5:52”; its. "w, m“ across the country. quite chilly feel on easter monday, they remain to cloud around. some spells of sunshine, one two showers, particularly cold in the north—east, six celsius in aberdeen, maybe 1a in london. ifear the chilly six celsius in aberdeen, maybe 1a in london. i fear the chilly week, sunny spells by day but some cold and frosty nights —— a fairly chilly week. could evening, this is bbc news the headlines at half past six. north korea warns the us not to take provocative action in the region, saying it is ready to hit back with nuclear attacks. the comments came as north korea marks the 105th anniversary of the birth of its founding president kim wilson. dozens have been killed in syria after an explosion hit a convoy of coaches carrying evacuees on the outskirts of aleppo. everton bands
journalists from the sun from its training ground and stadium after column by kevin mckenzie making comments about ross barkley. kevin mckenzie compared the footballer, whose mother was born in nigeria, to a gorilla. learner drivers will have to follow directions from a sat mouth to pass the test under new rules coming in in december. drivers will also be expected to answer vehicle safety questions while on the move. now it's time to cross to the move. now it's time to cross to the bbc sports centre for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday with me, james pearce and karthi gna nasegaram. the headlines this evening. spurs cut the gap on chelsea to four points and harry kane is back on the scoresheet as bournemouth get thumped at white hart lane. the
trapdoor is getting closer for sunderland, they can only draw at home to west ham. mercedes' valtteri bottas claims pole for the first time in his career to deny team mate lewis hamilton top spot on the grid in bahrain. also coming up in the programme, britain's cyclists add to the medal tally at the world track cycling championships in hong kong. and defending champion mark selby makes a blistering start to this year's snooker world championship. good evening, lots of neutrals would like to see the race to win the premier league title go to the final few matches. spurs have done their bit to make sure it does. they beat
bournemouth 4—0 in the day's early kick—off to move digest four points behind league leaders chelsea who don't play until tomorrow. david ornstein reports. it is at this time of year that spurs usually see their hopes dashed at this year it could be different, where once the gap the top and insurmountable it's a glimmer of light now and that light shone even brighter when moussa dembele put them ahead against bournemouth. in the recent absence of harry kane through injury son heung—min proved an able deputy. reunited they combined for spurs to make it two. spurs have turned white hart lane into something of a fortress, no premier league team has a better home record and kane as he showed again is one of the main reasons why. 25 goals in all competitions. and goals could prove crucial if tottenham put chelsea all
the way. the gloss was provided by vincent janssen, the importance the way. the gloss was provided by vincentjanssen, the importance of this win all too clear to the manager, mauricio pochettino. david ornstein, bbc news. i'm so happy and proud of the players, how they should their belief, in the manner that they play, it's fantastic, now oui’ that they play, it's fantastic, now ourjobis that they play, it's fantastic, now ourjob is done, now we're waiting for the result tomorrow. we felt to try to stop them what i've been potentially less gaps in defence and midfield, we tried to be compact and limit their opportunities. i'm disappointed with the goals we conceded because the two corners it was our owfi conceded because the two corners it was our own doing, the second, we had good possessions so disappointing in that regard. that was the first game of the day, with more on that and the other six matches james is nowjoined by our football reporter nick hatton. thank you. lots to talk about today, let's talk about that spurs
performers, they are playing superbly at the moment. a fantastic victory, 4—0 at home to bournemouth, that's the 12th consecutive home league win in a row, a new record for spurs. closes the gap with chelsea to four points, chelsea go to manchester united tomorrow. and came mac is back — kane is back with his 20th, the third season he has scored 20 goals or more, hejoins alan shearer, and ruud van nistelrooy and thierry henry in that hall of fame. it puts pressure on chelsea tomorrow. we've heard from the manager already. let's go to match taking place at the moment. we showed you highlights in the first half. southampton and manchester city. into the second half, goalless at the break at saint mary ‘s, dusan tadic got the best opportunities earlier, for city david silva got
the best of the chances. we thought it was going to score but it went wide. it's a couple of moments into the second half at saint mary ‘s, currently goalless between southampton and manchester city. we've been saying for weeks that the trapdoor is getting closer for sunderland. they didn't win today, they drew with west ham. they went behind early on, west ham scoring from six yards out, there was a bit of history for sunderland. they scored direct from a corner, their first goal in 701 minutes, we thought they might get the win, james colin got west ham's second, it was borini who got the second goalfor sunderland. it was borini who got the second goal for sunderland. 2— to the final score. we can hearfrom goal for sunderland. 2— to the final score. we can hear from the managers. his david moyes of sunderland first. we need to win the
games and today, we had a couple of games and today, we had a couple of games at home recently, today we needed to try to take three points, it hasn't been for the want of trying, i thought we had a great chance, at 2—1, but when we got back to 2-2, chance, at 2—1, but when we got back to 2—2, we did everything we could to 2—2, we did everything we could to see if we could get a winner but it wasn't to be. the players have done well today. disappointed. we conceded a late goal, especially the way it happened. the way we conceded both of them but i have to say it was a both of them but i have to say it wasa fair both of them but i have to say it was a fair result. it is a point, we wanted three of them, we were close to getting three of them but it is disappointing. and it's good. who will go down with sunderland? swa nsea, who will go down with sunderland? swansea, away to watford, we thought they might get something out of it but they lost 1—0. they might get something out of it but they lost 1-0. etienne capoue
scored for watford at vicarage road. swa nsea scored for watford at vicarage road. swansea two points from safety at the moment. their fifth swansea two points from safety at the moment. theirfifth defeat swansea two points from safety at the moment. their fifth defeat in six games, and for watford they are tenth in the premier league table. swa nsea tenth in the premier league table. swansea in a poor run of form, five of six defeats, manager paul cle m e nts of six defeats, manager paul clements is still giving positive of surviving the drop, we can hear from him now. the supporters have been fantastic. they travelled in their numbers today. they really got behind the team from the first whistle and the last, we are sad for them that we could not get a better result today but we also need them to stick behind us, because with the three home games back at the liberty stadium that can give us the little advantage that can help us get important results. the good news for him and swansea fans is that their main rivals lost. hull city were beaten 3—1 at stoke.
still waiting for his first away win, the manager since arriving at hull. marko arnautovic giving stoke city believed, maguire equalised, giving hull probe of getting points on the road but goals from peter crouch and sid and shaqiri gave stoke the win, a big win for them because they've been on a bad run of form, it is their first win at six, first we'll hear from the manager on their poor win. —— on their poor form. we do have quality, we get a bit loose and things break down at key moments. both in defending and attacking faces. if we take that out of our play we are a good team, we have shown that over many years since we've come here, we are good when we get the details right and tha n kfu lly when we get the details right and thankfully we did. only our team has the possibility of changing the situation. when i feel we started a
game like we start sometimes it is not easy to change this situation. it's impossible, you need to change this situation. crystal palace against leicester, before the match both teams might have got one point was not a bad result, moving furtherfrom have got one point was not a bad result, moving further from the drop zone and that is what they both got. they both went in with four wins from five, craig shakespeare will be the less happy of the managers, leicester went ahead through goals from robert earth and jamie vardy bit christian benteke scored for palace to secure the points. it moves palace to secure the points. it m oves pa la ce palace to secure the points. it moves palace five points clear of the bottom three. we will hear from craig shakespeare in a moment. first, sam alla rdyce. craig shakespeare in a moment. first, sam allardyce. the fightback was tremendous. i think today's point feels like a win, 2—0 down, coming back to 2—2, could easily
have made it 3—2, trying to force the winner in the end. i think it is a tremendous fightback by the players, something it would not have happened when i first arrived. there is a tinge of disappointment yet it is a difficult place to come to, they are in a fine run of form. they scored within two minutes, i think we just needed to manage that better in terms of the gaps between the goals. in the race for champions league places everton and talked about often but they won again today, 3—1 at home to burnley, giving their rivals for those places something to think about, they have moved up to fifth in the table on goal difference, another goal for lukaku, it's their best record at goodison park since 1990. philjagielka was on good form at the moment, giving everton the lead, burnley equalised, still without a win away in the premier league this season, ross
barkley and lu ka ku premier league this season, ross barkley and lukaku secured the win 3-1 barkley and lukaku secured the win 3—1 for everton, everton and nevis in the premier league, burnley still to win away. we will hear from the burnley boss in a moment. let's hear from ronald koeman first. a good day for him after a difficult week, for ross barkley. am really pleased, and difficulties in the beginning that quality, scoring the 2—1 was an important goal in the game. the boy was focused on the football side. and not about all the stuff that came out after last sunday. it is a big compliment to still a young boy by everton. we got punished with a bubbly first one bouncing off everyone, a bubbly second and then a good goal from a top striker in real form. frustrating but a much better performance on the road, it suggests that we will get there in the end,
we have to, of course. what does that mean for the table? manchester city have taken the lead through vincent kompa ny. bad city have taken the lead through vincent kompany. bad result isn't on the table at the moment because the game isn't finished. let's look at the bottom of the table. bournemouth are moving a little closer to trouble but you would think that sunderland and middlesbrough are deepin sunderland and middlesbrough are deep in it and swansea and hull still competing for that final place. i think it is a shoot out between those two. both losing today, swansea two points adrift, hull city with a 2—point cushion. bournemouth, despite their bad run at the moment, you would think they are safe, palace looked to be out of it. a big date in the final weeks of the season for them. hull city our item to spurs on the final so if spurs have premier league title ambitions that could be a very big day at both ends. let's look at the other end of the table. four points
the gap at the top, if manchester city can beat southampton they will go third. 1-0 up, that goal from vincent kompa ny could go third. 1-0 up, that goal from vincent kompany could take them third in the table, it's getting tight at the top, not long ago we we re tight at the top, not long ago we were calling chelsea the champions elect that tottenham now within four points of chelsea. they go to manchester united tomorrow. manchester united tomorrow. manchester united tomorrow. manchester united not beaten in 15 games at home. it could be very interesting this time tomorrow. games at home. it could be very interesting this time tomorrowm chelsea lose tomorrow, we could say that the race is very much back on for the title. back to karthi now who has the football news away from the premier league now. away from the premier league there has been one promotion spot settled today. sheffield united are back in the championship without even kicking a ball, that's because nearest rivals bolton lost 1—0 to 0ldham athletic. these were the scenes in the dressing room at the club's
training ground as the players celebrated returning to the championship after a six—year absence. there has also been one game in the championship today. although there will be a full list on easter monday. aston villa were beaten 3—1 at home to reading, a result that sees the visitors move up to fourth in the table. in the scottish premiership the title was of course wrapped up by celtic a couple of weeks ago. still plenty of interest though for the teams below them. dundee remain deep in trouble after a 2—0 defeat at home to hamilton. they are 12 points from safety. motherwell beat inverness 4—2, rangers were 2—0 winners over partick and second placed aberdeen were 2—1winners at saintjohnstone. while hibernian have taken the championship title with victory over queen of the south. there was a big game to whet the appetite in italy. the milan derby was a late morning kick—off, and a 97th equaliser by cristian zapata saw ac come back from 2—0 down to draw with city rivals inter. zapata scored with the last
kick of the game. the referee, aided by goal line technology, signalled that the ball had crossed the line, prompting wild celebrations among the ac milan players. there was not even time for the game to restart. qualifying for the bahrain grand prix has just finished and both mercedes will be on the front row tomorrow, the first time they have had a 1—2 in qualifying this season. it is vallteri bottas who will start on pole rahte than teammate lewis hamilton. it's the first time the finn has qualified in first place, as nick parrott reports. when valtteri bottas joined when valtteri bottasjoined mercedes after world champion nico rosberg retired, few thought he would pose much threat to hamilton. the briton isa much threat to hamilton. the briton is a triple world champion and household name. the finn had never w011 household name. the finn had never won a race or claimed pole in his previous four seasons in the sport. vettel was expected to make life
difficult for hamilton after the ferrari driver went fastest in the practice on friday but when it mattered he couldn't get close to the mercedes. hamilton seemed in control and on course for pole position after topping the time sheets in the first two sessions for qualifying he set the benchmark and the battle for the top spot. va ltteri bottas the battle for the top spot. valtteri bottas had only managed third on the grid and the best ever finish third this season but showed he is getting to grips with mercedes beating hamilton by just he is getting to grips with mercedes beating hamilton byjust two hundredths of a second. and with almost half a second between him and vettel he could end up posing the greatest threat to hamilton. nick pa rrott, greatest threat to hamilton. nick parrott, bbc news. great britain have picked up their fourth medal of this year's world track cycling championships in hong kong, winning silver in the women's madison. it's the first time women have taken part in the event with elinor barker and emily nelson finishing behind the gold medallists from belgium. for barker it's a second silver of the championships. you get a general idea of how the
race will go based on the field but between us we haven't raised all the girls in the field in this event. not surprised by the belgians being faster than everyone because it is kind of inbred into them, so hats off to them, they are impressive. ryan 0wens couldn't repeat the achievements in the men's sprint, missing out in the bronze medal race. he was beaten in the first two races by new zealand's ethan mitchell. mark selby has made a blistering start to the defence of his world snooker title at the crucible in sheffield. he leads fergal o' brien by 8 frames to 1 in the first round. selby has won the title in two of the last three years and the world number one soon swept up the first two frames....//his opponent, the world number 114, was becoming something of a stranger to the table with the next three frames also going to selby. for 0'brien, it was beginning to look less like a question of could he win the match, and instead whether he could win a single frame.
at last he took one but he trails selby 8—1 in a best of 19 contest ..they‘ll resume at 7pm. ronnie 0'sullivan is having a more testing time against gary wilson, you score the first century break of the championship and was leading 5—1 at one point but wilson has battled back winning three frames in a row and is now trailing by only one frame, 5—4, 0'sullivan leads at the moment, the match will conclude tomorrow afternoon and it's the first to ten. leicester tigers have strengthened their hold on fourth place in rugby union's premiership with a bonus point win over newcastle at welford road. england scrum—half ben youngs scored the crucial fourth try ten minutes from time to ensure his side ran out emphatic winners — 30—3 the final score. leicester are in pole position now to secure the last playoff spot after nearest rivals bath were beaten at worcester. in the pro—12, munster warmed up for next weekend's european champions cup semi—final with saracens, by beating ulster,
22—20 in the pro—12. ulster‘s place in the play—off places was less likely than munster‘s, and they were straight out of the blocks and with a rory best try, but angus lloyd replied straight away for munster. 10—10 at half—time, both sides then scored a try each before dave 0'callahan helped give munster a narrow lead. 22—20 it finished to munster who confirm their play—off place, ulster will also feature. it's judgement day for the welsh sides in the pro 12 today, with all four teams in action in back to back matches at the principality stadium in cardiff. first up, cardiff blues beat the 0spreys for the first time in seven years. gareth anscombe scored their fifth and final try and kicked 10 points with the boot as well as they won 35—17. the blues move up into 7th in the table, 0spreys are hanging on in the top four. newport gwent dragons play scarlets
at the principality stadium, there are 20 minutes into that match and the first try and have just been scored to give the scarlets the lead and its 13—9 at the moment. luke donald is about to start his round round in the pga tour event in south carolina. he had an overnight share of the lead on 10 under par alongside canada's graham delaet. 0n the ladies european tour, wales' lydia hall has dropped to second at the lalla meryam cup in morocco. three bogeys and a double bogey left her a shot behind suzanne pettersen on 5 under par. super—lightweight champion ricky burns will look to retain his world title tonight against unbeaten julius indongo in glasgow. burns is already the first scottish boxer to have won world titles at three different weights. a warning, there is some flash photography coming up. for me this is the biggest fight of
my career, the unification fights have been talked about so long, and lightweight, i'm very excited, obviously with the crowd that's going to be coming along. if you were asked to name the world's top alpine skiing nations, you'd probably include the likes of switzerland and austria. you'd be less likely to pick britain. but ten years ago, the sport's new performance director, dan hunt, transformed gb cycling — and he's now hoping to repeat that success at the winter olympics. mike bushell went to the delancey british championships in tignes to find out how british skiing is being brought in from the cold, led by one man in particular. the dawn of what many believe could bea the dawn of what many believe could be a new era for british skiing and leading the way on top of the world, dave ryan, he specialises in slalom and this season stunned the world by coming second in a world cup race in austria. following in his wake like
many others are doing, inspired by his success, the first british man since 1981 to make the podium of a world cup race. it was a life changing moment, especially in austria, they were going crazy for it. so obviously over the moon. i never really planned to get on the podium or anything but ijust kept on working over the years and everyone said the wembley of alpine skiing, it was autumn. you started ona dry skiing, it was autumn. you started on a dry slope in language a while and primary school and honed his skills on this surface, it was years until he raced on snow and he's been to two winter olympics and world championship but only know when he's 30 has it come right for dave and his coach tristan glass. biggar it's a lot of work over the last three yea rs, a lot of work over the last three years, you work on the ranking year after year and then to get the better start number so this year i could take advantage of the good start to the season and have a bit
less pressure. 0n the slalom course in tignes dave waited for me to share with the technique needed for slalom and show what his body goes through daily, whether in the gym or on the course. will go for a nice line, don't go straight to the date, there you go. now take it easy. miz didi there you go. now take it easy. miz did i get that badly wrong! try to get the pressure on the outside ski and a nice that line. you ready? there you go. a natural now! the feeling at the british ski championships is that dave riding and his story could be the beginning ofa and his story could be the beginning of a great new era for british skiing especially now with the man who transformed cycling on board with the ski team, the ambition has gone even higher. we set a clear and
ambitious target to become one of the top five skiing missions and be podium competitive across all disciplines by 2030. it feels similarto disciplines by 2030. it feels similar to when we started the cycling journey with a lot of ambition. wadham, gold medal. it's this huge momentum in british skiing with the success dave hazzard, —— dave hazzard. dave and the team's recent success also has royal approval, prince edward attending the championship to help hand out the championship to help hand out the medals. there's a different atmosphere now. they've got into a better shape and dave ‘s success is just, it's stupid, but on the men's side that's a really, really big story. success that the slopestyle is in sochi whenjennyjones won an historic 0lympic is in sochi whenjennyjones won an historic olympic medal got the ball rolling and the alpine skiers have shared some of the spoils. more funding is needed and in the sport as precarious as this nothing can be
taken for granted but the rest of the world are now aware that team gb and dave riding are a force to be reckoned with. excellent work. michael shaw reporting. now a quick look at the cricket. the kolkata knight riders continued their good start to the ipl season with a 17—run victory over sunrisers hyderabad — wicket keeper robin uthappa weighing in with 68 off 59 balls. england's chris woa kes was the leading wicket taker for the knight riders, his 2—119 including taking this caught & bowled chance to remove moises henriques. the sunrisers never got close to their victory target of 173 — they needed 30 off the last over and fell 17 runs short. meanwhile sam billings top—scored for the delhi daredevils, a useful 55 off 110 balls helped them reach 188—6. in reply the kings xi punjab, featuring eoin morgan, are 132—6.
they need 57 of nine balls to win. it's still they need 57 of nine balls to win. it‘s still 1— they need 57 of nine balls to win. it's still 1- 02 they need 57 of nine balls to win. it's still 1— 02 manchester city against southampton, 20 minutes to go. vincent kompany looked very excited when he the goal. that's it from us. there will be more sport at 7:30pm. good evening, a lovely day for many areas, one of the better of the weekend, we have seen clouds in some places, this was in 0rkney earlier, still some showers this evening mainly to the north and west, but so few in number, most areas will finish the day dry. this area of cloud will bring a different day tomorrow. in northern ireland and south—west scotland, eventually north west england and north—west wales, but clearer skies over the
country, of note to gardeners, temperatures away from towns will drop rapidly and some will be close to freezing if not below as we start sunday. into sunday we go. whether feature, it will push erratically serve and east through the day, check the forecast in the morning and keep your plans fluid. cloud, outbreaks of rain, northern ireland, southern scotland, sliding towards the south—east, a grey day. by lunchtime, if you are out and about much of the day should be fine, lighter winds than today and fewer showers, quite pleasant, brightening after a cloudy start in scope and scotland, how quickly it will brighten is still open to question, the same in northern ireland, in england and wales plenty of cloud around, in midlands and east anglia, around, in midlands and east anglia, a chilly day. some of that cloud and rain over devon and cornwall and maybe south wales, the rain
spreading to east anglia erratically, some dry moments, clearing from the north as we go into easter monday. as we do, high—pressure to the west, it opens the door back to cold northerly winds and we are back to chilly conditions in the cloudier moments for easter monday. for most are largely dry day. a few showers coming through in the breeze erratically, a predominantly dry day for most if not all, chilly in the north and east, mice in the sunshine in the south and west. as soon as we lose that sunshine into monday night this is where the frost gets widespread. just about anywhere could see frost to take us into tuesday and all of next week they should be frosty nights bed and not try and reasonably sunny weather. bye bye for now. this is bbc news.
the headlines at 7pm: dozens of people have been killed in a car bomb attack on a convoy carrying evacuees in syria. thousands of people, from two besieged government—held towns, were waiting to be transported under the terms of an evacuation deal, as the bomb shattered coaches, leaving a trail of bodies including children. north korea parades what are thought to be the countries first intercontinental missiles, amid fears it is moving closer to a long—distance atomic arsenal. everton football club bans sun journalists from its stadium and training ground following a column by kelvin mackenzie regarding midfielder ross barkley. i think it's disgraceful the way he spoke about ross barkley and the way that he described the people of liverpool.