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tv   Sportsday  BBC News  January 18, 2017 6:30pm-6:46pm GMT

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and tributes to former england women's cricket captain rachael heyhoe flint, who has died aged 77. 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 will be looking at reaction from europe to theresa may's brexit speech. as president obama makes his final farewells, we will be crossing live to us to bring you his speech live from washington. and at 10:40 this evening in the papers — our guests joining me tonight are the former labour adviser and comedian ayesha hazarika, and neil midgley, media commentator at the telegraph that's all ahead on bbc news. now on bbc news it's time for sportsday. hello, i'm olly foster, these are our sportsday headlines tonight, a legend and pioneer of women's cricket, baroness heyhoe flint has died at the age of 77. great britain's dan evans
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is celebrating the best win of his career, knocking the seventh seed marin cilic out of the australian open. and we had some shocks in the cup last night, plymouth will be looking to join the list against liverpool tonight. good evening. baroness rachael heyhoe—flint has died at the age of 77. one of the finest women's cricketers in a 22 year england career, she captained her country for 12 years and was the first woman to be elected onto the full mcc committee. the ecb says cricket was hugely enhanced by her fearless approach and pioneering spirit. earlier i spoke to clare connor, director of women's cricket at the ecb.
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she obviously left an enormous mark on the sport for everything she has done as a player, everything she has done for the lady taverners, the charity, the mcc and latterly as an ecb board member. the game has progressed hugely in recent years and rachael paved the way for a lot of that progress. we use the word kind of pioneers and trail—blazers quite lightly, but she was one of those women who was fearless and had unbelievable strength of character. so she has done so much for our sport and for women in our sport particularly. let's speak now to former england international ebony rainford—brent, who is now part of the bbc test match special team. good evening ebony, the women's game has made enormous progress, but the influence of rachael heyhoe flint in those
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early years was enormous. yes massively. it is a sad day for cricket. i mean, since a young girl, i remember as young as i got into the game around 10 or ii, as soon as you did, she was the first name you knew. when you speak to anybody about women's cricket, that is the first name that comes to people, because she has done so much. he has pioneered and won world cups and she was responsible for bringing through the first ever world cup male or female. she did a lot of the hard work behind the scenes and done so much for the game. she was an amazing character as well. a brilliant player, you talked about her playing career a22—year england career. hit the first six in a women's test. 12 years as a captain. it was inspiration for what she did on the field. you can't take that away, she hit the first six at the
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oval and she had a lead for so long. that showed her capability and he has been so amazing, she has delivered consistently and you know just as a player, she is somebody who has brought so much to the pitch. she was looked up to then by many of her peers and her legacy lives on. rachael has been great and let's not forget what she has done for the mcc. for nine years to campaign and we have seen what happened at muirfield with the golf and the environment he had to deal with. she changed the future for all of us. it does leave an enormous legacy. thank you. dan evans has produced the biggest win of his career and the biggest shock so far at this yea r‘s australian open. the british player is into the 3rd round in melbourne at the expense of marin cilic, the seventh seed
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and the former us open champion. katherine downes reports. dan da n eva ps dan eva ps is dan evaps is no stranger to winning against the odds. on the verge of quitting a couple of years he has now beaten two of the top ten in two weeks. today's big scalp that of marin cilic, who looked too much for evans in the first set, winning 6—3 as evans struggled with the sun. but then evans came to life. breaking then evans came to life. breaking the cilic serve to take the second set. and belief blossoming in the darkness, he dominated the third too. the fourth turned into a battle, but evans was edging it. and cilic was struggling to keep up. with a weakened cilic serving, evans took his chance. what to do after the biggest grand slam win of your career? get straight on phone. the biggest grand slam win of your career? get straight on phonem
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was really good, i think i played as well i could today. i was pleased especially towards the end. taking in his stride, evans is in the third round for the third time chl and now he is in the top 50. not bad for a player once described as the most wasted talent in british tennis. for the first time in 15 years, two british players are into the third round at the australian open. evans wasn't expected, but andy murray certainly was. his only scare in a straight sets win against the russian teenager andrey rublev, a slight ankle injury. jim lumsden reports. murray's fantastic 2016 began with defeat to novak djokovic here last year. the serb‘s form dipped, but murray went from strength to strength. but how he would love to
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win this. in his way andre rublev. the 19—year—old is a highly rated prospect and looks to pox outside the court. —— box outside the court, but he was becoming a sparring partner. one key is playing as few sets as possible. the second set went the way of the first, 6—0. when it seemed all was going to plan for the scot, he went over on his ankle. serious? perhaps not. he carried on to break serve again. as for rublev, the bell was to ring for the end of his lesson and he lost the third set 6-2. so murray and evans through, kyle edmund plays tonight, if he wins, then it will be the first time three british men have reached the third round in melbourne when the main draw has started with 128 players. there are more 3rd round replays in the fa cup tonight.
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non—league sutton united and lincoln city both knocked out league opposition last night to reach the 11th round. now league 2 plymnouth have a massive task as well. we can join our correspondent katie gornall at home park — katie they held liverpool to a goalless draw at anfield ten days ago, i presume they will be full of belief that they can knock klopp's team out. it still looks like an inexperienced liverpool start. jurgen klopp, is that still a gamble do you think? well, i think he has gone for more experience than the last time when he named his youngest ever starting eleven for liverpool. the youngest everin eleven for liverpool. the youngest ever in liverpool's history i should say. liverpool fans will take heart from that that he is taking this seriously. last time out they did
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trouble liverpool. but there is a huge amount of excitement here. they have put in extra seats to cram in around 15,000 have put in extra seats to cram in around 15, 000 plymouth have put in extra seats to cram in around 15,000 plymouth fans. there isa around 15,000 plymouth fans. there is a hundred journalists from around the world, normally covering a plymouth game there is 12! it will be different to what limit are used to. i looked in the away dressing room and it is very cramped. jurgen klopp starting with coutinho and sturridge, they are needing match fitness after being out. plymouth, they're riding high in league two, play—off, sorry promotion contenders, unbeaten at home in five. we will hear from a moment from their manager, first the thoughts ofjurgen klopp. from their manager, first the thoughts ofjurgen klopp. the game will be different. not sure exactly. 14,000? supporters there? we will be fully booked. they have a few there. they may already here the kind of noise. so the atmosphere will be
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good and they will try to push them and we have to do what we did to manchester united... to cool the atmosphere down with the way we play. you have got to enjoy the match. it isjust another game. it isa very match. it isjust another game. it is a very good spectacle for everybody in the city. but it as a foot ball everybody in the city. but it as a football player it is eleven against eleven and you never know what can happen. well plymouth scored four here at the weekend in their win over stevenage, so the cup has not been a distraction. the manager said this is the match the whole of plymouth has been waiting for. it kicks off at 7.45. thank you. enjoy the match. manchester united have agreed to sell memphis depay to lyon. they have agreed a buy back
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and sell on clauses. they paid £31 million for him 18 months ago. he is 22. middlesbrough have signed 23 year old striker patrick bamford from chelsea for an undisclosed fee, reported to be around £6 million. bamford has had loans spells with crystal palace, norwich , and most recently burnley. he scored 19 goals on loan at boro two seasons ago. the british athletes james ellington and nigel levine are "conscious and stable" after a motorbike accident in tenerife. the pair had been training on the island, and posted this video on social media earlier in the week. ellington has had surgery on a broken leg, the sprinter has competed at two olympics and has two european championship relay golds. levine, a 400 metre runner, has also won european golds in the relay british athletics staff are liaising with hospital doctors over their treatment. scotland have named a 37 man squad for the six nations scrum half greig laidlaw retains the captaincy. matt scott has been recalled and there are two uncapped players.
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forwards cornell du preez, a south african, and simon berghan, a kiwi. it's vern cotter‘s fourth and final championship as head coach before taking over at montpellier. we know where we are in world rugby, we know where we are ranked and we know the teams we are playing are ranked above us and every one of the teams are improving. we are trying to improve and i think we have. other teams have as well. the challenge of six nations is substantial. it is a big competition. there are four new faces in the england squad for the women's six nations. they are at home against the defending champions france in their opener on february 3rd. it's a tournament that should see tamara taylor win her 100th cap — and one that she thinks is ideal preparation for the world cup later this year. my my families back together as a whole. six nations is amazing, because you get an international
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nearly every week, which you don't get in any other tournament for us. that will be huge preparation and we play some of the top players in the world. and in the last few minutes at the masters snooker, three time winner and current world champion mark selby has booked his place in the quarter—finals with a narrow win over mark williams. the world number one had a three—one lead but williams clawed his way back to four—all before forcing the match into an 11th and deciding frame. he missed an easy blue though and selby took advantage with a break of 89 to take the win. he'll face either barry hawkins or shaun murphy on friday — they play tonight. that is it. we will be back late we are updates on the fa cup replays. for the moment, goodbye for now. an inquest into the deaths of 30
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brittons in tunisia has heard hotel operators wanted more security but didn't want to scare tourist. our correspondent reports. there has been some shocking details of total lack of security at the hotel that was attacked, the imperial hotel. this came from the barrister who represents the families of those killed. he was saying for example that both the gates leading from the beach into the hotel were open at the time of the attack. and of course the gun mavn carried out —— gunman carried out the attack first on the baep and then came into the hotel. he said there was only one guard at those beach gates. he didn't even have a mobile phone, let
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alone a walkie—talkie. so he couldn't raise the alarm quickly. he said that none of the four private security guards who were all unarmed, which is required under tunisian law, but he said none had any training. they barely had any education. and he also went on to say that they had no means of actually monitoring cctv footage. there was no live feed and no room to do that. as for the cctv, he say that in the hotel there are only eight cctv cameras. on the day of the attack, two of them were not working and crucially one of those was at the entrance to the hotel. so that was obviously a very big issue. we also heard a comparison between the impeel yar hotel and the —— imperial hotel and others

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