tv Sport Today BBC News August 14, 2017 1:45am-2:01am BST
is sport today, live from the bbc sport centre. coming up on this programme: justin thomas wins his first major title claiming the us pga championship in north carolina by two strokes. caster semenya defends her 800m title on the final day of the world athletics championships in london. and romelu lukaku scores twice for manchester united as they put four past a hapless west ham at old trafford. hello and welcome to the programme, where we start with the news that justin thomas in the past couple of hours has claimed the uspga championship at quail hollow in north carolina. the american was a two stroke winner on 8—under to win his first major title. some remarkable play on the last nine holes saw the 24—year—old from kentucky fire four birdies in a seven—hole stretch with one on the 10th that hung on the edge of the hole for what seemed like an eternity, before eventually dropping in. like magic. and despite bogeying the last on a day where the lead was held
by five players at one stage he held enough of a lead to claim the wannamaker trophy in what was his fourth victory of the season. so confirmation of the thomas win with his good friend jordan spieth who was looking to become the youngest career grand slam winner finishing on 2—over, but for all the latest head to bbc.com/sport. world number four rory mcilroy went into the tournament as one of the favourites but finished nine shots off the winner. afterwards he said he was considering a breakfrom golf to deal with a back muscle injury he picked up earlier this year in south africa. ijust i just needed ijust needed time fully heal. i feel like i am capable of playing well and winning and putting rounds together, but if i want to challenge ona together, but if i want to challenge on a more consistent basis, i need to get 100% healthy. sunday was the last day of the world athletics championships in london. on a day where it was the end of the line for some, others were just reaching the heights of their career,
as ben croucher reports. the far north night of competition promised much and did not disappoint. 0ne lady who knows how to compete under pressure is castor semenya, who added a third 800 metres world title to her bulging trophy cabinet. she placed at strong —— she faced strong competition, but responded in the home straight to wind a world leading time this year, getting gold and adding to last yea r‘s getting gold and adding to last year's 0lympic title in rio. in the women's 5000 metres, it was a race of two halves. in the first half, it was between ethiopia and can you, but with 300 metres remaining, the kenyan raced away with the wind. —— kenya. can you did do well in the 1500 metres men's. norway's runner
fell over the line for bronze. in the men's high jump, fell over the line for bronze. in the men's highjump, a major title for qatar. final two events of the of the evening, the usa claimed the women's four x 400 metre title by a good item. —— bya women's four x 400 metre title by a good item. —— by a good distance. at the end of the evening, usain bolt was honoured, given a piece of the london 2012 track in front of the 60,000 watching on, those who adored and saw his feats
over both 100m and 200m applauding a man who has done so much for the sport, and who the like of may never be seen again. mo farah has accused sections of the media of trying to "destroy" his legacy over his relationship with his coach alberto salazar. salazar, who is under investigation by us anti—doping authorities, has worked with the british runner since 2011, in which time he's won four olympic gold medals and six world titles. but farah believes he's been treated unfairly, and says hard work is the key. sometimes i find it bizarre how certain people write certain things to be up to suit how they want to sell the story. the fact is, it is what it is. what i have achieved is through hard work and sometimes you quys through hard work and sometimes you guys get to me at certain times, because you never write the facts.
the fact is that i have achieved what i have through hard work and pain. iwant what i have through hard work and pain. i want you to write the truth and what is out there, and to educate every single people out there, and tell them the truth. be honest with them. and, as i said, if i have crossed the line, mo farah has done something wrong. so prove it. history does not lie. i have done everything could for my country, and made 70 people proud, and that is all i can do, raqqa is my country and win medals for them. i have done that, and now it is time to move on the road zero goes. —— so many people proud. there are a lot of people blindly. —— to move on to the road and see where it goes. in the english premier league romelu lukaku scored a double on his official old trafford debut as manchester united beat west ham 4—0.
jose mourinho‘s team were a constant threat against a poor hammers side, lukaku finishing smartly with a goal in each half. antony martial made it three in the 87th minute, and paul pogba rounded things off with a well taken finish from outside the box in the 90th minute. it was a good performance with confidence that was very high aikawa the kim truter the second half, winning and scoring more goals and playing to win in a more comfortable way. but it was a very positive performance, with a good reflection of the confidence levels that we have. mauricio potchettino has had some problems to deal with in the lead up to the start of the season but he saw his side win 2—0 at newly promoted newcastle united. dele alli with the opener and ben davies adding a second as they start the season with a clean sheet. the world's most expensive footballer neymar made his ligue1 debut for paris saint—germain and promptly sciored in a 3—0 win away to guingamp.
the forward, who signed for over $260 million, managed the third having given an assist for edinson cavani in a 3—0 victory, while the defending champions monaco continued their campaign at dijon winning comfortably 4—1. neymar‘s former club barcelona have been in action against real madrid in the opening leg of the spanish super cup but it didn't end as well for them, or for real madrid's cristiano ronaldo who was sent off at which point the portuguese pushed the referee in frustration. the world footballer of the year scored the second of the match in the 80th minute and then picked up two yellow cards over the next two minutes, one for diving in the penalty area, to see himself dismissed at camp nou before he made contact with the referee, although his side will take a 3—1 lead into the second leg in madrid on wednesday. while lazio have won the italian super cup at the stadio 0limpico in rome
in dramatic fashion. an injury—time goal from substitute alessandro murgia sealed a 3—2 win againstjuventus after paulo dybala's two goals in the last five minutes had levelled the match. to tennis news, and alexander zverev shocked second seed roger federer in straight sets in the montreal masters final to win his fifth title of the season on sunday. the 20—year—old german utilised his strong serve to overpower federer 6—3, 6—4. zverev‘s only loss of the season in a final came against the 36—year—old swiss at halle in june. he's now tied with the 19—time grand slam winnerfor the most titles this season at five, as the players now head to cincinatti with the us open in new york getting underway later this month. elina svitolina took a comprehensive victory over caroline wozniacki to win the toronto wta trophy on sunday for her fifth title of 2017 and her second final of the season against the former world number one. svitolina needed just 77 minutes to beat wozniacki in straight sets 6—4, 6—0 hitting four aces as she took the final eight games of the match. wozniacki has lost six finals so far in 2017. india head into day three of the third test against sri lanka
in pallekelle shortly in a commanding position. chasing a series clean sweep, hardik pandya smashed an 86—ball maiden test 100 on sunday, including this six, as india made 487. pandya followed that up with the crucial wicket of angelo mathews. sri lanka ended the day on 19 for one, still trailing by 333, with three days remaining. defending champions england scored 10 tries against italy as they made it two wins out of two in pool b of the women's rugby world cup in dublin. england's next game on thursday will be a pool decider against the united states who beat spain 43—0. elsewhere new zealand and canada scored second wins in group a. hosts ireland were 24—14 winners overjapan in group c and france beat australia 48—0. looking forward to the latter stages
that tournament. but that is all we had time for. from me, tulsen tollett, and from the team, goodbye for now. —— that is all we have time for. good morning. last week, the weather was pretty changeable, wasn't it? this week, it's more of the same, i'm afraid. in fact, if we take a look back at last week, parts of eastern england had over 60 millimetres of rain. that's pretty close to a month's worth in just a 36—hour period. and certainly, the south—east has been the wettest of the weather. pretty much close to normal, at the moment, so far this august, in scotland and northern ireland. in fact, last week, we had some decent spells of sunshine in western scotland. on wednesday, you can see this beautiful picture sent in by one of our weather watchers — there was over 13.5 hours of sunshine, and a high of 21 degrees in glasgow.
but generally speaking, last week, the jetstream was to the south. so we were on the colder side of the jetstream and the more unsettled one for some. through the weekend, though, the jetstream moved steadily north. that allowed for decent spells of sunshine for many of us and also some warmth, particularly along the kent coast, with temperatures in the mid—20s. but it has all changed as we move through monday, with wet and windy weather pushing in. the heaviest of the rain will always be across scotland through the morning. it'll be fairly ragged as it moves through wales and south—west england. but in the south—east, we keep the dry, sunny weather, and the warmth. 24 degrees not out of the question, again, in the london area. but that rain will pep up over south—west england and wales overnight. not too much in the south—east corner, but some rain to clear overnight on monday into tuesday. it will do so so, then we have a showery regime with these weather fronts sitting across the country.
some of the showers will be potentially heavy and thundery as well. but if you dodge the showers, it won't feel too bad. we could see highs of 24 degrees. a little bit cooler and fresher with some showers to the north—west. a brief ridge of high pressure builds for us before a change is sitting in the wings waiting for us for wednesday. 0n the whole, wednesday looks promising on the whole, particularly in sheltered eastern areas. eventually, winds will strengthen with the rain pushing on. so the south—east will see the highest values. out to the west, a little more disappointing. then from wednesday night into thursday, we will see wet and windy weather pushing across the country. gales on the coast in particular. this week, starting with sun and warmth, but then heavy showers, but feeling cooler later on. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. i'm duncan golestani. our top stories: america's top general prepares
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