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hello. this is bbc news. the headlines. the third man to carry out the london bridge terror attack has been named as 22—year—old moroccan—italian youssef zaghba. a minute's silence has been held across the uk for the seven people who were killed and the dozens of others injured, in the attack on saturday. one of those who died was a nurse from australia, who ran to help some of those who'd been injured. labour has said it planned cuts to the size of the metropolitan police service will make it harder to prevent attacks in the future. in other news, the french interior minister says a man shot and wounded by police outside notre dame cathedral in paris, is thought to be an algerian student, who tried to attack
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a police officer using a hammer. hundreds of tourists were kept inside the cathedral, while the area was secured. 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 have election wrap at 7:30pm. and we'll be live in manchester from 8:30pm tonight for newsbeat‘s youth election debate. then at midnight the political leaders in northern ireland debating each other in front of studio audience and then a look at the front pages. so lots to come. now on bbc news it's time for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday — i'mjohn watson. we've got a packed programme. here's what's coming up tonight.
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new zealand wickets start to tumble as england close in on a semi final spot in the champions trophy. the sudden death of the footballer chiek tiote raises the importance of proper heart screening among players. and the british and irish lions remember those affected in the london terror attacks from new zealand. singing. and the gb athlete who's hitting the right note on very different kind of stage. hello and welcome. after victory over bangladesh in their opening match of the champions trophy england knew that a win
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today would guarantee them a semi—final spot — but faced much tougher opposition in new zealand. batting first they were 310 all out in cardiff — which is hosting its second major sports event of the week. joe wilson reports. weekend champions league tuesday champions trophy, cardiff is the international sporting city with everything guaranteed. except for the weather. keep warm, keep moving, not too far, batsman. jason roy alt—right 13. blowing on the boundary and tried being a spectator, knowing the forecast, that took face. england were start stop, joe would looked untroubled. he eased to 64. but no more. ben stokes he eased to 64. but no more. ben sto kes o n he eased to 64. but no more. ben stokes on 48, set for his boundary bonanza. he found a fielder. still
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the boss jos bonanza. he found a fielder. still the bossjos buttler and his imagination. aiming for the cameraman, directly behind him. 61 not out forjos buttler, 310 all out for england. they got to the 50th over despite frequent drizzle. now new zealand had a total to chase and the wind had a job to do. to keep blowing the rain showers away in cardiff. kane williamson was keen, the new zealand captain routinely outstanding. he was taking control here. 87 scored and suddenly surprise. a wicket from woods. and england celebrated like they could see victory. joe wilson, bbc news. so england are on course for that victory, still 100 runs short. so england closing in on a place on the
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semifinals of the champions trophy. tributes are continuing to be paid to the former newcastle midfielder chiekh tiote who died yesterday after collapsing with a suspected heart attack whilst training with the chinese club beijing enterprises. the risk to players suffering sudden cardiac arrest has again been brought into focus, without proper screening. joining me now is toby alarbi, who knows first hand the importance of this having survived a heart attack four years ago whilst playing professionally and has since set up a charity which works alongside premier league clubs. what happened to you? what happened to you ?|j what happened to you? i suffered a heart attack on the pitch when i was 19 and playing a friendly in october 2000 and 13. it was 15 minutes into the game when i collapsed. and was rushed to hospital. and after doctors ran tests on me they realised i had an underlying heart condition that made it unsafe for me to continue playing professional football. and sadly that was the end
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of your career but that prompted you to start your charity foundation heart4morefoundation. and you have been working to educate young players, working with premier league clu bs. players, working with premier league clubs. my foundation was launched in 2014 and we have done a lot of community—based work and also work within the professional game. the work is focused on education. from my personal experience education is just as important as the clinical screening because during my time at m illwa ll screening because during my time at millwall as a schoolboy i experienced a number of symptoms associated with having a heart condition but because i had no education on the symptoms i was unaware of the underlying issues. so workshops that we have are centred around educating young people on some of the symptoms and engagement on how to use a defibrillator and what they do. and just raising
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general awareness around cardiac health issues. it makes our community safer because people understand how to respond. and people know what to look for. and i wondered what your reaction was when you heard the news of the tragic death yesterday of cheick tiote. and if anything what that those in regards to heightening the importance of war work still to be done? for me it was a difficult one, because i actually knew cheick tiote. but you're right, it heightens the need for the work we do. i think we are at the beginning of what we're doing, the premier league have done greatjob. getting a thing to do the work with the 20 clu bs. a thing to do the work with the 20 clubs. the pfa gordon taylor has also done a good job getting us into do the initial work which is to educate. but again there was a lot more that we can do we are in talks
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with the premier league and pfa to look at how we can develop on what we are already doing. and is also oui’ we are already doing. and is also our society issue, notjust a footballing issue, we need to look a broader society as well as focusing on the professional game. all the best with the work you are doing and thank you. england take on scotland in their world cup qualifier on saturday, and clearly they're taking the game seriously, as they turned to the royal marines to get them match fit. if their exertions over a full season weren't enough, training took a twist on the weekend as manager gareth southgate arranged a trip to a commando training centre in devon. which he may be regretting. the players put through a 48 hour boot camp. manchester city's raheem sterling another to receive a washing down ahead of saturday's encounter. and after a long spell on the sidelines goalkeeper jack butland is back in the england set up. the stoke goalkeeper available to face scotland and france three days later.
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it has been a long time and i have the three lions back on my chest and bearing that shirt again which has a lwa ys bearing that shirt again which has always been an honour and a proud moment for me and my family. to be back after some difficult times is really good. and just thoroughly enjoying being back as looking forward to the week ahead. let's have a look at some of today's other football stories and arsenal have announced the signing of the bosnia—herzegovina international sead kolasinac from the bundesliga side schalke. the defender has joined on a free transfer with the deal set to run until 2022. southampton have asked the premier league to investigate liverpool for an alleged illegal approach for virgil van dijk. jurgen klopp has made the defender his top target this summer. and the manchester city and england women's captain steph houghton has agreed a new long—term contract with the club. she led city to a domestic title sweep last season.
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former rangers owner craig whyte has been cleared of a fraudulent takeover of the club. a six—week trial at glasgow's high court ended with a not guiulty verdict today. the bbc‘s chris mclaughlin has been following the case. craig white bought the ibrox club backin craig white bought the ibrox club back in 2012 using money from a company called ticket us. they provide cash for future season ticket sales. shortly after craig white bought rangers he led the club into administration and then ultimately liquidation, following on from that the man he bought the club from, sir david murray, said craig white duke tim and he was under the impression that he was using his own cash for the sale of the club. after a lengthy investigation there was a seven—week trial and today craig white walked free from the high
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court in glasgow after being found not guilty of fraud. this feels like something of a lying in the sand in this whole saga but a fairly u nsatisfa ctory this whole saga but a fairly unsatisfactory end for rangers fans who have been looking for answers to what happened to their club for the past five years. the judgment today, the verdict simply leaves them with more questions. the british and irish lions held a minute's silence at their training session today, ahead of their second tour match in new zealand. the squad fell silent in tribute to the victims of the london terror attack. they take on auckland blues tomorrow but coach rob howley said the squad wanted to show their thoughts are with those affected. quite emotional and huge condolences from the whole squad. management and players and everyone connected with the british and irish lions for those families who lost their lives. it is devastating. and we send our
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deepest condolences to all of the families. and out of respect it was important to hold that silence. the lions will need to improve on the field for the toughest challenge of their tour so far against the auckland blues. they are one of five super rugby sides warren gatland's team will face before the three test series against new zealand. they narrowly beat a provincial barbarians side in their first tour match which is made up of mostly amateur players. but having adjusted to the change in time zone, and the jet lag, the squad should be in better shape for their next encounter. forward dan cole explains the sort of challenge they are expecting from the auckland—based blues. it will be a competitive game looking at the way that they play, they can play from anywhere. they're fairly efficient with the set pieces. so we're going to have to be ready for that and prepare and try
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to play our own game. we cannot sit back because they have some fantastic players. as you saw probably on friday night. so ideally we will not allow that to happen. the men's quarter—finals at the french open have been postponed until tomorrow because of rain. we were expecting both rafael nadal and novak djokovic to be in action at roland garros but the court covers were brought out. play had been delayed for most of the afternoon before the decision was made. it means all four men's quarter—finals will be played tomorrow including andy murray who's up against kei nishikori. before the rain delay, the women's quarter—finals were being played. caroline wozniacki was one set up against unseeded 19—year—old jelena 0stapenko, she took the first set 6—4. but 0stapenko came out fighting in the second set, she was leading the former world number one 5—2 before play was suspended for three hours. then came back on court to finish the job 6—2 and level the match. wozniacki is 2—1 up in the decider but rain has stopped play again. in the other quarter—final, 30th seed timea bacsinszky
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was leading home favourite kristina mladenovic after taking the first set 6—4. when played resumed mladenovic defended a break point on her serve. the second set was poised at four games to three before the rain started again. since then the players have come back on court. now long jumperjazmin sawyers is one of britain's brightest athletes and could be among our leading medal chances at this summer's world championships. she won the silver at the 2014 commonwealth games in glasgow, then followed up with a silver at last year's european championships as well as making the olympic final in rio. but her talents don't end there. she is also a very talented singer/songwriter who appeared on this year's series of the voice on itv. picked by will i am no less in the blind auditions, before going out in the later rounds. and is soon to sing alongside the bbc philarmonic as well as taking part in a friday sports panel music day special, which has
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been moved to thursday. shejoins me now. she joins me now. you are a busy girl! it is chaos but it suits me. i much preferred to be living in chaos and when i have got a free hour i feel it. so that is why my life is looking with money. we saw you competing there, you'll be singing alongside the bbc philharmonic, that is pretty exciting and something you have done before. singing with the philharmonic, i have not done that before so today in rehearsals is the first time i've ever sung with an orchestra and it was nerve—racking. i found it difficult, orchestra and it was nerve—racking. ifound it difficult, there orchestra and it was nerve—racking. i found it difficult, there was so much a sound coming from them and they are amazing. but really i'm just learning and i was quite nervous. but i'm happy with how it went and looking forward to the performance. and singing alongside some pretty familiar faces. the
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cortinas will also be involved and i'm a huge fan. but i think i played it quite cool! they did not know how big afan it quite cool! they did not know how big a fan i was. and we saw you competing on the itv series this year and you were picked in blind auditions by will.i.am. that year and you were picked in blind auditions by will. i.am. that was something else. i have finished singing when will.i.am turned around andi singing when will.i.am turned around and i really thought it was not going to happen. i'd sung the last note and then his chair lit up and he turned around and i went crazy. i could not believe it. at that moment i realised how much it meant to be. -- is i realised how much it meant to be. —— is meant to me. a lady of many talents. and we see that with the long jump as well. you were in boston and due to be competing recently. we're seeing you in the headlines of late because he wanted to draw attention to the fact that you were not able to compete because
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you were not able to compete because you suffer with bad period pain. you said that something is not talked about in sport at the moment but you wa nted about in sport at the moment but you wanted to identify the reasons behind you not competing in boston. exactly, i wanted to explain to those people who are looking forward to seeing me jump those people who are looking forward to seeing mejump and those people who are looking forward to seeing me jump and explain to the organisers. and also why should i not be honest about that, it is something that so many female athletes deal with and supper with. and it is not treated in the same way as any other injury or illness. we speak open —— openly about other illnesses or injuries but this is not talked about openly and half the population it we deal with and we really should talk about it about it. it should not be this difficult thing to have a conversation about. and tennis player heather watson has also spoken about that when she was competing at the australian open. exactly competing at the australian open. exa ctly a nd competing at the australian open. exactly and the more we speak up about at the more normalised it could become. ithink about at the more normalised it
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could become. i think that is important especially when it can hinder performance. maybe young athletes will see others talking about it and think this is something i'm dealing with, maybe i can get this sorted because it becomes a long—term issuer mike weir. this sorted because it becomes a long-term issuer mike weir. we saw the success you have already had in longjump, the success you have already had in long jump, what are your hopes going into london and the world championships this summer? i'm a lwa ys championships this summer? i'm always trying to win, i never go into a competition not trying to win. i was ranked website last year and finish second. the primary aim is to finish better than the eighth place i had in brazil. but of course i want place i had in brazil. but of course iwanta place i had in brazil. but of course i want a medal but i have got to get there first. and fitting that in amongst all that singing as well. many thanks. for 350 years, newmarket has been the home of british flat racing. around 3,000 racehorses are trained there, and the industry provides 8,500 jobs, contributing £210 million pounds a year to the local economy. but now there's a major shortage of stable staff. around 7,500 work in racing
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stables across the country but hundreds more are needed. now a new scheme has been launched to tackle the short—fall. tom williams reports. mays says this is a dream job, working with racehorses in the yard and despite the early starts on the long days, it is a labour of love. and despite the early starts on the long days, it is a labour of lovelj have been riding since i was five yea rs have been riding since i was five years old. i have always loved animals and! years old. i have always loved animals and i loved watching racing. working here has helped, riding out every day is great and especially when it is funny. after appearing on work experience she is now full—time in newmarket. and graduate of a pilot scheme tackling a major shortage of stable star. why the shortfall? we have massive growth in the number of horses in training 1015 years ago and the staff shortage at the time was offset by being able to bring people in, we had eastern european and we were able to bring people in on work
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visas from outside the eu and principally from india and pakistan. but the coalition government in 2011 put a stop to those outside the eu and that is what caused the shortage. newmarket has become victim of its own success. a number of racehorses in training has grown by 2%a of racehorses in training has grown by 2% a year for more than a decade and are now 3000 horses and numbering 1800 stable star. that is a quarter the seven thousand 500 employed in british racing. newmarket is unique, there is a real focus for employers so the shortage, it

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