hello. this is bbc news. the headlines: riot police in hong kong clash with thousands of protesters who defied a ban and marched through the streets for an eighth weekend. there is tear gas, rubber bullets, pepper spray. and every week it seems to get worse. michael gove, the minister who has to prepare the uk for a no deal brexit, says it's a "very real prospect". getting ready for it is now the government's number one priority. democrats in the united states have renewed accusations of racism against president trump, after he criticised
an african—american congressman. iran says it will reduce its commitments to the nuclear deal signed in 2015, until its interests are protected, following a meeting of senior international diplomats in vienna. a 15—year—old boy from essex wins nearly £1 million in the world cup finals of the online game fortnite — and he's only the runner—up. now on bbc news, it's time for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday. the rain in germany hands victory to max verstappen, and misery to lewis hamilton. there's another twist in the saga of gareth bale's
future at real madrid. and great britain shock the usa at the world aquatics championships, as peaty takes another gold. also coming up in the programme... and england's women are still winless in the ashes, as the series draws closer to the end. and riding into the history books — egan bernal is on his way to the champs—elysees in the tour de france yellow jersey. hello and welcome to sportsday. wet and chaotic — the german grand prix was certainly action packed. red bull's max verstappen took his second win of the year, while ferrari's sebastien vettel drove his way to second from the back of the grid.
but it was a day to forget for the reigning world champion lewis hamilton. one of those days for lewis hamilton. filthy weather, you are feeling sick and then you have to go to work and it's a safety car start. hamilton's firstjob was to somehow stay in front when all behind was the wacky races. rain scrambles formula 1's precise engineering and strategy. this was charles leclerc, just as it was about to take the lead. no! a minute later hamilton echoed him, going from winning, to spinning and damaging his front wing. he arrived at the pits without an appointment and they would have it ready as soon as they could. in the meantime, max verstappen, third in the driver standings went first in the race and these were not conditions to chase in. hamilton's shocking time in hockenheim got worse still. his team—mate valtteri bottas did not even finish. all the while steadily gaining in the rain was sebastian vettel. the german driver going from 20th up to second, behind verstappen, the dutch
conqueror of the chaos on the winner of a race that was never clockwork but definitely orange. as soon as i was ahead of the mercedes, you could see the pace i had, because i was pulling away, doubly and saving the tyres. yes, today was very good and we stayed mostly out of trouble, so i'm very happy to win it. it was a terrible, disastrous day. it had the potential for that when it started to rain. i thought i had it under control and it was really risky putting us out there and then after that it just we nt there and then after that it just went to pot. i've got to get healthy again, that is the biggest thing. performing this weekend has been one of the hardest, trying to get myself back to physical fitness, healthy
again, that will be key. back to physical fitness, healthy again, that will be keylj back to physical fitness, healthy again, that will be key. i take the full responsibility for the mistake, but i have to admit, for me it is u na cce pta ble but i have to admit, for me it is unacceptable to have such a tarmac after the curve, which is the dragster track, and on the wet it is oi'i dragster track, and on the wet it is on driveable and it makes it dangerous. i think i went may be on this tarmac at 70 kilometres per hour and lost control of the car, which should not happen on a formula 1 track. again, which should not happen on a formula itrack. again, i which should not happen on a formula 1 track. again, i take the full responsibility, it's not an excuse for my mistake, but this type of tarmac should not be on a formula 1 track. gareth bale's proposed move to china is off. he had been expected to finalise a a three—year deal with chinese super league club jiangsu suning, worth £1 million a week. but it now looks like he's staying at real madrid. the deal was called off by the spanish giants. that's despite manager zinedine zidane saying last week that bale leaving was best for everyone. liverpool have won the race to sign fulham
youngster harvey elliot. the teenage winger became the youngest player to feature in the premier league last season, atjust 16 years and 30 days. elliot had attracted interest from real madrid, but chose to joinjurgen klopp's champions league winners. the england youth international can't turn professional though until his 17th birthday next april. meanwhile, liverpool have been beaten 3—0 by napoli in a pre—season game at murrayfield. napoli took the lead after a brilliant solo run and finish from italian international lorenzo insigne. arkadius milik then made it 2—0 before half—time, with napoli adding another in the second half. it's liverpool's third defeat in their last four pre—season games. arsenal's preparations for the new season also took a blow this afternoon as they were beaten 2—1 by french side lyon at the emirates. the gunners had taken the lead in the first half, with pierre emerick—aubemayang vollying in just before the break. but lyon hit back in the second—half with two goals in 10 minutes
from the former celtic striker moussa dembele. dundee have made it through to the last 16 of the scottish league cup after a 1—0 win over inverness caledonian thistle at dens park. a draw would have sent both sides through as group d winners and one of the best runners—up — but this debut goal in the first half from dannyjohnson meant that only dundee went through. queen's park beat clyde in sunday's other game, but neither side had enough points to reach the next round. great britain have taken another gold on the final day of the world aquatics championships in south korea, winning the men's 4x100 medley relay and setting a new european record in the process. it gave adam peaty his third gold of the event, and saw gb finish 7th in the medals table. earlier i spoke to rebecca adlington and mark foster about great britain's success. it was just unbelievable. we were screaming and
just cheering for the boys. it was just unbelievable. we knew it was going to be close and i don't think anybody would have predicted to look past the usa for winning that, especially with their star man. we have got adam peaty but it's difficult. the americans just live and breathe for relays, but our boys did such a good job, the changeovers were absolutely spot on. they were on fire, all the boys delivered and duncan scott on that last 50 metres, to post the second fastest split in history and the fastest time in history was done in a super shiny suit, so for duncan, unbelievable swim. mark, that is a third gold medal for adam peaty. he has done everything asked of him in these world championships. he's done everything right. this is three races, four races, he got a medal in all of them and he was on form this week, coming in personally to try and break 57 seconds and he did 56.8, which is still unthinkable
i'iow. we are losing words to describe his performances. and then the relay, as becky said, adam is the joker, but it is a team effort and the us are historically so strong the relays because they have such depth, but our boys, it shows you now, that was the best race for me, phenomenal seeing that at the end. gb finished seventh in the medals table. what shape are they in now looking to the olympics next year? i think they're in a really good place. i think they've had some really great performances this week and the ones that have not quite been there are just missed opportunities and actually i think they are easily put right. it's one of those where you can look at an individual‘s performance if they have been ill or injured or it was a scheduling thing or a case of this being my first time on the world stage and in a big arena and every single person on that team has
really gained a lot this week and i think they are all going to learn from it and they are excited to get back in because it's olympic year next year and that's exciting and these guys will be itching to get back into their training blocks. what will the target be in tokyo? try and win every race. they are trying to get everybody fit and at their best when they step on the block, because when the gun goes at 8:06pm, that you want that person to be at their peak and it's very difficult with your training programme leading up to competition to get everything right. so they are 100% healthy and fit, and the mind is in the right place at the same time, so if you put those people oi'i the block, that is what the team management is trying to do, make sure they are 100% ready and anything is possible. we saw it with adam, we haven't got a team of people like him, but it's a team of talented people and it's getting the best out of them and that is what the team management seem to be doing, getting it right at the right time.
england are still looking for their first win of their ashes series against australia. they've lost their second of their three t20 matches this afternoon. after winning the toss, england made 121—8 with the aussies reaching their target with seven wickets with 13 balls to spare. australia lead the multi format series by 12 points to 2. miriam walker khan reports. out of the furnace and into the fire. the heat was on for a winless england in hove. the temperature was raised from the second ball with the hex on amyjones from perry continuing. three wickets in 13 minutes, the first was siver going for eight. heather knight epitomised the meek surrenderfor the ashes and it was left of the lower order to cling onto any respectability. just as the australians couldn't cling onto the ball. the target, 122, 100 less than australia scored on friday.
a tall order, but was this a breakthrough? then ashleigh gardner gave england just what they needed, right into the hands of laura marsh. their third wicket at third man, but like force of habit, the team's hot streak cannot be touched. any hopes of an england victory extinguished. kojin young has won the evian championship — the fourth women's major of the year, by two shots in france. it was ko's fifth lpga tour championship win in less than two years, and her second major victory of the year after the ana inspiration in april. meanwhile, american tom watson has played his last round of competitive golf at the senior open, at royal litham & st annes. he said beforehand he didnt‘ "have enough tools in the toolbox to compete successfully". watson, who celebrates his 70th birthday in september, won eight major titles,
including five open championships. and after three weeks and more than 2,000 miles, the tour de france comes to a conclusion on the champs elysees tonight. egan bernal will be crowned the youngest winner in 110 years and he's been enjoying a celebratory glass of bubbly with geraint thomas and his team ineos teammates. the riders are in paris now — with the sprinters expected to contest today's final stage in the next hour. you can listen on 5 live sports extra and bbc sport website. that's all from sportsday. we'll have more throughout the evening, but now on the news channel it's time for cick. on the news channel it's time for click. it's the hardest problem in technology and one that could change everything.