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in the in wales and england. in the sunshine, south—easterly breezes, we will find the heat building all the way up to scotland but the highest temperatures are likely to be across the midlands and the south—east of england, widely getting into the low 30s and we could get 37 degrees around the london area which would break the july record temperature and be closest to our highest ever temperature in 2003. then it gets cooler and fresher from the west on friday, george. thank you very much. that's all from the bbc news at six so it's goodbye from me, and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are.
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all that with sue this evening. take care. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines: borisjohnson hello, this is bbc news. the headlines: boris johnson is hello, this is bbc news. the headlines: borisjohnson is to become the next uk prime minister after winning the conservative party leadership. deliver brexit, unite
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the country and defeatjeremy corbyn! and that's what we're going to do! this afternoon, mrjohnson met activists at conservative party headquarters. tomorrow, he'll be heading to number ten downing st. the president of the eu connection and the eu's chief negotiator bo say they look forward to working with mr johnson. and other news this evening, as forecasters say we could see record temperatures this week, there are warnings about looking after the vulnerable. ina in a moment, time for sports day, but first a look at what else is coming up this evening on bbc news. at 7pm, beyond 100 days will be live with reaction to the news of boris johnson becoming tory leader. after a pm, we'll be discussing the hand power at number 10. and at 10:30pm
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and 11:30pm, 0f power at number 10. and at 10:30pm and 11:30pm, of the papers. that is all a heads, here on bbc news, but 110w all a heads, here on bbc news, but now it's time for sports day. hello and welcome to sportsday, i'm azi farne. the headlines: clashes at the aquatics — duncan scott refuses to shake hands with china's gold medallist at the world championships i'm team mack. if he can't respect oui’ i'm team mack. if he can't respect our sports, why should i respect him? adam peaty breezes through his 50m breaststroke semifinal to set up another shot at gold in south korea. and james anderson's been ruled out of england's test against ireland, but world cup winnerjason roy's set to make his test debut.
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also coming up in the programme: reigning champion geraint thomas recovers from an early scare on stage 16 of the tour de france, as caleb ewan takes his second stage win. also coming up we need to great britain's women's softball team, hoping to make it to tokyo 2020. thanks forjoining us. british swimmer duncan scott has joined in the protest the picture paints 1000 words. british swimmer duncan scott has joined in the protest against china's sun yang at the world aquatics championships in south korea. scott refused to share a podium with the controversial gold medallist after clinching bronze in the 200m freestyle. meanwhile, adam peaty
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followed up yesterday's gold in the 100m breaststroke by winning his 50m breaststroke semifinal by more than half a second. craig templeton has the details. this is at the normal reaction when you've just win the gold. lemon so goodness me, that was in the face of duncan scott! but this wasn't a normal situation. duncan scott went into the 200 metres microfine with high hopes of another medal for great britain. looked as though he's just missed out, david rubino thought he'd won it, but he was disqualified and scott was upgraded toa disqualified and scott was upgraded to a bronze. the scotsman refused to share a podium with yang who was denied a medalfor doping in 2014.
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this is not the first time this has happened at this championships. australian mack core tenets not the chinese swimmer on sunday. what mack did, everyone in swimming got behind him. ithink did, everyone in swimming got behind him. i think hopefully this happens in more events. i am a team mack. if he can't respect our sport, why should i respect him? things were more straightforward for adam peaty in his final, who eased to victory, but no work record yet. i'm all about winning, if i get a worse record, that's a bonus. not only we re record, that's a bonus. not only were to be a bonus, it would lead to a triple double of world titles. earlier, i spoke to former world champion mark foster and olympic champion becky adlington, and begun by asking becky about the altercation between duncan scott and sun yang. every single athlete, they put the
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heart and soul into their training a day in and day out. especially for mack horton, he has a strong history with sun yang. even at taking out the drugs elements, about behaviour and anything else that goes with it. i think duncan wants not to join and anything else that goes with it. i think duncan wants not tojoin in, but more a case that mack got such a good reception for it, a standing ovation in the athlete's village, that duncan and some of the other quys that duncan and some of the other guys are that duncan and some of the other guys are going, you know what, we need to do something about this, we need to do something about this, we need to do something about this, we need to be proactive. he stood his ground is and it was one of those where he was happy to get this medal, happy with his performance, and it's a shame it had to come to that. and then aggressive behaviour was taken on the podium from a song and, but at the same time, i think duncan should hold his head high with how he reacted and responded to
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everything. horton got a warning today, scott has also been given a warning for what happens on the podium. does this look bad for the sport on a world stage? it's great for the sport because it is a talking point, but it is also bad because of what the talking point is about. swimmers want a level playing field, they don't want cheats in their sports. i'm not saying sun's a cheat completely, he's been banned and is now legally allowed back in. if you're racing someone and you're coming second to them, you're thinking, i could have been world champion, that leaves a bitter taste. adam peaty is looking unstoppable, how good is he looking ahead of tokyo? i think adam ant's been unbeaten for a very long time, but it's adam against adam are now. he's trying to get faster as an
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athlete and he's proving it's possible. we're all saying, surely this isn't possible? and then he brea ks this isn't possible? and then he breaks it again! it's tough event for him, the 50m, it will be a really good race tomorrow. i think it is one of those where you just wa nt to it is one of those where you just want to get him the gold medal already, because he has that good. what we're seeing him do is incredible. were run out of words to describe him. on the biggest stage, with the biggest names, outside of this, we wish in the uk he was a bit more of a household name because you see him at championships but don't get to see a lot of him, you don't get to see a lot of him, you don't get to see the character and person, he's lovely. people are genuinely seeing him, looking at him through binoculars, trying to replicate what he does in training. the thing about
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him is it's not replicable because it suits him down to a t, its excess body and he performs. he has created his own stroke, in a sense. i think that's why he's so good, because he's true to how he needs to be as an athlete, he's so mentally and physically strong. there's plenty more coming up, including england's line—up for the test against ireland tomorrow, but first let's take a look at some of the day's other sports stories: britain'sjessica macaulay finished in the bronze position in the high diving at her world aquatics championships debut. the 26—year—old, who is also a cliff diver, impressed with herfour dives from the 20m platform, finishing on 295.30 points in gwangju. boxing promoter eddie hearn says anthonyjoshua's rematch with andy ruinr could take place in cardiff. joshua lost all three of his heavyweight titles to ruiz in new york injune in what was one of boxing's biggest—ever upsets. the venue for the rematch will be decided this week. england's world cup winner ben stokes says
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he is flattered to be nominated for the new zealander of the year award, but wants black caps captain kane williamson to win. the all—rounder, who was named man of the match in the final against the kiwis, was born in new zealand but moved to england aged 12. england fast bowlerjames anderson has been ruled out of his side's ashes warm—up test against ireland, which starts tomorrow at lord's. world cup winnerjason roy, though, will make his test debut, as will 0lly stone. joe wilson reports. if this is the warm up day before the ashes warm up test matches, it is certainly very warm at lords. we have seen james anderson is certainly very warm at lords. we have seenjames anderson go through his drill separately from the rest of the squad. england say being cautious by not picking him for this match and remain confident that
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anderson will be fit for the ashes. but it does present an opportunity for 0lly stone against ireland and for 0lly stone against ireland and for spin bowlerjack leach. collectively, it's an opportunity for england to build on the level of interest that currently is in cricket following the world cup. that are so point i put to the test match captain, joe root.|j that are so point i put to the test match captain, joe root. i think the most important thing for me and a message for the squad is to play with pride and passion and intensity. at the intensity this week will set the tone for the rest of the summer. as long as we apply ourselves in the right manner and go into this game exactly like that, we will give a good account of ourselves. maybe nothing ever at lord's will quite ever live up to or match the drama that world cup final, but imagine for a second, if ireland were to win a test match for
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the first time it right here. surely that's something that ireland's captain must be imagining? william, we've seen some great sporting results for ireland, whether individually in the open events or collectively in 6 nations in rugby. if ireland were to win this event, do you think it would match anything irish sport has achieved? it's a big shock to say it will exceed anything. in terms of crickets, yes, it will be. i will push everything in terms of keeping the profile up back on. but wouldn't say if we win this test match it has been the greatest thing in irish sports. as far as irish crickets goes, it will be. ajust the far as irish crickets goes, it will be. a just the sight far as irish crickets goes, it will be. ajust the sight of kevin brian limbering up here at lord's will send english maxed back to the world cup eight years ago when his scintillating hitting lead to a victory for ireland over england. different occasion, different
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formats, yeah, but world cricket has learnt one thing, it never pays to underestimate ireland. there was a scare for geraint thomas on stage 16 of the tour de france. the defending champion crashed but recovered well on the 177km route starting and ending in nimes, to maintain his 95—second gap to overall leader, julian alaphilippe. australian caleb ewan won the stage in a bunch sprint, as austin halewood reports. with six stages to go, it's the closest tour de france in years. the mountains are no looming large, and with the yellow jersey said mountains are no looming large, and with the yellowjersey said to be decided in the alps later this week, stage 16 was the calm before the storm. 0r stage 16 was the calm before the storm. or at least it was supposed to be. won it in a bike, that one rider being defending champion geraint thomas. panic for team ineos, but that was quickly dispelled. a few cuts and bruises but nothing more, as thomas quickly
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rejoined the pack. and almost 40 degrees heat, the mostly flat stage was mostly uneventful. thomas finishing safely in the peloton, alongside leaderjulian alaphilippe. the general classification staying the same as australian leader kaleb pugh and it took a second stage win. from now on, the race is all about the yellow jersey. from now on, the race is all about the yellowjersey. —— australian leader kaleb ewan. a boxer has died after a fight at the weekend, he was hospitalised with bleeding on the brain but failed to recover. celtic striker leigh griffiths has urged those with mental health problems to be more open after speaking out about his own struggles. griffiths stepped away from playing football last december
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because of depression, but he's now back training and made his competitive return for the club last week. he's been speaking to jane lewis. promoting celtic‘s next match, but it was so much more for leigh griffiths. it's about recovery and scumbag. it's leigh griffiths. . .! leigh griffiths la scored for celtic in november. last december he stepped away from football to deal with ongoing issues. at those issues related to revealed as repression. very lonely at times without the help of the club, friends, family and support that i had. i would not be sitting here today without that, so be sitting here today without that, so it's thanks to them. it has been a difficult road, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. light, seven months on. griffiths has returned to training and made his competitive come back last week. but he's mindful that he might need help
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again. just trying to be a bit more open, take stuff in. and just speak to people, regardless of who it is. team—mates, coaches. somebody at the clu b team—mates, coaches. somebody at the club who wants to speak, just trying to open up, if you've something on your mind, say it. ultimately, i could be back in the same place and i don't want to be there. what's happening in society nowadays, i think a lot of people are taking their own life and maybe if they open up and speak a little bit, it could save lives. anybody that's suffering and they want to speak to somebody, open up and speak to anybody. and griffiths has paid tribute to those who supported him in recent months, including fans of other clubs, who put the rivalry to one side. but it's to the future he's looking, his focus once again on football. first and foremost, i wa nt to on football. first and foremost, i want to get the club to the champions league. we have a good
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record in the champions league qualifiers, scoring goals, so i want to do that and play as many minutes as possible. i want to play for my country as well, we have big games coming up and i want to be a part of that. shane lowry is still refusing to let the claretjug out of his grasp, two days after his first major victory at the open championship. lowry finished six shots clear at royal portrush on sunday to become the first irishman to win the tournament on home soil. and he says despite his extra preparation for the open, the victory came as a shock. i feel very lucky that it's happened to me. a lot went into winning this, but i didn't know if i was ever going to achieve anything like this. to win it a 12 point rush as well, it's —— to win it a 12 point rush as well, it's -- it to win it a 12 point rush as well, it's —— it at royal portrush as well, it's one of the biggest things i will ever achieve. 0bviously,
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well, it's one of the biggest things iwill ever achieve. obviously, as an irishman, to win in ireland, as i said last week, the tournament serves one of us said last week, the tournament serves one of us to said last week, the tournament serves one of us to have the chance, and i'm glad it was me. i'm going to enjoy myself this week and i have a couple of weeks now before i go to america and i'll hit the reset button next week and so getting back to practice and playing golf and set some new goals. 0bviously, to practice and playing golf and set some new goals. obviously, i have some new goals. obviously, i have some goals of of the year and they're now some goals of of the year and they‘ re now pretty some goals of of the year and they're now pretty much refilled! i need to set some new goals for the rest of the year. next year's 0lympics will feature softball for the first time since 2008. great britain's women's team have moved a step closer to qualification after beating spain 9—2 in their latest qualifier. the team i've had plenty of sacrifices they've had to make so far. catcher amy moore, whose father was born in the uk, survived the las vegas shooting in 2017 and describes the olympic
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journey as a really special dream. 0ur olympic sport reporter david mcdaid reports. great britain's softball players trying to make the olympics, this could be a once—in—a—lifetime chance. back in the games for one addition only, the stakes and pressure are high. but some in their tea m pressure are high. but some in their team are grateful just pressure are high. but some in their team are gratefuljust as a chance at all. tonight at ten, the worst mass shooting in modern history, at least... i was in the las vegas shooting and i don't take any date for granted anymore. going through such a traumatic experience really gives you perspective on life. amy is the team's catcher and longest serving player. sir knows those events in las vegas gave her a sense of purpose. at for someone to be short five front in front of me and not me, that means that i was meant to stay on this art and be here and
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