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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  June 29, 2017 1:45am-2:01am BST

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but still takes another win in ostrava. chile are the first side through to the final of the confederations cup after beating portugal on penalties on wednesday. manchester city goalkeeper claudio bravo was the hero saving three spot kicks in kazan. germany and mexico play in second semi—final on thursday. colm harrison rounds up the action from this one the first of the confederations cup semi—final put the champions of europe against the champions of south america and it was portugal who made the brightest star. so ronaldo sent an up silver but this was not the last time claudio bravo would keep them at bay. in extra
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time, the better chances fell to chile. with vidal and rodriguez hitting the woodwork. it came down to spot kicks with claudio bravo the unlikely hero saving the first three portuguese penalties. the european champions are out and bravo, much maligned at manchester city last season, ensured that chile are through to a third major final in as many years. michelle payne is "disappointed and embarrassed" after testing positive for a banned substance, according to the chairman of australia's jockeys‘ association. she could be banned for a month for taking the appetite suppressant rodriguez phentermine. in 2015 payne became the first woman to win the melbourne cup on the ioo—to—i outsider, prince of penzance. michael felgate is from australia's channel 7
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for michelle payne, it is a strange decision. she is so famous, she does not have to ride every race. this was a country made. she has dual license as a trainer is well and i do not think it will be long until she hangs up the saddle as jockey and focuses on training. for michelle payne this is obviously a setback but it will not be something we will look back in a couple of yea rs. we will look back in a couple of years. she will always be remembered for that melbourne cup at a silly mistake nonetheless. now to this man — we're used to hearing about his blistering times aren't we but usain bolt was in action in ostrava and for the second race straight he clocked over 10 seconds but did win.
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on the blocks, bolt was his usual self at the golden spike meeting. he recovered from a slow start to take the win in 10.06 seconds. admitted afterwards he wasn't happy with the times and says he has training to do. bolt was expected to retire at the world championships in london this august but said this week he may race beyond the event but not into another season. it wasn't that good race. it was pretty slow, i would say. i have worked to do. for me, before the start, i was thinking about trying to execute. after the race, it was mixed feelings because i know it was in the perfect race however i got it done. the fans really came through fahmy and so be a lot of love do
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matter what. south africa's wayde van niekerk was in great form — setting a world best of 30.81 for the lesser raced 300m, bettering michaeljohnson‘s record set in 2000. it also means he's the first man in history to run sub—10 for 100, sub—20 for 200, sub—31 for 300m and sub—1m for 400m. mo farah marked his last circuit outing. the four-time olympic champion will not compete to defend his title at the world championships. he will concentrate on road racing. tennis and novak djokovic is through to the 2nd round of the eastbourne international — the final event before the start of wimbledon. djokovic — who's the top seed at the event — has slipped to world number four, and this is the first time he's played a pre—wimbledon event for 7 years. he cruised into the quarter—finals with a straight sets win over the canadian qualifier vasek pospisil.
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djokovic won 6—4, 6—3 — and now plays donald young of the usa. there was a win, too, for the women's top seed, angelique kerber, but she was made to work hard for her victory against kristyna pliskova. the world number one had to come from a set down to win. she took the deciding set 7—5 — to seal her place in the third round where she'll face lara arruabarrena from spain. kerber remains on course for a possible quarter—final against great britain's johanna konta. the number 6 seed beat romania's sora na cirstea. it was their first meeting since the controversial fed cup tie which‘ll be remembered for the antics of ilie nastase. konta won 6—2, 6—2 — and will now play the french open champion jelena 0stapenko. i have played her plants before,
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earlier this year during a fed cup and that was indoor, hard and we are playing in a different service. what she has achieved is absolutely incredible so i looking forward to playing against her and looking forward to competing. the french open runner—up — simona halep — is also through to the third round. the world number 2 — who's also the number 2 seed — had to come from a set down to beat the chinese qualifier duan ying—ying. halep won the deciding set 6—2 — to seal her place in the last 16. meanwhile, the wimbledon seedings were confirmed on wednesday. in the men's singles, the defending champion and world number one andy murray is the top seed, with novak djokovic, roger federer and rafa nadal completing the top four. in the women's draw, world number one angelique kerber — who was the runner—up last year — is top seed. simona halep is seeded two, ahead of karolina pliskova, and elina svitolina fourth.
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south africa and new zealand had their women's world cup match abandoned, without a ball being bowled on wednesday. each team will each take one point after persistent rain came down. both sides recorded victories in their opening matches. south africa next meet west indies in leicester on sunday — the same day as new zealand take on rivals australia in bristol. there are two more games on thursday — weather permitting — and they include sri lanka against the champions australia in bristol, with both teams looking to make it two wins out of two. the australians began the defence of their title with a comprehensive 8—wicket win over the west indies on monday. nicole bolton — who scored 107 not out in that match — says they'd like to go through the tournament unbeaten, but admits it's a tall order.
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i guess we train every game in isolation and when that to hold the world cup at the end of the day we have to win the majority of our game. we look at game by game at the moment but i think we are playing some very good cricket. the best thing about this world cup is you get the opportunity to play in every country and come semi—final it is the top four team fighting it out for that position. it is really exciting and it means any given day anything can come out and get the job done. some news just some newsjust in, a new captain for the british and irish line against new zealand. no room in the 23 man squad for peter her money who lead
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the side. jonny sexton and owen farrell also in the starting lineup. interesting combination. going for bustin interesting combination. going for bust in this one. sexton starting at fly half and farrell at inside centre and we will see how they go together in that combination. the lions need to win this test to keep the series alive after losing last week. ben te'o who started last week is on the bench but no room for george kruis all peter her money. lots more detail on that in the next hour. i will be back soon. if the truth be known, thursday will be a hard sell
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for the latter part ofjune, given that low pressure is still very much the dominant feature. not a cold start to the day, that is positive, 12, 13, 1a degrees across the south. but as i say, even on this big picture here you get a sense that there is an awful lot of wet and windy weather to be had, not just to be found across the northern half of the british isles either. as we slump towards the south—west, a dank start here. not cold, 13, 1a degrees but the cloud sits low on the tors and moors in the south—west. hill fog around, further east and it is a good deal drier, still a lot of cloud with a hint of brightness if you are lucky. in the northern part of wales in the north of england, light patchy rain here with hill fog around. the rain beginning there to ramp up and as we come into the heart of scotland, a lot of rain here, especially in the south—east and into the north—east of england. weather warnings about this. a lot of rain here just keeps on coming. it is fed in by this north to north—westerly wind and that will be it for the day.
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that is the bad news about it. all the while the rain is trying to move a bit further north through the course of the day. so for any heat at all, well, we have to rely on a little sunshine coming through in the south—east. 18, 19 here but underneath the cloud wind and rain further north, up to 1a degrees. itjust keeps on coming through the daylight hours. here we are into the evening and the pattern is very much the same. i changed the day and the pattern remains the same. the one crumb of comfort at this stage is that by then we may see 80 millimetres of rain across the high ground in the north—east and the rain will be lighter and patchier across the north and west. done at the south—east, 23, mayjust pop off a couple of heavy showers and the start of the week and looks to be a bit damp across the south—eastern quarter until that front moves off into the near continent and then we look back towards the atlantic to see the supply of weather for the weekend. once the front is gone, there is a lull in proceedings and a decent day for many on saturday. pushing the weather front
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into the north—western corner of the british isles during the course of saturday afternoon, that will then transfer a weakening band of weather down towards the south—west and we do it all again. not a bad day following on behind but again, a scattering of showers across the northern and western parts of scotland. so compared to what comes in the next 2a hours or so, the weekend is dry, bright and warm for many of us. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is mike embley. our top stories: tough new security for flights into the united states, but no ban on laptop computers. hong kong police arrest democracy activists, hours before president xi arrives to celebrate 20 years of chinese rule. the policeman who took on the london bridge attackers tells us about the moment he faced them alone.
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