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i think there is a good case for this being the best test match we have had all summer. momentum has switched both ways. this superb contest between the teams. tickets for today, some of them were £15. if you paid that, you would have got very good value for money. roll—up for headingley‘s holidays sale. plus, withjoe root right now, you are sale. plus, withjoe root right now, you a re pretty sale. plus, withjoe root right now, you are pretty much guaranteed to see him past 50. it was a surprise to everyone when he faulted, including shady hope. this was a catch he dare not drop. determined to make good his escape, milan reined himself in. perhaps for the first time in the match england were pulling away. this test keeps
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confounding expectations. with stokes toogood to concentrate, had he not seen craig brathwaite? momentum turned. barely 150 runs ahead, jonny bairstow chose invention over caution. then the soothing strokes of moeen ali took hold. he changed the game. 84 runs as beautiful as they were valuable. when he went chris woakes remained. the england number nine pushing their lead beyond 300. when west indies solve one problem, and other prom ptly indies solve one problem, and other promptly appears. the west indies will be pleased they did not lose a wicket in that final session tonight. a bold declaration from the england captain, joe root. it was. not what many people expected. he declared without letting james anderson backed. perhaps the first sign of him putting his stamp on the england
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captaincy, not something many people think that alastair cook would have done. england still well on top. james anderson will fancy his chances of taking his 500th test wicket tomorrow that he needs another three to stop we saw moeen ali with a bat. the picture is starting to spin. that will make it difficult for the west indies for that there was still hope to take something from the match but england are well in charge. that is saying something considering where they we re something considering where they were a day or so. the england fans behind you will have been pleased to see today some strong performances in the end and batting line—up. we saw six of the batsmen in the middle and lower order getting half centuries. that shows the strength and depth in the england side at the moment. much is made about the england batting line—up. chris woa kes is england batting line—up. chris woakes is the number nine. he is in the team to bowl. he made 50 and
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pressure. moeen ali is the best number eight. there were contributions throughout. ben stokes and moeen ali were more swashbuckling and looked good on the eye. malan is not used to scoring that slowly. yesterday, mark stoneman worked hard. there have been one or two little hiccups. westley gave his wicket away yesterday does they will not be happy with the wayjonny ba i rstow played not be happy with the wayjonny bairstow played a reverse sweep. that is an aberration. they will be pleased that other test match is going. head of the ashes that is what they were after. as we know it is on the horizon. patrick geary live at headingley. we will look forward to the final day. the final tennis major of the year the us open is under way at flushing meadows. despite andy murray being out injured, there is already a british player through to the second round.
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kyle edmund the highest ranked british man at the tournament is through. after beating the 32nd seed robin haase in straight sets. the second set was the toughest for the 22—year—old. he kept his concentration despite a row with the umpire over line calls. he went on to take the match in straight sets, in just under two hours and will play nicolas almagro or stevejohnson of the united states next. british youngster cameron norrie beat dmitry tursonov when the russian retired through injury in the third set. norrie, who came through three rounds of qualifying, was leading by two sets to love at the time. heather watson though is out, her poor run at flushing meadows coontinues. she's never won a match at the us 0pen, knocked out in the first round by alize cornet. despite winning the junior tournament in 2009, the british number two lost her first round match for the seventh successive year 6—4,
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6—4 it finished. johanna konta takes on serbia's aleksandra krunic and could become world number one at the end of the tournament. konta will be hoping for another performance to match her efforts at wimbledon where she made the semi—finals. later the world number two simona halep is up against former champion maria sharapova, playing herfirst grand slam tournament since completing a 15—month doping suspension. with the football transfer window closing in three days' time, clubs are finalising deals. liverpool have agreed a club—record deal to sign leipzig midfielder naby keita, with the player officially joining on 1july 2018. the reds have agreed to pay the £48 million release clause that will allow him to move next summer. the fee will easily surpass the £36 million liverpool spent on mo salah in 2011.
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frenchman 0usmane dembele has become the second most expensive footballer of all time after he joined barcelona today from borussia dortmund for an initial £96.8 million. the 20—year old french international has signed a five—year contract with the club. and the deal could rise to £1355 million — barca spending some of the £200 million they received from paris saint germain for neymar. hearts have appointed craig levein as their new manager to replace ian cathro who was sacked before the start of the premiership season levein, the former scotland manager, was the director of football at tynecastle. hearts have lost twice and won once in the league under caretaker boss jon daly who will remain at the club as a coach. scotland and aberdeen winger gary mackay—steven is recovering after he was rescued from the river kelvin in the early hours of sunday. mackay—steven was pulled from the river by firefighters and treated for hypothermia. the 26 year—old was on the bench for aberdeen‘s win over partick on saturday.
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great britain's ashley mckenzie was eliminated at the first hurdle on day one at the world judo championships in budapest. the two—time 0lympian lost by a hold—down ippon to japan's under—21 world champion nagayama ryuju in the —60kg category. britishjudo has sent a team of 12 athletes to the event in hungary including rio 0lympic bronze medallist sally conway who fights on friday in the —70kg class. that is the thing with judo. when you make one mistake it is over. i made that mistake and i tried to do a move and it went wrong from the. i did try my hardest to get out but u nfortu nately i did try my hardest to get out but unfortunately i did not. it was tough. here's a world junior champion and the number eight seed. it was a tough draw from the start.
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in that i am more than 85% sure i would have won that fight. you have to beat the best to be the best. hats off. i'm sure he will not find it too much harder to go through. chris and gabby adcock believe their world bronze medal in glasgow at the weekend proves they deserve funding. despite gb badminton securing their first olympic medal for eight years at rio 2016 uk sport cut all of their funding — stating badminton didn't not have ‘credible' medal prospects for the next games — tokyo 2020. half of the playing squad and over 50% of the support staff lost theirjobs as a result of the cut — but could that decision now be reversed? bbc sport's nick hope reports after the tears, came the triumph. the adcock ‘s celebrated an emotional world bronze, not only for
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themselves but for the players and staff who lost their jobs after losing funding. if somebody had said we would middle before, with a habit in their hands. we have had so much support from old staff used to work with us. they are so pleased and proud of us. we speak to them regularly. it has been amazing. this medal is for them as well. judy murray may be better associated with terrorist but she was a scottish university babington champion of the youngster. she is a big supporter of ki rsty youngster. she is a big supporter of kirsty gilmour. i understand better than most people just how expensive it can be to develop a player through the junior ranks. if a player is constantly worried about where their next meal is coming from all the next train ticket or playing to get or pair of trainers all we string is coming from you will not get the best performance out of them. i'd hate to think that money is thing that prevented her to getting where she needs to be. uk
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sport did help to bring this event to glasgow. dame catherine granger was here to witness the success today which will certainly help their bid for unapproved which will happen in the next few months when dame grainger meets representatives of all the unfunded sports. they will review their decisions before the end of the year. i was not aware she was here. any medal will help a lot. it has shown we have still got the squad, players and ability to win medals which we shall continue to do. i genuinely believe that. hopefully uk sport can recognise that. uk sport is likely to need assurances about future medal potential. the boxer, cheavon clarke, is one of great britain's big hops for a medal at the next 0lympics. and already he could be labelled the lazarus of the boxing world. and notjust because he's able
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to get back up off the canvas. the jamaican—born british boxer has been impaled... poisoned... and brought back from death twice. despite that... he's now at the world championships in hamburg and competes in the quarter finals tomorrow. 0ur 0lympic sports reporter david mcdaid has more. as britain plasma top amateur heavyweight coheres used to taking blows. not even the grim reaper can keep him down. you know when people say yol0, i don't believe that. keep him down. you know when people say yolo, i don't believe that. he has already come back from the dead not once but twice. those spices with death came aged eight and 18. the first when he fell onto a metal spike and the second when his appendix burst. the doctor said to my mumi appendix burst. the doctor said to my mum i am appendix burst. the doctor said to my mumiama appendix burst. the doctor said to my mum i am a very lucky young man. during the operation i've outlined on the table. i came back to life. i
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don't know. sometimes i look back and thinki don't know. sometimes i look back and think i have come a long way. then i'd just brush it off. that is yesterday. it cannot believe in yesterday. it cannot believe in yesterday. he may be keen to downplay his past but back at home in gravesend his friends feel his experiences have even him an edge. if that has happened to you and you have gone through that, survived dick twice and been clinically dead twice, your outlook on life can only be more positive. the invincibility has helped him so much within boxing. the mentality he now has going forward has allowed him to knock people out. one thing he does say is he has learned not to plan too far ahead, except when it comes too far ahead, except when it comes to the next 0lympics. too far ahead, except when it comes to the next olympics. yes, i want to do damage. want to win gold, make
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everybody proud. and inspire people. a gold medal, an olympic. come tokyo 2020, you get the feeling it will ta ke 2020, you get the feeling it will take more than a couple of killer punches to stop him. he's 15 years old, jumps off cliffs in his school holidays and next year could make history for wales at the commonwealth games. aidan heslop is a young diver with genuine aspirations of getting to the gold coast next year. if he does, he'd be wales's first international diver in two decades. tom brown has been to meet him. it is dangerous, daring and not for the faint—hearted. if you are afraid of heights, look away now. when did you first decide you wanted to throw yourself off a cliff? it was about five years ago, it was just different to what every other diver was doing, it is the danger that makes me want to do it. from a 24 metre high platform, he is already making
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an impression in the sport. this summer, he won the international cliff diving championship in switzerland. the first time i watched him, i had my hands over my eyes. he is starting to go off the 24 now and my heart goes a little bit with the 24 but in another year, i'm sure i will get used to that as well. this is very much the jaw—dropping version of what aidan does but for next year's commonwealth games, he's hoping to compete for wales in something a little bit more familiar. at tom daley‘s old pool in plymouth, he's hoping to follow in the olympic diver‘s footsteps. he could be the first welsh diver at the commonwealth games since robert morgan in 1998. going to commonwealth games next year would be amazing, but i have a lot more opportunity in not just next year but the four years after and maybe the four years after that. really proud to be
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welsh and i am as well. he is training eight times a week to achieve his commonwealth dream and with his gcses in the same year, the hard work is not over yet. pretty impressive stuff. that's all from sportsday. there'll be more sport here on bbc news throughout the evening. 0n the cover of sambourne's latest thriller, to kill the president, it says this. the unthinkable has happened. the united states has
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elected a demagogue. we don't know who he is, he has no name in the book. just that there is another dangerfor some of book. just that there is another danger for some of those around him to have to face a troubling moral dilemma. sam horn is a guardian columnist. he has long since added himself as the author. welcome. —— alto himself. some of your readers may find the setup in this novel is really familiar. does that make it easier or harder to right? in some ways harder. this is meant to be fiction. it is an alternative present. the reader will have recent and current events in their minds. you have to ride that and use it to your advantage and yet also insert things that will be wholly unfamiliar, the
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heroine of the story, a character called maggie costello who has appeared in earlier novels. irish born and principled woman. she worked for the previous president, a widely admired figure around the world. she has held on working for this much more unpopular president. the universe around it, i am aware people will be bringing things to it they know from the real world. people will say this is donald trump. is it him or not? the president is not named. he is a fictional creation. that is portman. for example, the centre of the story are these two left tenants, royal partisans for their party who find themselves frankly appalled by the man they are serving and come to the conclusion he is a menace not only to america but to the world. the backgrounds they have, in this novel
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they are the defence secretary and chief of staff. they do not map onto the real defence secretary and chief of staff of your creating an alternative universe, an alternative world. at the centre will be things people find familiar. we do not want to give away the whole plot. you can set the scene for us at the beginning without spoiling it for anyone. the book opens with the president launching a nuclear strike against north korea. i wrote this book many months ago before any of the current events has happened. that is a quirk of timing. he launches a nuclear strike against north korea and china after words with the north korean leader. that is narrowly averted by the genius intervention of a low—level person who narrowly asserts that strike. neck gets us into the whole question of whether there is a machine that is irrevocable once it starts, or whether it can be stopped. one
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fascinating thing with the research was about the nuclear authority of the president. turns out it is the least checked power of all the powers the president has. the power to launch a nuclear assault, one to end civil nations and the human race, there is no restraint, no filter on him. when he decides to do it, they have a low—level military aid walking around with a briefcase manacled to the risk having nuclear codes in. he gets the" calls up the number in the pentagon war room, confirmed his identity and then he can give the order. the defence secretary is not there, they had the army is not there, the chairman of thejoint chiefs is not army is not there, the chairman of the joint chiefs is not there. army is not there, the chairman of thejoint chiefs is not there. he is a nuclear monarch with this power. what the plot their next laws is whether the military mind and political mind has the flexibility to say in no circumstances we must do something. even if it is something morally as difficult and
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dangerous as the launching of the nuclear strike itself. get aat the heart of this book is a series of these moral dilemmas for the players involved. the president himself is more or less offstage for most of the novel. this is about the people who serve him and the dilemmas they wrestle with. there's one at the very beginning. kenny swart a presidential order? —— can use the wart? even the dilemma amongst the people who work for him. they begin to conclude that the man who has taken an oath to serve is a menace to the world. they begin to wrestle with where responsibility lies in that situation. is it your ability to serve the commander in chief or, if you have concluded he is a danger to the world, seek to remove him and

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