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this queue shows that there is still interest in this form of the game, but they have struggled to sell all the tickets for this first day, a reminder that test cricket needs a captivating series now more than ever. for england's batsmen, though, this from ravi ashwin was altogether too interesting. alastair cook got a corker. so many times in england's history, such moments have led to dizzy spells. joe root kept a level head, scoring steadily. keatonjennings accompanied him to lunch and beyond until he was bowled almost in slow motion. how unfortunate... fast forward around 25 minutes and dawid malan was also ejected. in came jonny bairstow, steering the match england's way. he passed 50, alongside root. two yorkshiremen on yorkshire day. but the lesson of the past 999 england tests is where there is peace, trouble may lurk. root run out by kohli for 80. one captain seeing off another. bairstow at the other end could only watch and was almost as helpless here. now we had a different game.
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jos buttlerfollowed them indoors. so often, it's contagious. ben stokes played a shot that even confused the camera operator. he knew the significance. there was little beneath him. england marked their 1,000th test with a batting collapse. almost for old times‘ sake. newsnight is coming up on bbc two, here's emily. tonight, the mp keith vaz is accused of bullying staff in the house of commons. full details of a newsnight investigation, join me now on bbc two. here on bbc one, time for the news where you are. goodbye. hello, and welcome to sportsday.
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i'm tim hague. here's what you're in for this evening. england are in trouble on day one of the first test against india as they collapse in the final session at edgbaston. it's a big day forjohanna konta, as she inflicts the worst defeat of serena williams‘s career in california. and celtic are through to the penultimate round of the champions league qualifiers as they knock out rosenberg 3—1 on aggregate. hello and welcome to sportsday, i'm tim hague. to tennis, and while we'll get more on that amazing result forjohanna konta in a moment, there's a big all—british match ongoing between andy murray and kyle edmund in washington, dc.
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the former world number one, now ranked 832 in the world, is facing the man who replaced him as the british number one, kyle edmund. edmund beat the returning murray during their match at queens last month. and the latest score this time is 5—4 to murray. kyle edmund is trying to save his servant. he has got advantage. it has been a big day in tennis. could we see a revival in form for ladies the british number one johanna konta? she inflicted the worst defeat of serena williams‘ career at the silicon valley classic overnight, beating the 23—time grand slam champion in less than an hour and losing just one game. alex gulrajani watched the very short match. with the us open looming large, serena williams‘ quest to get back into the major winning habits should
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be in full swing. johanna konta provided the next test on that road, and it proved to be a tough one. williams‘ joy in sanjose reserved for the opening game of the match. it would be own her only success. konta, reignited after her second round exit at wimbledon, turned it on against the 23—time grand slam champion. the first set disappeared in a matter of minutes. williams was far from the powerhouse that reached the all england club finaljust over two weeks ago, and konta took full advantage. the win for the british number one sealed in under an hour. the worst defeat of williams‘ career, winning just one game. konta can take a lot from this result but maybe not too much. the grand slams remain the place to beat serena. on amazing results for her there.
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celtic are safely through to the third qualifying round of the champions league after a goalless d raw against rosenburg. brendan rodgers‘ side led 3—1 from the first leg and despite the norwegian champions having the better of the chances, they couldn‘t score, so celtic go through to face aek athens in the next round. the football association is considering a bid to host the world cup in 2030. the last major tournament played in england was euro 96, which came 30 years after the country hosted it‘s only world cup, in 1966 of course. and after the success of this summer‘s world cup, the fa have announced that they want gareth southgate to stay on as england manager beyond 2020, when his contract expires. england made the semi—finals in russia, and fa chief executive martin glenn said he was "the definition of the modern manager we want". he certainly looked modern in that
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waistcoat. india are in control after the opening day of the first test against england at edgbaston. at stumps, the hosts were 285—9, having looked in total control on 216—3. but that‘s when things started to go wrong for england. patrick gearey now reports on that, and takes a look back in the test cricket archives, too. an english drama in a thousand parts. from flickering victorian beginnings through history, haircuts and heroics. test cricket still relies on the same familiar routines. this time, england won the toss and batted. well, this queue shows that there is still interest in this form of the game. but they have struggled to sell all the tickets for this first day, a reminder that test cricket needs a captivating series now more than ever. england‘s batsmen didn‘t want things too interesting, though. keatonjennings gave the chance, not only did ajinkya rahane drop the catch, he‘d done it right in front of his boss. virat kohli cooled his temper, then sent for the spinner.
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ravi ashwin responded. alistair cooke got a corker. so many times in england‘s history such moments have led to dizzy spells. joe root kept a level head, scoring steadily. keatonjennings accompanied him to lunch and beyond until he was bowled almost in slow motion. fast forward around 25 minutes, and dawid malan was also ejected. in came jonny bairstow, steering the match england‘s way. he passed 50 alongsidejo root. two yorkshireman on yorkshire day. but the lesson of the past 999 england tests is that where there is peace, trouble may lack. root run out by kohli for 80. one captain seeing off another. bairstow at the other end could only watch and was almost as helpless here. now we had a different game. joss butlerfollowed them indoors. so often it is contagious. so much rested on ben stokes who played a shot that even confused the camera operator. in their thousandth test, an english batting collapse. perhaps for old times sake.
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patrick geary, bbc news, at edgbaston. i suppose a bit of a mixed bag. there were missed opportunities at the end of the day. but both sides have not batted yet. we did not know what a good score is yet. there has been a lot of latter movement with a fairly old ball. we will try to get that ball going sideways and hopefully exploit that will become to get that ball going sideways and hopefully exploit that we come to bowl. uneventful day at edgbaston, wasn‘t not? let‘s take a look at some of the other sport stories today now, and we‘ll stay with football because everton have announced the signing of french international left—back luca digne from barcelona. the 25—year—old joins on a five—year dealfor £18 million. digne is marco silva‘s second major signing this summer, following the arrival of brazilian richarlison from watford. just two days after becoming the first welshman to win the tour de france, geraint thomas has already crossed another finish line as the winner. he joined the likes of peter sagan and tour runner—up tom dumoulin at a criterium in the netherlands,
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his first since becoming tour champion. what a weekend is having. england captain dylan hartley will return to the england set—up this weekend as he continues his comeback from concussion. hartley hasn‘t played since march, missing the end of the regular season and thejune series defeat in south africa. double commonwealth games gold medallist becky downie is out of the british gymnastics team for the european championships after sustaining an injury in training. she‘ll be replaced in the squad by taeja james. in the women‘s hockey world cup, england now know they will face australia in the semi—finals if they can get through their quarter—final against the favourites the netherlands tomorrow. it was a close one for the aussies against argentina. the match finishing 0—0 at the queen elizabeth olmypic park in london, only for australia to win 4—3 on penalties. you can never bet against australia,
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can you? germany are out though, despite winning all three of their group matches. they were beaten by spain. 1—0 the score. carmen cano getting the second half winner. the germans actually beat the spanish in the group stage. a bristol boxing club is pioneering a new way of helping older people with parkinsons. adults with the disease meet once a week and are trained by professional coaches. there are now plans to roll out the idea across the uk, as ali vowles reports. nice and gentle... we are always being told exercise is good for you, but boxing has given these parkinson‘s sufferers so much more than a punch. it‘s been life—changing. mark used to be a scaffolder until he was diagnosed 17 years ago. his physio recommended the class. she knew he was struggling
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with motivation to do his regular exercises. this hit the spot and it‘s working. i'm two inches taller than i am at the moment, and i stretch. it's brilliant. you can work at your own pace. back at his home, mark used to fall at least three times a week. now his balance is so much better. as is his confidence and his mood. the handwriting has improved, walking has improved, and he isjust happier. if you are happier, you're more confident, and you really enjoy it. they are so positive down there for you. that's right. through boxing, this club has been helping young people turn around their lives for decades, and this is equally satisfying. from day one, i have seen the improvement every single week. i look forward to the session every single friday.
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because i can just see it has such value, and i can see how everybody has grown. it‘s fantastic, honestly. and it doesn‘t stop here. this scheme is now a national programme. it has been endorsed by both boxing and parkinson‘s uk, and the hope is it will be done across the country very soon. what a great story that is. update on it tennis, 5—5 in the first set, dues for andy murray and kyle edmund. that‘s all from sportsday. coming up in a moment, the papers. hello, and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be
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bringing us tomorrow. with me are polly mackenzie, who‘s director of the cross party think—tank demos, and steven swinford, the deputy political editor at the daily telegraph. welcome to you both. thanks for being here. many of tomorrow‘s front pages are already in. the times leads with its investigation into the home office‘s approval of visas. the paper says that officials received dozens of reports last year that women wanted to block visas for men they had been forced to marry, but in almost half of the cases, the visas were given. on the front page of the daily telegraph is a striking image of an opposition supporter protesting in the zimbabwean capital harare following monday‘s contested elections. the guardian also features today‘s violent protests in harare, reporting that three people were killed when soldiers and police fired live ammunition at demonstrators. the anti—semitism row within the labour party leads the i.
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mps, it says, have been pleading with their leaderjeremy corbyn to act to avoid an open revolt. the financial times carries a story we‘ve been covering today, the collapse of a deal with a chinese firm that might‘ve saved house of fraser, the department store whose future now looks uncertain. the heatwave which has pushed many of us to stay in the uk for the summer holidays has, says the daily express, poured billions of pounds into the economy. the paper calls it a "bumper brexit home—spending bonanza". and football could be coming home after all, according to the metro, which claims that the football association is considering a bid to host the 2030 world cup finals. there you go. that is a quick look at the front pages. let‘s start off. steve, your paper leading off on the
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continuing anti—semitism row in the labour party. once again, jeremy corbyn finding events from his pastor catching up with him. this is an event he hosted in parliament in 2010, entitled from auschwitz to gaza and may direct comparisons between ozzie germany and israel today. it was very controversial at the time. held on holocaust memorial today —— today, which seemed very provocative to the jewish today —— today, which seemed very provocative to thejewish community. some dissenters attended the event and alleged thatjeremy corbyn singled them out. police been through some of those dissenters out and he says it is false but he has admitted that he shared platforms with people whose views he com pletely with people whose views he completely rejects. so once again, it is politically very difficult for him ata it is politically very difficult for him at a time when he should be focusing arguably on tory policies and on the problems and government. he did issue a —— an apology, did he not?

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