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iphone themselves stranded. into work to say i couldn't make iphone into work to say i couldn't make it, i'm stuck in a drift, and i won't be in. —— i phoned in to work. go home and have a cup of tea, i think. british children forcibly sent abroad, many of them abused, should receive compensation, an inquiry says. theresa may meets the eu's donald tusk in downing street to discuss preventing a hard irish border. it comes ahead of a big brexit speech by the prime minister tomorrow. in a moment, it will be time for sportsday but first a look at what else is coming up this evening on bbc news. as the snow continues to fall and temperatures are stuck below zero, we'll be asking whether those sleeping rough are being able to find shelter. the national grid says the country could run out of gas today. the freezing temperatures mean there's not enough to meet demand. we'll find out what that might mean. and we'll bring you all the latest on the disruption across the roads, railways and airports around the country.
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that's all ahead on bbc news. now on bbc news it's time for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday with me, will perry. coming up for you this evening... appalled and disgusted — that's the reaction from scottish rugby after hearing that eddiejones was verbally and physically abused followng their six nations match. the talking is over — tonight, phil neville takes charge of england's women for the first time. day one of the world indoor athletics in birmingham. can laura muir win gold for britain? and we catch up with england's record wicket taker, jimmy anderson, who fears for the future of test cricket. the england rugby union head coach, eddiejones, says he'll no longer use public transport
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after being physically and verbally abused on his way back from the calcutta cup match in edinburgh on saturday. a video emerged today showing jones being harrassed at a manchester railway station on sunday. jones says he came in for more abuse on hisjourney from manchester to london later on sunday. our rugby union reporter chris jones joins us now. it's a shame he didn't have the rest of his squad with him, isn't it! how did this come about? was travelling from edinburgh to manchester to watch the united and chelsea game with sir alex ferguson and then, going to london, jones said he was subjected to further verbal and physical abuse. and at manchester oxford road railway station in that video. it's unfortunate, because eddiejones is video. it's unfortunate, because eddie jones is amenable, video. it's unfortunate, because eddiejones is amenable, giving time to fans, posing for pictures and autographs, having a chat, but now
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he's going to reassess how he goes about things. he won't use public transport in the future and the rfu are going to take measures to improve security around him. what about the repercussions west to mark what have the scottish rugby union had to say? scottish rugby union haveissued had to say? scottish rugby union have issued a statement saying there are appalled and disgusted by what's gone on but, in reality, this isn't a scottish rugby thing. it's a minority people who don't represent scotland, scottish rugby, scottish football, it's just a scotland, scottish rugby, scottish football, it'sjust a minority scotland, scottish rugby, scottish football, it's just a minority who have decided to become abusive. eddiejones also said that comments in the media by former and current scottish players may have contributed to this atmosphere of animosity, but i'm not sure anybody can really be blamed for them that regard. it isn't the board of gavin hastings, simon burke, it isn't the fault eddiejones, hastings, simon burke, it isn't the fault eddie jones, the hastings, simon burke, it isn't the fault eddiejones, the fault lies squarely with these people who have decided to abuse the hospitality that eddiejones
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decided to abuse the hospitality that eddie jones provided decided to abuse the hospitality that eddiejones provided and to overstep the mark. fingers need to be pointed at those individuals rather than any bigger picture. thank you, chris jones. from london to ohio, where phil neville will take charge of his match as the manager of england's women's football team in around two and a half hours' time, as they take on france in the she believes cup in columbus. the build—up to the tournament has centered around neville's suitability for the job, after mark sampson's controversial exit and a series of historic tweets from neville, which landed him in hot water only days after accepting the post. our reporterjo currie is pitchside now for us in ohio. what about all of this? is there a sense in the england camp that this is really kind of detracting from what this tournament is about, this history with phil neville? good evening from columbus. they have had leaf blowers out on the field this afternoon, trying to dry out the pitch. as for the players, over the last six months or so, they've become very accustomed to matters
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off the field overshadowing their success on off the field overshadowing their success on it. you talk about mark sampson and the luke rowe situation, —— the eni aluko situation, and they realise now that these things are pa rt realise now that these things are part and part of it, but one player who was looking forward to taking pa rt who was looking forward to taking part in the tournament this week is lucy bronze, who will be captaining the side. it's a huge honour for anyone that's ever been captain of a club or country. people always say that. but in this week especially, playing the top teams in the world, so there's a bit more responsibility. we've got a new manager, a new squad, so there's a bit more to it this week, but it's definitely a huge honour and i'll try and do my best, but i always do. hopefully it works out well. we are excited, a couple of new faces, so it's really exciting to be pa rt of faces, so it's really exciting to be part of england and it really exciting game to be part of. he has got a very driven mindset. he wants us got a very driven mindset. he wants us to do everything together.
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discipline, respect. ithink us to do everything together. discipline, respect. i think it's great. it's the little things like that which help you to win world cup sent things, and it's something that he's been brought up doing as a player, and he was successful, and i'iow player, and he was successful, and now he's trying to implement it as a manager and hopefully he can be successful. what kind of a threat to france pose? france have always been england's bogie teamed england are ranked third, france are ranked sixth. england have only beaten them once, last summer, and what will make it difficult is that centre back milli bright isn't it. she has been struggling with illness. if she isn't fit, mark sampson will have to start either a centre back who hasn't played before or move a play out of position. it will be a tough game. it could be an important evening for arsene wenger, as he deals with the criticism and fallout from arsenal's recent form, including sunday's carabao cup defeat against manchester city. his side have an immediate chance
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to put things right, because city are the visitors tonight in the premier league, so three points and a decent performance would be welcome for the frenchman. it goes without saying that its icy cold here in north london ahead of the second meeting of these two sides in five days. it's a snowy scene on the programme, and it certainly gives outside the emirates. the pitch looks ok, they've done a greatjob to get that in playing condition, but i think the concern will be outside on the pavement and streets in the surrounding area, and also getting the supporters home at the end of tonight. paddington station in west london has been closed for most of the day. there are restrictions late night on some of the services going out of the capital in other directions. how many people will be here is a big question. subzero temperatures, they've gritted along the terracing, but there is still
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plenty of snow around and, when the costs co m e plenty of snow around and, when the costs come through, it blows snow all around. it's going to be difficult conditions for the players and spectators, but it is on, and coverage from radio 5 live at 7pm. the government today launched a new safeguarding code for martial arts sports after the crisis over abuse and duty of care in british sport. sports minister tracey crouch said the need for a code was apparent after the football sex abuse scandal and revelations into bullying in olympic sports. we need to remember that legislation didn't come into place until 1989 that protecting children from abuse, and we didn't know lists, dds checks and we didn't know lists, dds checks and so on until the mid—90s, so we are operating in an incredibly different environment. we always need to make sure we protect vulnerable people from predators and do their best to find loopholes, and one thing we are doing today is making sure that martial arts, a
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very popular sport for people to do, is actually having the best safeguarding practices in place. the head of athletics' governing body, lord coe, has been speaking about the readmittance of russia by the international olympic committee. russian athletes competed under the olympic banner at last month's winter olympics, following the doping scandal which marred the previous games in sochi. but lord coe, speaking ahead of this weekend's world indoor championships in birmingham, says there are conditions before russian track and field athletes are welcomed back. it has to be for the international federations to decide the eligibility of the athletes, and what do we mean by that? simply, are theyin what do we mean by that? simply, are they in systems that are clean? are they in systems that are clean? are theyin they in systems that are clean? are they in systems that are clean? are they in systems that, to the best satisfaction of the international federation, is good enough? it has to be for them to make that judgment, and we have made that judgment. the basic principle here for me has always been very clear. it is, how can we separate the clean
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athletes from a tainted system? how can we get clean athletes into competition? i think we've done that ina competition? i think we've done that in a sensible and proportionate way. we will have mutual athletes here, as we had in london, but it's a very clear process, and it's a process that has served us well. onto the championships themselves. they start in a few minutes and the big event on day one is the women's 3,000 metres and a possible medal chance for laura muir. our reporter nick clitheroe is in birmingham. this is the high—performance centre where some of the athletes bleating this night —— completing this week training. plenty of the nations part in these championships are here. we have seen members of the croatian, brazilian, cuban teams, and some of the americans who will be some of the americans who will be some of the big stars of the games. this will be a very big games for birmingham. it wants to be seen as a big capital of running, a european
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capital of running, if you like, and with the commonwealth games secured for 2022 they want every opportunity to show the world what they can do in terms of staging international athletics events. it will be an exciting start this evening. we've got the men's and women's highjump competitions taking place at the same time, so you will see a man jumping in one hijab bed at one point and then a woman jumping jumping in one hijab bed at one point and then a womanjumping in the other. —— one hijab bed. the big event tonight, the 3000 metres. —— one highjump bed. laura muir is competing. if she can get a gold that would be a good start. great britain have claimed their first gold in the netherlands. they beat denmark by more than a second and a half in the men's team pursuit. the first time they have been world champion in this event since 2012. and laura kenny will be guaranteed
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at least a silver medal at her first competition since the rio olympics. along with team mates eleanor dickinson, elinor barker and katie archibald, they reached the final of the women's team pursuit by beating italy. they'll race the united states for gold at around ten to eight this evening. at the welsh open snooker, ronnie o'sullivan raced through his third round match against david grace, 4—0. grace only scored 13 points in the whole match. after his win, o'sullivan criticised the snooker schedule for having a negative impact on the top players' standards. a lot of them are overplayed, chasing ranking points, going to any tournament to try and find a bit of confidence. they need to have some belief in their own ability and stick to getting their own game right. but they feel like they have to chase and they are on a hamster wheel at the moment and, as long as that's going, i don't think you are capable of playing your best snooker. the only time you do is when you go out and relax and enjoy the game because of the game.
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in cricket, australia aren't having things their own way in the first test against south africa at durban. england's record wicket taker jimmy anderson says he fears for the future of test cricket if more players decide to sign limited overs—only contracts. england players adil rashid and alex hales won't play any of the longer form of the game for their counties, and others could follow. anderson's preparing to head out to new zealand for england's first test series since their ashes defeat, and told our reporter patrick gearey he can understand players focusing on white ball cricket. the way that cricket is going, and the amount of twenty20 cricket there isa the amount of twenty20 cricket there is a round the world, there is that worry that more and more people will start doing it, and you know even the next generation of players coming through might see that as a way to go if they want to find a career way to go if they want to find a career in cricket. you know, it's a lot less hours actually on the field playing, it's a lot easier on the
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body, easier on the mind. it's a worry for me but i hope and pray that there's enough love for test cricket out there, notjust that there's enough love for test cricket out there, not just the players playing at the moment, but the ones coming through having the ambition and drive. have you had a chance to digests the winter? any reflections on where england are and where you need to improve?‘ disappointing result in the ashes, but we played some good cricket at times, andi but we played some good cricket at times, and i think it'sjust trying... their rocky moments we didn't do so well. in test matches, a bad hour here and there can back, and that is back, and tha tar: ca-italise effi— b ou and tha tar: ca-italise effi— b ou cet tha 22 ca-italise 2l b ou et tha coodnitalise 2l when you get into good positions and trying to make sure, if you think it's a tough half an hour or an hour, you battle through that and kick on. i think we've just got to recognise those moments and do better. the way chris woakes has performed throughout this one day
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series is promising, and we've got ben stokes back to add to that bowling group. we know that he brings runs, wickets, whatever, and does he bring you something more intense spirit? does ben stokes give the team something extra? definitely. i've seen it with certain players in the past. andrew fli ntoff certain players in the past. andrew flintoff is another. when you have somebody like that in your team, it gives the rest of the guys a boost, to know that you got this matchwinner in your team, and it puts fear into the opposition. when you see a player of that calibre and that quality come out onto the field, you can see that the opposition have that sort of added fear factor when they play against you. anthonyjoshua's promoter eddie hearn said today that his man is happy to fight wbc champion deontay wilder, who defends his title against unbeaten cuban luis ortiz in new york on saturday. wilder doesn't think thatjoshua wants to fight him though. our man ade adedoyin is at wilder's pre—fight press conference and can sort this out for us. one man saying something, the other
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saying something else. where do you stand on this? what's going on? welcome to boxing. hype sells fights, and that is what wilder is trying to do. conor mcgregor generated a huge money fight against lloyd mayweather by the huge hype, and wilder is able to do that. all week, he's spent his time criticising louise ortiz, who is still on stage conducting media interviews, as is wilder. wilder has a lot riding on it, not only the defence of his wbc title but also the possibility of facing anthony joshua in a unification bout later this year. joshua has to get past joseph parker, who he faces later this month, and what wilder is trying to do is to get the public interested in what would be a huge bout. casual fans often judge interested in what would be a huge bout. casualfans oftenjudge boxing
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out what is happening in heavyweight, and we are going through a real researchers at the moment, with two big names in wilder and joshua, who could potentially face each other this year, they have to get past their next opponents. ortiz has failed drugs test in the past, and wilder has had plenty to say on this. has boxing got a problem? that's what wilder is saying. wilder has been very critical. he says, once a cheater, a lwa ys critical. he says, once a cheater, always a cheater. ortiz has failed three drugs test, the last one in november, which caused this fight to be postponed, but the wbc, they accepted the explanation that the substance was contained in medication taken for high blood pressure. he says he has been monitored since that failed drug test. i spoke to the president of the wbc and he said it was an error that ortiz made, and they looked into his history, and the diuretic that was in his system was
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medication he'd been taken for a number of years. that is why they have left this fight go. you can hear wilder in the background, but they are right in what he says, it has been a huge concern ahead of this fight, in terms of whether boxing has an issue with doping, and there are no out of competition tests, so in theory there is nothing to stop a fight doping and coming off the substance in the build—up to a fight, which is what wilder is saying, and he wants more out of competition drug testing to eliminate this. sir ben ainslie's the most decorated sailor in olympic history. but there's one competition he's yet to win. the america's cup. it's the oldest trophy in sport and despite being conceived by the british, this country has never won it. last year ainslie wasn't able to rewrite the record books, but as he told my colleague olly foster earlier today that only spurs him on as he gears up for the next staging of it in three years' time. it was incredibly painful from a sportsman‘s perspective to not go out and achieve our goal to win the cup, and we knew it would be tough asa
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cup, and we knew it would be tough as a new team. only one team in 160 yea rs has as a new team. only one team in 160 years has won it at the first attempt and we didn't make it, and that was really painful, and we spent a lot of time, individually and, most importantly, as a team, analysing where we went wrong and how we rectify that to get it right next time. almost from your olympic career, when you worked in four—year cycles, you a re career, when you worked in four—year cycles, you are back into another one, so you've got that psyche already of building towards and having the patience, really, of maintaining that drive through to your next goal. yes, the america's cup, we are in this for the long haul, and the next event will be in 2021. it sounds a long way away, but when you think next year we will be racing in the world series already, in the actual race boat, the same design of boat we will be racing in the america's cup, so the the lead times for build and soul are short. a75
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times for build and soul are short. a 75 foot hull, speed over 55 mph, which is phenomenalfor a 75 foot hull, speed over 55 mph, which is phenomenal for any a 75 foot hull, speed over 55 mph, which is phenomenalfor any boat, let alone a sailing boat. it will push the boundaries, in terms of the technology and design, and also from a sporting perspective. for us as sailors, it's pushing boundaries of speed that has never been achieved. it really is the most incredible challenge. because of the research and design, the crew will be twice as big as the last one, because it isa as big as the last one, because it is a bigger boat. it's not cheap, is it, this is a venture, but it is a private venture. where are you with the money on board from sponsors, and how much do you need? you are talking the high end of tens of millions of pounds to compete at this level. in any sport, frankly, at the highest level, even at the tour de france, putting together a tea m tour de france, putting together a team to win that,

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