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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  August 16, 2019 1:45am-2:01am BST

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and world number one brooks koepka is three shots off the lead after the first round of the bmw championship at medinah in illinois. hello and welcome to the programme, where we start with tennis and the upsets have continued at the cincinnati masters with a shock defeat for roger federer. the number three seed, who turned 38 last week, was playing just his second match since losing the wimbledon final in mid—july. the swiss was bidding to win the title for an eighth time, but was beaten in straight sets by the russian qualifier andrey rublev, who's ranked 70 in the world. it was the first meeting betwen the two, and rublev, who beat stan wawrinka in the previous round, won 6—3, 6—4, injust
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an hour and two minutes. it's impossible to explain... i don't know. how he finished finished the match, it's so amazing, i talk to him in his corner and he said no worries. the way he did it was amazing. i don't know, now i feel he's a true legend. i think ithinkl i think i struggled on my serve early on. got broken the first service games and, there you have it, that sort of set the tone for the match a little bit but he was super clean, defence often, served well, didn't give me anything. he was good everywhere, so it was tough for me but excellent match by him. i was impressed. rublev will now face fellow—russian daniil medvedev in the quarter—finals. the number nine seed enjoyed a straightforward straight—sets victory over germany's jan—lenna rd struff.
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medvedev won 6—2, 6—1 injust 66 minutes. the japanese qualifier yoshihito nishioka is also through to the last eight. 2a hours after beating compatriot kei nishikori, the world number 77 saw off australia's alex de minaur in straight sets. nishioka won 7—5, 6—4, and will now face the number 11 seed from belgium david goffin. in the women's singles, the top seed ashleigh barty is through to the quarter—finals, but she had to come from behind to beat anett kontaveit, with the estonian taking the first set 6—4. but barty turned it round by taking the next two sets 7—5, 7—5 and she'll face maria sakkari from greece in the last eight. third seed and 2016 champion karolina pliskova had to battle for almost two hours to overcome swedish qualifier rebecca peterson. the czech who is yet to drop a set in the tournament,
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struggled against the 24—year—old swede winning 7—5, 6—4 and will now face former us open champion svetlana kuznetsova of russia for a place in the semi—finals. venus williams reached the quarter—finals for the first time since 2012 with a 2—6, 6—3, 6—3 win over world number 26 donna vekic of croatia. the american will face the winner of the match taking place at present between compatriot madison keys or the fourth seed, wimbledon champion simona halep, who's been a beaten finalist in three of the past four years. that match is currently in the final set. now to cricket, and after wednesday's washout, ii wickets fell on day two of the second ashes test between england and australia at lord's. england batted first after australia won the toss, and were bowled out for 258. the tourists closed on 30/1 in reply, but, as our sports correspondentjoe wilson reports, it wasn't all about the cricket. this was a day at lord's when cricket was put into its correct
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context, i think. cricket was put into its correct context, ithink. the cricket was put into its correct context, i think. the guest of honour was andrew strauss with his two sons. they will read and many spectators did and many parts of the ground were turned red and this is in honourand ground were turned red and this is in honour and support of ruth strauss, andrew's wife, who died from a rare form of lung cancer and the foundation in her name is trying to do research and raise money. i'm sure what andrew would have wa nted i'm sure what andrew would have wanted today is a full day of proper ashes cricket, engrossing stuff, and i think that's what we got. brave decision from the australian captain to bowl first this morning and it paid off, hazelwood, brought into the team, and he took two early wickets, including jason roy, whose test match education continued with a duck today. these things happen! england would have been relieved and pleased at least to bairstow fine form, he made a half—century, as did rory burns, who picked up where he left off in birmingham to an extent. fantastic catch by bancroft so close to the bat to get rid of him, best
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bit of cricket for the day. 258 from england didn't seem like much but then as the day turns to evening and then as the day turns to evening and the floodlights came on, australia found themselves batting in tricky conditions and found themselves losing david warner before the close of play. this match will resume in an intriguing state, but remember, we've already had two days and with some whether around. time here at lord's is of the essence. obviously batted a good few balls in this test series and they're looking at different ways of getting me out. i think nathan lyon ran past me this morning and mentioned it within about three balls. i was well—versed in what i was prepared for getting. but, yeah, it's just a good battle, isn't it? i can't bat, so what you reckon?
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what do you reckon? i can't at, numberio. what do you reckon? i can't at, number 10. they've got a world—class bowling attack, it isjofra's number 10. they've got a world—class bowling attack, it is jofra's first test, but they've got a world class bowling attack. broadcom of the same thing. i know! bowling attack. broadcom of the same thing. i know i can't bat but i'll give it a go, unless you want to do it for me! —— broad, the same thing. elsewhere, sri lanka's cricketers have the upper hand in the first test against new zealand in galle. they bowled the tourists out for 249 in their ist innings on day two, they'll start day three just 22 runs behind with three wickets in hand. colm harrison reports. the black caps started the second day on 203—5 with ross taylor 86 not out, but he failed to add to his overnight score and that sparked a new zealand collapse. tim southey did his best to keep the innings ticking along, the tourists were all out for 249. lakmal and dry taking nine wickets between them stop in reply, sri lanka laboured to 66—2
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before half centuries from angelo mathews and mendis gave the innings much—needed momentum. both finally perished to patel, though, and he ended the day with 5—76, his second 5—wicket haul in just six test matches. dickwella and ajmal edged the side towards the new zealand first—innings total and they will start day 323 runs —— day three just 26 runs behind with three wickets remaining. american duo justin thomas and jason kokrak are the joint—leaders after the first round of the bmw championship in medinah. they're both 7—under—par, one shot clear of the field. it's the second of three events which make up the end—of—season fedex cup play—offs. the world number one and current fedex cup points leader brooks keopka opened up with a 4—under—par round of 68 on thursday. he's three shots behind thejoint—leaders. and so is patrick reed, who shot up from 50th to second in the standings, following his win in newjersey last week.
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rory mcilroy is a further shot back on 3—under—par, four off the lead. he dropped from second to third in the points list, following reed's victory last week. meanwhile, tiger woods, who pulled out of the northern trust last week with a back complaint, is six shots off the lead on i—under—par. he's currently in 38th place in the fedex cup points list, and only the top 30 in the standings will qualify for the season—ending tour championship at east lake in georgia next week. boxing, and the world heavyweight champion andy ruinnr has denied signing a dealfor a re—match with anthonyjoshua. the mexican—american pulled off a stunning victory over the british fighter when they met in new york injune, and tookjoshua's wba, ibf, wbo and ibo belts. joshua's promoter eddie hearn says a re—match will take place in saudi arabia in december, but ruiz says he's not happy with terms on offer and hasn't agreed to anything yet.
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so the background to this is that ruiz wasn't anthonyjoshua's mandatory challenger stop he was a late defender... in these situations is not uncommon for the champion to put ina is not uncommon for the champion to put in a rematch clause in the event the champion loses, which is what happened in june. when the champion loses, which is what happened injune. when he signed the contract for the first fight, the contract for the first fight, the contract would have stipulated a rematch and it would have been a guaranteed purse for that and we understand that's about £9.5 million, but we understand the contract would have said joshua's tea m contract would have said joshua's team would have had the promotional rights for the rematch. there is a legally binding document he signed before the first fight injune and it said you will get this amount for the rematch but we and the date for the rematch but we and the date for the second fight, so there's no way around that unfortunately for ruiz. in cincinnati, madison keys and simona halep in theirfinal set, madison keys is 5—4 up in that one. the winner will play venus williams.
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you can get all the latest sports news at our website, but from me and the rest of the sport today team, goodbye. hello there, good morning. thursday was a much better day, but things are going downhill now and it's going to be quite a blustery few days ahead. we've got this cloud that's coming in from the atlantic, and that will push outbreaks of rain eastwards across the whole of the country. the main driving force, that area of low pressure that will sit to the north—west over the next few days. at the moment it's pushing these weather fronts ahead, thickening the cloud and bringing some rain from the west. this is how we start friday morning. a little on the cooler side in eastern england with a few breaks in the cloud, but the rain is coming in from the west and that could be heaviest over the hills of wales and south—west england, maybe 2—3 inches of rain and that could lead to localised flooding. this is the picture through the day, a dry start for eastern england and where we've got this rain coming from the west,
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heavy at times. we should get sunshine in the afternoon in northern ireland and eventually across scotland. a few sharp showers around too. the winds picking up together with the rain, so fresh—to—strong winds, maybe locally gale force around western coasts. where we have the sunshine, 2! or 22 in scotland and northern ireland and under the cloud and rain in england and wales, 18 or 19 at best i suspect. so once the rain arrives at lunchtime for the cricket at lord's, it may be set in all day. that rain moves away from the south—east eventually overnight with clearer skies following. a lot of showers further north and these heavy and thundery especially in western scotland and 12—16 for the start of the weekend. a blustery start to the weekend. sunny spells and some showers. not too many showers for england and wales. good chance for eastern areas to stay dry. there'll be some more focused showers coming into northern ireland and particularly western parts of scotland, where temperatures will be a bit lower. in the sunshine further east, we're back up to 22 or maybe 23 degrees. maybe a bit of rain in the south—east on saturday night
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in the returning weather front, but we still have the area of the low pressure to the north—west of the uk, so we can expect lots of showers for scotland and northern ireland. heavy and thundery, blustery winds too. the winds picking up for england and wales through the day, blowing in a few more showers, most of them will be out to the west. we have the fresh to strong westerly south—westerly winds continuing, and those temperatures will be disappointing if you're underneath those showers. in scotland and northern ireland, maybe 20 or 2! in eastern parts of england and wales. we start next week with more showers around, particularly in the west, but as the week goes on there is the possibility high pressure could make a welcome return, drying things off and it will feel a bit warmer too in the sunshine.
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