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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  March 15, 2019 1:45am-2:01am GMT

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welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers after a three set win in north america over karolina pliskova. and around the globe. and history at cheltenham, my name is mike embley. as bryony frost becomes the first our top stories: female jockey to ever ride a grade one winner at the festival. the ayes to the right, 412. the noes to the left, 202. the british parliament votes to request a delay on brexit, as the deadlock on the deal drags on. hello and welcome to the programme, where we start with the news that president trump threatens a veto five—time champions sevilla have been knocked out as both houses of congress of the europa league, reject his border emergency, losing in extra time to a late with the help of rebels slavia prague goal from his own party. in the czech republic. colm harrison looks back on a night of late drama. a former british soldier is charged all square at 2—2 from the first with murder almost 50 years after the bloody sunday leg, slavia prague struck first in killings in northern ireland. the return sue a cameroonian and a masterstroke by police. defender. the two players then they used a fake painting to foil traded penalties either side of half—time, with wissam ben yedder equalising for sevilla, only for slavia prague to head back in front
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in the second half. the spaniards we re in the second half. the spaniards were heading out until munir el haddadi claimed second equaliserfor sevilla. with the two sides equal on the night and on aggregate and away goals, that meant extra time. franco vazquez scored early in the first half and sevilla were back for the first time since the first half of the first leg. that left slavia prague needing to score twice, even when mick van buren made it 3—3 on the night, sevilla were still ahead on goals. but then ebrahim scored the goal that sent them through. it is macro —— slavia prague through to the next stage. colm harrison, bbc news. elsewhere, chelsea took a 3—0 lead into the second leg of their tie against dynamo kyiv, where olivier giroud scored a hat—trick as they
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won the 2nd leg 5—0. marcos alonso and callum hudson—odoi got the other goals, as chelsea completed an 8—0 aggregate victory. we were able to score after five minutes and so, for the openers, it was a really, really difficult situation. i think that we played a very, very good first half. in the second half, we managed the result but i think a wonderful performance for 90 minutes. arsenal are also through to the last eight, after overturning a 3—1 first leg deficit against rennes. pierre—emerick aubamenyang scored twice as the gunners won the 2nd leg 3—0, with ainsley maitland—niles getting the other as arsenal went through 4—3 on aggregate. this comeback was very difficult, but i think our action was very good action from all players. and the playing under pressure is good,
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playing under pressure is good, playing under pressure is good, playing under pressure, going up under pressure, playing like a team and in the difficult moment to give us oui’ and in the difficult moment to give us our best performance in this moment. elsewhere, three time winners inter milan went out, losing their second leg 1—0 at home to eintracht frankfurt. napoli went through, despite losing the second leg in austria against salzburg. benfica needed extra time to see off dinamo zagreb, with villarreal and valencia meaning two spanish teams qualify for friday's quarterfinal draw. onto tennis, where belinda bencic has moved through to the semi—finals at indian wells with a three set victory over fifth seed, karolina pliskova. it's a 12th successive win for the 22—year—old swiss, who knocked out former champion naomi osaka in the previous round. she is still on course
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for a second successive tournament, having won in dubai last month. she will next play venus williams, who just beat angelique kerber. in the men's event, canada's 13th seed milos raonic enjoyed a comfortable 6—3, 6—4 win over lucky loser, miomir kecmanovic of serbia. the world number 130 lost in the final round of qualifying, but was invited back after wimbledon finalist kevin anderson pulled out injured. however, raonic prevailed and will play either gail monfils or dominic thiem in the last four. jockey bryony frost made cheltenham festival history on thursday as she became the first woman to ride a top—level grade one winner overjumps. frodon landed an emotional triumph for her and trainer paul nichols in the ryanair chase. our sports correspondent andy swiss has more. well, what a memorable day we have had here at cheltenham and a little bit of history from one of the big races of the day, which was won by bryo ny frost races of the day, which was won by bryony frost on her horse frodon.
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frost, in the process, became the first female jockey to grade one race first female jockey to grade one ra ce over first female jockey to grade one race over the jumps in the first female jockey to grade one race over thejumps in the history of the festival. it was some ride by her and she got a wonderful reception when she came back here afterwards. honestly, it was just bonkers. i said, "oh, my god, yeah", and then they said, "well, that's the first time it's ever been done." they say fairytales only come to an very, very rare occasions, well, i guess i have flip the coin and landed on the occasion today. another victory for paisley park. his owner andrew gemmell has been blind since birth. he follows the racing via the encore ‘s commentary, via the radio and was able to share all of the celebrations. he later said it was a day come true. still to come on the final day of the festival, of course
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it is the cheltenham gold cup, with native river looking to defend the title that he won here 12 months ago. the special olympics have begun in abu dhabi, with a plea for global tolerance. the chairman of the movement spoke of "a world where everyone is on the playing field of life". the special olympics is the international games for competitors with intellectual disability. some 200 nations are involved in the abu dhabi games — more then ever before, asjoe wilson reports. this is what the opening ceremony of the biggest ever special olympics looks like. 200 nations involved in abu dhabi, this is what inclusion looks like. why should intellectual stop anyone doing sport? that is the starting point, but when you talk to
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some of the competitors here, more stories emerge. sport is a route to self—esteem, to self—esteem, to fund, well, to live. if you did not have the sport to do, what do you think your life would be like? totally different, i would still be stuck in my room, doing absolutely nothing. the special olympics promotes itself with some familiar sporting faces but being in the middle east is new. good luck, special olympian. recently, the uae was both commended by the un an urge to ensure the prohibition of discrimination of people with disabilities. the minister for community development he insists the government takes disability rights seriously. so when people think of abu dhabi and the uae, you would like them to think of it as a place of tolerance and inclusivity? absolutely. that is what you're trying to do? absolutely, tolerance and inclusion of the two major words for us not only this year, but specifically, it is going to be our focus. everyone he wants to win, but there are no metal tables are national rivalries are discouraged.
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when british gymnast shane baxter finished his routine, he was congratulated by his coach, but in the special olympics, it is perfectly natural for to be congratulated as well by japan ‘s coach. joe wilson, bbc news, abu dhabi. wonderful stuff. onto golf, where tommy fleetwood and keegan bradley are the joint one shot leaders after the first round of the players championship in florida. they're on 7—under par, but the shot of the day belongs to ryan moore. he aced the famous par three 17th, known as the island green, when he managed to not only get the ball in the hole but he did it on the full. still trying to do that, still trying. anyway. to skiing, where mikaela shiffrin won the world cup super—g crystal globe for the first time, adding it to the overall title and the slalom globe she's already won this season. the american clinched the title in andorra, after finishing tied for fourth. she's almost certain to add the giant slalom globe at the same venue on sunday, when she only needs
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to finish in the first 15 places. now, if she does, she'll become the first skier — male or female — to collect world cup titles in overall, slalom, giant slalom, and the super—g in a single season. mitchelton—scott‘s simon yates won stage five of the paris—nice on thursday — an individual time trial, as team sky's michal kwiatkowski finished third to retain his overall race lead. yates, over 18 minutes down in the general classification following his struggles through the crosswind stages, powered through the 25.5 kilometre time trial in an impressive 30 minutes and 26 seconds. friday's stage six is a hilly 176.5 kilometre trek from peynier to brignoles. that is about all we have got time for. from me and the rest of the sport today team, until next time, goodbye.
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hello again. a quick look at what's happening in east africa's mozambique first of all. because here cyclone idai is making landfall near mozambique's fourth biggest city. now, prior to landfall, the winds were gusting up to 140 mph, so damaging gusts of wind working into this part of mozambique. we're highly likely to see some severe flooding. so the weather just looks really nasty over. the next few days in mozambique. —— over the, we may well hear some stories about that over the coming days. here in the uk, our windy blustery spell of weather is set to continue, but obviously nothing on that kind of scale. if you're heading outside in the next few hours, there is a chance of rain around. low pressure is in charge of the weather. we have some reasonably tightly packed isobars over the uk today. so it is going to be another blustery kind of day. outbreaks of rain across england and wales tending to trickle southwards.
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never really getting away from south—east england, where it could end up being quite a damp day, similar picture too for southern parts of wales. further northwards, at least you get some sunshine, but here again, some blustery showers, northern ireland, northern england, and scotland. it will feel quite cool in the wind, with those temperatures 5—7d across northern areas. and the showers continue to feed in overnight. but at the same time, friday night sees a pulse of heavy rain working northwards into northern ireland, and then across england and wales. we could see a bit of snow for a time over the high ground. and there is potential for multiple hazards around really as we start off the weekend, thanks to this developing, quite nasty area of low pressure. what might catch your eye is the snow. we will see some of that over the higher ground of northern ireland, northern england, and scotland. could see around 10—20 centimetres above 350 metres elevation. but some snow could get down to lower levels for a time. it is going to be very wet across the hills of northern england and wales. over the high ground of wales, we could see 100 millimetres of rain, bringing a risk of some localised flooding.
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then the winds could gust up to 50—60 mph for southern wales, southern england, perhaps 70 mph in the most exposed locations. so all of these weather elements add up to the risk of some disruptive weather as we go on through the first part of the weekend. now, that system actually strengthens as it leaves the uk, so across eastern scotland could have some very strong winds for a time here. and on sunday, north—westerly winds flowing in across the uk, bringing plenty of showers across northern and western areas. a few of those blowing in across more inland parts, through central and eastern england, central and eastern parts of scotland as well. the showers quite intense, could still have a wintry flavour to them over the high ground. and it will feel cool in the wind, with temperatures reaching a high, at best, of around ten. that's your weather.
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