tv Sport Today BBC News June 7, 2017 1:45am-2:01am BST
on tulsen tollett and welcome to sport today. coming up on this programme: —— i'm tulsen. rain accounts for four hours of play on a disrupted day at the french open. england are into the semi finals of the icc champions trophy after an 87—run win over new zealand. and a day of high adventure and near misses at sea during the america's cup qualifying in bermuda. hello and welcome to the programme, where we start with the weather in paris, strangely enough. just the two women's french open quarter—finals took place at roland garros on tuesday as both men's last eight matches scheduled had to be moved to wednesday with four hours lost due to the inclement conditions. the crowd had little to cheer about with a lack of play on a day that was coupled with the exit of their favourite kristina mladenovic, as richard mcelvanney reports. not a lot to play in paris. the only grand slam event without a covered
court was badly exposed to the elements on wednesday. when the rain did blow over, playing was not easy. kristina mladenovic could not repeat the form that knocked out last yea r‘s the form that knocked out last year's garbine emma group a. the swiss who reach the finals last year did it again, winning both sets 6—4. i have already been twice in the quarter—finals, and made it even to the semi—final, once. you tell me a lot. especially today. in these kind of conditions, it is better. at times i wanted to be more aggressive, i did too many errors. i still had some opportunities, here and there, but did not make it. they sing timea bacsinszky will be an 18—year—old who outfought caroline wozniacki. the former will iiis
games, but struggled to cope with the teenager's power. his appointment from the dane, and delightfully latvian. she does not go for the big timers, she goes for the lions. you just had to read her. —— lines. —— you just have. the lions. you just had to read her. -- lines. -- youjust have. i was playing better and better every match. so i think if i keep it up, anything could happen. 0stapenko is the first teenager to reach the finals in years. and with some luck, she could go further. so how does wednesday look match up wise after tuesday's weather issues? well on phillippe chatrier court nine—time men's champion rafael nadal starts the day at 0900 gmt against fellow spaniard pablo carreno—busta.
france's caroline garcia then plays women's second seed karolina pliskova, before world number one andy murray faces japan's kei nishikori. while on suzanne lenglen court, defending men's champion, novak djokovic, who beat murray in last year's final, plays dominic thiem, followed by elina svitolina taking on romania's simona halep, who was a finalist three years ago, and then rounding up the action 2015 men's winner stan wawrinka is up against former us open winner marin cilic. now to football. joshua kimmich scored a late equaliser with an overhead kick for world champions germany as they drew 1—1 in an international friendly against denmark on tuesday. but christian erikksen scored an equaliser, and had given the hosts the lead after 18 minutes but both sides had to be content with a share of the spoils as they look ahead to this weekend's world cup qualifiers. during the game, we had to rest
players. too many changes in the side sort of makes the side sort of shaky, because new players coming m, shaky, because new players coming in, please get tired. so overall, i am satisfied with the performance of the players. now to cricket. the happiness of these b will buy me. that is because england are into the semifinals of the icc champions trophy. —— the happiness of the people behind me. —— icc champions trophy. they beat new zealand by 87 runs in group a on tuesday. weekend, champions league. tuesday, champions trophy. cardiff is the international sporting city with everything guaranteed. except... well, yes, except the weather. keep warm, keep moving. not too far batsmen. oh, he has got him. jason roy out for 13. blowing on the boundary while trying being a spectator, knowing the forecast that took faith. england were start — stop. joe root looked untroubled.
he eased to 64. but no more. still, there wasjosh butler and his imagination. aiming for the cameramen directly behind him. what an incredible shot. 61 not out for butler. 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. keep blowing the rain showers away in cardiff. kane williamson was key. new zealand's captain is routinely outstanding and he was taking control here. 87 and suddenly surprised. gone! woods wicket, how significant? new zealand were 158 or three then, 223 all out. england might take some stopping in this competition. i thought we were probably at the time ten or 15 below par given that 320 is probably a par score regardless of the game we play in these days. i thought we'd look like we were going about 340 at stages but fell away towards the end which is disappointing
but the fact we are still tried to wind games with their bat regardless of the situation we are in is testament to a team stayed true to what we believe in and what we have achieved over the last couple of years. the way that the english contributor to the innings meant that they batted very deeply and were able to get a good score on the board. you could sort of see signs that if you did have a link card, you could get selling at the surface. english law that and exploited that very well. pakistan's tournament could be over if they lose to south africa in birmingham on wednesday. after their 124 run loss to india in their opening match the pressure is on to perform, as ben croucher reports. after a humiliating defeat by their archrivals, pakistan are a team under pressure. it is the nature of their defeat which matters. india against pakistan is one of sport's most heated rivalries, but it was a
decidedly one—sided affair on sunday. pakistan were simply outplayed in every department. and it doesn't get any easier for the green shirts to have a chance of reaching the semifinals. they need to raise their game against south africa. it is no wonder, then, that their coach, mickey arthur, is feeling the pressure. this is how he responded to a suggestion that pakistan have got worse since he took over. that is an insult, to say we are playing worse. if you look at oui’ we are playing worse. if you look at our records we are playing worse. if you look at oui’ records over we are playing worse. if you look at our records over the last year, we have won two series. we've gone from number nine to number eight, and our brand of cricket has changed. we are trying our best and try to change it. and it will not overnight. i saidi it. and it will not overnight. i said i was disappointed. but you asked me that question is an insult to how hard these boys are trained in what they have done. after beating sri lanka comfortably in their opening match, south africa should be feeling confident. the protea a re should be feeling confident. the protea are top of the one—day rankings and have a fearsome top
order. but they too have a habit of playing to their potential on the big stage. —— the proteas. that is something that mickey arthur's team need to exploit. and after their painful defeat to india, there will be soul—searching ahead of the match. for pakistan, now is the time to deliver. now, we go to cycling. dutchman koen bouwman claimed victory on stage three of the criterium du dauphine on tuesday after outsprinting the other five members of the day's breakaway. the lead group held an advantage of over a minute with seven kilometres to go, but six riders were left with a sprint at the end. it was bouwman who took the win, crossing in four hours, six minutes and six seconds with the peloton 11 seconds behind. that means belgium's thomas de gendt maintained his a8—second lead over axel domont in the general classification. emirates team new zealand capsised in their final race on tuesday —— emirates team new zealand capsized in their final race
on tuesday but they lead the british team land rover bar 3—1 in the best of nine america's cup semi—final. after winning their first race the new zealand team got caught by the high winds in bermuda and were left suspended in the upturned hull of their 50 —foot catamaran until support boats could help them leaving them with plenty of work to do repair wise. a bit scary, they are. —— there. swedish team artemis trail softbank team japan 3—1 with plenty of scary moments as the boats reach speeds nearing 50 knots which is equivalent to almost 93 kilometres per hour. we sustained some damage, but everybody is safe, with no injuries. that is a bit of a relief, when you see them fall off, and ucb heads above water, and they are fine. the quys above water, and they are fine. the guys are above water, and they are fine. the guys are assessing the damage, and we have quite a bit. —— you see the heads. just a reminder that the two winners of the semifinals go up against each
other, and then they go on to face holders to oracle usa. but from me, tulsen tollett, and again, that is goodbye from sport today. hi there. the weather caused all kinds of problems on tuesday. a number of serious accidents caused by the strong winds in southern england, in particular. the winds gusted over 60 mph in a number of places, bringing down a few trees and causing those problems. the low pressure that's been responsible for that windy spell of weather still with us then into wednesday but the winds will be very slowly easing a bit over the next 2a hours. this is how we start off the day on wednesday, then. still the winds gusting to 40s and 50s miles an hour. we are still talking about inland gales. outbreaks of rain across eastern areas, drier and brighter further west. and generally, i think, the weather will be improving as we go on through the day.
winds continuing to ease a little bit more and there will be a fair bit of sunshine to go around as well. let's take a closer look at he weather through wednesday morning, and across southern counties of england, temperatures pushing into double figures fairly briskly. but they'll still have fairly strong winds first thing in the morning — gusts of 20—30mph or so across the southern counties of england, perhaps a bit stronger around some of the coasts and hills. still around 40—50mph as we travel further northwards and eastwards, closer to that area of low pressure. and although many areas will start the day on a dry note with sunshine, across the east we'll have that thicker cloud with persistent outbreaks of rain affecting eastern scotland, in particular. there's the risk of some surface water flooding, affecting parts of eastern scotland as we go through the day as those rainfall totals continued to accumulate. otherwise, though, we've got a fair bit of dry weather to come as we head through the rest of the day, with sunshine, but the next weather system will be working in late in the day to northern ireland, wales and the south—west. outbreaks of rain pushing into these areas as we head into wednesday evening. then overnight, more wet weather pushes across england and wales. not too much in the way of rain,
that said, across south—east england. scotland should stay clear of the rain through the night. but it is the chance for thursday, and you can see low pressure firmly in charge of our weather. more lows waiting out in the wing as well. so we are in for quite an unsettled spell at the moment. for thursday, we'll see another batch of rain, pushing northwards across england and wales, northern ireland. not lasting too long. but the rain tending to become a little bit slow—moving as it works into southern scotland as we go on through thursday afternoon. the weather turning a little bit brighter further south and east as we head through the afternoon, but still with quite a bit of cloud around. friday looks like being the better day. drier, more in the way of sunshine. still a few showers dotted around here and there. most of these across northern and eastern areas of scotland. the weekend staying unsettled. if anything, though, probably sunday the better of the two days of the weekend. that's your weather. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is mike embley. our top stories: more questions for the uk's security
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