dortmund needed five. tottenham wouldn't even allow them one. therese also —— once again an obstacle therese also —— once again an o bsta cle in therese also —— once again an obstacle in orange. at the burn about, a clash of footballing cultures. real madrid, who by some of the world's best, and ajax the clu b of the world's best, and ajax the club who makes them. they are used to seeing their top players move, this was a night to enjoy them. 1—0 down in the first leg... real where i weigh on the goals, but that advantage was about to go to. something was to make was about to happen. this was no night for fishing. in the first league, par did need —— denied ajax, they ruled the ball had been play early in the move. goal. this was now beyond riel, even when they got a call back, he was trying to conjure something that wasn't there. ajax we re something that wasn't there. ajax were now scoring from everywhere.
4-1 were now scoring from everywhere. 4—1 in the burn about against the tea m 4—1 in the burn about against the team that had won this competition three years in a row. this one will not be forgotten. patrick geary, bbc news. a huge night hasjust got under way in florida, where england's women are hoping to lift their first piece of silverware with victory over japan in the she believes cup. it is a winner—takes—all game. we can go there live now. six minutes in nearly, tampa, both 0-0. you can watch that match live on bbc four, the bbc sport website and on connected tvs. england's cricketers are taking on west indies in the first of three twenty20 internationals in st lucia. ben stokes, jos buttler, and moeen ali have all been rested for the game. england won the toss and chose to bowl first. tom curran was their key man with the ball, finishing with four wickets for 36 runs as the west indies finished on 160 for eight from their 20 overs. england have lost two early wickets, but jonny bairstow is keeping england on track.
—— three wickets. he's reached his 50 of 27 balls. this is the scorecard as it stands then. nicholas pooran top scoring for west indies, the only player to pass a half century for them. england going along nicely in their reply. they're now 87 for three from 10 overs. now, a major shake up in welsh rugby could see two of the biggest regional sides, ospreys and scarlets, merge. the controversial plans to restructure club rugby brought about the resignation of ospreys chairman mike james today, over what he called the welsh rfu's "catastrophic mismanagement" of the regional game. kate morgan's been following the story. they've been the fiercest of rivals, and two of the best—performing regions on the pitch since they've created more than 15 years ago. neither battle has moved off it, with survival not success at its heart. the proposed merger between the two to make room for a new north wales region has united fans of both
the ospreys and starlets, both anger and upset some people i think it's disgraceful! one region in the south in order to create a region in the north? they aren't ready to have another professional team up north. i think it's terrible, they should keep their own identity. i'm not happy with the merger, but if it's going to be any good for welsh rugby asa going to be any good for welsh rugby as a whole, then it might be the best thing. it should be the dragons and blues going. and plenty more are not happy about the timing of this. whales are in the middle of the six nations campaign. the captain already expressed frustration after the win over england. at today's press c0 nfe re nce , the win over england. at today's press conference, he was dominated by talk of the merger. press conference, he was dominated by talk of the mergerlj press conference, he was dominated by talk of the merger. i want to reiterate there's a lot of speculation out there, it has not been driven by the w this proposal
came from the regions to the rugby board. that's what happens in professional sport, and unfairness to the players after the meeting that focused on on saturday. the chair of the rugby players association to set us describes this as the most challenging situation he's faced as a player. today he said it's been a shock. are feeling is anger, because it's a question of... for someone like myself, i've played for one region, there is that question of how is the new entity going to look? which they obviously can't answer. one former ospreys and wales looks as if the situation is immense. it doesn't look like anything has been thought out properly. the players have been kept in the dark, they haven't had any information, and it just in the dark, they haven't had any information, and itjust leads to this anxiety that they must all be
going through. i'm super glad i'm not playing and my colleagues that have spoken today say the same things, we are just so glad were not playing and we finished our careers at this point. anxiously waiting for news while bosses meet behind closed doors is nothing new in rugby. we've been unable to reach an agreement. and it is april the 1st. yes! while david miles was all smiling at the revealing in 2003, many weren't. including mikejames, revealing in 2003, many weren't. including mike james, who resigned at the start of the meeting, saying... james says they now have the worst of all worlds. a lack of clarity, transparency, and a total inability to plan ahead. the welsh by inability to plan ahead. the welsh rugby union has remained silent on the project reset since the start of january, but warned then that nothing was off the table. it is understood if the meeting agrees to the proposals today, a merger could be approved and announced as early as sunday. with a new region
potentially on the pitch, ready for the start of the next season. kate morgan, bbc news. a £70 million centre of excellence that could radically improve the standard of women's football in england has been announced at winsford in cheshire. a women's superleague team is already lined up to take up residence there. mark edwardson reports. today, just a few youngsters enjoying a game of basketball here, but within two years it could look like this, a state—of—the—art sports training and leisure centre of excellence. the quality and the standard of pictures will not be like anything else in this country. £70 million project will rival anything in europe, women's football equivalent of saint georges park and that was widely credited with england's progression to the world cup semifinals last summer. who knows, we get a really young, aspiring, players from this area, in winsford, who comes to this site, plays to the grassroots side, and then straight over
to saint georges park. that is the aspiration. let's hope we make it happen. we'll make it's amazing because no one else has had the opportunity before. the medical centre could see visiting topline european clubs make knights grange their base when they're in the northwest. we got aspirations to get people healthy, so we have a programme for the whole of the borough to improve grassroots football. and this really will be doing all of that. the first ball will be kicked in anger in about two years. mark edwardson, bbc news. lucy sta nforth lucy stanforth as scored 2 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 bringing us tomorrow. with me are talkradio presenter, daisy mcandrew, and politicshome's editor, kevin schofield. last night it was all about knives, tonight it's all about bombs. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. the metro goes with the investigation into the three packages containing explosives that were found at heathrow airport, london city airport, and waterloo station. the telegraph also leads with that counter—terrorism investigation, with the paper detailing a possible link to irish dissidents.
the ft leads on a warning issued by the head of the civil service in northern ireland that the country faces "grave" consequences if britain leaves the eu without a deal. the guardian details the findings of a parliamentary report which claims that the home office is still failing despite the windrush scandal. the daily mail has on its front page details of a case involving an 18—year—old man who has been given a suspended prision sentence for a second weapons offence. the explosives sent to busy london hubs is the mirror's lead, with the paper detailing how the irish dissident group the new ira could be responsible. that is where we start. daisy, bombs sent to airports came from ireland, explosive devices found at three major transport hubs. the first thing that jumped out major transport hubs. the first thing thatjumped out to me over the story was the fact that these packages clearly were not screened?
it is extraordinary. we are very lucky that the one that did go off, and when i say go off, it was a small fire. nonetheless, it must‘ve been terrifying for the person at heathrow who opened it. the alerts went out, and then to others all have reports of saying they were discovered. very frightening but also very old—school. a letter bomb, and then we get the information that they have connections to dublin with they have connections to dublin with the dublin postage stamps and return address. we don't know that there is that link, it is very circumstantial evidence. but to any of us who grew up evidence. but to any of us who grew up during the troubles, it has very scary reminiscences. are we going back to any troubles like that? also in the news at the moment is we know that next week, the paratroopers from blood he sunday, we were going to find out if they will be
prosecuted. you can't help but wonder if there is a connection there. we're leaping to conclusions that we have no evidence on, but they very scary. kevin, the fact that it has a dublin postmark crudely written out, clearly the authorities have linked all three. they are not separate investigations, there seems to be one investigation. but again, how these devices could have gotten through, and as daisy rightly points out, thankfully no one was seriously injured. itjust seems bizarre?m does, they've obviously chosen these transport hubs in very busy areas. there are viable and deadly, they could cause huge damage. i think it shows as far as ireland terrorism is concerned, the defences are actually down right now because it's been 20 years of peace. and although we've had a lot of warnings about the
troubles starting up with brexit, i think a lot of people thought that wasjust think a lot of people thought that was just scaremongering, there think a lot of people thought that wasjust scaremongering, there was fio wasjust scaremongering, there was no way, we've come too far to go back. but it just no way, we've come too far to go back. but itjust goes to no way, we've come too far to go back. but it just goes to show you that there are these relatively small terrorist elements in northern ireland, and they are obviously determined to try and disrupt this peace process. and you don't know what the peace process is. —— motivation is. is it to get fame? has nothing to do with brexit? you start thinking about who is behind it, what is their real motivation, was a publicity? was it damage to life? the other thing is the bombs we re very life? the other thing is the bombs were very small, but sometimes if you have panic, you know that can be a danger to life in a transport hub without the actual cause being that interest in the first place. is it politically motivated? interest in the first place. is it politically motivated ? the interest in the first place. is it politically motivated? the good friday agreement is being discussed a lot in the moment, have we gone
back on it because of brexit and so on? lots and lots of questions, but there's an awful lot else going on at the moment without us having to deal with something like this. absolutely right. let's go to the telegraph. may and javed clashed over nice crime. such a job it is obvious he trying to carve out his own niche at the home office —— sajid javit. it belonged to the prime ministerfor so sajid javit. it belonged to the prime minister for so many sajid javit. it belonged to the prime ministerfor so many years, and it seems as if they've already clashed on immigration, we know that. maybe this is another potential sore point?|j that. maybe this is another potential sore point? i think it is safe to say that there is bad blood between the two, they definitely don't see eye to eye height. i remembera few weeks don't see eye to eye height. i remember a few weeks ago when it was revealed they were not friends by any stretch of the imagination. i think the cabinet meeting this morning was testy, that's a fair description. he's fighting in his
corner, we've seen a huge surge and knife crime, it is very much high on the political agenda right now and he was making the case in cabinet this morning that there is a clear correlation between a fall in police numbers and a rise in knife crime. and he comes on the back of theresa may yesterday who controversially tried to play down any linkage, she got a lot of criticism for that. cressida dick actually said there is an obvious link between that. there is obviously a link, and everyone knows it. everyone knows it. the prime minister was arguing with carmen sense, and yet javid has taken this as an opportunity to make a statement. —— common sense. he's
been pushing the pressure he very ha rd been pushing the pressure he very hard for more money, philip hammond has chipped in on the side of the perimeter in this debate asking if the police can do more with the resources that he gives them. one of the problems with knife crime is that it the problems with knife crime is thatitis the problems with knife crime is that it is such a political football, sorry to be cliche. particularly given the prime minister ran the home office for so long, she cannot say there is not a connection between police numbers and knife crime without making her own previous remarks untrue. she has to stick to the line that she wrote all those years in the home office. and it's true in some ways that there is not a direct cormorant —— correlation because it is much more complicated of an issue. but there are direct results of conservative policies that have led to more gang members. it is very complicated and people can be terribly simplistic in order to win a political point over the other the micro dispatch box. so