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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  January 31, 2017 1:45am-2:01am GMT

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holders manchester united make the trip to championship side blackburn rovers. and the clock is ticking. the transfer window closes on tuesday. we'll round up some of the big moves. hello and welcome to the programme, where we start with news of the draw for the fifth round of the english fa cup. holders manchester united have been drawn away to championship side blackburn rovers, while united's neighbours city travel to another championship side in huddersfield town. but perhaps the biggest tie of interest sees non league sutton united hosting star studded arsenal — one of the most successful teams in the competition's history. rebecca hanley reports. cheering. as cheers go they don't get much bigger than this. sutton now have premier league giants arsenalfirmly in their sights. a win against the gunners would make cup history butjust playing against them will mean a huge win for the club's finances. it's still sinking in but that is an unbelievable draw for us, home to a club like arsenal is what dreams are made of.
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there is such a buzz around the town and a few of the lads obviously coming through the arsenal academy, it is a great chance for them to play against the team where it started for them. we are buzzing. sutton will be hoping for more of these kind of celebrations, their 1—0 win against leeds in the fourth round, and now the chance to take an even better scalp. it would mean a lot. obviously the prestige of a big club coming here and a potential moneyspinner, tv coverage etc, it would be great. it's the greatest hype this club has ever had. no match could be better. this is epic beyond all belief. whatever the outcome of the match, sutton will be talking about this matchup for years to come. rebecca hanley, bbc news. nowadays they're quite pampered millionaires, these premier league footballers, so they will not be used to the facilities they will get at sutton. sutton will lay on a lovely spread and make them welcome, i am sure, but arsenal will be out
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of their comfort zone and it's a big competition for us and think of the season. they beat southampton 5—0 at the weekend and that shows the seriousness with which arsene wenger takes the competition and he has won it many times and reached the final. the young players seem to rise to the occasion for him in the fa cup. it is not easy for sutton but it's the exact draw they would have wanted, one of the big boys at their home patch. for some of these players it could be their one big chance at the big time, they will not want to let it slip by. here's the draw in full. lincoln city, who play in the fifth tier of english football, will play their eighth fa cup tie of the season when they head to premier league side burnley. fulham host eight—time winners tottenham hotspur. and at the bottom of your screen, chelsea, who've won this competition seven times, make the trip to wolves. ligue un champions paris st germain have been showing off their latest signings, julian draxler, giovani lo celso and goncalo guedes. german international draxler is the pick of the bunch.
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the 2014 world cup winner has cost them just under $50 million from wolfsburg. the 23—year—old has signed a four—and—half—year deal. staying in france, dimitri payet was officially presented to the media on monday completing his $31 million move from west ham. the french international returns to his former club having only moved to london injune 2015. the 29—year—old scored 12 goals in his first season but at the beginning ofjanuary made it clear he wanted to move away from the premier league outfit. meanwhile, the leicester city striker leonardo ulloa looks like leaving, too, much like payet before him, and has made his intentions quite clear after handing in a transfer request last week. ulloa tweeted this in the past few hours: "with all respect for leicester fans, i feel betrayed by ranieri and let down by the club. i will not play again for them." patrick van aanholt has completed his transfer from sunderland to crystal palace
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for an undisclosed fee. the dutch left—back has signed a four—and—a—half year contract. the 26—year—old will be reunited with sam allardyce, having previously worked with the manager at the stadium of light. in spain's primera division las palmas came from a goal down to beat valencia 3—1 at home on monday. jonathan viera cancelled out a santi mina score to make it level at half time and the match changed when munir el haddaddi received a second yellow card and was sent off just after half time. the hosts then scored twice more shortly after through mauricio lemos and kevin—prince boateng. in portugal's primeira liga leaders benfica suffered a shock 1—0 defeat to mid—table setu bal. ze manuel scored the goal for the home side. it's been a bad few days for champions who were knocked out of the portuguese cup at the semi—final stage on thursday. the former british cycling coach who delivered a so—called "mystery" package to sir bradley wiggins during a race, has been invited to give evidence to british members of parliament at a doping inquiry. simon cope travelled from manchester
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in england in 2011 to hand a parcel to the team sky doctor on the final day of the criterium de dauphine. mps have said they are concerned with the evidence heard in previous hearings, where the team's principal, sir dave brailsford, had previously said the package contained a legal decongestant. last year's great scottish run wasn't quite as great as the organisers would have hoped, with some competitors said they thought the half marathon course was shorter than it should be. the route was re—measured over the weekend and it turns out they were right. john mcmanus has more on the story. last—minute checks before four officials get on their bikes to measure the length of the great scottish run. the early hours of sunday morning the best time to do it with a police escort. they cycled the whole route. i caught up with them at glasgow's pollok park. many of the runners who took part in last year's event said they thought the course was shorter than usual.
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many runners carry their own personal mobile devices which measure the distance they are running. thousands of people took part in last year's half marathon. today's news that the course was too short by nearly 150 metres, or 164 yards, means all of their times are now invalid. the company behind the run says it made mistakes. the course had to change in 2016 due to scheduled scottish water works across the city, we found this out relatively late in the day and as a result we changed the traditional route. we worked on those plans and a measurement was taken but unfortunately it transpires that this measurement was incorrect because it was taken on live roads rather than when the roads were closed. and competitors mistakenly followed an incorrect road through part of bellahouston park. last year's winner callum hawkins, who thought he had also set a new course record, wasn't available for comment.
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but these runners exercising near the event's finishing line in nearby glasgow green were not surprised. a lot of people were suspicious for a while anyway. lots of my friends had been wondering for a while whether anything would come of it because their times were so much faster than what they expected to run. you'd be disappointed to find you had smashed your personal best and all of a sudden it is taken away from you in one foul sweep. —— fell swoop. the great run company will not offer participants a refund but is guaranteeing them a chance of glory in this year's race. john mcmanus, bbc news, glasgow. how would you fancy swimming nearly 4000 miles in the north atlantic ocean? well, it's the aim of one man who is challenging himself to swim all the way from new york to london. sharks, jellyfish, not to mention the temperature and depth of the water. the man attempting the feat is michael ventre. he spoke to us a little earlier. i would love to be able to put my feet up in the evening and that is
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just not the case at the moment. i knew it would be a long slog. something where this would never be easy. a not people said getting to the start line was more difficult than the swim itself. people are doing incredible things around the world. there is unfortunately what you would call it competition and people are just you would call it competition and people arejust doing you would call it competition and people are just doing amazing things, raising huge amounts of money for charity, and with social media and so many online sources to get the message out, there is a lot of clutter a. it can be difficult. who knows, with the right person on the receiving end, company, individual or philanthropist wants to support them, who knows, a big dream like this could become a reality. the new england patriots have arrived in houston, texas ahead of super bowl 51 on sunday. new england are attempting to win their fifth nfl title with tom brady at quarterback. and it will be bill belichick‘s seventh appearance in a super bowl — a record for a head coach. they got this far after a 36—17 victory over the pittsburgh steelers to win the afc championship.
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they face the nfc champions atlanta falcons after they thrashed the green bay packers 44—21. finally, it might seem a long way off, but it will be here before we know it. one of the most widely watched sporting events in the world is exactly 500 days away. i'm talking about the 2018 fifa world cup in russia where a countdown clock has been officially unveiled. it's in the city of yekaterinburg, which will hold four group stage games. you can get all the latest sports news at our website, bbc.com/sport. from me and the rest of the sport today team, goodbye. hello. in a week when our weather's turning wetter and windier, let's celebrate a bit of sunshine and the best of that again on monday was in scotland.
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contrast scenes like this with the view on the south coast of england and for tuesday we're going to narrow these differences. it's this sort of weather that's going to win out as this weather system works very slowly from west to east across the uk. not a huge amount of sunshine on offer but plenty of cloud and most of us will see rain at some stage. quite a wet start to the day in northern ireland although here something a bit drier and brighter for the afternoon. down the eastern side of england where you start dry eventually we'll get to see some outbreaks of rain moving in here. a lot of the rain will be light but some heavy bursts in scotland, especially in the southern iplands and grampians. maybe some highest routes could be a little bit slippy as we see some sleet and snow and rain falling onto frozen ground but conditions will gradually improve. a lot of the cloud is low cloud so there's hill fog around too. eastern england starting dry, many of us here, but cloudy and feeling quite cool in that breeze. where we've got milder air already into south—west england, starting to move through more of wales as well, eventually into northern ireland.
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but it is a messy picture for tuesday as we take outbreaks of rain gradually further east. again the heavy bursts into scotland and drier and brighter weather for northern ireland into the afternoon. again all the while taking something a little bit milder into the uk from the south—west. 11 in belfast. but it is going to feel qute cool in eastern scotland and eastern england with the cloud, outbreaks of rain and the breeze. more rain to come in parts of england and wales especially on tuesday night and into wednesday morning. clearer spells into scotland and northern ireland. so some spots getting cold enough for a touch of frost and a few fog patches. england and wales, though, with all this cloud around, temperatures holding up. on wednesday the weather system still dragging its heels, especially into england and eventually the rain pulling away from the east quite late in the day. a bit of a brighter interlude between the two weather systems before another one comes into northern ireland to parts of wales and the south—west of england later on wednesday. and again, some of us getting into double figure temperatures.
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on thursday, it looks like a windy affair, some bright and sunny spells around but bands of showers, some may be heavy with the risk of hail and thunder spreading north—east across the country. and the winds looked like picking up further towards the end of the week and into the weekend. still a lot of uncertainty about the detail but look at this, there's the growing sense some of us will be facing some quite stormy weather by the end of the week and into the weekend. we will, of course, keep you updated. a very warm welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to our viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is mike embley. our top stories: an unexpected and dramatic challenge to president trump's travel ban. the acting us attorney general tells justice department lawyers not to defend it in court. there is a growing outcry against the immigration clampdown, from the public, politicians, and now former president 0bama. police in quebec charge a french—canadian student with shooting dead six muslim worshippers at a mosque. and a special bbc investigation into the traffickers selling baby
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chimpanzees from west africa. the real tragedy of this trade is that to get one infant chimpanzee out of the jungle, all of the adults and its family have to be killed.
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