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this is being treated as a major incident involving the attempted murder by an administration using a nerve agent. a teenager goes on trial accused of planting a bomb on a london underground train during rush hour last september. 30 people were hurt in the incident at parsons green station. the chancellor urges the eu to include financial markets in any future trade deal after brexit — but the president of the european council, donald tusk, says the uk cannot have a ‘pick and mix approach‘ to negotiations. a second lorry driver, david wagstaff, has been cleared of causing death by dangerous driving following a trial and the saudi crown prince meets the queen starting a 3—day visit —— amid protests at his country's record —— on human rights. in a moment it will be time for sportsday, but first a look at what else is coming up this evening on bbc news. we'll have all the latest on the spy
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saga, as the met police release more details about their investigation into the suspected poisoning of a former russian spy and his daughter. with speak to chris bryant of the labour party who has been pressing for further information on the incident. beyond 100 days will be looking at the fallout over trump's aluminium and steel import tariffs, after his economic advisor gary cohn quits. and we'll be discussing tomorrow's front pages in the papers with our guests, political commentator jane merrick, and the deputy political editor of the sunday times, caroline wheeler. so lots ahead. stay with us on bbc news. now on bbc news it's time for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday — i'm hugh woozencroft. our main headlines this evening. i'm hugh woozencroft. can tottenham get make it eight wins in a row at wembley to claim a place in the last eight of the champions league? new zealand beat england by five wickets to take the one day series into a decider.
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and taulupe faletau returns at number eight for wales, he'll captain the side as one of ten changes for this weekend's six nations clash with italy. good evening, clearly a lot of numbers to crunch this evening, and will we be left working out the away goals rule in football later with tottenham hotspur — sort of — leading the italian giants juventus going into the second leg of their last 16 tie at wembley stadium. the first leg in turin finished 2—2 and so there is all to play for tonight. our sports correspondent natalie pirks will be watching at wembley later. spurs can be confident, going into this one, can't they natalie? they
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are at home, they are only one of three teams unbeaten in the champions league so far this season and the stats to back them up. of all the teams to have drawn 2—2 in the way first leg of a knockout tie 82% of them have gone into the next round, that means ten in 12. it is a big one tonight. they can't afford to start the same way they did in turin. nine calamitous minutes, already 2—0 down. it was those strikes from kane and ericsson that gave them the draw. how crucial will vosawai goals be? earlier i met chris sutton to share his thoughts on what will be huge night for totte n ha m , on what will be huge night for tottenham, how crucial will those away goals be? it's not done and dusted. i've spoken to some spurs fans already. there is nervous anticipation. you would have thought they'd done the hard work, nine
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minutes into the game in turin who thought they were out but they showed great character to get back into the game. a really classy performance, a 1—1 draw would do it, this is against juventus performance, a 1—1 draw would do it, this is againstjuventus side unbeaten in 19 games and they have theirstar unbeaten in 19 games and they have their star back tonight, paolo, a sensational player, they have won their last three away games by guess what,1—0! their last three away games by guess what, 1-0! how important could tottenham's away goals be? crucial. it is the approach that will be interesting. this is a spurs side who have made great strides under pochettino. but do they stick or twist? do they gopher broke from the start? i don't think so. i think they will be measured. they have great goal—scorers they will be measured. they have great goal—score rs but they will be measured. they have great goal—scorers but there's always that danger of holding on 0-0, always that danger of holding on 0—0, tottenham have to play with
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confidence and if they have to make their next step this is the night to do it. spurs haven't lost since september but juventus do it. spurs haven't lost since september butjuventus don't concede goals, at least not in serie a, they have been in two of the last three finals, it's a huge much for totte n ha m , finals, it's a huge much for tottenham, and as chris was saying, we need to find out how crucial those away goals from tuolumne will beer. and promises to be quite a game. you can listen to the action on bbc radio 5 live — chris sutton will be alongside john murray in the commentary box. there is also text commentary on the bbc sport website and app. while things are very much in the balance at wembley, it's look a little more straightforward for manchester city at the etihad tonight. they face basel with a 4—0 advantage from the first leg in switzerland, three weeks ago.
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conor mcnamara is the man on 5live duty for this one. manchester city supporters will hope that their progression to the champions league will be as straightforward as it was for liverpool last night, no team in champions league history has ever come back from this kind of deficit to win in the second leg but it was at this stage last year that barcelona came back to beat psg. basil are not barcelona, and some people are thinking that manchester city, with the improvements they have made, might rival the catalan giants. let's hear from have made, might rival the catalan giants. let's hearfrom city coach pep guardiola on whether he thinks manchester city will rival us alone. it is not good to compare us with that team because they dominated the la st that team because they dominated the last decade. with different managers, different players, and we
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just want a first title. to be joining this kind of teams, we have only won one title, that's for all. pep guardiola, hoping to be the a coach to win three times with different teams, carlo ancelotti obstinate, guardiola has reached the final in seven of his eight seasons asa final in seven of his eight seasons as a coach, for manchester city, these waters are and chartered but their coach it is very familiar territory indeed. the one—day series between england and new zealand will be decided in the final match after the hosts won the fourth one day international by 5 wickets with just three balls to spare earlier this morning. england were on course
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for a big total but collapsed and posted 334—9, with new zealand knocking the runs off thanks to 181 not out from their star man ross taylor, as tim hague reports. it is fairto it is fair to say that england have turned a few heads in one—day cricket recently. a team transformed. and that continued here at first as jonny bairstow and joe root both scored a superb centuries, hitting 29 boundaries and the roof, along the way. but of their did more damage, the last eight wickets falling for 68, old english habits die hard it seems —— none of their collea g u es die hard it seems —— none of their colleagues did more damage. still 336 was the target for new zealand in dunedin and with the first two men out for ducks this looked odds on an england win. but no one budgeted for ross taylor. playing with injury he struggled sometimes but he didn't need to. he passed 100 and than 150 and ended on 181 not
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out ina and than 150 and ended on 181 not out in a manage the match performance, it and that three were needed from the final over and they we re needed from the final over and they were scored with interest. the series now goes to a decider and england will need to get their head right for that one. tim hague, bbc news. england's women have announced their squad for the upcoming tour of india with three players earning theirfirst call—up. bryony smith, alice davidson—richards and katie george have been named in the full squad for the first time, there are also returns for kate cross, tash farrant and amyjones. the tri— series for us is all about preparation for the world cup. i guess as the selection panel we have sat down and tried to look at a few areas where we can improve as a t20 team, we haven't played a lot of t20 these last years as an international team, for us now it is about finding the best players to make an impact in the t20 and with the one day
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international is not counting towards international points it means we can bled some new players and try new things which is reflected in our squad. also coming up in the programme... clearly well— rested — george north gets a warm welcome from warren gatland as wales ring the changes for the six nations clash with italy. and on the eve of international women's day, we meet a female football coach making impressive strides in the sport. the head of world cycling's governing body — the uci — is calling for an investigation into team sky following a damning report by mps this week. david lappartient has told told our sports editor dan roan that chris froome shouldn't defend his tour de france title unless he is cleared of the overuse of an asthma drug, for which he had been given a ‘therapeutic use exemption' or tue. that would be a disaster for the image of cycling. 0n that would be a disaster for the image of cycling. on a legal point of view he has the right to ride but
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for the image of the sport that could be a disaster. i don't want to but our sport into trouble so i think even for him to concentrate on defending his own case, my point of view is that it would have been better for view is that it would have been betterfor him not view is that it would have been better for him not to write. back in britain the feature of sir david b ra ilsfo rd britain the feature of sir david brailsford is being discussed, should he resign? i think he has to ta ke should he resign? i think he has to take that decision, it is the best for cycling in great britain. i saw all the statements in great britain, we know how strong cycling is in britain. and just thinking about the millions of fans, riding their bikes, enjoying cycling, i don't wa nt bikes, enjoying cycling, i don't want them to go away from the spot. i want to tell them that they have to believe in the uci, they have to believe in a clean sport. 0ur sport is probably one of the cleanest
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sports year, more clean than in the past, it will continue to do this, he needs to take the decision and i feel the pressure. he needs to take the decision and i feelthe pressure. pressure on he needs to take the decision and i feel the pressure. pressure on the principle of team sky but better news for cycling today. the prize money for this year's women's tour of britain has been increased by almost £50,000, making it identical to the men's race. the five day event, injune, begins in east anglia, and passes through suffolk, northamptonshire, warwickshire, worcestershire and finally wales. our sports news correspondent richard conway, was at the launch in london. five days of top—class racing and it will seize some of the worlds best women's cyclists returned to the roads, this is one former winner of the race in 2016, what laps one of the race in 2016, what laps one of theissues
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the race in 2016, what laps one of the issues this year was that the women's race will now have the same prize money as the men's. this is setting a precedent, how it should be done in 2018, it shouldn't be a topic, sadly it is that from the start this race has always been about quality, it should be given, if you go to raise, if you see a man's race or a woman's race, parity, maybe not the same time and in the same year. in sport has been discussed this week, i asked lizzie about how damaging this cases to the sport of cycling. very damaging, there's so much good happening, sadly it is being overshadowed by this report. hopefully things will be finalised and we can move on from it. 17 teams will line up in june
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for the start of the tour but given that the mps's report looking at doping in cycling, the scrutiny it has been under, the organisers and the riders will hope that for once it is the sport that shines and allows a degree of confidence to come back. performances are what they want people to talk about, not they want people to talk about, not the other issues, certainly not doping. let's round up some of the day's other sport now — and despite those calls by the uci president for chris froome not to race, he has been competing on the opening day of the tirreno—adriatico race in italy. froome and his team sky team—mates appeared in the ‘team time trial‘ today — finishing third — with team bmc racing leading the way. team sky's wout poels won today's individual time—trial at the paris—nice race as luis leon sanchez took the overall lead. marc soller was second fastest. poels is second overall, 15 seconds behind leader sanchez. despite switching from honda to renault engines the mclaren formula one team still seems beset with the same
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old reliability problems. for the second day running at the barcelona preseason test they suffered three breakdowns. red bull's daniel ricciardo clocked the quickest time of the day ahead of world champion lewis hamilton. warren gatland says welsh rugby will "look after" george north if his northampton career ends early. sources close to the winger has said he feels let down by his club after management there questioned his commitment following his failure to appear in the premiership last weekend. north, who's returning to join one of the regions at the end of the season, is one of 10 changes to the welsh team to face italy on sunday. tomos dafydd has more. there are some familiar faces, new caps, after back—to—back defeats against england and ireland coach promised changes. ten in all including gareth anscombe at fly
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half, the ospreys centre 0wen watkin will make his first six nations start, he's alongside hadley parks. william williams moves from wing to full—back to make way for north. his selection comes just days after he was missing for his club, northampton. the management there suggested he didn't want to play for them. warren gatland says george north, who is returning to wales in the summer, has his support if he wa nted the summer, has his support if he wanted to leave bath and an early. with said to george that if he wants to come home quicker than next season then we will look after him. we are here for him. he knows that. he is comfortable in the home environment, we will support him and the union will support him 100% for whatever happened to him, i think is just focused on getting on the field and starting on saturday. among the forwards and all new front row with elliott dean the hooker making a first start alongside mickey smith
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and thomas francis. bradley davies joins college hill in the second row, taulupe faletau back at number eight, also captain whilejustin tipuric is at blindside flanker. and it will be a day that scarlets flanker james davies will it will be a day that scarlets flankerjames davies will never forget, he wins his first cap. the 27—year—old was an integral part of the scarlets‘s pro 12 title drive last year. he's also helped them to the quarterfinals of this season ‘s european champions cup. his team mate gareth davies says he has fitted in well with the wales squad. he was like most of the first couple of days, quiet but he's found his feet now! he's louder than anyone now! —— he was like a mouse at first. wales have had trouble in the past when making sweeping changes but the coach insists there is plenty of experience in the team. they go into the game effectively out of the title running following successive losses against england
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and ireland. but they are targeting two home victories to end this six nations campaign. thomas davitt, bbc news, cardiff. scotland had been from a big end to the tournament, edinburgh wing blair kinghorn will make his first start for scotland in place of injured winger tommy seymour when they face ireland in dublin in the six nations on saturday. blair kinghorn came on as a replacement during the winter of england and is the only change as coach greg townsend sticks with 1a of the 15 who have recorded back—to—back wins in the championship. back to football now and uefa's investigation into claims of racism towards liverpool's england and 17 striker rhianna brewster has failed to find conclusive evidence. rhian priest who won the golden boot as england lifted the under 17 world cup last year said he was racially abused by spartak moscow
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year said he was racially abused by spa rtak moscow captain year said he was racially abused by spartak moscow captain leon and mironov during a uefa youth league game in december. liverpool have accepted the decision and praised brewster's carriage. the appointment of phil neville as england women's head coach injanuary was not met with universal approval. questions we re with universal approval. questions were raised about his lack of experience in the women's game with many disappointed that the fa had not chosen a female. 0n the eve of international women's day emily croydon has met a young ground—breaking muslim hoping she's on that pathway. a pioneer, a trailblazer, above all a coach, annie is working with under 15 boys at solihull moors, another breakthrough moment for her having worked with leicester city girls and the qpr academy. but the appointment initially surprised players and their parents. be honest, i was sceptical, i would their parents. be honest, i was sceptical, iwould not their parents. be honest, i was sceptical, i would not say it is ignorance, it was just an known to me. i speak on behalf of my son,
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first session he had with her, he turned to me and said that the best training session ever. 15-year-old boys are bound to test you. they do and it's good, it keeps me on my toes. i'll is told as long as you know your subject and you are good at it and you can relay the message to the players they are happy. she's down—to—earth, talks to us and she can have a laugh as well as being serious. she helps is that in certain aspects of the game. improvements in team performances have impressed the solihull moors hierarchy and they hope to find annie a full—time role soon. hierarchy and they hope to find annie a full-time role soon. she is amazing, annie is bought in things no one has ever done in a one—to—one basis, specific tools and techniques and they love her. they think she is fantastic. the recent appointment of phil neville, a man with no previous managerial experience as


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