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macron's speech to both houses of the us congress. there are fresh warnings from the chief executive of the nhs, as obesity levels in the uk have more than trebled in the last 30 years. that's all ahead on bbc news. now on bbc news, it's time for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday. i'm katherine downes. his season over for club and country, alex clark the —— alex oxlade chamberlain will miss the world cup. oxlade chamberlain will miss the world cup. was he pushed out? arsene wenger admits he had no say over the timing of his departure from arsenal. the timing was not really my decision and for the rest i have spoken about it already. george north makes a return to welsh
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rugby, joining ospreys from northampton at the end of the season. hello and welcome to sportsday. we start this evening with news that broke half—an—hour ago that alex lelade—chamberlain is out for the rest of the season and will miss the world cup for england with a knee injury picked up last night during liverpool's champions league semi—final first leg win over roma. for more on that and the fan violence that blighted the tie, our correspondent david ornstein, who was at anfield last night, joins me in the studio. alex oxlade chamberlain, this is terrible timing for him, the world cup looming, liverpool going strong
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in the champions league. yes, bad for him, liverpool and england. in the champions league. yes, bad for him, liverpooland england. he was forced off in the 18th minute of that match when he attempted a challenge. he got stretchered off the pitch. we heard it was a knee injury but today we know he suffered significant knee ligament damage. he was at the training ground today from where he called gareth southgate personally to inform him of the bad news. now he will be focusing on getting fit for the new season. focusing on getting fit for the new season. they don't know exactly how long he will be about four and the full extent of the injury, but if he will miss the rest of the campaign for club and country, it is severe. especially for italy liverpool heading into the second leg of the champions league tie, and england for the world cup. you were at anfield last night. lots of the discussion about that match, an incredible night on the pitch, but off the pitch fan violence blighting
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the occasion. you saw what happened, you were industry where the roma fa ns you were industry where the roma fans wear. it was very unsavoury. it was on one of the many feeder roads that leads to anfield. at the intersection of the junction with walton breck wrote. i saw a round about 50 up to 80 roma fans dressed in black coats and balaclavas walking very calmly and quietly towards that road, past me, past the bbc broadcast vehicles, then they burst onto the street and see that you can see now. one man i spotted was flat on his back in front of the albert pub. i saw another man carrying a hammer. the roma fans for using belts and buckles and throwing projectiles. there were clashes between both sets of supporters. at that point i saw no police but they
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did arrive on horseback and rushed the roma fans away. it was a disturbing backdrop to the match. what has been the statement from the clu bs 7 what has been the statement from the clubs? 0ne what has been the statement from the clubs? one man is still in critical condition after that attack. what have been the response from both clu bs 7 have been the response from both clubs? and looking ahead to the next leg of the in rome? shana cox, he is in the critical condition and remains that way. he is apt and neurological centre. i saw the liverpool head of supporter relations there, and the liverpool chaplain. the family aren't there at the moment. he is described as long serving and popular member of the saint peters gaelic footballers. roma said they condemn in the
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strongest possible terms the abhorrent behaviour of a small group of travelling fans that have brought disgrace to the club. merseyside police have arrested nine men's subsequent to that match, aged between 20 and a3. two from rome arrested on suspicion of murder, attempted murder, and they are being interviewed by police. ahead of the second leg in rome next week, liverpool leading 5—2 from the first leg. there were all but on course for a place in the final, but the possibility of more trouble, a dark cloud that will go away. thank you. thank you. those disturbing scenes have taken
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attention away from what was a fantastic night on the pitch. mo salah was the star of the liverpool last night. two more goals for the egyptian. a3 goals in a7 appearances for liverpool so far this season. that is more than anyone else in europe, including cristiano ronaldo and lionel messi. he isjust showing what quality he is. let's look at the reaction on social media. this from gary lineker. he may be crowned the best player in the world at the end of the season. and this from robin van persie. you
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don't get much better than that, do you? i spoke to an italian football journalist earlier to get his thoughts on what was a sizzling night of european football and whether roma can bounce back from 5-2 whether roma can bounce back from 5—2 down. whether roma can bounce back from 5-2 down. absolutely unexpected, from the quality that roma has shown lately. from the rage that liverpool showed on the pitch, uncontrollable. roma made a comeback in the minutes that liverpool relaxed a bit. that could sound an alarm bell for liverpool because roma made a comeback with against barcelona when barcelona was relaxed. lots of attention on mo salah, what a* he has been for liverpool, notjust in
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the champions league but throughout the champions league but throughout the league throughout the season. how is he regarded in italy? is the lots of attention on him over there as well? if you think about all the crazy money that goes in the market, a2 million for that player, are you joking me?! think about the names that went on last summer, 100 million, hundred and a0 million so on. mo salah is worth three times what liverpool paid him. to the liverpool manager is because they made it an excellent buy. what about the violence last night at anfield? have been listening to lots of fans talking about they are thinking twice about travelling to rome next wednesday for that second leg, worried about violence. roma fans
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have a reputation for targeting fans from english clubs. do you think there will be danger is there for liverpool fans travelling? there will be danger is there for liverpool fans travelling ?|j there will be danger is there for liverpool fans travelling? i hope that uefa makes at their absolute duty in watching all that happened last night and takes the best resolution for next week. if we are talking about security for this kind of march, we are talking as semifinal, so i am expecting hundreds of policemen in the streets of rome to watch what happens the day before the match, the day of the match of the day following the match. real madrid are going for a third consecutive champions league crown. they travel to bayern munich for the first leg of their semifinal. i'm not quite sure how we are going
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to match the drama from anfield last night, but i guess if there are ever to tea m night, but i guess if there are ever to team is... i'm afraid we seem to have lost the line to munich. we will hear from have lost the line to munich. we will hearfrom him later on this evening. keep up—to—date with that across the bbc website over the course of the night. last week, arsene wenger annouced he will leave arsenal at the end of the season after almost 22 years in charge. a statement released to the press said he had given the decision "careful consideration, following discussions with the club" and that the "time felt right". but at his press conference today ahead of arsenal's europa league semi—final on thursday, wenger revealed the timing of his departure wasn't his call. is there more to his leaving than meets the eye? natalie pirks reports. the match tomorrow night will be
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arsene wenger‘s final european match at the emirates, so a lot of the talk was about the discharge of that moment. right at the very end of the press co nfe re nce , moment. right at the very end of the press conference, practically the last sentence, he confirmed that the announcement he was leaving, the timing of it, was not his decision. we didn't get any more than that because that was the end of the press co nfe re nce because that was the end of the press conference and all the cameras have to be switched off. hopefully later in the day it will become a bit clearer exactly what he meant. he also confirmed that he is not done with work, he still wants to continue working elsewhere. i asked him if he believed in fairy tales and whether winning this trophy would be perfect goodbye. it is clear he wants to win this for his players. is there a perfect goodbye? i don't know. ijust want to do as well as i can because i think this tea m well as i can because i think this team is quality. i have seen these
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quys team is quality. i have seen these guys this season challenged mentally andi guys this season challenged mentally and i have seen them always respond ina and i have seen them always respond in a positive way. this group of players deserve something special. i wa nt to players deserve something special. i want to do it for them. winning this trophy represents their best shot at getting champions league football next season, but atletico madrid other wants they didn't want. they are formidable opponents. they have no obvious weaknesses, according to wenger. he says that arsenal will need a complete performance to beat them tomorrow night. the world snooker championships are into their fourth day at the crucible in sheffield. today's afternoon session has just come to an end. to round that up and look ahead to what's in store later, here's hazel irvine. the top seeds continued to go from this year's world championships. as
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sick today and at fifth world champion has left the building. neil robertson out to robert milkins and a touch of deja vu. neil robertson looked under pressure from the first frame, almost like he was trying not to lose rather than trying to win. he looked very tentative. we must give credit to robert milkins. 0n his day he can beat anybody. he is a strea ky his day he can beat anybody. he is a streaky player. his day he can beat anybody. he is a strea ky player. he his day he can beat anybody. he is a streaky player. he can make of m ista kes streaky player. he can make of mistakes but over role by far the better player. he has gone through to play mark williams, who came through this morning after beating jimmy robertson, after a break of 1a0. it is his first break into the 100 and 2005. he is turning on the style. yes, he is not necessarily surprising people in the game, but i think people may be thought mark williams wasn't going to get back to
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dominating the game again. he has turned a corner. he seems to be very inspired. he has a new coach, new technique. he is working out, keeping fit. he is doing the right things to be a major player in this event. he has gone through to the second round. we have seen 1a1 from chris wakelin is in his match againstjudd trump. judd trump leads that session 6—3. they will finish that session 6—3. they will finish that tomorrow. this we havejohn higgins. he is looking like the man that will go through to round two at the moment. his opponent does make mistakes. you thinkjohn higgins would just mop up the mistakes. i don't expect an upset there tonight. that will be live and on the red
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button. we have anthony mcgill and ryan day starting their match later. what a season ryan day has had. even though he is the qualifier, anthony mcgill is probably on the back foot. he is playing a guy in the form he has had three matches of the qualifiers. you would expect ryan day to get off to a better start. you will be able to see those two matches live or on the red button. highlights at 11:15pm as well. there is a "tsunami" of corrpution in lower level tennis, according to a report published today looking into match fixing in the sport. a bbc and buzzfeed investigation uncovered suspected illegal betting in tennis last year today's report in response recommends the sport distances itself from gambling to tackle a significant problem at lower and middle levels of the game. joe wilson has been assessing the findings. the report is now delivered. it says
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no cover—up. 0ne fundamental question... when people watch tennis this summer, can they believe what they see? yes. the reason for that is that the conclusions that the panel has reached on the basis of the evidence is that at the higher level, in other words for people are watching it, there is very little incentive to breach integrity and therefore it is unlikely that will. having said that, this is a pyramid. at the base of the professional pyramid, thousands of aspiring players can make a living from the game. you can gamble on their matches. where ever you are in the world you can open up a laptop and place bets on a staggering number of tennis matches, right down to the
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smallest professional competition. i had no indication that any of these matches are being fixed, but what about the temptation? if you are playing in a tournament where the prize money is small, would you accept money to play badly from a fixer who is placing bets accordingly? that has always been the fear. the problem is atsu nyamadi and low ranking tournaments, says the report. the tennis integrity unit polices tennis, and it monitors phone calls and data. it has 17 stab at president but the review says it must be bigger and empowered and players must be educated and protected. kyle edmond has never been under any investigation but like all professionals he has been offered anti—corruption training. professionals he has been offered anti—corruption traininglj professionals he has been offered anti-corruption training. i have never been approached directly. it has been on social media, so i reported. it is something they crack
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down on, but i feel the top of the game is very well managed. today's report makes clear that tennis is simple to manipulate, it is easy for one player to play badly. 0nly simple to manipulate, it is easy for one player to play badly. only when all deliberate and performance is eradicated will tennis truly feel safe. lets take a quick look at the other sports stories making the news today. former world number one novak djokovic is out of the barcelona 0pen he was playing at the event for the first time in 12 years to try and find some much needed form, but lost to world number 1a0 martin klizan of slovakia. defending champion rafael nadal is through. the wales and british and irish lions winger george north willjoins 0spreys next season. it was announced in november that north would be returning to wales after five seasons at northampton saints, and the 0spreys have today confirmed the 26—year—old will move to the region on a
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national dual contract. application to reintroduce safe standing at football grounds has reached the £100,000 signatures mark, meaning it could be debated in parliament. conor mcnamara was rudely cut short before! let's hear from him ahead of the champions league semifinal between bayern munich and real madrid. i'm not quite sure how they will match the drama from anfield last night in the first of the champions league semifinals, but if there ever is to be an arena to do it or two teams to do it, we have fine fare on offer here. if you look at the quality of players here tonight, among the best
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in the world. the two clubs have such belief and confidence, bordering on arrogance. they both believe they can easily win this competition, and they are right. it isa game competition, and they are right. it is a game that you can no way call at this early. we expect every single big player available to be at this game. we know what a great season bayern munich have had at home, but maybe it hasjust been too easy. real madrid, maybe a bit too tough at home. inevitably, real madrid, the conversation moves onto cristiano ronaldo. he scored that amazing bicycle kick in the quarterfinals. he has a history of scoring against bayern munich. quarterfinals. he has a history of scoring against bayern munichlj feel scoring against bayern munich.” feel like i am stopping him at the moment. at the start of the season i was at the tottenham game were real

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