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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  September 4, 2017 1:45am-2:01am BST

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hello, i'm nick marshall—mccormack and this is sport today, live from the bbc sport centre. coming up on the show: the wild card is wiped out... maria sharapova is knocked out of the us open by anastasija sevastova. magnificent at monza! lewis hamilton overtakes sebastian vettel to lead the formula one world championship. and it's sorry day for sri lankan cricket fans as india thrash their team again. hi there wherever you are around the world welcome to sport today. maria sharapova's comeback for her first grand slam since her doping ban, is over. she's been knocked out in the fourth round of the us open by anastasija sevastova in three sets. former world number one sharapova, had been granted a wild—card entry into the main draw. despite criticism from some of her competitors. the latvian 16th lost the first set but took control after that as sharapova's fitness and accuracy started to struggle
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with 51 unforced errors. it was fairly clear at the lack of matches caught up with maria sharapova. opening—night, under the lights, she developed after defeating the second seed, simona halep. and she played well in patches against anastasija sevastova. in the deciding set, her forehand, in particular, broke down. it was a very canny opponent she was playing. they made a decision that commercially she delivers and also believe her record meant she was entitled to a wildcard at some do not agree. she needs more matches and if she can stay free of injuries, she could be a real contender in 2018. sevastova will play
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american sloane stephens in the quarter—finals. she ousted germany'sjulia goerges 6—3, 3—6, 6—1. it caps a remarkable comeback from stephens who was a 2013 australian open semi—finalist. she missed 11 months with a foot injury that required surgery injanuary and returned only at wimbledon, but has won 12 of her past 14 matches. us ninth seed venus williams advanced by defeating spain's carla suarez navarro 6—3, 3—6, 6—1. the wimbledon and australian open runner—up, seeking her third us open crown, will meet either wimbledon champion garbine muguruza or petra kvitova. spanish 12th seed pablo carreno busta advanced to his second grand slam quarter—final on sunday by eliminating canadian teen qualifier denis shapovalov. it ended a dream run for the 18—year—old who would have been the youngest us open quarter—finalist since andre agassi in 1988. busta has not dropped a set this week. it was very tough. three hours,
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three sets, three try breaks. it was an amazing victory for me and now i am qualifying in the grand slam and we will try to continue. am qualifying in the grand slam and we will try to continuelj am qualifying in the grand slam and we will try to continue. i do not think i played as well today as i have in the past two weeks but that will happen. i think he played a very great match. he stayed tough me ntally very great match. he stayed tough mentally in tough points. his three tiebreaks were better than mine. mercedes‘ lewis hamilton took the outright championship lead in formula one for the first time this season, with a dominant victory in the italian grand prix. a day after breaking the all—time record for pole positions, hamilton was in total control at monza, leading team—mate valtteri bottas to a one—two finish with sebastian vettel in third. tom clarkson is in monza. the monza track is nick and the
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temple of speed but for lewis hamilton would be a walk in the park. he was under little pressure for his record—breaking 69 start from poll. the briton beat everyone to the first corner and never looked back. a tangle with felipe massa saw the dutchman come off worse, sending him to the pits for repairs at and he eventually finish 10th. sebastian vettel was heading in the other direction. he was not the third but that was as good as it god. the biggest challenge hamilton faced was keeping his concentration. —— as good as it got. he went on to become the first driver to win back to back races of the season and with the trip to us finishing second —— cabal to —— bottas.
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romelu lukaku scored the winner as belgium qualified for next year's world cup by beating greece. they become the first european qualifiers aside from host nation russia. belgium now sit eight points clear at the top, but the race for second and a play—off spot remains wide open. bosnia—herzegovina jumped a point ahead of greece with a a—nil win in gibraltar. cyprus‘ 1—0 defeat to estonia means they are now four points adrift. maybe it technically we were very poor today. you have to give credit to the organisation of greece which was very good. they were playing with the crowd and they gave them what they wanted. counter attacks was a quick way to put us under pressure and i think today was a performance that needed tactics. in group a... france had kylian mbappe, thomas lemar and antoine griezmann in their lineup but they had a humiliating goalless draw at home to luxembourg, who are ranked 136th in the world. sweden thrashed belarus a—nil, while the netherlands
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kept their hopes of automatic qualification going with a 3—1 win over bulgaria. switzerland eased to their eighth straight win in qualifying, they won 3—0 away to bottom side latvia. the swiss have a maximum 2a points in group b, three ahead of portugal although they still have to visit the european champions for a showdown in lisbon in theirfinal game. portugal, who beat 10—man hungary 1—nil away, have a vastly superior goal difference. german coachjoachim loew has condemned the fans who sang nazi era chants during their win over the czech republic on friday. the chants came on the anniversary of germany's invasion of poland in 1939 that triggered world war ii. translation: i'm not upset or sad, but i am angry. this is maybe the best description of my feelings. i am really, really upset about what happened.
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the fact that some so—called fans used football and the stage of an international game to bring great shame and disgrace to our country with their behaviour, i think every single one of those people should not be allowed to enter the stadium. that would be an absolute win. a century from virat kohli helped his side to another win in sri lanka, completing a 5—0 whitewash in their one day cricket series. kohli's unbeaten 110 guided his side to their target of 239 with six wickets and 21 balls to spare. earlier, the hosts were bowled out for 238, two balls short of their fifty overs. bhuvneshwar kumar took five wickets for a2. former india captain ms dhoni became the first wicket—keeper to reach 100 stumpings in one—day internationals. sri lanka lost all three tests against india as well. this was a clinical wicket. a first
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ever series of whitewash for sri lanka. they ignored the fact that this was as slow pitch. 120 partnership enable sri lanka to reach a position of safety. both players hit half century. sri lanka ended their innings 238th all out. it was the ruthlessness in captaincy that proved telling. virat kohli ' wonderfully. the stage was set by him and finished by him. not out on 110 and hitting the winning runs to condemn sri lanka to a 5—0
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whitewash.. australia are desperate to draw level in their test series with bangladesh after intense criticism from the media down under. defeat in the opening match was their first ever to the bangladeshis. here's captain steve smith. obviously, bangladesh will be full of confidence after the way they played last week. we need to play a lot better than we did last week. we need to win this test match to level the series. the inclusion of stephen o'keefe in the squad is a good one. it gives us the option to play three spinners if we like and if it is really skinny it is a good option. haydn porteous has won the czech masters. the south african came from two shots back going into sunday's final round in prague to overtake lee slattery. his three under par 69 took him to thirteen under overall and was good enough to give him victory by two shots. thanks for your company.
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there's lots more sport from around the world at bbc dot com slash sport. i'm nick marshall—mccormack — see you soon. bye bye. hello. after a weekend of two halves, this week's weather takes us on a bit of a journey but things are a bit quieter for a time mid—week, as i'll show you in a moment. i will start with a couple of images from sunday's weather. after all that saturday sunshine, grey skies, some rain around. the further east you are, you did not get that rain until quite late on and the weather system that brought it is starting to fizzle out but we are left, as monday begins, with plenty of cloud. it's low cloud, it's misty, murky, some coast and hill fog around. still damp and drizzly in places as well. and it is quite warm, quite humid air that's across us. look these temperatures for 8
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o'clock in the morning. some around 16—17 celsius. not as breezy as it has been into england and wales. again the chance of seeing a bit light rain, more especially in parts of northern england and scotland. mainly dry start in northern ireland but this band of wet weather is going to move in and will also push across scotland during the day. still quite windy for some of us here, especially the further north you are. northern isles, risk of gales, into shetland. on through the day. after all that cloud to begin with, it brightens up a bit in england and well, especially east wales and through northern, central, southern and eastern england. if you get any sunny spells for any period of time, it could be quite warm. 23—24 celsius, perhaps a chance of this shower. band of rain in northern ireland with outbreaks in scotland but the further west you are, especially in the late afternoon, it could brighten up once again. the rain is not done with us. on monday night it will pep up again through this zone here, back into parts of northern ireland, scotland and northern england and wales before going into tuesday this energy will run out eastwards into the north sea. we are left on tuesday with this
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weather front still heading south—east, just not as much rain associated with it. a cold front, the leading edge of cool fresh air so there is a change to the feel of the weather coming away by the end of it through the north—west. pushing south eastwards across england on tuesday, behind that, but as you can see, sunny weather. and then we embark on that quiet spell of weather for a couple of days. wednesday just a few showers in the west, variable cloud and sunshine. many of us dry on thursday but it looks we will see another weather system bearing down on parts of scotland and northern ireland as we go on through thursday. this week's weather then, a humid warm start if you see sunshine, could then turn cool and fresh with sunny spells and showers for a few days by the end of the week, thursday night into friday it looks like it will be turning wet and windy for a time.
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