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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  February 23, 2018 1:45am-2:01am GMT

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hello, this is sport today, live from the bbc sport centre. day m is under way at the winter olympics in south korea. coming up on this programme. that is what we have to look forward to, lindsay vonn missed out on day 13 of picking up another medal. a police officer dies in crowd trouble before athletic bilbao and spartak moscow's europa league game in spain. and webb simpson shares the overnight lead with alex noren after the first round of the honda classic in florida. hello and welcome to the programme where day 1a is under way at the winter olympics in south korea. day 13 saw no hollywood ending for american skiier lynsey vonn at herfinal games. she may have already won a bronze but there would be no additional medal for the 33—year—old as she crashed out in the slalom of the women's alpine combined event. drew savage rounds up the action in pyeongchang.
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the end of 16 years as an olympian, no glorious good via the usa's lynsey vonn. the alpine combined was the last attempt at a gold medal, she was fastest after the downhill but she needed a miracle in the slalom where her luck ran out, the 33—year—old struggled and it handed victory to the swiss. it is one of the biggest moments in my life, i think, because when you get the medal, you have worked so hard for it, for years. it was already amazing one year ago at the world championships and today, yeah, it leaves you speechless and in search for words again and it makes me so proud and so happy of everybody who helped me getting here. austria's marcel hirscher made a surprise
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exits, using all of his experience, sweden's first alpine skiing gold since 1980. he has waited a long time for the golden moment. a dream come true for me. i have been fighting my whole life for this. to be able to pull this off in my fourth olympics is simply amazing. and how about this from david wise of the usa? the defending champion crashed on his first two runs but the third was good enough for the half pipe gold. so, what is next? obviously a change of image. i was kind of planning on rocking the head during the olympics but i think will shaveit during the olympics but i think will shave it all off and donated to a cancer charity, so maybe we will even auction it off, i don't know, i don't know what kind of things people do but that is kind of my plan, i will get rid of it, get rid of the flow and go back to a clean cut kid. and the raising finale to
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theice cut kid. and the raising finale to the ice hockey, the penalty shoot—out the usa victorious, no fifth consecutive title for canada, helmets off to the us goaltender. —— a police officer has died in the northern spanish city of bilbao after clashes between fans ahead of the europa league game between athletic bilbao and spa rtak moscow. it's understood the officer died in hospital, where he'd been taken following a heart attack when the regional basque country police force was trying to stop street battles between supporters of the two teams. at least five people were arrested, while spartak won the second leg of the round of 32 tie 2—1, but were knocked out 11—3 on aggregate. the violence comes just months before russia hosts the world cup. on the pitch, serie a leaders napoli were knocked out at the round of 32 stage on away goals. the italians won their second leg 2—0 away to german side rb leipzig with the tie finishing 3—3. elsewhere, atletico madrid and arsenal are through to the last 16 along with the likes of borussia dortmund. chelsea's on—loan belgian striker michy batshuayi has confirmed that he suffered racial abuse while playing for dortmund away
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to italian side atalanta, while scottish champions celtic were beaten by roberto mancini's zenit st petersburg in russia, losing 3—1 on aggregate. for a full round up head to bbc.com/sport. mercedes have revealed the new car they hope will claim a record—equalling fifth consecutive world championship double this year. it's been shown off at the home of the british grand prix silverstone race track on thursday. as with all the cars for this season, it has the new halo safety device which is designed to protect drivers from loose wheels and other items of large debris. so what does world champion lewis hamilton make of it? after a few races, we will forget it is even there and we look at the old ca i’s is even there and we look at the old cars and think you know, you often look at the old car and think it is so look at the old car and think it is so dated so this is the new world right now and i'm sure it only the first step of evolution of development to this safety levels. top—seeded elina svitolina
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is through to the semi—finals of the wta dubai tennis championships following a straight sets win over wild card naomi osaka. the defending champion needed one hour and 22 minutes to seal the win. the 23—year—old saw her serve broken early in the second set by osaka who was the first japanese quarterfinalist at this event since 2004, but at 4—1 down the ukrainian stormed back, winning five games in a row to finish off osaka with a net cord to claim the win and move into the last four. she'll face german sixth seed angelique kerber, who won a rematch of the 2016 us open final, beating czech karolina pliskova 6—4, 6—3 finishing with a blistering cross—court forehand. second seed garbine muguruza of spain is into the last four. the wimbledon champion was a straight sets win over fifth seed, france's caroline garcia, winning 7—5, 6—2. and she next faces 20—year—old russian daria kasatkina,
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who managed a first win over compatriot and good friend elena vesnina, winning 7—6, 6—1. to golf and on the pga tour, alex noren and webb simpson hold a 1—stroke lead after the first round of the honda classic in florida. they both carded li—under rounds of 66 with last year's pga championship winnerjustin thomas among the group one shot further back. defending champion rickie fowler and rory mcilroy shot disappointing rounds to sit off the pace, while tiger woods at level par was happy with his day's work. i felt very comfortable today, i felt like a hit the ball really well and it was tough out there, i had to hit a lot of knockdown shots, i had to work the golf ball with ways and occasionally downwind, throw it straight up in the air and i was able to do all of that today's i was very pleased. italy's elia viviani has taken
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the lead at the tour of abu dhabi after winning stage two at yas beach. german rider pascal ackerman led out the sprint at the end of the flat 15a—kilometre stage, but viviani, wearing the blue of the belgian quick—step floors team, was the clear winner. so he'll be wearing the leader's red jersey on stage three, which is a 133—kilometre—long city—centre circuit in abu dhabi. eddiejones has madejust one change to his starting 15 for the six nations clash with scotland at murrayfield on saturday. nathan hughes will make his first appearance in this year's competition, while propjoe marler comes onto the bench having missed the opening two wins with suspension. here's our rugby union reporter chrisjones. lleyton hewitt was worth going to come in at number eight given his return to fitness and the return to sam simmons but apart from that, eddiejones has sam simmons but apart from that, eddie jones has gone sam simmons but apart from that, eddiejones has gone with the same 15 that crafted past wales —— ethan hughes. they look to make it three wins from three at the six nations. but how will things, murrayfield a
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fortnight ago, jones and the players piled the pressure on the young wales fly half rhyce patch all, this time in their sights is the scotland playmaker thing russell because of a shaky playmaker thing russell because of a 5 ha ky start playmaker thing russell because of a shaky start to the campaign. he is a world —class shaky start to the campaign. he is a world—class player, you know? it went on the lions's tour, it's fantastic things in the french game and will have to defend him closely. it isa and will have to defend him closely. it is a small country outing above its weight and i'm sure we will fill that on saturday and we will be up for it. i spoke to them this morning about the honour of being a play in the calcutta cup, it is one of the most historic gains in the rugby calendar. so they feel honoured to play in the game and i want them to be excited they are playing in this game. at the same time, know they have a job to do. this fixture is the oldest in rugby, it is laced with history, but the england cup has been focused almost clinical this week into them, murrayfield holds no fear of england have lost their ina holds no fear of england have lost their in a decade.
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—— england camp. the seattle seahawks quarterback will spend a week and it's been training with major league baseball by the new york yankees he won the 2013 super bowl title in the nfl and the yankees acquired the 29—year—old from the rangers earlier this month for future considerations. from the rangers earlier this month forfuture considerations. the from the rangers earlier this month for future considerations. the fauna might go for former minor league player when change sports yet that is instagram post on thursday shows he is ready for a week of baseball right now. new york city, i am here with my yankees had a gnome headed to training, i cannot wait to see you quys training, i cannot wait to see you guys are training, i cannot wait to see you guys are grew 26, we will have some fun and arran judge, guys are grew 26, we will have some fun and arranjudge, i know you want to throw some parts of the most humble and we see what happens. i am coming to you, stand, we will have some fun, baby. let's go when a world series, why not? peace. in the nda, six games taking place over the coming hours for on port at the moment, the cleveland cavaliers who are third in the eastern conference of course beaten in the nba finals
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by the golden state warriors last year, lebron james by the golden state warriors last year, lebronjames in that team, they leave 43— 33 against the washington wizards were fourth in the eastern conference, the golden state warriors are playing a little later. until next time, by far now. —— until next time, bye for now. hello there. we have been talking for several days now about how cold the weather is on the way. over the next few days, i think you will really start to feel the effects of that colder air. some of us have already seen a little bit of snow and as we get on into next week, there could well be more on the way as we increasingly tap into this bitterly cold pool of air currently sitting across siberia. but actually, you may well think it is cold enough already. certainly as we start friday morning with a widespread frost, you can see the blue colours on the chart indicating temperatures
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down below freezing — that is because skies have been clear overnight and that translates into sunny skies as we go on through the day on friday. some areas of cloud floating around as well, particularly across parts of england, but we could even see just the odd light shower here at times through the day. if we take a closer look at 3pm on our high resolution weather model, you can see large areas of clear skies expected, quite a lot of sunshine across scotland, northern ireland and north—west england. some extra cloud across the eastern side of england, but through the midlands into wales and the south—west, it should be largely sunny through the afternoon with temperatures around five or six degrees. the wind is starting to strengthen, particularly in the south. that will continue into the weekend as this area of high pressure strengthens its grip across scandinavia, squeezing its way southwards, squeezing these strong easterly winds in our direction. saturday, a chilly feeling day, quite bright though. some good spells of sunshine around. some areas of cloud floating around here and there. temperatures on the thermometer, four, five, six degrees, but remember, the strength the wind — it will feel a little colder than that. into sunday, more of the same
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essentially, but a greater chance at this stage that it will bring some cloud in from the north sea towards parts of eastern scotland, north—east england and that cloud could start to produce some snow flurries at this stage. quite a chilly feeling day, to say the least. as we get into the start of the new week, that is when we really begin to bring this very cold air sitting across siberia in our direction on this strong easterly wind. so, through monday and tuesday, temperatures will struggle. the temperatures i show you here are the daytime highs — the absolute highs. temperatures for a good part will be lower than that and notice even by day somewhere like norwich will struggle to get above freezing. as we continue to tap into that colder air, there certainly is the chance for some snow in places through next week, very tough to predict exactly where at this stage — stay tuned to the forecast.
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