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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  March 28, 2019 1:45am-2:01am GMT

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welcome to bbc news — broadcasting to viewers in north america and australia beat pakistan by 80 runs to take and around the globe. an unassailable 3—0 lead in their five—match one—day international series. my name is duncan golestani — our top stories: so the noes have it. no brexit breakthrough. british mps reject a range hello and welcome to the programme where we start of options to end the deadlock. with tennis — and the news that simona halep is through to the semi—finals of the miami open. to remind ourselves what we've decided to do. nothing! she's now one win away from regaining the world number one spot. the number 2 seed from romania beat theresa may hopes to china's wang qiang in straight push her deal through with a promise to step sets but she was made to work down as prime minister. hard for the victory. but key allies refuse to back her. halep won the first set 6—4 — boeing says it's modifying and had to come from 5—1 down the software in its 737 max planes — following two deadly crashes — in the second, before sealing her place in the last four. she's through to the semis in miami but insists the aircraft is safe. for only the second time. and a show of strength in the men's singles, from myanmar‘s military, roger federer has claimed the last of the quarter—final places after beating daniil medvedev in their delayed 4th round match — held over from tuesday. federer — who's bidding to win the miami masters for a fourth time — came through in straight sets against the number 13 seed from russia.
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federer won 6—4, 6—2, and is looking forward to facing south africa's kevin anderson in the last eight. i think it will be tricky. he has a great serve so i think it will be tricky. he has a great serve so you i think it will be tricky. he has a great serve so you go back to big serve mentality, to try to hold your own service games first before thinking of how to break kevin. i had a difficult one against him at wimbledon where i lost and i was able to come back and play a good match when i had to. but, i am feeling good. i am happy with my match today so that gave me confidence for tomorrow. meanwhile, the defending champion john isner is through to the semi—finals — and, again, tie—breaks played a big part in his victory. the number 7 seed beat spain's roberto bautista—agut 7—6, 7—6 for a fourth straight—sets win in a row. but in the eight sets of tennis that
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isner‘s played in miami, seven have ended in tie—breaks. on to golf — and bubba watson has made a losing start to the defence of wgc world matchplay title in austin, texas. he was beaten by fellow—american kevin na in his opening match of the group stage. na came from 2—down at the turn to win "1 up". meanwhile, tiger woods made a winning return to this tournament after a six year absence. woods — who's won this event a record three times — beat the number 61 seed aaron wise 3—and—i in the opening match of the round robin phase. dustinjohnson has made a winning start to his bid for back—to—back wgc titles, following his victory in mexico last month. the world number one beat chez reavie 4 & 3. and a win, too, for rory mcilroy — the 2015 champion. mcilroy — who won the flagship players‘ championship two weeks ago — beat luke list of the usa 5—and—4.
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to football now and holders lyon are through to the last four of the women's champions league after beating wolfsburg 4—2 in the 2nd leg of their quarter—final in germany. eugenie le sommer scored twice as the defending champions completed a 6—3 aggregate win. they'll now face chelsea who beat paris saint—germain with a dramatic late winner. the french side were 2—nil down from the first leg — but kadidiatou diani reduced the deficit with the opening goal of the second leg just after the break. 10 minutes later, they scored again — courtesy of an own goal from chelsea's ann—katrin berger. that made it 2—all on aggregate. extra—time was looming until maren mjelde scored the goal that won it for chelsea in stoppage—time. the english champions go through 3—2 on aggregate. we are level now and we can get into a position where we can fight to get into the final. we are not the
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favourites and we are not expected to go through. there is no pressure on my team. but we want this game. elsewhere, mandy islacker scored twice for bayern munich as they thrashed slavia prague 5—1 on the night — for a 6—2 aggregate win. and lieke martens scored the only goal of the 2nd leg in norway as barcelona beat lillestrom a—nil on aggregate. bayern munich are smashing the german transfer record to sign lucas hernandez from atletico madrid for ninety million dollars. the left back, who won the world cup with france last year, willjoin in the next transfer window in july. his medical showed he needed a knee operation and he will have that this week. the 23—year—old is expected to be available for the start of next season. australia's cricketers beat pakistan in the 3rd one—day international in abu dhabi — to clinch the series with two games to spare. aaron finch again starred with the bat, falling just short of a third century in a row but his team still romped home in fine style as colm harrison reports
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australia's bid for a series clinching victory suffered an early blow when the opener was bowled out without scoring. shaun marsh did not last much longer so shaun marsh did not last much longer so it was left to finch and hanscom to rebuild the innings. hanscom contributed 47 runs while aaron finch, fresh from 153 not out in the previous match scored 90. he finally fell to a catch, ten shy of a third successive odi century. and the next batsmen weighed in sparking —— with a great effort. pakistan's reply
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never really got going. despite the best efforts of the opener who is 46 included the only two sixes of the evening and was seen who made a belligerent 43 lower down the order. he perished to a stomping from a bowler who took for — a3. australia took the match with five overs to spare in the series with two games to spare. 18 years after his major league baseball debut for cleveland, new york yankees pitcher cc sabathia begins his final season on thursday — one he hopes will end with a world series win. he enjoyed title success with the yankees back in 2009, and wants a repeat ten years on. it feels good. healthy, being able to leave on my own terms feels good andi to leave on my own terms feels good and i have a great bunch of guys behind me with a chance to win a world series. would that be a great way to sign off? yeah, it would. world series. would that be a great way to sign off? yeah, it wouldm this good good enough to do that? yes. 100%. losing to the red sox the
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way we did last year... that experience will make us better, our group of young players. i'm sure plenty of you out there would love to take time off from work to go and watch the sport you love? even better if you could travel the world whilst doing it? well... one british baseball fan is taking his love of sport to the extreme. joey mellows quit his job as a teacher and he's attempting to watch 162 baseball games in person this year. austin halewood has more. three continents, five countries and 162 games. british baseball fanatic j°ey 162 games. british baseball fanatic joey mellows has embarked on the trip of a lifetime. and with baseball coming to the uk for the first time in 2019 he thought now was the perfect time to grow interest in the game. was the perfect time to grow interest in the gamelj was the perfect time to grow interest in the game. i would love it if my friends back home asked me questions about baseball. they are
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all football fans. this trip already, it is making them wonder why i am doing this. i hope people back home start asking questions and wondering if it might be good to go toa wondering if it might be good to go to a baseball game. known as the baseball brit he is documenting his journey on social media, a journey that began with the season opener in japan, will take him to south korea, across north america and london and then all being well, the world series. how is he finding it? after leaving hisjob as series. how is he finding it? after leaving his job as a teacher in china he plans to live off a mixture of savings, credit cards and frugal living on the road. it is fair to say his sabbatical was greeted in a few different ways. a little surprised and some people were impressed i was doing something i was so impressed i was doing something i was so passionate about. they know how much i enjoyed baseball. my
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family was supportive. my co—workers we re family was supportive. my co—workers were surprised but i think they are on board now. they are following on twitter. with games injapan and south korea already ticked off, the baseball brit is now on american soil. his first stop is seattle to see the defending champions. and if you live anywhere near the area, he could probably do with a place to save. “— could probably do with a place to save. —— place to stay. now to cycling where britain's adam yates won wednesday's stage three of the volta a catalunya. the mitchelton—scott rider safely negotiated the first summit finish of the tour, as he held off a number of world class climbers, including colombia's nairo quintana. and despite being dropped early in the climb, belgium's thomas de gendt managed to hold on to his overall race lead. you can get all the latest sports news at our website — that's bbc.com/sport. and in the nba five games taking place. the golden state warriors are up place. the golden state warriors are up by place. the golden state warriors are up by one point. eight minutes remaining.
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quiet on the weather front. the weather remains settled for the rest of the week but that doesn't necessarily mean the skies are clear. this is a picture from yesterday. it was pretty cloudy in the south—east. it felt quite chilly as well. on the other side of the country in st ives, it was beautiful. this sky could almost be in the caribbean. stunning weather there in cornwall. this is the satellite picture. the weather front is heading our way towards the north—west. high pressure not just across the uk but across france and into parts of spain and portugal as well, many parts of western europe at the moment are in a spell of settled and dry weather. that is certainly the case across the uk through the course of the night and into early thursday. in the south, under the clear skies, temperatures will dip down close to freezing, for example cardiff will barely be above freezing. that means that under the clear
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skies we could see mist and fog with those dipping temperatures, particularly across the south—west of the country. only patchy fog here and there, but that can still be dangerous, so take it steady if you're travelling early in the morning. elsewhere across the uk it will start off sunny and crisp, but clouds are expected to build. maybe turning quite cloudy in some areas across the south—east. temperatures will still get up to about 16 in newcastle, 15 in aberdeen. in stornoway, where we have winds off the atlantic, more cloud and maybe some spots of rain, only 10 or 11. friday's weather forecast, again, weather fronts just brushing the north—west of scotland, bringing outbreaks of rain, some for the northern isles too. the vast majority of the country should at the very least have a bright day. most temperatures a degree higher — 17 in london, possibly as far north as hull. pleasantly warm for many of us come friday. friday into saturday, there is a change on the way. this weather front will be moving across the uk, and remember, fronts separate milder
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warm air from cold air that comes in from the north. the winds switch direction into scotland and also northern ireland. that means cold air out of the north arrives here. temperatures will drop and we could be talking only single figures across much of scotland and northern ireland, possibly even one or two wintry showers in the north. in the south, not quite so chilly. 1a degrees expected in london. come sunday, the cold front will have moved through, in fact, reaching the english channel. that means we are all in the fresh air. high pressure also over us, that means drier weather, chillier weather, temperatures on sunday only around 12 degrees. after rising at the end of the week they're going down for the weekend. bye— bye.
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