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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  September 10, 2019 1:45am-2:01am BST

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and holders new zealand arrive in japan ahead of the rugby world cup, getting underway next week. hello and welcome to the programme, where we start with footballing news from monday's euro 2020 qualifiers with germany moving top of group c after a 2—0 win over northern ireland in belfast. that result takes germany above their opponents to the top of the group on goal difference. while the netherlands are nowjust three points adrift of those two with a match in hand after easing to victory over estonia. elsewhere, world cup finalists croatia remain top of group e despite a 1—1 draw in azerbaijan. benjamin verbic scored a stoppage time winner for serbia to beat israel 3—2 and see his side move second in group g. belgium made it six wins from six played in group i after a thumping 4—0 win over scotland in glasgow. after a second loss
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to the netherlands in this campaign, when they went down 4—2 on friday. germany inflicted a first loss on northern ireland, which was also the first time michael o'neill's side had dropped points. they had dropped points. punished us in the second hali with, they punished us in the second half with, you know, they did so with their quality. it's a lot harder chasing the ball when you're behind as opposed to when your level. i have to say the players, second—half, it looked like we were going to struggle to get back in the game and we did manage to get back into the game. we created a couple of half chances again, and the second goal has no relevance on the game really. it's nothing that gives me any concern. it was just if the pointing because we created chances and didn't take them. translation: it was a very intense 90 minutes here in belfast against a northern ireland team that played
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very attacking football. it was difficult for us to come into the game in the first half. we were pressed very half. but eventually we improved in the second. it was a very difficult game for us, and we are very pleased to have won the match. england, who are top of group a, take on kosovo on tuesday but the kosovans are second and unbeaten in 15 matches. what can gareth southgate expect? well, his opposite number bernard challande was asked about what tactics he'll use. it's a tactical pressing. in a crazy game, it is"", go, go, go! it's not tactic. perhaps it's not the right run but it is... i will, i will, i wa nt to run but it is... i will, i will, i want to win the ball. perhaps you
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lose the ball and we score, because pressing is a possibility. it's not only defending, it is preparation for a goal. kosovo will be very high pressing, hard—working. more kosovo will be very high pressing, ha rd—working. more attacking kosovo will be very high pressing, hard—working. more attacking threat than we faced on saturday. may be there will be a little bit more space to play higher up the pitch, but certainly their forwards and the whole team work extremely hard to make life uncomfortable for you. we might freshen the team a bit, i think that will be important. we don't need to, everybody's fit and available, so we just need to make sure we get the balance right because we need the cohesion, and we need to have the right defending and attacking profiles to make sure that we're giving ourselves the best chance to win the game. now to cricket, where afghanistan's rashid khan became the youngest captain to win
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a test as his side beat bangladesh to record their second win in their third test match. the 20—year—old took i! wickets and scored a first innings half—century, as the visitors won the one—off test by by 224 runs in chattogram. afghanistan, who were awarded test status in 2017, have also beaten ireland and now become the the joint—quickest nation to reach two test wins after australia managed the feat back in 1879. ten sri lanka players, including captain dimuth karunaratne, lasith malinga and angelo mathews, have opted out of their limited—overs tour of pakistan because of security concerns. the team are due to play three one—day internationals and three twenty20 matches from the 27th of september to the 9th of october and the players were allowed to decide whether to take part after a security briefing. pakistan have not hosted a test on home soil since gunmen attacked sri lanka's team bus in lahore in 2009. england have named an unchanged 13—man squad
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for their final ashes test with australia at the oval, but ben stokes is an injury worry. he'll be assessed over his fitness to bowl after struggling with a shoulder problem, which he picked up during the fourth test. jason roy has also been named in the squad, despite struggling for runs during the series so far. so here's the squad in full: if stokes isn't able to bowl, he'll play as a specialist batsman with england able to call on chris woakes or sam curran to come in as an all—rounder. england can still level the series, even though australia have already retained the ashes although england haven't lost an ashes series on home soil since 2001. with less than a year to go before the tokyo paralympics, this week's para—swimming world championships in london are a huge event on the way to japan. the para athletics worlds will be in dubai in november but swimming is the other big sport at the games. competition has been taking place on monday at the london aquatics centre, and with 25 golds decided on the opening night there were five world record and kate grey has the pick of the action.
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the thursday of action here in london has provided plenty of exciting racing with multiple world records broken and 13 nations winning golds, just proving the international breadth of paris. three time paralympic champion from canada won her nation's first gold of this championships in the s—10 freestyle, but ever the perfectionist, she wanted more from the race. i wanted to break my record and come as close as possible but it is still a gold, i have earned ten golds in my career, so it's very exciting and the first medalfor canada, it's very exciting and the first medal for canada, and it it's very exciting and the first medalfor canada, and it is gold. i'm very happy for that but i can't wait to see the race and see what went wrong and know what you work on for the next year. 0n the close of day one, russia tops the medals table with great written and italy just behind. the medals table with great written and italyjust behind. proving russia are back and meaning business in london, they had their doping ban
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lifted earlier this year and they definitely want to make their mark on the international stage. holders new zealand have arrived in japan ahead of their rugby world cup defence. the all blacks have won the last two editions of the tournament and face south africa in their opening pool b match on saturday the 21st of september in yokohama. england's world cup quest got off to an inauspicious start as they fell victim to the chaotic fallout from typhoon faxai, with the squad stranded at narita international airport for five hours. england get their campaign underway in sapporo on sunday the 22nd of september when they take on tonga. the big story leading into the season was when antonio brown was released by the oakland raiders ahead of their first game after a fall out with general manager mike mayock. he was one of the leagues highest—paid wide receivers
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on a deal worth more than $50 million per season. after moving from pittsburgh his time at the raiders has been shortlived with numerous issues and within hours of leaving 0akland he signed with the new england patriots. jerry brewer of the washington post told us earlier that he's not sure whether brown's move will be a success or not. it's hard to know exactly where antonio brown's head is at. this is the second team that he has essentially forced his way out of, if you go back to his trade in march from pittsburgh to the oakland raiders, and now he's going to the best tea m raiders, and now he's going to the best team in the nfl, which does not stand for any nonsense. so the question is, will brown fall in line 01’ question is, will brown fall in line or will he try to test the patriots? if he tries to test them, he won't last the entire season. if you look at back to his time in pittsburgh, and they enabled him to a certain extent, and he felt like he was going to get the same treatment in 0akland, going to get the same treatment in oakland, and when he they pushed back, he thought they couldn't do that to him, but yes they can! i get
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the sense he never really wanted to be in oakland and perhaps he always had his eye on new england. this is a very roundabout way of getting to the new england patriots and it cost him about $50 million to make it happen, but if it does work, he'll be more relevant than he's ever been and he may be a champion for the first time. brown's former club 0akland are at home to the denver broncos in the late monday kick—off, while in the early game, the new orleans saints, who went within a whisker of reaching last year's super bowl, are at home to the houston texans. seann walsh with two touchdowns in the first half for the texans, they are 14—3 with around 13.5 minutes remaining in the first quarter. —— deshaun watson.
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you can get all the latest sports news at our website, that's bbc.com/sport. but from me and the rest of the sport today team, goodbye. hello. weather—wise, yesterday certainly wasn't the most shining of starts to the new week. it was cloudy, it was pretty wet for many of us and also it felt on the chilly side. today we flip the coin. it's much drier, it should be much brighter and also consequently will also feel warmer. this area of low pressure is the area responsible for the wet weather yesterday, that's off into the continent. today, we have a little ridge of high pressure. we start with quite a bit of cloud around, perhaps mist and fog, could be a problem for the early rush—hour in the midlands but that will lift for sunshine in the afternoon. however, you don't need to look too closely to observe there is a significant change in northrthern ireland by the end of the afternoon. this weather front is part of an area of low pressure that is actually ex—hurricane dorian. it's nowhere near hurricane strength
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as it makes its way to the uk, let's be clear about that, but it will be a windy night as the low pressure goes across and weather fronts will go southwards, rain around, but mild into wednesday. through wednesday day, the centre of the low stays to the north of the uk. the isobars stay closely packed together. much of the rain will sweep away south—eastwards. we should be left with quite a bit of sunshine into the second half of the day, but the strong westerly wind will feed quite a few showers into western scotland. the wind will be particularly gusty, so potentially even disruptive as gusts could touch up to a0—a5mph for exposed areas to the north and west of the uk. temperatures already starting to look healthier than they did at the start of the week. we're into the low 20s in the south—east. wednesday into thursday, we get another little area of low pressure running across us. this is ex—tropical storm gabrielle. again basically quite a deep area of low pressure bringing some windy weather perhaps to the south and west in western exposures
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for a time. the biggest difference, though, is the tropical area it pulls up to the south of it on thursday. wet for northrthern ireland and scotland, windy, potentially especially for the likes of wales and south—west england but look how the temperatures get bolstered as we pull in the warm, humid air from the south. that then sets us up for the remainder of the week and to take us into the weekend, with high pressure building from the south—west. we feed the warmer air north across the uk, settling the weather down nicely. friday into the weekend, dry weather around, some pleasant spells of sunshine and a return as well of some warmer weather.
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welcome to bbc news. i'm reged ahmad. our top stories: the ayes to the right, 293, the noes to the left, 146. britain's parliament defies boris johnson — again blocking his call for a snap general election. it's the sixth defeat for the prime minister in little over a week. parliament's now set to be suspended for five weeks. authorities in the bahamas defend their response to hurricane dorian. we report from the abaco islands where tens of thousands are still desperate for help. myanmar steps up efforts to repatriate rohigya refugees.

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