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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  May 8, 2019 1:45am-2:01am BST

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and roger federer needs less than an hour to ease past richard gasquet in madrid — his first clay—court match for three years. hello and welcome to the programme where we start with the astonishing news that liverpool have overturned a 3—0 first leg deficit against barcelona to win 4—0 at anfield and qualify for the champions league final. against all the oddsjurgen klopp‘s side became the first team to overturn a three—goal deficit in a champions league semi—final — and watching was our sports editor dan roan. one of the features of the season in the premier league and here is their resilience and they dug deeper than ever before to score the winner. quick thinking taking advantage of barcelona going to sleep on a set play and finding a quick speedy
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striker. even then, liverpool knew that they were in a difficult and vulnerable position because if barcelona scored just one goal they would be away on away goals. they knew there was no room for error and despite that they were inspired to what will surely go down as the greatest night this stadium has witnessed in the greatest european result bar none rivalling that remarkable final victory in 2005 when liverpool came back from 30 down. to prevail against milan. but the fans he cannot quite believe what they just witnessed. the fans he cannot quite believe what they just witnessedlj the fans he cannot quite believe what they just witnessed. i began to believe when it was 1—0 and i thought we would get a second before halftime. we knew they would do it. absolutely amazing. absolutely amazing. really amazing. one of the
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best matches i have ever seen full stop i said to the boys before the game that i don't think it is possible but because it is you i think we have a chance. because our mentality changed. it is unbelievable. after the season we have had the games we have played in the injuries we have, if you go out there and ask who would bet a penny on us, i don't think you would find a lot of people. and then going out there and putting in a performance like this on the pitch is unbelievable and i'm really proud to be the manager of this team. it is unbelievable what they did tonight and it is so special and... yeah. i will remember it for ever. 100%. week five of the asian champions league continued on tuesday with brazilian striker hulk scoring twice for shanghai sipg in their 2—2 draw with kawasaki frontale,
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to keep alive their hopes of making it through to the knock—out stages. they're second in group h and now need to beat current leaders ulsan hyundai at home to guarantee top spot and progression to the knockout stage. kim shin—wook‘s first half strike secured jeonbuk motors a spot in the knockout stages — after the korean champions beat beijing guoan 1—0, while 2017 champions urawa red diamonds were 2—1 winners over buriram united taking them second in group g with one match remaining. elsewhere in football news atletico madrid captain diego godin will leave the club — after nine years when his contract expires in june. the uruguayan defender was in tears at a press conference, as he made the announcement on tuesday. he's played 387 times for atletico and famously clinched the club's first la liga title in 18 years — with a header in a 1—1 draw at barcelona in 2014. godin didn't say where he's moving to, but there is speculation he could bejoining inter milan in italy's serie a.
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translation: this is so difficult. as you can imagine i have called you all here because these are my last few days. my last two games with madrid. now to tennis and at the madrid open roger federer returned to the clay court for the first time in three years and needed less than an hour to dispatch richard gasquet 6—2, 6-3. the world number three is a two time winner of this event previously and said afterwards that it was a special night for him. the 37—year—old swiss will now play either martin fucsovics or gail monfils in the last 16. novak djokovic has made a strong start to his clay court season — with a win in his opening match against taylor fritz at the madrid open. the serb won 6—4 6—2 firing an early warning shot to french open champion rafa nadal that he could be the man to beat on the surface this year. and the 2015 french open champion stan wawrinka snapped out of his three match losing streak,
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to beat pierre hugues herbert in straight sets in just over an hour. he won 6—2, 6—3. wawrinka will play guido pella in the second round. in the women's draw ukraine's kateryna kozlova stunned number five—seed karolina pliskova in three sets to progress to the last 16. the 25—year—old making her debut at this tournament was a 7—5, 2—6, 6—4 winner in one hour and 51 minutes and will now go up against switzerland's belinda bencic for a place in the quarter finals. . .. two—time champion simona halep cruised past great britain'sjoanna konta 7—5, 6—1 in one hour and 28 minutes in the second round. the romanian world number three claimed the trophy in the spanish capital in 2016 and 2017. fourth seed angelique kerber has withdewjust before her second round match on tuesday against croatia's petra martic. the wimbledon champion twisted her right ankle during practice and is looking at the bigger picture.
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it was this morning during my practice and i think it is not too serious that i am not able to give everything today and that is why i decided to be safe for the rest of the clay—court season. to cricket and england coach trevor bayliss says batsman alex hales can come back to the team stronger and better than ever. bayliss believes the 30—year—old, who was dropped from the world cup squad after a reported positive recreational drugs test — can still have a future with the side. england continue their preparations for the tournament on home soil — with a one day series against pakistan starting on wednesday. the players that we have in the team have really made strides in their culture that they have tried to stick to over the last 12, 18 months. unfortunately it was decided
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that alex perhaps did not get it right but we are more than hopeful that he will come back in stronger and better than ever. if he has a place in the future, it might not be your problem but do you think he will? he has been told it is not the end of the road. he has been an important part of the team for a number of years and there is a place possibly for him going forward. bangladesh ran out comfortable eight wicket winners over west indies to claim a first win in the tri nations series that also involves hosts ireland. after winning the toss in dublin and electing to bat — west indies got off to a good start with man of the match shai hope notching a century, but then lost four wickets for 1h runs at one point halting their momentum as they finished on 261 for 9, while bangladesh reached the target with five overs to spare. there are some very close calls and a few catches here and there but the good things we keep hanging there we
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are catching wickets and then we had are catching wickets and then we had a breakthrough and at the end of the innings i think it went really well and luck was favouring us. lithuanian olympic champion ruta meilutyte could miss the tokyo 2020 games after failing to appear for three doping tests. meilutyte, who won swimming gold at the london 2012 olympics when she was just 15 and was based in england, is likely to face a ban between 1 and 2 years. doping officials were apparently unable to make contact with her on three separate occasions at a specified address. she's been given 12 days to provide written reasoning for the missed tests to the sport's international governing body fina before disciplinary proceedings begin. israel folau has been found guilty of a ‘high level breach' of australian rugby's code of conduct — after a post on social media, saying ‘hell awaits gay people'. a panel will now decided on his punishment — folau —
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who's escaped sanctions in the past for similar comments — had his contract with the team terminated last month — but requested a hearing. the 30—year—old was one of the star names expected to play for australia in this year's rugby world cup. kentucky derby winner country house won't run in the preakness stakes in baltimore later this month meaning there'll be no chance of a triple crown winner this year. country house was elevated to the winner's circle last weekend after maximum security was disqualified for impeding other horses in the derby. country house who's understood to have developed a cough joins maximum security in skipping the preakness. and the latest from the nba. game five between toronto and the philadelphia 76ers, toronto lead by eight points heading towards half time and the denver nuggets get started shortly.
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hello there, good morning. with the benefit of some sunshine yesterday, temperatures reached 17 degrees at heathrow. but for the most part it remains chilly and that's the way it's going to stay through the rest of this week. and htere will be some showers or some longer spells of rain. the weather is changing again. you can see how this cloud is sort of curling itself up into a knot. the thickest of the cloud is producing some rain and that is continuing to push its way up from the south—west. still quite chilly though, ahead of that. across some northern parts of scotland there may be a touch of frost. and we've still got some rain elsewhere across scotland, and that's going to be joined by this general wet weather that we've got moving up from the south—west, heading northwards across england and wales. following that, across wales, midlands and southern england, we should actually get some sunshine but the showers developing could be heavy and thundery as well. the wind is turning to more of a south—westerly, lifting the temperatures, but with an easterly wind and that rain for eastern scotland
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and the north—east of england, it really is going to be a cold day. temperatures 6—8 degrees i think degrees in many places. not quite so chilly for western scotland because we've got that easterly wind. temperatures may make double figures in northern ireland, but rain is nver too far away. a cold day with rain on—and—off across northern england, and perhaps north wales. some heavy, thundery showers heading towards norfolk, through the home counties, and towards the south—west of england. low pressure essentially in charge of our weather. that was that curl in the cloud. the low centre itself is just going to drift slowly eastwards across the uk on thursday. still got a weather front end of the north, producing rain and drizzle but that should be moving away from scotland. sunshine following on behind but still cloudy and damp across northern england. some showers for northern ireland. and some showers across parts of england and wales, especially in the south—east of england this time. those temperatures — there they are — still disappointing for this time of the year, below average and quite chilly again underneath the cloud and rain in northern england. that low pressure though is going to pull away or take away most of that rain with it as well.
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we've got low pressure, low pressure, high pressure, high pressure — it's what we call a cull, and when we have that sort of weather pattern you're going to get some showers. there's going to be some sunshine. difficult to say exactly where the showers are going to be. that's where they're looking at moment for friday. and some of those could be on the heavy side once again. but large parts of the uk will still have a dry day. but again, those temperatures are below par — 10—15 degrees fairly typically. however, as we head into the weekend, we've still got some chilly air to begin with, but it is going to be warming up as the weekend goes on and into next week. much more sunshine and temperatures probably getting up to 19 or 20 celsius.
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