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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  December 12, 2017 1:45am-2:01am GMT

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holder's real madrid will have to overcome french giants paris st germain in the champions league round of 16 if they're to continue their bid for a third straight title. egypt's mohamed salah is voted by you to be the bbc‘s african footballer of the year for 2017. and jothohn floremce remains on course for back to back world surfing titles as he progresses at pipeline in hawaii. hello and welcome to the programme, where we start with football and the draw for the last 16 of the european champions league which has thrown up a couple of cracking ties. the pick of the games, which will take place in mid—february, is 12—time winners and defending champions real madrid up against big spending paris st germain. the other tie which really stands out is chelsea against barcelona. austin halewood reports. for some teamsjust for some teams just making it into the hat for the last 16 is a dream come true. but for others, it can turn into a nightmare. real madrid.
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paris st germain. paris st germain spent begin the summer with the champions league as their target but after real madrid finished second in theirgroup, a trip after real madrid finished second in their group, a trip to face the reigning champions wasn't in their plans. we have our own qualities, we have our players, our ambition to continue in this competition so i think we have all the qualities also to go through to the next round. we are the holders and our players, they always rise to the occasion. i'm sure they're going to play very well and live up to our fans' expectations. but that's not the only blockbuster tie of the last 16. chelsea have also paid the price for finishing second in their group. two days after antonio conte conceded their premier league title defence is over, now five—time winners barcelona and they certainly are now messy barcelona and they certainly are now m essy sta nd barcelona and they certainly are now messy stand in their way. our ambition must be positive. as i know
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very well, when i've been at this stage, we must be very, ready to face anything. after sailing through a group with real madrid and borussia dortmund, tottenham haven't been rewarded because next up its the italian champions. juventus have twice made the final in the last four years and when they finished behind barcelona in their group, they were another side no one wanted to draw. elsewhere premier league leaders manchester city take on basel and german champions bayern munich were drawn with besiktas and five—time winners liverpool play porto as the competition really sta rts porto as the competition really starts to begin. austin halewood, bbc news. meanwhile, the draw for the knockout stage of the second tier europa league paired one of the smallest sides with one of the biggest. ostersunds of sweden, in their first season in european football, will play arsenal in terms of a comparison, there isn't one. we are a small club, we
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understand where we are in the hierarchy and we have lots of respect for our opponent, a fantastic club with lots of good players. we will have to dream. let's hope santa can bring us some christmas presents. it's amazing. in italy's serie a, lazio's ciro immobile was sent off for an attempted headbutt on the stroke of half time as his side were beaten 3—1 in rome by torino. the loss of the league's second highest scorer saw the hosts struggle at the stadio olimpico as torino move up four places to eighth while lazio missed the chance to move fourth. over in spain's primera division a david timor copovi goal has taken girona up five places to ninth while espanyol remain just four points above the relegation zone in 16th place in case you missed it earlier the bbc african footballer of the year has been announced. the five nominees were rb leipzig's naby kayta, borussia dortmund forward pierre emerick aubemayang, chelsea's victor moses and the liverpool duo mo salah and sadio mane.
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here's the winner... i think ithink in i think in my mind i always follow my way and everyone follows my way, since i left egypt, in my mind, i a lwa ys since i left egypt, in my mind, i always wanted to be the best, i wa nted always wanted to be the best, i wanted to be the best egyptian ever so wanted to be the best egyptian ever soi wanted to be the best egyptian ever so i work hard, i tried to be different in all of them and i think i'm doing well. i'm here in liverpool, i'm very happy, i'm very proud to be here so ijust have to carry on and work hard. peru's captain paolo guerrero has appeared on television, insisting he's innocent after receiving a one—year fifa ban for a positive cocaine test. peru will now be without their record goalscorer next year when they play in their first world cup since 1982. guerrero said he'd drunk from a contaminated jar. translation: at the hotelthe translation: at the hotel the jar they were serving already had cocoa tea, which is very common in peru, as you know. then the jar is left
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there and without washing it, they see that it's empty, without water, and serve me another tea, it could get contaminated. now to rugby union, where clermont auvergne inflicted a record 46—14 home defeat on reigning european champions saracens in what was a repeat of last season's champions cup final. the french side had labelled the abandonment and subsequent rearranging of the fixture as amateurish after adverse weather 2a hours earlier had forced it's cancellation and they took out their frustrations on the hosts with winger raka scoring a first half hat—trick that helped inflict a sixth consecutive loss in all competitions for saracens. the french side now lead pool two by four points midway through the qualification stage as they move back to france for the return clash on sunday. shubhankar sharma says he's never going to forget his first visit to south africa after picking up a maiden european tour title at the joburg open. finishing off his final round after thunderstorms on sunday, sharma's total of 23—under—par gave him victory by three shots and earned him a place at next year's open championship.
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west indies are facing a tough task to win the second test against new zealand in hamilton and level the series with play midway through fay four. having resumed on 30—2, that was in their second innings, chasing aim for the win. the visitors are currently: captain kraig brathwaite fell early as trent boult became just the sixth new zealander to take 200 test wickets but roston chase is doing his best and has moved to 63. it's been a testing time for england's cricketers both on and off the field in australia. the ashes series has been marred with several incidents involving players‘ behaviour. the most recent, lions batsman ben duckett suspended for pouring a drink over bowlerjames anderson. sledging among players has also created unwanted headlines. jonny bairstow though believes its a part of the game the players expect. look, i think the stuff that's on
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the pitch has to stay firmly on the pitch. there will have been things said on the pitch from years and yea rs said on the pitch from years and years and years ago. to be really honest with you, it's something that's part and parcel of the game. you've got 13 guys out there in the middle at any one point, they're very passionate about winning so yeah, things do sometimes go overboard. that's part and parcel of being alpha males out on a sporting arena. there's also been a few incidents with england off the pitch as well, we saw the one with ben duckett at the weekend, there's a perception among some people that england have a discipline problem especially when it comes to alcohol, is that their? people will have perceptions and we'll read things... ifirmly perceptions and we'll read things... i firmly believe that there's been a lot of hype about it and it's been blown up as well, i think it's been escalated a heck of a lot. we're in a where hopefully the results we get
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in the next three games we can do the talking. there has been an escalation of the field and we have an opportunity to do that on the field. we got ourselves into it and we need to get ourselves out of it, we need to get ourselves out of it, we need to win three test matches, that's the bottom line, there's no hiding away from that and that's the challenge that we've now got in front of us. she was forced to miss racing on sunday after injuring her back in st moritz but american skiier lindsey vonn says all her training is geared up for next year's winter olympics. after winning downhill gold in 2010, she had to miss out in sochi due to injury and while the last couple of years haven't exactly been plain sailing, she says herfocus remains on claiming more silverware in south korea. everything i've done has been in preparation for these olympics so right now i'm trying to stay healthy going in. so far it's not going very well. but i feel like i'm saving all of my luck for february and hopefully everything will work out the way it's supposed to. the final event in the men's world surf league calendar got under
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way in hawaii on monday. the pipeline masters sees reigning world champion and current championship leader jothohn florence surfing his home break as he looks to notch back to back world titles and the 25—year—old moved through to the third round with some solid scoring. while 11—time world champion and seven time winner here kelly slater is also through to the third round in his first competition since breaking a foot in south africa just under five months ago. in the nfl philidelphia eagles quarterback carson wentz has been ruled out for the rest of the season. the first round draft pick tore a knee ligament attempting a touchdown dive during sunday's victory against the la rams. he'll be replaced by nick foles for the remainder of the year. just a quick one, the afc east section of the nfl, new england are leading, the miami dolphins are in third place, but the dolphins at the moment are up in the game against
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new zealand. 3.5 minutes remaining in that one. —— new england. but from me and the rest of the sport today team, goodbye. well, it's no wonder the snow has been making the headlines the last couple of days, it has been exceptionally heavy across parts of england and wales. winter wonderland scenes like this in parts of wales, it looks beautiful but can be so disruptive, like the snow we saw in the south—east of england on monday. now, the wintry weather continues through the overnight through eastern coastal areas and to some extent as well across south—west wales, into cornwall and devon. elsewhere, a bitterly cold night under clear skies. these are towns and city values. out in the countryside, and where there's lying snow, easily minus double digit figures. we're going to see some freezing mist and fog as well to greet us for tuesday morning. so watch out for lying snow and ice, which could be quite widespread where we've got snow
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and where there's been some snow melt during the course of monday. some treacherous conditions out there on untreated roads and pavements and cycle routes, you'll see a cold, frosty start across the board. a few wintry showers again across east anglia and these should generally ease away, same too across south—west wales and cornwall and devon. up into the midlands northern england, scotland and to some extrent northern ireland, a very cold and crisp start, but at least dry and bright with plenty of sunshine. it's going to be a glorious day. in fact, light winds, lots of sunshine albeit very cold. a change across the west, a weather front pushing into northern ireland, western scotland and across the far south—west lifting temperatures slowly, outbreaks of rain bumping into that cold air so we'll start to see some outbreaks of snow across the higher ground. temperatures rising in the south—west but a very cold
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day in central and eastern areas. there's the change taking place on tuesday, the first of a succession of weather fronts which will move through and then we'll see another one moving on wednesday, behind it colder air once again. that first weather front will eventually clear away from the south—east wednesday morning. a frost—free start on most places, a little bit of sunshine before the next weather system moves in, looks like it'll bring heavy bursts of rain to england and wales. behind it turns brighter but colder with some wintry showers moving in, certainly some snow in parts of northern ireland and in towards scotland. double—figure values in the south, but colder in the north. into thursday, we'll continue to see a little bit of rain across the south, plenty of showers and quite windy across the board in the north and the west. a little bit colder as well, and that cold air will start to pour southwards behind this area of low pressure as it clears away eastwards, it will open the floodgates again to the arctic, so a much colder friday and into the weekend. welcome to bbc news,
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