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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  May 19, 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: the race for top goalscorer in the premier league goes into overdrive, as harry kane scores four for tottenham, who put six past leicester city. stan wawrinka knocked out of the rome masters, asjohn isner powers past the swiss third seed. and fernando gaviria makes it a third stage win in the giro d'italia by claiming thursday's stage 12. hello, and welcome to the programme. the english premier league title race may have been decided but the race for the golden boot will go down to the wire between tottenham's harry kane and everton‘s romelu lukaku. kane scored four in his team's 6—1 win at last year's champions leicester city. that took his tally to 26 goals in the league — two clear of everton‘s lukaku in the battle for the league's top scorer award. tottenham's south korean forward son heung—min scored the other two goals as mauricio pochettino‘s side enjoyed their biggest away win of the season.
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obviously delighted to get four goals, first time in my professional career doing that. a good moment to do it as well. there has been a buildup about the golden boot race, so buildup about the golden boot race, soi buildup about the golden boot race, so i wanted to get one or two tonight and put on the pressure. so, tonight and put on the pressure. so, to get four is an amazing feeling. you have gone two ahead, so you have done more than put the pressure on. yes, i have one more game to go and i will go yes, i have one more game to go and iwill go in yes, i have one more game to go and i will go in with the same mentality, to try to win and then get on the scoresheet and see how many i can finish with. he isa see how many i can finish with. he is a special player. he loves tottenham. he is a plea that means a lot for the team. he is so proud to be part. and for us, itold lot for the team. he is so proud to be part. and for us, i told you always that he is one of the best
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strikers in the world and i think his performance today shows that we are right. he is two goals clear now in the race for the golden boot and yet he has achieved that despite having missed a lot of the season. how big an achievement is that? despite the two injuries during the season, he is one of the best in europe and, yes, we are very happy for him. he deserves all that happens for him in that situation. players who dive in english football next season will face bans under new regulations voted in by the fa. under the plans, a panel will review footage from the weekend each monday looking for cases, and any player unanimously found guilty of diving would be given a suspension. our sports news correspondent katie gornall has been gauging the reaction from players and managers. in terms of the players, we have had the leicester defender robert huth, he tweeted about it and said, great news, at pretending to be injured and we are getting somewhere. the reaction has been mixed. crystal
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palace's sam alla rdyce reaction has been mixed. crystal palace's sam allardyce has a different point of view and we can hear it now. it is at a rubbish because what about the lad who gets talked, what are they going to do about that? —— utter. what are they going to do about it? they will say, thatis going to do about it? they will say, that is unlucky. we will try to get that is unlucky. we will try to get that right. the lad who dies will be punished. the lad who doesn't live, they have to reverse it. bring in they have to reverse it. bring in the technology and we can look at it on the day. and then bring in the sin bin and then we can put him in the sin bin and bring him back on. and stop paying people all of this money to do rubbish situations in the game. that is utter rubbish. telling us what he thinks. that is sam allardyce's telling us what he thinks. that is sam alla rdyce's point telling us what he thinks. that is sam allardyce's point of view. this happens is scotland and has for some time. it will be similar in england. and we expect it to come into play next season. katie gornall talking about scotland. staying with football, but a little further north
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in scotland, where celtic were 5—0 winners away to partick thistle. patrick roberts picked up two of the goals for the champions at firhill, as brendan rodgers's side are nowjust one match away from going through the entire scottish premiership season undefeated, having drawn four matches and won 33, leaving them 30 points clear of second placed aberdeen. the swedish football federation postponed thursday's top flight game between gothenburg and aik after an allegation of an attempt to fix the match. it's been established that an aik player was approached and asked to ensure that his team lost. in a statement from the sff, they say... "the starting point for all of our games is that they're safe and conducted in a sporting manner. based on the information we've received, we cannot guarantee that the ifk gothenburg and aik game is a safe match." here's spenser bomholt of radio sweden. so, this is really the first insta nce so, this is really the first instance on this top level that we have heard about before. this has happened quite a bit in basketball and football in the lower leagues.
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in 2016a and football in the lower leagues. in 2016 a lower division team had almost 43 players ecus of participating in match fixing. to really rise to this level is really surprising —— accused. the secretary general says they are acting decisively to prevent it in future and he believes the fact they have educated players on what to do if they are approached is the reason that this was nipped in the bud. now, to tennis, and novak dokovic is through to the quarter—finals of the rome masters. the world number two beat spain's roberto bautista—agut in straight sets, and says he's "on track" in his build—up to the french open, where he's defending champion, starting later this month. djokovic won 6—4, 6—4, and he'll now facejuan martin del potro, who beat japan's kei nishikori. rafael nadal is also through to the quarter—finals. he beat jack sock of the united states in straight sets, and remains on course for a record—extending eighth rome masters title. nadal, the numberfour seed, will now face the austrian dominic thiem in the quarter—finals.
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the number three seed stan wawrinka is out. he was beaten in straight sets by the big—serving american john isner, and later admitted it was down to a lack of confidence and rhythm. isner, the world number 2a, won in straight sets, 7—6, 6—4, and he'll now face the number six seed and former us open champion marin cilic in the quarter—finals. in the women's event at the same venue third seed garbine muguruza beat germany'sjulia goerges 7—5, 6—4 to progress to the quarterfinals. the 23—year—old spaniard, who'll defend her french open title in the coming weeks, will now meet american venus williams on friday for a place in the semis, at which point a potential match up with karolina pliskova, the second seeded czech who was a runner up in the us open final last year, awaits. venus williams, muguruza's next opponent, defeated fifth seeded yohanna konta. the briton had won the three previous meetings between the pair but ninth seeded american overcame a second set blip to prevail
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6-1, 3-6, 6-1. pakistan's most prolific test run—scorer younis khan says cricket will die out in the country if the test match version of the sport isn't played there. khan, who recently retired from all forms of the international game, became the first pakistan player to score 10,000 test runs. we have to promote test cricket back in pakistan, the way, you know, every youngster in pakistan, the way, you know, every you ngster follows in pakistan, the way, you know, every youngster follows the t20. a long time ago, when i was very young, the first time i had been to the national stadium in karachi, imran khan was there, so, at that timei
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imran khan was there, so, at that time i was, you know, sitting in the stand and i was making my mind, one date —— day i will play for my country. this happens when you have cricket back in your home. so, i think we should do something about that and we have to convince other countries that pakistan is a safe country. colombian fernando gaviria won a bunch sprint at the end of the 229km stage 12 of the giro d'italia on thursday, his third stage win of the tour, while dutchman tom dumoulin retained the pink leadersjersey. 22—year—old gaviria is the first cyclist to win three stages on his grand tour debut since uwe raab in 1990. tom dumoulin remains the overall race leader, two minutes and 23 seconds ahead of 2014 winner nairo quintana in what is the 100th edition of the race. american duo james hahn and ricky barnes are the two stroke leaders after the opening round of the at&t byron nelson in texas. they carded six under rounds, while three shots further back is world number one dustinjohnson,
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whose two bogeys nullified in part the three birdies he collected, with this his second shot on the par four 12th setting up one of those chances. defending champion sergio garcia has work to do back on three over with four bogeys only helped in part by one birdie which he picked up after this chip on the seventh. american lexi thompson the world number five is a one stroke leader on six—under after the opening round of the lpga kingsmill championship in virginia. the 22—year—old us star made a run of five birdies in a row on her second nine of the day to stand one stroke ahead of three compatriots, gerina piller, brittany lincicome and angel yin. new zealander lydia ko who's trying to hang onto the world number one ranking, shared fifth two strokes adrift of thompson. there's one game in the nhl play—offs later on thursday. nashville predators host anaheim ducks in game 4 of the western conference finals. the predators lead the best of seven series 2—1. 1—0 up after the first period.
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but from me and the rest of the sport today team, goodbye. hello there. well, the rain arrived earlier than forecast across the south—east of england during thursday afternoon and has continued to move slowly northwards. but brought a very wet night for the south—east of england, east anglia, the east midlands, and getting in towards the north—east of england by friday morning. further west, though, it's clearer skies. any showers died away. and a touch of frost in one or two places. but less cold in the south—east because of cloud cover. so, first thing friday, then, it's a lovely bright start in many northern and western areas. showers never too far away, though, for the north and west and outer hebrides, but an area of low pressure. but the bulk of scotland and northern ireland will be bright. a chilly start, but bright.
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lots of sunshine. same too as well for the far north—west of england and wales and the far south—west of england. maybe just one or two showers pushing in towards cornwall and the west of devon. but further east, midlands eastwards, a cloudy start. damp, outbreaks of rain, especially for east anglia and lincolnshire up in the north—east. and notice this area of low pressure slowly sliding north along the coast. you can see the isobars are tighter packed here. quite a breeze in norfolk and lincolnshire. that area of low pressure comtinues to move northwards. elsewhere, a day of sunshine and showers and gradually drying up across the south—east towards the end of the day. top temperatures, around the mid—teens. so nothing too special. quite cool in the north—east with low cloud and mist. into saturday, it looks like conditions will improve. elsewhere, a bit of sunshine and showers. some of the showers could be heavy and maybe thundery in places. in the sunshine, pleasantly warm. cooler when showers arrive.
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temperatures in the mid—to—upper teens celsius. and the reason for the conditions are settling down and improving even further into sunday, this area of high pressure exerts its force across the country. importing wind from the south. always a warmer direction, particularly for this time of year. going north as it does around this time of the year. it will allow temperatures to rise. in the sunshine it will feel warm. especially in the south. a bit of cloud, breeze, rain, getting into northern ireland because of this area of low pressure edging in. but it will affect north—western parts of the uk as head on in towards monday. so, here, breezy, outbreaks of rain towards western scotland in particular. but the bulk of england and wales closer to the area of high pressure, a warm day, with temperatures potentially the low—to—mid 20s celsius. into tuesday, winds swinging from the west, feeding in plenty of showers on the wind from the west. a cool day. pleasant in the south—east with some sunshine. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe.
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