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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  July 3, 2017 1:45am-2:01am BST

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plus: andy murray says he is fit and ready to defend his wimbledon title, despite a hip problem. hello and welcome to the programme, where world champions germany have won a first confederations cup title, after victory against copa america winners chile in sunday's final in st petersburg. paul frostick watched the action. just three of germany's 2014 world cup winners have been present at this confederations cup, a young squad who have exceeded expectations. the game's only goal came after a mistake in the chilly defence. stindl hit the first half when it into an open goal. they continue the attacking pressure, but couldn't find a second. fifa's decision to trial the video referee system has led to a series of debatable moments throughout the tournament, and the final provided one more. the referee use the video replay to assess this challenge and decided it was worthy of the yellow ca rd
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decided it was worthy of the yellow card and not read. chile had their chances to snatch a late equaliser in st petersburg, but having seen their team win the european u21 championships on friday, the future for german football seems to be bright. american danielle kang has won the women's pga major championship in olympic fields, illinois, by a stroke on sunday. she finished on 13—under to beat last year's champion, brooke henderson of canada, as colm harrison reports. danielle kang started the final round as the joint leader, alongside this woman, the south korean contender. either challenge began to flounder after she bogeyed the night, and never really recovered after that. danielle kang, meanwhile, when on something of a charge over the back nine. the 24—year—old from san francisco fired infour 24—year—old from san francisco fired in four successive birdies from the 11th as she inched her way towards the title. her nearest challenger was now the defending champion, brooke henderson, of canada. the
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teenagerfrom 0ntario brooke henderson, of canada. the teenager from ontario was aiming to become only the sixth player to retain the women's pga championship title and a birdie at the 18th moved her into a share of the lead alongside danielle kang, on par. yet that near miss for an eagle would ultimately prove very costly. danielle kang, in the final group, still had one to play, and when she birdied the last, the title was hers. at the 144th attempt, she has claimed the fifth title of her career and is also now a major champion. afterwards at the press conference, the 24—year—old was asked how about what her father, who passed away three years ago, would have made of her win. i think that it has been a really difficult road for me, for the past four or five years, and difficult road for me, for the past four orfive years, and it is difficult road for me, for the past four or five years, and it is life, though. you have to pick yourself up, and you have to keep working ha rd up, and you have to keep working hard at it, and then believe in what
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you are doing, and not letting yourself down. and ijust know that he is here for it, and what are the odds that my first win is a major? i'm pretty sure he had something to do with it. tommy fleetwood has won the open de france by one stroke at le national, near paris. the englishman's form has been consistent of late, having finished fourth at the us open in wisconsin a fortnight ago. american peter uihlein, who shared the overnight lead heading into the final round, finished second on 12—under, and that gains him an entry to the open at royal birkdale, starting in just over two weeks‘ time. but it was the 26—year—old fleetwood who took the title, on 12—under, and with it moves to the top of the race to dubai rankings on the european tour, with a third win on the tour that could have been even better had this have dropped. i think, you ithink, you know, it is i think, you know, it is great playing down the stretch like that but it is exhausting at the same time, and it came down to the very last shot, waiting for peat to see
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how he got on. to win a rolex series event is important, clearly the biggest events of the year, and it was a massive, massive thing when it got announced. to win the second one is just... got announced. to win the second one isjust... it is got announced. to win the second one is just... it is great. while on the pga tour, charles howell iii missed a chance to win the quicken loans national championship in maryland. this putt for birdie on the last would have handed him the title, but it went to a play—off with fellow american kyle stanley and howell then on the same hole had a putt for par this time which went slightly wide of the mark, allowing stanley the chance to make his putt and lift his first trophy in five years, having not tasted success since winning the phoenix open in 2012. top seed andy murray says he is fit to defend his wimbledon title. the 30—year—old, who has also announced that wife kim is expecting their second child, has been hampered by a hip problem. despite looking less than comfortable in practice, the two—time champion has declared himself ready for monday's centre court opener against alexander bublik. it's been sore for
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a little while, now. you know, with each day that i was practising, it was feeling a bit worse. and it was hampering my movement, and therefore i wasn't getting loads out of my practice sessions. so i had to make the decision, with my team, you know, to take the few day's break, to allow it time to rest. and hopefully spending a lot of time with my physio, that is loosens up a little bit, and that it eases off, and some of the inflammation dies down a bit. so i did that. like i say, the last few days‘ practice has been good. i would have liked to have trained the whole we can get a couple of exhibition matches. but the positive from it is that i'm fresh, and i certainly haven't played too much tennis.
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but i'm certainly going to have to work my way into the tournament. i probably won't come out and play great straight off the bat. for all the details on the wimbledon championships and who's playing when just go to our website — bbc.com/sport. all eight teams have been in action at the women's cricket world cup on sunday. the match—ups included two intense sporting rivalries as holders australia faced new zealand and india played pakistan. patrick gearey wraps up all the action, starting with england's comprehensive win over sri lanka. it's been a busy and dramatic day in the winning's world cup, and a very good day for the hosts in taunton. england made light work of sri lanka. their slow bowlers did thejob for them. laura marsh took four wickets. and sri lanka's total of 204—8 from their 50 overs was never likely to be enough, on a pitch which traditionally does produce very big scores. in that got to the total with some comfort, captain heather knight scored 82, sarah taylor 74 not—out. they got a seven—wicket victory, a good win, but their next game
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will be very much more tricky, against south africa. today, they bowled out west indies 448. the south african captain took four wickets. and didn't concede a single run. the west indies are the runners—up of the last women's world cup. and the holders of the t20 trophy. a very impressive win for south africa at their next game against england is on wednesday against bristol. a big win for india against pakistan. they are traditional rivals. they made 169 from their 50 overs but dealt with pakistan very well. they took five wickets to get an easy win for the indians. their impressive tournament continues. australia v new zealand, two of the traditional heavyweights of the tournament. australia came out on top winning by five wickets, perry top—scoring. australia seen the team to beat in this women's world cup, but the next few games could be crucial.
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it is about to get very interesting. west indies have beaten india by 11 runs to win the fourth one day international in antigua and give themselves a chance of drawing the five match series after the opening games was washed out. after winning the toss and electing to bat evin lewis went about trying to establish a competitive target for the indians to chase with shots like this when skipperjason holder went the score was 154 for five and it triggered a collapse that saw the hosts dismissed for 189 in response india set about their task and when ms dhoni moved past the 50 mark for the 64th time in his 0di career it appeared victory was a formality. but the visitors collapsed, to be all out for 178 after holder took figures of 5—27 in a man of the match performance, as the series moves to kingston for thursday's final match. german marcel kittel won stage two of the tour de france on sunday,
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from dusseldorf in germany to the belgian city of liege. it was his 10th stage victory on the tour. simon brotherton has more. chris froome‘s title defence almost came to grief here, but he was able to rejoin the main field by the finish whether german marcel kittel w011 finish whether german marcel kittel won a spectacular mass sprint for the line head of the french champion and andre greipel, with cavendish fourth. thomas was only briefly held up fourth. thomas was only briefly held up by fourth. thomas was only briefly held up by the crash and finish safely to retain the leader's yellowjersey. and you can go to our website and follow everything all the way throughout the three weeks of that toured france. from me and the rest of the sport today team, see you —— tour de france. hello. the weekend was something of a mixed bag across the greater part
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of scotland and northern ireland, but once again into england and wales at times it really did look as glorious as that. can we keep it up for the next few days? well, there will be some sunshine in our forecast. as early as tuesday, some areas will be seeing some significant rainfall, and then later in the week it will turn a wee bit hot and humid from the south. now, as i say, the weekend was something of a mixed bag, especially so in the western side of scotland, and into the first part of monday, i think we'll find some of those conditions slumping into the western side of england, through wales too. not a cold start here, 14 or 15, but with clearer skies across scotland and northern ireland, some of the temperatures may even be getting close to single figures. but under the influence of that front, it will be a damp old start across parts of the south—west, coming up into parts of wales. further east, enough cloud for there to be the odd spot of rain, not amounting to much at all. the new day dry and bright for scotland and northern ireland. what an improvement on the dayjust gone.
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still, a speckling of showers, if not longer spells of rain, getting up towards shetland and through the north end of the 0rkney isles. but as we get on through the morning, into the afternoon, so some of that rain willjust tend to fade away across the far south—west, and indeed in the far north—east. we mayjust pick up one or two sharp showers in the east midlands, east anglia, maybe down into the south—east. just a chance of one or two of those getting down into the wimbledon area, as we turn on the heat. elsewhere, 16 to about 19 or 20 covers it. then, as we push that frontal system away, it rather links back, in fact, to a new development for tuesday in the atlantic. now, i say tuesday, but as early as monday evening i think we'll see the first signs of that rain beginning to pile its way into northern ireland, and then extending its influence into the southern part of scotland, the north of england, and by tuesday afternoon some of that rain mayjust be getting down towards anglesey, and on towards the northern shores of wales. to the south of it, i think there will be, with some sunshine,
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a little bit of heat. 24, 25 degrees further north. despite the sunshine, 13—16 will probablyjust about cover it. out of tuesday and on into wednesday, so those fronts will have quit the scene, although there will be a legacy of cloud across the borders area of scotland, the far north of england. to the south of that, the heat will be beginning to build up, feeling quite close and humid, and that mayjust spawn one or two thundery showers as we get on through thursday. a little bit of uncertainty about this, but i think generally those temperatures are on the up by midweek. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. i am duncan golestani. 0ur the globe. i am duncan golestani. our top stories: a new wave of arrivals from north africa — italy warns the influx of migrants is unsustainable, as european ministers meet for crisis talks. iraqi specialforces recapture more territory from so called state. but thousands of civilians remain trapped in mosul. president trump is accused
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