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the metropolitan police say 71 people are now known to have died in the grenfell tower fire. the final death toll includes a stillborn baby. the future of zimbabwe's president, robert mugabe, hangs in the balance. the ousted leader is in crisis talks with regional envoys and the military, who seized control of the country. london's old vic theatre receives 20 claims of alleged inappropriate behaviour by the actor kevin spacey during his time as artistic director. a pledge to build more homes — the prime minister promises to take personal charge of dealing with britain's housing crisis. in a moment, it will be time for sportsday, but first a look at what else is coming up this evening on bbc news. at 7pm, beyond 100 days has more on the controversy surrounding us senate hopeful roy moore, as two more women come forward with claims of inappropriate behaviour. in meet the author, jim naughtie talks to the climber chris bonington about his new memoir ascent, which details the highs and lows
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of a lifetime of mountaineering. that's at the new time of 9:45pm. and, at10:1i0pm, i'll be discussing tomorrow's main headlines in the papers. that's with tonight's guests — pr and former tory adviser giles kenningham and economics commentator and author dharshini david. that's all ahead on bbc news. now on bbc news, it's time for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday. i'm mike bushell. the top stories tonight: are young football fans being priced out of the game, and turning to playing and watching computer game matches instead 7 it's not yet set in stone, but mark stoneham boosts his chances of opening the batting in the first ashes test, as he hits england's first century down under. and there's no stopping the fed express at the atp finals in london. roger racks up his third win in a row. good evening.
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has football got a problem on its hands when it comes to engaging the next generation? the bbc‘s price of football survey is out today, and it shows the bookmakers and computer games engage young people more than kicking a ball. what's more, it's the cost of games that puts the vast majority of 18 to 2a—year—olds off attending games. our reporter katherine downes is at the home of premier league side stoke city. a day out at the football at stoke city will probably cost you around £35. that is give or take any extra treat you might find yourself in the clu b treat you might find yourself in the club shop. that is below average for
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the premier league but, according to 80% of 18 to 2a—year—olds we spoke to, it's still too much. 56% of them would rather stay at home than to pay the prices to go and watch live football. we said olivia, a big stoke fan, and sam, who prefers to stay at home to watch football, to stoke to work out if a day here is good value for money. in olivia. i'm 18. i've been a stoke fan for about five years. in sam, i'm 18 and i'm going to my first premier league game in five years. when i started earning money started paying for my own ticket. usually, i'd rather watch it at home or get updates on my phone or sit and play fifa. lets go and have a look at the club shop. that a tv remote, £25! you'd never
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lose it. you'd just lose £25. how much would you pay for this shirt? £45 much would you pay for this shirt? £115 you'd have to pay to to wear the red and white. that suits you. football still brings people together even if you are not there because you still engaged. a cut their prices since being in the premier league, so it's not that bad. —— they've cut. let's go and get a pie. i might have some. they don't take cards. i might have enough to get a coke. it's the same ain! enough to get a coke. it's the same again! we missed a stoke goal. why does this always happen to me? it's nice, isn't it? a lot of my generation of people do everything
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online, whether that is social media or gaming. if they came to the game, i think they'd still enjoyed it, but obviously there's different means of how they get the fifa filly feel for real football. if i was given £40 to go to real football. if i was given £40 to gotoa real football. if i was given £40 to go to a match or, would you rather use go to a match or, would you rather use this money to go out on a night or have meal with mates, i wouldn't spend it on a live match. would this encourage you to come to more live matches? i don't know. i'm freezing. i wouldn't be this cold in my bedroom. i'm not entirely convinced that sam is necessarily going to be persuaded to leave the warmth of his bedroom to come back to another chilly match, and earlier i asked the man who normally sits there, mark hughes, the manager of stoke, whether he is concerned about attracting young fans.|j whether he is concerned about attracting young fans. i would imagine the 18 to 24 group is a bit different, because they probably
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missed out on a lot of the initiatives set up for even younger fans, or so it's initiatives set up for even younger fans, or- so it's probably an fans, or oaps. so it's probably an area that needs to be looked at, to try and encourage or make sure that they don't miss out maybe an initiatives that other groups and other age groups have the benefit of. mark hughes saying that 18 to 24—year—olds probably need more help to get to live games. arsene wenger agrees, saying the game needs to do more, because there are real concerns that football could be losing touch with a generation of fans. plenty still to come, including roger federer rolling back the years with a third straight win at the atp finals. england against australia in rugby union is what the autumn was made for, and eddiejones tells me it's not how you win, its just winning that matters. he's looking to some good old english rugby at twickenham this saturday. later, i'll have the
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latest from bisham abbey, where the red roses, the england women's rugby team, are preparing for their autumn series against canada. for now, the focus is on cricket and, with the ashes now just seven days away, a number of england's batsmen have made claims for places in the starting team an” : (inminanf aicnbyw— w, ,, andy swiss reports from townsville, where mark stoneman has stated his claim for an opening spot. with the ashes just a week away, ru ns well with the ashes just a week away, runs well what england wanted and, by and large, they got them, especially the man who is proving the form batsman of this tour. after three 50s in his previous innings, mark stoneman ggkeg‘ up - he té’é at sing; at the 7:5 at the 2“? left eff “£92, at the ether sec! welcome runs “mt m ‘if: sf: we teeethe', tl‘e eet eh “£2 fer the , ~ , f opening wicket
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teeethe', the 2et eh “£2 fer the , ~ , f opening wicket cookfa’i'" " teeethe', the 2et eh “£2 fer the , ~ , f opening wicket cook was ~ 555223— but mark stoneman caught behind. but mark stoneman pressed on, notching up his first 100 in an england shirt and his team toss first of the tour. james vince make 26 before being caught. he thought he'd cost —— he'd get it into the ground but the referee disagreed. shortly after that, into the ground but the referee disagreed. shortly afterthat, mark stoneman was caught and bowled for 111 . stoneman was caught and bowled for 111. in truth, the opposition was limited. joe root. to an unbeaten 50 but, for almost all of the batsmen, a satisfying day. decent touch, it's been well—documented, and everybody is critical of the opposition we face but, in terms of how i played in the conditions and the opposition i was facing, i am quite happy. everything went well in practice so it feels like my game is in good order and it will be tested a lot more come next week, that's for sure, no doubt everybody is aware of that. as far things have gone, i'm happy. that. as far things have gone, i'm happy--~ that. as far things have gone, i'm happy. some useful runs for england, especially the openers. they know that next week will be a
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different challenge, but this can only help their confidence. and there will be live test match special radio and text commentary on england women's twenty20 match against australia in the morning. they need to win all three twenty20 matches, or win two and tie the other, if they are to regain the ashes. mark robinson's side trailing the multi—format series, 6—4. russia's hopes of taking part in the winter olympics at the start of next year have been dealt a blow. the world anti—doping agency say russia's anti—doping body remains noncompliant with the international code. it will increase pressure on the international olympic committee to ban the country from the games in pyeongchang. because of the nature of the accusations against them, part of the road map contains two particular conditions that they haven't
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fulfilled. one is to acknowledge the report from richard mclaren, indicating the people that were involved, and secondly, we would like access to the moscow laboratory to look at the samples in the electronic records that are there. neither of these two have been fulfilled. next to the tennis, and roger federer fought back to beat marin cilic in three sets and head into the semifinals with an unbeaten record from the group stage, at the end of season finals in london. it was a repeat of the wimbledon final. the swiss came from a set down to win comfortably. later, jack sock plays alexander zverev in the final name lee game in that group. the winner willjoin federer in the last four. england women's goalkeeping coach, lee kendall, has stepped down from his post. kendall was being investigated by the fa for allegedly using a mock caribbean accent when speaking to striker eni aluko. the fa say they've completed their investigation and decided that no further action was necessary. justin rose is just one shot off the lead after the first round of the dp
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world tour championship event in dubai. he's on six under par, trailing patrick reed. rose is going for a third consecutive tournament victory, and is also in contention to win the race to dubai. england's women got their rugby league world cup off to a winning start in sydney. they comfortably beat papua new guinea 36—8 on the opening day of the tournament. it was the last match of a triple—header in sydney, with wins also for holders australia and new zealand. now, we're building up to the next round of rugby union autumn internationals this weekend, and owen farrell will return to the england starting 15 at centre for saturday's test against australia at twickenham, with lock maro itoje on the bench. saracens' farrell replaces henry slade at inside centre, after being rested for last weekend's win over argentina. joe wilson has been
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with the england camp today. england's rugby union players have moved from their leafy luxury of their traditional training camp in surrey to this very nice hotel on the outskirts of twickenham, as they build up to their game against australia. it's all part of eddie jones's idea of getting the team accustomed to moving and locations, because that is what they will have to do in the world cup, and he tries to do in the world cup, and he tries to look after every detail. of course, as england coach, he has been very successful. last time against argentina, england were less than fluid. although they won, it drew criticism. running back owen farrell into midfield should help with the fluency, but doesn't a coach's job with the fluency, but doesn't a coach'sjob begin with the fluency, but doesn't a coach's job begin and with the fluency, but doesn't a coach'sjob begin and end with with the fluency, but doesn't a coach's job begin and end with the word victory? i put that point to jones earlier. does it ever matter how you win in sport, as long as you
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win? it definitely does. ourjob tomorrow is to play good english by. tomorrow is to play good english rugby. and to beat australia pulled how we played it, what style we play, whether people find it entertaining, there might be 82,000 out there and 40,000 find it entertaining and 40,000 don't find it entertaining. ourjob is to win and play good rugby. wood england have a good recent record against australia and i asked whether that means some of the australian players might have a bit of a psychological barrier against england. he reckons there might be something in that if there might be something in that if the game gets tight on saturday. in recent memory, australia have been very strong, with a good win against wales last weekend. he moved from theircamp wales last weekend. he moved from their camp should surely have optimism. i think we've been improving through the season, so if we can improve from the wales game to the england game, that would be great. it will go a long way to giving us a chance to win. in this pa rt giving us a chance to win. in this part of the rugby union world, it is
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where the autumn starts to get serious. wales, ireland and scotland are also all in action on saturday. scotland face new zealand at murrayfield, and will be attempting to beat the all blacks for the first time, at the 31st attempt. coach gregor townsend has made two injury—enforced changes to his line—up, with prop zander fargerson, coming in and cornell du preez making his first start at number eight. we work with the squad and the players are training. they know the by players are training. they know the rugby we aspire to play. they are all in the meetings, so they will be able to grab their opportunity. let the players that came into the squad, the team this week, slander is obviously an international player, playing really well for glasgow. simon bergman has been in great form for edinburgh. likewise, bradfield christ. these are players that have been playing well, and we hope they are going to transfer, them to transfer their form into international arena. england's women return to action tomorrow for the first since losing to new zealand in the world cup final.
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they face canada at the home of saracens. there are seven uncapped players in the squad and, though the rfu are prioritising the sevens team, the 15—a—side game is still in good health. olly foster reports. the st george's black and red rose training camp has seen better days, but the squad looks in great shape, putting defeat in the world cup final behind them, reinforced with fresh final behind them, reinforced with fres h fa ces final behind them, reinforced with fresh faces for the three match series against canada. it could let us define who we are as a team or we could do something about it and get that out there and show the world what a great team we are. that what's we got the opportunity to do now. england rugby are pushing their resources towards the sevens team, with the commonwealth games and their world cup next year. england women's 15 night have lost their central contracts, but they've negotiated match fees for the first
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time, and they are benefiting from the new domestic league. eight games into the season, harlequins and saracens have stolen a march in the ten team premierfifteens, but saracens have stolen a march in the ten team premier fifteens, but the quality across the region can only help the national team. —— across the division. the standard has gone up the division. the standard has gone up across all clubs and with the clu bs up across all clubs and with the clubs competing more there are more opportunities to show what a good player you can be, which helps everyone, from the new players to those with experience, but now they are getting more different, more challenging experience. we want the best players playing that have been playing week in, week out, to create future england red roses, and we are starting to see that in year one, which is brilliant, and digs exciting to see where it could get two two or three years' time. they will be back in world cup mode by then but for now it's all about beating canada. turning attentions to domestic rugby now, and sale sharks will show off their newest recruit this weekend, when marland yarde makes his debut against leicester tigers in the premiership. the england wing left his previous club harlequins under a cloud
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though, as maz farookhi reports. at 25 years old, he is a player in his prime and should be seen as a starched signing for sale sharks, but the circumstances around his rival have raised a few eyebrows. a few weeks ago, he was a harlequins player, and his club career began to unravel amid reports of missed training sessions and off the field problems. now he is learning new drills with a new club. i'd be lying ifi drills with a new club. i'd be lying if i said it was easy. one day you with a club that you've played with for the last three or four years and you've given everything for and, the week after, you are in manchester, four hours from london, and playing for a new team. marland yarde has made 13 appearances for england, but he wasn't expected for this month's autumn internationals, just as his troubles at harlequins surfaced. quite unusualfor a troubles at harlequins surfaced. quite unusual for a rugby troubles at harlequins surfaced. quite unusualfor a rugby union player to switch sides mid—season, and he is clearly still getting to
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know his team—mates. a month ago, he scored a try against khan sale while at his former club. he's like all 24—year—old lads. they don't do everything right. there is nothing we did get wrong. wherever his issues are, i wasn't interested in them. i think this time it will be right. all those linked with the clu b right. all those linked with the club will hope he is correct. two yea rs club will hope he is correct. two years ago, former team—mate chris robshaw said that marland yarde had run out of lives and the club were ina run out of lives and the club were in a better place for it. any regrets at all about anything that happened in the last month? not necessarily. everyone liked things to be different, and that's what it is. look, it's not ideal, but it's the reality and you've got to take everything in your stride. i'm very excited about being at sale and performing as well as i can. maybe he has still some way to go to
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familiarise himself with his new club, but he'll have to do it quickly to get his career back on track. victor moses has already fulfilled one dream, in 2017, by winning the premier league title with chelsea. the nigerian has now been nominated for the bbc african footballer of the year award, four years after his first nomination. victor moses played a huge role in chelsea's success last season. it was his brilliance that allowed us to amend our formation and to play a system body else in the premier league could cope with. when the manager came in, he talked me through it and put me in that position. it was good to have that support to back me at the same time and give me that confidence to go out and express myself. i think i have worked so hard the last season andi have worked so hard the last season and i know that i've created a couple of three assists. the most
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important thing is that i won the league. he is tenacious, fast, athletic, eager, hungry. victor moses kept his belief, kept his determination, kept plugging away in training and, eventually, he's ended up training and, eventually, he's ended up witha training and, eventually, he's ended up with a premier league winners medal. i think i did up with a premier league winners medal. i thinki did well up with a premier league winners medal. i think i did well with chelsea, winning the premier league was amazing. it was probably one of the most happy days of my life, really. we were the first african country to qualify for the world cup. when we beat cameroon, it was a bit of a surprise, because they'd just won the african nations cup. it ended up an easy game for us. i ended up an easy game for us. i ended up an easy game for us. i ended up scoring as well, and making an assist. hello, i'm victor moses. i play for chelsea and nigeria. please vote for me for the bbc african footballer of the year. moses is joined on the shortlist by pierre—emerick aubameyang,

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