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part of north-west rain heading to part of north—west england, south—west england, part of eastern scotland and england, you will stay dry throughout. the cloud increases and the breeze picks up. 19, 20 celsius. when it is cloudy and wet, 15 and 16 celsius. some of that rain made to depart of east anglia and more stubby finger tomorrow evening. quite light and patchy as it does so. very different weather on the way tomorrow. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines at 7:30pm: the metropolitan police has paid compensation to the former head of the army, lord bramall, and the family of the late home secretary, lord brittan, who were falsely accused of child sexual abuse. more than 11100 people have died and a0 million have been left homeless or displaced after catastrophic flooding across several south asian countries. on his second visit this week, president trump praises the people
of texas as he meets those affected by flooding there. a campaign group says more than 700 homes have been burned down in a rohingya muslim village — as tens of thousands of the minority group continue to flee the country. i will be back with you on the clock for the headlines, but now on bbc news, it is time for sportsday —— i will be back with you at eight o'clock. hello and welcome to sportsday — i'm katherine downes. the headlines this evening: setting records in the rain — hamilton takes pole for the 69th time to overtake schumacher at the top of the all—time list. wales face a crucial qualifier against austria as they try and head further down the road to russia. and saracens start their season in style by thrashing northampton saints. also coming up in the programme: it's t20 blast finals day in birmingham — we'll have the action so far. and are you mad for crazy golf?
you could become a professional, as mike bushell has been finding out. hello. good evening. we'll get to the world cup qualifiers in a moment, but we'll start with formula 1 because lewis hamilton has set a new pole position record in reaching his 69th career pole, breaking the previous landmark set by michael schumacher. in treacherous conditions that saw qualifying for the italian grand prix suspended for more than two and a half hours — hamilton was quickest. tom clarkson reports from monza. lewis hamilton has done it, record—brea ker here at lewis hamilton has done it, record—breaker here at monza.
beating the pole position tally of michael schumacher, as nick parrott reports... roman grosjean was the first to find outjust how tricky monza could be in the wet. he could walk away, but the track needed to improve, it was decided, before action could continue. everyone waited, trying to keep the tedium at bay. eventually after over two and a half hours they were allowed back out and things hotted up, for kimi raikkonen at least. a heart in the mouth moment that turned out 0k. conditions worsened as the climax approached. penalties for changing the red bull engine meant their drivers would not stay at the front. record—breaking was in the air as lance stroll became the youngest driver to claim a place on the front row of the grid. the grand finale came from who else but hamilton? the briton underlining his superiority by going more than a second quicker than everyone else. as he wrote his name into history.
italy, i love you, i'm so happy to be here. even though we are with ferrari in their homeland, such great support for mercedes. so so i really appreciate all the love. so to do this on such a historic circuit, beautiful country, great to celebrate. i'm going to have some pasta tonight to celebrate. so hamilton understandably emotional in the press conference after qualifying and whilst it was the red bull drivers of max verstappen and daniel riccardo sat alongside him in that room, it will in fact be the 18—year—old rookie who drives forwilliams, lance stroll, lining up alongside hamilton on the front row of the grid. that is because the red bull drivers are two of six people carrying engine penalties into this grand prix. so hamilton is sitting pretty at the front of the grid with a rookie alongside him, and what of his main championship rival sebastian vettel?
well, ferrari struggled on home turf, raikkonen lining up seventh and vettel only eighth, so it is a golden opportunity for hamilton to close that 7—point gap with vettel in the world championship. the crucial italian grand prix tomorrow then. it's another busy evening of world cup qualification action — wales kick off against austria in just a few minutes‘ time. the welsh are third in group d, with only goal difference separating them from tonight's opponents. the wales manager, chris coleman, says that only a win will do. ian brown sent this from cardiff a little earlier. we are almost at the point of no return for wales and their hopes of qualifying for russia next summer. john hartson is alongside me, and it is virtually win or bust for wales? they virtually need to win all theirfour games? basically, yes, ian, and i think the fixtures are in our favour. we have two the better sides here at home, austria this evening and the republic on october the 9th, then two of the weaker sides, if you can call them that, moldova, bottom of the table and have not won a game yet in the group.
wales can take care of business on tuesday, then georgia away, so the next four games for me suit us. you are sounding optimistic and gareth bale is back after his suspension, but nojoe allen orjoe ledley. is that a worry? it is a worry always when you better players are missing, especiallyjoe allen who has been outstanding right through the qualification. and i think wales have played well, i really do, without getting the results. we have covered every game, took the lead and have been pegged back four out of the five times they have taken the lead, slightly unfortunate. a little bit of not sealing the lead, slightly unfortunate. a little bit of not seeing the game out right until the very last kick of the equaliser
from mitrovic by serbia. so i don't think they are playing particularly badly. theyjust need to turn those draws into wins, but as you said, it is a must—win situation now. wales can't afford a draw. austria can't afford a draw, so chris coleman thinks it will be a very open game. certainly the atmosphere is building and they have all the welsh flags on all of the seats here. join us on 5 live for the match which kicks off at 7:45pm. just five minutes away now. northern ireland here. as i mentioned, the republic
of ireland in the same group and they are playing georgia right now. martin o'neill's men went 1—0 up with duffy after four minutes, his header they are, but they're not too long before half—time georgia had equalised. it ended 1—1. england, scotland the northern ireland all played their qualifiers last night. england came away from malta with a 4—0 win, but perhaps the scoreline was a little flattering with three goals in the final six minutes. harry kane scored twice, with ryan bertrand and danny welbeck getting the other goals. england lead the group ahead of slovakia by two points — they meet at wembley on monday. we'll recover well now. it's a short turnaround, so then the next couple of days we'll be looking at their team, and kind of their strengths and weaknesses and seeing where we can exploit. but, at the end of the day, we are england and we're expected to win these games, you know. we have to go out there, we're at home, and dominate right from the start. again, if it is 0—0 or 1—0 behind at half—time, we're not going to panic.
we're patient and composed and we'll wait for the right time and then be clinical. the scotland manager gordon strachan hailed his side's 3—0 win over lithuania as the "most impressive" victory of his four—year reign. strachan has been under pressure during a testing world cup qualifying campaign, but last night's win means there is still hope of reaching russia next year. andy robertson's lovely looping drive was their second goal before james mcarthur settled the game with their third. the win moves scotland ahead of slovenia into third place in group f on goal difference, four points off the second place play—off spot. scotland face malta on monday. the players and the coaches, i think we never felt we were not in the mix. still four games left. it has only started. we are not getting carried away. it was a very good performance, and the fans were a different class for us throughout the game. but we have three big games now, three cup finals, and we need to take that into monday, and we can't slack off. northern ireland host the czech republic on monday night needing just one more point to make the play—offs, and guarantee second place in their group. that's after their 3—0 victory, over san marino — all three goals coming in the second half. michael o'neill's side are now seven points clear of the czechs in second place. germany top that group.
we've been through it before. you know, if you look back at the last campaign, at hungary, greece, those types of things, where we have at that big prize to play for and we have handled the situation, so this is another opportunity. the great thing about this is we have three chances. the czech republic have to win their three games to overcome us. we will have the chance against germany at home or norway away, which is a nice position to be in. but hopefully come monday night we are in a guaranteed safe spot in the group. barcelona say liverpool wanted £183 million for philippe coutinho on the final day of the spanish transfer window — which was yesterday. that closed a day later than ours. the reds had turned down three offers from the spanish club for the 25—year—old, who put in a transfer request. speaking in a news conference barcelona director albert soler said that "the situation ended as it ended and there is nothing else we can do." liverpool have described barcelona's claim as "absolutely false." qualifying to reach the first round of the fa cup is well under way — and big spending billericay town of the isthmian premier league have won their latest match 5—0 beating didcot town. the former england international paul konchesky and champions league finalistjermaine pennant lined up for billericay in the victory. jake robinson scored two of theirfive goals. steel magnate glenn tamplin has transformed the essex club into one
of non—league's most powerful outfits — and they are now odds on favourite to win the isthmian premier league this year. arsenal and england defender alex scott has announced her retirement from international football. the 32—year—old ends her career after 140 caps, making her the second most—capped player in england history. scott has played in three world cups and four european championships — including this summer's euro 2017 tournament. football has been my life, it's given me so much. and i always said that the day that i don't feel i can give it 100% any more, that's the day i have to walk away. there's no way i could commit to another two years. i think i'd sacrificed so much, i've missed so much time with my family and i think it's just important for me that i need to give it back to them now and itjust feels right. deserved retirement then for alex
scott. on to the cricket now. it's t20 blast finals day — the final itself is under way, and it's between birmingham bears and notts outlaws. this is how they got there. birmingham beat glamorgan by 11 runs. this catch sealed it for the bears in front of a mostly home crowd at edgbaston, despite the fielders bumping into each other. this is birmingham's third finals day appearance in four years. glamorgan were all out for 164, chasing the bears 176. to get there birmingham beat glamorgan by 11 runs. this catch sealed it for the bears in front of a mostly home crowd, despite the fielders bumping into each other. this is birmingham's third finals day appearance in four years. notts beat hampshire to seal their place in this evening's finale. they got the important wicket of shahid afridi with the very first ball of the hampshire innings. quick wickets kept the hampshire score down, and they were bowled out falling 23 runs short. you can listen to that match on bbc five live extra. on bbc 5 live extra. the teams are just coming out at edgbaston. birmingham one maggie toss—mac and they chose to bowl.
that bring it up to date. birmingham bears a target they will have to chase —— birmingham won the toss. chris woakes, just seven. but notts have recovered, 143 with just four overs left. police say they have arrested a man suspected of firing an arrow into the oval cricket while a match was under way on thursday. the arrow landed on the outfield during the county championship game between surrey and middlesex. nobody was hurt but the game was abandoned with armed police evacuating the ground. a 35—year—old man been released on bail pending further inquiries. police have asked for any fans who might have video footage of the incident on their mobile phones to come forward. former england cricket captain charlotte edwards has called on every school in the country to make cricket their summer sport for girls. following england's triumph at the women's world cup, interest in the game is ever increasing and edwards says participation through schools
would be game changing. i really do feel it is vibrant at the moment. you know, there is a real buzz around the sport. hopefully, so many young girls now wanting to participate in the sport. now the big question is that we have to get cricket played in schools as much as we possibly can. we have, through the chance to shine scheme, but we need more girls playing. there has to be a real push from the schools to actually get it on their curriculum for the summer sport. you know, i think that is going to be the game changer, for me. to get every school in this country playing girls cricket as their summer sport. it's the first weekend of domestic rugby union action — both the premiership and the pro12 got under way last night — both the premiership and the pro14 got under way last night — and saracens have laid down an early marker this afternoon. the european champions ran in nine tries in a 55—24 win over northampton saints at twickenham, including a hat—trick for sean maitland. saracens lost in the premiership
play—off semi—finals last season, but won the european champions cup for a second successive year. london irish have beaten harlequins 39—29 at twickenham. the victory marks a perfect return to the premiership for irish, who have spent the last year in the second tier. and in the day's other game, wasps beat sale sharks 50—35. all the results are on the screen there for you. leinster got their pro14 campaign off to a winning start, beating welsh side the dragons 39 points to 16. they ran in five tries, with replacement winger cathal marsh completing the scoring to secure the bonus—point win. reigning champions scarlets are hosting south african new boys southern kings. leigh halfpenny signed for the welsh club ahead of this season, and hasn't wasted any time in scoring his first points. they went on to score eight tries in
a 57-10 they went on to score eight tries in a 57—10 bonus point win. and in the day's other matches... you can see this course here. glasgow and connacht has just got underway. rafa nadal and roger federer are in line to meet each other in the finals at the us open in new york. maria sharapova, has made it through to the 4th round, in herfirst grand slam event since returning to the game, following a 15—month drugs ban. the former number one beat teenage american, sofia kenin, on the main show court — arthur ashe court — where she's plyed all three of her matches in the tournament so far.
and afterwards she hit back at caroline wozniacki's complaints, that sharapova gets favourable treatment when it comes to the show courts. with regards to scheduling, as you know i don't make the schedule, and you know i'm a pretty big competitor and if you put me out in the parking lot of queen's in new york city, i'm happy to play there. that's not what matters to me. all that matters to me is i'm in the fourth round and i'm not sure where she is. the 23—time grand slam champion, serena williams, has given birth to a baby girl at a clinic in florida. sports stars and celebrities have sent their congratulations. a name hasn't been announced yet williams though had already said that she was planning to return to tennis for the australian open in january. what odds on her winning that one? there is a strong english contingent at the top of the leaderboard at the czech masters golf. lee slattery leads the way — he's five under for the day, 12 under in total. chris hanson is five shots behind him, withjonathan thomson, james morrison and callum skinkwin all in the top ten. england's jodi ewart shadoff is two shots off the lead on 8—under going into the 3rd
round of the portland classic in oregon, after shooting a five—under second round of 67. american stacy lewis, south korea's chun in—gee and 19—year—old canadian brooke henderson are all on 10—under. britain's chris froome has a 55 second lead at the vuelta a espana. today's 14th stage was won by poland's rafal maj ka. froome finished in fourth a few seconds behind vincenzo nibali — who is second in the overall standings. the inaugural british triathlon ‘mixed relay cup‘ has been taking place on the banks of the river trent in nottingham today. it was won by the leeds team featuring aaron royle, jess learmonth, georgia taylor—brown and tom bishop. mixed relay triathlon races feature teams of two men and two women, each completing their own mini triathlon before tagging their teammate. now, let's go back to cricket for a moment. it's 50 years since cricket's first trade union — the professional cricketers association — was set up. it was an important step for the sport. our sports correspondentjoe wilson has been to meet one of the men who changed the modern game.
a sitting room in worcestershire, talking cricket history with a man who changed the game. "formed last night, cricket's first trade union." the daily express, 1967. there in the front row, the instigator, fred ramsey. you looked happy there, fred. i was young. i didn't care what was said of me what they did with me, but ijust thought it was grossly unfair that the players were in a period of development which they were having nothing at all to say about. they weren't even allowed to comment on whether they should start at two o'clock in the afternoon on a sunday. even the church had more say than the players! they were almost like servants of the game. yes, total servants. australian players would not recognise that term, servants. they confronted their governing body this year over contacts, even threatening the ashes. meanwhile english bowler
tymal mills, he gets £1 million contract in the ipl. players are powerful and ramsay in general approves. why not? you are a professional, and you have your bat or your ball as your tool. take it wherever you can get the income. in the 1960s fred rumsey was left—arm fast bowler measuring 93 mph. all these t20 franchises would pay a mint to have you. yes, possibly. but you could bring a lot of the people from my era into this era and say that. 50 years ago fred rumsey decided cricketers should be paid and treated better, and the history he keeps is the foundation of every modern career. now most of us will have ever played crazy golf, maybe on holiday, but did you know if you're good enough you can turn professional? the world championships took place
in hastings this summer and the british team leave for croatia this week for the world adventure golf masters. mike bushell went to the south coast to final out more... earlier this summer they came flocking to the home of crazy golf at hastings, which has hosted the world championship for the last 15 years. it may not be st andrew's or erin hills even, but attention to detail is just the same. they do have some of the most challenging holes of many mini—golf courses in the world, including the watermill. while for most of us it is just a bit of fun on holiday, some — like three—time champion chris here — take it very seriously indeed. a lot of people say, oh, crazy golf, but when they come and try it and see how skilful it can be. you can go around the country opening courses, advertising crazy golf video games i've done in the past. so you get to play internationally as well. at least in miniature golf you don't have to worry about big tee shots and the power of your stroke — it is about the skill
of the putting, isn't it? skill, yeah — it is about the putting. lovely. he has got past the blades, or the arms of the windmill. it's a risk. through the middle. it's a blustery day so the windmill is quite apt today. has it gone through? oh, it went through, but too long. mini golf started in the usa in the 1920s when rooftop courses popped up everywhere in new york. it was an easy way for inner city golfers to improve their putting. well, they come here from over the world to compete including olivia from the czech republic who won here in 2013 and turned professional when she was aged seven. and perhaps why olivia was crowned world champion again this summer. i started playing when i was three years old. i like it. miniature and crazy golf, it's myjob and my life. it is part of a thriving professional world scene now in crazy golf. our great britain team are going over to croatia to play in the world adventure golf masters. we play the top germans, the top swedes and against people across the world. even america have got a team in.
there is this whole domestic and international scene, but the world crazy golf championship, there is nothing like it. it is just unique as an event. the world championship which offers a £1000 prize, is open to amateurs too, using whatever they can find, but it is the professionals who now go on to represent great britain at the masters in croatia, hoping to inspire the next generation as well. for all of us, crazy golf can be so frustrating. all the holes are par two including the helter—skelter. could it go? no! can i have that? it bobbled out. it bounced out. it was almost a hole—in—one! that's golf for you, isn't it? let's get a quick check on the t20 last final at edgbaston, birmingham they are sticking on the outlaws after their winds today. we havejust lost
their winds today. we havejust lost the wicket of brendan taylor as well as alex hales, losing brendan taylor for 65. the cricketers live for you on bbc five live sports, extra. or you can tune in to five live where they have coverage of the crucial qualifier of wales and austria, those teams tied on points in group dat those teams tied on points in group d at the moment, saw a must win for chris coleman's side. it is 0—0 still at the city of cardiff stadium there between wales and austria. you can keep up with that on the website and radio five live as well. that's all from sportsday. there'll be more sport on the bbc news channel throughout the evening. but for us, for now, goodbye. whether your team won are lost, what a lovely day for watching sport,
broken clouds, sunshine and someone does well with the odd heavy showers reports of east anglia. this is one view from the moray coast. a gorgeous looking view and for many of us that was our saturday. for many of us this is our sunday, this cloud is looking to the west of us. already pushing the cloud to western parts of the uk. an atlantic weather system and the rain bearing down on northern ireland will push to overnight, into western scotland, west wales and the far south—west of england. a slow process, gales developing through the irish sea. ahead of that, cloud increasing. temperatures dropping down but not as far as they did in his nights. a lot of rain in store in the west and certainly during the morning. focused because of the wind direction towards south facing hills. happiest bursts of rain here. wet and windy to begin with, but in the east, some hazy sunshine, and some may get several hours out of that before the cloud increase, ——
the heaviest bursts of rain here. probably the heaviest rain pitch —— pushed through here. a real contrast between the west and the east as our sunday begins. actually, that will carry on. this system is in no hurry to ta ke carry on. this system is in no hurry to take the rain further east. the rain will turna to take the rain further east. the rain will turn a little lighter and more patchy into the afternoon and the bulk will clear northern ireland, some i parts of north—western england, the midlands, and most areas stay mainly dry till after dark, perhaps 19, 20 celsius, given that hazy sunshine, 15—17d. it could be better and it could be a lot worse for the staff at the tour of britain in edinburgh tomorrow, increasing cloud and breeze, but thatis increasing cloud and breeze, but that is it. this is the picture during the evening, the midlands, south east england, eventually east anglia seeing more of that patchy rain edging in words. and it is still there as you look at the
monday picture. this system is just grinding toa monday picture. this system is just grinding to a halt. what is left on monday? a lot of cloud, patchy light rain and drizzle. by no means a wash—out but this next system will push more persistent rain backing across northern ireland and parts of scotla nd across northern ireland and parts of scotland during the day with the breeze picking up once again. temperatures would be any higher —— even higher if there was any sunshine on monday. but there will be very little and it willjust sunshine on monday. but there will be very little and it will just feel rather ugly. —— rather muddy. —— rather muggy. this is bbc news. the headlines at 8. the retired field marshal lord bramall, and the family of the late lord brittan receive compensation from the police, overfalse child abuse accusations. more than 1400 people have died and
14 million have been left homeless 01’ 14 million have been left homeless or displaced after catastrophic flooding across several south asian countries. on his second visit this week, president trump praises the people of texas as he meets those affected by flooding there. as tough as this was it's been a wonderful thing. i think even for the country to watch and the world to watch. it's been beautiful. sixth formers excluded from a school because of their results will be able to return, their lawyer has confirmed.
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