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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  May 10, 2017 1:45am-2:01am BST

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hello, this is sport today, live from the bbc sport centre. coming up on this programme: see you in cardiff. juventus are into the champions league final after schooling monaco 4—1 in their semi final. we'll have action from the asian champions league, as adelaide united are dumped out. and maria sharapova may have been beaten in madrid, but tennis tournaments are still welcoming her with open arms. hi, wherever you are around the world, welcome to sport today. there was spectacular theatre in turin on tuesday. football magnificence. and at the end of it all, juventus secured their place in the champions league final. dani alves volleyed in one of the goals of season on juventus‘s way to a 4—1 aggregate win over monaco, in theirsemi final. here's our football reporter john bennett with his analysis. monaco started well and had some
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decent chances but juventus monaco started well and had some decent chances butjuventus killed the game with two goals in the first half. here yet again was dani alves. he set up the first call and scored the second. beautiful volley. across the second. beautiful volley. across the two legs, but three assistant and one goal. member he was released on free transfer by barcelona last season. on free transfer by barcelona last season. a credit to monaco. we kept fighting and they scored. it had been 689 minutes sincejuventus concedes in the champions league, but those two players, with a 21 year age but those two players, with a 21 yearage gap, but those two players, with a 21 year age gap, scored. juventus back in the finalfor the year age gap, scored. juventus back in the final for the first time since 2015. it seems like a strange thing to say but it seems like they have a better team than 2015. they've got a number of players in brilliant form. what an opportunity
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to wina brilliant form. what an opportunity to win a champions league for the first time since 1996. i have to beat real madrid. they have a 3—0 lead over atletico madrid. the final is on wednesday. fifa are to investigate paul pogba's world record transfer from juventus to manchester united. they want clarification over who was involved in the $115 million deal and how much money they earned from it. united say fifa have the necessary documents from august last year. inter milan have sacked manager stefano pioli after a run of seven league games without a win. reserve team coach stefano vecchi will take interim charge for the remaining three games of the season. a 1—0 defeat to genoa at the weekend, in which pioli substituted club captain and striker mauro icardi, left inter in seventh place, three points behind sixth—placed city rivals ac milan and a europa league spot. a ricardo goulart double steered two—time winners guangzhou evergrande into
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the asian champions league last 16. they drew 2—2 with suwon samsung bluewings. after cancelling out yeom ki—hun‘s opener, goulart looked offside as he headed evergrande 2—1 ahead, before kim jong—woo‘s late equaliser caused some late jitters. but the single point was enough to take evergrande into the knock—out rounds. they are second place in group g behind japan's kawasaki frontale. a late goal from midfielderji xiang clinched a 1—0 win and top spot forjiangsu suning in group h, ending adelaide united's asian campaign. ji scored with a clinical finish to net the chinese team's winner off what was only their second shot on target for the match. there were no surprises as the uae's al ahli topped group a on goal difference after they thrashed lokomotiv of uzbekistan 4—0. iran's esteghlal secure second spot and advance to the last 16.
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group b also panned out as expected, with qatar stars league champions lekhwiya emerging as the top team after a 4—1 victory over saudi arabia's al fateh. confirmation that japanese side kawasaki frontale finish top of group after they beat eastern sports club 4—0. south korea'sjeju united made sure of second spot in group h when they beat gamba osaka 2—0. hedvig lindahl made a name for herself at last year's olympics in rio. her penalty saves in the quarter—final win over the united states and the semi—final victory against brazil earned her recognition outside of the women's football world. she's a nominee for this year's bbc women's footballer of the year award. here's her story.
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i feel honoured to be chosen as one of five in the world. just let that sink in. five in the world. today, i would say she is the best. she cares a lot and she is working really hard for a lot of social important things in society. she asks so many questions. some of them i don't like, as stupid, but some of them are brilliant. that makes her really interesting. that was my dream from when i was very little and somewhere along the line i realised i am a girl, a woman, so my perception of being a professional footballer is not what i thought it would be. it hit me at some point. i don't know, i was actually part of the 2003 world cup squad that came second and after that i thought everyone knew
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who i was now i was in the world cup final in the squad. everyone knows me now. and then i woke up and realised, wait a minute, it is women's football and it's not really like that. being a female foot all means that i am part of something that opens doors for so many other girls and women in the world that still struggles with their own rights, their right to play football 01’ rights, their right to play football or write to be a human being. we got beaten 5—1 against brazil in the group stage and we think we need to do something. they were facing the us in the quarter—final. —— we are facing. we will play in brazil against the world champions. the one thing i was certain of it that penalty shoot—out was where alex was going to strike and i picked that one. her face after saving, it is
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contagious! it's not about her, it's about the team. now we need to do this right and we need to win this game. it was imported and we have to do that to move forward in the tournament and it was important for her, for us, for the whole of sweden. now i find myself in a big setting, a big club, where i can focus on being the best goalkeeper i can be. internally as well. when i came to the club we had to wash our own kit but now i feel like it's a really good environment for any professional footballer and i am very happy to be part of it. it is an exciting time to be part of women's football, wherever you are in the world right now. it's like it's boiling, is just in the world right now. it's like it's boiling, isjust waiting in the world right now. it's like it's boiling, is just waiting to really ta ke
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it's boiling, is just waiting to really take off and maybe all of the yea rs really take off and maybe all of the years that i struggled will be worth it. that is hedvig lindahl. if you want to vote for her, go to our website. maria sharapova has been offered a wild card to play at next month's grasscourt aegon classic in england. sharapova hasn't played a wimbledon warm—up event in seven years but she will need a wild card from the all england club. sharapova will find out next tuesday if she'll get a wild card into the french open main draw, while a wimbledon committee will meet to discuss the subject onjune 20. the russian has only recently returned to the tour after a 15 month doping ban and some players are unhappy at the ease with which she has received wildcards to tournaments. clearly they are going to do what they think will sell the most tickets, give them the most coverage and get the most people into watch.
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the amount of media that were over their covering it, ithink the amount of media that were over their covering it, i think that's what's best for the tournament in birmingham, buti what's best for the tournament in birmingham, but i am sure it has split a lot of opinionated i am sure discussions about whether to give it 01’ discussions about whether to give it or not will law and i'm sure there we re or not will law and i'm sure there were disagreements, but they've obviously done what they think is right for that event and maybe haven't thought as much about the wider issues of it. that was world number one andy murray speaking after he beat romanian marius copil 6—4, 6—3 to reach the third round of the madrid 0pen. the scot made a slow start against an opponent 103 places below him, in the world rankings. but he finished off the big—serving romanian in 83 minutes, without having faced a break point. murray was the runner up in madrid last year to novak djokovic. anything less than a final berth this year though will reduce his overall ranking points and threaten his world number one status. that's it from sport today.
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you can get all the latest sports news at our website — that's goodbye. hi there. we had some glorious sunshine yesterday across western parts of the country once again. these were the clear skies in abersock, north—west wales. we have had a lot of sunshine over the last few days across western parts of the country. but if i run through the last few days in the east, you can see rather cloudier weather in from the north sea, with pesky winds bringing cloud across much of central and eastern england in particular. it hasn't felt warm either under the cloudy skies. however, the weather is going to change because the wind is changing direction. we're not bringing cloud from the north sea. the pressure is relatively higher on wednesday.
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the winds will be a little bit lighter. it will be sunny and warm day for many parts of the country. yes, warmth on the way but it will be a chilly start to the morning. temperatures start around two or three degrees in the countryside. there will be a few spots see temperatures below freezing in the coldest areas. cloudy in scotland. a bit of rain for the northern isles. 0therwise, mainly dry. we should see sunshine from the central belt southwards across scotland, northern ireland, england and wales, mostly starting fine and sunny with a few patches of cloud to start the day for east anglia. i think for most of us temperatures come up quickly with light winds and blue skies overhead. and that's really the way the weather will stay through the rest of the day. again, prone to a few spits and spots of rain across the far north of scotland but otherwise essentially it is a dry picture with sunshine. and temperatures across parts of central england towards the south—west, eastern wales, could reach the 20s, so it's going to be warm and pleasant in the sunshine. heading through wednesday evening and overnight, we keep cloudy weather for scotland. and late in the night we might see just a few showers pushing in from the near continent.
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signs of a change in the weather on the way. temperatures overnight around 7—9 degrees, so thursday morning starts off something like this — most of us start off on a sunny note and then showers move up from the continent, some of those could turn thundery through the day. still, for many areas it is a decent day with dry weather, warm sunshine, temperatures rising, 19 degrees or so in london. but then through thursday night and on into friday it looks like we will see some thunderstorms pushing in from the near continent. hit and miss in nature. but some of the downpours might be intense. there might be some hail mixed in. the wind will start to get stronger and then it will be cooler for eastern scotland with cloud and rain here. for the weekend we will have some relatively warm conditions. some bright spells intermingled with one or two showers. that's your weather. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is mike embley. our top stories:
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