the sport, today in paris, may have just found its latest. today saw another impressive win for britain's alfie hewett, who has won his second french open wheelchair singles title. he beat belgiums joachim gerard in three sets, just 2a hours after winning the doubles title with gordon reid. exeter are on course for a domestic and european double after beating bath in their premiership semifinal. the chiefs will meet wasps at twickenham in the final later this month, after they beat bristol earlier. ben croucher reports. it's been a long wait but exeter are nearly there. a european final next weekend, premiership won there week at about. english rugby's new powerhouse budging their way past all before them in 2020. and if the
bodies, the ball, the binning of bath's betting, even when you can't see it can feel the force. but seems that they had nothing to fear taking on the top of the table side, they may have cause to reconsider after a nightmare afternoon which was only getting worse. a fifth straight appearance in the twickenham showpiece and well worth the wait. wasps haven't been there since 2017 when they lost to exeter, but seemed ina hurry when they lost to exeter, but seemed in a hurry in their semi against bristol. it took less than ten minutes to set the tone for their return. brute force work too, this try not as fashionable but no less enjoyable, wherever you are watching. for most onlookers, anyway. won after sacking their coach, languishing tenth in the table, wasps were now flying down the touchline is enough for the try line. for wasps, not long the touchline is enough for the try line. forwasps, not long to the touchline is enough for the try line. for wasps, not long to go now.
elswhere, ulster have beaten 0spreys 24—12 in the pro14 in swansea. ulster have had little success from their recent away games but at the break, they lead 10—6 with jacob stockdale scoring the only try of the first half. they dominated possession and were rewarded with two further tries from first marcel coetzee and then john cooney. no bonus point for either side. the women's premier 15 rugby season is under way in england after last season was declared null and void in april due to the pandemic. gloucester—hartpury got their campaign off to a flying start with a bonus—point win at home to exeter chiefs. this early score from kelly smith was the pick of the cherry and whites‘ six tries as they won 34—14. elsewhere, there were wins for saracens, loughborough and harlequins, who beat durham 103—0. it's been a day of mixed fortunes in formula 1. lewis hamilton's hopes of equalling michael schumacher‘s record
of 91 wins in tomorrow's eifel grand prix have been dealt a blow by his team—mate valtteri bottas, who's taken poll. and lance stroll will be missing altogether after falling ill. nick parrott has more. after the weather washed out friday, saturday was a day of comebacks at the nurburgring, formula 1 returning to this historic track after seven years away. and nico hulkenberg returned to racing point after five races away. he made itjust in time to replace the ill lance stroll but wasn't quick enough in the car and must start from last on the grid. there was comebacks at the sharp end too. so often on a saturday, valtteri bottas plays second fiddle to lewis hamilton. the briton was looking on course to claim a sixth—consecutive pole after setting the time to beat in his final run. but, boosted by his win last time out in russia, bottas was taming the nurburgring and took pole by a quarter of a second. it is such a nice feeling
when you get it on the last lap, and the last lap was spot—on, just i needed. i'm sure when i look at the data they will be plenty of time, he's 0.2 seconds ahead. congratulations to him. bottas will be hoping to again to delay a record—equalling win for lewis hamilton, but history shows the winner here usually starts from second. moto gp championship leader fabio quartararo says it feels special after claiming pole position for his home race at le mans. the 21—year—old frenchman left it late though, snatching the top spot from jack miller in the dying seconds. danilo petrucci completes the front row. it's the ninth pole for the yamaha rider and his first since the end ofjuly. england's tyrrell hatton takes a three—shot lead into the final round of the bmw pga championship at wentworth tomorrow.
he was one behind overnight, but an eagle and three birdies in his three—under 69 has taken him 14—under. i've been getting the thoughts of our golf correspondent ian carter who watched the third round unfold with hatton on top. a very good day for him. a 69, back to the top of the leaderboards, for grinding, very few really low score out there. a 66, 67 from horsey to move into a semblance of contention. but hatton is a world—class player i managed to keep a lid on his emotions are most of the time. he is just showing us time and time again just showing us time and time again just how good a golfer he is. that was out of the very top drawer in global standards. who get into the world top ten this week and showed us world top ten this week and showed us why with a 69 which is given a commanding lead into the final day.
quite a yearfor him, he had wrist surgery quite a yearfor him, he had wrist surgery last year, what would it mean for him to win at wentworth? he grew up close by and just knowing the course since a child. he has been coming here since he was five yea rs been coming here since he was five years old. i think he is enjoying being home, he has been in america to for eight months of this year. he played an interesting schedule so far, about to embark on a busy schedule through of the year, but the fact that this is at home, this is at wentworth, this would be the biggest title of his career globally he's won on the pga tour this year, he's won on the pga tour this year, he may be about to become a champion at wentworth. yet other players to think about, a pack of englishmen and shane lowry? larry to tap the best of days today, his rhythm seemed to be missing. i think the real danger men of the likes of patrick reid and tommy fleetwood.
fleetwood on thursday was four over paron fleetwood on thursday was four over par on his first nine holes, so he has been motoring back into contention and looked good today. the putter looked more secure and reedis the putter looked more secure and reed is a quality player, the highest ranked in the field and is knocking on the door if hatton slips up. a quick look then at the leaderboard going into the final round, hatton with a three—shot lead. 0pen champion shane lowry slipped to ten—under after a 7k, tommy fleetwood and patrick reed also share fourth with lowry — all four, shots off the lead. england's charley hull is eight shots off the lead on the third round of the women's pga championship in philadelphia. this birdie putt on the fifteenth at the aronimink golf club put kim sei—young into the lead. she's three shots clear of sweden's anna nordqvist. the south korean was runner up in this tournament five years ago and winning here would be her first major.
manchester united have gone top of the women's super league with a 1—0 win away to tottenham. the goal came from a corner taken by the american international tobin heath, millie turner was on target with the header. that puts united one point clear at the top of the table ahead of everton and arsenal, who play tomorrow. in the scottish league cup, hibernian had to come from behind to avoid an upset. the edinburgh side were trailing 1—0 at half—time away to cove rangers but two second—half goals saw them clinch victory to go to the top of group b. britain's alex dowsett has won stage eight of the giro d'italia to pick up the second grand tour win of his career. he rode away from a six—man breakaway group with 11 miles to go and used his time trial experience to stay clear and win the stage by over a minute. fellow briton matthew holmes was third. dowsett‘s win is the first at a grand tourfor the israel start—up nation team, who chris froome will bejoining next year.
portugal'sjoao almeida finished in the main bunch to keep the leader's pinkjersey. and ahead of today's stage, it was confirmed that british rider simon yates had pulled out of the race after testing positive for coronavirus. his mitchelton—scott team released a statement saying yates developed mild symptoms after yesterday's stage, and after two positive tests, he'll now be isolating. england's michael "venom" page has won the all—british bellator mixed martial arts welterweight bout against ross "the hitman" houston of scotland. the contest went the full distance in paris, with the judges giving page the victory by a unanimous decision, ending houston's unbeaten record. you can watch the rest of the night's action on the bbc iplayer. and that's all from sportsday.
good evening. definite autumn chill in the air today and they will be again tomorrow. but compared to today, there will be a few of those darkening clouds and downpours and that of course does mean where we saw a little bit of sunshine in between the downpours, there will be fewer in the way of rainbows around as well. but we have the moment is an area of low pressure still close by but moving eastwards. because of its proximity to us, we still have the showers around us, but because it is to the east of us, we are dragging our air down from the north. at that area of low pressure moves away slowly through the night, the showers will start to fade. particular inland as daytime heating disappears. a few showers continue — northern ireland, wales, southwest. showers most frequent across part of northern scotland, eastern counties of england. so you come inland where you get the clearest of skies,
the coldest of conditions. widespread temperatures into single figures. even a touch of frost in some sheltered parts of southern scotland and northern england. but tomorrow, a drier, brighter start for many and a much brighter and drier day. one or two light showers, particularly in the morning, for northern ireland, wales, and the south—west. maybe the north west midlands. showers continuing in the far north of scotland and down through these north sea coast. it is here where the breeze will be at its strongest throughout the day, so quite a cold feel. but further west, with lighter winds, much more sunshine around, although sunshine temperatures similar to today's values, it will feel a little less chilly. then as we go into sunday evening and overnight, after a clear start and a chilly start, temperatures will rise all went into this, the next approaching weather system of the atlantic. this will bring a different day again on monday compared to sunday. back to grey conditions. maybe a bright start towards east anglia and the south—east and brightening up in the far west later. but many others will see cloud, outbreaks of rain trundle across during the day and with it, a strengthening wind, too. so, on monday, with the lack of sunshine for many and that strengthening wind again, it will feel colder
than sunday will. and as we go, in fact, into monday night, our area of low pressure that brings that when front arts to develop even more to the east of the country, so the winds will strengthen. particularly cold down the north sea coast of scotland and england. outbreaks of rain was prevalent across england and wales. something a little bit brighter in scotland and northern ireland, only one or two showers. but it will be chilly. temperatures only around ten to 13 degrees for many. remaining lower than it should be for the time of year and it will stay chilly as we go through wednesday and thursday. there is a selection of us, the forecast, though, suggests it will be a little bit drier and brighter, though.
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