is therefore not considered to have committed an anti—doping rule violation. anis sardar officer attempted to test the sprinter in 2018 and discovered he failed to date his whereabouts to reflect his location. he was charged with whereabouts failures on the 16th of january and the 26 of with whereabouts failures on the 16th ofjanuary and the 26 of april 2019. you sardar initiated their case against him for three failures ina12 case against him for three failures in a 12 month period. but the
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sprinter contended the failure to update his whereabouts, discovered on the sixth ofjune, should relate back to april the first of 2018 because that was the thursday of the quarter in which the failure to update had occurred. once that has done, coleman had no longer had failures logged in a 12 month period. the decision not to move forward on a potential rule violation against the american is subject to any appeal by the iaaf and all by the world anti—doping agency. -- and/ or. the european transfer window is firmly shut and there were some big deadline day moves across the leagues in the europe. let's run you through the main movers and shakers. mauro icardi hasjoined paris saint—germain from inter milan. the argentine striker will initially join psg on a season loan with an option to make the deal permanent for around $75 million. it means the ligue1 club wont be short of options up front — neymar, cavani, mbappe,
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di maria and now icardi psg have also moved to sign the triple champions league—winning goalkeeper keylor navas from real madrid for an undisclosed fee with the french world cup winner alphonse areola moving in the other direction to provide cover for thibaut courtois. one other notable outgoing from ligue 1, colombian superstar falcao leaves monaco to join turkish giants galatasaray on a free transfer. take a look at how well received the striker was on his arrival in turkey. here he is being greeted by some 25,000 fans at istanbul airport. a lovely welcome there for falcao. there's a big departure from the premier league. arsenal midfielder henrikh mkhitaryan has joined roma on a season—long loan deal. the italian club will pay a loan fee and the 30—year—old's wages, but there is no option or obligation to buy the armenia international.
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he could find himself back at the emirates stadium. the man of many names — javier hernandez, chicharrito, little pea — has moved to sevilla from west ham for a fee $8.75 million. the 31—year—old mexico forward handed in a transfer request on friday, with his hammers future uncertain following the arrival of club record signing sebastien haller from eintracht frankfurt in july. translation: i'm going to give it my all and i'd love to tell you i'm going to score 70 goals and we're going to score 70 goals and we're going to score 70 goals and we're going to be of many competitions, but what matters is what happens on the pitch. it's there i have to perform, it's on the pitch you do all the talking. numbers, statistics et cetera is what helps us show what's happened. that's the beauty of football, it's totally unpredictable. it couldn't be more tense — the ashes series is drawn at 1—1 with two left to play. ahead of the fourth test
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at old trafford, australian batsman usman khawaja has been replaced by the returning steve smith, who missed the headingley test with concussion. and england have reshuffled their batting order as they aim to build on the momentum they need to go on and regain the urn. joe lynskey reports. they were the hits that shaped the test match and an hour that changed the summer. for english cricket, the day they won't forget was here at headingley. without that theatre, the ashes would now be an exhibition. instead these sides go to old trafford with one win each. england have had the week off. immersing in a summer that's like it's not stopped. that's felt the downtime to limit all over again. i don't think i've ever read watched moments in a test match like i have done this week. i got to stop doing it now, it's a week on. the driver was unrivalled. stokes and leach‘s
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partnership was one of the greatest. the momentum in the game shifted and with that the series. but australia now have their armoury back. steve smith is batting again and he's the puzzle england have yet to solve. despite the heartbreak at headingley, this side nowjust need one win for the urn and after the misery, they're looking for unity. it's always been a very strong philosophy of mind that we stick together as a team. the boys have taken it on the chin and they're back into it so couldn't ask for more at this stage stop now we have to put the preparation and camaraderie into work in the test match. for england, the joy of leeds still brought down so long the way. some thought jason roy might not bat again. he's moved to numberfour. joe denly will open the batting instead and he says keeping roy in is great for the team. manchester can sense the england momentum. all five days of this test have sold out
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altogether. the ashes now rests on who keep ahead in the cauldron. joe lyns key, who keep ahead in the cauldron. joe lynskey, bbc news. west indies batsman darren bravo had to retire ireland head coachjoe schmidt has named his world cup squad and there's a real shock omission in there. devin toner has been left out. the leinster lock has featured 60 times under schmidt, more than any other player. munster‘s jean kleyn and has taken toner‘s place for the tournament in japan. the south africa—born second row only qualified to play for ireland three weeks ago on the residency rule. ireland begin their campaign against scotland on the 22nd of september. team ineos have signed giro d'italia champion richard carapaz on a three—year deal from next season. the ecuadorian rider will make the move from movistar after winning his first grand tour injune. he willjoin a team featuring three other grand tour winners — geraint thomas, chris froome and egan bernal, who won this year's tour de france. sadly that's all the time we have left for now. from me, marc edwards, and the rest of the sport today team, goodbye.
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hello. there's a trend to something cooler for all of us in the week ahead. still not much rain across parts of east and south—east england and barely a cloud in the sky in sevenoaks on monday afternoon. for others, we've had more cloud and outbreaks of rain, some of which has been heavy, especially in scotland, northern ireland and parts of northern england. more rain in the forecast on tuesday. but in the early hours of tuesday, more rain confined to southern scotland, northern england, quite light and patchy but some mist and fog developing along western coasts. we start tuesday with some spells of sunshine for central, southern and eastern england. also for the northern isles and channel islands, which will hang on to that sunshine in the afternoon. cloud building north and west, bringing rain into northern ireland, northern and western scotland. likely to be heavy in places. maybe a bit patchier
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in southern scotland, northern england and parts of wales and dry in central, southern and eastern england with temperatures up to 22 celsius, just 111—15 where we had the cloud and rain in scotland. eastwards on tuesday evening and this rain sliding south and east along england and wales, some of which could be heavy. clearer skies developing behind and a fairly mild start for most with temperatures in double figures. we've still got this band of rain to deal with first thing on wednesday morning, soon pulling away from east anglia and south—east england. sunshine developing behind. notice how the isobars start to squeeze themselves together. a much windier day on wednesday, particularly for northern and western coasts. the rain out of the way for east anglia and south—east england with sunshine behind. showers soon developing, though, in northern ireland, scotland and northern england, merging to give a longer spell of rain in places, and some showers pushing down to wales and south—west england. much windier day with gales developing in the western isles. add the strength of the wind to temperatures ofjust 12 celsius, really a chilly day in parts of scotland, with temperatures getting up to 20 or 21. further south and east, it will feel cooler given the strength of the wind.
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now, all these fronts start to pull away eastwards as we go into thursday. the isobars becoming a bit further spaced apart, so the winds will fall lighter. still showers and longer spells of rain to deal with, particularly for northern and western scotland. a few may filter into the far north of england. for northern ireland, england and wales, thursday will be a day of sunny spells and variable amounts of cloud. fairly brisk breeze, not as windy as wednesday, and a cooler feel. this continues into friday and the weekend. temperatures not much higher than 18 or 19 celsius. still some outbreaks of rain at times the further north and west you are, but drier further south and east. for the latest on hurricane dorian, you'll find all the details on our website. goodbye.
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