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this evening, the rain will ease down time before more rain arrives towards the end of the night. you can see that away gradually, turning drier but cloudy for england, wales and northern ireland after a lovely day across northern scotland and the skies remain clear here. could be cool here, but further south, as the rain arrives across western areas, it should be milder. we start sunday on a damp note, outbreaks of rain pushing northwards and eastwards and into the afternoon a better picture, drier, brighter with sunny spells and showers across western areas and most across western scotland, where it will turn windy. temperatures across england and wales, 21—23. starting next week, northern areas remain unsettled and on the cool side and staying drier and warmer in the side. hello this is bbc news. the headlines... russian war planes have launched fresh strikes on the syrian province of idlib. turkey and the united nations have
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warned of a humanitarian catastrophe in the event of an all—out offensive. labour mp chuka umunna has said jeremy corbyn supporters are driving centre—left mps out of the party, as he urged the leader to "call off the dogs". new powers designed to end nuisance calls from personal injury and claim management firms come into force today. companies will have to make sure people have opted in to recieve their calls. a russian exile who was murdered in britain last march believed that two men from moscow had tried to poison him five years earlier. a couple and a child have had a miraculous escape after a tube train went over the top of them at baker street station in london last night. now on bbc news, it's time for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday.
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hello and welcome to sportsday, with me lizzie greenwood—hughes and john watson the headlines this evening.... james anderson is nowjust three wickets away from the all time test record for pace bowlers, taking two so far in the final test against india. northern ireland get off to a disappointing start in their nations league campaign... losing 2—1 to bosnia hertigovina after the highs of the world cup — time for england to walk the walk once again — as they open their campaign against spain.. also coming—up in the programme... more silverware awaits for serena — it could be an historic night at the us open despite her feeling far from her best. iam i am still waiting to get... to be the serena i was and i do not know ifi the serena i was and i do not know if i will ever be that, physically, emotionally, mentally. buti if i will ever be that, physically, emotionally, mentally. but i am on my way. and we're taking you back to the playground — tag just got competitive.
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we'll show you how. thank you forjoining us. the balance in the final test between england and india has tipped firmly england's way. india are currently 170—6 on day two at the oval, trailing by 162 runs and crucially — their captain virat kholi is out. ben stokes got kholi but two of the other indian wickets were taken byjames anderson, taking his test tally to 561, just two off the all time record as a fast bowler. patrick gearey reports on another fascinating day's play between these two sides. saturday morning in south london. england in an oval—shaped hole. here is the man to dig them out of it, jos buttler, batting on his birthday, guiding england from below 200 to above 300 with care and increasing flair. in the end, he made 89, more even than alastair cook yesterday.
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the buttler outscoring the master as england finished on 332. stirring stuff. nowjoe root asked his bowlers to carry the charge. stuart broad went into the breach and into the pads. shikhar dhawan, lbw for three. now india under pressure. kl rahul released a valve. the batsman who's struggled for runs this series decided there was little to lose and the game settled in for a mid—afternoon snooze. this was the wake—up call. rahul gone to sam curran, a young man with a knack of making things happen. he's been able to learn from the best. deliveries like this to pujara are the reasonjames anderson is getting close to becoming the most successful pace bowler of all time. repeatable but irresistible, caught by alastair cook and his last test. one for the record books but these we re
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one for the record books but these were book, he still loomed large until ben stokes put a line through him. saturday evening in south london and now it is india in the hole. patrick geary, bbc news. impressive from england, and they had an impressive innings from joss butler and on the final past, the knock of 71 so england with the first innings total of 332. india 174-6 in first innings total of 332. india 174—6 in reply and trail by 158. at least the conclusion of day to at the oval. well gareth southgate will want to continue that feel good factor around the national team as they play their first match since their world cup semi final. they play spain in the nations league at wembley tonight. the new look tournament which sees places at euro 2020 up for grabs and our correspondent natalie pirks is at wembley for us, natalie — as we are always saying, this leak
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is designed to replace the meaningless friendly as we all had to endure over the past however many decades but this is a top intro for england, is in it, first one they haveis england, is in it, first one they have is spain's. absolutely and they are ina have is spain's. absolutely and they are in a group with croatia and it has been 59 days since the defeat to croatia the summer that gave england fan so much after decades of so little. and he had the semifinal, and gave england fans something to believe that they were heading to something special. it does remain england's best world cup finish in almost three decades. and garrett southgate's words, the summer is over and they have to try to start beating the top nations to prove the fourth place finish was not a fluke. statistically they have not done not
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very well. spain are a side in transition and that had eight poor season. transition and that had eight poor season. and they've lost people to retirement and are under new management. the 2010 world cup winners will still prove a test to garrett. the mike garrett southgate. here is what he had to say. they are ina different here is what he had to say. they are in a different tactical test and have outstanding midfield players in the way that croatia did. but not be identical test that we face. and of course we do not 100% on how they approach the game with the new coach. this team progressed a long way and if i think back two years to when we last played spain, the detail and how we play now, compared to how we prepared to die game —— prepared for that game. it is much
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more advanced in the style of play is completely different. we are e ball being in improving. evolving and improving, do we know who the tea m and improving, do we know who the team will use yet? we have not had the official team news yet but he said yesterday we will see a younger tea m said yesterday we will see a younger team tonight we saw in russia and england's squad was the youngest out of all 32 teams in russia. fans will be interested to see what he goes... they preferred luke shaw but ashley young played in the world cup but he has not played... and we'd thought that he would be the left back for england for years to come and he is playing well for united and now a chance for luke shaw to grab that position. joe gomez is regular time for liverpool so that will be a threat for the likes of carl walker to see whether he comes in tonight
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and starts the game. do not forget this is not a friendly, this is a competitive fixture and england have to start beating the big boys to prove it was not a summer romance for them. it will be a good game for england fans to see tonight i thank. we hope you are right about that and thank you for joining are right about that and thank you forjoining us from wembley. it frustrating start for northern ireland in league b, beaten 2—1 by bosnia herzegovinia at windor park. michael o'neil‘s side made to pay for theirfailure to turn their dominace in possession into goals. as craig templeton can tell us. despite northern ireland being on a poor run of form, when —— windsor park was in full voice in the green and whites responded immediately and should have had a penalty inside the opening minutes. bosnia were rattled in the timing of their challenges was once more in question. the pressure was with the home side and the only thing missing was the
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finish. but in international football, if you cannot take your opportunities, chances are that you your opponents will. , they shook up the tie after capitalising on a defensive mix—up and there was still fire in northern ireland with sparking hopes of a late comeback. he was only a length away from the latest of equalizers. in the end it was not meant to be in northern ireland will want to bounce back and tuesday's friendly against israel. later tonight serena williams will attempt to win her 24th singles title to pull level with margaret court's all time record. she faces the 20 year old naomi osaka in the final of the us open. victory would cap an incredible turnaround for williams. health complications following the birth of her first child left her fighting for her life just a year ago. i definitely do not feel myself yet.
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iam i definitely do not feel myself yet. i am definitely not there. i do not feel like me. i think it takes time, my mum said it takes like a full year to kind of get back. and i am ata year to kind of get back. and i am at a full year now but i am also playing sport professionally and the emotions and expectations and all the other stuff that you add on top of it, it is a lot, you know? so i just feel like i am definitely not there. even my body is different, i actually weigh less than before i got pregnant but it is distributed differently now. so my stomach is a little bigger... right? but it is just so different. and i am still waiting to get to be the serena that i was and i do not know if i'll ever be that physically, emotionally,
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mentally. but i am on my way and i feel like i still have a ways to go. and once i get there i will be able to play hopefully even better. i always dreamed i would play serena ina final i always dreamed i would play serena in a final in a grand slam and does the fact that it is happening, i am very happy about it. but at the same timel very happy about it. but at the same time i feel like although i should enjoy this moment, i should think of it as another match and i should not really think of her as my idol. i should try to play her as an opponent. hard to believe that she was just one yea rs hard to believe that she was just one years old when serena won her first title. as we know british interests in the singles ended in the early stages of this years tournament — but jamie murray has been flying the british flag alongside doubles partner bethanie mattek sands in the mixed doubles, they're in today's final. the last few moments they claimed the us open title. they lost the first set against poland's alicja rosolska
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and croatia's nikola mektic. before going on and winning the champions tie—break11—9. so he has defended the championship title he won last year. let's have a quick look at some of the other stories around today. it's the first round of qualifying for the fa cup this weekend, with eighth tier frickley town through after a 2—1 victory over maltby main. that's just one of the 116 fa cup ties taking place. you can find all of the scores on the bbc sport website. britain's simon yates has retaken the lead at the tour of spain. he broke free of the pack to win stage 1a. he leads alejandro valverde by 20 seconds in the overall standings having lost the outright lead after stage 11, with seven stages remaining. team sky's ian stannard claimed a solo breakaway win on the penultimate stage of the tour of britain. he crossed the line just under a minute clear of german rider nils politt, for the first british success of this year's race. overall leaderjulian alaphillipe finished in the peleton to maintain his 17 second lead going into sunday's final stage. marc marquez was involved
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in a dramatic crash in qualifying ahead of the sam marino motogp, but the spaniard got back on his bike to finish fifth ahead of britain's cal crutchlow. it was another spaniard jorge lorenzo who took pole. australia's jack miller will start second. and enable marked her return to the track with victory in the september stakes at kempton. the filly, ridden by franki dettori, was making herfirst start since winning the prix de l‘arc de triomphe last october. she's now expected to defend her title in paris in october. today's rugby now. exeter followed up their huge win over leicester on the opening weekend of rugby union's premiership by beating wasps at the ricoh arena. the beaten finalists in last season's showpiece, they once again showed their attacking intent running in six tries in a 42 points to 31 win. our rugby union correspondent
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chrisjones was watching. the chiefs reached the final of three seasons in a row and the evidence in browns one and two. they will be in the mix again come may. they scored 42 points in six tries but they were a ruthless machine. sam simmonds scored two tries and out why to wear a man of the match henry slade also got to and santiago cordero scored a dazzling opener. the wasps did not leave with a losing bonus point. they play their pa rt losing bonus point. they play their part ina losing bonus point. they play their part in a great game and they scored four tries to get something out of the match but it creaked at crucial moments and while the crowd were treated to a site of all backs signer, shields went to a possible role with a nasty looking facial injury. from ten points of a
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possible ten, the exeter chiefs set an early pace. danny cipriani's gloucester threw away a 21 nil lead to draw 31 all with bath in a thrilling west country derby at the rec. both sides scored four tries to pick up a bonus point. bath desperate to bounce back after their opening day defeat to bristol, couldn't stop gloucester running in three first half tries to their one, ruan ackerman going over twice. but having been 21 nil down at one stage bath fought back to 21 all with two tries from tom dunn. they then went ahead through elliot stooke but a delightful cipriani pass paved the way for matt banahan to help gloucester draw level. 31 all it finished. let's look at the other results shall we? leicester, who sacked head coach matt o'connor after their opening day defeat, beat newcastle 49—33. england wing johnny may with two tries. premiership champions saracens beat bristol bears 44—23, billy vunipola scoring on his return after breaking his arm playing for england in june.
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in the pro 1a, dragons southern kings, connacht zebre, just the one result there. and the latest scores, starlets and blues to come. one game in super league's super 8s today, challenge cup winners catalans dragons at home to st helens. they got under way at 5:50pm. st helens are trailing 80 — 1a and the dragons are the bottom but st helens are the top. but it is early in the match so it could change. —— 18-14. olympic champion greg rutherford jumped for the last time in his career at the great north games
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in newcastle this afternoon. seven metres 38 was his final leap into the sandpit, but greg will be remembered for taking long jump gold on super saturday at the london olympics — in the same hour that mo farah and jessica ennis—hill won their respective golds. a great crowd turned out to support him. it was an emotional farewell for him. he retires as one of only five british athletes to have won olympic, world, commonwealth and european gold medals. it was remarkably emotional the final round. i have been ignoring the fact that this is going to be the fact that this is going to be the last one i think all day. i was trying to enjoy it and then it hit me likea trying to enjoy it and then it hit me like a tonne of bricks. it was the final time i was ever going to run down as a professional long jumper. it was an incredible sendoff, i am jumper. it was an incredible sendoff, iam not jumper. it was an incredible sendoff, i am not going to live. probably one of the most memorable for me, the way the crowd got behind me was wonderful. britain's modern pentathletes failed to win a medal at the rio olympics and were considered by many to be somewhat lucky to retain over £6 million of funding leading
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into the tokyo 2020 games. but this year kate french and joe choong have both won european medals and next week will look to demonstrate their olympic credentials at the world championships in mexico. bbc sport's nick hope has been to meet them. mastering one discipline can take decades so imagine trying to perfect your skills and five. that is the task or modern athletes. you start with a tournament to swim, then fencing and you fence every other athlete to one hit and then show dropping in the latest one is running combined, and you could be the best in the world and have a bad day and one event so you have to be consistent every time. it is an incredibly difficult sport. that challenge has been eased some what by the decision to continue investing over 6 million pounds and british contact leads, despite their failure to win a medal in rio 2016. they saw potential and metals for
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kate french and joe choong injuly showed why a. there is five times much kid then each sport would need and it would be so difficult to continue to do the sport without. we did not medal at the olympics but we kind of had a strong past and especially the women inside, having won medals in all the previous olympics. i really hope that we are showing that we have the potential to medal at tokyo. have declaimed european honours earlier this year, they are targeting for their success at the world championships in taking on the best athletes on the planet and also the complication of altitude. mexico city is 800 metres higher than anywhere week trained before. and it makes seeing the target a lot harder. hopefully i can
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produce again that everyone can see. everyone is in the same boat and i hope i end up on the podium. olympic goal is their ultimate aim but these championships give an idea whether long—term success is a realistic target. —— olympic gold is their ultimate aim. the women's football season gets under way this weekend. there's a new structure, with some new teams among them lewes fc, who claim to be the only club side in the world, to pay their men's and women's teams the same. emily croydon reports. lewes broke new ground master when they announced an equal playing budget for their men's and women's teams in the reaction to their pioneering sta nce the reaction to their pioneering stance on gender equality was mixed but a season on and they appear to be reaping the rewards. the women's tea m be reaping the rewards. the women's team were recently selected by the past eight to enter the new second tier and the men's team were promoted with these successes, equality is becoming fast part of
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the club's dna. we thought we should be paying women same pain budget as there will be same allocation of resources and there will be some watching men's football who don't agree with it. but plenty of supporters on onboard and women's attendances have doubled in the stands on equality has brought in a new demographic of fans. normally women that age, i see them on instagram or x factor and they are using themselves in a totally different way. it was like a breath of fresh air different way. it was like a breath offresh airand different way. it was like a breath of fresh air and i was thinking of my daughter and what brilliant role models they are. we are a part of the club and not an add—on or must have. i guess we're paving the way for the future in terms of what women's football can rise to. is it feasible that manchester united or chelsea or arsenal women will equalise their playing budget snake season? no. but is it feasible that all those clubs could have an
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impatient to have women's football succeed when we pay women the same as men and can't afford to do it, and to me that should be a given. as men and can't afford to do it, and to me that should be a givenm reality universal pay parity is a long way off but as lewes prepares to make their mark on the championship, for them it is about the right here and right now. now chances are we've all played tag as a game in the school playground. but did you ever think about it as an actual sport? well athletes from all over the world are competing in it in london this weekend. our very own mike bushelljoined them for some training. with the adrenaline pumping and your heart racing, your hopes of survival on the edge, it is the hunter versus the hunted. in this high—speed game of chase. on the run from the hand
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of chase. on the run from the hand of doom that is out to take you down. it is the old playground game of tag that is brought into the 21st—century, you have 20 seconds to try to catch the opponent and if you do that, turn to be chaste and a chance to score a point. do that, turn to be chaste and a chance to score a pointlj do that, turn to be chaste and a chance to score a point. i think of it in terms of hunting. so it is the sort of life or death situation, fight or flight, choosing to fight and catch a person orflight fight or flight, choosing to fight and catch a person or flight to get away. the athletes from around the world will mainly park or —— are mainly park or were free running specialist able to jump and run with incredible agility and explosive speed. i love having childhood games, and that sort of stop. so i heard about the opportunity to come and be professional in a childhood games. and yet it all started at home with a father and son playing
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the game that all families do. we we re the game that all families do. we were just really playing tag in the garden, when he was young and he did not really like some of the others bored so we just used to play loads and loads of tag and then it got more complicated as you ran along. it is like natural movement. the first game that everyone plays when they are young so to make it a sport... you always enter the competition as a hunter and try to tag damien but it is only a quarter of the size of the world championship one. there is the buzzer and you're on your way. there was my chance. you survived. but could i? when i
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became the hunted ? 0h, oh, he has got me! there we are. but it isa oh, he has got me! there we are. but it is a team sport, five minutes for each team and they are coming as far afield as germany and japan to try to ta ke afield as germany and japan to try to take him beat the british on the big court this weekend. that is exhausting. it is quite a good spectator sport when you watch him chase around. it is not how i remember tag. it looks a bit dangerous and i think they need helmets. that's all from sportsday. we'll have more at 7:30pm. we will see later. hello and a very good evening to you
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it has been a mixed weekend so far andi it has been a mixed weekend so far and i see no sign of that changing as we get on into sunday. hard to summarise it in a headline really because there will be different whether in different parts of the country but we will seize up wet and breezy weather and a little bit of sunshine. the story today was about this pipeline of cloud streaming in and seen heavy rain in parts of wales and england and that will push out to be see. still a lot of clout around and some there's guys, and on the chilly side. and you can see it pushed its way into western and northern areas by the end of the night. into tomorrow, a complex weather pattern really, low pressure up weather pattern really, low pressure up to the northwest, a few different whether runs and bringing some
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patchy rain across the southwest of england, and we are also going to see this heavy or thundery downpours drifting across scotland. aside from those areas there will be a lot of dry weather and a lot of spells of sunshine to take us across the day. down towards the south coast of england, and the channel islands as well, 30 degrees and it drips its way out of wales and similar to northern england and northern ireland mostly is fine. for western sky when you can see the shower start to return and blown in on an increasingly brisk wind during tomorrow night and sunday night, you can see wind gusts of 50 or 55 mph in places but further south despite a keen breeze, the sunday night will be pretty quiet. anotherfrontal system hurtling its way in from the west and i will bring rain from the
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northwest. high—pressure keeps things mainly pine and it is a story of split fortunes as we get into to say, it frontal system treat across the middle of the uk and patchy rain to the south about. wafting in warm airand from to the south about. wafting in warm air and from northern parts of the country, monday likely to bring heavy rain in the northwest and a pretty cool field, further south, some cloud across central areas at times. further south there will be some sunshine and temperatures in those places could get into the middle of 20. mixed fortunes could continue as we had entered the next three days. that is all from me now. this is bbc news, the headlines at 7pm.
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"call off the dogs", labour mp chuka umunna issues a stark warning to labour's leadership not to hound moderates out of the party. people on low—pay wages, below what they were in 2008. they're the issues we're dealing with, not internal disputes that he's trying to invent, or referring to are party members as dogs. unacceptable. russian war planes have launched fresh strikes on the syrian province of idlib, as protesters call for international help to stop the offensive. people being harassed by cold callers will be given powers to stop them, in new measures introduced by the government today. a couple and a child have had a miraculous escape after a tube train went over the top of them at baker street station in london.

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