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these are the top stories this evening: warming up for the world cup at wembley, england have made a strong start against nigeria. kyle edmund waves goodbye to the french open on a bad day for the british in paris. rain and runs at headingley. england edge ahead in the second test, but pakistan have taken wickets. there's been a shock in derby. the favourite is stunned by an epsom outsider. also coming up in sportsday this evening: we head to washington, dc, as wales‘ rugby players prepare to take on south africa. and we get on board, in the sport of sidebike cross. good evening.
a really busy saturday. we'll have a close look at what's been going on at roland garros and the french open in a moment, but there is a big match under way at wembley, england facing nigeria in the first of two friendlies before they head to the world cup, and they are winning 2—1. the manager gareth southgate has stuck with his three—man defence, gary cahill, john stones, kyle walker, kieran trippier and ashley young the wing—backs. jordan pickford has got the nod in goal. will he be first choice now? eric dier is shoring up midfield, with captain harry kane in front of dele alli, jesse lingard and raheem sterling. these are the goals that saw england go in 2—0 up at half—time. trippier with a corner that cahill met superbly, to find the top corner. and harry kane rifled in a second, but the keeper perhaps could have done better. straight after the break,
nigeria, who are also russia—bound, pulled one back. former watford striker odion ighalo hit a post, arsenal's alex iwobi put away the rebound. plenty more football to come later in the programme because we do know scotla nd in the programme because we do know scotland are in mexico for their friendly a little bit later. let's move to paris, where kyle edmund's french open came to an end today. it's the second year in a row that he has gone out in the third round. he was beaten by the italian fabio fognini. it was a topsy—turvy five set—match, with both players nursing injuries. in a moment, we'll hear from our tennis correspodnent, russell fuller at roland garros, but first, here's adam wild who was watching the match. as britain's number one, kyle edmund carries with him a quiet calm. his opponent fabio fognini, flashy, fiery, at times flawed. this, then, a test of temperament as much as tennis, but the italian swift to show just why, on his day on clay, there are few better. the first set lost, for edmund, a rest. that calmness regained,
the match leveled, fognini's now infamous temper threatening to boil over. oh, there you go! the final brit left in the singles draw up, but the pressure the final brit left in the singles draw, but the pressure of expectation is something edmund is learning to wear well, taking the third set and the lead, but it was one that always looked precarious. fognini channeling those frustrations, roaring back to take the fourth, the match again tied, a moment to test that character. for edmund, the challenge to stop that momentum. but a wildly fluctuating game fell fognini's way. one of the modern game's great showmen, showing the way in paris. adam wild, bbc news. so, massive disappointment for the british number one on what is his preferred surface. let's get some reaction from paris and hear from our tennis correspondent, russell fuller. this is the second time in 12 months that one has just got away from kyle
edmund in the third round here at roland garros. he lost 2—1 up to kevin anderson last year, losing a tight final set 6—4. there will be frustration, there will be your attention because it is edmund's best service and it was one that he could have one. even though admin did make some errors as he served to stay in the match, fognini played a very clever game and put a lot of pressure on the british number one. if edmund looks back at his clay court as a whole, he will seek great signs of progress. he reached his first masters 1000 quarterfinal in madrid. he won a title, a doubles title can and he also reached his first atp singles final in marrakesh. for the grass. the one surface so far on which admin has not shown us what he's truly capable of. so, not a great day for edmund, but spain's rafa nadal‘s charge for a record 11th french open title continues. the top seed in the men's draw
is comfortably through to the fourth round, the last 16, after a straight sets win over home favourite richard gasquet. nick parrott watched this one. richard gasquet is french, but rafael nadal is more at home at roland garros. the king of clay can boast ten titles in paris and of never having lost to his opponent. their 16th meeting was only going to go one way. the home fans had to wait until the fourth game to see their man win his first point. such was the dominance of the spaniard. and they heartily cheered everyone that followed. gasquet eventually making a contest of the opening set. but he could only delay the inevitable. 31 places separate these two in the world rankings, but the gulf in class looked even wider. it was all wrapped up afterjust under two hours, and it would seem it was not enough of a work—out for the reigning champion. if nadal had broken french
hearts in the stands, he made up for it by fulfilling any ball boy's dream, drawing cheers that would be ringing in his ears for days to come. nick parrott, bbc news. lots more highlights of the french open. sarah has some of the details. yes, a busy day at roland garros, some big matches still to come. serena williams is under way. if she wins her match against germany's julia gorges, she'll face maria sharapova. she came through easily today. a comfortable straight sets victory for her over sixth seed karolina pliskova. and that's maria sharapova through to the next round. if we can just posit there. elsewhere in the women's draw, petra kvitova — the former wimbledon champion and number eight seed — is out. she was beaten in straight sets by the 25th seed anett kontaveit. that was the first defeat
for her in 13 matches. so that is that one done. we're talking about the bad day for britain tennis. we know that kyle edmund is out. jamie murray is also out, along with his partner bruno soares, beaten in straight sets by maximo gonzalez and nicolas jarry in their second round match. and finally, heather watson. we know she is out in the singles but she was in doubles action. also out. that defeat means the end of the british interest in issue's tournament. good touch screen skills there from sarah. to headingley and the second day of the second test between england and pakistan. it was a wet start in leeds with the morning session lost, but play has resumed and england have a first innings lead, although they have lost wickets. alex gulrajani reports. the return of the real british
summer. the return of the real british summer. bring in leeds try to dampen the spirits but the clouds cleared just a little bit to allow england back to the increase in anjoe root to keep up the scoring and spark some life into a somewhat sleepy crowd. and it was notjust the captain in the entertaining mood. night watchman taking advantage of his long spell in the middle. they really did not need this. root ganja short of his half—century and he was not happy about it. there were —— groupjust short not happy about it. there were —— group just short of his half—century. malan gone in the second over, and bass was not too far behind them agonisingly one run
short of a second straight test half—century. delay for some, short of a second straight test half—century. delay forsome, not for all stubblejonny half—century. delay forsome, not for all stubble jonny bairstow the other and full of energy, it was not looking great for pakistan, but with the next ball, he was gone. and the pressure was now on the shoulders of butler. he continued to deliver? alex gulrajani, bbc news. this is the very latest. england are 279—6. that's a lead over 100 now but they have lost walker wickets today. —— four wickets today. now to racing, and with the queen in attendance, it was the outsider masar who came home in front to win the derby at epsom. charlie appleby‘s 16—1 colt denied the odds—on favourite saxon warrior for a first derby triumph
for the trainer and jockey william buick. it was the 239th running of the race with £920,000 in prize money going to the winning connections. warrington are into the semi—finals of the challenge cup after a comprehensive 211—0 victory over wigan, the first time they've beaten them at home in the competition since 1936. declan patton scored the final try of the match and in doing so exorcised some demons from last year, as craig templeton reports. one swing... they cannot believe it! that is what it came down to a lesser‘s quarterfinal, with wigan preparing by a single point. ifor asked two. defences told the story of the opening exchanges but it was origin who managed the first breach, through the reach of kevin brown. the tackling game continued but when you let the brute force of him or
not you, tackling is not really an option. he said he would not celebrate a try against his former tea m celebrate a try against his former team but in moments like this, it can be easy to forget previous loyalties. goes into celebration mode! warriors had to come out fighting. a forward pass allowed to... he was sent to the sin—bin with wigan‘s kansas looking all but over. and then they really were over when the ghosts of lester were extinguished. what a moment that is! boring to get their revenge by a conclusive 23 points— zero. and maybe they will let themselves dream ofa maybe they will let themselves dream of a wembley final. greg templeton, bbc news. wales get their summer tour under way in a few hours' time against south africa.
warren gatland has made 13 changes from their six nations win over france in march, with just george north and cory hill the only players retained. ellis jenkins will captain wales for the first time and his cardiff blues team—mate tomos williams is the only uncapped player in the starting 15. our reporter tomos daffyd is in the us capital ahead of the test. a final afinal run a final run out at the rfk stadium, playing in washington a new experience for these players. at the moment of alex jenkins experience for these players. at the moment of alexjenkins will never forget. captain in only his seventh game for wales. a great value. lots of history here and a lovely surface as well, so it's a little bit... we're ready to go. some members of the squad took time out to coach younger players earlier. the game is growing here. washington home to 94 by growing here. washington home to 94 rugby union clubs. i want to play
american football since i was younger and it is the closest thing to american football. i've been playing rugby for six, seven years andl playing rugby for six, seven years and i prefer to rugby now. it's invaluable the experience these guys bring. it's amazing the little hints and tricks they are teaching us. you to use your team and it brings you together like a family. that's what i enjoy but rugby. the game with south africa was announced back in february by the first minister. and ca re he is back to watch the rugby and talk trade. trade, tariffs and tactics the talk at the ambassador's reception, where he wasjoined by 300 politicians, business leaders and the players. we have organised the season events around the rugby order to raise the profile because businesses, for example, are important with teaching those links. back at the stadium from a 20,000
fa ns back at the stadium from a 20,000 fans will be here to watch an unfamiliar wales side in unfamiliar surroundings. let's have a quick look at some of the day's other sports stories. there's been mixed fortunes for the home nations at the world rugby sevens series at twickenham. wales lost to spain and australia before bouncing back with victory over ireland. scotland lost all their matches against new zealand, fiji and argentina. england thrashed france, lost to the united states and havejust beaten kenya. in the netball superleague, manchester thunder were relentless in attack as they hosted the league leaders wasps. thunder shooterjoyce mvula was awarded player of the match for her display in the 53—42 victory over the defending champions. valentino rossi will start tomorrow's italian motogp from the front of the grid. in front of his home fans. it's the 55th pole of his career, but the first time he's come out on top in qualifying since 2016.
britain's cal crutchlow will start from eighth on the grid. go back to the foot on him. england deleting 2—1 —— still leading. we're less than two weeks away from the start of the world cup finals, and as we build up to the tournament here on sportsday, we are taking an in—depth look at some of the issues facing the teams and nations competing in russia. panama are one of two teams making their debut at the finals, along with iceland. the central american nation have been drawn with england, belgium and tunisia in group g. joe lynskey has more. panama's pa nama's reward for panama's reward for reaching this world cup is a group stage clash with england. the whole vacations or is perhaps the most workable of this summer's tournament. a nation of nearly 4 million people thatjoins the world's two brioches but panama
have to navigate pass and surrounding nations with comparatively massive resources to make this summer's finals. going into the final round of matches in qualifying, they were just about still in potential the top three places to seal a world cup place but they needed two unlikely results. the americans had to lose against the bottom side trinidad and tobago will panama had to beat costa rica, but it football, you can never rule anything out. i think you're seeing... nobody is going to pick up your script. and then the goal! how can you describe that? goal! jumping over here, jumping over there, and i just lost it. they didn't! you could not write it. famous for a 48 mile
stretch of water way, this world cup will be a footballing fairy tale for panama, and a lot of their success is due to an englishman who had been a community officer at millwall.|j was born in panama. left very early and went to live in london, and then after work all those years at millwall, i thought of coming to grandma. there's a lot of potential here, they're very raw. i don't think there's anything to say that... fit football has progressed. the players are getting that after every training session, which did not a lwa ys training session, which did not always happen. we have a training ground for my balls. normal things but you have that, so it has come a long way. with england losing to iceland, do you think it would be a bigger upset if panama were to beat england? oh yes, definitely. iceland
had two or three players playing in the premier league. this would be the premier league. this would be the biggest shock. england wants to play teens like pen on the world cup. —— teens like panama. if england do not get a result against panama, he will be a major shock. we can get odds as high as 40—1 for panama to win that match against england and 2000—1 for them to win the world cup. it panama's dearth of experience in any of your‘s top leagues that make them such a rank outsiders. this man has become the poster boy after story that goal we heard about there. at 32 years old, taurus is hardly rising star and he plays his cloud football in the american mls. we can see panama's other key players at the back end of their careers, including their
all—time top scorer. he placed his domestic football in peru. having said all that, panama have a very experienced manager meeting his third different nation to a world cup final. for this team, just being in russia is ground—breaking enough and if they pick up even one victory and if they pick up even one victory and it will be some achievement. scotland are in mexico city for the second of their international friendlies this week. alex mcleish‘s side take on mexico only 24 hours after arriving in the city. a top sport scientist there has warned that scotland will be at a huge disadvantage due to the city's altitude, 2000 metres above sea level. chris mclaughlin is there for us. mexico city is a vast sprawling metropolis of over the limit 90 million people. it's known for its intense heat and sticky smog. it's also a city at high altitude. right now i'm in the middle of a huge open sprawl that is essentially two and a half thousand metres above season
the dutch sea level. it means if you're just visiting, it can make things a little bit tricky. and especially if you're playing sports or pushing yourself. which is not good news for scotland. translation: 18 coming to the country and not having time to acclimatize could lead to problems. of course the mexicans will have a big advantage. following that to a concert of p2 peru and the other dude... scotland have decided to fly in and out of mexico city as quick as they can. i know how difficult it's going to be. it's going to be a lot worse in mexico that things that you need to adapt to. it's going to bea you need to adapt to. it's going to be a difficult thing no matter what. and though at a little bit to it that mexico are a quality site and
first and foremost, that's the main thing we need to worry about. combat altitude issues, another bit of advice is to limit alcohol consumption. but not everyone is taking keyed. i was not getting breath and... i've been 0k today. i'm all right. sitting in the shake and having a few beers. no problems. and in the city in particular, we also know if you struggle on the pitch, there's always the hand of god to lend some help. chris mclaughlin, reporting scotland, mexico city. it's the sport in which the passenger gets a rough ride. sidecar—cross will change all you thought you knew about motorbike sidecars. and i knew nothing to start with! the british championship
continues this month, and mike bushell has been to hampshire to meet the team for whom this unique style of racing is a family affair. it's not a typical way for a debt to spend time with his daughter at the weekend but this bone crunching sport will shake up much of what you knew about sidecars which were originally popular as cheap alternative to the motorcar. it's brilliant. where else can you spend an entire day with your teenage daughter? and really enjoy yourselves? i think on the track, i'm more in charge. normally, karissa shouting at me because i'm going too fast. but it works really well. this really couldn't be more different than the traditional image ofa different than the traditional image of a sidecar. it's sidecar cross.
the passengers are certainly not just there for the ride. in sidecar—cross, the passenger is in the most precarious position from throwing their weight around on the back step brian and his daughter spent years just watching to clarissa suggested forming a team. the first only to get out of the van and started it up, it was like ten seconds. did you think, dad, you're being mad? stop. kind of. it'sjust great. it's notjust beginners become. there's often carnage around every corner. it's painful, like when you spend a whole race behind somebody, your face is numb because of the stones hitting you in the face. fat lip, your gums could be bleeding. not exactly what i wanted to hear before my first lap as a passenger. it's all about meaning and transferring your weight. to get
it like that. i would say more fitness and strength. i'm not massively strong in my arms but you've just got to be pretty agile, yeah, fast—moving. got to do the work! it's over onto my bottom side entrance for the way through the mud. by the end ofjust one lap, my arms felt locked in position knees like jelly. one lap, my arms felt locked in position knees likejelly. it's one lap, my arms felt locked in position knees like jelly. it's all yours! let's see what you do now. congratulations. mike bushell, for bbc news in hampshire. quick update on the cricket. chris wilkes is just gone. 285—7 as
it stands. and england still lead nigeria 2—1. a tie second—half but they have made lots of substitutions. we'll talk about that more and are next sportsday on bbc news, injust about that more and are next sportsday on bbc news, in just half an hour. see you then. hello. still some sunny downpours out there across parts of scotland, northern and eastern england. a few heavy showers into northern ireland. these are some of the teens we have seen earlier today. some flash flooding in aberdeen. still a lot of rain ina flooding in aberdeen. still a lot of rain in a short space of time. as we get into the night that we will begin to fade. we'll hold onto some outbreaks of rain. northern parts of
england the particular to southern scotland. some of that could be quite heavy overnight. clearing skies across the southern half of england into wells that were to produce mejust drop england into wells that were to produce me just drop down england into wells that were to produce mejust drop down into single figures in a few spots. starting the day tomorrow with a lot of cloud. some outbreaks of rain fading to one or two showers. the best of the session will be across a lion's share of england and wales and for most places, it is looking like a and for most places, it is looking likea dry and for most places, it is looking like a dry sunday, ten metres into the high teens, low 20s. cooler on the high teens, low 20s. cooler on the east coast though. as we take a look at things at this stage of the afternoon, not dry everywhere. this zone of scotland where you see the showers or could have some slow torrential thunderstorms capable of producing some flash flooding. one or two showers for northern ireland and into england and wales, but if you're looking at the picture here as we go into the early evening, they are very isolated, most places will hold onto some very warm, sunny
spells with the warm spots into the mid—20s. the area of low pressure which has been feeding northwards in recent days, showers and thunderstorms can takes a bit of a back seat into the start of the new week. high pressure to the north of us into developing northeasterly flow around. bringing a lot of dry weather, certainly for monday, a lot of cloud around and some lower temperatures as well. there will be some for northern ireland, western scotland, wales, western england 52 and some sunny spells and also isolated showers although most will be dry. quite a range of temperatures on monday. much cooler for many under the cloud to move north sea coast but still a bit of warmth in the west, where you do good to see a bit of sunshine. a lot of that cloud deeper into the wood will disappear. sunnier skies by midweek and getting a little bit warmer later in the week, still a chance of getting a few showers and thunderstorms pushing it across southern parts of the uk. there are met office weather warnings in force at the moment the thunder down
spores —— sunny downpours out there, details, as ever, on our website. this is bbc news. i'm reeta chakrabarti. the headlines at seven. the bbc learns that police have reopened an investigation into one of the central figures in the jeremy thorpe scandal of the 1970s. visa says its services are now operating at full capacity — after customers across europe were left unable to make payments. washington says the issue of us troops based in south korea will not be on the agenda at president trump's summit with kimjong—un. the us defence secretary warns china over its deployment of missiles in disputed areas of the south china sea. also in the next hour —— a recovery plan to get train services in the north of england, back on track. northern rail is to run an emergency timetable until the end of next month — to give passengers a degree of certainty and the england football team