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this is bbc news — our latest headlines. cabinet ministers have been meeting to discuss whether to take part in military action against syria — following the apparent chemical attack in douma. us warships are headed towards the region. president trump says a decision on whether to carry out air strikes will be made ‘soon‘. we are looking very, very seriously, very closely, at that whole situation, and we'll see what happens, folks. an inquiry into the sexual abuse of young boys says rochdale council failed for 25 years to keep children safe. sir cliff richard's lawyers tell the high court that bbc coverage of a raid at his home was a serious invasion of privacy. in a moment, it will be time for sportsday, but first a look at what else is coming up this evening on bbc news. at seven o'clock, in beyond one hundred days, we'll be live in the middle east, as britain and america decide whether to retaliate to the apparent chemical attack in syria. as the international chemical
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weapons watchdog backs the uk's assessment of the agent used in the salisbury spy poisoning, we'll be speaking to an expert in chemical and biological warfare. and car theft is on the rise in england and wales — we'll look at calls to restrict the sales of a device that tricks cars into thinking a key is being used. that's all ahead on bbc news. now it's time for sportday. hello and welcome to sports day, i am hugh woozencroft, our main headlines: heartbreak for hughes, am hugh woozencroft, our main headlines: heartbreakfor hughes, is arnel hughes left shocked after the 100 metres gold is taken away from him at the commonwealth games. jack lawlor has two goals for england and
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is waiting to add another. and what arsenal would not give to end with some winners medals. trying to secure place in the final four of the europa league. tyson fury is back to claim what is his, as the former world heavyweight champion announces his return to the boxing ring. hello good evening and welcome to sports day, a rather busy sporting week already, only thursday and we have the grand national to come as we can. wolves might make the premier league, and the culmination of the commonwealth games, the which
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has provided us with some dry, some drama and another eventful day from the gold coast. it is a really noisy raucous night off broadbeach, with the crowds being entertained by the jungle giants, one of queensland's most popular bands. just as noisy a few miles away at the stadium where there have been medals for the home teams in the athletics of all colours, as alex reports. one moment you are celebrating becoming the latest gold medallist for your country, the next the bubble is well and truly burst. this is the moment is arnel hughes was told his commonwealth dream had turned into a nightmare —— is arnel hughes. a title he thought he had snatched in the most rheumatic of circumstances. , verde being chased down by richards. zharnel hughes falters, did he hamper richards? the official said he did, plenty for
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hughes to learn from. that is the rules, would like to see him clean it upfor rules, would like to see him clean it up for different reasons, now it has cost a commonwealth medal. he was going to win the race. it is disappointing, he has massive talent. one man who capitalised was northern ireland's leon reid, his fourth place finish upgraded to bronze. afamiliar a familiarface a familiar face on a familiarface on hand to give up the medals for that one. it was a gold and moment for sophie hahn, the paralympic and world champion added the commonwealth honour to her long list of achievements. i am so happy, i have always wanted the
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commonwealth title, took uncollected in australia it is amazing. olivia breen captured bronze, that medal taking wales equal with their best ever overseas games. doyle enjoy it more silverware in the 400 meter hurdles. shara proctor was hoping to go one better and pick up top honours in the long jump but had to settle for bronze. bronze too for lookups in the pole vault as england took the medal tally towards 90. katarina johnson—thompson will be hoping to add to that tomorrow after four events in the heptathlon, she leads the field and is looking for her first leads the field and is looking for herfirst major leads the field and is looking for her first major outdoor honour. what a great games this has proven to be forjack laugher. he has got his second gold medal of the games tonight in the three metre springboard. what's more he can add a third tomorrow in the three metres synchro partner chris peers. england
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a rts synchro partner chris peers. england arts elevating first ever commonwealth medals in the mountain biking, in the mountains. they got a 1-2, biking, in the mountains. they got a 1—2, gold and silverfor ali last and team—mate ev richards. 1—2, gold and silverfor ali last and team—mate ev richardsm 1—2, gold and silverfor ali last and team-mate ev richards. it is amazing. we have had a few years where we have not been out there in the racing. to have two of those is so the racing. to have two of those is so good. i am really pleased for her as well. among the other bronze and silver medals at the throw much in the family genes for scottish shooter shona malcolm tosh. she won a bronze in the 50 metres rifle prone event, so following in the footsteps of her sister, jane, who won two goals at the commonwealth games eight years ago and their mother, shirley, who won gold in 94. what is it with england and shoot outs? this time it was the england women's hockey team that suffered the agony, they lost 2—1 to new zealand after the match had finished goalless. we go off to dance to the
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jungle giants, plenty more to come, including the start of the rugby sevens. i am sure mike bushell is having a great time on the gold coast. another busy day particularly as you saw at the athletic stadium. earlier i spoke to paralympic champion hannah cockroft, who gave me her view on that the squalor of recession in the 100 metres for zharnel hughes. it is hard to say what happened with his arm, like why did he do that? i can't really say. you do when you are tiring, you tighten up, and it is hard, especially when you are at the front, you are in your lane, just focusing on what is going on. i think maybe he was just so focused on his race that hejust think maybe he was just so focused on his race that he just kind think maybe he was just so focused on his race that hejust kind of think maybe he was just so focused on his race that he just kind of got a little carried away. you do anything to cross that line. maybe thatis anything to cross that line. maybe that is what happened. you are familiar with sprinting of course, you do some of those shorter events, and sophie hahn, a fantastic performance, now the clean sweep of titles, what did you make of her?
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sophie hahn, she hasjoined that elite group now, potentially the first pa ralympian elite group now, potentially the first paralympian i think to hold all four titles at the same time and she is only 21. phenomenal athlete, she is only 21. phenomenal athlete, she works so hard, and it is fantastic to see her go out there and take the gold. we can't ignore olivia breen, a bronze to add to her long jump gold earlier in the games. it is amazing actually seeing her, from what happened in rio 2016 to her, to come through, you training ground, she has moved away from home and suddenly it has all worked out. when you turn over those little stones and make everything right, it just shows what can happen. it is great to see two home nations on the podium. doesn't make a difference at this commonwealth games that the para athletic events are mixed into the schedule alongside the able—bodied races? the schedule alongside the able-bodied races? absolutely fantastic to see the integration of
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the two sports. for once, we get the same crowds, we get the same medals, the same track, the same atmosphere, the same track, the same atmosphere, the same track, the same atmosphere, the same coverage, and to get that just shows people are interested and maybe opens up a new audience to come and watch para—sport in general. it shows integration can work and maybe we can try it in some more areas of the sporting world. work and maybe we can try it in some more areas of the sporting worldm is time to take a quick click at what is still to come on the programme, time to stop living in the past. tyson fury, the former world heavyweight champion, speaks to us after announcing his return to the ring. to come back from where i was, obese, 28 stone, to looking fantastic again, fit as a fiddle and ready to fight, that is a big achievement in itself. despite the wet and wintry weather, the county cricket championship returns, can a
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six the reigning champions do it ain? six the reigning champions do it again? now the grand national meeting at aintree got under way this afternoon, and the feature race on day one was the fox hunters chase, it included guy disney among its riders. he is the first amputee jockey to take on the national fences. he managed to complete the course, but the victor was the 11 to two—shot. last year's runner—up written by derek o'connor, there's a fairand green written by derek o'connor, there's a fair and green salt finished in second and third. england women cricketers hopes of a first one—day series win in india were dashed in nagpur. england skipper heather knight opted to bat first after winning the toss, but her side were all out for 201 in reply india's captain mithali raj hit 74 not out as india won the match by eight wickets to take the series 2—1. england came into this game knowing victory would see them winning an
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odi series in india for the very first time. they won the toss, elected to bat first, and only amy jones with 94, the highest score in an england shirt help them towards it out of the mike lobb to defend. 202 was the target, and they have two of the finest batsmen in the world. they led the way and ensured it was india who were victorious. we can have no qualms today, we got well beaten, out batted as much as anyone. it was the best wicket we have played on, still snow but none of the vicious turn and the up—and—down bounce. probably light 50 runs possibly, and they showed us how to bat, just two big partnerships, make it hard. giving ita partnerships, make it hard. giving it a red—hot go and we can have no regrets. we were not good enough on the day. as mandhana signs the autographs of the schoolchildren today, you get the real sense that women's cricket in india is a growing sport and the superstars are developing a following, and certainly the game is developing much more recognition. for england, they had home having learned some
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lessons and when they come back here for the women's championship in a year, it will certainly be better prepared for playing in these conditions. indeed, butare prepared for playing in these conditions. indeed, but are essex better prepared? conditions. indeed, but are essex better prepared ? they conditions. indeed, but are essex better prepared? they begin the defence of their county championship division one title like yorkshire tomorrow with a new man in charge for stop anthony mcgraw has replaced chris silverwood has left are becoming an's bowling coach. mcgraw is not the only change at the club, as tom williams found out. springtime in england. the ground staff in chelmsford working overtime. april showers kidded damp under threat, but it doesn't stop essex, on a after back—to—back titles. for the new season, a new coach, with chris silverwood joining england, his assistant has stepped up. chris buckler foundations, the environment, which i was part of, andi environment, which i was part of, and i think getting an assistant to come in, i wanted a civil attack of character, someone who would fit in with the lads, and someone who has
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great experience and tactical knowledge. so it is religious continuing what we have done for the last two years and tweaking and improving little bits along the way to stop his new assistant, dmitri masquerading as, former england all—rounder. this is what it is all about, the lord's tevez trophy, awarded to the division 1 county champions. essex last won it back in 1992, the captain then captained by graham gooch were stuck there had to wait a quarter of a century for the next run. anthony mcgraw has e nforced next run. anthony mcgraw has enforced on us not to be complacent so we enforced on us not to be complacent so we have set high standards and hopefully we can defend the title. for me personally it is about scoring runs are essex, improving for essex, then hopefully that can but my name in selection for england again. essex have signed peter siddle for the first five games, the australian fast bowler today working on his batting. and fielding the inevitable questions afterwards.
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truly sorry. about the ball tampering scandal back home. truly sorry. about the ball tampering scandal back homem truly sorry. about the ball tampering scandal back home. it has been a hard time but i wish the boy is the best. it is all over, they will convert on the chin, it is not great for the game. what did you make of the punishment, didn't fit the crime? they are big punishments, andi the crime? they are big punishments, and i think they wanted to set a precedent, they don't want this going on in world cricket. essex begin their defence on the road at yorkshire tomorrow, where they will hope his years of experience can help them to a winning start. tom williams, bbc news. he has missed the past few years, the former heavyweight champion, tyson fury, will return to boxing on the 9th of june againstan will return to boxing on the 9th of june against an unnamed opponent in manchester. that will be his first fight since 2015. it is a night that saw him memorably claimed the ibf, wba and wbo world titles from wladimir klitschko. mike costello was at the fury press conference
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today. the message is in the posters, after two and a half years away, tyson fury is ready to return, and for all the excitement generated bya and for all the excitement generated by a potential showdown between anthonyjoshua by a potential showdown between anthony joshua and by a potential showdown between anthonyjoshua and they wilder, there is no question there is an added dimension brought to the heavyweight division by tyson fury. after a struggle with mental illness, a drugs ban that ended in compromise, he is back and ready to make a noise. i was very burned-out with it all, like a candle on its last lame. i have been boxing a long time andi last lame. i have been boxing a long time and i needed a change. i wasn't going to keep boxing no matter what, for any amount of money and for any belts, i couldn't box any more. this timei belts, i couldn't box any more. this time i am fighting for the drug addicts, alcoholics, people who have mental health problems, fight for all these people to give them hope, because if i can come back from the brink of no return, so can they. i have done a marvellous job if i don't mind saying so myself, to come back from where i was, obese, 28 stone, to looking fantastic again,
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fit as a fiddle and ready to fight. that is a big achievement in itself, almost as good as winning world titles. how far away do you think you are from that level of competition? not very far because it is not that great a competition. it is not that great a competition. it is the best we have to offer but the way i look at it, as long as i did get knocked out, i win the fight co mforta ble. get knocked out, i win the fight comfortable. the late great promoter mickey duff used to say there is the boxing business and the heavyweight business, and a showdown in the future between anthonyjoshua and tyson fury would rank as one of the biggest occasions in the history of british sport. a point in dost by the promoter here today, frank warren. there is the box in business and the heavyweight business and then the tyson fury business. it will be quite exciting and we will have some finances and ready good fight and give the fans what they want, which is to find out who is the true world champion. so the comeback is set for the 9th ofjune at the manchester arena, who knows where it will lead, who knows where
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it will end? lots to look forward to there. cycling is a sport that has enjoyed a big rise in popularity over recent yea rs enjoyed a big rise in popularity over recent years but there is one organisation trying to make it more accessible to more people with physical and learning disabilities. today they took some of their cyclists to the olympic park for an all—inclusive event and emma jones was there. steady, go! and they are off! cyclists of all ages, and abilities, getting the chance to compete, and many like mark had been inspired by what happened here in 2012. after the london paralympics, nearly six years ago after the london paralympics, nearly six years ago now, after the london paralympics, nearly six years ago now, i thought, yeah, i've got to get myself on the bike, and herel i've got to get myself on the bike, and here i am. today's event has been organised by bike works, one of theiraims to make been organised by bike works, one of their aims to make cycling accessible to everyone. london has
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seena accessible to everyone. london has seen a huge increase in people cycling over the last ten years but what we are doing is we're providing bikes and an environment for people who have a barrier to cycling, and for some who cycling on the streets in londonjust would not be practical or say. there are different bikes for the cyclists, depending on the different needs. this lady has cerebral palsy and rides a tricycle. i love cycling, it gives me freedom, my independence, just to get out, to socialise, it is a nice way to socialise and meet good people. and ijust like to keep active. this may have been the first event of its kind, but there are already plans for more. we already have our second book in september and we would hope to have at least four of these a year. if we can start running these over a weekend, i know we are only scratching the surface of people who would benefit from this kind of activity and this kind of opportunity to cycle
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together. carry the demon cyclist, well done! and well today was largely about the taking part, rather than the winning, it is a lwa ys rather than the winning, it is always nice to get a medal, and those who didn't claim a victory can get back on their bikes to try again next time. another important night of european football, and personally, i am of european football, and personally, iam not of european football, and personally, i am not choice i can ta ke personally, i am not choice i can take another three—goal comeback. certainly the arsenal boss arsene wenger woofer the same, his side have a 4—1 advantage to take to moscow this evening. it the europa league is important for us, everybody knows that, and we are at the stage where of course we focus on it, because in the premier league we have a very, very slim chance to get further up. but the europa league is of course one of the big
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targets of the season now. yes, of course, victory in the europa league could take arsenal intermix is an's champions league, all those quarterfinals taking place this evening, and they all kick off at five past eight. that is all from sports day, thank you forjoining us, we will have more sport for you throughout the evening.

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