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tv   Sportsday  BBC News  March 2, 2017 10:30pm-10:40pm GMT

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update on our main story, the pressure on us attorney—generaljeff session who has been accused of lying and his announcement today that he will not be involved in the official investigation into claims by russian interference in the us presidential election. let's go has mr sessions done enough to under his critics? on the republican side they sincerely hope so, this is what they sincerely hope so, this is what they wanted. they wanted him to say, i'm not going to have any part in any investigation overseeing it, into whether the russians interfered in the election. the republicans have got back. the democrats, though, are not going to let it go. they believe he lied under oath when he said, i had no contact with the russians. he has explained by saying, i was asked whether i had contact as a trump campaign manager. the answer was, no. contact as a trump campaign manager. the answerwas, no. did i contact as a trump campaign manager. the answer was, no. did i have contact with him as a member of the armed services committee, yes i did. he may have been better served to have given a more honest answer at the committee hearing. to that
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extent it was a self—inflicted wound. what they clearly hoping the white house now is that they've stopped the bleeding. once again, thanks for the update from the white house. jon sopel, north america editor. a reminder newsnight is coming up on bbc two. here is evan davis. d tonight the reaction to the argument in the us over the attorney general. as it is a world book day we have right and illustrator raymond briggs. join me now on bbc two. here on bbc one it is time for the news where you are. have a good night. hello, you're watching bbc news. i'm olly foster at the bbc sport centre, these are our headlines tonight. no comment from sir bradley wiggins on a day that british cycling admits to more failings. andy murray says he's never experienced anything like it. seven match points saved in a half hour tie break as be scrapes into the dubai semi—finals. and hear the tigers roar. they have thrashed the rhinos tonight to stay top of the super league. good evening, what a terrible few days it's been for british cycling.
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today they apologised for ‘failings' at the conclusion of the review into a culture of bullying and discrimination at the organisation. they have promised to implement a 39 step action plan to improve athlete and staff welfare. yesterday they admitted to ‘serious failings' in their record keeping, missing medical records that has hampered a uk anti—doping investigation, that enquiry centres on sir bradley wiggins and a package hand—delivered to his doctor six years ago after he won a race in france. its contents can't be verified and sir bradley wasn't offering any answers today. more forthcoming was the chairman of british cycling, joanthan browning, who has been told, by uk sport's chief executive liz nicholl, ‘to restore his sports credibility‘. browning who has only been in the job for a month spoke to our sports editor dan roan andy murray had to save seven match to our sports editor dan roan.
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we need to make sure that we are not only clean but that we are absolutely able to demonstrate that we are clean, and we all that not just to ourselves and our staff but to the public large as well. looking to the public large as well. looking to fundamentally change our ability to fundamentally change our ability to demonstrate that we are clean organisation. as british cycling currently in crisis? certain areas of our operation need addressing very quickly. very focused on doing that. at the same time we have an ambition at british cycling to be a world —class ambition at british cycling to be a world—class governing body. i think there are many parts of our organisation where we have gaps and be recognised those gaps. where those gaps have affected individuals we apologise for that, but we are very serious about taking lessons, improving performance and achieving
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that world—class governing body status. to turn to the independent review into the culture, how shocking, from what you have seen, is the report? issues in terms of behaviours and harassment and bullying is unacceptable. the report has highlighted some issue is that we as an organisation need to address. do you all riders and staff an apology? we have already met with groups of riders and staff and have made it clear that where there have been feeling we apologise for this, we will do something about them and move forward. so there was a bullying culture? some well reported insta nces bullying culture? some well reported instances where behaviour was unacceptable. do you accept that has been a wind at all costs mentality
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and duty of care and welfare has been chronically neglected ? and duty of care and welfare has been chronically neglected? we have focused on performance and participation. we have not put enough focus on the people of our business and activity. that is both staff and riders. it doesn't mean it has been universally negative but we have to put more focus on looking after and developing and supporting oui’ after and developing and supporting our people. andy murray had to save seven match points against phillip kohlschreiber to reach the semi—finals of the dubai championships. the german had beaten murrayjust once in five meetings, but had always taken at least a set off the scot, and he took the first on a tie break. the world number one got the first break of the match early in the second to go 2—1 up but he wasn't able to hold on to his lead. instead the set went the way of the first, into a tie break, but this was an epic...saving those 7 match points, murray said he'd never played a tie—break like it in the whole of his career, it lasted over half an hour, before he took it 20—18 to level the match. that knocked the stuffing out
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of the german because murray lostjust one game in the final set. he'll play the frenchman lucas puilly castleford tigers have made it three out of three with the thrashing of leeds rhinos. the term then a really eye—catching performance described as white hot. a hat—trick of tries for the winner, plenty of candidates for the winner, plenty of candidates for a for the winner, plenty of candidates fora man of for the winner, plenty of candidates for a man of the match. that helped the former man of steel claim it. the other winger wasn't to be outdone in the scoring stakes. that was his hat—trick and then the other match, hull beat huddersfield 48—8. despite warnings from the british boxing board of control about the distatsteful verbal
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threats, david haye has told tony bellew to ‘enjoy his last days‘ ahead of their heavyweight fight on saturday night. he has got under my skin and chased me for a year he has got under my skin and chased me fora yearand he has got under my skin and chased me for a year and a half and made things personal. if he wants to do that i will make sure she will never do that again. and how do you do that? i do that again. and how do you do that? lam do that again. and how do you do that? i am legally allowed to do as much damage to him as i can inflict on 36 minutes. if he believes he can stop what i am bringing, he is an funny stop what i am bringing, he is an fu n ny world stop what i am bringing, he is an funny world apart. i hope he does keep getting up because he has got a big heart. i hope that is the case because this is going to be. big heart. i hope that is the case because this is going to belj promise because this is going to be.” promise you i will. great. make sure your little rat coach doesn't throw the towel and to try to save you because it will be no other day. there is not going to be another day. i promise you. enjoy your last
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couple of days. no problem. that is it, it is over. just don't quit. they weigh in tomorrow. the england one—day‘s series against the west indies starts in antigua. the side face what looks to be an understrength west indies team. it is here on a blustery antigua we find ourselves far england‘s next stop in the limited overs start to 2017, building towards the trophy backin 2017, building towards the trophy back in england injune. england had a difficult time of it in the tour to india. morgan and decide now they are getting momentum but building towards june is are getting momentum but building towardsjune is crucial. are getting momentum but building towards june is crucial. we have one eye on the trophy and getting a reasonable squad together before then and one idea of nailing down a team, we only have two more cds,
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against ireland and south africa, and it is important to get the guys that we feel are going to be playing a part in that. how strong an opposition narrowly west indies likely to be? we know they have an awful lot of power, we remember the super orb at the end of the final in calcutta last year, england losing the final when it looked as though they would claim that trophy. while they would claim that trophy. while they have power, they also lack experience. we won‘t be seeing the likes of gayle and samuels, so while they have power and strength and talent, do they have cohesion to work together as he cited the england under pressure? should be a fascinating series. here tomorrow. that is the job to have, in antigua! that is the job to have, in antigua! that is it from us, thanks for watching and coming up next, the papers.
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