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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  January 22, 2018 1:45am-2:01am GMT

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hi there, wherever you are around the world. welcome to sport today. it had to happen. tom brady threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter to lead the new england patriots to a berth in super bowl lii. the defending champions had to rally from behind to beat jacksonville 24—20. earlier i spoke to cindy boren, from the washington post, who watched the pats great comeback. well, you know, ithink well, you know, i think i write the same story every year at this time. ready engineers a fourth quarter comeback. the odds were stacked against him, he has a cut on his hand and you think they are finished. and they come back and win. the guy is a vampire, i am convinced of it. i am not so sure it was anything the jaguars really did wrong. it would have been nice if they had had the game at jacksonville, but going into new england is a very, very difficult proposition for opponents, especially when it gets to the post
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season. especially when it gets to the post season. the jacksonville defence played well, and it was just too much tom brady at the end. rob gronkowski was out, i am not really sure you would have bet on the patriots going into the fourth quarter, and yet it is what they do. so the patriots are on track to win a sixth title and tie it with the steelers for the most in history. they have to win the super bowl. are they will play is being decided in they will play is being decided in the nfc championship game, philadelphia dominating minnesota right now in the third. it is 31— seven. madison keys beat caroline garcia in the australian open quarter—finals. bbc commentator gg salmonjoins me now live from melbourne park. into the quarterfinals, hardly raising a sweat. you mentioned that she had flattened garcia, she has
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flattened anyone in her path. she is the last remaining american in the women's draw, and it took her one hour and eight minutes to defeat the eighth seed, caroline garcia. she has had a good off—season and she was in here last year as her foot was in here last year as her foot was in here last year as her foot was in the cast. she said i did not watch anything last year because i was so watch anything last year because i was so depressed. she said she is so happy to be back on court, and she will face the winner of the match between former champion kerber and her opponent from chinese taipei. what are we looking forward to an rod laver arena? so much we are looking forward to. i mentioned that clash with kerber, who is in outstanding form. she won two grand slams in 2016, and is back that form. roger federerfaces his first match during the day, an afternoon match during the day, an afternoon match against a hungarian player he trained with in the closed season.
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the evening session is novak djokovic finally getting another match on rod laver arena. it is tough to get past chung, and he knocked out zverev, and then pliskova, the only remaining quarter—finalist from last year, will be meeting her compatriot, strykova. a second—half blitz led by lionel messi and luis suarez helped barcelona thrash real betis, to extend their lead at the top of the la liga table to 11 points. it was actually a tight first half, with betis holding firm and even testing barca keeper marc—andre ter stegen. but, after ivan rakitic opened barca's scoring, the home side imploded as messi struck twice. suarez also bagged a brace, as the match started to mimic a game of park football. barca claimed a sixth successive league win courtesy of the 5—0 thumping.
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gareth bale and nacho bagged braces each side of half—time, as real madrid destroyed la coruna 7—1. cristiano ronaldo ended a miserable run of form with a late double, as well. cr7 had only scored four league goals before sunday's clash with third —from—bottom deportivo. so real move back above villarreal, and into the champions league places. but ronaldo was unable to continue playing, after he was left with a bloodied face caused by the boot of deportivo defender fabian schar as he struck his second goal. here are the rest of the results on saturday, with alaves and leganes drawing 2—2, and celta vigo getting a 2—1victory over real sociedad. thomas muller scored his 100th
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bundesliga goal, as bayern munich fought back to beat werder bremen 4—2. werder gave the german champions a real fright at the allianz arena, jerome gondorf with the opening goal. robert lewandowski and muller spearheaded the comeback and shared the goals. this was muller's second, putting the game beyond doubt. the win takes bayern 16 points clear of bayer leverkusen. a late header snatched a point for inter against roma. a former milan forward put roma ahead. the equaliser came four minutes from time, but inter‘s winless run goes on. they have not won serie —— are
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serie a game since december. earlier on sunday, dries mertens ended a long goal drought to give napoli a 1—0 victory at atalanta, that saw the serie a leaders move four points clear. lazio scored five goals for the second league game in a row, as they hammered chievo 5—1. milan move up to seventh, after a 2—1win at cagliari. second—placed juventus clash with genoa on monday. harry kane struck his 99th premier league goal to save tottenham with a 1—1 draw against southampton. kane is nowjust a goal away from becoming the 27th member of the 100 club. the result moves spurs to within two points of fourth—placed liverpool, who have a game in hand. mauricio pochettino wasn't happy with the loss of two vital points in the push for a champions league place. we must give the credit to the opponents, but it's true that our performance was in grade. of course iam not performance was in grade. of course i am not happy with our performance. why in particular, mauricio?”
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i am not happy with our performance. why in particular, mauricio? ithink we need to move the gold digger, and i think we made a lot of mistakes in positions where it is impossible to win the game where you make many, many mistakes. psv maintained their five point lead at the top of the dutch league — but did it the hard way. they needed a dramatic winner from luuk dejong with virtually the last kick of the game to see off mid—table heracles. it is their 16th win in 19 matches this season. ajax kept pace, this header giving the hosts their fifth successive league win. england's tommy fleetwood battled a star studded field to retain his abu dhabi championship title on sunday. he started the day two shots behind leader ross fisher, but hit six birdies on the back nine. he finished on 22 under par, two clear of fisher, and another stunning victory
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for the 2017 race to dubai winner. it was just important that we carried on going forward. good having a great year, and it was the best year of my life, but we wanted to keep pushing. like i say, i a lwa ys to keep pushing. like i say, i always wanted no where my potential will take me but wanted to keep pushing and make sure that we... that we just, you pushing and make sure that we... that wejust, you know, kept improving. and it was important to do that, and this weekjust feels like it is another step along the way, hopefully. mark allen has won the masters — one of snooker‘s triple crown events. the world number eight beat kyren wilson 10—7. he is the first player from northern ireland to win the title since dennis taylor in 1987. allen was the strong favourite, but it was a close match at london's alexandra palace. allen, with three ranking titles to his name, takes home just under $280,000. and now up to the priests on the
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piste. the alpine skiing championship clergyman took place, and they compete for thejohn paul ii cup. competitors are divided not on their beliefs, but on age. they compete on the 800 metre slalom course. the catholics are not the most aerodynamic outfits. i wonder if they can all call for divine intervention —— kazakhs. that's it from sport today. see you soon. goodbye. hello there. a very different feel to the weather over the next few days. the transition began during sunday, some northern and eastern areas stuck below freezing for the afternoon. down to the south—west,
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it was milder. skip ahead to tuesday, and all of us will be into that mild air, which is moving in our direction on this south—westerly wind, having more of an influence across the british isles as we go through the next couple of days. this monday morning starts off on a much milder note for most. still possibly some icy stretches across parts of north—east england and eastern scotland, but many places starting the day with significantly higher temperatures. one area of rain perilously close to parts of south—west england, along the south coast, as well. but that rain will be clearing off very quickly, and then essentially across england and wales, through the day, we're looking at large areas of cloud and a sunny spells. just one or two showers across parts of north—west england, and still the potentialfor some icy stretches across parts of north—east england, just through the first part of the morning. showers packing in across scotland
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but look at the temperatures, five and six degrees in edinburgh and glasgow. we didn't get anywhere near that even through the middle of the afternoon on sunday. northern ireland, starting off mainly dry — pretty cloudy, but some sunny breaks, and we'll see some sunny breaks developing across wales, and the west midlands, as well. rain in the south will disappear into the near continent very quickly through the morning. we'll keep some showers going across northern scotland. but generally speaking, not a bad day. the cloud breaking up to give some sunshine, and those temperatures much higher than they were on sunday — in many places at 6—11 degrees. during monday night, things are pretty quiet. the south—westerly winds continuing to bring the milder air in our direction. 3—9 degrees, those are your starting temperatures for tuesday morning. and really, on tuesday, it is all about us being in the thick of this mild air, pumping all the way up from the south—west. tuesday the mildest day of the week for many of us, but that doesn't mean it'll be wall—to—wall sunshine, not by any means. some outbreaks of rain, perhaps the south—west. best chance of brightness
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to the east of high ground. it'll be windy but very mild. 10 degrees in glasgow, 13 the high in london. now, a bit of a change on wednesday. we're going to bring a cold front southwards and eastwards. a band of heavy rain, strong winds as well, and that will start to reintroduce some slightly cold air. i say slightly colder — yes, the end of the week will feel a little bit chillier, but nothing like as cold as it has been. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. i'm duncan golestani. our top stories... the us shutdown standoff continues as senators try to reach a deal that could reopen the federal government. turkey's advance troops cross into syria, targeting kurdish groups who'd been fighting the so—called islamic state. turkey has clearly committed
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militarily to this operation and has widespread support he is the turkish forces suffered casualties, that could well change. at least 18 people are now known to have died in saturday's attack on a hotel in kabul. most of them were foreigners. and leaving the biggest till last.
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