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despite theresa may's deal being rejected three times by mps there could be a fourth vote this week. in other news, teachers and nurses could be legally obliged to warn about young people at risk of violence — that's one of the ideas being discussed at a knife crime summit today. the bbc has learned that birmingham prison is being permanently taken back into public ownership in a move which will end gas's involvement with the jail. the minimum wage goes up in what is in effect a pay rise for two million workers. but at the same time a string of household bills have gone up too. in a moment it will be time for sportsday. but first a look at what else is coming up this evening on bbc news. on beyond 100 days — christian fraser is live from westminster as mps debate 4 alternative brexit proposals in a bit to break
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the deadlock over brexit. voting begins at 8 o'clock and we'll bring you the latest live from the house of commons. at10:40pm and again at 10:1i0pm and again at 11:30pm, lucy fisher from the times and sebastien payne from the ftjoin me for the papers. that's all ahead on bbc news. now on bbc news it's time for sportsday hello you're watching sportsday with me, reshmin chowdhury. the headlines tonight. how do you solve a problem like morelos? the columbian is banned forfour matches after a fifth red card, in a fiesty old firm. we'll be at the emirates, where arsenal can leapfrog spurs into the premier league top 4 if they beat newcastle tonight. and it's been a strange weekend for boxer david price, who was bitten on the way to a heavyweight win. he done what he done to get out of
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the fight and get disqualified. he was spent by the time this happened. also coming up in the programme: we talk concussion in rugby union. wales and scarlets full—back leigh halfpenny admits he feared that concussion might end his career after suffering a head injury last year. and we'll show you what happened when movie starjackie chan channelled his inner big break, and had a go at a trick shot. hello and welcome to sportsday. welcome to the programme. we start tonight in scotland and the inevitable fallout from what was another fiesty, tempestuous old firm derby. rangers were beaten 2—1 by celtic. they also lost two men as andy halliday and alfredo morelos
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were both sent off, the latter getting a four match ban for his fifth red card of the scottish premiership season. the columbian‘s goals have been vital to rangers‘ resurgence, but he'll now miss four of their last seven matches, and his behaviour is now testing the most patient of minds at ibrox. patrick gearey reports. red is undoubtedly alfredo mirallas‘s colour. in the furious heat of the old firm derby, he was sent off for a fifth time this season. sent off for a fifth time this season. he had reacted to a slight trip from celtic‘s scott brown, who surely knew the colombian forward is literally too often a striker. rangers lost to— one and their manager lost patience. steven gerard said afterwards, i have gone above and beyond. i have backed him more than enough and i can't defend him anymore. he now has more red than team—mate ryan jack anymore. he now has more red than team—mate ryanjack picked up last season, although two of those were rescinded. sergio ramos is this season's most prolific offender, 25
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in his career, while morelos‘s record means someone to in his career, while morelos‘s record means someone to pull the plug. he is a liability for rangers, and it is undoubtedly harder for them to go and get the result without him. he needs help. he keeps reoffending, he needs professional help. morelos is not simply a hard man. he has spoken of his pride at representing his family back in colombia and promised to help them after his little sister died. when still on the pitch, he has managed an impressive 29 goals in all competitions this season, so can that temper be tamed? the behaviours that temper be tamed? the behaviours that have led to him getting booked and sent off show he is lacking in emotional control, but as an employer, there are things the foot ball clu b employer, there are things the football club can do to better support him, and those are perhaps to do an education piece to support him both on the pitch and behind—the—scenes. him both on the pitch and behind-the-scenes. but this is the environment he must learn in. if he can't keep his head when all around
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are losing theirs, this summer he may once again be off. patrick geary, bbc news. a lot to talk about, pat nevin was pa rt a lot to talk about, pat nevin was part of the radio 5live commentary tea m part of the radio 5live commentary team at celtic park. good to have you with us. a four match ban for him. he is so gifted, so fiery, but how to solve a problem like morelos? it is incredibly difficult. steven gerard talking about him in the game afterwards said he would try everything he possibly could, in fa ct everything he possibly could, in fact he has done just about everything he could so far. and morelos has let him down once again. he is young, yes, he is a bit excitable, we know he has a certain type of personality, but the player is worth a lot of money but his value is now diminishing, and steven gerard looks as if he has run out of patience. if he can't control himself, he has let his team and manager and fans down as often as he
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does, five red cards in 17 yellow cards in one season, the lack of control is just not good enough for a top—level professional footballer. he has to learn, but we've been saying that for quite some time, and i don't think they will be any complaint about the ban by rangers, certainly not by steven gerard. he has basically run out of patience, understandably. have you ever been pa rt understandably. have you ever been part of a team with an unruly player in it? have you ever been part of the hierarchy with an unruly player? what has been the approach in that circumstance? i don't know if i have beenin circumstance? i don't know if i have been ina circumstance? i don't know if i have been in a team without one. there are always one or two. you have different personalities within a group, sometimes it is immaturity and sometimes theyjust have a short fuse, and you try everything. you talk to them as much as possible and work with the players around them during the game to keep them calm as much as you possibly can, but you hope that maturity kicks in. in times gone by, if you find somebody a week's wages, that would generally
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hurt enough, but that doesn't seem to have at the same effect now, because financially players are so well off, so you have to think of other ways. there is the possibility he might have to go and get him some professional help, anger management courses, those sorts of things. but in the end it is usually maturity. steven gerard was talking after the game about how many similarities he saw between morelos and luis suarez, and remember luis suarez himself had so and remember luis suarez himself had so many difficulties himself even at liverpool, he beat them, but it took a long time to get beyond those problems. but even steven gerard himself lost it once or twice, so he understands the pressure, particularly in these big games. but it still isn't any excuse. this one could rumble on a bit. great to talk to you, thank you very much for joining us. there was controversy south of the border too, in what was a busy weekend in the premier league. here's joe lynskey.
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the race for the premier league title changed hands yet again yesterday, with liverpool now out in front at the top having played an extra match, but it was the day's earlier game on sunday which produced an incident that's really opened up debate this week. cardiff city, deep in relegation trouble, were denied a win at home to chelsea thanks to two late goals, the first of which from cesar azpilicueta, clearly headed in from an offside position. that saw cardiff's furious manager neil warnock have an extraordinary stand off with the officials at full—time. he opted for staring them down. he's had plenty of disciplinary cases brought against him in his career for his treatment of referees but even though he went for the silent stare down approach this time it could still lead to retrospective punishment from the fa. he wasn't so silent on the issue in his post match thoughts. it's the biggest, the best league in the world, and probably the worst
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officials. i don't know what they teach the linesman, because i have seen so many. teach the linesman, because i have seen so many. it is difficult to say, because what can i say about my lads? they were brilliant today, made for a great game to watch, which is what we wanted, we didn't wa nt to which is what we wanted, we didn't want to sit behind the ball, and things like that. and itjust kicks you in the teeth. so strong words from neil warnock and some even stronger comments in his radio interviews. it was this comment to the bbc‘s senior football reporter ian dennis saying that had he punched the referee, his wife wouldn't have stopped him. that has led to some people asking if that kind of condemnation is too far amid stories of intimidation and violence towards referees at grass roots level. that result has left them five points off the bottom at the table, and at the top, this is how it looks in the race for the title now.
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liverpool's victory over spurs leaving mauricio pochettino's side clinging on to their place in the top four and champions league qualification. the winner liverpool scored came thanks to an error from tottenham's world cup winning goalkeeper hugo lloris, lloris's gift to liverpool was the back page headline in the times this morning. now it's not his first mistake this season for spurs, and for one pundit this one could be the final straw. i think he's had a difficult couple of seasons, i don't think it's one season. he's 32 years of age, he has a world cup winner, he was at the clu b a world cup winner, he was at the club when i was there in 2012, and he should be at the peak of his powers. if anything he looks more nervous than he did when we turned up nervous than he did when we turned up at the club, and we go through it as players. it is a decision i feel the need to be made to ensure, they have got to get over the line.
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so jermaine jenas calling for spurs to show a ruthless streak in their team selection when it comes to lloris, jenas points to the positive performance of their sub keeper paulo gazzaniga, who's got appearances mainly in the cup competitions this season. forjenas he should get the nod for their next match, the problem is that one is historic for spurs, the first in their new stadium on wednesday night and one that the long—serving lloris will definitely want to be a part of. before i go, one more football story today to bring you from the championship today. steve mcclaren's time in charge of queens park rangers has come to an end. he's been dismissed after less than a year in charge with the side on a dreadful run this year. they were two points off the play—off places on boxing day but one win in 15 games has seen them slip to 17th, eight points above the relegation zone. and it leaves mcclaren, the former england manager, at anotherjunction in his career.
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he had her pretty ill—fated spell as england manager. but he rebuilt his reputation on the continent. you wonder if he may have to do something similar before he's given another chance in english football's top two tiers. he may have to look to the continent again. thank you very much. one match in the premier league tonight, and arsenal could leap—frog spurs and manchester united to go third if they beat newcastle. conor mcnamara is part of 5 live's commentary team at the emirates. it could potentially be a big evening for arsenal. should they win they could go above manchester united and tottenham and into the premier league's top three, which would be a clear sign of improvement under a would be a clear sign of improvement undera unai would be a clear sign of improvement under a unai emery. would be a clear sign of improvement undera unai emery. arsenaltonight looking for their tenth consecutive home win, to put that in context, liverpool haven't gone ten wins in a row this season, and manchester city
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haven't done it. arsenal over the decades have done it, but even in the invincible 2003, 2004, never went into double figures in terms of consecutive home wins in the league, so consecutive home wins in the league, so unai emery can show things are going in the right direction. a win tonight and they be on 63 points, the finishing tally under are wenger last season, but will it be enough to ensure that arsenal will be in the champions league for next season? tonight's visitors, newcastle, are breathing a little easier, that controversial and late defeat for cardiff yesterday means that cushion above the relegation zone looks quite healthy now, seven points clear with seven games to play. but this is a stadium that rafa benitez hasn't fared well at. any game away against arsenal, whether at the emirates or here, they have never won. it was a strange weekend for boxer david price.
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he won his all—british heavyweight fight against kash ali in liverpool, but only after ali was disqualified for biting. he's had his boxing licence suspended, and lost his fight purse too. price says it's something he's never experienced in the ring before. it was a strange sensation while you are ina it was a strange sensation while you are in a boxing ring to feel someone's teeth sink into you. it first happened in the third round when i was against the ropes, he bit my left arm, and i told the referee, obviously, because when you are fighting, you are in the moment, i forgot it had happened, and then he sunk them in again when he rugby tackled me to the floor in the fifth round, so it was bizarre. i didn't really know how to respond to it. but, you know, it has made a lot of noise, that's for sure. and that is someone noise, that's for sure. and that is someone that you have a loan for a long time, used to spar together as kids. how out of character was it to do that, and why do you think he did? i've known him for a couple of
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yea rs, did? i've known him for a couple of years, and we've sparred with each other, and i only know him on that level, i don't really know him well enough to say whether it is out of character. but from my own experiences of him, it was. when he came up in the first week, the press conference got a bit fiery. there was a bit of back and forth from both of us, and that may have got under his skin, and that is why he has gone in the ring. he had a look in his eyes like a bit of a madman before the fight, and i was nice and cool and calm, despite the tension in the build—up. but ultimately for me, he done what he done to get out of the fight and get disqualified, rather than be knocked out, because he was spent by the time this happened. and it was the easy way out for him, to get disqualified. he thought i would be the one to grit in the fight, and it has turned out to be himself. he has had his
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licence suspended for now. what in your mind would be an appropriate punishment? i don't know, to be honest. the boxing board, it is up to them. they provide him with a boxing licence on the premise that he is going to fight like a professional sportsman and stick to the rules, and he hasn't. he has broke the code of conduct, and it is up broke the code of conduct, and it is up to them to do whatever they are going to do, whether it is throw the book at him and make an example of him orgive him book at him and make an example of him or give him a bit of a lengthy ban, i don't know. but all i know is that it doesn't happen very often in boxing, and people should understand that, you know, he is one of very few people who would do such a thing ina boxing few people who would do such a thing in a boxing ring. although he did bite me, i believe he could have actually bit me worse than he did. i think he could have gone in deeper, but he didn't actually want to hurt me, in my mind. i think hejust
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wa nted me, in my mind. i think hejust wanted to do enough of the referee to say, it's over. that's what i think. but as i say, the board will decide, and i'm happy tojust move on and forget about it, to be honest, because i've got to move on with my career and move on to bigger things. 0k. let's look at some of the day's other sport news stories. players at bolton wanderers are refusing to train for 48 hours. it's after staff at the championship club weren't paid their salaries on time for the second month in a row. india have topped the world test rankings for a third year in a row. that means they win the test championship title and with it the million dollar prize. england finished fifth. great britain won their first game in the pro league as the olympic champions beat the united states 3—1 in the fih pro league. points count towards olympic qualifications you have those high—quality games throughout the whole year rather
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than just throughout the whole year rather thanjust in throughout the whole year rather than just in small condensed time within a tournament, so we are co nsta ntly within a tournament, so we are constantly having to adapt because of having to travel. so it is all really important learning and experience for us as a squad, and the games that you can play and win ultimately builds momentum for the squad. the wales full—back leigh halfpenny says he was worried that a head injury had ended his career. halfpenny was out for three months after being concussed in wales' test against australia in november, and he's played three matches for scarlets since getting the all—clear at the beginning of february. concussion remains one of the biggest issues in rugby union at the moment, and halfpenny says it's a very difficult to recover from. once the headaches started getting a bit better, i started trying to do a bit better, i started trying to do a bit of exercise, on the bike, or going for a jog, but the headaches didn't want to go away, theyjust ke pt didn't want to go away, theyjust kept coming back. i tried training andl kept coming back. i tried training and i would have headaches and dizziness. and then yeah, i would
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have to rest for a few days. and then try it again. but itjust kept happening. at one stage i wasn't too sure when i was going to come back. it was frustrating to have to deal with. yeah, probably one of the most frustrating injuries to have had, really, with the uncertainty of it. but gradually over time, i saw a specialist up in birmingham, and took advice from him up there, and gradually the head started getting better and i was able to do more training and progress my training and eventually doing the six nations, really, and the headaches kind of stopped. olympic curling medallist eve muirhead says she has to be "better than before" if she's to realise her dream of winning another olympic medal. she won bronze for great britain at sochi in 2014, but has been
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struggling with a hip injury and missed out on last month's world curling championships. jane lewis has been to meet her. pushing herself in the gym, and at times it hurts. and as well as fighting back from hip surgery, the tea m fighting back from hip surgery, the team skip is determined to bounce back from her world championship disappointment. it was really tough sitting at home watching the world championships, and i found sitting at home watching the world championships, and ifound it really difficult. it definitely has spurred me on difficult. it definitely has spurred meona difficult. it definitely has spurred me on a lot, and it has made me realise that maybe i do need to step it up more on and off the ice, and reset, so i'm actually looking forward to going forward, and i have had some great chats with the rest of my team over the last few weeks, and asa of my team over the last few weeks, and as a team we will come back a lot stronger. but missing out on the world came with its frustrations. initially team muirhead were told they would be heading to denmark, because tim jackson who had won the scottish championships had previous commitments. but a controversial u—turn put paid to that.
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commitments. but a controversial u-turn put paid to that. is an athlete, all i want

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