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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  August 8, 2018 1:45am-2:01am BST

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and tiger woods continues his bid for major number 15 as preparations for the 100th us pga championship continue. hello and welcome to the programme where we start with tennis and there was a shock defeat for the number 11 seed jelena 0stapenko in the first round of the canadian open on tuesday in montreal. the former french open champion was beaten in three sets by great britain'sjohanna konta — who's currently 43 in the world. konta — who beat serena williams in sanjose last week — came from a set down to win the decider 6—2 over the latvian— to seal her place in the second round where she'll face victoria azarenka. maria sharapova is also through to the 2nd round in montreal. her match against the bulgarian qualifier sesil karatantcheva was suspended because of rain on monday night, with sharapova leading 2—1 in the first set. they resumed on tuesday, and sharapova — who was the runner—up in 2009 — duly completed a comfortable
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6—1, 6—2 victory. meanwhile petra kvitova is through to the third round. the number eight seed, who won the canadian open title back in 2012, beat estonia's annet kontaveit in straight sets. kvitova won 6—3, 6—4 to reach the last 16. in the men's singles, which is being played in toronto, novak djokovic is safely through to round two after a straight sets win over bosnia's mirza basic. the wimbledon champion should have been playing chung hyeon but the south korean pulled out with a back injury. basic was drafted in as a lucky loser and was beaten in straight sets as the number 9 seed won 6—3, 7—6. djokovic now plays the canadian wildca rd peter pola nsky. stan wawrinka is also through to the second round. the winner of three grand slam titles is unseeded, and needed a wildcard to compete. wawrinka came from a set down to beat nick kyrgios,
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the number 16 seed from australia. he plays hungary's marton fucsovics next. kei nishikori is out after losing in straight sets to robin haase who, at 39 in the world, will is 17 places below him in the rankings. tuesday saw the first of the medals awarded at the european athletics championships in berlin. great britain's dina asher smith equalled the world leading time as she claimed gold in the women's 100m, and it was a british double when compatriot zharnel hughes won the men's event. watching in the german capital was ade adedoyin. dina capital was ade adedoyin. asher smith came into 1 championship dina asher smith came into the championship as the heavy favourite to win and she delivered with a performance that will make the world ta ke performance that will make the world take notice. it was not only a british record and the fastest in the world this year but it was also the world this year but it was also the same time clocked when —— in the 100 metres last year. for so long we have talked about americans and jamaicans dominating the sprint and dina asher smith showed me that this performance shows she can compete with the best in the world. after that, zharnel hughes won the men's ina new that, zharnel hughes won the men's
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in a new championship time despite filling it cramp in his calf in the lead up. he said that victory made amends to his disqualification in the commonwealth games. the chance for him to repeat and succeed. it was a good night for paul and who claimed big dress and make victory in the hammer. it was a one — two four poland. —— for the polish players. elsewhere, there were 17 gold medals up for grabs in the cycling and swimming championships in glasgow — and you can find all the results on the bbc sport website at the second day of england cricketer ben stokes‘s trial heard he was "spiteful and angry" towards a bouncer before he was involved in a fight with two men, a court has heard. the durham all—rounder is one of three men accused of fighting in bristol on the 25th of september last year. here's our sports editor dan roan. today the jury here at bristol crown
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court learned more about the events leading up to the fight in the early hours of september 25 last year involving ben stokes and two local men. they heard from andrew cunningham, the head dorman of the nightclub where the fight took place. he told the jury that ben stokes, accompanied by his england teammate alex hales, had been abusive, spite and a bully towards him, abusing him by his tattoos and gold teeth and then mocking two gay men outside the nightclub and throwing a cigarette light at the head of one of them. however, the defence barrister then suggested that cunningham had ian aggressive towards the two cricketers. the dorman insisted not. stokes said he
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had been engaging with playful ba nter had been engaging with playful banter with the gay pair however cunningham insisted that the cricketers had been laughing at them. later they spoke to a local resident who filmed the fracas as it involved. he said the men were drunk and acted like animals. tomorrow we may hear from ben stokes. and acted like animals. tomorrow we may hearfrom ben stokes. he and acted like animals. tomorrow we may hear from ben stokes. he was meant to prepare in the second test match for england against india which begins on thursday. instead, he will be back here. he denies the charge of affray, as do is fellow codefendants. on to golf and tiger woods says it's a dream come true as he plays at the 100th us pga championship in st. louis this week. the 42—year—old is a four—time winner of this tournament in what is its final time it will be played as the last of the four majors on the calendar. from next year it will move to may and woods who hasn't won a major title since claiming his 14th back in 2008 says he understands his body better as he continues his remarkable
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comeback from spinal fusion surgery. i certainly cannot do what i used to do ten or 15 years ago however i am still able to hit the majority of my shots and i have had to learn a golf swing that is restricted. i have never had a spinal restriction before. i played all those years without it. i had a bung knee for most of those years but i could work around that. but a fixed point in my spine is different. after near misses at the open championship a few weeks back when he finished tied second and the wgc bridgestone invitational at firestone last sunday after he was tied 6th, rory mcilroy believes his 5th major, and first since he won this title four years ago, isn't that far away. even from 2014 i have given myself
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some half chances. my best chance since colour was at the open at carnoustie. bite in golf that you need to be an internal optimist and make than most of everything. see the positives and move on. that is what i have tried to do this here. times where i have not played my best i tried to learn from it and i move on. on to football and chelsea have won the latest match in the international champions cup. they beat lyon on penalties after a goalless draw at stamford bridge. the nearest that either side came to scoring in 90 minutes was when chelsea's ruben loftus—cheek hit the post with this effort early in the second—half. in the shoot—out that followed it was 4—4 when pape cheikh diop had his spot—kick saved by robert green. eden hazard then scored the penalty that won it for chelsea.
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5—4 the final score. and in the third qualifying round 1st leg ties of the uefa champions league, three former winners were in action on tuesday. franco servi scored the only goal of the game as benfica beat fenerbache. red star belgrade were held to a 1—all draw by spartak trnava, and ajax were leading 2—nil at standard liege with goals from klaas jan huntelaar and dusan tadic — but two goals including a late penalty for the hosts saw it finish 2—2. in major league baseball news, tyler white hit a two—run homer in the eighth inning as world series winners houston astros pulled off a late escape for the second straight game, beating the san francisco giants 2—1 on tuesday. the win followed the astros‘ 3—1 victory 24 hours earlier in which marwin gonzalez hit a three—run homer with two outs
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in the ninth. this time, the american league west leaders again trailed 1—0 when gonzalez doubled and white hit a high, arching shot to left field off ray black. the astros have won six of their past seven and the giants have lost four of five. i spoke about the international champions cup match there with chelsea winning 5—4. champions cup match there with chelsea winning 5-4. at present, real madrid are playing against roma in newjersey. real madrid are 2—0. gareth bale one of the scorers. 20 minutes gone, 2—0 real madrid. hello there.
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tuesday marked the end of the heat wave across the south—east, we saw temperatures reaching the low 30s celcius, but it all ended with showers and thunderstorms late on tuesday and into the early part of wednesday. these tending to clear out into the north sea, leaving a legacy of cloud here. a few showers across the north—west of the country, otherwise a dry and a clear start to wednesday morning. a cooler feel, 10—16 or 17 degrees. for today it really will feel cool and fresher right across the board, including the south—east, with a mixture of sunshine and showers. most of these in the west. the reason for the change and dropping temperatures is because we have cooler north—westerly airflow of the atlantic, pushing all of that heat into the near continent. so this is the picture for today. maybe a bit of cloud to start with off across the south—east, but most of it will be across northern and western areas where we will see scattered showers, some heavy and maybe thundery. showers around, the temperature
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is 17—24 or 25 degrees, feeling cooler than what we are used to over the past few days. on thursday and other largely dry day, could see some rain into the near continent clip the south—east of england, uncertainty as to how far westwards this will be. most of the showers will be across the north—west corner with temperatures pretty much where they should be. 17—23 degrees. on friday it is another similar story of sunshine and showers. some of them could be quite heavy across northern and western areas, but probably the best of the sunshine across sheltered eastern parts, temperatures in the high teens to the low 20s celsius. significant change into the weekend for some of us. a big area of low pressure hurtling off the atlantic and at this point it looks like it will affect more northern and western parts of the uk with persistent and heavy rain at times. it could be a dry start on saturday across northern and eastern areas, before the cloud tends to push in as the day wears on. i put wind arrows here because it will be a blustery day wherever you are. pretty dusty over southern
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and western coasts and over the hills. temperatures wise, 19—22 or 23 celsius. into sunday, most of the heavy rain will be again across the northern half of the country, maybe a few showers into wales and western england, but notice the south—east could escape and we could see quite a bit of sunshine. a blustery day on sunday, variable amounts of cloud and most of the rain across the northern and western areas, the best of the sunshine in the south—east, temperatures range from 18—25 celsius. welcome to bbc news. broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is mike embley. our top stories: california fights its biggest everfire. the mega blaze has already burned through over 290,000 acres. kidnapped and held hostage by so—called islamic state. wejoin a spanish photographer as he returns to syria
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and faces his alleged captors. shares in the us electric car maker tesla close almost 10% higher, after elon musk says he's might take it into private ownership. theresa may backs calls for her former foreign secretary borisjohnson to apologise, for comments about muslim women who wear full—face veils.
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