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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  September 21, 2017 1:45am-2:01am BST

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hello, this is sport today, live from the bbc sport centre. coming up on this programme. real madrid are beaten by real betis leaving them seven points adrift of spanish league leaders barcelona after just five matches. the man known as the raging bull, jake lamotta, who was former world middleweight boxing champion has died at the age of 95. and inland surfing. a radical new way to ride the waves. hello and welcome to the programme, where we start with the news that real madrid are now seven points behind leaders barcelona after real betis scored a 94th minute winner at the bernabeu. all this despite the return of cristiano ronaldo after missing five matches through suspension including the first four in the primera division. the world player of the year started up front but couldn't find a way through at the bernabeu, leaving zinedine zidane‘s side seventh after antonio sanabria's winner. elsewhere in spain, sevilla move second afterjesus navas grabbed the winner against las palmas
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with seven minutes to go. atletico madrid, who are third, were 2—1winners away to athletic bilbao with second half goals from angel correa and yannick ferreira—carrasco sealing the win. it's been a good day for atletico madrid with news that uefa have chosen their new stadium to host the 2019 champions league final. there were nine matches in italy's serie a with champions juventus picking up theirfifth successive win to start the season, mario mandzukic sealing the victory over fiorentina. they stay second on goal difference though after dries mertens was among the scorers for napoli in their 4—1 win at lazio. milan were awarded two penalties which ricardo rodriguez and franck yannick kessie both converted for a 2—0 win over spal. while in the early match edin dzeko scored two in roma's 4—0 triumph away to benevento. in germany, borrussia dortmund have regained top spot winning 3—0 away to hamburg, shinji kagawa
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with the first before pierre emerick aubemyang added a second just after the hour mark. christian pulisic completed the win meaning they maintain their unbeaten record after five games. elsewhere, hannover missed a chance to move second after allowing freiburg a late equaliser and hoffenheim are now third after they recovered from two goals down to win 3—2 away to mainz as mark uth scored a late winner. in the english league cup, all the big names are through to the last 16. manchester united, manchester city, arsenal, chelsea and everton all progressed on wednesday with the pick of the ties in the fourth round chelsea up against everton and swansea city hosting the holders manchester united — but for all the ties head to bbc.com/sport. in women's football, mark sampson has been sacked as head coach of the england women's team following evidence of inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour in a previous role. the football association says that
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last week it was made aware of the full details of safeguarding allegations made against sampson in 2014 relating to his time as bristol academy manager. the 34—year—old has been at the centre of bullying and racism accusations that he's been cleared of twice, and his final match in charge of england was tuesday's 6—0 victory against russia in a world cup qualifier. they were at the top of their game for years — and now manchester united's golden generation — the class of 92 — are about to embark on a new challenge. gary neville and his former team—mates have revealed plans to establish a university. they say university academy ‘92 will develop students‘ characters as much as their academic skills — and it'll be inspired by the way they were mentored at old trafford as peter marshall reports. it had a first day at school feel about it. thank you everybody for attending this morning. it is an extremely proud day for myself, phil, mickey, ryan and paul. the so called class of 92 — have been working on this idea for two years. a new university where character development is at the core.
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iam i am generalising, but football and education are not a usual mix, how will it work? i think it will work well, because we know our boundaries. the execution is not going to be done by these guys, it is going to the high performing universities. they've teamed up with lancaster university. the plan? to offer degrees in business, media and sport. but the idea is to give students more than an academic qualification. a lot of the curriculum, a lot of the thought process behind this, that sir alex ferguson put into us when we were young, you need to work as hard as you can. you need to get yourself out of your comfort zone and push yourself. that is what we are going to be in lamenting at our university. this idea about making higher education accessible to different types of people, making it
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really socially progressive, was something that absolutely fits into things that the staff at lancaster really are leaving. —— really believe in. yes, it's a business venture — but it's also hoped it will help the regeneration of old trafford and stretford. the class of 92 have an impressive footballing legacy — but rather than look back at football — they want to look forward to the future. we could retire and we could talk on television, we could just watch and do nothing else and go to the gym, oi’ do nothing else and go to the gym, or we could do things. university academy 92 should open to students in september 2019. former world middleweight boxing champion jake lamotta, who inspired robert de niro's oscar winning performance in raging bull,
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has died at the age of 95. lamotta passed away in a nursing home after complications with pneumonia. richard mcelvanney reports. jake lamotta was a fighter known for taking and giving punishment. his style made him one of the most famous boxers in the 19405 and 5tyle made him one of the most famous boxers in the 19405 and 505, famou5 boxers in the 19405 and 505, and inspired an 05car—winning film. robert de niro played him in a film. upon the news of the death, he 5imply upon the news of the death, he simply said, rest in peace, champion. a world middleweight champion, he grew up in the bronx. his career was tarnished for suspension for throwing a bout.|j agreed to lose the fight purposely. i don't like that part of my life, because it wasn't the right thing to do. if i had to do it all over again, ithink do. if i had to do it all over again, i think i might have done the same thing. his most famous rival was another rock scene legend, sugar
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ray robin5on. they fought 5ix was another rock scene legend, sugar ray robin5on. they fought six times. he also did some acting and stand—up comedy before writing his memoirs. it is that it is fighting that he will always be remembered for. did you enjoy hurting your opponents or was it enough to win? you enjoy hurting your opponents or was it enough to win7|j you enjoy hurting your opponents or was it enough to win? i didn't enjoy hurting, but that is the way it was. you hit me, i hit you. may the best man win. to major league baseball where a young fan was injured in the crowd during the new york yankee511—3 win over the minnesota twins on wednesday. yankee5 third baseman todd frazier hit a foul ball at the bottom of the fifth inning which hit the young girl and clearly up5et both frazier and other players from both teams. the girl was given first aid at the stadium before being taken to hospital. it's not an isolated incident at this venue with a male fan hit
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by a foul ball injuly and a broken bat hitting a young fan in may. major league baseball i55ued recommendations for protective netting in december 2015 although yankee stadium doesn't yet have this protection for fans. i think the netting should be up, i think every stadium should have it. but we are not at that point yet. hopefully they take a look at all this and a figure something out. the netherlands cyclist tom dumoulin has taken gold in the men's elite time trial at the world road racing championships in norway. dumoulin was the favourite heading into this race and he finished clear of slovenia'5 primoz roglitch, who took 5ilver. it was one race too far for britain's chris froome who had to settle for bronze at the end of a season which has seen him take hi5toric titles in both the tour de france and the vuelta a espana. the new women's world number one garbine muguruza is through to the quarter finals of the pan pacific 0pen injapan after beating monica puig in straight sets.
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puig, who's the olympic champion, put her opponent under some early pre55ure. both players had breaks of 5erve but it was the spaniard muguruza who won the first set 6—4. the wimbledon champion then went on to completely dominate the match against the puerto rican and she'll face france's caroline garcia orjapan‘s kurumi nara next. second seed karolina pli5kova lost just three games as she ea5ily overpowered poland's magda linette. pli5kova — who briefly held the number one ranking this year — comfortably advanced to the last eight. and pli5kova will face another former world number one, angelique kerber next. a surf ranch in california 5tarted by kelly slater was the venue for a new world surf league te5t event this week. the facility, which has been sold to the sports governing body, was first showcased in 2015 as waves are artificially powered, with slater also taking part despite still having a foot injury. some of the world's best female and male surfers took part with prize money going to charity. you can get all the latest
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sports news at our website — that's bbc.com/sport. but from me and the rest of the sport today team, goodbye. hello. the same weather system that produced a very wet wednesday in northern ireland is gradually pushing further east across the uk during thursday. here it is. at least to begin today, there will be heavy rain bursts in western areas. we are looking at things at eight o'clock in the morning. you can see it in the west of wales into south—west scotland. all points east of that should be fine and dry. a mild morning compared to wednesday. but the overnight rain is pushing away from northern ireland. something sunny not far away. it is a bit lighter the further north you are. some of us in eastern
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scotland will start the day dry. it is very slowly going east. even by the end of the afternoon it won't be into eastern england. ahead of this weather system, in some sunshine, feeling quite cooler. but the sun will come out. northern ireland, scattered heavy showers. some pushing in the western parts of scotland through the day, especially into the western isles. that weather system is just creeping into western parts of eastern england that stayed dry on thursday. thursday night, a chilly night into friday morning. widely into single figures, low single figures in some spots, a few patches of mist and fog. northern ireland, another system of weather coming in with rain. a gale in the irish sea. that rain is gradually edging into other western and northern parts of the uk into friday. again, leaving much of central and eastern england dry. pulling away from northern ireland, with sunny spells coming back. the weekend starts with a frightening area of low pressure, but most of the energy is pushing away to the north.
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a weaker weather front heading our way slowly as the weekend goes on. a gale in places. a mild breeze blowing elsewhere across the uk. sunny spells developing from the south. the odd spot of rain shifting northwards through the day. a weather front weakening in the west of the uk. ahead of that, we'll see the higher temperatures. some spots are into the low 205 perhaps. hurricane maria is out of mexico and is moving close to the north—east coast of the dominican republic. it could be a major hurricane cloe to the turks and caicos islands by friday. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. i'm reged ahmad. our top stories: the search for survivors intensifies in mexico city after an earthquake kills over 200 people. hurricane maria knocks out power to the whole of puerto rico,
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isolating more than three million people. a day after president trump called iran a corrupt dictatorship, president rouhani tells the un his country will not be intimidated. and human life and how it all starts — for the first time in the uk, scientists use gene editing on an embryo.
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