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but this is bbc news. the headlines at half past 7:. great ormond street hospital contacts the police after staff received death threats and online abuse in relation to the charlie gard case, as trump commissions a new warship, his family prepare to face a grilling from the investigation into possible collusion with the russians during his election campaign. boots has said it is "truly sorry" for its response to calls to cut the cost of one its morning after pills. the company faced criticism after saying it wanted to avoid "incentivising inappropriate use" of the pills. now on bbc news — sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday with me, olly foster and jessica creighton. hello there, these are our headlines this evening. it's va va froome! the british rider has
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stretched his lead and will win the tour de france tomorrow. amazing grace! royal birkdale witnesses a major record but spieth is still two shots clear in the open. it's been an eight year wait but tom daley is on top of the world again. and there's a record medal haul for great britain's pa ra—athletes at the world championships. i will be here at the london stadium looking ahead to this evening's action as kadeena cox goes for her third medal of these championships. also coming up in the programme — we'll get the latest from england's cricketers as they prepare for the women's world cup final against india. and we'll also hear from the england and scotland women's football teams as they get ready for their second group games at the european championship. welcome along to the bbc
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sport centre, so many great stories today, news of a historic day at the open coming up, but we are going to start with cycling, because great britian‘s chris froome is going to win his fourth tour de france title. it will be the third year in a row that he has hit the champs elysess in the yellowjersey and it comes after he safely negotiated the penultimate stage, a time trial in marseille and he has stretched his lead. let's speak to our correspondent richard conway, who's in paris. richard he hasn't won a stage over the past three weeks but he has been pushed all the way. this was an emphatic performance of chris froome‘s today. it's been a race stretched over three weeks,
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2000 miles, through the mountain ranges of france, there have been thrills and spills, everything in the race but has —— but as drew savage reports, it came down to the last few miles through the streets of marseille... he's been pushed harder than ever before, but after three weeks, chris froome can finally drink to success. his final test on the streets of marseilles, very little margin for error, columbia's rigoberto uran 20 seconds behind. they hoped romain bardet could make up the seconds and claim a victory for france but chris froome has two olympic time trial bronze medals to his name and he was flying. poland set the fastest time on the stage but the defending champion just needed to stay ahead of his rivals. rigoberto uran rode himself into second place but any hopes he had of challenging chris froome forfirst ended near the finish. romain bardet struggled, coming within a whisker of losing third place, hanging onto his spot on the podium byjust one second. the fourth tour de france was chris froome‘s for the taking, he missed out on a stage win by six
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seconds but was satisfied taking his place on the top step, knowing that he will be wearing yellow in paris. drew savage, bbc news. that will be four tour titles for chris froome, 514 sky in six years but they have been under fire over the last 12 months, along with british cycling. i wonder what kind of reception the team will get, whether it will be very different to previous years, when they hit the streets of paris? you need to remember that team sky are under a uk anti—doping investigation, nothing to do with chris froome but events concerning a jiffy bag and mysterious package delivered to the team, involving sir bradley wiggins a few years ago, subject to enquiries, and we may hearfrom a few years ago, subject to enquiries, and we may hear from that
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in the coming weeks or even months. it has dragged on for some time but it has overshadowed the race and the build—up to it. chris froome has had a mixed reaction throughout the race. he was booed on a couple of stages and booed today. that was more to do with a partisan french crowd, willing romain bardet the french rider, wanting him to perhaps get to victory. we'll see what happens here tomorrow. these are the streets of the champs—elysees, they will soon be closed to traffic and the finishing line will be assembled behind me. we have had some reaction, you will hear from chris froome and then dave brailsford about how they feel coming onto the streets tomorrow, with chris froome wearing yellow. coming into the stadium, just with romain bardet ahead of me. knowing if i navigated the last two corners correctly, that would be it for this year's tour de france. that is all. there have been
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ups and downs over the last three weeks but i think it's been very much a grand tour in the sense. it has been about the three weeks and during those, in the most conservative but efficient manner, it wasn't about a single stage. that is what grant hall racing is. we set out to be one of the best pro cycling teams in the world, to inspire bike riding and grow the sport, really contributing to sports not only in britain but globally. we would like to continue to do that. it is nice to win but equally you cannot rest on your laurels, you think, where do we go next? what do we do next year? but it's all about tomorrow and enjoying the moment. it wasn'tjust the men's race that was decided today... the women's race came to a conclusion as well, in marseille.
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anna van vleuten, triumphing in the end, she had a horrendous crash in rio but much happier scenes for her today, triumphing over lizzie dean and, in the end. it was a good end there for anna van vleuten that back here in paris, it is the preparations are underway for the finale of the men's race. we will have to see who comes up in the stage win, but in the end it will be for the overall victory, chris froome standing aloft at the podium with his fourth tour de france title. we look forward to it, richard conway, thank you. yesterday's news was all about the weather really and a masterclass from jordan spieth to top the leaderboard. blue skies at royal birkdale has
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seen some very low scoring, none lower in the history of men's major championship golf, than the 8—under, 62 from south africa's branden grace. let's cross live to the course and speak to our sports news correspondent andy swiss, andy, the birdies are going in left right and centre, but branden grace has really set the tone for the third round. that's right, what a difference a day makes. yesterday we had terrible conditions for golfers, wind and rain. some light rain in the last 30 minutes but frankly the conditions have been perfect. early starters in particular took full advantage, a number of 65s, 64 for dustinjohnson but that historic 62 belonged to branden grace, quite extraordinary from the south african. it's been a struggle for rory mcilroy and ian
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porter, their hopes have faded somewhat birch jordan spieth continues to lead the way as ben croucher reports —— and ian poulter. the calm after the storm, with friday's wind and rain blown away, but birkdale became benign, as branden grace demonstrated. his round of 62 was the lowest of any man at a championship. they teed off knowing that history was there for the taking. rory mcilroy looked in the mood, this was one of four birdies he made by the time he reached the ninth. but the round soon twisted, a double bogey at ten, no better off than when he started. as the chasers choked their way around, the leader tightened his grip. jordan spieth became the first man to reach ten under par, a shower of stability that matt kuchar could not cope with. within one ofjordan
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spieth after a double bogey. leaving jordan spieth clearly in front, ben croucher, bbc news. it has been a dramatic day here but there is no doubt of the star of the show earlier on. branden grace of south africa with a remarkable 62, eight birdies and not a single bogey. a new record for a man at a major championship. afterwards he admitted he wasn't even aware of what he had achieved... i had no idea, they said congratulations and i thought it was a great round, but not in the history books! they said, you are in the history books now, and i said, what are you talking about? it's great, it makes it even more special, and even better at the open. this is my eighth one, i think, and definitely one that i am liking so far. he is one of the headline makers today, at royal birkdale. it looks
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like you may need another one of those again tomorrow, if he is to catch the leaders? jordan spieth looks like he is having another very good day? he has, he began the day two shots clear. he is still two shots clear, jordan spieth ten under parand shots clear, jordan spieth ten under par and still two clear of matt kuchar. they are both going down 18 asi kuchar. they are both going down 18 as i speak. behind them, connelly and koepka on five under par, grace and koepka on five under par, grace and matsuyama at four under par. rory mcilroy and ian poulter, their hopes have somewhat faded, back on two and. they will have to produce something pretty extraordinary to have any kind of chance on the final day. jordan spieth is looking good on ten under par, going down the final hole. a great final day of play, andy swiss there at royal birkdale. many thanks. eight years after he first won an individual world title at the age ofjust 15, tom daley has won gold again in the same event — the ten metre platform
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at the world diving championships in budapest. in a really competitive final, daley led from the first round, but he was pushed all the way by the olympic champion, chen aye—sen of china. it all rested on daley‘s final dive, but he was awarded two maximum scores to secure a second world title. great britain's matthew lee finished 12th in his first appearance in a worlds final. it's been such a tough year, getting over that competition in rio where i was out of the final. and i wasn't able to compete and show my best diving. it was a tough competition out there, the olympic champion wasn't going to let me have it easily. i wanted to fight until the end. i really wanted to prove a point, go out and do the best i could. i was happy with how it turned out, with a personal best, i think they got the gold last year at the olympics come i'm over the moon. what was going through your
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mind in the final dive? the noise was incredible, a great dive was put down before you, the pressure was on? i saw the chinese divers cheering and i thought, yeah? you want to cheer loudly for that? ok, watch this. i went into, yeah, you do that? i will do it better. i went into a weird competitive mode i've never been in before. it was fun. so a great day for tom daley, especially as earlier today he and grace reid won a silver in the mixed three metre springboard final, with this their final dive — a forward three and half somersault in pike. both divers have had busy schedules competing in other events in these championships of course, and, afterwards, reid said the two hadn't had a chance to practise together all week. me and tom said beforehand that we would go in and have fun, see how we go. we haven't trained together in over a week. genuinely winging it, still not our personal bests but we are so pleased! it has been very surreal,
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i've had about five hours sleep. i don't know which way is up but it's a fantastic way of ending my first world championships. so the diving at the world aquatics championships has come to an end. tomorrow it's the start of the swimming programme. well let's move from paris to london now and bring you the latest from the world para athletics championships at the olympic park. it's the final weekend, there was another medal for great britain in the morning session and it was an important one. our reporter kate grey is there for us. it is a very wet london stadium this evening, but it was glorious sunshine this morning, asjonathon broom—edwards took silver in the highjump. he had to wait until day nine of the championships to get started, he could not wait to be in front of the home crowd as he did not get the chance to do so back in 2012. he couldn't beat the paralympic and world champion from poland, but he didn't seem too disheartened after the race. he thoroughly enjoyed catching up with the crowd and taking in the atmosphere. i caught up with him
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after his event. it was some experience out there. you know what? it is the best support i've had on the next stage in my career. i know it has been a steep learning curve since 2013 that it is unreal. a very busy evening for great britain, ten athletes in action and all eyes are likely to be on kadeena cox, back on the track following her impressive performance, winning t38 400 metres last night and beating the rest of the field by over five seconds, an impressive performance considering she's only been in action for three months, as she's been doing extracurricular activities. she got her gold medal this afternoon and will be going in the t38100 metres this evening. she will have tough competition from her team—mate sophie hahn, who has won gold in the 200 metres here, making for a fascinating race. aled davies goes for his second championships in the shot put, the
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paralympic champion, world record holder and favourite to win the event. georgina hermitage goes in the t37 100 metres, she cruised across the line in the heats this morning, it did not seem she was putting too much effort in, she will want to be back on the podium this evening going for the second gold of the championships. a lot to look forward to on the penultimate day of these championships. now let's look ahead to a big day for women's sport tomorrow. we'll get to the england and scotland football teams competing at the european championship in a moment, but first to england's cricketers who are in the world cup final. they take on india at lord's tomorrow in a match that sold out well before either team had qualified. england will be looking to lift the trophy for a fourth time, having last won it in 2009, but they lost to this indian side in their opening match of this tournament. henry moeran has been with the team today at a very wet lord's. england's preparations haven't been ideal here today, they haven't been able to have the full training session they hoped for due to the weather, across north london it's
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been raining for a couple of hours now but nonetheless they've been using the indoor nets here at the home of cricket. i spoke to mark robinson, the coach, earlier to get his thoughts ahead of the world cup final. we prepared well, talking about lords, we've been here twice previously to familiarise ourselves with the surroundings and everything. you have done your prep, but it is very individual. we spoke about coping with pressure, it would be very individual and you never really know into you have the ball, and how it is coming out of the sky, things like that. getting to the battle and the game of cricket at the end of the day. it's a good game for the public, we know the impact it will have in india, getting women's cricket going in india will be a special thing, we have always said that we would grow as we went on, getting people into form. we've worked hard to do that, a better place, they will be in a good place having just
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achieved what they have done against australia. fortunately, the forecast tomorrow is much better, with play getting underway at 10:30am tomorrow morning. a sell—out lords, 27,000 strong watching the women's world cup final between england and india. the weather has affected the t20 blast matches as well. in nottinghamshire, they beat northampton by ten wickets but that was decided by the duckworth—lewis method at trent bridge. alex hales kept up his impressive form in county one day, smashing his way to 30, a lot to chase down the target of 196. the rain put a stop to the day of play. 12 ahead of that score. batting for five overs. but nottingham took the win. let's turn our attention to the women's european championship that's taking place in the netherlands. england and scotland are both in group d and play their second
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matches of the tournament tomorrow. this is how the table looks at the moment. remember england thrashed scotland in the group opener so they're at the top with the scots down at the bottom. spain beat portugal 2—0 and sit in second place. and these are the group d fixtures tomorrow, with scotland taking on portugal in the day's early kick off, they really need a good result to keep their hopes alive. england play spain at 7.45 knowing a win would all but guarantee them a place in the quarterfinals. so let's get the latest from the england camp. our correspondent katie gornall is out with the team in the netherlands, as they prepare for tomorrow's game. england havejust finished quite an intense training session here in the sunshine at their base on the outskirts of the city. attention turning to their big game in the group with spain, they travel to breda for that game. england's fran kirby is with us. we built up lot of momentum with that win over scotland, 6—0. what has that win done for those
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here in preparing for spain? it's made us excited, coming into a european championship we are all excited to get going but the result against scotland increases the buzz around the place. to be fair, everyone is motivated to keep pushing in that direction and hopefully get a big win against spain tomorrow. jodie taylor stole the headlines with her hat—trick. you seem to have developed a really good understanding, the two of you? yes, we've played together in a few times with england and have always managed to get chances all get goals. we really enjoy playing together. she's a player who likes to stretch in behind, i like to get into the pocket. it was a late run off the shoulder, i thought we may as well let this run—through. luckily it came off otherwise that would have looked silly! i really enjoy playing withjodie and hopefully she enjoys playing with me as well. what is the competition
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like among strikers, do you have a mini league seeing who will finish as the top scorer? not really, everybody wants to win the tournament, no matter who gets the most goals or assists, the main thing is the gold medal around your neck. if we can all contribute, it's amazing. jodie thoroughly deserves that with that hard work she has brought in. everyone wants a gold medal around their neck, they don't care about anything else! best of luck, great watching you so far. we look forward to the game against spain, let's see if england can keep that momentum as they play spain in breda tomorrow. i love how fran kirby was playing down the competition there! so england in good shape, but it's looking precarious for scotland down at the bottom
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of the group and well—behind on goal difference already. so a huge game for them tomorrow against portugal. this is the stadium in rotterdam, the players behind me will be back here again in 24 hours to take on portugal. after the thumping by england, this is a match scotland simply had to win. portugal are in the same boat having lost to spain, although ranked below scotland they are not taking it lightly. we are not going into the tournament thinking england and spain are the only good teams. we know that. portugal and the right to be here, beating really good teams, and doing great results. in the qualifications. we have huge respect for portugal. scotland have been here before, losing the world cup play—off here three years ago against the netherlands, arguably in tomorrow night's match, there are higher stakes. a victory against spain will probably be enough to take them into the knockout phases. but lose, you can pretty much start packing your bags before the game against spain.
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alistair lemond, bbc news, rotterdam. let's quickly bring you the latest from today's games. switzerland —based iceland —— switzerland —based iceland —— switzerland beat iceland, this is the match, making it out of the group iceland took the lead after 30 minutes and ten minutes later, a mark—up in the icelandic box. equalising and scoring again in the second half to secure their first win ata second half to secure their first win at a european championship. france play austria in the other group c match, no goals inside of the first ten minutes. some football headlines for you, manchester city have agreed to buy the french defender benjamin mendy. for 52 million pounds. the left—back is currently
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at french champions monaco. it would take city's spending on full—backs this summer to 100 million pounds after the signing of kyle walker from spurs. the football season is fast approaching. in just two weeks' time arsenal and chelsea will compete at wembley for the traditional curtain raiser, the community shield, and the two sides met in one of several preseason friendlies today. and in the birds nest stadium in beijing it was the champions who enjoyed a thumping win against their london rivals, winning 3—0. michy batshuayi scored either side of half time to seal a comfortable win. philippe coutinho showed why he's being linked with a move to barcelona by scoring a spectacular goal to win the premier league asia trophy for liverpool. the reds had to come from behind to beat leicester 2—1 in hong kong. crystal palace manager frank de boer claimed west brom players were trying to injure wilfried zaha during their asia trophy match in hong kong. palace won the third place play off 2—0 but de boer was unhappy with the challenges faced by his winger. goals from luka milivojevic and a deflected effort from bakary sako gave the eagles the win. partick thistle have
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claimed their first win in this season's scottish league cup. they beat st mirren 5—0, despite going down to ten men after two yellow cards in quick succession saw abdul osman sent off. thistle lie second in group h with four points, behind leaders livingston on eight points. you can find all of the day's league cup results on the bbc sport website. castleford secured a semifinal place in the super league super eight after pulling off a remarkable comeback to beat the catalan dragons 32-24 in comeback to beat the catalan dragons 32—24 in perpignan. ten minutes to go the west yorkshire side were trailing by two points, and down to 11 men. that this contenderfor try of the season and another from paul wood shame. in the last six minutes of the match, turning things around. and finally, england's women have
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won the bronze medal at the lacrosse world cup which concluded today in guildford in a thrilling match against australia, the scores were level at 9—9 at full time so it went to a golden goal decider and it was megan whittle who grabbed a dramatic winner for the home side, prompting wild celebrations. england have finished fourth at the previous two tournaments so you can understand the delight at finishing among the medals. you can forgive them celebrating so strongly there. that's just about it, a break—up of the top stories. chris froome will win his fourth tour title tomorrow in paris, jordan spieth leading by three at the open. that's all this evening, thank you for joining that's all this evening, thank you forjoining us. lovely weather at the open this
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evening, tomorrow looking promising, we will look at that in a moment, it hasn't looked good across the uk today, this rain and low pressure on the recent radar picture, with east yorkshire and england doing well this afternoon with some sunshine, some sunshine this evening, rain has been pushing northwards into parts of yorkshire, continuing to spread further north in north—east england as we go through the night, showers in eastern parts of the uk by the end of the night, and in places, a downpour of 10—14d, low pressure still close by for tomorrow, so you get the message. there will still be showers around. that does well in england and wales, a fine start, fog patches clear, sunshine around and the odd shower, the vast majority have a dry sunday morning but late morning, into the afternoon, showers
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get going again. today, the odd couple into northern ireland, starting well down the east side, call with outbreaks of rain, little disturbance, moving further south, sunny spells as well, and sunny spells around the showers of england and wales meaningful sum, where it was cold and rain, it will be brighter tomorrow but into the afternoon, catch a shower, it could be heavy or thundery, especially in northern and eastern england. at the open, this north—westerly breeze will be stronger compared to today. through the evening, and tomorrow, the heaviest of the showers will fade, this area of rain moves out of scotland, the eastern side of the pennines, affecting parts of central and eastern england on monday, a
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cool breeze down the north sea coast but the west sees light winds, sunshine and warmth on monday, which has been more widespread by the time we get to tuesday but there is another western system in the wings, on wednesday and wednesday night, pushing eastwards across the uk again. a brief gap in the weather systems on monday and tuesday but it does not last very long. this is bbc news. the headlines at 8pm: great ormond street hospital contacts the police after staff receive death threats and online abuse in relation to the charlie gard case. as trump commissions a new warship, his family prepare to face a grilling from the investigation into possible collusion with the russians during his election campaign. owners of drones will have
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to register and take safety awareness courses — due to growing concerns about the risk to aircraft. boots says it's "truly sorry" for its response to calls to cut the cost of one of its morning—after pills. also in the next hour: ‘living the dream' in las vegas. the caravan salesman from east yorkshire who won £2 million in the world's most prestigious poker tournament. chris froome is on the verge of winning his fourth tour de france title after increasing his lead in today's time trial.


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