tv Sport Today BBC News June 4, 2018 1:45am-2:01am BST
hello. this is sport today live from the bbc sport centre. coming up on this programme: novak djokovic moves through to the french open quarter finals after a straight—sets victory over spain's fernando verdasco. brazil score twice in the second half to see off croatia 2—0 at anfield in their penultiumate friendly before the world cup. and after blowing a seven—shot lead, ariya jutanugarn eventually wins the us women's open in alabama on the fourth play—off hole. hello, and welcome to the programme. we start with tennis, and the news that novak djokovic is through to the quarter—finals of the french open after a straight—sets victory over spain's fernando verdasco. the 31—year—old serb, seeded 20th, has reached the last eight at roland garros for a 12th time, an open era record, as he continues his comeback following an injury riddled past 12 months. it is important for me, especially
considering the circumstances i was in the last 15 months. it is quite an achievement to get to the quarter—finals of a slam. i always try to kind of build my form in order to peak. and djokovic will be joined in the quarter—finals by the world number 72 marco checkinato, after the italian knocked out belgian eighth seed david goffin in four sets. elsewhere, dominic thiem, alexander zverev and madison keys also through to the quarters, while rafael nadal plays his last 16 match on monday butjune the 3rd is always a special day for the spaniard as paul frostick reports. rafael nadal had a day off, and he
approved of the birthday recipe. alexander barrow recorded his third straight five set triumph, another ha rdfoug ht straight five set triumph, another hardfought victory. straight five set triumph, another ha rdfought victory. —— straight five set triumph, another hardfought victory. —— zverev. 3.5 hours on court and another five set s hours on court and another five set s later. i am trying to find a way and win. that is what i was able to do. iam and win. that is what i was able to do. i am happy about that and being in the quarter—finals, going the long distance every time. his next opponent, dominic thiem, ousted kei
nishikori. he lost his two previous meetings with the 19th seed but had no previous issues. madison keys secured a straight sets victory over romania's mihael buzarnescu to break new personal ground at the french open on sunday. it is awesome. this was always the most difficult for me and the toughest to think i could play well. to get to the quarter—finals means a lot. play well. to get to the quarter-finals means a lot. she is joined in the quarter—finals by fellow american sloane stephens. she dropped just two games as she
defeated anett kontaveit 6—2, 6—0. with less than two weeks to go to the start of the world cup, the world's most expensive player, neymar, made a goalscoring return to action as brazil beat croatia in a friendly in liverpool. the paris saint—germain striker hadn't played since february because of a broken foot, but came off the bench to score brazil's opening goal in a 2—0 victory at anfield. the liverpool striker roberto firmino, playing on his home ground, scored their second in stoppage time. brazil's final game before the world cup is against austria in vienna next sunday. elsewhere, spain were held to a 1—1 draw by switzerland while peru's captain paolo guerrero, given a reprieve by a swiss court who agreed to temporarily lift a iii—month suspension imposed by the court of arbitration for sport for a failed drugs test, scored twice in his side's 3—0 win over saudi arabia. world cup—bound costa rica beat northern ireland by the same score. england have beaten pakistan by an innings and 55 runs to win the second test at headingley inside three days. it's england's first win in 9 tests
and means they've drawn the two—match series 1—1. having resumed on 302—7, england finished 363 all out in theirfirst innings for a lead of 189. jos buttler hit an unbeaten 80 off 101 balls. pakistan then collapsed to 134 all out, with stuart broad taking three wickets. defeat in the first match at lords meant pressure on joe defeat in the first match at lords meant pressure onjoe root and trevor bayliss. performance at headingley is encouraging. it shows they have what it takes at test level, with jos they have what it takes at test level, withjos buttler showing what he can offer the england side. as a group it is important we do notjust paper over the cracks. we have a lot of work to do in the long—term. it was a very enjoyable week. it was a tough week at lords. showing a lot of character. very pleasing. a step
in the right direction. everything is awesome and perfect. a little bit disappointed, though. we did not play well. but i am proud of my team, doing very well. i am disappointed. if we won 2—0, that'd be good. england will not put on the whites until august. before that, 51 internationals against australia. before that, edinburgh. —— five one—day internationals. thailand's ariya jutanugarn has won the 73rd us women's open at shoal creek in alabama in a play—off. jutanugarn had a seven shot lead heading into the back nine but three bogeys and a double bogey saw herfinish level on 11 under with south korea's kim hyo—joo.
but after the two hole aggregate play off finished level it went to sudden death and jutanigarn won it on the fourth hole to claim her second major championship. on the pga tour for the men bryson dechambeau has won the memorial tournament in ohio, winning a three way play—off. dechambeau finished on 15 under along with american compatriot kyle stanley and south korea's an byeong hun before prevailing on the second play—off hole. thorbjorn olesen of denmark won the the italian open on the european tour avoiding a playoff with this man, the home favourite francesco molinari, who despite this incredible 30 foot putt on the last couldn't make it back to back wins after victory at wentworth in the bmw championship last week. despite hitting a bunker, olesen managed an up and down for his fifth european tour victory and first rolex series win. unbelievable. a bit of a tough time
for me this year. to do what i have done is amazing, especially to come from behind. iron —— i am proud of that. jorge lorenzo won his first race with ducati at the italian grand prix in mugello. the 31 year old spaniard has struggled since leaving yamaha in 2016 and the three—time world champion doesn't have a contract for next year, but got a much needed win as questions have been asked about his future. his team—mate andrea dovizioso finished second, while yamaha's valentino rossi completed the podium. honda's marc marquez remains top of the standings despite an early crash seeing him finish with no points. poland's michal kwiatkowski won sunday's prologue of the criterium du dauphine. team sky's geraint thomas crashed after just a few kilometres on the opening time trial. that saw the welshman lose 21 seconds on his polish teammate. kwiatkowski took the first leader's jersey after setting a time of seven minutes and 25 seconds.
the first stage of the criterium is on monday and will take the riders on a 179—kilometre leg. indycar‘s chevrolet dual in detroit was delayed over a half—hour because the pace car crashed during a pace lap at the raceway at belle isle park. just before the green flag flew on race 2 of the chevrolet detroit grand prix the pace car slammed into the turn 2 wall. mark reuss, a general motors executive vice president was behind the wheel of the corvette zr1 when it crashed along with an indycar official. the car's price starts at $123,000. nice chunk of change. the second game of the nba finals is under way. the second quarter. golden state
warriors won the opening game. they won last year. 39—33. eight minutes until half—time. for anything else, go to the website. for me and the marvellous sport today team, it is goodbye for now. hello. quieter weather on the way during at least the first half of this week. mainly dry, but that doesn't mean wall—to—wall sunshine. i hope you made the most of what many of us saw on sunday, as temperatures rose into the mid to upper 20s in some spots. the day ahead brings much more cloud. here's why — low pressure to the south of us not so much a player in a weather during the first half of the week. it's high pressure to the north. the flow of air around that, gentle north and north—easterly coming in. but that, overnight into monday morning, will scoop up a lot of cloud from the north sea,
some patchy mist and fog as well. so it's going to be a rather grey, murky start for many of us. just limited clear spells, and temperatures are going to be lower than they have been on recent nights. and that's a trend for our weather in the week ahead. temperatures are going to be lower, though it's not cold by any stretch of the imagination. some spots, as you can see, dipping down into single figures. so again a cloudy, misty, murky start to the day on tuesday. the big picture is pretty much the same, although this weather front is approaching closer to the south. the channel islands will get some showers out of that. most of us will stay dry. after that cloudy start, hints of something sunny coming through. perhaps not into the south of england or south wales, but elsewhere, where you can see the land, you will have clearer skies. most are staying dry. those temperatures will feel a bit warmer where you get to see some sunshine. those temperatures will go up a little bit as we get deeper
into the week, might even see some sunny spells. not as warm or as hot as it has been recently, with plenty of dry weather around. later in the week, though, there will be a few showers. maybe the odd thunderstorm developing in parts of england and wales, into northern ireland. scotland staying mainly dry. and, although there will be some thundery downpours, they don't look as intense as they have been, but that is something we'll keep an eye on. that's your weather. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is nkem ifejika. our top stories: donald trump's lawyer says the president has the power to pardon himself over allegations of collusion with russia, but won't. pardoning himself would just be unthinkable. it would lead to an immediate impeachment. italy's interior minister says his country won't be the refugee camp of europe, and reveals plans for large—scale repatriations. remembering the victims