tv Sport Today BBC News May 1, 2017 1:45am-2:01am BST
hello, this is sport today, live from the bbc sport centre. coming up on this programme: chelsea move a step closer to the english premier league title. cool hand and a level head. it's higgins who leads after the first day of the world snooker championship final. taking a stand in sochi, valteri bottas wins the russian grand prix. yes, hello and welcome. chelsea moved another step closer to securing the english premier league title following a 3—0 win over everton, a match which was considered their toughest remaining fixture this season. it didn't look that way as they remain four points clear with four matches remaining. all the goals came in the second half. a moment of magic from pedro to break the deadlock, gary cahill with a close—range
finish before willian marked his entry to the game with a late third. manager antonio conte closing in on a trophy in his first season in england. we must be pleased because we played a game with the head. and this part of the season it's very important to use before the head, then your heart and then your legs. i think we did this today. tottenham are hot on their heels should the league leaders slip up. a 2—0 win over rivals arsenal in the london derby keeps them in touching distance, goals from dele alli and a penalty for harry kane means tottenham are guaranteed to finish ahead of their city rivals for the first time in 22 years, 17 points the gap between the two sides. second—half we put more pressure and
we create more i think. the team was having more freedom to create chances and we played well i think. we are happy with the victory and very happy for the fans and the players and the race for the title, four points, let's see what happens. we will try to be ready for the next game at goodison. under pep guardiola, manchester city would have hoped to be challenging for the title, instead they're battling for a place in the top four. gabrieljesus scored in a 2—2 draw with middlesbrough, who are second from bottom. twice they had to come from behind. their other goal a controversial penlaty scored by sergio aguero, the officials facing criticsm from both sets of fans, as city stay in fourth. manchester united are fifth, a point behind city after a one all draw with swansea city. gylfi siggurdson‘s moment of brilliance,
a stunning free kick at old trafford earning his side a point after marcus rashford was awarded a controversial penalty,
scored by wayne rooney. the draw means united are still outside the champions league qualification places. ghana's sulley muntari dramatically walked off the pitch while playing for pescara at cagliari on sunday after his complaints of racist abuse were met with a yellow card. the midfielder could now face disciplinary measures after deciding to leave the field seconds before full—time. earlier, muntari had spoken directly with a section of the cagliari supporters targeting him with racist abuse. he claimed the abuse also came from children. as for the other games in serie a, juventus are four points away from a sixth successive title after nearest challengers roma lost their derby at home to lazio. crotone and milan drew. there were important wins for struggling sassulo and bologne. napoli beat seventh placed internazionale 1—0 and are
third, a point behind roma. and the big news in spain, celta vigo were beaten for the fifth
time in six league matches going down 3—0 at home to athletic bilbao on sunday, perhaps distracted by thursday's europa league semi—final against manchester united to come. john higgins leads mark selby 10—7 after the first day of the world snooker championship final in sheffield in england. higgins ran away with four frames to lead 6—2 at the end of the first session. after that he moved on to an 8—3 lead before allowing selby back into the match with this mistake on the pink to make it 8—4. higgins then moved into a 10—4 lead, but defending champion selby hit straight back to win the last three frames of the day. they'll resume the best of 35 final on monday. there was a moment to remember for finland's valtteri bottas following his first formula i victory at the russian grand prix. it comes having joined mercedes at the start of the season, holding off both ferrari's including that of championship leader sebastien vettel.
he finished ahead of his team—mate lewis hamilton who was desperately short of pace. ben croucher reports. eyeing a maiden fi win, today was valtteri bottas‘s time to shine. with team—mate lewis hamilton off the pace this weekend, it was up to the finnish driver to take the fight to ferrari. he had two to get past on the grid and he dispatched them in two corners. the second of those corners proved tricky for the british driverjolyon palmer, whose race ended in a tangle of tyres. the seemingly unflappable finn, so comfortable leading for so long, flapped with his first win in sight. this error allowed championship leader sebastian vettel to hunt him down over the remaining few nerve—racking laps. sebastian vettel‘s ferrari hustled, but the prize would be won by valtteri bottas — a grand prix winner of the 82nd attempt.
radio: yes! brilliant! well done. it took a while, 80 races for me but definitely worth the wait, definitely worth the wait, definitely worth the learning curve. this strange opportunity came to me in the wintertojoin this strange opportunity came to me in the winter to join this team and they made it possible to date, so i really wa nt they made it possible to date, so i really want to thank to the team, without them it wouldn't have been possible. amazing. some questioned if valtteri bottas would play number two to lewis hamilton this season. on sunday at least he was very much number one. ben croucher, bbc news. rafa nadal produced another ten out of ten performance on the red dirt of barcelona to win his tenth title in the city. the king of clay beat austrain dominic thiem in straight sets with a masterclass on sunday afternoon. it finished 6—4, 6—1, giving him a 51st clay—court crown. last week nadal also won his tenth title at the monte carlo masters. last week nadal also won his tenth title at the monte carlo masters. last year she was runner—up, this year she's the champion. laura siegemund was the home—town
hero in stuttgart as she lifted the biggest title of her career at the porsche grand prix. she beat france's kristina mladenovic in a great comeback win. mladenovic led 4—1 in the deciding tie—break but siegemund fought back to win 6—1, 2—6, 7—6. west indies were 286—6 in theirfirst innings at stumps on the opening day of the second test against pakistan at kensington oval in barbados on sunday. royston chase was unbeaten on 131 with skipper jason holder on 58 not out. pakistan won the first test of the three—game series by seven wickets injamaica as they seek to clinch a first—ever series win in the caribbean. in the past few weeks we've reported on the growth of women's football in india and afghanistan, as well as featured the only female coach in the pro american women's league. now it's your turn to vote for this
year's bbc women's footballer of the year. ourfirst nominee is germany's melanie behringer, she won olympic gold in rio last year after claiming a second straight bundesliga title with bayern munich. hi, guys, i'm melanie behringer, i'm nominated for the bbc women's footballer of the year 2017, and i would be very happy if you vote for me because the year 2016 was very great. that was melanie behringer. you can see all the nominees if you go to at bbc.com/womensfootball. you decide the winner. but from me and the rest of the sport today team, goodbye. hello there. good morning. we saw some big contrasts across the uk on sunday. the southern half of the uk has seen quite a bit of cloud and some rain.
this is the view from one of our weather watchers mid—afternoon on sunday. but at the same time, the northern half of the country was pretty different. dry, bright, a bit breezy as well. this is the view on the shores of the moray firth. and i think we will keep similar contrast through bank holiday monday, because this area of low pressure is parked across the south of the uk. that'll be the focus for some wetter weather. further north, it should be dry, but breezy. the breeze overnight will keep the temperatures up. temperatures probably at the lowest in western scotland. but here will see some of the highest into the afternoon. we might see one or two early showers in northern england, but they tend to fade away. generally speaking, northern england and northwards will be dry, bright and breezy. the southern half of the uk will see cloud and outbreaks of rain, possibly some showers. heavy at times, with the odd rumble of thunder. but a little sunshine coming and going. not overly warm. 11,12 or 13 degrees. temparature contrast across northern england. coastal areas will see ten or 11 degrees. on the other side, 1a or 15 in carlisle. 16 or 17 northern parts
of northern ireland. eight degrees in the eastern side of scotland. could go as high as 18 in the sunshine on the western side. now, through the evening, those showers could be heavy and thundery across that central swathe of england, working ever southwards, eventually clearing away. by dawn on tuesday, most places will be dry. a fair bit of low cloud coming into that eastern side of the uk. maybe some mist and fog as well. temperatures at about seven, eight, or nine degrees in major cities. a little lower in rural spots. through tuesday, the low pressure system will drift to the south, allowing a low pressure system in scandinavia to become the driving force of our weather. and that will be with us for a good few days. an easterly wind on tuesday drags in a lot of low cloud to the eastern side. it will be cool here as well. further west, much brighter skies, and we'll see some high temperatures, as well. 15,16,17 degrees in some places.
some rain to go with the cloud perhaps further east. cloudy in the southern half the uk on wednesday. still that easterly breeze and still quite cool along the eastern coast. further west, especially to the north and west, it should be a lovely day with sunshine and temperatures in the upper teens here. then towards the end of the week, a lot of fine and dry weather to be had. still a little bit cloudy up and down the eastern side. a little cooler on the eastern side. it will be warmer to the upper west, particularly in the north—west. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is gavin grey. our top stories: donald trump says he hasn't ruled out military action against north korea, even if itjeopardises commercial co—operation with china. north korea is maybe more important than trade. trade is very important, but massive warfare with millions, potentially millions of people being killed, that, as we would say, trumps trade. tornadoes hit texas, leaving at least nine people dead