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woo! this is a lot of fun! though i promise you that you get sand in a lot of places karla's about to come down. she's standing up. she looks excited but a little bit nervous. you got it, karla! yeah! but before long, we're starting to get the hang of it. surfing music plays. this is a lot of work. pants. what's incredible, though, is when you come down, as the sand starts to avalanche, you can feel it shaking and reverberating underneath the board. it's very cool — it sings as you come down.
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we've got our final round from the very, very top — if — if i can — i can make it! let's stay here and take a break for a sec. and with that, my trip to kazakhstan is at an end. and what a ride it was. hello and welcome to sportsday — i'm gavin ramjaun. lots to come this saturday. 19 points clear and cruising. rangers get the better of rivals celtic, in the old firm derby. the dream duo get spurs back on track, with a comfortable win against leeds. and a landmark goal for son heung—min. and a sting in the tail for rugby union champions exeter. they're beaten by last season's
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premiership finalists wasps. hello and welcome to sportsday. plenty to bring you this saturday evening. we start with the old firm derby in scotland — and could the balance of power be shifting in the scottish premiership? rangers made it three wins in a row this afternoon against rivals celtic. and with that victory, moved 19 points clear at the top of the table. it was an emotional day in glasgow, with tributes paid to fans who lost their lives in the ibrox disaster 50 years ago. our sports news correspondent chris mclaughlin reports. in a city often divided by football, unity in remembrance. in 1971, a crush on a stairway left barriers crumpled, 66 men, women and children dead,
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and countless families in mourning. today's silence and a since—modernised ibrox could only be observed by players and staff. a new year of hope, yes, but coronavirus still dictates. when play started, it was celtic who set the early pace. there was no way past allan mcgregor, though. but the game changed after this, bitton brought down morelos, and his side's chances, as he was sent packing. the goal when it came shortly afterwards was scrappy. callum mcgregor shouldering the ball but not quite all of the blame. the damage had already been done. commentator: and that is that. mind the gap, celtic do have games in hand but it's 19 points clear for steven gerrard's side. so, a huge result for rangers, a big blow for celtic, but today, here in this city, it was about so much more than football.
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this was glasgow united — united in remembrance and in a determination that the 66 people who came along here 50 years ago to watch their team and never returned home, will never be forgotten. chris mclaughlin, bbc news, ibrox stadium. so confirmation of that result — rangers beating celtic 1—0. elsewhere aberdeen missed the chance to move within striking distance of celtic with a goalless draw against dundee united at pittodrie. hamilton academical are off the bottom of the table with a 3—0 win against motherwell. livingstone beat hibs by the same scoreline. while kilmarnock versus st mirren, and ross county against stjohnstone both ended 1 goal a piece. tottenham pulled themselves back in the hunt for the premier league title — with a 3—0 win over leeds, the victory moving them up to third, nowjust four points off the top. it was theirfirst league win in nearly a month, as ben croucher reports. the end of tottenham's bleak
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midwinter, as the frosty winter blown them down the table. a change of direction. steven bergwijn was too fast for ezgjan alioski. penalty, was it outside on the line? referee and var said penalty. harry kane said, thank you very much. and, a pinpoint pass, he and son heung—min are a potent combination. that deserves a hug. there is a prize if tottenham is third. it wasn't that it scored, more that it came from toby alderweireld. just. but watch, and the replays showed that his header had crossed the line as leeds‘s defence looked shaky. in the 92nd minute, matt doherty ensured moreno would have something to moan about. his second yellow card drew an icy reaction from his manager but did nothing to change the outcome. back into the top three, things for spurs are looking up. ben croucher, bbc news.
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so a comfortable victory for spurs and their managerjose mourinho, who felt his team did well to win against tough opponents. they are a team with very specific qualities that are very easy to understand but a very difficult to play against. so, we knew that was not going to be easy. we tried not to give them what they want. we tried to close the door to the situations where they heard people. and we tried to explore situations where we felt we could hurt them where we were fine. we had good mobility in attack, we run away from their men to men marking and we create lots of spaces and we could score more goals. elsewhere in the premier league, a stunning solo goal
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from eberechi eze, sealed a 2—0 win for crystal palace against bottom side sheffield united. jeff schlupp gave palace an early lead — before this fine effort from eze. taking the ball from his own half, evading several challenges before cooly slotting home against the hapless united defence. the win takes them up to 12th — sheffield united are 6 points adrift, and still after their first victory. elsewhere, brighton and wolves drew 3—3 in a cracking game on the south coast. brighton went ahead early but they were 3—1 down at the break. romain saiss heading in the first of wolves three goals. but the home side were much better in the second half. this equaliser from brighton captain lewis dunk enough to share the points. one more match in the premier league to come arsenal take on west brom with mikel arteta looking for his third win in a row after a poor run of form. and another thing to mention — the former spurs manager, mauricio pochettino — has been confirmed as manager of french champions paris saint germain. pochettino left tottenham just over a year ago with plenty of speculation on where the argentinian would move
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to since leaving spurs. pochettino was a psg player between 2001 and 2003 and has signed a contract to take charge untiljune 2022. wasps have handed reigning champions exeter their first premiership defeat of the season, beating them by 3a points to five. exeter paid the price for resting six of their international players. james gaskell and simon mcintyre both scored two tries, while lima sopoaga also crossed to add to his nine points with the boot for the bonus point win. sale ended their run of three straight defeats by beating bottom—of—the—table gloucester, 22—19. they trailed for much of the match at kingsholm until the 78th minute whenjosh beaumont scored their only try of the match. edinburgh beat glasgow 10—7 in the pro 1a. a tight match remanied scoreless for over an hour before jaco van der walt got edinburgh's first points on the board. a few minutes later the home side
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extended their lead, when magnus bradbury crossed the line. glasgow got a late try but 10—7 to edinburgh it finished elsewhere in the pro 1a. ulster survived a late fightback by munster, to maintain their 100% win record in pool a. ulster with a 15—10 victory. and zebre beat bennetton by 24—15 earlier on. england's cricketers are heading to sri lanka, for their two—test series, which starts on the 14th . and there's been a really impressive performance from one player not involved in the tour. dawid malan, the world's best t20 batsman, steered hobart hurricanes to victory in australia's big bash league, he top—scored with 75, as they set melbourne stars a target of 165. and the visitors fell 21 runs short. the big race of the day, the unibet tolworth hurdle at sandown, was won by the 7—4
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favourite metier ridden by sean bowen, and trained by harry fry, the gary stevens owned 11—year—old finished well ahead of shakem up‘arry. tile tapper was third. d'ernestjohnson is a running back from the cleveland browns. he's also a environmental campaigner and is playing this season in shoes or cleats decorated with pictures of animals from his home state of florida. the browns are bidding forjust their second play—off place this century, when they take on the pittsburgh steelers tomorrow. this first pair of cleats is the ocean conservancy, i teamed up with team ocean to do these cleats. the first cleat is along here a sea turtle, then it's blue to represent the ocean. this sea turtle is one of the most populous sea turtles in the united states, the so that's why i chose it for that one. this one is the florida panther. you can see it there. i chose that because growing up where i did, where i'm from, i grew up an hour away from
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big cypress nature reserve where the i chose both of these because they represent our environment and our wildlife. it's being out there in key west and seeing different types of animals and that's why i chose this here, the sea turtles. i also like turtles. those fish are important, just like us, the animals are important just like us. seeing a lot of plastic there and those animals can potentially eat that plastic and die from it and it is harming them. so that's why i chose 0cean conservancy. we need to do a betterjob of keeping our ocean clean. man, this is one of the biggest games that i've been a part of and i think some of my team—mates are going to be a part of. it's win or go home. if you win, you are in. if you don't, you are out. we are going to win, we want to make history and be able to go to the play—offs and celebrate with our fans, because they've wanted that for years.
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they haven't been to the play—offs since 2007 and it has been a long time coming. to suddenly have the opportunity to go out there and play against the pittsburgh steelers. like you say, win or go home. that's all from sportsday. see you later on. good afternoon. with the cold weather remaining for the rest of the weekend at least, the showers that are coming along are falling as snow over the hills, but even at lower levels, and so ice is a real concern because it is bitter out there. even with the sunshine, temperatures are barely reaching more than 3—4 degrees above freezing, and we have seen quite a number of showers around. so, under the cover of darkness, once again, temperatures will plummet. and it looks as if the showers will continue, as well, so that's obviously going to cause
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a hazard on the roads with the damp surfaces leading to ice. even in southern and eastern areas, we pick up a few more showers, so the widespread frost meaning it will be icy. quite harsh again in the north, perhaps a little lighter, the frost, further south, but nevertheless a frost, a cold start. slightly changing the distribution of the showers for tomorrow because we are picking up more of a north—easterly compared with the northerly today, and a bracing north—easterly as well, which will accentuate the chill. more showers in central and eastern areas. but cold wherever you are. the warnings are on the website.
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