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hello, this is bbc news with shaun ley. the headlines... talks between the eu and the uk have continued in brussels, with both sides warning they're unlikely
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to reach a post—brexit agreement by tomorrow's deadline. four royal navy patrol ships are being put on standby to help protect britain's fishing waters in the event of a no—deal brexit. the uk, china and india are among the countries to have made pledges to cut carbon emissions at a virtual climate summit. we are putting our foot to the accelerator, in a carbon friendly way of course, with a ten—point plan for a green industrial revolution. the us regulator authorises the pfizer biontech coronavirus vaccine. donald trump says it'll be rolled out immediately. and later tonight, anthony joshua defends his three boxing world heavyweight titles against kubrat pulev at wembley arena tonight. thank you very much for your company
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this afternoon. marianne will heat it might be here for seven. now it's time first sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday. i'm sarah mulkerrins. coming up... it's the first manchester derby since lockdown. no fans at old trafford and no fireworks yet with the teams deadlocked at the break. after 12 years away, the bears are back, but bristol's return to top european rugby ends in defeat as clermont show their class. it's max powerfor red bull as verstappen pips the mercedes drivers to pole for the season ending abu dhabi grand prix. and the countdown is on to the heavyweight fight of the year betweenjoshua and pulev at wembley later.
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welcome along to sportsday. let's start with the marquee fixture in the premier league this weekend. the manchester derby is underway at old trafford with united hosting city. less of a marquee first half. it's goalless at the break. kevin de bruyne with the best chance of the first half for city. earlier in the west midlands derby, there was late drama as aston villa snatched a stoppage time winner at wolves, while at stjames park, we had the fastest goal scored all season by miguel almiron in newcastle's win against west brom. it's there thatjoe lynskey starts his report. this has been a week in football only 2020 could bring. a covid
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outbreak postponed newcastle's last match up to tuesday their training ground was still close —— training ground. as they welcome west brom, they put it straight behind him. it's the best possible start! that was my gal are moron scoring and 20 seconds, i start predicted —— miguel. west brom need points. they lost their last match at home, but they drew level here. darnell ran in from the back post. 1—1, but newcastle called for someone both sides knew could score. gail was west brom's talks over two years ago. —— top scorer. defeat leaves the back stranded near the bottom. for newcastle, this week has brought a big result. it's well-documented, the we had. there were a few out there who are just recovering from
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there who are just recovering from the virus, so i can't... in a tough couple of weeks, they've stuck out and gota couple of weeks, they've stuck out and got a result, which is great. this is the tribute to an absent striker. fans raised seven and a half thousand pounds for a banner of human is. he's at home recovering from a fractured skull. there match at aston villa was drifting to a drawl. villa lost a leaf player when louise was sent off. with one man last, they still went forward. that contact would change where the points went in this west midlands derby, a penalty at the end perhaps they would need less encouragement to celebrate for villa, a victory at the neighbours as they move up the table. so, we've already heard about two derbies in the premier league, while in the championship, swansea came out on top in the south wales derby
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as they beat rivals cardiff 2—0. jamal lowe scored both the goals for the away side, with victory moving swansea into the automatic promotion spots. norwich remain top of the table following their 2—1 win at blackburn. hibernian are up to second in the scottish premiership after a 4—0 win at hamilton this afternoon. hibs remain a point ahead of aberdeen, who won 2—0 against bottom of the table ross county. st mirren and livingston also won. european cup rugby has returned for the new season this weekend. right now, dragons are hosting wasps, with the visitors 12—3 up early in the second half. earlier scarlets edged out bath, while sale were beaten away at toulon. and bristol are back in the champions cup for the first time since 2008, but opened their campaign with a loss. michael redford rounds up the action. a moment to rememberfor all associated with bristol's bears. 12
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yea rs associated with bristol's bears. 12 years away from the top level of european rug to be, this was the moment they returned. this season's european cup is different. it's shorter with more teams and less walls. the standard though remains as ever. bristol soon found out. just three minutes past when kothari scored. if this is meant to be a celebration, they did not get the message. two celebration, they did not get the message. two more celebration, they did not get the message. two more tries followed as the french side loved 2i—0 after 20 minutes. —— front side lead. six tries scored in the first half and six more would follow after the restart. this half, bristol struck early. the deficit was down to just eight points. but as bristol got close, three more tries scored including the french side easing to victory. not without a late bristol
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backlash. two more tries meant they secured a bonus point. bristol weren't the only english side to lose to the french opposition. sale's match ended in defeat as they we re sale's match ended in defeat as they were beaten by toulon. it put them into a 26—0 lead. sale showed fight with two tries of their own in the last last 15 minutes. but it was too little too late. bath's miserable run continues as they lost at home to scarlett. this try from kieran hardy and a late penalty ceiling eight 23—19 wind. ben spencer's effort was just short of the try line. eight european matches without a winfor line. eight european matches without a win for bath, run that stretches back nearly two years. let's take a quick look at some of the other headlines. england's matt fitzpatrick tapped in this birdie on the 18th to go joint top of the leader board
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at 11 under alongside patrick reed and laurie canter at the season ending race to dubai event. reed scrambled well. some lovely touches around the greens to stay in touch, and he looks determined to end the season as the european tour's number one player. in houston at the final major of the year, the us women's open, the best of the british out on the course right now is england's charley hull. she's one over, though six holes. that's seven off the lead ofjapan's hinako shibuno, who didn't get off to the best of starts bogeying the first hole. she's on six under. song for someone is now a contender for the champion hurdle at the cheltenham festival after winning the international hurdle at the same track today. at 6—1, he just beat silver streak in a photo finish. and world champion ronnie 0'sullivan is through to the final of the scottish 0pen snooker for the first time after beating li hang 6—4. he'll face either mark selby orjamiejones in tomorrow's final.
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it's taken the whole season, but finally there's a car on pole for a formula one race that isn't powered by a mercedes engine. red bull's max verstappen pulled off a surprise in qualifying in abu dhabi by beating valtteri bottas and lewis hamilton to the top spot on the grid. nick parrott reports. they've dominated for the last six yea rs. they've dominated for the last six years. lewis hamilton was hoping to go on to win for a third year in a i’ow. go on to win for a third year in a row. he missed will last weekend's race with coronavirus and although he said it was taking him time to get back into the swing of things, he talked through the time sheets in the first two sessions. would it matter in this final section, his mercedes team—mate got the better of
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him. not once but twice. thejoy mercedes team—mate got the better of him. not once but twice. the joy was short—lived. the red bull verstappen was behind them on the tracks, but in front of them by the time of the dutchman reach the chequered flag. in front of them by the time of the dutchman reach the chequered flaglj didn't expect to sit there, and very satisfying. to at least have one pole this year, very pleased with that. it's definitely been a difficult weekend, just getting back into rhythm, even though it's only a couple of weeks. itjust into rhythm, even though it's only a couple of weeks. it just felt like you lost let momentum and really struggled. but i still gave it my owi'i struggled. but i still gave it my own and congratulations to maxis. third goal of verstappen's career could threat —— should set up a thrilling finale. and silverstone is renaming its main straight in honour lewis hamilton's seventh world championship win. the section of the circuit where the starting grid and finish line are for formula one, will become "hamilton straight". it's the first time part
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of the track has been named after a driver. now finally, after all the buildup, the big night is here for boxer anthonyjoshua, as he gets back into the ring for the first time in more than a year. he'll put his three world heavyweight titles on the line when he fights the bulgarian kubrat pulev at wembley arena. rhia chohan looks ahead to it. 0ne one of the things i learned is that perhaps one should be a little more careful. not quite so brave. some advice from pulev. but anthony johnson and wife will be risking the tour when he puts his health on the line tonight —— anthonyjohn show i will be. he can't beat me, that we can't beat me. i'm too good. this fight was postponed in 2017, when pulev pulled out with an injury and
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the pandemic delayed it even further. british heavyweight white thinks the added years could cost pulev. this thing, i think his inactivity... it seems to be revamped and he's happy so i think it will be in the trial run. to witness the spectacle will be 1000 fa ns witness the spectacle will be 1000 fans are allowed in the arena for the first time since the first time. gavin watkins paid £400 to cheered onjoshua gavin watkins paid £400 to cheered on joshua with his gavin watkins paid £400 to cheered onjoshua with his son. gavin watkins paid £400 to cheered on joshua with his son. it's kind of last minute that we decide to go, but yeah, i got lucky. i think it will be a tough one, anything can happen. pulev has lost only once in 29 fights, while joshua happen. pulev has lost only once in 29 fights, whilejoshua stepped into the ring for the first time since his rematch last december. this is a better ajay. he's more mature, his rematch last december. this is a betterajay. he's more mature, he's a sensible and won't take the stupid
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risks he took in the past. i think he's in the best shape i've ever seen, both physically and mentally. tonight, there is more at stake than victory. and it showed in the way. pulev is fighting to fulfil his late father's wish, for his son to become bulgaria's first heavyweight world champion. forjosh step closer to a unification against tyson fury, the bout boxing fans are desperate to see. they are going to make to so much noise that if you close your eyes, you will think that 10,000 people are in there cheering ajay oi'i. people are in there cheering ajay on. i'm getting goose bumpsjust thinking about it. commentary of that is on radio 5 live from 10 o'clock. before we go, just to give you the latest from old trafford. it is still goalless. 56 minutes
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gone. now on bbc news, it's time for the film review. hello, and welcome to the film review with me, mark kermode, rounding up the best movies available to view in cinemas and in the home. back in 2016, denzel washington produced, directed, and starred in a screen adaptation of august wilson's stage play fences, earning a supporting actress oscar for violet davis,


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