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tv   Sportsday  BBC News  November 17, 2019 7:30pm-7:46pm GMT

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hello, this is bbc news. the headlines: sources close to prince andrew have told the bbc he stands by his decision to be questioned on newsnight about his links to a convicted paedophile. now, lawyers call upon him to give evidence. whether a person is a prince or a pauper, if anyone has evidence or information that might be relevant to an investigation of a criminal case, that person should provide it. in the election, the conservatives promise all migrants will be treated equally after brexit — regardless of where they come from. the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, refuses to confirm whether or not free movement of people from the eu will be included in their general election manifesto. police and protestors clash in hong kong — after a university campus is occupied. tributes to a chronicler of the swinging 60s — the photgrapher terry
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o'neill has died. now on bbc news it's time for sportsday. hello and thanks for your company on sportsday. i'm ben croucher. these are your top stories. a four star showing in kosovo as england round off their european qualifiers with a comfortable win. it was a record breaking day in the wsl — with arsenal beating spurs in front of nearly 40,000 fans. saracens‘ champions cup defence starts with a heavy defeat in france to racing 92. also on sportsday this evening: it's the final of the atp world tour finals. will it be dominic thiem or stefanos tsitsipas crowned
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champion for the first time? and will lewis hamilton get to keep his third place at the brazilian grand prix after a manic end to the race in sao paolo? hello and welcome to sportsday. england have signed off their euro 2020 qualification campaign with a comfortable 4—0 win over kosovo. they had already booked their place in next year's tournament before the game but the win assures them one of the six top seeds for the draw at the end of the month. austin halewood reports. since the draw was made this was the moment they've been waiting for. the intervention of british troops during the kosovan conflict is fresh in the memory and the appreciation
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was clear to see. with qualification already in the and took their to settle. raheem sterling back in the tea m settle. raheem sterling back in the team with the best of few chances. the start to get more defenders than it should have before he tucked away his first international goal. england ahead but far from their best. sloppy mistakes hardly impressing the manager. in the second half they were still of their game until a late flourish flattered the score line. a tap in from close range. marcus transferred providing the best bit of quality in the match to put the result beyond any doubt before the first international goal for mount made it four. 0n before the first international goal for mount made it four. on a night the people of kosovo would remember for yea rs the people of kosovo would remember for years to come back for england performance they will like to forget.
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defending european champions portugal also assured themselves automatic qualification for next year's tournament. they beat luxembourg 2—0. cristiano ronaldo is nowjust one goal shy of 100 for his country. you don't score 99 without the odd poacher‘s finish too. he'll have to wait until at least march before he's able to bring up his century. a record 74.2 thousand people attended matches in the women's super league today on the first fa women's football weekend. four of the games were held at stadia where the men's teams normally play. more than 38,000 were at the tottenham hotspur stadium where arsenal beat spurs 2—0. this one was watched by michael redford. the first official women's football weekend and a record crowd for the first ever north london derby in the women's super league. a chance for many to experience top flight football, a new stadium and the importance of bragging rights. although the excitement may have been too much for some. arsenal are the defending champions, the league is their territory. they're not used to
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having noisy neighbours. it showed, graham missing not once but twice, to give tottenham the first half lead. they were nearly made to pay for it before the break. mccabe inches away from her first goal of the season. arsenal captain little making the breakthrough. arsenal weathered the storm and were on the front foot. a gift for one of the best strikers in women's football. it was enough to secure victory and it meant arsenal stamped their authority on north london once again. manchester city enjoyed the biggest win of the day, beating west ham 5—0 at their usual academy stadium home. england international georgia stanway scored two first half goals but was later sent off. ellen white also got her first in the league for city — who stay second. i thought it was a good performance. i thought we asked the players to be clinical. i thought in the birmingham game before the international break
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we probably had the same performance, but the game was 1—0, up until70 minutes, so to be 4—0 up at half—time and to have created and took the chances, i thought the performance was excellent, but then the effort and endeavour at 5—0 to continue to make sure we didn't concede was really pleasing. chelsea remain top of the superleague after a marin mjelde penalty gave them a 1—0 win at home to manchester united. nearly 5,000 watched them at kingsmeadow — a record for a women's ground. brighton beat birmingham 3—0. reading drew with bristol city whilst at anfield everton won the merseyside derby i—0. into the second set now in the atp world tour finals between stefanos tsitsipas and dominic thiem. neither have lifted the end of season title before and with around £i.5 million to the winner
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there's plenty at stake at london's o2 arena. these are live pictures that you can watch right now on bbc two. tsitsipas is making his debut in the tournament full stop and saw off roger federer in yesterday's semi finals whilst thiem beat federer and novak djokovic in the round robin phase and then defending champion alexander zverev to make it this far. the first set went the way of thiem in a tie break. into the second set, tsitsipas a double break to the good. lewis hamilton could be stripped of his third place finish at a chaotic brazilian grand prix that was won by max verstappen. ferrari's sebastian vettel and charles leclerc had
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already taken each other out towards the end of the race. that brought out the safety car and on the first lap after the restart hamilton collided with red bull's alex albon. despite damaging his car he finished third behind verstappen and pierre gasly. but stewards are investigating the crash and hamilton could be demoted. a few other headlines for you this sunday: tommy fleetwood has won the nedbank challenge at sun city — after a dramatic play off win. he started the day six off the lead but a final round of 65 and a par at the final extra hole gave him his first win of the season. ahead of their two—test series, england drew theirfinal warm up match against a new zealand a side. jos buttler completed his century in the morning beforejoffra archer took three wickets for the touring side in new zealand's second innings. buttler says it should be an exciting series. there was a scary looking incident midway through the final race of the moto gp season in valencia whenjohann zarco, who had just crashed, was wiped out himself by the bike of another rider. he wasn't seriously injured. champion marc marquez won the race.
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0nto rugby union, where european champions saracens began the defence of their title with a humbling defeat at racing 92. with a domestic points deduction and large fine potentially looming, the 30—10 defeat will have done little to raise spirits. patrick gearey reports. saracens in happier times. this was may, they were european champions, their dominance undisputed. now, the picture is so much blurrier. the signs are that sarries will accept a domestic points deduction and massive fine for breaching the salary cap. in europe, only their opponents can hand out punishment. it still hurts. racing 92 were scoring the tries saracens never used to allow, but this wasn't saracens as we know them. what was once steel was breakable. thomas crashed through. was his right foot in touch? apparently not. this decision sarries had to accept.
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but it is notjust points in play, it is pride too. this week they promised they would not roll over. that would be an isolated incident. french league rules allow racing to spend on the best. they bulldozed to a bonus point. saracens‘ punishment means a relegation fight might be more important than a cup run. northampton saints began their european campaign with an impressive 25—14 win over the french league leaders lyon. wales fly half dan biggar was on form for them — but they held off a french fightback to seal the points. craig templeton had his eye on this one. second in the premiership against first in france. a match that was billed as a tough start to the european season for saints, but lyon's indiscipline and the boot of biggar meant an early lead.
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when it looked like the challenge from across the channel got going, a replay showed the ball was knocked on. no try. biggar had shown his skill with his feet. now, it was time for fast hands to put in hutchinson, who scrambled his way to the line. as a gentle reminder of biggar‘s kicking, how about a penalty from nearly 50 metres? no world cup hangoverfor him. a yellow card brought lyon back in to it. they capitalised within seconds, with a try. and there was another to the end, but it was too little, too late, and it is saints who are up and running with a win. well, let's give you some reaction to those two matches and more on reports that saracens might be accepting that punishment handed to them by premiership rugby a couple of weeks ago. 0ur reporterjames burridge was at franklin's gardens,
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where northampton beat lyon. a confident display to get their champions cup show on the road. pretty ruthless from northampton in the first a0 minutes. yes, that first half told us a lot about how northampton have been this season, a real attacking intent. moving the ball with pace and playing at a tempo lyon couldn't handle. put them in good stead for a lead at half—time, so a brilliant performance from them. plenty of headlines being made in the world of rugby, we are not expecting saracens to contest or appeal in any way this decision against their fine so it looks as if they will be taking the huge points deduction, the five million fine as well. chris, you are a former player, so it looks as if they will take it on the chin. what impact will that have on the squad? i don't think there was much room for manoeuvre, so i do think the playing group will bring
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them closer together and make them tighter, as we have seen them playing last week, they had a young side out and they managed to beat gloucester at gloucester. for the group they will be glad it is out the way. but if anything it will bond them together closer. for the premiership as a whole, it has set a precedent. it has been devastating. yes, the cap is there for a reason and we all want to play by it, it makes a competitive competition and that is the way we want it to be. it has landed on saracens' doorstep and they have dealt with it. hopefully we can move on making this league great and where it should be. thank you. we expect a statement from premiership rugby later in the week once the deadline has passed. staying with rugby and wales women haven beaten scotland away from home for the second time in eight months. 17—3 was the score at scotstoun. early tries from bethan lewis and lisa neumann set the tone. the welsh rarely looked troubled
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from then on as they followed up their 15—13 win over ireland last week. that's all from sportsday. we'll have more throughout the evening. it is 5-2 it is 5—2 in the second set in the tennis. now on bbc news, it's time for click. it's kind of hard to remember a time when we didn't have taxi—hailing apps. and when i say taxi—hailing apps, even though there are many more players out there, it is uber that comes to mind first. at its conception a decade ago, uber was really disruptive.
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i mean, the idea that you could have a taxi to you within minutes, it would know exactly where you were, you could see where it was and you didn't even have to have any money on you. i mean, it was revolutionary. the company grew at a rapid pace, becoming the highest valued start—up in the world. this without ever turning a profit. in fact, in the last three months alone, uber lost an eye—watering $5.2 billion. undeterred, uber continues to expand and has its name stamped onto many apps that provide different types of services — all part of the so—called "gig economy". now, it has faced a lot of backlash in many of the countries that it operates in, from taxi drivers who have been losing out because of the platform's aggressive pricing strategies, and from city authorities who‘ve raised concerns over workers‘ rights and passenger safety.


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