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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  October 26, 2017 1:45am-2:01am BST

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and a double for dries mertens sends napoli back to the top of serie a let's start with baseball's world series, as game two between the la dodgers and the houston astros is not long under way at dodger stadium. the hosts won game one on tuesday. they will want to keep up their home advantage. we are at the bottom of the second innings and the dodgers are up to bat and it is scoreless. we will keep you updated on that. caroline wozniacki continued her great form at tennis‘s world tour finals in singapore on wednesday. she thrashed world number one simona halep to book her place in the last four, as austin halewood reports. caroline wozniacki is on a roll at the moment but next up in singapore, her biggest challenge. simona halep, the world number one. but she was unfazed and got off to the perfect
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start, breaking halep in herfirst service game. with each game, a halep comeback was expected, but it never came in the first set. wozniacki taking it 6—0. into the second and the dominance continued. wozniacki's defence dealing with everything the world number one could throw at her and more. when the match past the hour mark, the second set soon follow. the dane through to the semis, having dropped just four games in two matches. halep wondering what went wrong. wednesday's second match winner is much more competitive with elina svitolina and garcia. garcia won back—to—back titles to book a place in the tourfinals
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back—to—back titles to book a place in the tour finals and that form was clear as she hit back to take the second set. into a decider it was garcia who prevailed, are vital break garcia who prevailed, are vital brea k allowed garcia who prevailed, are vital break allowed her to serve out the match after nearly three hours on court with one round of matches left, it means garcia, elina svitolina and halep can still make it through to the last four. on the men's tour, david goffin is the latest through. he will plague jack sock of the usa next. wednesday's winners included juan martin del potro. he needed three sets to see of the world that the 60 from portugal and he will face the french qualifier, julien benneteau. on to football, and napoli have regained top spot in italy's serie a.
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dries mertens scored twice as napoli won 3—2 at genoa to move two points clear of inter at the top of the table. the defending champions juventus remain in third place after beating spal 4—1. juve are ahead of lazio on goal difference, after lazio won 2—1 at bologna. and fifth—placed roma beat crotone 1—0 — with a penalty from diego perotti. bayern munich are through to the last 16 of the german cup after beating rb leipzig on penalties. thiago equalised for bayern to make it 1—1 in 90 minutes. and they were leading 5—4 in the shoot—out when timo werner had his penalty saved, sending bayern through to the next round. elsewhere, there were wins for cologne, stuttgart, werder bremen and wolfsbrug. in the copa del rey in spain, atletico were held to a 1—1 draw at elche in the first leg of their last 32 tie. thomas partey had put them ahead, before lolo levelled things up with a penalty. t0 in the league cup in england, chelsea are through to
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the quarterfinals after a 2—1 win against everton. willian made it 2—0 in stoppage time, before dominc calvert lewin scored a consolation goalfor everton. at wembley, andre ayew sparked a comeback for west ham. 2—0 down at the break, they went on to win 3—2. ayew scoring two. england will face spain in the final of fifa's ui7 world cup in india. england beat brazil in the first of the semi—finals in kolkata and the liverpool youngster rhian brewster was again the star of the show. he followed up his hat—trick in the quarterfinals with another in the semis as england won 3—1 to reach their first final at this level. iam i am feeling great. over the moon to score two had tricks. we dug deep, brazil are a very good team but we just stuck to the plan and isi—macro and through to the final. hopefully we will win and we will do our best to win the game. that is what we are going to do. in the second semifinal, spain beat the 2015 runners—up mali by the same score
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to reach the final for the fourth time. abel ruiz scored twice in the first—half. with ferran torres making it 3—0 before mali scored a late consolation. cricket and the build up to the men's ashes now — as england will fly out over the weekend to defend their title. the touring party will be keen to avenge the five nil whitewash they suffered in australia three years ago. it's set to be hostile on and off the field... as australia captain steve smith has been telling jim maxwell and the bbc world service's stumped podcast. iam sure i am sure there will be bits and pieces of chat and good banter. it's a lwa ys pieces of chat and good banter. it's always great for the contest. it is always great for the contest. it is a contest and it is making sure you get in the contest out in the middle and do everything you can to get success and do everything you can to get success for your team. shane warner isa success for your team. shane warner is a matchwinner, but other times, when you look at his remarks and you
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think david, please, don't say that. i love it when he's out there and getting in a contest. that is when he plays his best when he's up and about, that energy and presence about, that energy and presence about him. he is a phenomenal batsmen and the job he about him. he is a phenomenal batsmen and thejob he has done about him. he is a phenomenal batsmen and the job he has done for the last couple of years has been outstanding and hopefully he can have a big campaign for us this summer. have a big campaign for us this summer. four have a big campaign for us this summer. foui’ years have a big campaign for us this summer. four years ago, mitchell johnson's pace you can say he got the better of the opposition. will that happen with the bowling line—up here, with mitchell starc and collingwood? it is going to be important, those guys have come a long way, they have learned a lot and a great attack with nathan line is well. how much do you admire players like joe is well. how much do you admire players likejoe root, alistair cooke, anderson, how difficult will they be on top of? they fantastic
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players and their record speaks for itself. in regards to stuart broad and anderson, it is about ensuring we don't give our wickets away to them and make sure they are bowling lots of overs, particularly in the first innings and making sure we keep alastair cook and joe root quiet. we have plans, and it is about executing those plans and hopefully dismissing them for not too many and minimising the impact throughout the series. england's women are in coff‘s harbour on the east coast of australia getting ready for the second match against australia in the women's ashes series. the one dayer isn't a must win despite the visitors narrowly losing their first match of the series. they have two more 50 over matches, one test match and three 20 20 matches in the points based series. england won on their last trip to australia three years ago. coffs harbour, much more friendly conditions. they lost by two wickets in brisbane, hampered by the rain. charlotte edwards is part of the
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commentary team and england will have been disappointed but now they have been disappointed but now they have got the ability to bounce back? absolutely, they will be better for the run—up. now the ideal preparation without the warm up game, but we will see a better england, they can take lots of positives from first odi. this format is a points—based system, so two for each game and four points for test. if india lose another game, australia won't feel they aren't far away from the finish line? if england comeback tomorrow and they will feel good, but if australia win their dominance could ta ke australia win their dominance could take over. but this ashes series, it is all to play for and it will be an exciting day tomorrow. let's hear from the england skipper. we lost the first game in the world cup and that ended quite well so we will try and draw on that. losing the first
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game is not ideal, we are two points down. but we are very positive in the camp. you lose games sometimes, but the important thing is how we respond and turn it round. the world's best golfers have arrived in china ahead of the season's first world golf championship event in shanghai. defending champion hideki matsuyama and world number one dustinjohnson have won the last five wgc events. they've both won before in shanghai before, but some of the players are expecting the course to play differently this year. we expect a lot of this golf course because it is normally imperfect shed. this year it is not as good because they had an incredibly hot summer because they had an incredibly hot summerand because they had an incredibly hot summer and then tonnes of rain a couple of weeks ago. you will see a few guys duff a few chip shots, it is quite tricky around the greens. it is still scoreless in the world series, back in the next hour. good morning.
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there are significant changes to come over the next few days. on wednesday, it was another mild day with more sunshine around and we saw temperatures as high as 20 degrees in the south. over the next few days, the wind direction would change and will drag down some colder air as well. at the moment this weather front is on the scene having moved southwards, it is now moving northwards, dragging mist and murky damp weather into england and wales. north of that, clearer skies in scotland but enough of a wind to prevent temperatures getting too low. lighter winds for northern ireland, patchy, mist and fog in the morning. cloud spilling into northern england, bit of dampness around. low cloud across wales, the midlands and east anglia. hill fog likely, low—level fog in the south—east where there isn't
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much wind at the moment. it might brighten up across southern counties of england. we have the sunnier skies in scotland away from the northern showers. sunshine for northern ireland but in the northern england bash but in the northern england microphone north of england, we could see a little rain and drizzle through much of the day across east yorkshire and lincolnshire. the weather front is weak and it is going to get pulled apart as high pressure builds in overnight into friday. it is going to drag down with the high prerssure, drier air and clearer skies. more sunshine on the way of friday. a chilly start, maybe a touch of frost on the grass. otherwise, a brighter day, more sunshine and temperatures where they should be at this time of the year. things change on saturday. you will noticed the wind picking up and there will be more cloud
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around and there's likely to be showers around. all because an area of low pressure is running close to our shores. that will dive into europe and bring some wet and windy weather into much of europe this weekend. the position of this high pressure behind that is crucial because it means for us, on sunday, we are going to get a northerly wind and that will drag down some colder air across the uk. you will notice it feeling much chillier, especially in the wind which will be strongest down the eastern side of the uk. temperatures 13, 14 in the south, struggling to eight or nine in the north where there may be one or two showers and as the winds drop out overnight it could be frosty, particularly in the countryside on monday morning. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. i'm duncan golestani with continuing coverage of the funeral of the king of thailand.
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hundreds of thousands of mourners have converged on the capital — bangkok — for a 5—day buddhist ceremony. this is the scene live as the funeral procession continues ahead of the planned royal cremation. i'm jonathan head live at the scene as an entire country pays its respects to its former monarch.
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