wipes and players have alcohol wipes and hand gel, the importance of good hygiene has been stressed to them by beating doctor, but we will review it if the current advice changes. —— team doctor. next, to an extraordinary story of recovery. in november, british hockey player sam ward not only feared for his career, but his eyesight too after he was hit in the face with a ball. he was left partially blind in one eye, and has struggled with anxiety, flashbacks and nightmares in the months since. but incredibly last week he made his return to domestic hockey and is now targeting selection for this summer's olympic games. nick hope has been to meet him. through november, in the qualifier against malaysia, i was in a stupid place and i headed the ball. it sheared off my eye socket, fractures around here, ithink sheared off my eye socket, fractures around here, i think there were seven fractures in total. it also
crossed my eyeball, tearing the back of my retina. what is the situation with your left eye? might periphery mof sides, i have —— i have lost central vision in my left eye, so i have a big grey blob down the middle. it has been a journey. i had amazing surgery, becoming from here to year and they put four plates and 31 screws inside my face. i think we did an incredible job 31 screws inside my face. i think we did an incrediblejob and i had been recovering since then. what have you been struggling with? pretty much with the hockey ball. the noise of it was around this, i can still see the ball hitting me. i have a lot of night terrors. things tend to be in relation to people trying to attack my good i know, because that is the
protective thing. —— the good eyes. time has been a healer and it is getting better and better and i am back on the pitch, which makes me think i am back on the pitch, which makes me think i'm getting through it. what were the pre-game makes me think i'm getting through it. what were the pre—game nerves? makes me think i'm getting through it. what were the pre-game nerves? i have never been so nervous for a game of hockey ever. it was worse than my db. it was one of the best moments, though. given where you have been, what would it mean to you to reach tokyo? nowl have reflected on what happened, i think it would be an incredible achievement. i do not think there is anything in the world that would mean more to me. some more news from the world of sport now. chris froome has led the tributes to team ineos' sporting director nico portal, who's died at the age of a0. portal rode for team sky before staying on as manager and helped guide froome to his four tour de france triumphs between 2013 and 2017.
british number one johanna konta has won her first match of 2020. she beat kim clijsters in straight sets in the opening round of the monterrey 0pen. clijsters was playing just her second match since coming out of retirement. and chris ashton hasjoined premiership side harlequins. the former england winger had his contract terminated with sale by mutual consent on monday — with the sale owner steve diamond saying it was down to a ‘difference of opinion‘. british heavyweight boxer dillian whyte says he's he will fight anyone to get at tyson fury. anthonyjoshua might get in the way of that but he is happy to be in the conversation, he has no put an incorrect doping violation behind him. it was all nonsense. all
the charges got dropped, and i feel good and i am in a good place, it is good and i am in a good place, it is good to be back on top of the game again. i made a second, you have got again. i made a second, you have got a big fight. he is a man with a big punch. this is going to be a big match, how excited are you? former 0lympic match, how excited are you? former olympic gold medallist, you want a of tournaments, experienced and very strong. big puncher. very accurate and very good counter puncher. it is very dangerous, very dangerous opponent, about 18 months ago when he fought david price, he knocked him out. you want to fightjoshua
instead of me, so i want to get even. he knocked out if fellow brit so even. he knocked out if fellow brit soi even. he knocked out if fellow brit so i wanted to knock him out. now tyson fury is champion. have you been frustrated not getting a shot in the past? i have beaten more top ten fighters done tyson fury and welder. i feel i ten fighters done tyson fury and welder. ifeel i have ten fighters done tyson fury and welder. i feel i have done enough and it has been frustrating, but you just get on with it. you do not cry over spilt milk milk. this is a great time for british heavyweight fighting. to be involved in that, how does it feel? it feels amazing. hopefully i can... in the next eight to 12 months, hopefully, but boxing, you never know who is going to get injured or who is going to get stripped. you never know. i want to
be here and that is my thing. ijust wa nt to be here and that is my thing. ijust want to keep working and having hard fights, keep growing and keep having fan friendly fights. i could keep that disappear off to america, make good money, buti that disappear off to america, make good money, but i want to stay at home and have good fights and have ha rd home and have good fights and have hard fights. in less than 12 hours' time, england will be out on the pitch at the sydney cricket groud, hoping to make it to the final of the women's t20 world cup. at least, that's what they hope will happen, because the weather in australia has caused all sorts of problems with the latter stages of the tournament, and could even put england out before they've set foot on the field. jo currie reports. hit or miss? england are targeting a place in the world cup final. they
have been there four times before and that is the kind of record to put players at ease, but they have to beat india and the weather first. with the remnants of tropical storms pressing over the city, the semifinals could be rained off, meaning india automatically go through to the final, but australia and england would be out. through to the final, but australia and england would be outm through to the final, but australia and england would be out. it is very frustrating because you do not know when you need to turn up to the ground. the girls are prepared to play, but it is weird that when it rains and you switch off as a player and it is hard to switch back on. also, england know they will be frustrated, because they will finish off the top of the group, despite the rain, it would have got to the final. england can only prepare for india right now. india is the only one to have one all their matches in the tournament so far. we beat them in the semifinaland the tournament so far. we beat them in the semifinal and the last world cup as we play brilliantly. they
have got if you want class charters and dangerous players, but we had some success and dangerous players, but we had some success against them in the tri- some success against them in the tri— series and we will have our plans in place for them to try and keep them quiet. they have travelled to melbourne for the final on mostly eight. who makes thatjourney could depend on the cricket or the weather. that's all from sportsday. we'll have more throughout the evening. hello this is bbc news. we know you want as much information as possible but today marks the beginning of the coronavirus podcast, where experts will give all the analysis on a weekly basis. this
all feels familiar because we have all feels familiar because we have a ll cove red all feels familiar because we have all covered epidemics, but some of this fear and confusion, lots of questions, this comes up all the time and what we're trying to do here to the nub of what of what is going on and also allay some fears, there is a lot of panic and lots good information. we need to correct the misinformation going around, so hopefully we can give people some helpful information. it is mostly the elderly, that is a curve, there we re the elderly, that is a curve, there were more than 30,000 cases in china, where everybody gets this four out of five people will get a disease figure. that is true. if over 80 years old your risk will be more than a 50—year—old, and more thana more than a 50—year—old, and more than a 20—year—old. only two out of a hundred cases of people under the age of 20. however, young people
don't like one of the doctors who first raised the alarm, 34 years old, it is an indiscriminate virus. you are not absolutely in the clear if you're young and fit. this does feel different. i am if you're young and fit. this does feel different. iam more if you're young and fit. this does feel different. i am more concerned that i have been previously, but i am encouraged by the global response. the world bank has announced 12 billion dollars. i think that is an unprecedented amount for think that is an unprecedented amountforan think that is an unprecedented amount for an outbreak like theirs. it is also important to say that we are seeing fear, this is a virus we don't know much about and are still finding out about it and it has spread widely geographically, but there are slower hundred 22 countries that do not have any. there are slower hundred 22 countries that do not have anylj think countries that do not have any.” think the maps are really misleading, is the oldest countries that are affected, but many of those will have one case, but on the global map beeping up as a red
country. we need some hand gel! we have to set the example! is at times like this when you need someone who has not one but two professorships. he was crystal —— claire donnelly, two professorships, one at london and one in applied statistics at oxford university. hello. i have had a hand gel but i am sitting a bit close! i will urge away but i will try to keep my face... less to be sense of perspective. as far as we know, we do not have massive community spread in the uk, so right know that social distancing, if we had have to be busy work force down with it i think that would apply more... there is some community spreading, we know that no. the chief medical officer says he thinks
it is likely. once you get used to this. you don't want a window have people are only ill because that will spread in lot. you can listen to the podcast via bbc sends out. let us check on the weather prospects. rain and drizzle is easing off overnight, it is doing quite closely in the hills, we see wetter weather coming to the the english channel and effecting more southern counties. we have clear skies, northern england and england and scotla nd northern england and england and scotland and northern ireland will have a frost and fork first thing in the morning. some sunshine on the way on thursday. lots of cloud in the south of england and wales. the
weather should improve towards the south—west, it will still be quite a chilly wind and more southern areas of england will have the edge of temperatures. many parts of england and wales will brighten up with some sunshine, some showers. wet and windy weather clears the south east on thursday evening, heading to frost by friday morning, but another weather warning is coming in from the atlantic. it is an area of cloud and showers moving slowly in from the worst. i had it some list and frost —— fog patches, but for eastern england and eastern scotland, they are likely to be dry. into the weekend, things start to turn much windier and wetter. we have got a deeper area of low pressure coming in. it winds are picking up. that first weather front increases the amount of cloud on saturday, mostly codes onto the hills of western part of england and wales and brings drizzle. it is the second weather front that is much more active and that means the area,
heavier rain arriving in northern ireland and western scotland through the day. the wind is strengthening, it is southerly, temperatures will be in double figures. only briefly, because heavier rain coming in from the west will sweep across england and wales. it is clear by sunday morning and it is still quite windy on sunday but this is cooler and fresher air as well. still windy on sunday and it is a day of sunshine and showers, following that heavy rain overnight. lots of shows over the western side of the uk but given the western side of the uk but given the strength of the wind sum should be born to the eastern side. thus temperatures will drop to the day to eat 9 degrees. still unsettled next week.
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