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tv   Sportsday  BBC News  November 13, 2019 6:30pm-6:46pm GMT

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a huge has been a huge allocated to flood defences, but explain we have to do more. royal mail has won its legal battle to prevent postal strikes ahead of the election on christmas. the communications workers union has called the decision and outer outrage. a historic task. democrats say they aim to prove donald trump's actions warrant impeachment, as the first public hearings are under way in russian tendon. —— washington. if this is not impeachable conduct, what is? severe
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ina in a moment, it will be sports day. as venice is hit by the highest tide in more than 50 years, we will speak toa in more than 50 years, we will speak to a scientist there who says authorities could have done more to prevent the flooding, which he says is due to climate change. at 8:30pm as part of our election coverage, adam fleming and the team will be deflecting the days events on election cast, and it later tonight the papers. that is all the head on bbc news. now to sports day. hello and welcome to sportsday — i'm sarah mulkerrins — your headlines. a scoring sensation — australia stiker sam kerr is on her way to chelsea to join the team at the top
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of the women's super league. rafa battles back at the atp finals — coming from 5—1 down in the decider to beat medvedev in london. and sophie hahn does it again — breaking her own world record on the way to gold at the world para athletics championships in dubai. also coming up in the programme: how green is your club? we look at the sustainabilty league table for football clubs in england hello and welcome along to sportsday. she's one of the biggest names in the women's game — and now fans in the uk will be able to see sam kerr play week after week. the australian striker has signed for chelsea today —
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a massive coup for the women's super league leaders. when you consider that over her time in both the american and australian leagues — she scored a massive 139 goals, breaking records in both. nick parrott has more. fleet of foot and shop of mind, sam kerr is one of the worlds best strikers. can she finish? yes you can. it is 3—1. strikers. can she finish? yes you can. it is 3-1. this is the first hat—trick. she is on her way to england. if you can reproduce that form on these shores, chelsea fans will be in for a treat. i have come here to lift trophies with the club, and there is no denying that i have come to score goals, so hopefully i can keep my goal—scoring record up, and help the team if those trophies. chelsea is one of the biggest clubs in the world, and once i had my mind
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set on europe, it was an easy decision to choose chelsea. everyone has been watching the growth in england. i think it will be up there as one of the best leagues in the world. kerr is a household name in australia, and with a new tv deal she could become a ratings winner as well as a matchwinner. a really big deal, sam kerr are coming to england. it is such a marquee signing, she could have gone to any club. why do you think chelsea have backed her? yell or when you think about the fact that this is one of the biggest signings in chelsea history, they have a squad of international stars, but this tops everything, and it is a huge coup for them. they are six
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time champion. had she gone elsewhere, that she would have earned more money, so elsewhere, that she would have earned more money, so the fact that she has gone to chelsea, which are not in the champions league, it's a big deal. she has family connections in london, which i think helps on a personal level, but also she has achieved more or less everything there is to achieve in america. the same in australia, she has the goal—scoring records in both leagues. i think she finds its time to come to europe. every year she gets nominated for these big awards, but she never wins, so i suspect pa rt but she never wins, so i suspect part of this move is for her to get this personal recognition that she deserves is one of the best place in the world. when we were at the world cup, there was a lot of talk about the strength of the women's league, and i wonder how much that is now resonating with big players and the strength of the lee care. certainly, in recent
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yea rs, lee care. certainly, in recent years , we lee care. certainly, in recent yea rs, we have lee care. certainly, in recent years, we have seen many coming lee care. certainly, in recent years, we have seen many coming over here, who are world cup winners. it's a high calibre lee, is competitive, and you can win good money in the women's super league. i would say the wsl is up there. you can earn a lot of money appear, and forfans, it can earn a lot of money appear, and for fans, it is can earn a lot of money appear, and forfans, it is a real can earn a lot of money appear, and for fans, it is a real treat to have sam kerr here, and hopefully there'll be more big signings in the coming months. i'm sure there will be plenty of requested tickets. thank you. let's take a quick look at some other stories making the news. arsene wenger is returning to football. the former arsenal boss will become fifa's new chief of global football development. the move ends speculation linking him with the vacant managerialjob at bayern munich. shane sutton — the former british cycling technical director and team sky head coach — will not return to give evidence at dr richard freeman's medical tribunal. that follows the australian
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storming out on tuesday, angry with the line of questioning. dr freeman alleges the testosterone he ordered to british cycling headquarters in 2011 was on behalf of sutton. the australian denies it was for him. former san francisco 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick will have the chance to impress nfl teams in a private work—out on saturday. he's not played in the nfl since 2016, when he began kneeling as a protest of racial injustice during the national anthem before games. gareth southgate says he "wouldn't imagine" that raheem sterling is "hugely enthusiastic" about him at the moment. the england manager dropped the forward for thursday's euro 2020 qualifier against montenegro. that following a clash with team—matejoe gomez. natalie pirks was at today's press conference. this is a big game for england
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tomorrow. their 1000th match, where every player who has represented england in the last hundred and 47 yea rs england in the last hundred and 47 years will be signed a legacy legs that we have seen in cricket. will have to 1966 world cup squad there, and captains will also be at wembley, so huge fanfare, and gareth southgate and the fa would have loved as to be talking about that, but, instead, he dropped raheem sterling for his altercation with joe gomez resulting in a scratch on his cheek, and that has dominated the agenda at the england team hotel. gareth southgate has reiterated that the squad has moved on, but he did admit to me that southgate may not be sterling is favourite person right now.” southgate may not be sterling is favourite person right now. i don't imagine his be enthusiastic, but i can understand that. in the end, he is in the group, that's the most
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important thing, he is a massive pa rt important thing, he is a massive part of what we do, has been, will be, he is with us for the game tomorrow, he is back with the team on the training pitch, enjoying his football, train superbly well, as he a lwa ys football, train superbly well, as he always does, but for me, the thing is finished. a win for england would see them qualify for the euros next year, and because the final is to be at wembley, and they said today that it would be very special indeed to walk out at wembley for the euros. southgate has said that against spain it was a younger squad, younger side that was fielded. he thinks it could be even younger tomorrow, and that comes with some weaknesses, but it also comes with things like motivation and hunger, and it is a team that will excite people. a win or even a draw would be enough to see england through the
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game to spare. one other football story today. manchester city's bernardo silva has been banned for one match, given a £50,000 fine and ordered to complete a face to face education course. it's after the fa charged him over a tweet that the anti—discrimination group kick it out said enforced a racist sterotype. silva compared team—mate benjamin mendy to the character on a packet of chocolate available in spain and portugal. the fa did accept that silva didn't intend the tweet to be racist. rafa nadal showed his famous grit and determination this afternoon, to battle back from 5—1 down in the decider and win his match against daniil medvedev. it keeps the world number ones hopes of a first atp finals title alive — as adam wild now reports. from spain, rafael nadal! he was the world number one once more under the spotlight. his defeat led many to
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question his performance. now it was daniil medvedev‘s chance to ask what the spaniard had left. he was his first answer. the dow showed more fight, but medvedev is part of a new than a generation. here were he was with plenty of his own replies, taking the first set on a tie—break. recovering from injury, did he really had the stomach for this? the second set showed he had all that was required. the match was level once more. into a third set, the contest is now impossible to judge. medvedev the first to make his move, 5-1 medvedev the first to make his move, 5—1 up, match point. here, natal returned, forcing another tie—break. the tightest of margins, none more so the tightest of margins, none more so than the final point. a second look set this without, and rafael
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nadalfor now look set this without, and rafael nadal for now stay in. any lingering questions answered by the world number one. and watching on for us at the 02 arena was sue barker and the bbc tv team. what a match we had, an absolute classic. it had it all, a real roller—coaster. classic. it had it all, a real roller-coaster. the quality, all three sets were great, but the first two, a conscious, medvedev was able to come out in that first set tie—break. you were wondering how rafael nadal would respond. he maintained momentum into the third set, so we are watching and wondering how it will unfold, and no one really expected medvedev to jump out of that 5—1 lead. as was the case with rafael nadal, he would never give up. he is the ultimate competitor, and when he gets a sniff, it is hard to get away. once us sniff, it is hard to get away. once us to serve, it was just one break,
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you felt momentum was coming natal‘s way, and rafael nadal won 18 of them, and once they got back on level terms you felt like he would be able to finish it off, but it had to go into third set tie—break. serving for it twice was the key. yes, but in those service games when he served a match, he was definitely below 50%. when you get into the baseline exchanges, we all know that nadal is one of the strongest baseline payers in the game. that means that nadal are still in contention for lifting the trophy. it was quite an afternoon. sophie hahn has another gold medal at the world para—athletics championships after winning the t38 200 metres she broke her own world record by a hundredth of a second
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in dubai after doing the same in the t38100 metres yesterday. she has now successfully defended both titles she won at london 2017. but kadeena cox missed out on a medal finishing sixth and talked afterwards to our reporter kate gray about her struggles with an eating disorder. it alljust got a bit overwhelming for me, before even realised, and it's unfortunate, but it's part and parcel of having a eating disorder, i guess! people who don't know you might wonder why you decided to keep competing. what is your motivation, and has a crush in mind that this isn't the best environment for you to be in? i guess it has crossed my mind, but! to be in? i guess it has crossed my mind, but i think the one thing that is always there is the fact that i love it. so, i'm never going to step away from it. you feel like this is
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something you will just away from it. you feel like this is something you willjust have to keep dealing with overtime? you willjust have to learn to cope with in whatever way you can? definitely. i wa nt to whatever way you can? definitely. i want to be back on top! i want my title back. i do it all because i love the sport, so it's something going to have to deal with, another hurdle, and hopefully i will get there. eddiejones says the rugby world cup final loss still goes through his head — the england coach has been speaking to the bbc today — ahead of him taking charge of the barbarians against fiji at twickenham this saturday. it goes through your head all the time. you got to go forward now, and it's done and dusted, and we will learn from what happened in that final, but the next thing is the most important thing we will do, and for me, it is catching the barbarians. it's what we do


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