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and public debate here and abroad. the us house of representatives votes to condemn president donald trump for racist comments aimed at four congress women. and in the netball world cup, england looks set for the semifinals after beating trinidad and tobago 72-46. in after beating trinidad and tobago 72—46. in a moment it be sportsday, but first a look at what else is coming up this evening on bbc news. the latest on the donald trump racist tweets row in beyond 100 days as democrats vote in the next few hours whether or not to impeach him. the race to become conservative leader and next prime minister enters its last stretch as boris johnson and jeremy hunt prepare to ta ke johnson and jeremy hunt prepare to take part in the final hustings of the campaign. full coverage live from east london this evening. that is from 7:30pm. at 10:a0pm and 11:30pm, a look at tomorrow's front
pages with baroness new love, and james rampton, features right at the independent. that's all ahead here on bbc news, but right now it's time for sportsday. —— features writer. hello and welcome to sportsday — i'm jane dougall. steve bruce is confirmed as head coach of his boyhood club newcastle united, describing it as a very special moment. but the fans are not happy, neither are his former club, sheffield wednesday, who say they are taking legal advice. joey barton is charged with actual bodily harm following an incident in the tunnel at the end of fleetwood town's match at barnsley in april. also coming up in the programme... tracey neville's england are all but through to the netball world cup semi—final after beating trinidad and tobago.
and royal portrush prepares to welcome more than 190,000 fans for the open which starts tomorrow. hello and welcome to sportsday. welcome to the programme. we start with the news that steve bruce has been officially confirmed as head coach of newcastle united. growing up in wallsend, it was the club he supported as a boy and he's described the appointment as a special moment. however, reaction from his fellow fans hasn't been quite so positive and his former club sheffield wednesday have said they will be taking legal advice, following his resegnation on monday. it's been a tumultuous time for newcastle under the tenure of owner mike ashley. during his time in charge, newcastle have had ten managers — our reporterjames burford takes a look at the latest appointment.
the clouds are gathering over st james‘s park, and the connection between fans and owner is perhaps more turbulent than ever. at best, mike ashley's relationship with newcastle supporters is fractious. and with no sign of a truce, this is the man to whom mike ashley turns, steve bruce, someone who has also managed sunderland, their closest rivals. the fans maybe want a different manager, or different players, but in this situation we need to work hard because as a player we go on the grass, we need to show we are ready for the premier league. ashley has now presided over ten managers since he bought the club. these are the nine that came before, the nine that left via the
exit door. rafa benitez, the most recent to depart, said the club did not share his vision. newcastle, meanwhile, will be bruce's tenth tea m meanwhile, will be bruce's tenth team as head coach, having onlyjust resigned from sheffield wednesday earlier this week. so what kind of man are they getting? 0ne earlier this week. so what kind of man are they getting? one of experience. 392 premier league games under his belt. but he has been relegated from the premier league twice before, once with birmingham, and also with hull. fans certainly are not rubbing their hands together at the appointment. allegedly 11th choice, the club goes from a champions league winning manager to a mid—table championship manager, who, after you've got the master tactician of rafa benitez, suddenly you've got somebody who has come into the club who has gone on record as saying i'm not really into tactics. that strikes dread in me. problems off the pitch and on it, as well, it would appear, preseason isn't exactly going to plan, they
we re isn't exactly going to plan, they were thrashed by wolverhampton. steve bruce is walking into a club with deep—rooted divides. just to stay onside it would appear he has it all to do. james burford, bbc news. earlier i spoke to former newcastle defenderjohn anderson who played for the club for ten years and hosts a ‘phone in programme on bbc radio newcastle. i began by asking if he had already gauged a reaction from fans. since the arrival of steve bruce, we would say it's underwhelming, really. supporters aren't enamoured with him. they had an affinity with rafa benitez. he really was the glue that bound this club together, he had an affinity with the supporters, he bought into them and they bought into him. and the arrival of steve bruce, it'll be a tough job for him, i feel. no signings yet and solomon rondon and perez have both left —
how tough a job will this be for bruce? it'll be huge. as you say, two leading goal scorers from last season gone, leading goal scorers from last season gone, solomon rondon and peres. he needs to get somebody in straightaway to replace them. —— perez. that isn't going to be easy. they are out in china. they've been well beaten by wolverhampton, as well. the job he well beaten by wolverhampton, as well. thejob he has got in hand is absolutely mammoth. rafa benitez was seen as the glue that bought the clu b seen as the glue that bought the club together, but was widely expected to go, so who do you think they should have targeted to take over from they should have targeted to take overfrom him they should have targeted to take over from him instead? whoever took over, it was always going to be difficult for them. people looked at it and thought it's a poisoned chalice. steve bruce was the one boy, this was always going to be his dream job. he's a geordie boy, born and bred. he felt it wasn't right time the a few years ago when he was offered it. i'm not sure now is the
right time, either, but time will tell. now he is here everybody has got to get behind him. you've got to give the manager to support that he needs, really, because thejob he has got is going to be mammoth. i just feel that the first time things go wrong the supporters are going to get on his back. that's not what we need. we need humility. the supporters are really split at this moment in time. —— we need unity. thejob he has got on his hands is huge, as i said. regardless of the upset — bruce is in place — what would be a measure of his success? as you said it is a club in turmoil. with the squad he has at this moment in time, if he was to keep them in the premier league that would be seen as success. we've already mentioned the fact that the two leading goal scorers from last season are no longer here and they need to be replaced. anything above that i would see as being a successful season for him. but, as i said, it's a real, realtoughjob successful season for him. but, as i said, it's a real, real toughjob he has taken on.
up until two days ago, steve bruce was manager of sheffield wednesday — a club he onlyjoined injanuary. today, sheffield wednesday have issued a statement saying they only learned of his new appointment via the public statement made by newcastle. they went on to say: a quick look at the day's other football stories... raheem sterling scored twice for manchester city as they beat west ham to progress to the asia trophy final. mark noble had put the hammers ahead after scoring from a penalty, but it finished 4—1 to city. they'll meet wolves in the final on sunday after they beat newcastle. england right—back kieran trippier has completed a £20 million move to spanish side atletico madrid from tottenham. the 28—year—old england international has signed a four—year
deal with the la liga side. west ham have signed striker sebastien haller from eintracht frankfurt in a club record £16 million deal. the 25—year—old former france under—21 international has signed a five—year deal with the option of a further 12 months. former chelsea women's goalkeeper hedvig lindahl has signed for wolfsburg. lindhal confirmed the move on social media. she played for sweden in the third place playoff against england at the women's world cup. the fleetwood town manager joey barton has been charged with actual bodily harm. it follows an incident in the tunnel, which left a man with facial injuries at the end of his side's match at barnsley in april. barton has been bailed to appear before barnsley magistrates court on wednesday the 9th of october. england are all but guarenteed a place in the semi—finals
scotla nd scotland have suffered another defeat, this time againstjamaica, however england are all but guaranteed a place in the semifinals after beating trinidad and tobago earlier today. with five wins from five and a convincing 72—56 victory, england are still on track as favourites to get to the final. at the netball world cup there is no time to stand still. england's fifth match in six days, so far they have won all of them. it's how this site improvises in attack which makes them so potent. just watch joe improvises in attack which makes them so potent. just watchjoe hart and rescue this mess and then score herself. the caribbean side are ranked tenth in the world. england ta ke ranked tenth in the world. england take no chances. by the first quarter their lead with eight goals already. the only downside to their dominance, a wrist injury to rachel dunn. she is a scientist by trade,
she knows when her body needs a rest. england's strength is their quality in reserve. helen has behold her nerve at the best of times. she's the face of that last second winner at the commonwealth games. between her and hearten, they both learned more than 90% of their shots, and in 60 minutes england went beyond 70 points. tomorrow, though, they face south africa and at this stage momentum gets more important. we want to go through, when every game, show how dominant we are. we want to be top in that semifinal. it means everything to us to play tomorrow. that semifinal place could be confirmed this evening. as england surged through the group stage, their world cup goal gets even closer.
scotla nd scotland are scotla nd a re u nfortu nately scotland are unfortunately outside of the top eight. i'm joined by a guest who knows the england goals very well, former england captain, and winner of the commonwealth games, captaining the team on the gulf coast. we've seen england, trinidad and tobago, england looked brilliant, but what was most significant in that match? tracy would have been keen to rest some legs. i think they've lost one player already. 0nly having 11 players, it's quite difficult to make it to the end of a tournament. they did change and have a few combinations out there. a little bit ofa combinations out there. a little bit of a shaky couple of quarters but to get the win the girls are happy to get the win the girls are happy to get that game out of the way and move forward. do they look like a tea m move forward. do they look like a team that can go all the way?” think so, watching the jamaica game, they looked fired up. that is something i haven't seen all
tournament. i definitely think they could win that gold medal. definitely make the final, and possibly gold. another loss for scotland, same for northern ireland, what have they got to do to get closer to the top teams? it's a difficult thing. world netball has evolved. but this is one of the first opportunity scotland have ever had to play against a side like jamaica. the more opportunities they get to play against that style and that physicality will be beneficial. scotla nd that physicality will be beneficial. scotland do not get exposed to that very often, so i think because of that they did quite well. brilliant to hear your thoughts. england will be back in action tomorrow again against south africa and scotland will be live on bbc two from 2:a5pm against trinidad and tobago. steve bruce has been confirmed as manager of newcastle united. he'll
be the tenth manager mike ashley has overseen. already there is disquiet from the fans. 0ur report is outside st james's park. it from the fans. 0ur report is outside stjames's park. it is from the fans. 0ur report is outside st james's park. it is a from the fans. 0ur report is outside stjames's park. it is a dream move for bruce, but how difficult a time will he have convincing the fans he is the man for the job? it's going to be very difficult indeed. it's just started raining here at st james's park and that sums up the mood of many of the newcastle fans. about nine supporters groups joined together to put together a joint statement pretty much saying that it was not an ambitious appointment from a not ambitious hierarchy. they will have a big job on their hands, the new coaches at newcastle. steve bruce as head coach, stephen clements, as well, persuade these fa ns clements, as well, persuade these fans they have got a winning formula, particularly after the heavy defeat in china this morning. it's not long until the new season. have there been problems with season tickets? yes, it is hard to get
numbers, andi tickets? yes, it is hard to get numbers, and i don't suppose the clu b numbers, and i don't suppose the club will be keen at this stage to reveal anything. there have been some reports that up to 12,000 season tickets remain unsold. there isa season tickets remain unsold. there is a great deal of disaffection. there is a small protest now outside mike ashley's sports direct store in the centre of newcastle, about a quarter of a mile from here. the real noise has been on social media. hard to know how much that will translate into fans boycotting. but the mood here is that this is another summer of mismanagement. more calls for smite —— more calls formike more calls for smite —— more calls for mike ashley to go. it is a big question whether steve bruce can sign enough players in the next three weeks of the transfer window to make this a season of survival, rather than another one of relegation. thanks very much for the update. australia's caleb ewan has won the 11th stage of the tour de france. the 25—year—old was riding in the race for the first time.
geraint thomas remained in second place overall. more on today's stage... being able to see the bigger picture is the key to winning the tour de france. returning to action after a rest day, those with the greatest ambitions were easing themselves back in on a fairly flat stage. julian alaphilippe, the markerfor stage. julian alaphilippe, the marker for the majority, stage. julian alaphilippe, the markerfor the majority, was sticking close, especially to geraint thomas. staying safe is their priority to make it through to their priority to make it through to the greater challenges to come in the greater challenges to come in the mountains. lying eightth overall, getting caught up in this crash was the last thing anybody needed. caleb ewan's journey crash was the last thing anybody needed. caleb ewan'sjourney is gathering pace. this is the 25—year—old australian's first appearance at the tour de france. he lived up to his nickname, the pocket rocket, to power to his first stage win. not far behind him, no time gap between julian alaphilippe and geraint thomas. but that could change in the coming days.
now, it's been 68 years but tomorrow, royal portrush in northern ireland will stage the open for only the second time. tickets for all four days of the tournament have sold out for the first time in history with more than 190,000 fans expected to attend. 0ur reporter adam wild is there for us. how significant will this tournament be for the area? the eve of a golfing major is always a special time, but this does feel like something altogether different. it is 1951, the last time the open came here to port rush. this is only the second time it has been played outside of england or scotland. golfing world has descended onto the tiny town of port rush. it feels like the open has consumed this town. the anticipation and build—up of this over the last few months and indeed years has been something quite extraordinary. and what makes
it all the more extraordinary is the home hopes of some of the players. the likes of darren clarke who lives in the area. graeme mcdowell, who is from port rush. and northern ireland's potentially most successful ever golfer, rory mcilroy. having the open back in this country isa having the open back in this country is a massive thing for golf. it'll bea is a massive thing for golf. it'll be a massive thing for the country. sport has an unbelievable ability to bring people together. we all know at times this country needs that and this has the ability to do that. we will talk more about rory mcavoy ina we will talk more about rory mcavoy in a moment, but let me bring in andrew murray, a former european tour winner. a huge amount of