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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  September 4, 2019 1:45am-2:01am BST

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and slovenia's primoz roglic takes the red leader's jersey after the tenth stage of the vuelta a espana. hello there and welcome to the programme, where we start with tennis news from the opening day of the quarter—finals at the us open in new york. and we already know the line—up for the first of the women's semi—finals, which will be six—time champion serena williams, who will face ukranian fifth seed elina svitolina, and that's after the american made short work of wang qiang. after breaking the chinese player in her opening service game, williams, who is chasing a record—equalling 24th grand slam singles title, powered through to claim the win injust 44 minutes. wang ended the match without hitting a single winner, and the 37—year—old williams, who picked up her 100th win at the us open with this victory, will now face the fifth—seeded svitolina.
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and that is after the 2a—year—old, who has never made it this far at flushing meadows, broke britain's johanna konta in the seventh game of the opening set to eventually claim it 6—4, and in the second set, she managed to break again to serve it out. svitolina is the highest seed left in the draw and has steadily built her game this year, after claiming the season—ending wta tour finals event in 2018. you have to bring your best game to beat them, it doesn't matter who it is going to be in the semi—final, but if it is serena, it is an amazing champion. probably going to be really tough against her. in the men's draw,
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russian daniil medvedev has reached the semi—finals after overcoming former champion stan wawrinka in four sets. despite requiring treatment to a thigh injury during the first set, the 23—year—old won it on a tie—break, before going two sets up on the back of wonderful play such as this drop shot. the 2016 winner, wawrinka, rallied to claim the third set. but medvedev raced through the fourth to claim a 7—6, 6—3, 3—6, 6—1win over the 23rd seed, and he will now meet either five—time us open winner roger federer or bulgaria's grigor dimitrov for a place in the final. they are currently on court. roger federer racing away in the opening set, currently 3—1 up and 30—15 serving in the fifth game. new zealand have wrapped up their t20 series with one match to play after a four wicket win over sri lanka in kandy. a bizarre fielding collision in the last over helped the black caps home
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and claire thornton was watching... ina in a match that was win or bust for the home side, sri lanka elected to bat first after winning the toss. after 79 in the first match he intent on serving plenty after himself he made sure they got their man before too much damage was done. the bowling of mitchell was punished on the way to a quickfire 37. he made his mark in other ways with a stunning catch, taking the wicket of a dangerous opponent. by the time the last ball of the innings saw a run out, sri lanka set the black caps are reachable target of 162 for victory and the series. with mutton guptil injured while fielding after unable to bat, his side slipped. the ship was steadied with tim bruce as they put on a fourth wicket stand of
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109, racking up half centuries in the process. bruce was then run out by these catlike reflexes, meaning new zealand still needed seven to win off four goals. then there was the most bizarre six you are likely to see, when sattler blasted the first ball he faced into the deep, and the ball hit the boundary before it was released, so a six was awarded while the medical staff were called into action. needing just a single, sattler hit a four. on wednesday at old trafford, the fourth ashes test gets under way between england and australia with the sides level at 1—1 with two tests remaining. that is after a dramatic batting display from england's ben stokes kept the hosts in the series at headingley in leeds over a week ago. both teams have made changes though, for this one, asjoe lynskey explains. well, this ashes series is now so finely poised after that famous day
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at headingley. ben stokes‘s innings to win the third test for england means these sides now go across the english pennines from leeds to manchester for the fourth test at old trafford. they are level at 1—1 and australia know that one more test win for them is still good enough for them to retain the ashes and. they know their chances for that go up significantly with this man in the team. steve smith is back batting again after concussion stopped him from doing so in leeds. in his three full innings of this series he has scored almost 400 runs atan series he has scored almost 400 runs at an average of 126, and that has now moved him back up to the top of the test rankings for batsmen around the test rankings for batsmen around the world. the first time he has been there since the bell tampering scandal last year. he overtakes india's kohli. smith's reintroduction means australia had to fit him in somewhere in their
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batting lineup. usman khawaja is the man to make way. he hasn't gone past 36 in this series, so there is room for another batsmen who has made three consecutive half centuries since coming in for smith at lord's. and with him alongside smith, that makes australia pretty excited. and with him alongside smith, that makes australia pretty excitedlj think makes australia pretty excited.” think everyone in the world is looking forward to watching steve smith bat, we always do. and again, i think steve has missed one test match. he hasn't been out for 12 months. he came back from a 12 month layoff pretty well so i expect he will handle six days without batting pretty well. there is also a change in australia's bowling line—up. they will likely bring in this man, mitchell starc, into their 11 for the first time in this series. he is a left arm up capable of incredible pace as well. he was expensive and the one—day form of the game, where he conceded a fair amount of runs in the overs that he bowled. australia think he will be useful, though,
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u nless think he will be useful, though, unless old trafford pitch. it is the surface as well which has apparently attempted england into their only personnel change. chris woa kes attempted england into their only personnel change. chris woakes was pretty consistent at lord's but has now lost his place for the quicker and taller craig overton who comes in. overton took the wicket of steve smith in the last ashes series, which australia 14—0. but chris woa kes might feel disappointed which australia 14—0. but chris woakes might feel disappointed to lose his place given that it is the batting which has been issued. they haven't changed their batting personnel but they have swapped the order of their batsmen to make things a bit better for them at the top, they hope. joe denly moves into the openers, while jason roy is now moved to number four, the openers, while jason roy is now moved to numberfour, but his captain still has faith that roy can put ina captain still has faith that roy can put in a good innings for him. he is a competitor. you know, you saw him come into ashes cricket on debut and straightaway looked very much at home. he got himself in a battle, andi home. he got himself in a battle, and i expect him to dojust home. he got himself in a battle, and i expect him to do just that this week. he has got good control,
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good skills, moves the ball off the straight and i expect him to cause some issues for the aussie batters. and now to iconic batsmen, steve smith and ben smokes now —— ben stokes now in the thick of this series. england are the team with momentum, but old trafford could come down to how these two individuals fair. —— fare. former brazil world cup—winning manager luiz felipe scolari has been sacked as head coach of palmeiras. the 70 —year—old was dismissed after a run ofjust three wins in 14 games, which culminated in copa libertadores elimination to gremio last week and a heavy 3—0 defeat to title rivals flamengo on sunday — the club's seventh consecutive brazilian serie a match without victory. scolari has been replaced 57—year—old mano menezes, another former brazil manager, who has signed a contract until the end of 2021. slovenia's primoz roglic holds the red leader'sjersey heading into wednesday's hilly 180 km 11th stage of the vuelta a espana.
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thejumbo visma rider is now almost two minutes clear of world champion alejandro valverde after claiming victory in the individual time trial over 36.2 km on tuesday. previous leader nairo quintana of colombia dropped to fourth with 11 stages remaining. scotland have named their squad for the upcoming rugby world cup, with centres huw jones and rory hutchinson two of the surprise omissions. stuart mcinally, who led scotland to a six nations victory over england earlier this year, will captain the side injapan. the edinburgh hooker has been chosen as skipper ahead ofjohn barclay and greig laidlaw, while coach gregor townsend has left out forwards josh strauss, matt fagerson and magnus bradbury. you can get all the latest sports news at our website. but from me and the rest of the sport today team, goodbye.
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hello there. this week's weather is looking fairly benign. that's because we've got atlantic influence, so a mixture of conditions — a bit of sunshine, some cloud, generally temperatures around the seasonal average or a little bit below. and in fact, wednesday looks like one of those days where the temperatures will be below average, and it'll be windy, as well, so that'll make it feel even cooler. and the reason is because we've got this area of low pressure moving down from the north—west, around our area of high pressure. two weather fronts on it, one bringing rain in the south—east, this next one bringing plenty of showers to scotland and northern ireland through the day. but that rain should clear away from the south—east through the morning. skies will brighten up, but the winds will pick up from a north—westerly, bringing plenty of showers. in the northern half of the country, some of these could be quite heavy, and those wind gusts, 30, 40, maybe 50 mph, could even be stronger in exposure. so it'll feel cooler — 10—13 degrees in the north, 17—19 across the south—east. as we head through wednesday
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night, it stays blustery. looks like those showers continue on for awhile, and then most of them clear away. but more return to the north and the west of the country, and it's to going be another cool night. in fact, temperatures in single digits even in towns and cities across northern areas, just about making double figures in the south. so we've still got a similar pressure pattern, with high pressure in across the south—west. this area of low pressure will bring some wetter weather and also some cooler weather as we reach friday. but for thursday, we're in between the systems. we'll see a few showers across northern and western areas, and actually, slightly milder air moving in behind this line of showers, so we could see 15—16 degrees in the north. further south, variable cloud, some sunny spells, just one or two showers, again the mid to high teens celsius. that area of low pressure i showed you moves in for friday, brings quite a bit of cloud, outbreaks of rain. this is a cold front moving southwards, and that again will introduce cooler north—westerlies, so
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the temperatures will be down again on friday. 13 to around 15 or 16 in the north, 17 or 18 across the south—east. that front clears through. high pressure wants to build back in as we head into the start of the weekend. that'll introduce something a little bit milder once again, and the winds should be a bit lighter. so fairly breezy across the east coast for a while, but that high pressure will bring lighter winds, increasing chance of sunshine around. so that'll feel a little bit warmer, i think, for the start of the weekend, with the mid—teens in the north. 19, maybe 20 degrees across the south—east. and we hold onto this fairly benign pattern through the weekend and into next week, with atlantic air moving in on a westerly.
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