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tv   Sportsday  BBC News  December 18, 2016 7:30pm-7:46pm GMT

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laughter prince harry looks in his element as he helps out in a centre teaching life skills to young people affected by hiv. it is run by a charity he co—founded ten years ago in the small south african state of lesotho. sentebale have helped more than 21,000 people, many of them teenagers. and harry's clearly passionate about its work. hiv/aids is the number one killer of adolescents across sub—saharan africa. because kids don't take their drugs? lesotho is an example. you have a bunch of kids who have no idea about hiv. they are not allowed to talk about it. and now that we have the drugs and pills to be able to give these kids a healthy, happy long life, yet we're not educating them or empowering them to make their own decisions. harry first visited africa in 1997, not long after his mother's death and he says he still feels a connection to the continent. i think the first time that i went to africa, i was tiny. i think i went with my dad
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to a spice girl concert injohannesburg? for me, personally, it is an escape. not only have i found that escape but i have found a way to try and use the name and the position for good. in recent weeks, harry's relationship with actress meghan markle has placed him firmly in the media spotlight once again. he says, in the past, he resented his position and wanted to bury his head in the sand. now, though, he's excited to be able to use his profile to help those less fortunate. prince harry in africa will be broadcast on itv at 9pm on monday. now, the weather. fog will last through the evening
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into tomorrow morning. dense patches are possible, so watch out that if you're travelling. is a weak weather system in the north west. some dense patches are possible. watch out for that if you're travelling. a week weather system approaching the far north west of the uk, into the western isles initially we will see outbreaks of rain heading in. plenty of cloud around. you could get isolated pockets of frost as temperatures dropped close to freezing. plenty of cloud to start monday morning. a bit patchy rain could feed into parts of the east and south—east of england. the weakening weather front taking spots of rain southwards. a few brighter skies heading in late in the day behind that. top temperatures for the most part in single figures around 5—9dc.
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a frosty start to tuesday. the weather turning much more unsettled and active from midweek. hello. this is bbc news. the headlines: the evacuation of civilians from eastern aleppo is hit with another setback, as buses which were due to help people leave two pro—government villages north of the city were set ablaze. the trade secretary, liam fox, says britain could remain a member of the eu customs union after brexit. the leader of the rmt has denied that the union is using the dispute with southern rail to take on the government. thousands of commuters have been
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affected by the strike action over who should control train doors. personalities across the sporting world are celebrating this year's sports personality of the year tonight, with a record 16 contenders being shortlisted for the final award. now on bbc news, sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday. i'm james pearce. 0ur headlines this evening: crisis? what crisis? manchester city beat arsenal to go second in the premier league. yet another good day for india against england. the tourists‘ chances of winning the fifth test are fast receding. and an upset in the european champions cup as scarlets hold on to secure a famous victory over toulon. good evening.
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news of a very important victory for manchester city in the premier league. they came from behind to beat arsenal 2—1 at the etihad stadium, and are now seven points behind the leaders, chelsea. here's tim hague. as christmas gifts go, this match is certainly one you'd want on your list. manchester city against arsenal, two teams and two managers desperately chasing chelsea. with that in mind, things unsurprisingly got physical very quickly. no kissing under the mistletoe for theo
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walcott and kept the broiler —— kevin de bruyne. arsenal were ahead, but it shouldn't have been the case for long. raheem sterling somehow put the ball wide, and that was as good as it got for city in the first hour. in the first half. slow out of the blocks, you could say. unlike the christmas pudding, the home side found their feet straight after the break, leroy sane slotting them back into the match. the keeper saved his side more than once, but there was nothing he could do to stop sterling. he made up for that miss earlier in the best way possible. city were the victors in a match that you want on your list unless you are an arsenal supporter. they were lucky in the first half. it was a good game for everybody. it was quite similar to chelsea. with chelsea, we didn't win, and today we did. we created chances. we have problems with important
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players not being there for a long time. i am so happy. we had two offside goals. i believe there is not going on the moment that is not serious. it is unbelievable, but every time the decisions go against you, and unilaterally. spurs are now only a point behind arsenal, in fifth place. they beat burnley 2—1 at white hart lane. like manchester city, spurs also had to come from behind. danny rose scored the winner 20 minutes from time. earlier ashley barnes had given burnley the lead before dele alli equalised for spurs. the final score spurs 2, burnley i. always, the premier league
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is hard to win games. today we knew burnley is a team that fight a lot, run a lot, every ball, they are ready to challenge. i think the team played in a very good way. i think we deserved the victory and i am pleased with that because it was a difficult win. in the lunchtime match, southampton came from behind to win the premier league's south coast derby 3—1 at bournemouth. jay rodriguez was the man of the match, with two goals, his second a contender for goal of the month. joe lynskey watched the match. bournemouth have spent much of their existence looking up at southampton. it wasn't long ago they were four
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divisions below them. they went into this match level on points. bournemouth were determined to leap above their opponents. nathan aki was leaping on the end of a cross within five minutes, his third goal of the season, putting the cherries front. fraser forster got hold ofjosh king's effort, just. that may have been what stirred southampton into life. it took a moment of individual brilliance to pull them level, from their fullback. ryan bertrand's shot finding the corner. that set up a second—half to be defined by one player. jay rodriguez has waited a while for his run in the team. this was just his second premier league goal since 2014. he has had to battle through injuries, but they are worth it for moments like this. an extraordinary shot provoked an extraordinary reaction. southampton claimed the local bragging rights on a day that came to be all about jay rodriguez.
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aston villa's improvement in form continues. they moved to within six points of the championship play—off places with a hard—fought 1—0 win over queens park rangers at loftus road. it was a mixed day for the villa striker, jonathan kodjia. the 11 million—pound summer signing won and then missed a first half penalty, which was saved by the rangers keeper alex smithies. but kodjia did make amends for that miss with the winning goal 15 minutes from time. villa stay in 13th place, while rangers are in 19th. they've lost their last five games. england's hope of a consolation victory in the fifth and final test against india are looking very slim. india batted all the way through the third day in chennai closing on 391—4. that's 86 behind england's first innings score, with rahulfalling just one run short of a double century. henry moeran's in chennai for us.
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the first two days of this test match dominated by the batting and scoring a77 on a surface that is placid, offering little opportunity to bowlers. do was look like without they would offer more of the same, england looking to eat into india's first—innings total. the day was dominated by a batsman who finished with a disappointing end to his run close our milestone. close to a milestone. there has been little to sing and dance about her england. india's motto could have been, anything you can do, we can do better. england had mustered a respectable 477. rahul and pa rthiv patel set about the lead. there was some style from patel.
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he provided some relief to england into the hands ofjoss buster. —— jos buttler. rahul swatted his way to a fourth test 100, completed fittingly by an england misfield. it was desperate stuff from cook's men. attention started to wonder. not many wickets were falling. england's frustration became plain to see. rahul rattled 7 it would seem not. he cruised past 150 and that 199 looked certain to make a double century, the player —— before playing a dreadful shot. he had recorded the biggest opening score against england ever. england had to work hard for breakthroughs today. they once again followed the pattern we have seen
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over the course of this test match runs scoring... england were full of praise for the efforts of rahul, fell one short of his double century. he played really well. he took his time, calculated his runs quite well, then took risks when he needed to. i think it was some brilliant bowling to throw a slow, wide one. not many people on that score would leave that alone. credit to rash for doing that. so far, this batting surface as given little opportunity to the bowling side. india hope to close the lead that england have set. england will be hoping that if they can take early wickets that the pressure will be on the home side and it can be england that pick up the consolation victory.
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on to rugby union, and there's been an upset in the european champions cup. scarlets survived a tense finale to hang on and beat toulon by 22 points to 21. leigh halfpenny missed two late penalties for the french team. jack skelton has the details. a mismatch in european pedigree as leigh halfpenny returned to his home country. that powell was apparent in the huge and astute centre. scarlets proved to be the centre of excellence in the first half. at the parks with the break, scott williams with the finish. not so easy for gareth davies. an agonising drop when the host could have been out of sight. halfpenny kept his side in touch by half—time, but the fans
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demanded more. the wales star duly obliged. halfpenny closed the gap to one, yet the three—time european champions made three mistakes. one final chance for the welsh man to break welsh hearts, but no. saracens and sale, who are in the same pool as scarlets, got underway at 5.30. they were made to work for their 26-10 they were made to work for their 26—10 victory. there was a cagey opening to the game. they got a narrow advantage with this huge second—half kick. sale defended


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