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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  August 11, 2017 1:45am-2:01am BST

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as turkey's ramil guliyev takes victory over 200m. denmark's thorbjorn olesen is the joint clubhouse leader on four under after the opening round of the us pga championship. and roger federer is through to the quarter finals of the montreal masters as the build up to the us open continues. hello, and welcome to the programme. we start with news from day seven at the world athletics championships in london. it was an evening when south africa's wayde van niekerk was looking to add the 200m title to the aoom he had already won. was looking to add the 200m title to the a00m he had already won. although, he came up just short, as colm harrison reports. botswa na's makwala was botswana's makwala was the favourite but it was expected that wayde van niekerk or dutch michaeljohnson‘s double 20 years ago, despite the
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fa ct double 20 years ago, despite the fact wayde van niekerk is not through as one of the fastest qualifiers in a semi—final which was won by ramil guliyev. the south african was leading down the home straight but had to settle for silver in the end as ramil guliyev beat him for the second time in as many days to claim turkey's first gold medal of the championships. and there was more of a shop in the 400 metres hurdles as the czech republic haynova was expecting to win, but it was kori carter to claim the first medal of her career. in the triple jump, christian taylor did not get the world record he wanted, although he did retain his world title with i7 he did retain his world title with 17 metres and 68 centimetres. elsewhere, caster semenya through to the semi—final in the 1500 metres,
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-- 1800 the semi—final in the 1500 metres, —— 1800 metres, over her short distance which is herfavourite, and she hasn't lost an 800 metres race since the world championship semifinals in beijing two years ago. finally, the women's 200 metres on friday promises to be a cracker with the leading lady safely through, defending champion daphne schipp is through, miller—uibo, clocked the same time, and ta lou has a chance of taking gold in the 200 after missing out by an arrow margin in the 100 metres final. golf, and there are joint—leaders after the first round of the final major of the year, the us pga championships at quail hollow in north carolina. they include this man, denmark's thorborn 0lesen, who shot a 67 and was laterjoined in the clubhouse on 4—under—par by kevin kisner of the united states. the open championjordan spieth,
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who needs the pga title to complete a careergrand slam, is five shots off the lead after a 1—over—par 72. rory mcilroy also carded a 72. his round included a bogey at the 13th and a double—bogey at the 14th where he found the water. mcilroy hasn't won a major championship since this event three years ago. rickie fowler is on two under, and jordan spieth, looking for the career grand slam, he is one over, and rory mcilroy won over, sergio garcia, the masters champion, is at four over par after the second round, andjimmy four over par after the second round, and jimmy walker, defending champion, suffered from lyme disease last year, he is at ten under and looking like a big chance to miss the cut. if you doesn't i would be
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very surprised. 0ne the cut. if you doesn't i would be very surprised. one person who is going to be there is this man, thorbjorn 0lesen. it warmed up a lot and that made the ball go longer and you have a little one on the fairway now — you didn't get that the last couple of days, so that made it a little bit easier. and then the greens got a lot firmer also, so all of a sudden the past threes played really tough, i thought, because you come in with long irons and it is very difficult to get it close to the hole —— par threes. it wasn't a great day for the dutch golfer, joost louten, who carded a five over round. but it was a good day for him on one hole. the fourth, to be precise, as he scored a hole in one with this six iron. iam i am still trying to do that. arsene wenger has revealed the uncertainty over his coaching future towards the end of last season caused his arsenal dressing room to become unsettled.
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the gunners open their premier league campaign against leicester city on friday night as austin halewood reports. just 82 days on from the moment chelsea were crowned champions of england, premier league football is back. and after an off—season in which the global transfer market went through the roof, the new season went through the roof, the new season looks like it will be closer than ever. city brought pep guardiola to the club to win the premier league and to win the champions league and he has to win something this year. jose will feel exactly the same at manchester united. chelsea, i do sense, as if there is something brewing which isn't nice, and they need to get in another two or three players i think. antonio contact quickly settled into life in the premier league, winning the title by seven points in his first season —— conte. but after investing more than $160 million already this summer the
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italian manager still wants more. sold a lot, yeah, for this reason, for us it will be very important to try to improve our scored, but the clu b try to improve our scored, but the club knows very well which is my opinion, my ideas about this issue. here arejust some opinion, my ideas about this issue. here are just some of the big signings made so far this summer — a total of $1.3 billion said to be spent. arsenal keep the season —— eat the season off friday night at home to leicester. i messed about arsene wenger‘s future at arsenal impact of their results last season but with a new contact signs of arsene wenger is hoping any previous instability will be put behind them. my instability will be put behind them. my attitude had an impact on the season my attitude had an impact on the season because my attitude had an impact on the season because at my attitude had an impact on the season because at some stage the players came to see me and said, what's going on, boss? i created a lack of clarity in the dressing room, and there is nothing worse than that. the season sees the
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return of one of the best supported clu bs, return of one of the best supported clubs, newcastle united, but manager rafa benitez is already unhappy about the amount of money available for him to spend in the transfer market. joining them huddersfield and brighton, hoping to establish themselves for the first time. we haven't set any targets. if i am looking at the outcome, the outcome we would like this season is to make sure that the first season in the premier league that we give it the best that we can and that we have had a real good go and we can have no complaints at the end of the season that we didn't do enough. new faces and old — 25 years on from its inception, it is at the height of its powers, and with growing financial reward survival is more important than ever. borussia dortmund have suspended 0usmane dembele for this weekend's german cup match after he failed to appear for training on thursday. the bundesliga club have rejected a bid from barcelona for their 20—year—old french striker fuelling speculation that he wants to leave. he's made no secret of his wish
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to play his football at camp nou. 0n the atp tour roger federer survived a scare to progress through to the quarter finals of the montreal masters. the world number three who's won the australian open and wimbledon this year came from a set down to beat spain's david ferrer 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. and he'll face another spaniard after roberto bautista—agut won in three sets against gail monfils. at the wta tour event in toronto world number one karolina pliskova eased through to the quarter finals after her opponent withdrew. the czech went ahead early in the match after a neat drop shot handed her the first set, taking it comfortably 6—2. ranked 50th in the world, japan's naomi 0saka kept her hopes alive with a wonderful tie—break performance wrapped up with a cross court winner, but an abdominal injury that saw her withdraw from tournaments in prague and madrid already forced her withdrawal here. and she'll play caroline wozniacki for a place in the semi finals after the dane was a straight sets 6—3, 6—1 winner over the 2014 champion agnieska radwanska.
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wozniacki has been a runner up in five tournaments this year, two of those against pliskova who she faces next. world number two simona halep expended little energy as she lost just one game in cruising to victory over ba rbora strycova. the romanian, who's defending champion, will now play france's caroline garcia for a place in the semi—finals. if you lose a local derby match 8—0 against a team in the league and then you have to play them in the cup just three days later then you may be sure to put in some extra effort, especially early on. well, in an estonian cup match in tallin, paide had some work to do to restore their reputation but they didn't get off to the most auspicious of starts, allowing levadia to take the lead after 15 seconds without touching the ball and it didn't get any better because just over a minute later they were two down following a free kick. who'd be a goalkeeper? you can get all the latest sports news at our website, that's
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but from me and the rest of the sport today team, goodbye. hello there. thursday was a fine day for most of us. and the weekend isn't looking too bad either. we just have friday to get through first. because things will be turning increasingly cloudy. we'll see some outbreaks of rain. in fact, already, some wet weather already in north—western areas. an area of low pressure sliding across the north of the british isles. tightly squeezed isobars — notice the white lines quite tightly packed. that shows us that the winds will be strong. gales at times, with areas of rain working from west to east. gales at times across areas of scotland, with areas of rain working from west to east. but for the midlands,
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eastern england, in the south and the south—east, it'll start off dry and bright, and will stay that way for good parts of the day. cloud only very slowly increasing from the west. so even by 4pm in the afternoon, for east anglia, down to the south—east, there should be some sunshine around. 22—23 degrees is possible. mainly fine for the channel islands. just a bit of patchy rain creeping in here. that patchy rain continuing to work across the south—west of england. most of it quite light and patchy. perhaps some heavier bursts for coasts and hills. similar story there across wales. 16 degrees in cardiff for the middle of the afternoon. for northern ireland, even though the main area of rain will have cleared away by this stage, there's like to be some cloud left behind, some drizzle. so was true for much of scotland. but to the north, the murray firth, aberdeenshire, they can see some brightness holding on. if that happens, temperatures could get to about 20 degrees. rather cloudy and a little damp across much of northern england. as we go through friday night into the early hours of saturday, the heaviest bursts of rain will have cleared away. but there's still gonna be cloud, mist, murk and drizzle around. not a chilly night by any means, 13—16 degrees.
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and for some, it is going to be a struggle to clear the cloud away during saturday morning. the frontal systems really dragging their heels, particularly across the south of the british isles. generally speaking, high pressure takes charge of the scene for the weekend, which means it will be largely dry, with some spells of sunshine. as you can see, though, quite a cloudy start for saturday. that cloud struggling to break up too much in southern areas. there'll be the odd spot of drizzle around. but northern england, northern ireland, and scotland, the skies will brighten. we'll see some spells of sunshine and perhaps a shower for scotland, north—east england. temperatures nothing to write home about, but in the sunshine it won't feel too bad. and with high pressure right on top of the country on sunday, it should be mainly fine day. good spells of sunshine, and you would be unlucky to get a shower, 16—22 degrees. so, quieter through the weekend, but things will turn unsettled again into the start of next week, with rain at times, particularly in the north—west. welcome to bbc news,
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