tv Sport Today BBC News January 29, 2018 1:45am-2:01am GMT
and china's li haotong holds off rory mcllroy to become the first asian player to win the dubai desert classic. hello and welcome to the programme, where we start wih tennis and roger federer has underlined his status once again as the greatest of all time in the men's game as he won a 20th grand slam title at the australian open. he did so with a five set victory over marin cilic as james burford reports. the warning signs were there for all to see. 20 grand slams the prize for the swiss. he is already the most successful male singles player of all time. what an arena to surpass another milestone. not one to waste time, he started fast. this forehead looked as strong as ever. just 2a minutes in, and you did not give roger federer a second chance. in the heat, somehow he kept cool. but what is a final without a fightback?
marin cilic has every shot in the book, and leaves this the third—highest player in the world. roger federer can never be truly cast aside. how often have we seen him hammering down an ace to regain the lead? him hammering down an ace to regain the lead ? by him hammering down an ace to regain the lead? by no means finished, marin cilic had fighting spirit. but this was to be roger federer‘s day. the first man to win 20 grand slams and a sixth australian open. of course, winning is an absolute dream come true. the fairytale continues for us, for me. after the great tia had last year, it is incredible. emotion is running high, 20 already — how many more can he win?
the former australian open finalist john lloyd spoke to my colleague john watson earlier. he believes despite federer being 36, he has it in him to win more titles. he is really a freak of nature. i mean that in a nice way. he is actually moving better now than he was in his 20s, and his 36. i don't understand it and i do not think anybody does. and his hungerfor the game is still there. it is extraordinary to watch. every time i watch him play, i think we are so lucky to have him in our time span, because he is beyond belief. will we see him win more? absolutely. this year, certainly. how long he can remain motivated is anybody‘s gas, but he is the favourites wimbledon and the us open. so why not? and if others do not come back to challenge him, who will test and? that is eating. at the moment, there is a
93p- eating. at the moment, there is a gap. a lot of the players we expect tojump into the gap had not arrived there yet. —— that is the thing. these are great players, but they are not as good as roger federer. who will knock him off? i don't see anybody, right now. football news, now. barcelona remain undefeated in spain's primera division but it needed a strong second half to see of alaves 2—1 at camp nou. a fortunatejohn guidetti goal in the 23rd minute handed the relegation threatened visitors the lead which they held until less than 20 minutes from full time, when luis suarez levelled matters and handed the home side the initiative which they held onto as lionel messi grabbed the winner with a free kick with six minutes remaining to maintain the catalan clubs 11 point advantage at the top. earlier on sunday second placed atletico madrid kept up the chase as they scored three second half goals to win at home against las palmas while a late getafe goal saw sevilla held to a 1—1 draw and leganes won 3—2 against espa nyol thanks largely
to two mario hermoso own goals. in italy's serie a dries mertens scored twice for leaders napoli as they won at home against bologna. elsewhere milan moved up three places to 7th with a 2—1 victory at the san siro over third placed lazio while allesandro florenzi missed a penalty for 5th placed roma as 6th placed sampdoria then scored with ten minutes remaining through duvan zapata to hand them all three points. in france's ligue un leaders paris saint—germain are now 11 points clear after bordeaux defeated lyon 3—1 on sunday. the result also moved bordeaux up five places to 9th while reigning champions monaco remain 4th and a point behind 3rd placed marseille after they drew 2—2. ajax lost ground on dutch eredivisie leaders psv eindhoven after they could only draw 0—0 with utrecht. they're now 7 points off the pace. elsewhere reigning champions feyenoord moved up to fourth place in the table with a 3—1 victory over ado den haag.
tony vilhena opened the scoring in the second half before steven berghuis made it 2—0. lex immers pulled one back for the visitors 20 minutes from time, only forjens toornstra to restore feyenoord's two—goal advantage. manchester city manager pep guardiola has played down his club's chances of a domestic and european quadruple this season. the league cup finalists beat second tier side cardiff city 2—0 in the fourth round of the fa cup on sunday. kevin de bruyne rolled a free—kick under the jumping wall to give the visitors the lead, which raheem sterling doubled with a header before half—time to send them into the last 16. di people ask me to let you are invincible in the premier league? no. we don't have the largest squad. a lot of players are rigid. —— the people. that is not our concern. ——
a lot of players are injured. chelsea brushed newcastle united aside in sunday's other fourth round tie. belgian striker michy batshuayi struck twice before half—time and marcus alonso confirmed the blues place in the 5th round draw on monday with a third goal after the break. the world number 60 as one big divide is a classic. it is the biggest victory of his career to date, and he targeted further success date, and he targeted further success later this year. on a surrender into bike, rory mcilroy‘s victory charge was derailed by this on the 16th. getting out of trouble into more trouble saw him lose a lead that he worked hard to get since the start of the day. that meant li haotong, who had been the man to beat when play began on sunday, was once again the biggest obstacle sunday, was once again the biggest o bsta cle to sunday, was once again the biggest obstacle to the northern irishman's
biggest title in a year. li haotong needed to birdie the last to hold off mackerel and become the first asian golfer to win the event. rory mcilroy had a birdie putt of similar length, so his rival to his margin for error was small. i think most of the time i was one or two behind, so i wanted to keep myself in position and not going too far away. so quite happy with what i did. for rory mcilroy, second—placed represents a strong finish as he begins his return to golf after a less than impressive 2017. is somebody told me he would finished —— i would finished in second and third at the start of the year, i would have been happy. start of the year, i would have been happy---l start of the year, i would have been happy. —— i would finish. i think the competitor in me is disappointed, i wanted to win. but
the plaudits go to the first chinese man to crack the world's top 50. staying with golf. brittany lincicome won the pure silk—bahamas lpga classic for the second straight year putting out in darkness on sunday when winning by two strokes. the american birdied the final two holes and four of the last five for a 7—under 65 and victory over wei—ling hsu in the event cut to sa holes after wind wiped out play most of friday. the 32—year—old won her eighth career title with artificial lighting required for lincicome to hole out and claim victory. you can see that there. a novel way of celebrating. and now to cricket. england rounded off their one—day international series with a 12 one win in perth. it gave the visitors a 4-1 win in perth. it gave the visitors a 4—1 victory, setting straight 260 win. stephen smith's side fell. tom
curren took a five wicket haul. finally to nfl news, and super bowl week is under way as the philadelphia eagles landed in minnesota on sunday. the champions touchdown at ninian atlas central international airport one week before they meet the champions new england patriot in super bowl number 52. it is the second time the city has hosted the super bowl, with the new england patriot is looking for a third win in four years. while the philadelphia eagles have never won, having lost both appearances in the sport's showpiece event, the most recent 13 years ago. that is all for today. you can get all the latest sports news at our website — that's bbc.com/sport. but from me and the rest of the sport today team, goodbye. hello there, good morning. winter is set to return this week
but nothing too serious, nothing out of the ordinary. what was unusual was the temperatures we had over the weekend — 15 degrees in that mild southwesterly, on sunday. there's colder air to come down from the north, and it comes in initially behind this weather front here. that is moving southwards, it's been bringing the rain that we've had across the northern half of the uk. and that rain, on monday, is moving south, across england and wales. behind it, we're starting to see some colder air already, by the morning, in scotland. maybe some wintriness over the tops of the high ground, as those showers come in. one or two showers coming in to the north of northern ireland. much drier by this stage, after some heavier rain overnight. here's the rain though, across the northwest of england and wales, where it could be heavy over the hills. south of it, still some gusty winds for a while, but very mild air — temperature 9—10 degrees, early in the morning. get a bit of sunshine in the south—east and those temperatures could rise a few degrees higher in the morning, that's ahead of the rain. here's the rain, it's moving southwards and, as it moves southwards, the rain becomes lighter
and more patchy but it will drop the temperatures across southern areas in the afternoon. we get some sunshine following behind that in wales and the midlands. and further north, some sunshine, a scattering showers, and again, just cold enough to give us some wintriness over the higher ground in scotland. it gets cold overnight where we have the clearer skies, across southern and eastern parts of england, in particular. there could be a frost returning by early tuesday but we start with some sunshine across most of england and wales. gradually through the day, the tendency is for things to cloud over more and more. a bit of drizzly rain coming into the far southwest. but the wetter, windier weather is in the north—west of scotland. in between, it looks like it's going to be largely dry. but temperatures 6—9 degrees — that's near a normal for this time of the year. it may start to feel colder around the middle part of the week. these weather systems do move through. this one the more significant one, coming down from the northwest, sweeping down across the uk, and then it introduces another bout of colder air that will sweep across all areas. the wind direction changes once again. so we're going to find more in the way of showers on wednesday. we've still got this band of rain
on the weatherfront, to clear away from southern areas. and then it's sunshine and showers. but those showers will be more wintry, notjust in scotland but as far south as wales, perhaps into the peak district as well. nothing serious but a change from what we've been seeing. and it will feel colder as well, given some strong to gale force winds — 11—5 degrees typically across the north. wind direction changes to a bit more of a northerly so more inland areas will be more sheltered so inland parts probably dry on thursday. the showers more likely around exposed coasts. but again, it will feel colder in the wind. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is duncan golestani. our top stories: separatist clashes flare up in yemen, raising concerns that the country's fragile humanitarian situation will become worse. a day of mourning in kabul. more than 100 people are now known to have died in saturday's suicide bombing. russia's opposition leader,