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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  April 29, 2019 1:45am-2:01am BST

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and petra kvitova warms up for the french open by claiming the stuttgart grand prix. hello and welcome to the programme where we start with the footballing news that manchester city are just two wins away from retaining their premier league title after sergio aguero‘s goal gave his side a scrappy 1—0 win at burnley. aguero‘s 6ath—minute goal was given via goal—line technology and this match was seen as a potential banana skin but since going out of the champions league, city have beaten tottenham at home, as well as manchester united and burnley away leaving pep guardiola's side within touching distance of beating liverpool to the title. for the first bit we didn't create too much. a little bit but not too
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much. of course, it is what it is. we knew, we know these kinds of games you play with the tension you don't have for the rest of the season don't have for the rest of the season but with the two points we have,is season but with the two points we have, is incredible. the same was said last month. we have to win our two games in the next one is lester. so manchester city are a point ahead of liverpool at the top with their destiny in their own hands with two games to go. chelsea stay fourth, two points ahead of arsenal and three ahead of manchester united after their draw which was helped by another mistake from goalkeeper david de gea, but his manager refused to criticise the spaniard. you know when you are a goalkeeper ora you know when you are a goalkeeper or a striker, you are always in the spotlight. any time you miss it or you score, you get bad or good headlines. when they make great
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saves, they are in the spotlight for the right reasons and then now he is going through a period where he probably feels he could have done better but no, i don't have any worries about him because he is a strong character. in germany there's been another twist at the top of the bundesliga. just as you thought borussia dortmund had blown their chances with saturday's defeat to schalke. the leaders bayern munich have surprisingly dropped points at home to second from bottom nuremberg. bayern needed an equaliser 15 minutes from time from serge gnabry to salvage a point. to add to the drama nuremberg missed a penalty in stoppage time. the result does extend bayern‘s lead over dortmund to two points however with three matches remaining. milan's hopes of qualifying for next season's champions league have taken a hit after they were beaten 2—0 at torino dropping them to 7th. torino led i—o through a andrea belotti penalty just before the hour mark and then
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alex berenguer doubled the lead 11 minutes later before it got worse for the rossioneri when alessio romagnoli was given a straight red for unsportsmanlike conduct. there are now three points separating the five clubs vying for fourth spot with four games remaining. in spain — real madrid have been beaten 1—0 at rayo vallecano taking the host side off the bottom of the table while real remain third. adri embarba scored the decisive penalty in the 23rd minute after the referee reviewed a challenge. rayo who move to second from bottom are nowjust six points from safety with three games remaining while all three clubs below real madrid also lost. three time defending champions olympique lyonnais are through to the women's champions league final after a 3—2 aggregate win over chelsea. leading 2—1 from the first leg, lyon went further ahead through eugenie le sommer‘s deflected shot. chelsea hit back with ji so—yun's superb free—kick but the french team go through to a fourth straight final and their eighth since 2010 where they'll play barcelona who accounted for bayern munich.
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translation: we are very happy with oui’ translation: we are very happy with our teamwork. we think the team did really well doing both legs of this semi—final. we knew how to suffer which is also very important during this type of match. knew they would create their chances of well so we had to be very strong in our defence and sees our opportunities. both here and at their stadium to win this knockout stage. valterri bottas is back on top of the formula one drivers championship after winning the azerbaijan grand prix. it was a mercedes one two as the finn finished 1.5 seconds ahead of his teammate lewis hamilton. more disappointment for ferrari though, as sebastian vettel finished third asjoe lynskey reports: right now at fi, no team could put mercedes in the shade. their two drivers have been i—
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mercedes in the shade. their two drivers have been 1— two in every grand prix this season. four races m, grand prix this season. four races in, it feels a two horse race. once again, valtteri bottas and lewis hamilton were racing from the front and in the fight for the first corner, altera bottasjust held onto his lead. the question from their was where challenges would come from —— valtteri bottas. and from ferrari of late, technical progress but no results. charles leclerc fought back to the cusp of the lead but staying out of the pit saw his prospects slip away. is this race reached a climax, it was a familiar finish. this time for valtteri bottas, the first turn would prove the difference. on a track hamilton says he doesn't enjoy, he had to settle for second but this year in this sport, one team and two drivers do all the celebrating. it was a tough
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race all the celebrating. it was a tough ra ce eve n all the celebrating. it was a tough race even though maybe not much happening. lewis was putting pressure all the time so i couldn't do any mistakes but honestly, everything was under control so i am happy to see the chequered flag and get this first place. world number three petra kvitova beat anett kontaveit in straight sets 6—3, 7—6 to win the stuttgart grand prix on sunday. it was the czech‘s second title in 2019 following victory at the sydney international injanuary and comes just a month before the start of the french open. i'm very pleased with my performance today. it was always something different compared to other matches. it was a great one today. played many times with anna before. she gave me a hard time today and i was happy that i was able to make it and especially in the second, she had to set points and it was pretty difficult. while dominic thiem defeated daniil medvedev 6—4, 6—0 to win the barcelona open. the austrian third seed cruised
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to victory for his second title of the year, adding to his triumph in indian wells last month and celebrated in a unique way. in nfl news — it's being reported new york giants draft pick corey ballentine was injured in an off—campus shooting on sunday morning in kansas. the university of washburn confirmed that ballentine's former teammate, dwane simmons, also aged 23, was killed in the shooting. police said ballentine suffered non—life—threatening injuries. the giants drafted the cornerback with the 180th pick in the sixth round of the nfl draft on saturday. kyrie irving had 26 points and ii assists as the boston celtics cruised past the milwaukee bucks 112—90 to win the opening match of their eastern conference semi—final. boston controlled the game for long stretches as they kept the eastern conference top seeds at arms length throughout. mvp candidate giannis,
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who scored 22 points but shotjust 7 for 21 was kept relatively quiet which subdued the bucks offense with game 2 also in milwaukee on tuesday. wright in the nhl ‘s, a 2—0 lead. the new york side had a home advantage for the 15th time. it opened with two losses for the first time. game three is wednesday night in north carolina. ding junhui will take a 9 frames to 7 lead into the final session of his last 16 match againstjudd trump at the world snooker championship on monday. ding had been 5—3 down against trump before sunday's session but he made breaks of 81, 55 and 60 to establish a two—frame
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lead going into monday evening's final session. onto cycling where jakob fuglsang won the liege—bastogne—liege, cycling's oldest classic, after a solo breakaway in the closing part of sunday's race. at the age of 3a, it was the first major victory for the dane. the astana rider shook off the last challengers while almost shaking himself off his own bike, over the arduous 256—kilometre trek across the wooded hills of the ardennes in southern belgium and easily held on to win by 27 seconds over italian davide formolo. it may have been a kenya double at the london marathon as eliud kipchoge won the men's and brigid kosgei the women's event but this coming up was a guinness book of world records effort. completing a marathon dressed as big ben — but then you can't get across the finish line. this athlete was attempting the fastest marathon time dressed as a landmark and encountered some difficulty at the finish line. maybe a lesson for us all there. don't forget your measuring tape next time. you can get all the latest sports news at our website —
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that's bbc.com/sport. but from me tulsen tollett and the rest of the sport today team, goodbye. hello there. a weekend that began with wind and rain ended on a relatively quiet note across most parts of the uk. that is how we start the new working week, with some dry weather for most of us. western areas will see some rain, and that will slowly spread eastwards over the next few days. could be some fog patches to contend with, and for a time, butjust for a time, it will turn a little bit warmer. this is what's going on — the view from space, the satellite picture from a little earlier on. you can see a few stripes of cloud pushing in from the west, but all these frontal systems making very, very slow progress, so this monday morning really only dragged across the far west of the uk. elsewhere, high pressure in charge, very light winds, hence we have some mist and fog patches around. they should tend to clear through the morning, and in most places monday will bring some spells of sunshine. best of the sunshine likely to be found across scotland. but remember, that front in the west still dangling its way down into northern ireland, west wales, the south—west of england,
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with some patchy rain at times. here, relatively cool — 12 in belfast, 13 degrees in plymouth, but come further east we'll be up into the mid—teens, maybe 18 or 19 degrees across some parts of scotland. then we go through monday night, and we'll continue to see these areas of cloud and patchy rain in the west. perhaps some heavier rain reaching northern ireland later in the night, elsewhere some clear spells, some mist and fog patches, also some low cloud rolling in from the north sea. most of us not having a particularly chilly night, maybe parts of eastern england and eastern scotland getting relatively close to freezing. so we get down into tuesday, and it's more of the same, to all intents and purposes. still some rain in the west, heavier rain for northern ireland, maybe fringing into northern scotland, the far west of wales and cornwall later in the day. further east some spells of sunshine, and for many of us tuesday will be the warmest day of the week, with highs between 17—20 degrees. i say tuesday will be the warmest day of the week, because that warmth is not going to last. as we move out of tuesday into wednesday, this front which will have been in the west eventually moves its way eastwards, taking cloud and showery rain with it. the rain will be quite sporadic, quite on—and—off, there's some uncertainty about how quickly this band of cloud and rain will slide its way eastwards.
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but ahead of this band of cloud and rain, this frontal system, there will still be some holding on across the south—east corner. temperatures here could get close to 20 degrees. but behind the weather front, this is where things start to change. it turns much cooler and fresher from the north—west, that cooler feel extending to all parts on thursday, and by friday it could potentially feel very chilly indeed, with northerly winds across the uk, and showers for some of us.
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