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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  May 11, 2018 1:45am-2:01am BST

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coming up on this programme: world number one and two—time defending champion, simona halep, is knocked out of the madrid open at the quarter—final stage. dustinjohnson is tired for a lead in florida. manchester united secure second place in the premier league after a goalless d raw away to west ham united. hello, and welcome to the programme. we start with tennis and it was a day of shocks in madrid. women's world number one and the two—time defending champion simona halep crashed out in the quarter finals as did russia's maria sharapova. in the men's event world number six juan martin del potro was also sent packing, but the good form on clay is continuing for britain's kyle edmund. nick parrott has all the details. simona halep is not used to losing in madrid winning in the last two
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yea rs. in madrid winning in the last two years. a third in a row would have been a record. upsets in spain are catching. the romanian should keep her world number one ranking thanks to caroline wozniacki going out in the last round. she reached the semifinals by coming from behind to beat maria sharapova. there were u psets beat maria sharapova. there were upsets in the men's draw as well. juan martin del potro was beaten. the serb came from behind for his number one win of his career. kyle edmund beat david goffin in straight sets. i am in a good place. it was good to beat novak djokovic yesterday. it gives you confidence to back it up again and again and not have a one—off good match. it is great to play consistently. he will play then she pablo of, a low ranked
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player. —— denis shapovalov. in the evening session, rafael nadal brokejohn mcenroe's 34—year—old record for successive set wins on a single surface as he moved into the quarter—finals of the madrid masters. the world number one beat argentine diego schwartzman 6—3, 6—4 on the clay in spain to take his winning streak to 50 sets in a row, and he'll now play austria's dominic thiem on friday for a place in the last four. i really do not think much about it. the finish of my career will be the time to think about it. i won a difficult match against a difficult player who played well and i need to be ready for tomorrow. world number one, dustin johnson, is one of six players who share the one stroke lead on 6 under after the opening round of the players championship in florida.
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the american managed a bogey free round at sawgrass as he builds towards the us open injune. sergio garcia, whose defence of his masters title last month saw the wheels fall off in his opening round, was leading thanks to shots like this approach at the 15th until he double bogeyed the 17th shortly after. while the much publicised grouping that included tiger woods and phil mickelson saw woods finish on level par for the day with this eagle putt on the 9th certainly helping. but for the five—time major champion, mickelson, it wasn't as good. he was level par with five to play until a disastrous run saw him drop seven shots in four holes. but forjohnson, it was a much betterfirst day. i felt like it was a solid day. i drove it really well and hit a lot of the green. i was not too sharp
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with the irons, but was still on the green and rolled the putter well. i haven't putted well around here on the whole. i have had good rounds. but it is one thing i have struggled around here with and i rolled it nicely today. now to football, and manchester united have secured second place in the premier league with a goalless draw against west ham united at the london stadium. hammers goalkeeper adrian made three superb saves to denyjose mourinho's side victory and alastair bruce ball was watching. manchester united finished second after an manchester united finished second after a n insta ntly forg etta ble goalless draw marked only by a flareup at the end by paul pogba and mark noble. they barged each other and paul pogba kept his hands down. you was thinking of a potential fa cup final suspension is overacted. anderson was a busy keeper. with romelu lu ka ku
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anderson was a busy keeper. with romelu lukaku injured, jose mourinho decided to stick marcus rashford and anthony martial on the bench and play alexis sanchez through the middle. there was little threat for the team. i think we are the second—best team in the premier league. a fantastic competition with lots of good teams. i believe there are six teams trying to finish first and it is almost compulsory to finish top four. and we managed to finish top four. and we managed to finish second. a good point for us and maybe man united would say the same. adrian had to make good saves. our boys showed a great attitude. after being safe in midweek, we were never quite sure but they were at it and great credit to the players. we have done the job we came to do, to make sure we would not be relegated. i think the players have improved and the team has improved.
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the former england captain wayne rooney could be moving to the american capital washington dc and major league soccer. he's agreed a deal in principle that could see him join dc united injuly for a fee of around $17 million. rooney began his career at everton and rejoined them last year after 13 seasons at manchester united, where he scored a club record 253 goals in all competitions. he retired from international football last year, as england's leading goal—scorer, with 53 goals in 119 games for his country. the mls transfer window re—opens on the 10th ofjuly. now to cricket, and ireland make their test match debut when they take on pakistan in dublin on friday. home captain, william porterfield, is targeting a shock win as ireland become the 11th team to play test cricket, and the first to make their debut since bangladesh 18 years ago. from dublin, alison mitchell reports. this is the club ground which has
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been transformed into a test match venue. it is the culmination of a long journey for ireland to gain full icc membership which began in 2007 with ireland causing a huge shock by defeating pakistan. it is fitting they are the opponents in this historic first test match. they are the favourites, but captain william porterfield wants to create an upset again. there is no reason with these conditions we cannot beat pakistan. it is a test for a reason. it isa pakistan. it is a test for a reason. it is a test of ability and technique and mental attitude towards the game. i think we have a lot of those boxes ticked off and we are confident with the experience in the squad we can beat any nation on any given day. it will not be an easy challenge. they will go in as favourites and they deserve to. it is our first test cricket experience, but we have everything we need. ireland may be
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inexperienced at test match level but have been playing one—day internationals for 12 years and the captain knows they have a bank of international experience to call upon. they have not played test matches but they play regularly and play county games as well. they know how to play and it is not easy to come and play a match against ireland. it is tough for us. we will play good cricket. the goal of cricket ireland is to make it mainstream across the country. it will be on free to air television across the country every night of the match. the biggest problem could be the weather with rain forecast for the first couple of days in an historic occasion for irish cricket. it definitely is.
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british cyclist, simon yates, has taken the lead after the sixth stage of the giro d'italia. yates took the pinkjersey from australian rohan dennis after making his move just over a kilometre from the finish on mount etna. he could have won the stage, but allowed team mate esteban chaves to take victory, but yates moves 16 seconds clear of defending champion tom dumoulin while tour de france champion chris froome is more than a minute behind in eighth. the russian president vladimir putin scored five goals for his favourite squad. the squad was founded as an initiative by vladimir putin seven is ago. hockey enthusiasts gather in their spare time, hence the name of their spare time, hence the name of the initiative, play for fun. in the nhl, the winnipeg jets are 2—1 up
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against the nashville predators. the winner goes on to play vegas in the western conference final. until then, it is goodbye for now. —— western conference. hello once again. let's bring you right up—to—date with how we see the next couple of days developing across the british isles and i have to say there is some uncertainty about how the weekend is exactly going to shape up. thursday was a very pleasant day indeed, came to a glorious end and indeed, for the many parts, was a glorious day, plenty of sunshine on offer. i hope you made the most of it, especially so if you are intending to spend friday across the western side of the british isles because looming not very far over the horizon is another set of weather fronts. notice too how those isobars begin to tighten up and that stronger wind
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will be there that we had across parts of scotland and indeed northern ireland as well. not a bad start to the day across central and eastern parts, quite a chilly one as well. some of the overnight temperatures, 1, 2, 3 degrees, something of that order. a bright enough start with the sunshine flooding through. that won't the case out towards the west where in the middle part of the afternoon, the first signs of the thicker cloud producing rain across the western isles and the western fringes of the mainland. some pleasant sunshine further to the east. the rain all over northern ireland, some of it really quite heavy at times and the rain becoming more of a present threat there across the western and southern parts of wales down to the south—west of england. it's a dry day for the most part across central and eastern parts. in fact, you won't get to see that rain until realy quite late on in the night, if you see it at all, i think it will be confined to the northern half of the british isles. the banner of cloud helping to keep the temperature up much higher than will have been the case from thursday on into friday. so this is the weekend.
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low pressure not a million miles away, will gradually to sink its way towards the south—western approaches. it's the weather front further to the east that's causing the forecasting headaches at the moment and it looks as though having been a rather weak affair, it may well pep up from the south—east and the rain becoming really rather stuck over scotland. some of that is really open to a good deal of uncertaintyjust at the moment. we think there will be a peppering of showers across some eastern spots during saturday and then a great dry swathe and as you come back towards that area of low pressure, that'll throw some showers into parts of wales and the south—west, the odd one getting into northern ireland as well. here is saturday night on into sunday, it may well be the heavier parts of rain works its way up to the south—eastern quarter and runs along the line of the front and it may well become the dominant feature across a good part of scotland as we get into the latter part of sunday, then drier swathe and we come back to that raft of showers across the south—west. a very warm welcome to bbc news — broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe.
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my name's mike embley. our top stories: mr trump announces he and the north korean leader, kim jong—un, will meet in singapore next month. iran appeals to israel to avoid new tensions in the middle east, both sides have launched air—strikes against targets around the golan heights. the british government apologises for its role in the detention and torture of a libyan man and his wife, after theirforced return to tripoli. ahead of national elections in iraq, we have a special report from mosul, former stronghold of the islamic state group. and, the mountains of abandoned hire bikes springing up across china as commuters switch to cycle sharing apps.
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