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in serie a as they chase a first title since 2010. and tiger woods announces his return to competitive golf after nine months out due to a back problem. hello there, and welcome to the programme. all that to come, but we will start with the news that four—time olympic champion mo farah has split with coach alberto salazar and will return to britain. salazar, who's based at the oregon project in the united states, is being investigated by the us anti—doping agency after allegations were made about drugs use at his training base in portland. farah, who won 5,000m and 10,000m gold at london 2012 and rio 2016, has finished competing on the track and turned his attention to road racing. this was when he secured victory in the great north run half marathon in england last month as he preapares for a new career ultimately in the marathon. he says the decision to change coach is based on a desire to return to living in london. iam moving back i am moving back home. london. i
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really miss home. yes. i am going to be back there. i am very excited. i will no longer be coached by alberto salazar. i would like to thank everybody involved in the project and alberto for his time over the yea rs. and alberto for his time over the years. this is a new start. i can't wait to be back home, and of yze cannot wait to see my team, arsenal, at the emirates. —— and of course i cannot wait. now to football and inter have moved back to second in italy's serie a after they won 2—1 at hellas verona. luciano spaletti's side needed ivan perisic‘s effort to hand them the win that takes them back to within two points of leaders napoli as they remain unbeaten in their first 11 matches with their next two matches at home to torino and atalanta. confirmation of the table as inter chase a first title sincejose mourinho led them
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to an historic treble in 2010. championsjuventus sitjust a point behind them as do lazio while napoli with ten wins from 11 played maintain their position at the top. there was one match in the english premier league where burnley scored a second half goal through republic of ireland internationaljeff hendrick that took them to a 1—0 win over newcastle at turf moor. the hosts moved up three places to seventh with the victory while rafa benitez sees his magpies slip a place to ninth. we know that rafa benitez‘s site have been organised. they can play well. —— side. we need to attack enough to make sure we can try to wina game, enough to make sure we can try to win a game, but not expose ourselves too much. they are a good team that can work on the counter. it was a tough game, but better than i was expecting, because they are good side. disappointed. we will have been the
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other team would make a mistake. we could not find the space. yes, we can see that we lost. while in spain's primera division real betis missed the chance to move fifth losing 1—0 at espanyol while las palmas despite scoring first at home to deportivo la coruna went down 3—1 leaving them struggling in the relegation zone still two points from safety. champions league football returns across europe on tuesday. halfway through the group stage, english fans are already starting to dream of one of their sides sitting at the top of european football once again. all five teams in the competition currently lead their groups with none having lost in 15 matches so far. austin halewood looks ahead to tuesday's action. a force to be reckoned with once again. manchester united could be the first five english teams to qualify for the knockout stage if results go their way and a bit bad figure on tuesday. there will be
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fighting without romelu lukaku, though. after ten goals, he has not scored in his last five. jose mourinho says his position is not under threat. football is notjust about scoring goals. to me, he is untouchable in my team, and i think he should be unpalatable, also, support and the respect —— untouchable also, with the support and respect. chelsea are away to rome on tuesday. a win would put them in pole position to qualify, but after drawing 3—3 at stamford bridge, the italians are full of confidence. translation: right now, we are more united than ever. the fans will be great on tuesday, so i hope it will also be a celebration for us. i want to see the positivity around the tea m to see the positivity around the team continue, and we will do all that we can to win. away from
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english shores, the usual suspects continued to prosper and the european spotlight. paris saint—germain can also do qualify for knockout stages. they host and it out. translation: my ambition is to win every match replay. we have an opportunity to extend our record. say in the league in our group, and we might qualify for the next age. with three stages left before the knockout stage, it is important to win every game. now, to baseball. the world series is back in los angeles with game six taking place at dodger stadium later on tuesday. the houston astros lead 3—2 in the series after winning 13—12 in the tenth innings on sunday. one more win would give them their first ever world series, but the dodgers aren't done yet.
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pity about two in a row, i think we would be getting ahead of ourselves. we are at an elimination stage right now and we will do we can to win one game. -- thinking about two in a i’ow. game. -- thinking about two in a row. i think this is an example of out row. i think this is an example of our teams all season. we will put it together and fight till the end, and we are in one win away from being world series champions. now to tennis and rafael nadal needs to win just his first match at this week's paris masters to finish the year at world number one for the fourth time in his career. nadal, who's shared this year's grand slam titles with roger federer, won the french open in paris for a 10th time and a third us open title in in new york and he starts his campaign in the french capital against the young south korean star hyeon chung. it is something that i am here to try my best. as they always do. of course, if that happens, it will be
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something important for me. but the season something important for me. but the seasonis something important for me. but the season is not over, and it is not the moment to think much about that. it is time to have the right preparation for the tournament, and to be ready for the first match. on monday robin haase took his first win at the event since 2013 beating the usa's stevejohnson in straight sets. the dutchman was in ruthless form as he powered through the match in just 51 minutes and he'll now face fourth seed alexander zverev, a winner of two masters titles already this season, in the second round. in an all french encounter richard gasquet edged out benoit paire 6—3 4—6 6—4. the 31—year—old will now play sixth seed grigor dimitrov of bulgaria on wednesday in the second round. another frenchman is also through to the second round asjulian benneteau beat canadian teenager denis shapovalov in straight sets 6—4, 6—4 to set up a match against compatriot and 11th seed jo wilifried tsonga. west indies bowlers fought back
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on the second day of their second test against zimbabwe in bulawayo to dismiss the home side for 326 openers kraigg brathwaite and keiran powell helped the tourists to build a steady reply as they closed the day on 78 for 1, brathwaite the man out for 32. tiger woods is set to play his first tournament in nine months after picking himself for the hero world challenge at the end of november. the 1a time major winner — who is the host of the tournament in the bahamas — is to return to golf after back surgery which has kept him out of competition since the start of february. woods was sentenced to a year's probation on friday, after pleading guilty to reckless driving in may. he had a fourth back operation in three years in april and earlier this month was cleared by his doctors to return to playing full time. after having arrived in london over the weekend, the new zealand rugby union team are preparing for their opening match of a five—game tour of europe against the barbarians on saturday. despite more competitive fixtures against france, scotland and wales being on their agenda, all blacks scrum—half aaron smith believes that the twickenham test against the exhibition side is what they need to focus on — for now.
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we are we a re really we are really excited. always grateful to be of the country places like this. growing up as a kid, i never thought i would get a jessica noh to a place i guess, but to be up to trip around to different cities and countries is very special. the bodyis and countries is very special. the body is in good shape and coming in really mentally fresh and excited about finishing the year, personally, on a hike of which is a especially playing 30 odd games. so try to finish a positive note is a challenge to me that they are trained to do for this tour anyway. and that is about all we have time for. you can get more on our stories, including mo farah's moved back to london and his split with his coach, all on our website. that's bbc.com/sport. but from me, tulsen tollett, and the rest of the sport today team,
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goodbye. hello there. for many of us the weather is on the turn and it is turning that bit milder. we look at the temperatures we had at tulloch bridge on monday morning, reaching —5 but this morning, 10 celsius. a 15 degree rise. cloud and rain around, but is that cloudy weather bringing in mild conditions across much of the country. the rain will be at its heaviest across western scotland, a bit patchy across the east. a little misty over the high ground but no desperate problems with visibility. just a little mist over the top of the hills. further southwards across northern wales, partly cloudy with a few showers. some bright spells to start the day across southern counties of england. possibly an isolated shower for east anglia and the south—east. that will clear away quickly in the morning so what we are left with is bright weather across southern areas.
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the south—westerly winds bringing in mild conditions but we could potentially see a spell of rain for a time during the afternoon affecting parts of wales and then moving on into parts of north—west england. always the wettest weather will be actually across western scotland. it should stay dry for most of the day across much of the midlands, southern england and the far south of wales. temperatures reaching 1a degrees also. spooky night coming up for trick and treaters. bits of rain across the north—west and quite wet for western scotland as well. clearer spells further south. temperature—wise overnight we are looking at lows between eight and 11 celsius. this weather front is going to become very slow moving across western scotland with the rain building up in those western hills as we go on through the day on wednesday. that weather front moves nowhere fast. for most of the uk, mild south, south—westerly winds coming in across the country so it will be a mild day. temperatures reaching 15 degrees, turning a little cooler and fresher perhaps across the far north—west of scotland. we have some cool air moving southwards as we go through wednesday night into thursday behind this cold front.
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we should start to see some bright spells working in, possibly the best across eastern scotland and parts of northern england. a bit of cloud further south, bits and pieces of light rain and drizzle around. towards the end of the day we will see the return of some cooler air coming back across the uk. that said, on friday we will have a reasonably quiet weather day with a little rain moving southwards. to the start of the weekend we will probably have a spell of heavy rain for a time in england and then some showers following through the north—west. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is mike embley. our top stories: probing possible links with russia — donald trump's former campaign manager is accused of conspiracy against the united states. a former trump aide pleads guilty to lying to the fbi about his contacts with russian officials. the white house says it's got nothing to do with the president.
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we've been saying from day one there's been no evidence of trump—russia collusion and nothing in today's indictment changes that at all. the sacked catalan president carles puigdemont has gone to belgium amid reports he may claim asylum as spain considers charging him with rebellion. and levels of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere surge to a record high. the un says we have solutions but must act now.
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