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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  October 9, 2017 1:45am-2:01am BST

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this is sport today, live from the bbc sport centre. coming up on this programme: world number one rafael nadal beats nick kyrgios to win his sixth title of the season. united states vice—president mike pence leaves an nfl match after players kneel during the national anthem. ans fans celebrate in cairo as egypt qualify for their first world cup finals in 28 years. hello and welcome to the programme, where we start with the tennis news that rafael nadal has won his sixth title of a remarkable year by beating nick kyrgios at the china open on sunday. the australian was beaten in straight sets by the spaniard as the world number one secured his 75th atp crown. rob heath reports. wired for sound and, initially at least, plugged in on the court, nick kyrgios matched rafael nadal in the early stages of this match. once again, though, discipline let him
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down. discipline penalty while nadal simply shifted through his gaze. nadal last won this tournament in 2005. at times he appeared as brightly as the 19—year—old who was about to take world tennis by storm. kyrgios simply had no answer. nadal took the second set 6—1, this is his sixth title of the year. very positive win. lucky the first day. i remember always things change pretty quick in sports, especially when you are ina quick in sports, especially when you are in a good dynamic, like i'm doing this year, so after saving two match points in the first match, i've played a great week of tennis. very happy for this title. takes a long time to win it again after 2005, but here i am again. very happy for everything, and thanks to
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nick for a great week. let's see what's going on now. in tokyo, david goffin‘s late bid to reach the atp tour finals continue to take pace. the belgian started the final looking for a ninth straight win, at his clinical best. he broke the frenchman in the fourth game and held on to take the first set 6—3. manarino big marin cilic in the semis and took the initiative in the second set, forcing goffin into rare errors, but he broke back and at 5—5 seized his chance. he duly served out to secure his second title in eight days after his triumph last sunday. it's taken a few years to come back to my best, and to win the davis cup and my first title of the
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yearin davis cup and my first title of the year in the atp 250, and this first in the atp 500, and to win in tokyo — it's such an amazing feeling, and i couldn't be more happy. goffin will play in the shanghai masters next week. those end of season finals in november must seemed tantalisingly within his reach. staying in asia, where caroline garcia made it back—to—back titles by winning the china open and moved a step closer to securing her place in the season ending wta tour finals in singapore. the frenchwoman beat the new world number one, simona halep, in a gruelling final. garcia took the first set with a late break when the score was 5—4 in her favour. and she took a second set tie—break to seal the victory, and her triumph means that yohanna konta could now miss out on a place on that season—ending tournament. sometimes it's a process, a journey, and on the way you learn some things, and it all comes together in one moment, and i learnt a lot in
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tokyo, and this match definitely helped me to embrace more when i am struggling or two player top layer. that's the kind of match i want to play, so i just that's the kind of match i want to play, so ijust try that's the kind of match i want to play, so i just try to that's the kind of match i want to play, so ijust try to keep going. now to the nfl, where united states vice—president mike pence walked out of the stadium prior to the match between the indianapolis colts and san francisco 49ers following a protest by players during the national anthem. while colts players stood arm—in—arm, more than 20 of the 49ers players knelt during the song, as they have for weeks, as players protest racial injustice and social inequality. vice president pence tweeted that he "will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our flag, or our national anthem", and this was the view of 49ers player eric reid when questioned afterwards. i would like to believe that he is such a busy man that he hasn't had time to hearour such a busy man that he hasn't had time to hear our message, but this has been going on for over a year now, so i know that's not the case. the information i have, with that
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photo, until he has proven that he is an avid colts fan, this is a bit awkward. germany made it a perfect ten from ten in world cup qualifying as they thrashed azerbaijan 5—i in kaiserslauten in group c. leon goretzka scored two in the win forjoachim lowe's side who join spain as the only nations in history to finish a european world cup qualifying campaign with a perfect record, while northern ireland qualify as one of the best runners up despite losing in norway. in group e poland qualified top with two late goals securing them a 4—2 win at home to montenegro while runners—up denmark drew 1—1 with romania. the biggest loser in group f was scotland, who, after leading 1—0 at half—time, fell to a 2—2 draw away to slovenia, meaning they miss out on a play—off place, while slovakia finished second on goal difference after a 3—0 win over malta, and england, who had already qualified, were 1—0 winners in lithuania after a harry kane first—half penalty. we've come away a little bit flat
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because today, on the back of the other night, we wanted to score a load of goals, and in the end, when you don't score a load of goals coming you understand the reaction. liverpool forward mohamed salah converted a stoppage—time penalty to give egypt a dramatic 2—1 win over congo sealing them a place in russia next year. victory gave egypt an uncatchable four—point lead over uganda in group e with one round of fixtures remaining and puts them into the world cup for the first time since italy ini990. thousands of egyptians spilt onto the streets of cairo after the match, waving flags and chanting the liverpool striker salah's name as the arab world's most populous country will compete on football's ultimate stage for the first time in 28 years. great to see.
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britain's lewis hamilton has taken a giant stride towards his fourth formula i world title with victory in the japanese grand prix. hamilton's main rival, ferrari's sebastian vettel, retired after just four laps with an engine problem. mercedes‘ hamilton now leads the german by 59 points with only 100 available in the remaining four races. hamilton will clinch the title at the next race, the united states grand prix in austin, texas, if he wins and vettel finishes lower than fifth. by the way, hamilton's ‘mobot‘ pose there was a tribute to his friend and olympic champion athlete, mo farah, who was watching trackside. kagiso rabada took ten wickets in the match to lead south africa to a 2—0 test series win over bangladesh in bloemfontein. the tourists resumed on seven without loss on the third day having been forced to follow on, and they were dismissed for a second time forjust 172.
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rabada took five wickets in each innings handing south africa their biggest ever win over bangladesh. pakistan hit back late on the third day of the second test in dubai but sri lanka still have the edge. pakistan were bowled out for 262 in theirfirst innings. sri lanka opted not to enforce the follow on and might have wished they had, as they were reduced to sa for five by the close. sri lanka still lead by 254 though and they also have a 1—0 lead in the two match series. tyrrell hatton became the first man to successfully defend the alfred dunhill links championship thanks to a three—shot victory at st andrews on sunday. ross fisher was his main challenger on the final day and, although he failed to reel in hatton, he did set a new old course record of 61 on an historic day for the european tour. hatton became the first player in the 17—year history of the dunhill links to successfully defend the title in a tournament played over three scottish courses, the old course, kingsbarns and carnoustie. his aggregate score of 24—under was a tournament record.
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it's amazing. i'm just so happy. you know, today felt like a tough day, although i scored really well, and it was fairly nerve wracking at the end. obviously fish had a good round and pushed me all the way. on the lpga tour american cristie kerr coasted to a four—shot victory at the french open on sunday after starting the final round with a huge nine—shot advantage. it was her first win in a european tour event and her second of 2017 after the lotte championship in april. finally to snooker, and judd trump has retained the european masters title in in belgium. he beat stuart bingham by nine frames to seven. it's the eighth ranking event of trump's career, and the first time he's retained a ranking event. you can get all the latest sports news at our website:
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but from me and the rest of the sport today team, goodbye. hello. once again the weekend has been marked by relatively benign conditions for most areas. and at its best we saw decent spells of sunshine boosting the temperatures to around about 17 or 18 degrees. but there's no escaping the fact that in some spots, there was quite a bit of cloud around as well. and for some the odd bit and piece of rain. that's pretty much how we start the new day on monday. not a shock to the system as you step out — temperatures for the most part in double figures. a lot of cloud around. probably at its thickest perhaps across parts of scotland. weak weather fronts here, just dragging cloud and rain, from west to east to many areas.
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northern ireland perhaps a little bit drier, just a fraction brighter. certainly as we come south of the border, the greater part of england and wales is dry. bright at best, probably, maybe the odd hint of sunshine. that won't be the case across parts of the far south of wales and south—west england. the air is moister here, the cloud sitting very low in the atmosphere, and there could be some drizzly rain on breeze as well. i'm hopeful that that situation will improve as the day really gets going. i think brighter skies too, eventually, getting into parts of wales, the north of england and certainly for scotland, after that rather dismal start. northern ireland, i have not forgotten you, it's just that you started off quite bright and then the cloud fills in, with rain into many areas by around about teatime and early evening and that is exactly the moment at which wales and the republic of ireland will clash horns in a crucial world cup qualifying match, in wales. overnight, there will be quite a bit of rain across the northern half of britain. that same weather front though, as it moves into the southern half of britain, is not much more
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than a band of cloud, with the odd spot of rain, perhaps. brighter skies follow on a behind, though no too many isobars there. so that turns out to be a decent afternoon for many spots, save for this north—western quarter, where we are seeing the first signs of a wet night and a pretty wet and windy day too, as these weather fronts pile in from the atlantic. some heavy rain on the western hills of scotland, across the cumbrian fells, top end of the pennines, eventually down into the welsh mountains. aheead of it, the cloud just fills in but you stay dry for the greater part of the day. behind it, things begin to improve. certainly dries out and that is the shape of things to come, for many of us through thursday. still a little bit breezy perhaps but a lot of dry weather around and some brightness as well. that all comes to us thanks to this albeit transient ridge of high—pressure. because it's elbowed aside by the next set of weather fronts coming in from the atlantic. notice again, we have a number of isobars there so we finish the week, perhaps for many, with a combination of wet and windy weather. welcome to bbc news,
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