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tv   Sportsday  BBC News  December 29, 2017 10:30pm-10:46pm GMT

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the demonstrations began yesterday over rising prices, escalating into wider criticism of the regime. twelve people, including four children, have been killed after fire swept through an apartment block in the bronx. the blaze is the deadliest in the city for 25 years, according to new york's mayor. the new year's honours list has just been published, and among the many honoured is the former deputy prime minister and ex—leader of the lib dems nick clegg, who's been knighted for his services to politics. he's joined by bee gees star robin gibb, and strictly come dancing judge darcey bussell who has been made a dame for her services to dance. our entertainment correspondent lizo mzimba has more details. more than 50 years after beatlemania. the fab four‘s drama has been honoured with a knighthood. recognising ringo starr's half a
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century contribution to music. former bg barry gibb said he was humbled and proud to be made sir berry. —— barry. warhorse orfor michael mokoko, and one—time children's lorry at is proud of his honour, and says he hopes it is something that emphasises importance of rich literature. reading is something that helps against stupidity and ignorance. the greater so we can stupidity and ignorance. the greater so we can give children is to make them readers. former deputy prime minister nick clegg has been knighted for political and public
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service. strictlyjudge darcy bustle, who has occasionally performed on the programme was made a dame. those being made cbe, the next highest level of award include the actor hugh laurie for services to drama. former british vogue editor alexandra shulman, who left the magazine after a quarter of a century at the helm this year. and bestselling authorjulie cooper. century at the helm this year. and bestselling authorjulie cooperli bestselling authorjulie cooperi was thrilled, suddenly to get a letter. you think, a gas bill. this heavenly thing saying you are cbe, wonderful. hull had a hugely successful year as uk city of culture. members of the team behind the month celebration have been made cbe and obe. also becoming an obe,
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single and campaigner mark allman. for services to arts and culture. great to have the recognition for things you have done, maybe you have made a difference to many people. you have made a difference. i have tried in music over the years to be a voice for people who felt like an outsider. musician and producer wiley, known as the godfather of grime is made an obe. in the world of sport, sam warburton, captain of wales and british lions was made an obe. england cricket players have been recognised, including anya shrubsole, whose been recognised, including anya shru bsole, whose bowling been recognised, including anya shrubsole, whose bowling helped england win the world cup. shrubsole, whose bowling helped england win the world cupm shrubsole, whose bowling helped england win the world cup. it has been a landmark year, says a lot about the tournament and women's cricket in general. how much the game has grown. just having the
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tournament was, that it would be recognised in something that the new yea rs recognised in something that the new years list. most of those being honoured are ordinary people doing extraordinary work. like this man who works as a mental —— like this woman, a mental to young people. who works as a mental —— like this woman, a mental to young peopleli am passionate about young people, their well—being. to be recognised for my passion, one of the greatest honours ever. i am in complete gratitude and appreciation. the majority of honours go to people not in the public eye. but to have given exceptional service and in 2018, the honours committee say they will look to particularly recognise individuals involved in the response to and the aftermath of the london and manchester terror attacks and the fire at grenfell tower. and we'll be speaking to some of those who have been given awards at eleven o'clock here on bbc news. hello and welcome to sportsday —
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i'm james pearce. this was the scene this morning in melbourne, but the weather is much better now. the final day's play is about to get under way. can england get an ashes test win? the new year's honours have just been announced. british and irish lions captain sam warburton has been awarded an 0be. and no retirement for phil taylor yet. phil taylor trying to get to the semifinals of the pdc world darts championship. all eyes on the weather in melbourne, with the final day's play due to get under way in the next twenty minutes in the fourth ashes test. rain played a big part on day four. australia will resume on 103—2 in their second innings,
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trailing england by 61 runs. patrick gearey is in melbourne for us. good morning to you. as good as it is to see you, i'm sure lots of viewers are looking above your head at the sky. what's the forecast? as you can probably tell, it is a beautiful morning, pleased to report in melbourne. 40% chance of a shower sometime in the afternoon. nothing like the rain we had on day four which took the players off after three o'clock when showers turned into storms alarming england no further progress in the australian second innings. they managed to take two wickets, cameron bancroft and khawaja. the key batsmen are in, david vaughan and steve smith. that will be the key factor in winning
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the test match. the fact they have been taken off early, no chance of australia win the match. no chance of the 5—0 whitewash. a question of whether england can force victory whether england can force victory whether they have the time. they have the time, potentially do they have the time, potentially do they have the time, potentially do they have the ability? they need to bowl australia out pretty quickly? absolutely key getting one of both warner and sniff out. the two australian batsmen. 0nly occasionally did they get to the boundary, because england tied them down. they need to get one of them out. then they are into the australian middle order. england will fancy their chances of making further progress. big day for the england bowlers, james anderson and stuart broad, the most experienced and successful english bowling partnership. there will be some attention on the english use of the
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ball. they were born for deliberately throwing the ball into the ground when fielding in order to scuff it up and generate reverse swing. england have angrily denied any accusations in the australian media of serious interference in the ball. the umpires have assured them of that. if england can get one of these batsmen early they are right in this test match. it could be an exciting day's cricket. coverage on test match special. staying with cricket — a number of england's women feature in the new years honours list, which has just been announced. skipper heather knight receives an 0be. her team—mates tammy beaumont and bowler anya shrubsole are awarded mbes. it turns out that shrubsole wasn't even the first person in her family to find out the good news! i had ihada i had a letter through the post, my mum gave me when i came back. she accidentally opened it, because it did not say the name you could just
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see the address. i think she knew a day before me. what were your feelings when you read that? firstly imight get feelings when you read that? firstly i might get an opportunity to meet the queen, i love the queen. that was my first response. just surprise. took a couple of minutes to ta ke surprise. took a couple of minutes to take it all in. british and irish lions captain sam warburton has been awarded an 0be. welshman warburton has led the lions on their last two tours, including the drawn test series against world champions new zealand during the summer. a full list of all the sports stars honoured can be found on the bbc sport website. there was one match of premiership rugby this evening. bath hosting wasps. and it's the visitors who have made a great start. two tries from marcus watson and this one from dan robson made it
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19—nil after just over 20minutes. wasps will move above saracens into second with victory. cardiff city slipped to a third consecutive defeat , cardiff city slipped to a third consecutive defeat, losing one nil at home to preston in the championship. tom clarke got a last minute winner in a tight contest. preston are unbeaten in nine games and move to withn a point of the play—offs. cardiff remain third. millwall beat qpr one nil in the night's other game. andy murray has made his long awaited comeback from a hip injury, playing a one set exhibition match in abu dhabi against spain's roberto bautista agut. the briton was a last minute replacement for novak djokovic who has had to delay his return from an elbow problem. murray lost the first four games, never looked at his physical best and ended up losing the set 6—2. this was murray's first competitive match since wimbledon. djokovic meanwhile could be a doubt for the australian open. i felt better as it went on. a little bit slow at the start. roberto won the best players the world. when you have not competed for a long time, takes time to get back up to their pace. started to feel bit better towards the end. i
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will need to keep improving, for sure. exciting darts at alexandra palace. phil taylor going to retire at the end of the tournament. currently in action in the quarterfinals. looking for a place in the semifinals, against gary anderson. currently only 11—3 ahead. exciting finish. if it happens before the end of the programme you will tell you who has w011 programme you will tell you who has won the match. the winner will face jamie lewis in the semifinals. in the other semifinal michael van gerwen will continue his quest for back—to—back titles. beating compatriot raymond van barneveld. he will take on rob cross next. it has not happened. that's all from sportsday. coming up in a moment, the papers. hello and welcome to our look ahead
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to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are jason beattie, head of politics at the daily mirror and tim stanley from the daily telegraph. tomorrow's front pages, starting with: and it's saturday knight fever — for the daily mirror, focusing on bee gee barry gibb becoming a ‘sir‘ in the new year honours list. the daily mail has barry gibb's photo on it's front page — along with darcy bussell who's been made a ‘dame', their main
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report however is that banks have shut 800 branches across the country this year. the times reports that travel firms are ‘misleading' holiday—makers with claims of cheap deals, which are not as good a price ‘discount‘ as the marketing makes out. financial times reports on the rallying stock markets around the world. let's start with the new year ‘s honours. officially released. there has been speculation in the last few days. i am under instruction to sea mlessly days. i am under instruction to seamlessly segue through the front pages to show you how differently they are reflecting the honours. saturday night fever. in all their
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spangly golden glory. barry gibb, dedicating the award to his brothers. quite touching. a long time since they were in the consciousness. you time since they were in the consciousness. you always have had to wait until your career has peaked in the music industry. a long time for mickjagger, paul mccartney, ringo starr finally getting one. being the best drummer in the beatles. another line from jeremy corbyn, i back the mirror's car park site. which begs the question, who is fighting? it does create an image. they are wonderful when it
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goes to people who go out of their way to do something for charity. always fantastic when the actions of noncelebrities are recognised. the honours has been tainted with the sense that some people get them, naming no names, because they have been around long enough. other people get them as a former political reward. nick clegg, for example. serving as deputy prime minister. if you have done that, you have formed an active public service. with a certain amount of humiliation. you got paid for it, rewarded for doing hisjob. some will be highlighting the fact graham brady, the head of the 1922 committee has also gotten one. it is to do with the backbenchers. he is the one who insures the votes go through. the conservative party shop steward. if there is to be a

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