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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  January 18, 2017 1:45am-2:01am GMT

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i'm on @bbckasiamadera. time now for all the sports news, in sport today. hello, i'm chris mitchell and this is sport today, live from the bbc sport centre. coming up on this programme: not an ace start in melbourne for murray but his hunt for a first title there continues. he faces jeremy chardy in the second round. he is 2—0 up. and ghana get their africa cup of nations campaign off to a winning start. the action is under way on day three of the australian open. the world number one andy murray plays andrey rublev in round two on later on wednesday. the russian teenager, the son of a former professional boxer, is known as one of the most promising young players on the circuit.
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he came from a set down to make the second round and now faces the biggest game of his career so far. it'll be a challenge facing a player he know little about... he's a clear ball start her, he really hates it well, i'll get an idea of how good he is when i play against him but he's one of the better up—and—coming youngsters. he's obviously got a bright future. i'll need to be really aware as he goes for it. in the women's draw, the world number one and defending champion angelique kerber plays fellow german carina veethoeft. veethoeft is someone kerber has beaten twice at wimbledon before now she's and never dropped a set against her. yeah, i mean, it's the second round and i'm not looking too much about my opponents. i mean, i think she played a good
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match and i know her very well. i played her twice in wimbledon, last year and a few years ago, and i think it will be a good match, but for me it's important to go out there, playing my match again and not thinking too much about my opponent. venus williams, winner of seven grand slam titles, has beaten stefenie voegele in the rod laver arena right now. voegele has never gone further than the second round in melbourne. margaret court arena, elina svitolina beat the world number one at the beginning of the year and her good form continues she's is through to the third round in melbourne. fourth seed stan wawrinka takes on american stevejohnson later. fifth—seeded kei nishikori is playing france'sjeremy chardy on the hisense arena,
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their meeting has become an annual thing. they have played each other six times over the last six years and nishikori is getting the better of the frenchman. he is two sets up at the frenchman. he is two sets up at the moment. just one goal at the africa cup of nations again. egypt, bidding for an eighth title, were held to a goalless draw by mali but ghana managed to score beating uganda 1—0 in the opening round of group d. ed harry is in port gentilfor us. ghana arrived out of form to face a tea m ghana arrived out of form to face a team they fail to beat in their last six encounters but this tournament football, it's different and few know better than ghana what's expected and what's needed. their big names turned up, led by their captain asa big names turned up, led by their captain as a mother diane. he was fouled for the penalty to give them the lead after half hour —— asamoah gyan. but uganda never stopped
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attacking, food for thought for the ghana coach avram grant. i'm happy for the three points, we can play better but first half we dominated the game, second—half the result is more important than anything in a competition like this, we played to win the game. we created a few chances the few times we came to the box, we missed two or three good opportunities. but at the end of the day i'm happy for the winning. i think every game we will improve, that's what we need in a big tournament. in the late game, egypt and mali shared the points with a 0-0 and mali shared the points with a 0—0 draw. mali the brighter but the game notable for 44—year—old al had three coming off the bench, the goalkeeper becoming the oldest player in the history of the african cup of nations. internazionale are into the last eight of the coppa italia but it was hard work having gone 2—0 up inter
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were forced into extra—time by bologna at the san siro. jeison murillo opened the scoring with a stunning strike. argentina's rodrigo palacio made it 2—0 before bologna pulled one back, inter have been in great form of late, winning their last five serie a games. but they met resistance and ghana's godfred donsah scored bologna's equaliser sending the game into added time when italian international antonio candreva restored inter‘s lead. 3—2 it finished. inter will face lazio or genoa in the quarter—finals. six fa cup replays in england on tuesday. sunderland are out after losing to fellow premier league side burnley. ex—england manager sam allardyce enjoyed his first win as crystal palace manager as they beat one of his old clubs, bolton. their reward is a home tie against manchester city. defence in the key to success, that's how plymouth, a league two side in england, can beat premier league liverpool. the two sides meet in their fa cup
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replay on wednesday night and jurgen klopp, the liverpool manager, says plymouth have every right to concentrate all their efforts on stopping his team from scoring. they are allowed to defend with all they have because we are a premier league team and they are a league two tea m, league team and they are a league two team, that's how it is, so usually they play different. they area top usually they play different. they are a top team in league two. but to go to the next round, as a lower league team, you should concentrate on defence. it makes absolute sense. if they open up we will take it but i don't expect that actually. the real madrid coach zinedine zidane says his side must bounce back after their 40—game unbeaten run ended in dramatic fashion against seville on sunday. the european champions face celta vigo in the copa del ray on wednesday night and despite the defeat zidane insists he won't be trying to do anything different. translation: when we do something
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and we believe in it all, in all of it, and the players as well, which is the most important part of it, there is no need to change. of course you might think changes are possible but at this point i don't think i'm going to do much different. i haven't made changes. it often happens that you play your best golf when you haven't played for a while. no one knows why that happens! will tiger woods' return to the pga tour be a success? after more than a year out with injury, nobody knows of course. but sergio garcia, who opens his 2017 campaign at the singapore open this week is keen to find out. it's a big question. only he knows because of the problems he's had physically in the last three or four yea rs i physically in the last three or four years i guess, two or three years. he hasn't really played any golf.
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obviously he played at the end of last year and he showed some good things. struggled a little bit but it's normal when you haven't played competition for that long. so we'll see. it will be interesting to see however think goes and how he reacts and how he feels on the golf course. —— however thing goes. —— how everything goes. its becoming a challenge that some of the best in the world don't seem to be able to solve, how do you bowl to virat kohli? the indian batsman scored his 27th odi century at the weekend as his side chased down a target of 351 to win the first match against england. the second odi is on thursday, so do england have a plan for india's captain now? he's a number liveable player. we
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saw a lot of him in the test and the start of this one—day series has gone really well for him —— he's an unbelievable player. we've got plans for him and hopefully we can put it into practice in a couple of days time and hopefully it will work. all you can do is put the ball where you wa nt to you can do is put the ball where you want to do it and if he hits it for a boundary you hold your hands up and say it was a good shot. the other night it was a chance less innings and you have to hold your hands up and say it was a number leave a ball innings and say one, one that deserved to win the game. there's been another thrilling match the masters, one of snooker‘s most prestigious tournaments. hong kong's marco fu came from 3—0 down to beat the world number four judd trump. trump had been only one frame away from victory, but after drawing level at 5—5, a fluke from fu put him in contention to steal the win. he went on to secure his place in the quarter—finals with a break of 102. he'll play mark allen on thursday.
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and australia's neil robertson has a quarter—final against ronnie o'sullivan to look forward to after beating ali carter 6—3. robertson was trying to rack up a high score, knowing he'd won the match, but managed to snooker himself. you can get all the latest sports news at our website, that's goodbye. hello there. hopefully you like cloudy weather, because that's what's coming up in the forecast really through the rest of the week and well into the weekend as well. satellite picture yesterday shows the extent of the cloud cover. rather misty across parst of england and wales, warm for the eastern side of scotland for the time of year but cold with the sunshine across east anglia and south—east england and these conditions will persist for another few days. across the midlands into staffordshire we have misty conditions and that will continue to thicken up as well. so for wednesday morning expect a couple of fog patches over the hills of northern england,
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the pennines, the vale of york. one or two fog patches possible for the south—east of england as well. for many of us it won't be a particularly cold start to the day, with temperatures around 7—9 degrees, but it will be cold for the south—east of england. here, a sharp overnight frost with clear skies, fog patches and temperatures as low as —7. we're tapping into some of the cold airfrom the continent across the far south—east of england, otherwise we have high pressure in charge of the weather but we also have this weather front bringing a lot of cloud with it and the cloud will be thick enough at times on wednesday morning to bring occasional spots of rain or drizzle. the likely places to catch that across parts of north wales into the north—west midlands, cheshire, merseyside, greater manchester, these areas probably starting off quite damp. a lot of cloud for northern ireland and scotland. occasional spots of rain in the west. clear spells to start the day across eastern scotland. through the rest of day, where the front remains a slow—moving, if you are underneath this area of cloud it will stay with us all day. it will be a glorious day for south—east england. plenty of sunshine but it is cold
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and i hold out the prospect of some breaks coming along with the cloud across northern ireland and western scotland. it won't be solidly cloudy but, that said, they will be a lot of cloud around. temperatures reaching double figures in the warmest spots. on into wednesday night, another cold one coming up across southern counties of england. the tendency for the breaks on the cloud to extend across southern counties of england. that is where we will have the frosty weather overnight. further north, with the cloud cover, again, it is generally frost free with temperatures around 5—7 degrees. thursday starting on a dull and cloudy note, save for southern england, with the prospect of early morning sunshine, and staying reasonably bright through the rest of the day. temperatures under the cloud, 7—9 degrees, maybe ten in western scotland, and spots of rain coming from the cloud now and then. similar weather through friday into the weekend. we have to wait until next week before we see any significant changes in the weather pattern.
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that's your forecast. a very warm welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to our viewers in north america and around the globe. my name's mike embley. our top stories: president obama reduces the sentence of former us soldier chelsea manning, jailed for leaking classified documents. britain's prime minister spells out her goals for brexit. the uk will leave the european single market, but seek new trade agreements and aim to control immigration. china's president defends globalisation and insists there will be no winners in a trade war between washington and beijing. and something fishy: why one of the world's biggest markets is heading for a new home and not everyone's happy about it.
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