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rapidly — and is no longer in a critical condition. meanwhile, russia's foreign minister, sergey lavrov says it has summoned the us ambassador and will expel 60 us diplomats the same number as america has expelled. with a year to brexit, theresa may visits all nations of the uk and promises there'll be more money for the nhs and schools. i think there's a bright future out there, and yes, i think brexit is going to deliver a country that will be different, but i think there are real opportunities for us as an independent nature in future. britain's biggest engineering group, gkn, is taken over by melrose. the unions say it's bad news for the workers. in a moment it will be time for sportsday but first a look at what else is coming up this evening on bbc news... on beyond 100 days at seven o'clock, with a year until britain leaves the eu, christian fraser will be live in westminster,
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getting reaction about the state of the brexit process. we'll also have the latest from salisbury where we've had some developments on the health ofjulia skripal. and this week on meet the author. rebecca jones talks to shakespearan megastar anthony sher about playing king lear. that's all ahead on bbc news. welcome to sports day. these are the headlines on an extraordinary day surrounding the australian ball tampering affair. steve smith says he is deeply sorry as he faces the media in sydney. think about who you're affecting, your parents, and to see the way my old man has been. australia coach darren lehmann quits
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injohannesburg australia coach darren lehmann quits in johannesburg after watching smith's breakdown. after speaking with my family at length over the la st with my family at length over the last few days it is the right time to step away. it is the last chance foran to step away. it is the last chance for an underperforming side says england joe route on the leave of their second test in new zealand. and we will be speaking to promoter eddie hearn at the build up intensifies towards the joshua parker heavyweight showdown. a day of drama and high emotion in the australian ball tampering affair with a story terminating the
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headlines, ending in tears and recriminations. here are the developers of the day starting in syd ney developers of the day starting in sydney with the former captain steve smith arriving back to face the media in the wake of his year's ban and his role in the plan to alter the ball. it's clearly affects of the ball. it's clearly affects of the last few days had got to smith. i made a serious error ofjudgment andi i made a serious error ofjudgment and i now understand the consequences. it was a failure of leadership. my leadership. iwill do everything i can to make up for my mistake. and the damage it has caused. if any good can come of this. if there can be a lesson to others, then i hope i can be a force for change. i love the game of cricket, i love entertaining young
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kids, i love kids wanted to play the great grain of cricket, that i love, and the other things is that any time you think about making a questionable decision, think about who you are affecting. you are affecting your parents and to see the way my old man has been... thank you everybody. it hurts. steve smith backin you everybody. it hurts. steve smith back in australia, facing a year without cricket and facing the ramifications. it could hit smith in his pocket as well with sponsors now keeping their distance from the former captain. clearly exhausted and emotional steve smith needed the comforting hand of his father on his shoulder at times to keep himself composed and fight back the tears. it is clear he is now starting to ta ke it is clear he is now starting to take in the enormity of what happened in cape town and the impact
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not just here happened in cape town and the impact notjust here in australia but the whole cricketing world. he agreed however to give the press conference, to give his apology to the nation, to the cricketing world, andi the nation, to the cricketing world, and i guess try to start the process of rehabilitation and salvation. he said as of this he hoped he could become eventually a force for good but as he landed he will be given more bad news. some big sponsors here in australia have distanced themselves from him saying they did themselves from him saying they did the line with the brand values. he won't be sponsored by banks or brea kfast won't be sponsored by banks or breakfast cereals here. david warner was also banned by cricket australia after being identified as the instigator. he chose not to hold a press c0 nfe re nce instigator. he chose not to hold a press conference but the media caught up with him eventually also at sydney airport on his way back from south africa. it at sydney airport on his way back from south africa. “5511; a tough and emotionaltime ferthe and tough and emotionaltime forthe and???“ tough and emotionaltime forthe and $ at this present time wife and kids. at this present time you will hear from me wife and kids. at this present time you will hearfrom me in a couple of
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days and at the moment is the priority to get these kids to bed. i will talk to you in a couple of days. thank you, guys. developing today at great speed, three different locations, these news after steve smith's emotional press conference, cameron bancroft held his own media gathering where the landed at perth. this is what he said. i love the game of cricket, playing for my nation and my estate, there is no greater pride for me. i am extremely is appointed and regret my actions. i am sorry to do those people who have looked up to me around the world, especially the kids, i knowl around the world, especially the kids, i know i am a row model and i have no doubt i have let people down, i understand the disappointment in the broader community. words don't mean much in
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these circumstances so i will focus on my actions and conduct going forward. it isjust over 5000 miles from perth, over tojohannesburg where the australian team are preparing for the fourth test and just after smith and bancroft had spoken it was the term of the south african captain faf du plessis to give his thoughts. he had more sympathy for his former opposite number steve smith. it has been a crazy week. i do feel sorry for steve, i have compassion towards what he's going through. he is one of the good guys, he hasjust what he's going through. he is one of the good guys, he has just been caught ina of the good guys, he has just been caught in a bad place, and he has obviously taken responsibility for that so certainly we aren't sitting ina that so certainly we aren't sitting in a glasshouse where we think we're better them in that aspect, it is
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just for a mistake was made, and i feel... it is easier said than done but i feel they can move on now from that but i was penalties are harsh, it is quite hard on him. but i have quite a bit of compassion for what he's going through. this series has been quite tough and he has been in the middle of it a lot, and i haven't really heard what he has said after all of this, interesting to see his thoughts, it will be a nice opportunity for him to maybe reflect a nd nice opportunity for him to maybe reflect and seeing how he can perhaps change the way he has played the game because i don't think that that's the way, the only way you can change the game of cricket. following that yet more developments just a few minutes after faf du plessis had been speaking in johannesburg there was the second more hastily arranged press conference called by cricket australia and coach darren lehmann, a subject of conjecture about his exact role in this affair. by
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yesterday being cleared of any wrongdoing liman today described todayis wrongdoing liman today described today is fourth test at his last. this will be my last test as head coach of the australian cricket team asiam coach of the australian cricket team as i am stepping down. after seeing amends in the media today with theme smith and kevin bancroft, the feeling is australian cricket and the move forward and this is the right thing to do. i feel for steve, i saw right thing to do. i feel for steve, isaw him right thing to do. i feel for steve, i saw him crying in front of the media and all the players are really hurting. asi media and all the players are really hurting. as i have stated before i have no prior knowledge of the incident and i'd do not condone it at all but good people can make mistakes, my family and i have copped a lot of abuse over the last week and did has taken its toll on them. as many will no life on the road means lots of time away from loved ones and after speaking with my family at leg after the last few days dart it is the right time to step away. i am ultimately
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responsible for the culture of the team, and despite telling the media yesterday, that i was resigning, after viewing steve and cameron hurting ie think this is only fair what i have done here. i hope we can forgive this mistake from this young men, and look forward to tomorrow. joining us now to peace the events together, former england bowler are sidebottom who played with darren lehmann at yorkshire four years. given yesterday he said he was going nowhere, has surprised you to see him quit today? he has given us some insight into what a character and great man he is in terms of he had had 24—hour to reflect on what is going on, the event ‘s, and he has obviously seen the press conferences are bancroft and steve smith and it
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has deeply affected him as you can tell and it has probably taken its toll on him and his family as he said. it has been a difficult time, a difficult period and moving on i think he probably thinks he probably can't achieve anything else in terms of recent days and what has happened over the last week, that it will a lwa ys over the last week, that it will always be on the back of people's minds, what has gone on, what has happened, so he has taken a stance of stepping down and again, it is only sport that the end of the day, there is a bigger picture, like what has happened to his family, the abuse, this is not good, and in sport these are good guys, i'm sure they have made mistakes, you move on, you apologise, and on reflection they will be hurting, those were very emotional press conferences, deeply upsetting what was said and do have family there supporting them that will have meant a great deal but yes, i think overly moving
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forward there will be that motherwell in terms of their own welfare and mental state. darren lehmann has taken a stance and he has done great things for australia but you know there is a bigger picture. we have heard from faf du plessis here and you have baby is david warner many times, at county level. is it fair to say that david warner is the link to this poisonous culture that has unravelled? warner is the link to this poisonous culture that has unravelled7m warner is the link to this poisonous culture that has unravelled? it is not for me to say, being on the outside i know that david warner is not a popular guy in terms of the way he dresses up as a character, on and off the field, and it is not for me to say but in terms of yes, it might be, but i'm disappointed, and everybody is of course different in terms of what you decide when you are going to say something to the world and the other guys have owned up, being honest, they have decided that they have made a mistake but they are good guys and i'm disappointed that david warner hasn't done that yet will stop put something out on social media is not
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really portraying himself in a very good light, i feel. finally, really portraying himself in a very good light, ifeel. finally, ryan, do does cricket have a duty of getting these guys? how will they be received they do return? yes, they do, they will be greatly received of course. i was do, they will be greatly received of course. i was very do, they will be greatly received of course. i was very surprised by of course. i was very surprised by of course the have been done for cheating, they made a huge mistake, it has an allover the world, but a whole year average it is really steep, really steep. it sends a message but perhaps too stern message but perhaps too stern message was obvious they will come back stronger and better characters and better players i am sure but yeah, iam and better players i am sure but yeah, i am hoping that the crickets boards of the country will have do an amazing job with the welfare of his career billionaire players, and the australian review board will be the australian review board will be the same. brian, thingy forjoining us. thank you. cameron bancroft won't bejoining the us. thank you. cameron bancroft won't be joining the county this summer. in terms of england after
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defeat in the first test in new zealand they have been relegated to the second inning after the south african events. joe root has told the bbc that they have underperformed as they begin a second and final test in christchurch at 11pm tonight. england lost 12 out of their last 14 west matches. here's henry moran. march in this part of the world is very much water man today with the rain falling and leaves beginning to turn a little yellow it certainly feels that way as acquis park affairs for england for the final of this longest of winters push and another disappointing away test for the men up in auckland. they will be desperate to conclude the long winter with some success in test cricket. we have underperformed throughout, not done ourselves justice as a side but this is an opportunity to try to you know get something from this winter. and the lads know the importance of that. we have had a number of discussions as
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a group, we are honest about how we wa nt to a group, we are honest about how we want to move things forward as a tea m want to move things forward as a team and it is about putting that into practice now i'm going out on delivering on the field. inevitably both captains of these sites have i to a nswer both captains of these sites have i to answer a lot of questions about other cricket around the royals, namely the australian team and the ball tampering saga. no question about it, the captains will be looking forward to be held to answer questions on the cricket here as opposed to the distractions of it. coming up on sports they find out why these children were given a bit ofa why these children were given a bit of a fright by liverpool's man of the moment, mosul. mosul. the build—up has been lengthy but the talking is almost done. 48 hours away from anthony just you were's heavyweight unification fight against parker. a well day off from
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the media for the riders. we have been catching up with the promoter, eddie hurns. the main event is getting closer and closer in cardiff. joseph parker and anthony joshua have had the game off to get some rest in ahead of the way in tomorrow. fight on saturday. it is a chance for underca rd fighters tomorrow. fight on saturday. it is a chance for undercard fighters to ta ke chance for undercard fighters to take the main stage, and i get the chance to talk to the man putting this on. the aim for anthonyjust year is to become the undisputed heavyweight champion, with all the belts, he is two away, he has the jobs on saturday to take one of those boxes. i was doing his own belts on the line as well, they are heavyweights, this is why people love watching heavyweights because when they fight like these guys do anything can happen and i wouldn't be surprised to see some klitschko style drama in this fight between these two because both believe they can win, both have had great camps and is raring to go. the main thing
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with this fight you have a group of museums and a group of britons, both quys museums and a group of britons, both guys love to win, both sets of teens love to win, both countries, so it's about the competition and the will to win, desperation to win because we are all too desperate to win on saturday. i would ask for predictions i know where you are ready over what can fight fans expect on saturday?” ready over what can fight fans expect on saturday? i think they can expect on saturday? i think they can expect at times of great technical boxing. at times an all—out war. and i think boxing. at times an all—out war. and ithink drama boxing. at times an all—out war. and i think drama from start to finish. we have seen that in anthony joshua's fights. you never see him ina bad joshua's fights. you never see him in a bad fight and he is still learning so at times he is vulnerable and he can get hurt, anyone can get hurt in this industry andl anyone can get hurt in this industry and i expect ups and downs in this fight but also i expect his arm to be raised at the end of the fight whether it's 12 ryan saw inside the distance, ijust whether it's 12 ryan saw inside the distance, i just can't whether it's 12 ryan saw inside the distance, ijust can't believe that parker can stand distance, ijust can't believe that parkercan stand up distance, ijust can't believe that parker can stand up to this speed and ferocity. the ferocity he will bring on saturday night because he
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looks better than i've ever seen him and he is ready to fight will expecting an explosive night on saturday night as will be 80,000 people that have packed into the prince about the stadium. anthony joshua, joseph parker, a huge night in both their careers and a huge night in british boxing stop can't wait for that one! andy murray has announced players billy mager plans to play in his first event in january. he will be playing in the tournament in june, after the january. he will be playing in the tournament injune, after the leg surgery injanuary. tournament injune, after the leg surgery in january. ab tournament injune, after the leg surgery injanuary. ab will be no british referee at the world cup this summer since the lineker for the first time since 1938. none of the first time since 1938. none of the 36 officials in russia will be coming from england scotland wales and northern ireland. the only briton on the long list of officials collated two years ago left his job in the premier league and therefore forfeited his place. one other piece
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of the man on the right mick mccarthy will leave ipswich town when his contract expires, the 59—year—old the longest serving manager in the championship. on the day of is serious sports news, liverpool's start of the season mo salah, taking part in a prank. it involved him bursting through a wall to surprise and schoolkids, and pupils from local schools invited to anfield as part of the red neighbours programme. for what they thought was a commentary competition that they were doing with jason mcateer to meet him in the day. little do they know that he was actually waiting behind that poster of himself! you jump through it and shot them all. —— shocked them all. a reminder of our top story the continuing fallout from the australian ball tampering affair
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which has today including the resignation of coach darren lehmann and table apologies from steve smith and table apologies from steve smith and cameron bancroft. there was a lighter moment as well in all of the intense press conferences when south african captain was interrupted mid—flow. look at this. african captain was interrupted mid-flow. look at this. perhaps it needed what happened now it has been... phones ringing that's a shocking ring tone! wow. another question? can we report him to that ringtone. one of the few smiles today. that's all for now stop more sport three evening for you.

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