this is bbc news. the headlines. the uk's ambassador to the eu, sir ivan rogers, has abruptly resigned, with formal brexit negotiations due to begin in less than three months. the labour party says it's ‘deeply worrying,‘ but some have welcomed the news. clearly the wrong man for the job andi clearly the wrong man for the job and i only regret he did not go the day after the referendum. a police operation has ended with the fatal shooting of a man on the m62 in huddersfield. yasser yaqub died yesterday. the independent police complaints commission is investigating. there have been more arrests in turkey after the new year's eve nightclub shooting, but the gunman who killed 39 people, is still on the run. a man from west sussex has died after fighting islamic state
militants. he had joined the kurdish militia. in a moment it will be time for sportsday but first a look at what else is coming up this evening on bbc news. we'll have the latest from washington where congress is convening for its first session since donald trump's election victory. republicans ditch plans to reduce the powers of an independent ethics watchdog, after the president—elect questioned the move. the government's announcing events to mark the one hundredth anniversary of the battle of passchendaele — we take a look back at one of the bloodiest battles of the first world war. i'll be reviewing tomorrow's papers with pippa crerar from the evening standard and charlie wells from the wall streetjournal. that's all ahead on bbc news. now on bbc news it's time for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday — i'm damian johnson. ahead on the programme. mission accepted — former derby boss paul clement replaces bob bradley with the aim of preventing swansea from dropping out of the premier league.
the bull fight‘s over — former super league and world champions bradford go into liquidation after administrators reject last minute bids to save the club. and sir andy murray continues his preparations for the australian open this month with a first round victory over frenchman jeremy chardy in qatar. sir andy murray has extended his winning streak to 25 matches on the atp tour as he beat jeremy chardy in straight sets at the qatar open.
it was murray's first competitive match since becoming a knight in the new year's honours list. ben croucher watched the action. andy murray barely had a more simple first set. his opponent used to be ranked inside the top 30 but the frenchman managed just seven points inafirst frenchman managed just seven points in a first said that andy murray wrapped up in just in a first said that andy murray wrapped up injust 20 minutes. he was halted though in the second set with his opponent registering a game on the scoreboard. but andy murray matched with every shot. but his opponent refused to just fall over and forced a tie—break. he made it harder than necessary as usual but as usual andy murray eventually prevail. new year, new name, same old andy. world number 10 johanna konta has
continued her winning start to the season. she's through to the quarter—finals of the shen—chen open in china. the briton recovered from a set down and being a break down in the second to beat american varnia king. konta wrapped up the match in just over an hour and a half, 1—6, 6—3, 6—2. former super league and world club champions bradford bulls have been liquidated after the club's administrator rejected a bid to save them. the bulls entered administration for a third time in five years in november. they won four super league titles, before being relegated to the championship in 2014. despite the liquidation, the bbc understands that a new incarnation of the club will be in the championship this season, but with a i2—point deduction. players and staff should have been paid at the end of the month but did not and we look forward to being paid tomorrow at the conclusion of
positive talks. i do not know where that leaves everyone, but at the moment we are all short of money. after the last time it was going to ta ke after the last time it was going to take the club forward, it was probably just chasing take the club forward, it was probablyjust chasing the dream too much and not having the finance to back it up with. the previous owner invested a lot of money but not enough. and the club has suffered and not winning the million pounds a couple of years ago was the nail in the coffin. eddiejones says dylan hartley will captain england during the six nations — as long as he proves his fitness. hartley is currently serving a six week ban for striking but will be back in time for england's opening game against france. he is doing everything right as captain at the moment, a prerequisite is to be very fit and not playing games means that he has got to undergo a very stringent fitness programme. he is doing that
and putting himself in the best position to continue as captain. gb taekondo say they ‘had reservations‘ about double 0lympic champion jade jones taking part in the channel a programme thejump. jones receives funding from uk sport and is due to take part in the taekwondo world championships later this year. gymnast louis smith and paralympic cyclist and athlete kadeena cox are also taking part in the series, which involves competitors learning to ski jump. last year several participants were badly injured. gb taekwondo says it has has held "extensive" talks with jones about the risks involved. the new pdc world darts champion michael van gerwen says there‘s been no better player than him in the sport. van gerwen beat gary anderson to win his second pdc title last night. he‘s been speaking to our sports correspondent, joe wilson. it is not for me to judge but it is not for me tojudge but i believe there is not many better. statistically i wonder if there are
any because when you play at your best there has never been anyone better. that is true. that is true. but outside that i think still fill is the greatest ever, what he did for diets for all of us, he made this happen that a lot of people could earn money with it. i think it has been phenomenalfrom the beginning until now how much more professional it gets. but we are pa rt professional it gets. but we are part of it and it takes time but eventually we get there. arsenal could go back up to third in the premier league tonight. they face bournemouth, as arsene wenger‘s side hope to keep the pressure on leaders chelsea. kris temple is at the vitality stadium for us. arsene wenger says the fixture has
been very uneven. 0ne arsene wenger says the fixture has been very uneven. one must have had some rest, but they know this evening that they need three points on the south coast —— south coast. we are going to a difficult place, bournemouth are difficult team to play. the good news isjack wilshire will not play but they still have enough good players to keep any team facing problems. while the bournemouth home form has been good, they have won five times here including against leicester, liverpool, but there will be without jack wilshire this evening. arsenal meanwhile have problems with mesut ozil and some others may be feeling the effects of the christmas schedule as well. another big game for the gunners as they try to keep pace with chelsea. you can keep across the action from all tonight‘s games — including stoke v watford —
on 5 live final score, which is on the red button and the bbc sport website. there‘s also full commentary of bournemouth against arsenal on 5 live. west ham have confirmed they‘re appealing against the red card received by sofianne feghouli, against manchester united, in their 2—0 defeat yesterday. referee mike dean gave him a straight red after a collision with united defender philjones. west ham manager slaven bilic said jones "made a meal" of the tackle by the algerian. feghouli is the fifth player to be dismissed by dean in the premier league this season. the fa have contacted manchester city full—back bacary sagna, following a post on social media after yesterday‘s match against burnley which read "10 against 12". city were down to 10 men after captain fernandinho was sent off. sagna has since deleted the post, and has until friday afternoon to respond to the fa. the former derby county boss
paul clement has been confirmed as the new manager of the premier league‘s bottom club swansea city. clement, who has been assistant to carlo ancellotti at bayern munich sincejune, replaces bob bradley who was sacked by the swans last week. ben price reports. the latter half of two dozen i6 the latter half of two dozen 16 has been one to forget. but for clement to become the third head coach at the club this season. i could've stayed as assistant at bayern munich and have come to a very challenging situation which excites me to do that. that is the attitude i want the players to have. it is a big task but can be done. before that the important thing is to focus on some of the smaller details regarding performances. having enjoyed moderate success as a non—league player, it is as a coach
that the career of paul clement has blossomed. he was appointed assistant manager at chelsea but carlo ancelotti as they went on to win the premier league probably alts —— that also work together at some of the biggest clubs in europe. they merged the likes of gareth bale and cristiano ronaldo. his solejob merged the likes of gareth bale and cristiano ronaldo. his sole job as manager in his own right ended in disappointment despite leading derby cou nty two disappointment despite leading derby county two play—off contention in the championship, he was shown the door last february. for clement was one of the contenders for the top job here back in october when bob bradley was appointed instead. he became the premier league‘s first american manager. but bradley failed to make an impact and swansea city remain rooted to the foot of the table four points adrift of relegation safety. but one former swa nsea relegation safety. but one former swansea city player believes that the new head coach still has time to put things right. it is now up to
four, he has to identify what kind of player he wants, the board have got to back him and the fans get behind him. at the moment there are four points away. a massive game this evening against palace, if they win that they're one point away from getting out of trouble. so no point in pushing the panic button yet. as the fans get the worst morning ahead of the journey for the match at crystal palace tonight, many are hopeful that clement is the man to turn their season around. he probably is the one present likely to take us back to the old swansea we re to take us back to the old swansea were playing so i'm hopeful. we need someone were playing so i'm hopeful. we need someone to give the boys confidence. we have got good players. but if you lose confidence it makes it much harder. hopefully he will do something and bring us some glory. keep us in this division. with the new head coach expected to be watching from the stands at selhurst park tonight, the players will be looking to impress. the faithful
will be keeping everything crossed foran will be keeping everything crossed for an important three points. australia batsman david warner created a piece of cricket history this morning — scoring a century before lunch, on the opening day of the third test against pakistan in sydney. warner tookjust 78 balls to get to three figures, and only four other players have ever managed to score a century in the very first session of a test. he was eventually out for 113, but matt renshaw rammed home australia‘s advantage. he‘s playing in only his fourth test. he was actually born in middlesbrough, but has lived in australia since he was 10. he‘s 167 not out at close of play, with australia on 365—3. that‘s all from sportsday. there‘ll be more sport here on bbc news throughout the evening. the headlines on bbc news:
britain‘s top diplomat to the eu, sir ivan rogers, resigns — he had been expected to play a key role in brexit talks. a man shot dead by police near the m62 in huddersfield has been named as mohammed yasser yaqub. a british man is said to have been killed in syria fighting with kurdish forces against islamic state militants. ryan locke had told his family he was going to syria on holiday. an update on the market numbers for you. here‘s how london and frankfurt ended the day. and in the the united states this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on: the unite union have said their article 48 hour strike amongst cabin crew at british airways starting a week today. british airways has
responded and said they are disappointed that the unite union has chosen once again to target the customers. the dispute is over pay. they say the company will plan to ensure that all customers travel to their destinations, mixed fleet unite, the section of british airways cabin crew who are going on strike, represent just airways cabin crew who are going on strike, representjust15% of cabin crew. more details to be published on friday january the 6th. so british airways responding they‘re saying that they will put contingency plans in place after the unite union in the dispute over pay with bosses have called a strike, 48 hours of strikes to begin a week today. britain‘s top diplomat to the european union has resigned. sir ivan rogers leaves hisjobjust months before the government is due