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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  August 15, 2019 1:45am-2:01am BST

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between england and australia as rain prevents any play at lord's. hello and welcome to the programme where we start with the footballing news that liverpool have won the first european trophy of the new season. in the annual meeting of champions league and europa league winners, they beat chelsea on penalties to claim the trophy for the fourth time. the match ended 2—all after extra—time, before the european champions won the shoot—out 5—4. from istanbul, jane dougall reports. after extra time and penalties, it was liverpool who were triumphant in the super cup final. the european champions lifting another european trophy. heartbreaking for chelsea who did push them all the way. after
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90 minutes, it was 1—1, the two sides couldn't be separated. scoring first for chelsea and then liverpool equalising through sadio mane and it went to extra time and it was mane who put liverpool in front. it was looking at my finish that way when the liverpool keeper brought down in the liverpool keeper brought down in the box, causing a penalty in the box. it was slotted home. 2—2 and at the end of extra time, that is how it finished so it went to penalties. nerves were jangling when every single player apart from the last one scored. abraham stepped up for chelsea, took this shot and it was saved for liverpool. making up for the earlier faux pas and saved for liverpool. making up for the earlierfaux pas and being saved for liverpool. making up for the earlier faux pas and being the hero for liverpool. another european trophy for the european champions.”
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trophy for the european championsli don't trophy for the european champions.” don't know where adrian was two weeks ago when we played manchester city and when i spoke to him first time he told me, yes, coach and this, he will need time to get fit. but we didn't have that time. he was fit, he played an incredible game, sensational. maybe from adrian, it's a bit more surprising. without pretty much any preparation, i don't know when he played. being ready like he was ready tonight is incredible. i told him not to worry and the fact that he is confident and the fact that he is confident and wanted to stand up and take it for penalty, i've missed penalties, anyone can and what i want is the confidence of the young players to stand up and do that. i said to him, not to worry that he will come back stronger. it's part and parcel of being a player at the top level. we
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have to be very supportive of him as a team. his team—mates were, i certainly am and that is all. onto tennis — and the top seed ashleigh barty is through to the 3rd round of the cincinnati open. in a meeting of two former world number ones, barty — the reigning french open champion — came through in straight sets against maria sharapova, who's currently ranked 97 in the world, and needed a wildcard to compete. the australian — who claimed her first tieri title earlier in the year with victory in miami — won 6—4, 6—1, and will now face estonia's anett kontaveit. second seed naomi osaka defeated belarussian aliaksandra sasnovich — but need three sets to do it. the japanese 21 year old who's also world number one had a tough contest winning 7—6, 2—6, 6—2 needing two hours and six minutes and she'll now face taiwan's hsieh su—wei for a place in the quarter—finals. the number four seed
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and reigning wimbledon champion simona halep is also through to the last 16 — but she had to come from a set down to beat russia's ekaterina alexa nd rova. halep — who's reached three finals in cincinnati in the last four years, and lost all of them — took the deciding set 6—4 and she'll now face madison keys. in the men's singles, there was a shock defeat for the number 4 seed kei nishikori — whose wait for the first masters series title of his career goes on. he was beaten in straight sets by fellow—japanese yoshihito nishioka, who had to go through qualifying to reach the main draw. nishioka — who's ranked 77 in the world — won two hard—fought sets 7—6, 6—4. he plays the unseeded australian alex de minaur next. and the number 5 seed from greece — stefanos tsitsipas is also out. he lost the opening set of his match against jan—lennard struff —
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but fought back to win the 2nd on a tie—break. the decider also went to a tie—break with the german coming out on top. the world number 36 will now face the number 9 seed daniil medvedev. on to cricket — and rain wiped out the entire first day's play in the 2nd test between england and australia at lord's. after several inspections, play was finally abandoned for the day without a ball being bowled — and they still haven't had the toss. sheltering under an umbrella for most the day was our sports correspondentjoe wilson. shortly before liz30pm local time, the umpires made the announcement, the umpires made the announcement, the decision which had seemed inevitable since a first glimpse of the weather forecast here this morning. play abandoned for the day but the weather did tease us, it tormented us. at one stage, the umpires were happy the covers were off. we even had a toss of the coin scheduled for 3pm but when the clock came round to three o'clock, the covers we re came round to three o'clock, the covers were back on, the rain had returned. that brief respite did giving them the opportunity to award joffra archer with this test. it was
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crispjordan joffra archer with this test. it was crisp jordan who joffra archer with this test. it was crispjordan who performed that honour, that duty, as archer had requested. he isjoffra archer's mental and cricket. you can look forward to the prospect ofjoffra aarcher tearing in, trying to get steve smith and this could be the dynamic that settles the series. as for the test match, england i—o dynamic that settles the series. as for the test match, england 1—0 down and will now try to win it in four days instead of five. that is assuming there are no further interruptions for rain. rain also affected the opening day's play in the ist test between sri lanka and new zealand in galle — but not before ross taylor put the tourists in the driving seat. he hit an unbeaten 86 for the black caps who won the toss and chose to bat first. they'll resume on 203 for 5 when day two gets underway in the coming hours — as adam wild reports. under the blue sky of galle, things we re under the blue sky of galle, things were looking up for new zealand. into toss, they strode sure of foot
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and found their route safely to the boundary. the opening pair of latham and travail expertly navigating their way past 50 and beyond but thenit their way past 50 and beyond but then it termed. sri lanka now asking then it termed. sri lanka now asking the questions, in particularfor which at times there came no reply. williamson moments later they —— face the same fate. three down and time to calm down. new zealand settling on once more. henry nicholls providing stability and at the other end, ross taylor, taking control and taking his score past half—century. 100 stand brought to a close as another break approached. as they had before lunch, so to before tea, new zealand fell apart. first nicholls and bj watling. all five wickets for him. taylor providing the balance with the bat but as he approached his century, the weather was turning as well, an
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early end to the day and unclear whose day davis really was. in the third and final one—day international, the west indies won the toss and elected to bat. chris gale got 72 including five sixes as the home side reach 240. rain affected innings that saw 35 overs faced. in response, vera colley‘s masterful innings. his 43rd odi century. 2—0 series win. tiger woods says he's "ready to play golf again" — and looking forward to the bmw championship which gets underway at medinah on thursday. back pain forced woods to withdraw from last week's northern trust in newjersey — which was the first of three events which make up the end—of—season fedex cup play—offs. woods is currently 38th in the fedex cup standings,
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and only the top 30 will go through to the season—ending tour championship next week. he's hopeful the back problem has calmed down now. i've tried to make tweaks all year and trying to ease the stress of my back while still playing and u nfortu nately, back while still playing and unfortunately, i haven't really done a very good job of that and when i have, i've hit the ball quite well andi have, i've hit the ball quite well and i was really excited about what i was doing at liberty and i made some nice changes and obviously it didn't feel very well on thursday. you can read about that on the website on the bbc sport app. you can go either of those mediums to read more about liverpool winning the super cup, beating chelsea 5— four on penalties but from all of us, until next time, goodbye.
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hello. for many of you, wednesday was a bit of a washout, to say the least. thursday, however, looking much, much better. the bulk of you will spend if not all but certainly most of the day dry and a lot brighter and feeling a little bit warmer as well. we are sort of between weather systems on thursday, this weather system which brought the rain on wednesday, some heavy showers through the night and into thursday morning, more persistent rain around shetland, this is the next weather system for friday so in between those two, we've got a fair bit of cloud to begin with. nowhere near as chilly for the thursday morning commute as it was on the wednesday morning commute but a few showers here and there, scotland, parts of northern ireland northern england and north wales, more persistent rain in shetland with showers pushing the way eastwards and largely fade in intensity and number as they go, leaving most places under mostly sunny skies during thursday afternoon and with a lot more sunshine around, slightly lighter winds, of course it will feel warmer than it did on wednesday and that sunshine of course, a bit stronger as well
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this time of year. we finish the day with sunshine hazy across northern ireland, could be a bit of evening rain here but through the night, cloud and rain and wind start to push in from the north and west. parts of the midlands, eastern england will stay dry with some clearer skies and the coolest conditions down into single figures once again, but the temperatures here but mostly in the teens as we start friday morning but as you can see, it's going to be a day for the umbrella but also to really have a tight grip on it because this area of low pressure also brings with it strong winds. it's out at the atlantic at the moment but it pushes this weather front on its forward edge, bringing rain to most parts of the day on friday, scotland, northern ireland, northern england and wales, the wettest part will be likely be during the morning as rain spreads its way southwards and eastwards and after a bright start in the south—east corner, it will turn here wetter into the afternoon, and more persistent rain across southern counties of south wales through the afternoon with scotland and northern ireland seeing more sunshine but across the board it will be a blustery day with winds topping out around gale—force around many coasts and hills. that same area of low pressure
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will be with us into the start of the weekend, keeping things like friday a little on the cool side. we have winds coming down from the north atlantic around it and they will continue to feed their way in, feeding showers. the more persistent rain linked to this weather front will be just about clearing for saturday morning. early risers across the south—east may be still on the wet side but sunshine will come out for a time before that weather front inches northwards once again, turning the sunshine hazy across the south and turning things wetter in the channel islands. vast majority, though, saturday, the story of sunshine and showers. showers more frequent around scotland, northern ireland, northern england and some of those happy with hail and thunder. cool on sunday with the chance of some more persistent rain, close to the south coast.
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most stick with sunshine and showers and quite a windy one this weekend too.
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