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tv   Sportsday  BBC News  January 17, 2017 6:30pm-6:46pm GMT

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hello. this is bbc news. the headlines. the prime minister has made her first major speech outlining her strategy for leaving the eu, and announced that she wants britain to leave the single market after brexit. not partial membership, associate membership, or anything that leads us membership, or anything that leads us half in, half out. scotland's first minister nicola sturgeon has accused the prime minister of taking the extreme option. it is clear she wants to take the uk offa it is clear she wants to take the uk off a hard brexit cliff edge with the the direction is not driven by the the direction is not driven by the best interests of the country. the inflation rate hits a two and a half year peak — largely due to higher prices for fuel and food and the fall in the pound. the libyan man who claims that british agents took part in his kidnap in 2004 — has been given permission to take legal action. in a moment it will be time
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for sportsday but first a look at what else is coming up this evening on bbc news. i will speak to shallow brexit secretary keir starmer. —— shadow brexit secretary. from 7 o'clock, we'll have ongoing coverage of theresa may's speech on brexit — including reaction from westminster and brussels. what does the brexit blueprint mean for british businesses? i'll be discussing the potential implications with the federation of small businesses at 7.30. and at10.1i0, we'll look at tomorrow's main headlines in the papers. that's with this evening's guests — media commentatorfrom the telegraph, neil midgley, and the former labour advisor and comedian ayesha hazarika. that's all ahead on bbc news. now on bbc news it's time for sportsday. hello, i'm 0lly foster,
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these are our sportsday headlines this evening. wales make alun wynjones captain for the six nations and warburton has to fight for his place. konta is one of 5 british players into the australian open second round, the most in 30 years in melbourne. and it's a big night in the fa cup...six third round replays, including non league lincoln looking to shock championship ipswich once again. evening. we told you last week that this was going to happen. wales interim head coach has made alun wynjones his captain for the six nations and after a record 49 caps as skipper, sam warburton is going to have prove that he deserves
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a place in the side. also in the 36 man squad are 7 uncapped players. tomos dafydd reports. he led his country for the last time, after six years in the job, sam warburton was my place in the side could be under more pressure than ever before. his captain once the flanker to focus on his form and fitness and concentrate on securing a starting place. so was he pushed oi’ a starting place. so was he pushed ordid he a starting place. so was he pushed or did he relinquished the captaincy. i spoke to sam and he agreed the best decision was that ultimately he needed to concentrate oi'i ultimately he needed to concentrate on his own game. his replacement is an experienced player with more than 100 caps, alun wynjones has led his country five times before, today it emerged that warren gatland on duty with the lines was involved in the
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decision. winger keelan giles was not picked. he will not be risked having injured his hamstring at the weekend. so an opportunity for ashton knew it from the dragons and the scarlets stefan evans, there are included for the first time. as is flanker thomas young, coached by his father, at wasps. his performance for the aviva premiership side impossible to ignore. he has played in the side that is playing full of confidence and self belief, scoring tries for fun. thomas has been a huge part in that. the players will gather on the training pitches next monday to begin their preparations for the six nations. their campaign begins in rome against italy on february the 5th. the last time in the six nations championship on the best leadership, they were the winner. but some fans have called for more exciting style of rugby and thatis for more exciting style of rugby and that is worth discussing especially
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this year when the teams will be rewarded with bonus points for scoring more tries. staying with rugby union, sale have suspended one of their players tom arscott, claiming that he passed on tactics and team information to his brother luke, a bristol player, before the two teams played other just over a fortnight ago. they want the rfu to investigate. patrick gearey reports from bristol's training ground. it centres around the game between sale sharks and bristol on new year's day, a game that bristol were losing but they came back to win by a single point. sale complaint to the rfu about one of their own players, tom arscott, placing confidential team information to his old club bristol and in particular his brother luke who still plays for bristol. tom arscott has been suspended by sale since the 11th of january in the dash and the rfu are investigating. today both clubs have their say on the matter. we got a
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complaint from senior players in the clu b complaint from senior players in the club that one player was passing information over before the game. i had to deal with it in the form —— in the formal way and by doing that we had to inform the governing body of our decision. it is unprecedented i think of our decision. it is unprecedented ithink in of our decision. it is unprecedented i think in most sports, there is a trust element which has been put into question by the players and they have come to me with that. tom and luke arscott met on new year's eve of the team hotel, which is not unusual, for families living in different parts of the country to meet up. however following a conversation between the brothers nothing was said or passed to the coaches of any sporting value. nor did it change the strategy with which we approached the game in any way or form. when he spoke to us earlier bristol coach mark tainton said he had not been contacted by the rfu or by sale sharks and this was a source of some frustration. he was a source of some frustration. he was also frustrated that this is
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overshadowed the recent upturn in form of bristol. they're still bottom of the premiership but sale sharks have lost their last ten in all competitions and their one club that bristol might hope to catch at the bottom. it adds a layer of intrigue. there are five british players through to the second round of the australian open for the first time in thirty years. johanna konta, heather watson and kyle edmund all came through their opening matches in melbourne. nick parrott reports. success down under has been a rare sight for british tennis fans but there are now witnessing a strength and depth that has not been seen for 30 years. johanna konta seems determined to right way into the record books. last year she became the first british woman to reach an australian open semifinal since 1977 with sue barker. the nine seed, her desire clear to see as she cruised past kirsten flipkens in straight sets. i was prepared to stay out as
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long as i needed to but again there was a tough first set with not much in it and i wasjust happy to be able to put my foot on the pedal a bit. and alsojust manage ruby well the difficulties the match presented. that performance inspired heather watson. a year ago she went out to the first round and 12 months later she is made of sterner stuff battling hard for two and a quarter hours before she became the former us open champion sam stosur. just so positive for british tennis, we are spurring each other along and when i had the results yesterday it motivated me. i did not want to be the one to lose. i think it's brilliant. and not just the one to lose. i think it's brilliant. and notjust the women improving, kyle edmund limped out of the first round last year with a cramp but the 20—year—old has worked on his fitness and he saw off his opponent in straight sets.|j on his fitness and he saw off his opponent in straight sets. i had a great season with andy and he is
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trying to get better and so am i, it is great to learn and get advice from him. at the end that they were just trying get better. it is definitely a positive that more british players are doing better. ultimate success in australia will be far harder, andy murray has lost five finals in melbourne and could face the early hurdle of a rejuvenated roger federer in the quarterfinals. what ifjohanna konta and will stimulate virginia wade, 45 yea rs and will stimulate virginia wade, 45 years ago cabaye she might have to get past serena williams in the last eight. —— ifjohn conteh was to emulate virginia wade. andy murray's next match starts at around 9.30 tomorrow morning our time — he takes on russia's andrey rublev, who's spent the day sparring in a melbourne boxing ring, in preparation. 19—year—old rublev is the son of a former professional boxer and one of the most promising young players on the tennis circuit.
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i have never played him but i've seen them play and he really goes for it. i guess i will get a better idea of how good he is when i play against him. but he is one of the better up—and—coming youngsters. and he has got a bright future. i will need to be ready because he takes a lot of chances out there and he goes for it. there are six fa cup third round replays tonight. non—league lincoln city are hoping to cause the biggest upset when they play championship ipswich town. the first match finished 2—all — this match is on bbc1 tonight, a five past 8 kick—off, simon clark is at sincil bank for us... this is the match the bbc has chosen as their feature on bbc one tonight. you can see preparations going on behind me. lincoln city might be non—league but gave a really good account of themselves in that first match which ended 2—2. now they're back on their own manner, could the
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imps spring a surprise. we have the highest possible standards and we do not deal with external pressure, the internal pressure is always greater. so we're looking forward to it and looking forward to being on the bbc with a worldwide audience. we have all been involved in football from a young age and just because the cameras are here it does not change anything. they should've won the game, they had the chances, we got lucky the goal from 30 yards. he keeps doing it on a regular basis now. so we have got the draw and we need to go and play it again. both teams are looking forward to playing in the fourth round but sadness is in the fourth round but sadness is in the air because lincoln city are remembering one of the former managers graham taylor who died last week aged 72. but he took lincoln
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city to a record—breaking promotion backin city to a record—breaking promotion back in 1976. it was that promotion that brought him to the attention of watford, and he subsequently went there in his career. he will be remembered by applause before the game and the flag of lincolnshire will fly at half—mast. another non—league side sutton, have plenty of history when it comes to springing a surprise in the cup. it was goaless at gander green lane against afc wimbledon, chris slegg is at kingsmeadow for the replay. the clubs have been involved of the greatest shocks in fa cup history. and the spirit is very much geared kingsmeadow. sutton united famously knocked out top—flight coventry in
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1989. since then they have not been round to the fourth round. they're making a decent fist of the first season back in the national league, currently at 15. but a couple of divisions below our wimbledon, playing in league 1, the highest level since being reformed in 2002. they have not reached a fourth round since that we formation. a lot of money is at stake tonight as well, almost £70,000 in prize money. and £144,000 windfall from tv money because the fourth round tie at home for championship high—flyers leeds has been selected for live television coverage. so plenty at sta ke television coverage. so plenty at stake here in south london tonight. and you can see all the fa cup goals as they go in, on the bbc sport website. yaya toure has turned down the chance to earn 430—thousand pounds a week with a chinese club. he's chosen to stay with manchester city, after an approach from a club in the chinese super league.
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toure is out of contract at the end of the season and is hoping to secure a transfer to another british side. swansea city have signed midfielder tom carroll from tottenham for a fee thought to be about four—and—a—half million pounds. carroll is a spurs youth product, but he's made only three appearances this season. swansea have also signed defender martin 0lsson from norwich. and manchester city are considering an appeal against bacary sagna's 40—thousand pound fine for the comments he made on social medial. the fa says he questioned ‘the integrity‘ of referee lee mason, who sent off a city player in their 2—1 win against burnley. he posted "10 against 12".. but still fighting and winning as a team". scotland women's head coach anna signeul will step down after this summer's euro 2017 finals. signeul has managed the side since 2005 and has led them to their first major tournament. her next role will be head coach of the finland national side. british athletics say they're confused as to why david weir has used social media to criticise them today. the six—time paralympic champion
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voiced his frustration with the governing body saying he doesn't want to race for his country again. weir wrote "i have been let down again. today is the day i officially retire from gb i will never put a shirt on again. thanks british athletics. what a joke."


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