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that and it may turn thundery. that u nsettled and it may turn thundery. that unsettled weather then continues into next week. 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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hello, this is bbc news, this is the headlines. david cameron reveals he sought the queen's help ahead of the scottish independence referendum. not asking for anything would be in any way improper or in constitutional. butjust a raising
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of the eyebrow. judges at the supreme court will rule early next week whether boris johnson‘s decision to suspend parliament in the run—up to brexit was unlawful. the death of pc andrew harper. prosecutors drop a murder charge against a 20—year—old man, and three teenagers appear in church cars with murder after an online campaign, burger king uk says it will no longer give away plastic toys with children's meals. ina in a moment, it will be time for sportsday but first a look at what is coming on bbc news this evening. beyond 100 days at 7pm speaking to the uk's ambassador to the united nations about the recent attacks on saudi oilfacilities. at half past eight we will speak to a legal academic and barrister as the supreme court deliberates over whether the prime minister's decision to perot parliament was unlawful. and later at 1040 and 1130, will be looking at tomorrow's
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papers with the broadcaster harry and olivia utley deputy editor of the article. that is all ahead on the bbc news. and now it is time for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday — i'm gavin ramjaun. excitement is building for the start of the rugby world cup. rugby pots or showpiece event. i am here in the japanese capital of tokyo as we count down to the start of the rugby world cup. england are in sapporo for their first game — but who will make the cut, for their match against tonga? and arsenal and celtic are among the british sides in action for the start of their europa league campaigns. they're in action right now. also coming up in the programme... no more going slow? europe's solheim cup—winning captain, catriona matthew, says more needs to be done to speed
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up play in golf. hello and welcome to sportsday, i'm gavin ramjaun. the rugby world cup is upon us. the tournament injapan starts tomorrow with the host nation getting proceedings under way against russia in tokyo. the home nations have their opening matches from sunday. but it's the first time the world cup has been held in asia. katie gornall is in tokyo for us and has been looking at the preparations. you join me here at the hills overlooking this beautiful and sprawling city here in tokyo and it is here that after years of build—up, this rugby world cup will spring into life. it is the first time that the tournament has come to
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asia so this is a new frontier for the sport and that's significant for those trying to grow rugby outside of its traditional heart lands. you do get a sense as well when you walk around the mean streets here that there is excitement building. there are big screens everywhere showing highlights from four years ago when japan pulled off the biggest shock in the tournament's history piping into time champion south african in the opening game with the last minute try in brighton. a lot of fa ns minute try in brighton. a lot of fans here and abroad and it has all led to this growing expectation in japan can doing something special here in this world cup. that is something that their captain has been talking about. in 2015 everyone expected us to lose. even the japanese public expect us to lose. but when we beat south africa, all eyes we re on but when we beat south africa, all eyes were on us. but when we beat south africa, all eyes were on us. the next game against scott when, we had 13 mean people watching japan versus scotland. although we lost, we
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inspire japan scotland. although we lost, we inspirejapan and at scotland. although we lost, we inspire japan and at this time around, the home world cup we had an opportunity to inspire some energy and we have trained and prepared well. this world cup is going to be japan on—site world cup. well. this world cup is going to be japan on-site world cup. japan take on russia on friday and they're expected to beat them. it also kicks offa expected to beat them. it also kicks off a massive weekend at this world cup. there is that blockbuster opening game for new zealand against south africa, two teams there with five world cups between them and then the next day there is ireland against scotland. ireland currently ranked the number one team in the world hoping to regather a bit of their that one. you really can make a case for four their that one. you really can make a case forfour or their that one. you really can make a case for four or five teams at this world cup. england and wales will see themselves as contenders as well. that is why many people are calling this the most open world cup yet. that is on the output to the former all backs —— blacks captain.
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the way teams have played over the world recently, there is definitely not one clear cut. number one at this stage. ireland is number one in the standings but everyone realises it can change from day to day. the all blacks have into one the last two in recent times but we have seen at the start the gap between has closed. this is probably the tightest competition. which is great, it is great for the viewers and us to be watching and it is exciting, it builds excitement when you know it is notjust a foregone conclusion. ijust you know it is notjust a foregone conclusion. i just can't wait to watch at. success at this world cup really could come down to which team can keep their star players fit. we
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are set for seven weeks of rugby and as japan proved four years ago, anything can happen. katie reporting fair. england will name their squad tomorrow for their opener against tonga. it's taking place at the sapporo dome on sunday, in the north ofjapan. andy swiss looks at what they can expect. will there be a pot of gold at the end of england's rainbow? decidedly autumnal conditions in sapporo as they trained for a tournament which they are starting as one of the favourites. four years ago, similarly high hopes ended in humiliation and an early exit. but will this time be a different story? the excitement is building day on day, everyday you get closer, obviously like i said, arriving in sapporo last night, it is really kicking off now. england's tournament starts
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here in the sapporo dome, which is normally a baseball field but can be transformed into a grass surface. this should be a simple enough start for england, they will emerge here against tonga as the overwhelming favourites. but for all their undoubted quality, there are still some questions. their main dilemma is in the backs, who plays at centre? will it be captain 0wen farrell, or will it be henry slade? ready after recovering from a knee injury. you can never really tell. we like to try different combinations and all we can do is keep sparing each other on as players and keep driving each other to keep improving and whoever gets picked, gets picked. —— keep spurring each other on. remember the last time an england team played a world cup match here? it was when david beckham's penalty famously beat argentina in 2002. fast forward 17 years, the sport might be different, but they will be hoping for a similar result. andy swiss, bbc news.
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those memories, 17 years ago,. wales get their tournament going on monday against georgia with scotland taking on familiar foes ireland at the weekend. for wales though, preparations have been overshadowed by the departure of backs coach rob howley over alleged betting rule breaches. robin mcbryde, another of their senior coaching squad said the incident was unfortunate and is sad to see his friend leave early. it's tough. we have been together for quite a bit of time. it is u nfortu nate for quite a bit of time. it is unfortunate he has to go through this. he has been a great servant as a player and a coach. this is... u nfortu nately we have a player and a coach. this is... unfortunately we have to go through this. he is a good man and good friend. and obviously, it is sad to see somebody have to go through it. let's turn our attentions to football. it's another busy night ahead for european action, with the first fixtures
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in the europa league groups. it's almost half—time in arsenal's match. they're in germany playing eintracht frankfurt. both sides have had their chances but it is arsenal who have gone ahead. the 20—year—old's strike docent. it is 1—0 currently there. celtic are in france against rennes. neil went inside started well but they trailed 1—0. celtic have enjoyed five wins out of five, so far, for the start to their domestic season. rennes though are joint second in ligue 0ne. confirmation of those scores there. wolves, manchester united and rangers all kick off at 8pm. this is the first time wolves have been in this stage of the competition since 1980. you can keep up to date on the bbc sport website. so, europa league tonight, it was champions league last night and real madrid manager zinedine zidane has admitted that paris saint germain
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were superior in every way. in their group fixture, an under—strength psg beat real madrid 3—0 in the french capital. and to showjust how far the 13 time champions have fallen, real didn't register a shot on target all night. translation: that team psg has been superior. there is nothing else to say. they deserve to win the game. they have been very good on all levels and we we re been very good on all levels and we were not as good. we are not performing and at this level of the competition, if your level and rhythm is not high enough, it is very complicated. that's what happened. we played against a team that put us under pressure and played well on all levels, scored three times against us. still to come on sportsday... europe's solheim cup captain catriona matthew talks to us about that dramatic final hole win over the usa. and where the team go from here. plus, the town injapan, where rugby
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is part of rehabilitation, following a devastating earthquake and tsunami. workers in qatar continue to be mistreated despite promises to improve rights ahead of the 2022 world cup, that's according to amnesty international. a new report from the human rights group says thousands of workers are going unpaid. the world athletics championships begin in doha later this month, and the president of the iaaf, sebastian coe, has today told the bbc he stands by the decision to host the event there. we cannot base sporting relationships on those temporary arrangements. sport is a permanent feature. of our society. and we have to protect it. that's not to say that we are not... we are oblivious
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to the fact that we will be taking oui’ to the fact that we will be taking our offence into places and challenge, we will take them sometimes climatically and that has unleashed a whole generation of sporting technology to combat the challenges. but bear in mind, we do wa nt to ta ke challenges. but bear in mind, we do want to take the sport globally and we can't just sit there want to take the sport globally and we can'tjust sit there going back to the same nine, ten same cities if we are to the same nine, ten same cities if we a re really to the same nine, ten same cities if we are really true to our word about wanting to expand the global footprint of athletics, and i am very keen to do that. onto golf now. europe's solheim cup—winning captain, catriona matthew, feels more should be done to prevent slow play in golf. her side won a dramatic encounter with the usa in a tense finish that went right down to the final hole at the weekend. matthew spoke to my my colleague olly foster, about that famous win at gleneagles and her frustrations with how long some round took to complete. i thinkjust from i think just from the i thinkjust from the media coverage, there has been a lot more
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momentum you can take from this. i think the manner of the victory coming down to the last part on the last screen, i think the general public have really engaged and got into this one. hopefully we can get into this one. hopefully we can get into this one and i'm sure the tour will be doing their best to do that. stopping usa making a patrick on the cup, and very young, into your time you know they will be perhaps even stronger. what will it take to retain that trophy? it will take a lot to retain it but i think more events like the solheim cup, the ryder cup, you have to go backwards and forwards, you cannot see the same team winning all the time. it was great that we managed to get the victory this time. next time it is a lwa ys victory this time. next time it is always harder way from home, but we have hope in our team. i think we will have a great team again next year. the winning pot, we will watch over and over year. the winning pot, we will watch overand overagain. year. the winning pot, we will watch over and over again. and also it was a very hard watch at times. the six
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hour rounds i know was difficult conditions. that is a for a lot of people who want to watch the solheim cup and that it was painfully slow. —— the winning putt. cup and that it was painfully slow. -- the winning putt. i think the weather, it was something that does not come across the television, the wind made it difficult. slow play is a problem in men's and ladies golf. i think, i am a very quick to frustrates me to no end as well. the referees have to stand down on it and give out a few penalties and players will speed up. probably helpful that rory mcilroy has put his head the parapet in the bmw change of this week and has pointed to those six hour rounds but he was saying that they have problems in the men's game as well. probably good that a man of his stature got involved. he is pretty quick. everyone knows on tour who the slow
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players are. and they have the timing system down and know what to do and they can speed up. it is frustrating for most of the players but i think now it has really come to the forefront, it will hopefully be stamped out a bit next year. matthew talking to ali foster there. the south african 17 and 86 runs we re the south african 17 and 86 runs were the best first—class figures for 63 years. in a record for hampshire. he slain what the meant to him. it feels pretty good. the more sort of read, it starts to sink ina bit more sort of read, it starts to sink in a bit more. 60 odd years is a very long time. to be very proud of it it is a great day for us. and a great day for the club. once you pick up a wicked, you feel you should take one over and i ended up getting a wicket in the over and that went to the seven, eight and over and that went to the seven, eightandi over and that went to the seven, eight and i know that he felt some point during the game. it gets a
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moment and you lose feeling and how tired you are into actually sit back and have a look and realise that you bold 17, 18 overs in the day without even thinking. let's take a look at some of the other sports stories today. englishman matt wallace currently leads the way on the first day of the pga championship at wentworth. wallace finished seven under par, a shot clear of henrik stenson and paul casey. justin rose is a shot back. rory mcilroy‘s back at four over par. britain's frazer clarke was stripped of a semifinal place at the world boxing championships. the super—heavyweight won against maksim babanin, in ekaterinburg. but his russian opponent lodged an appeal. and the result was overturned. and former newcastle united and england forward peter beardsley has been suspended from all football—related activity for 32 weeks. an independent paneljudged he made racist comments to players as newcastle under—23 team coach. beardsley said he was "surprised
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and disappointed" by the findings. britain's triple speedway world champion, tai woffinden, is hoping to become the first home rider in 12 years, to win the british grand prix this weekend. the sport's 16 elite riders, will race at the principality stadium in cardiff on saturday. woffinden, who holds the track record there joined me in the studio, to talk about the injuries that have held him back this season. coming back at the start injune, earlyjune, broke my teeth between the blades... quite a scary moment. i had two months off and did every treatment and physiotherapy session i could get my hands on and came back two months later. in terms of how the chamber chip has gone for you the season, not as good as you may have hope perhaps due to the injuries and missing a couple of
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grand pres? everyone keeps saying that but my back is fine, i felt to have the ability to come back and right at that level. evelyn keeps saying the same thing to me and the people who were close to me and listen to me and valued at. —— eve ryo ne listen to me and valued at. —— everyone kept saying the same thing. i will not blame somebody else. i a lwa ys i will not blame somebody else. i always say that it is just not happening because of other things but it runs like this because you broke your back in the middle of the season. broke your back in the middle of the season. you have the event this season, 60,000 plus in the stadium. how much are you looking forward to that? it is an amazing venue. i have said before that i've been to so many different sports, football games, motor gp, motocross event, nothing compares to being at the speedway in that stadium. i heard it
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—— i don't if it is the way of the stadium being built, the air


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