"persist" was the word on katy perry's arm. a political statement from an artist who campaigned for and even dressed like hillary clinton. a tribe called quest and busta rhymes were even less subtle, urging resistance. i just want to beg president agent orange for perpetuating all of that evil, that you have perpetuated throughout the united states. this was billed as a battle between beyonce and adele. behind that simple summary was a deeper layer of questions. not least about race and a country where cultures continue to clash. james cook, bbc news, at the grammy awards in los angeles. newsnight is coming up on bbc two. here's evan. tonight — battle between the generations. we'll ask if the baby boomers have snaffled all the pies or, at least, the pensions and homes. should the young feel aggrieved, or grateful for smartphones and music streaming, things the old never had? join me now on bbc 2.
here on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are. hello and welcome to sportsday. coming up: sterling cashes in as city move up to second in the premier league. joe root calls it a huge honour to be namesdengland test captain. to be namesd england test captain. and could khan face pacquiao, as he wins a twitter vote to be his next opponent? good evening. a 2—0 win for manchester city over bournemouth tonight, moves them up to second in the premier league table. it re—establishes their place in the top four, eight points behind chelsea. as for their title aspirations pep guardiola called the gap to the league leaders massive but said his side would take each game as it comes.
ben croucher reports. look closely and you will see a man heading for one of the best seats in the house. only sergio aguero didn't wa nt to the house. only sergio aguero didn't want to be sitting there. benched for a third game running asjesus continued upfront. you will spot jesus injuring his ankle. manchester city had already made a replacement. only a deflection and the post prevented raheem sterling opening the scoring. ball from the last, a deflection and raheem sterling couldn't miss this one. and the referee couldn't miss this foul on john stones. the game's decisive goal, itjust had to be him, doesn't it? sergio aguero slipped in and
claim did even though the replay showed the other player providing the final touch. manchester city wa nted the final touch. manchester city wanted some icing on the cake, but couldn't quite find it. but in a game which started by focusing on a man on the bench, city won't mind where they are finishing the night, second in the premier league. it was a tremendous performance. iamso i am so pleased what we have done, especially the last ten to 15 minutes. it was the best way to keep the results, making lots of passes. we did it really well. this game is about winning and getting results. we change the team selection and formation within the game. we are always looking for new ways to get results. ultimately our season will be defined by what happens from this point.
the west ham united manager slaven bilic has been charged with improper conduct by the football association following his side's 2—2 draw with west brom. bilic was sent off after protesting to match officials and throwing a television microphone to the ground, after west brom's last—minute equaliser. his assistant manager nikola jurcevic has also been charged for alleged misconduct following an incident in the first half of the same game. both men have until 6pm on thursday to respond to the charge. relegation—threatented swansea city have been dealt a blow with the news winger nathan dyer will miss the rest of the season through injury. he ruptured his achilles tendon in the early stages of his side's victory over leicester yesterday. joe root has been named as england's new test cricket captain with the the ecb chairman colin graves calling the yorkshire batsman the "perfect choice". ben stokes has been appointed vice—captain. root succeeds alastair cook, who resigned last week. his first test in charge will be against south africa at lord's in july. a tremendous performance.
root has played magnificently. magnificent hundred from root. in really tough circumstances. he is the dynamo of the england team. joe root has got used to being english cricket's great hope. now he faces something newer. great responsibility. the way in which he plays his cricket, he goes about his business, you would imagine it will lend itself to being a great captain. in january he became a father for the first time, he'll approach leading just as he does parenting. it's one of those things that you sort of have to learn on the job. i suppose being a dad you don't really know what to do until you sort ofjust have to go with it and see how it was, i imagine that would be very similar. you could see baby alfie is already in white, this is after all a family that starts them early. you'll find the root of root amongst fertile yorkshire cricketing soil. here on the outskirts of sheffield is where it began forjoe. root still goes back
to sheffield collegiate which has ready produced one england captain in michael vaughn. his brother billy and dad matt also played here and the name has appeared on local scorecard scorecards further back still. the family are everywhere, even upstairs where grandma barbara plays bridge. so how do those who know him best judge joe's hand? yes, i think it should be ok but you can only really tell when they get in the job. it's very much learning on the job. being a cricket captain. and there is a lot of onerous responsibility being england cricket captain, hopefully it will be successful. you see roots don't get carried away. despite joe's progress from sheffield to yorkshire to england to world number one batsman for a time, he's already scored 11 test centuries and plays all three forms of the game, still there are concerns. he has only rarely led his county and might root the captain compromise root the run maker? they don't dwell on that around here. it is a big job butjoe is that kind of person who will take it in his stride, i think he's more than capable of dealing with the pressures
of what captaincy brings. root inherits a team that lost 4—0 in india last year and faces south africa in the summer before the ashes tour come winter. who knows how he'll fare? we can, though, guess his approach. in the words of his grandfather, "mad keen". patrick geary, bbc news, in sheffield. staying with cricket, india beat bangladesh by 208 runs in their one off test in hyderabad. the tourists were chasing an unlikely a59 for victory and despite a battling performance from mohammad mahmudullah, they fell well short. bangladesh were all out for 250 just before tea on the final day, with ashwin and jadeja taking eight wickets between them. i don't think it is because of me. everybody at international level wa nts to everybody at international level wants to do well. it is as simple as
that. playing as a team, that has been the difference in this team. you can say 2016, i have scored a lot of runs, but 2015 as well, we wa nt test lot of runs, but 2015 as well, we want test matches where i didn't score many runs but the other guys we re score many runs but the other guys were scoring lots of runs. their confidence was rubbing off on me and thatis confidence was rubbing off on me and that is how you play as a team. ulster rugby have announced that jono gibbes willjoin the province as head coach ahead of next season. the former all black, seen here on the right, has signed a two—year contract. he's currently forwards coach at clermont auvergne. he'd previously held a similar position at leinster where he won three european cups. the former sale sharks wing tom arscott has been found guilty of passing on confidential team information to his brother, who plays for fellow premiership side bristol. arscott was suspended in early january and then sacked 16 days later following an investigation by his club side. the rfu found bristol were aware of sale‘s line—out set up and their defensive pattern. bristol won the match by a point on new year's day. the rfu say arscott‘s behaviour
was inappropriate and have issued him with a written warning. tennis, and britain's aljaz bedene is out of the rotterdam open. the british number 4 was beaten by denis istomin from uzbekistan — the man who famously beat novak djokovic at the australian open. istomin won the first set 6—3, and took the second on a tie break to go through in straight sets. one of the most enduring partnerships in tennis will come to an end this season when rafael nadal‘s uncle, toni nadal, steps down as his coach. reports suggest that toni nadal feels he's been sidelined by other figures in the player's entourage. he coached nadal to all 1a of his grand slam victories but says he now wants to a concentrate on training emerging players. and amir khan could be in line to fight manny pacquiao if fans of the eight division world champion have their way, after voting overwhelmingly for him to be his next opponent. pacquiao took to twitter to ask who he should fight next, giving fans the option of four fighters, the britishj pair
of kell brrok and amir khan, the australianjeff horn and the american terrence crawford. of the 115,000 votes cast, khan was the preferred choice with 48% of the vote cast. paquiao's advisor also said the fight would be held in the uae, which wont be much comfort to one of the four, jeff horn, who believed a deal had already been agreed to fight