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this is bbc news. the headlines. jeremy hunt tells his fellow conservative leadership candidate borisjohnson to conservative leadership candidate boris johnson to man conservative leadership candidate borisjohnson to man up and face him inatv borisjohnson to man up and face him in a tv debate this week. a man is sentenced to life in prison for pushing one man onto the tracks of the london underground and trying to do the same to another. senior facebook executive nick clegg says the company should play a mature role in advocating rather than shunning regulation. president trump imposes new sanctions against iran as tensions continue to rise between the countries. john prescott is in hospital following suffering a
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stroke. in a moment it will be time for sports day but first a look at what else is coming up tonight on bbc news. we will be speaking to the chair of the digital culture media and sport committee who led an enquiry into facebook after the tech company said it should play more of a role in supporting regulation rather than shunning it. and as he prepares to make a return to the glastonbury stage, we hearfrom liam gallagher talks of the bbc about family, feuding and feuding and politics. and later we bring you tomorrow's front pages with a times political correspondent in the guardian's deputy political editor. all i had on bbc news but now it is time for sports day.
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welcome to sportsday. fan fury as the newcastle manager bids the club farewell and prepares to swap the north—east for the far east. usa and spain battling for a place in the women's world cup semifinal, a cracker so far. fifa says it is looking into cameron's behaviour following their match against england. also coming up, bangladesh beat afghanistan in the cricket world cup to move within a point of england. the england openerjason roy is ruled out but could be back in contention at the weekend.
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welcome to the programme. we start with the news that newcastle united are looking for a new manager after confirming that rafael benitez will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the month. in just over three years at st james park the spaniard led the club back to the premier league as well as mid—table finishes in his last two seasons. mid—table finishes in his last two seasons. in a time of little glory, rafael benitez was hope. newcastle's figure of stability in three years of ups, downs, rebellions and rows. the anger towards owner mike ashley in the boardroom contrasted with the love towards the dugout but the relationship between the two could not hold. today the club said it was with this appointment we announce manager rafael benitez will leave newcastle united upon the expiry of his contract. we have worked hard to extend his contract over a significant period of time but it has not been and will not be possible to reach an agreement with him and his representatives. it had
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been a coup back in march 2016 when newcastle, headed for relegation, signed up and his, a champions league winning manager. he couldn't keep them up but brought back optimism, a ray of light that spread over the next season in the championship. they went up as championship. they went up as champions and although there was little money to spend he led them to tenth and then 13th in the premier league. he could only defy the time so league. he could only defy the time so long and as the season ebbed he made it clear he needed money. so long and as the season ebbed he made it clear he needed moneylj came made it clear he needed money.” came here because i could obviously see the potential and i wanted to see the potential and i wanted to see the potential and i wanted to see the team competing to be on the seventh position, or between seventh and tenth and see where we are, but at the moment, if you analyse the transfer fees and wages, we would like to compete and stay close. while benitez said it diplomatically it was being screened more
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forcefully by newcastle fans. the owner says he wants to sell the club but rumours of takeovers haven't become anything. the terrace anger could be muffled by the achievements on the pitch until now. he has been asking for what he believes is necessary for the club to progress. that would be investment on the pitch, players and so on, but also of the pitch. we are playing catch up of the pitch. we are playing catch up now and if we don't start with the best we are falling further and further behind and unfortunately thatis further behind and unfortunately that is what is going to happen. tonight, a group of newcastle fans are making their views on the club direction clear. the feeling that in losing the neat as they have lost much more than a manager. we will be live to newcastle later in sports day to speak to a reporter outside stjames day to speak to a reporter outside st james park. the day to speak to a reporter outside stjames park. the action day to speak to a reporter outside st james park. the action today at the women's world cup is under way with spain taking on reigning
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champions and tournament favourites usa. we can head to paris where our sports reporter is multitasking by preparing for the game between sweden and canada tonight. while also keeping an eye on this game taking place 100 miles east of the french capital. it has been quite a game so far? inconceivable that either of these sites could go out at this stage but so far advantage america? yes. just in the last couple of minutes, usa have taken the lead but this game has really surprised everybody. everyone would have expected usa to sweep past the spanish side. let me show the action so spanish side. let me show the action so far. early on it was a penalty which put the us up with just seven minutes gone. happy days for the usa but two minutes later, the thing thatis but two minutes later, the thing that is the big? about this current
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us squad. their defence and goalkeeper, and a pass out, who didn't really realise where the ball was coming and spain intercepted and thenit was coming and spain intercepted and then it was jenny was coming and spain intercepted and then it wasjenny her moser who put up then it wasjenny her moser who put upa then it wasjenny her moser who put up a fabulous finish to equalise for spain. spain have really been putting it to the us side. a great match to watch and they have been controlling the ball well. usa struggling to get a hold of the ball. not looked as sharp as they have been but in the last couple of minutes another penalty awarded for the usa, another file minutes another penalty awarded for the usa, anotherfile on one of minutes another penalty awarded for the usa, another file on one of the usa's players and megan stepped up again to take that penalty, coolly slotting it home to put them 2—1 up. slight concerns that both goals have come from the penalty spot when they we re come from the penalty spot when they were so come from the penalty spot when they were so free scoring in the group stages. they could find it tough to hold on against the spanish side
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thatis hold on against the spanish side that is providing more of a challenge than predicted. and still ten months to go in that game of normal time, as you say a great game but one thing you're watching tonight, sweden against canada. this isa tonight, sweden against canada. this is a tough one to call in terms of quality between the two sides? this is the most difficult. i cannot call it and is the most difficult. i cannot call itandi is the most difficult. i cannot call it and i cannot find anybody else in all the various press packs we have seen around here call this game. they are probably the two most evenly matched teams and also very similar teams evenly matched teams and also very similarteams in evenly matched teams and also very similar teams in terms of their style of play. brilliant defensive performances from both of them so far, may be slight concerns about how ruthless and clinical they are in attack, very patient teams, they counter well. you wonder, baring it all in mind, whether it might end up asa all in mind, whether it might end up as a goalless draw, last time out it was in canada went on to win on penalties. that was at the algarve
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cup. we are hoping for more entertainment tonight but spare a thought for two players, for sure, such a legend of the women's game for sweden, champions league winner. she will step away, this will be her last world cup. she may hold on to the olympics next year, and also christine st clair. playing on her fifth world cup for canada, just two goals of that record of international goals, 184 that usa holds, she is on 182, but one of their tournaments is going to end tonight but nobody knows which it is going to be! we will soon find out. enjoy the game. we're going to stay with the women's world cup and focus on england. they're preparing for a quarter—final with norway on thursday in le havre — but there has still been some fallout from their 3—nil win over cameroon yesterday. we can cross to jane dougall
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now in northern france. a number of incidents took place in the game and fifa have now confirmed that they are taking a look at them? yes, a very brief statement from fifa, that they are looking into the situation and the behaviour of the cameroon players, but a more robust response from the confederation of african football. they are president of the women's committee told us that it was an embarrassing situation and went on to say that yesterday's match reflected badly not only on african women's football but african football on the whole. it is an issue that will be addressed and dealt with at the appropriate levels of governance. some pundits have said that the cameroon players were very emotional and we should remember that they are not professional footballers but there are many nations competing at this world cup not from a professional set up and we have never seen professional set up and we have never seen this type of behaviour at
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the women's game at international level, threatening to walk off the pitch, refusing to restart the game because they were not happy with decisions, and putting on some very dangerous challenges in the first few minutes and then on the captain as well, in the dying minutes, i spoke to steph immediately after the match. she said that her uncle was all right but she will assessed at some point today or tomorrow. we will be hearing from steph horton than just will be hearing from steph horton thanjust a will be hearing from steph horton than just a minute will be hearing from steph horton thanjust a minute but will be hearing from steph horton than just a minute but first, will be hearing from steph horton thanjust a minute but first, here is toni duggan on that very challenging match. they were physical, that is what we expect. it is about playing different nations and cultures and it was a difficult task but we have overcome it now and are on a roll now with momentum and it will be a difficult one against norway. it was a bit confusing at the time but at the same time just about trying to get my players focused and ready and making sure we got through the quarterfinal so far as we are really happy. three or
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four days now is to recover and make sure we are right to go against norway. good news that she should be 0kfor norway. good news that she should be ok for that game but all the focus is on that one, to get to the last four. norway are a very tricky opponent, ardently? yes, the norway game will be completely different from last night against cameroon. a very experienced squad and technically gifted and a number of the england squad will know a few of the england squad will know a few of the norway players, especially their captain because she is a midfielder for chelsea. she won the league with chelsea and the fa cup and also maria, a defenderfor chelsea, and it is really good to see her at this tournament because she was out for about six months with a serious head injury, you concussion. you can probably see that the weather here isn't quite so nice as it was last night, 30 degrees before that match, and here, a little bit cooler,
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raining as well. the players might be quite relieved after the searing temperature. the team hotel is down the speech and they have got a down day tomorrow, so a little bit of time to explore and potentially go onto the beach. if you have the players are being assessed after that very physical game last night. some of them i suspect might have some bumps and bruises which might need some attention and they will of course be getting into shape again and preparing for thursday's match against norway. great game ahead. we move against norway. great game ahead. we m ove o nto against norway. great game ahead. we move onto the cup in bangladesh have beaten afghanistan to go just one point behind england. despite three defeats on the tournament the bangladesh side still had plenty of leave their site to qualify for the
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semifinals. they were playing in afghanistan team who had lost every match so far. the tigers have the leading run scorer of the competition and he led the fightback in southampton. when he was bamboozled by the spin of the 18—year—old, the afghans had a renewed sense of hope. he quickly went about dispatching the ball to all corners of the ground. the wickets continued to fall and some good death bowling restricted bangladesh to 262. after coming so close to upsetting india on saturday the afghan openers knew a good start was essential in the heat of the south coast. they survived the first ten overs before the easiest of catches. the afghans were scoring at less tha n catches. the afghans were scoring at less than four an over. the occasional flurry. when less than four an over. the occasionalflurry. when he was dismissed, the afghanistan belief started to fade. wickets continued
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to tumble. the tigers were on the prowl. there was a sense of inevitability is the valiant effort of the minnows came to an end as bangladesh closed in on victory. they revived their hopes of making the last four while afghanistan wait for their first the last four while afghanistan wait for theirfirst win the last four while afghanistan wait for their first win continues. england will be without —— england will be without star batsman jason roy again tomorrow at lords as they play australia. he's still recovering from a hamstring injury. england themselves are trying to recover from their shock defeat to sri lanka in their last match, their second defeat of the tournament. joe wilson has been speaking to both captains. it is england versus australia at lord's but let's consider the debt jeopardy for england in this match. they will be missing out on the knockout stages in their own world cup. what role though the home crowd
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to play. we have already seen them instruct their fans not to boo steve smith and david warner for their pa rt smith and david warner for their part in the scandal during this tournament. what role will they play? do you think it is your role to give any kind of indication your instruction to the crowd as to how to behave with the australians? they paid a lot of money and i suppose they can do... sport is beautiful in many ways because it attracts people from far and wide. i think people can get carried away with home support and away support. things throughout the tournament, everybody has had support on the ground, if not more so than the home team. has had support on the ground, if not more so than the home teamm will probably be the same tomorrow. do you feel that you have to, after what happened in the last game, prove you can win matches under pressure? guys have performed under pressure? guys have performed under pressure for a very long time, the pressure for a very long time, the pressure of being favourites for the
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last two years, away from home and at home. no question about reducing under pressure. australia's captain is expecting an aggressive response on the pitch and as for an aggressive reception from england fans, basically, no worries. if anything it has given them a bit more motivation. as a player you don't tend to hear a lot of stuff from the fans. you hear noise at times but not specifics. i am sure thatis times but not specifics. i am sure that is the last thing on their mind as they're walking out to bat, if a handful of people or the whole stadium are doing. it hasn't made any difference to how hard they worked the ball, how hardly doubt themselves are anything like that. let's get back to remembering that while england were chasing against sri lanka, and australia's last match, david warner made 186. there isa match, david warner made 186. there is a lot to look forward to hear at lord's. let's get a quick round—up
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of the other stories. world number one ashleigh barty has pulled out of the tennis at least for now she manages an ongoing arm injury. meanwhile, world number three karolina pliskova one 6—36— three to reach the last 16. you can watch live coverage from eastbourne on the bbc sport website. in the africa cup of nations the ivory coast beat south africa to go level with morocco at the top of group d. 0ne goal in the game to give the two—time winners victory in cairo. announced this afternoon that italy will host the 2026 winter olympics and paralympics. skating and ice hockey will be held in the land with most alpine skiing in cortina. they beat stockholm to stage the event. and a controversial fundraising beat stockholm to stage the event. and a controversialfundraising page
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