to further controversies across a range of sports, there is growing concern that british medal success has come at too high a price, with athlete welfare the cost. what we have perhaps forgotten in the past or not dealt with so obviously in the past is actually the mental health and wellbeing of those whose sport is their profession and that is why i am hosting a series of round tables in the autumn to make sure that we do have the right structures in place. i think stories like this are incredibly important for us to make sure that we prevent that from happening in the future. having overcome her issues, rebekah says she is now in a better place. the former olympian's advice to those who are struggling to cope — to never suffer in silence. dan roan, bbc news. cricket and the third test against south africa began today at the oval. it was a struggle for england with their captainjoe root one of the wickets to fall. rain stopped play early with england on 171—4. football and england are through to the quarter—finals of the women's european championships. they beat portugal
to top their group. but scotland, despite winning, failed to go through. katie gornall is in tilburg, in the netherlands. a mixed night, then. it really was. scotland unlikely winners against spain but they could not find the crucial second goal to send them through but england as expected here maintained their 100% record to reach the quarterfinals, although they did not have it all their own way against portugal. tournament football usually holds a few shocks and surprises. riding out the twists and turns is what marks a champion. here in tilburg england's smooth progression was expected to continue. unlike a number of big teams at this championship, england had yet to put a foot wrong and taking it all in her stride was toni duggan, six minutes, 1—0. simple. or was it? portugal are the lowest ranked side here but their response was to keep calm and wait for the right moment. having made ten changes,
mark sampson's team seem to have lost their momentum. still there was no need to panic. half—time brought a change in direction. nikita parris emerged determined for england and a pest to the portuguese. portugal could still make their european debut one to remember. a goal might edge them through, but england held firm. they weren't at their best, but then they did not need to be. a 2—1win sending england comfortably through to the quarterfinals. a blockbuster meeting with france awaits. england's win made the equation simple for scotland. beat spain by two goals, and they would be through. simple, yetfar from straightforward. but with the help of the spanish keeper, they were on their way. chaotic, calamitous, they all count. caroline weir's goal gave scotland belief. but although they huffed and puffed, they could not muster the knockout blow. against a side seen as one of the competition's dark horses. having come close it was a bitter pill to swallow. newsnight is coming up on bbc two.
tonight we speak to the immigration minister and the shadow home secretary about the deep cracks over brexit at the very top of the government and the opposition, and a special report from caracas. is venezuela sliding into civil war? join me now on bbc two. here on bbc one it's time for the news where you are. hello and welcome to sportsday. i'm mike bushell. it wasn't easy — but england are safely into the last eight of the women's european championship. but it's what might have been for scotland — they beat spain, but it's not enough. many happy returns — wayne rooney is back in the blue shirt of everton. and close to another century for england, alistair cook rescues the opening day of the third test against south africa at the oval. so let's recap the football.
england's women are through to the quarter—finals of the european championship, with the best record of any of the group winners following their 2—1 victory over portugal. let's cross live to tilburg and speak to our sport correspondent katie gornall. so england have so much confidence now going into these crucial quarterfinal matches? that is absolutely right. they will take a lot of confidence from having that 100% record in this group. they have won all three of their group games, and they have won them in different ways. they were always expected to beat portugal, the lowest ranked side in the tournament, but they didn't have it all their own way. each time, they found a different
way to win. they got off to a perfect start here in tilburg. after just six minutes, they were given an opportunity by the portuguese keeper. toni duggan doesn't miss chances like that. 1—0 up. it looked simple at that point, but portugal did not panic. they responded, causing england plenty of problems and evening things up with that goal. at that stage, portugal were still in with a chance of going through, but england came back after the break rejuvenated, nikita paris with a lovely goal, forcing her way through to make sure england sealed their win. the most important thing for them was the three points. mark sampson made ten changes to this site, so there was a danger that they might lose their momentum, but they might lose their momentum, but they didn't. now they set up a blockbuster quarterfinal with
france, unexpectedly finishing runners—up in their group, group c. this is a team england haven't beaten since 1974, but fans will be without the influential captain and you get a sense that this just might be the time to play them —— france will be without their captain. scotland fans will know the feeling of "what if" only too well. once again, they were so near and yet so far. not many pundits expected them to beat spain, but the scots survived the early pressure and took the lead at the end of the first half, as caroline weir drilled the ball past the spanish keeper. now scotland had to win by two clear goals to go through, and they had a fantastic chance after half time to book their place, so imagine the despair for leanne crichton when she missed from three yards. but they go home from their first major tournament with pride, having been knocked out only on goal difference. so let's have a look at the final group table — england with nine points out
of nine, and the other three teams all finish on three points apiece. it went to head to heads. they all beat each other, so spain go through on better goal difference. so the quarter—finals line up is like this. first up will be the hosts, the netherlands against sweden, on saturday at 5 o' clock, with germany against denmark at 7.45. then on sunday, austria kick off spain at the same time as england take on france, at 7.45. there was an emotional return for wayne rooney to his first love tonight as he appeared in a competitive match in the blue shirt for the first time in 13 years. the teenage rooney was a hero to the everton fans before he left for manchester united back in 2004, and tonight he was back at goodison park in the europa league as ben croucher reports.
the team—mates might have changed, as well as the sheer number. the hairstyle, not much. wayne rooney a lwa ys hairstyle, not much. wayne rooney always said he wanted to play for everton in europe, and his dream came true. rooney almost improved on it as well, with a first half that list had little to excite even a sniff of goal was enough to lift goodison park. the former anne terpstra united man found himself in the right areas, just without the right ending. a distinctive and impressed everton faithful will have been more concerned when the opposition were denied. a combination of brains plus deflection soon have those concerns at ease, the everton captain starting his 11th season with the club, enhancing chances of another run in the europa league. everton will be annoyed that they couldn't score more, having spent £1 million this summer. but for the man they got forfree, it this summer. but for the man they got for free, it was still a happy
homecoming. aberdeen also take a lead into the second leg of their european qualifier. we can look at the action from this one. ryan christie, on loa n from this one. ryan christie, on loan from celtic, gave them the lead after four minutes. limassol then equalised. they then had a man sent off before graeme shinnie. the winner before the end, so they take that 2-1 winner before the end, so they take that 2—1 lead into the second leg. it was a difficult day for the debuta nts playing for england in the third test against south africa at the oval. england won the toss and chose to bat first, but only the experience of alistair cook with his unbeaten 82 saved the first day, as around him four wickets fell, and at the close the hosts were 171 for 4, asjoe wilson reports from the oval. nostalgic days at one of the world's great cricket arenas. 100th test match at the oval. he started it. the ground on thursday morning, the ground in 1914. anyone who became someone played cricket here. at this test match, england threw themselves into the future,
picking three debutants hoping for the best. keatonjennings is still trying to find his way for england. noughts don't help him or the captain. joe root suddenly has responsibility for, well, everything. his decision to bat first, so show them something positive. first runs in test cricket for tom westley, first of the debutants to bat. he lasted until lunch, and then fell as soon as play resumed. looked the part for 25 runs. now the captain. well, that felt good, but the last thing joe root needed was a brilliant catch by the wicketkeeper. oh, gone for 29. well, between the dismissals, between the rain showers, england needed a batsman to persevere. it was alastair cook, of course it was. cook's 50 took him 203 minutes and everyone with an england
connection appreciated the effort. so what about the next debutants? dawid malan made one. in 100 test matches here, there's really been anything more out. in 100 test matches here, there's rarely been anything more out. but cook is still there and he will resume. you don't have to be the captain to play a captain's innings. that's all from sportsday on a night when england reached the quarter—finals of euro 2017, but for scotland, it's another case of so near and so far. coming up in a moment, the papers, but from us, good night. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow. with me arejoel taylor, deputy news editor of the metro and kate devlin, deputy political editor of the sunday express. tomorrow's front pages, starting with. .. brexit leads many of the front pages — the ft focuses on the chancellor's apparent plan for a two—phase, transition deal. the telegraph highlights assurances from the home secretary that eu citizens will still be able to come to the uk. meanwhile, the times takes a look at uk—ireland relations, saying theresa may faces a new setback after the government there called for a post—brexit sea border. the metro reports on the grenfell tower investigation, as police tell residents there are reasonable grounds to look further at possible corporate manslaughter offences. the guardian also headlines that story, and has a picture of the new swan lake production starring hull's very own xander parish. the mirror has an interview with mother of 11—month—old charlie gard, after a judge ruled he should be moved to a hospice to die.
the express leads with research claiming drinking alcohol regularly can significantly cut the risk of developing type—2 diabetes. the sun reports on the upcoming sentencing of thieves who stole more than £400,000 from england starjohn terry's home. first to the times and one of the brexit related stories. irish want the border with uganda brexit. dublin pushes for no controls that land frontier. why, kate? there are a couple of reasons. one of them has to be that we are dealing with a new irish prime minister. he was elected as leader of his party only a couple of weeks ago. he has installed a new foreign minister and they are clearly flexing their muscles. but they are also talking about a number of possible solutions that have been suggested in the past, including technical solutions which they are 110w
technical solutions which they are now rolling out. i'm not that surprised. there have been suggestions that there would be huge difficulties in trying to patrol that length of border with things like video cameras, and would just bea like video cameras, and would just be a return to the hard border of the past. this is also a huge because the border, for a long time during the troubles, was such a difficult place to cross. it was the site of many atrocities. it was where a lot of people lost their lives, but it was also symbolic of lots of things. on the one hand, there will be lots of people in northern ireland who will not want a return to a hard border and would like this kind of solution. on the other side, where we are talking about northern ireland and talk about northern ireland and talk about the other community, there will be people who look at this and say, we are as british as theresa may and this is imperilling our british identity. it is a big
problem. but you can understand why dublin might think that a deal with this at sea somehow is for some people a possible solution. you can certainly see their perspective on getting away from a hard border in northern ireland. but you can also see how the government has been taken aback by this. there