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3121 “ni tiff. “2m; “12.21 ii£1 “ni ﬁ£1§iiﬂi ”£121 fir? ‘”‘ temperatures for some but for figure temperatures for some but for most of us around 10—14d. still outbreaks of rain earlier on. southern scotland, northern england. at the deal of clout, that's a good deal of clout. the northern half of scotla nd deal of clout. the northern half of scotland we will see sunny spells but a few torrential thunderstorms getting going, particularly into the afternoon. in northern ireland and the rest of england and wales some warm sunny the rest of england and wales some warm sunny stalls around, only isolated showers, most places will avoid them and stay dry will stop —— sunny spells. this is bbc news. our latest headlines: the bbc learns that police have reopened an investigation into one of the central figures in the jeremy thorpe scandal of the 1970s. visa released a statement saying 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 kim jong—un.
the rail industry pledges to get train services in the north of england back on track as quickly as possible following days of disruption. now on bbc news, sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday, with me, olly foster, and sarah mulkerrins. yes, welcome along. these are the top stories this evening: warming up for the world cup with a wembley win. kane's on target again as england beat nigeria. kyle edmund has waved goodbye to the french open. 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. 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, with the sport of sidebike cross. hello there. plenty coming up on another busy saturday. we'll start at wembley, where england have won their world cup warm—up match against nigeria 2—1. captain harry kane, who scored their second, said "he is feeling at his best" ahead of the tournament that starts in just under a fortnight. gary cahill was the other goal—scorer for england before nigeria, who are also heading to russia, hit back after the break. in a moment, we will go live to wembley to talk through some of gareth southgate's team selections, but first,
here's the story of the match. claire thornton reports. finally the time it come the top... but a sense of anticipation around gareth southgate's young squad along with usual weight of expectation. in seven minutes and, gary but the hosts ahead. the world cup build—up seems to be going to plan. will likely continue to show plenty of promise, the only truly eye—catching thing about nigeria was their kit. and captain harry kane was only too delighted to take advantage. nigeria had some catching up to do and they did not waste any time after the break. arsenal's aleksei will be led the comeback as the super eagles soared back into the game. they continued to test jordan soared back into the game. they continued to testjordan pickford, will england did their best to create opportunities of their own. a substitutions were made to match the spark when out of the match but
england held on to win 2—1. is only one more stop before russia as they faced costa rica at elland road on thursday. claire fortin, bbc news. well, for more reaction on this, let's head to wembley, where our sports correspondent david ornstein is. david, what you think garrett doubt they will take from this match in they will take from this match in the performance —— gareth southgate? i think you'll be encouraged but it's hard to say much more than that. before euro 2016, england beat portugal. england flock to determine a portugal went on to win it. the first half was positive for gareth southgate. they gave the fans alike to be helpful for southgate. they gave the fans alike to be helpfulfor going to russia. 0n the other hand, the second half, they were largely outplayed before substitutions disrupted the match. in defence, there'll be questions aboutjohn stones, a rare appearance for the manchester city centre half and manage field will be first
choice at the root of world cup. they have not seen jordan choice at the root of world cup. they have not seenjordan henderson because he has not returned to the squad after the champions league final. will the future against costa rica? in the striking department, good to see harry kane on the scoresheet but willjamie vardy fit in? stilla scoresheet but willjamie vardy fit in? still a couple of questions that remain for gareth southgate. talking about some of those other positions, i know we've got this costa rican match coming up on thursday at allen road, goalkeepers. we saw match coming up on thursday at allen road, goalkeepers. we sanordan pickford for only his third cap. do we assume he will be number one in russia? there is a feeling that gareth southgate's preference has a lwa ys gareth southgate's preference has always been the everton goalkeeper jordan pickford. he loves his distribution, his calmness despite his tender years. he seems to be currently the man in possession of the shirt. it will be interesting to
hear southgate's comments in his press c0 nfe re nces hear southgate's comments in his press conferences which are going on behind us at wembley now as to whetherjack butland, behind us at wembley now as to whether jack butland, stoke behind us at wembley now as to whetherjack butland, stoke city, will get a at allen road —— allen road. nick pope travelling there much is the third keeper. it seems the everton keeper will be that man, there is nothing to many doubts about it. you get the will start against tunisia. the squad numbers have not yet been announced.” against tunisia. the squad numbers have not yet been announced. i was going to say, perhaps things will be a little bit clearer when gareth southgate has the full limits of that 23 to choose from at allen . take us through the little bit of itinerary —— elland road. . take us through the little bit of itinerary -- elland road. one friendly downtown one to go, that's against costa rica at elland road on thursday. that's when we may see
jordan henderson and trade alexander arnold and liverpool players involved in the shipping league final. england depart for their base which is not too far from final. england depart for their base which is not too farfrom st petersburg. they will be flying into st petersburg and then they travel the day before their match in volgograd against tunisia. then come group games against panama and finally belgium. the world cup atmosphere really is here now and you can amongst the crowd here. none of this england squad have won a single match at a world cup. they are single match at a world cup. they a re low single match at a world cup. they are low on age and experience but perhaps the stars of previous tournament failures are beyond them, and so they may create something special themselves. they will certainly hope so. david ornstein, thank you so much. 0ur sports correspondent life for us at wembley. lots more football in the programme. scotland are not in the
world cup but they are in central america, so we have news on that. 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—setter, with both players nursing injuries. in a moment, we'll hear from our tennis correspondent, russell fuller at roland garros, but 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 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 finally fell fognini's way. one of the modern game's great showmen, showing the way in paris. adam wild, bbc news. might get one of those t—shirts! 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 from two sets to one up to kevin anderson in the third round last year, losing a tight final set 6—4. and history repeated itself against fabio fognini tonight. and history repeated itself against fabio fognini today. and there will be frustration, there will be irritation, because it's edmund's best surface and it was a match he could have won, but it was incredibly tight.
the result was in doubt until the very final game. and even though edmund 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, then he will see great signs of progress. he reached his first masters 1000 quarterfinal in madrid. he won a title — a doubles title, admittedly — in estoril, and he also reached his first atp singles final in marrakesh. and now for the grass, the one surface so far on which edmund 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. it does so. the top seed in the men's draw is comfortably through to the fourth round, the round of 16, after a straight sets win over home favourite richard gasquet. nick parrott reports. 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 every one 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. rafa nadal cruising through. plenty of other third—round matches in the middle weekend. sarah has some of
the details. yes, a busy day at roland garros. serena williams has just come through her match against germany's julia gorges in straight sets, so she will face maria sharapova, a repeat of the 2013 final. today, the russian enjoyed a comfortable straight sets victory over sixth seed karolina pliskova. that was maria sharapova easily through. 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's a first defeat in 13 matches for kvitova. and we've been talking about a bad day for the british. 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. their tournament is over. and then heather watson. she is also leaving
paris. she lost alongside tatiana maria in the second round of the women's doubles. and so, that means that is all the british interest over in this year's tournament. sarah komadina thanks indeed for the update on roland —— sarah, thanks indeed. 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 england closed on 302—7, a first innings lead of 128. alex gulrajani reports. the return of the real british summer. the rain in leeds tried its best to dampen spirits, but nearly four hours later than planned, the clouds cleared just a little bit to allow england back to the crease and joe root to keep up the scoring and spark some life into a somewhat sleepy crowd. and it wasn't just the captain in the entertaining mood. nightwatchman don bess taking full advantage of his extended spell in the middle. and with the pair settled, they really didn't need this —
root gonejust short of his half—century — and he wasn't happy about it because there were runs for the taking, as his replacement dawid malan showed. too much for some pakistan fans to take, but their day would suddenly get brighter after tea. malan gone in the second over to mohammad amir, and bess wasn't too far behind him, agonisingly one run short of a second consecutive test half—century. and with the adventurousjos buttler now at the crease, chances were coming but slipping through. delight for some, not for all. and with jonny bairstow at the other end full of energy, it wasn't looking great for pakistan. but with the next ball, he was gone. the event is now fully with the tourists come as was the new ball. chris woakes could just about do with it but once again, pakistan would get their man can england hanging ona would get their man can england hanging on a slender lead. alex gulrajani, bbc news. england 302—7.
sam karen and jos buttler will continue tomorrow. unbeaten on 16. day three resumes tomorrow, a lead of 128. still to come on sportsday: wales in action in washington, dc. there tested later against south africa. and that is mike bushell. we are going to find out what it's all about. a certain different image from sidecar, a sidecar crossword the
passengers are not just sidecar, a sidecar crossword the passengers are notjust their... it was derby day at epsom, arguably flat—racing's most famous race. and we had a big uspet in the 239th running of the classic. the queen was there to see the outsider masar come home at 16—1 charlie appleby‘s colt denied the odds—on favourite saxon warrior. it was a first derby triumph for the trainer and jockey william buick. £920,000 in prize money going to the winning connections. warrington are into the semi—finals of the challenge cup after a comprehensive 23—0 victory over wigan, the first time they've beaten them at home in the competition since 1936. incredible! declan patton scored the final try of the match, and in doing so, exorcised some demons from last year, as craig templeton reports. 0ne swing of declan patton's boot. he's put it wide! they can't believe it! that is what it came down to
in last year's quarterfinal, with wigan prevailing by a single point. now, time for act two. defences told the story of the opening exchanges, but it was warrington who managed the first breach, through the reach of kevin brown. the tackling game continued, but when you let the brute force of ben murdoch—masila run at you, tackling isn't really an option. josh charnley said he wouldn't celebrate a try against his former team, but in moments like this, it can be easy to forget previous loyalties. josh charnley goes into celebration mode! warriors had to come out fighting, but a forward pass failed to allow any green chutes of revival. those green chutes then turned yellow, as thomas leuluai was sent to the sin—bin, with wigan's chances looking all but over. and then they really were over when declan patton — remember him? — extinguished the ghosts of last year.
patton, what a moment that is! warrington get their revenge, then, by a conclusive 23—0, and maybe they'll let themselves dream of a wembley final. craig templeton, bbc news. wales get their rugby union summer tour under way in a few hours' time against south africa in washington, dc. warren gatland has made 13 changes from their six nations win over france in march. just george north and cory hill the players to be 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. 0ur reporter tomos daffyd is in the us capital ahead of the test. a final run out at the rfk stadium, playing in washington a new experience for these players. and a moment ellisjenkins will never forget, captain in only his seventh game for wales. a great venue. hasn't been used for a couple of
yea rs hasn't been used for a couple of years but hasn't been used for a couple of yea rs but lots of hasn't been used for a couple of years but lots of history here, and a lovely surface as well, so 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 rugby union clubs. i wanted to play american football since i was younger, so it is the closest thing to american football. i've been playing rugby for about seven years and i prefer rugby now. it's invaluable the experience these guys bring. it's amazing all the little hints and tricks they are teaching us. you have to use your team and it brings you together like a family. that's what i enjoy about rugby. the game with south africa was announced back in february by the first minister. and carwynjones is back to watch the rugby and talk trade.
trade, tariffs and tactics the talk at the ambassador's reception, wherejones was joined by 300 politicians, business leaders and the players. we have organised the season events around the rugby in order to raise to raise wale' profile, meeting with businesses, for example, important with creating those links. back at the stadium, 20,000 fans will be here to watch an unfamiliar wales side in unfamiliar surroundings. 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 then beat kenya. england will be in the quarterfinals. england will play australia in the quarterfinals. it will be new zealand against south africa, usa against ireland, fiji against canada and tomorrow's
corridors. back to football now. scotland are in mexico city for the second of their international friendlies this week. alex mcleish‘s side take on mexico only 2a hours after arriving in the city. just about six hours from now? you don't want to spend too long in the city, a really top plate —— tough place to go. a top sport scientist there has warned that scotland will be at a huge disadvantage due to the city's altitude, more than 2000 metres above sea level. chris mclaughlin is there. mexico city is a vast sprawling metropolis of over 9 million people. it's known for its intense heat and sticky smog. but it's also a city at high altitude. right now, i'm in the middle of a huge urban sprawl that is essentially 2500 metres above 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: your team coming to our country and not having acclimatized could lead to problems. they won't be able to perform to their best. of course the mexicans will have a big advantage. following the 2—0 defeat to peru, 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, but that's things that you need to adapt to. it's going to be a difficult game no matter what. i think that will add a little bit to it but mexico are a quality site and first and foremost, that's the main thing
we need to worry about. to combat altitude issues, another bit of advice is to limit alcohol consumption. but not everyone is taking heed. he did last night. what did you feel is? i was not getting breath and... i took my i've been 0k i'm all right. sitting in the shade 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 is the sport in which the passenger gets a rough ride. sidecar—cross will change all you thought you knew about motorbike sidecars. 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 dad to spend time with his daughter
at the weekend, but this bone crunching sport will shake up much of what you thought that you knew about sidecars which were originally popular as cheap alternatives to the motorcar. it's brilliant. where else can you spend an entire day with your teenage daughter and really enjoy yourselves? off the track, dad is in charge, but on the track i'm in charge. we shout at each other occasionally. she sometimes tells me because i'm going too fast or hit a bump too hard but it works really well. this could not be more different than the traditional image of a sidecar. it's sidecar cross and the passengers are not just there for the ride. in sidecar cross, the passenger is in the most precarious position, throwing their weight around on the back. brian and his daughter spent years watching until clarissa suggested forming a team.
the first time we took it out for a run and started it up, we drove into a tree within ten seconds! did you think dad's mad? kind of. we did have a few scares, especially at the start but with all the noise and the others with you, but it's great. it's notjust beginners who come a cropper, there is often carnage around every corner. it's painful. when you spend a whole race behind someone, your face can become numb because of the stones hitting you, you can have a fat lip, bleeding gums, and i thoroughly enjoy that! not exactly what i want to hear before my first lap as a passenger! it's all about transferring your weight. you have to switch over suddenly and take a seat like that. what do you need to be a good passenger? more fitness and strength. i'm not massively strong in my arms but you've got to be pretty agile, yeah, fast moving.
this is where i've got to do the work and lean over as brian turns the corner, over onto my bottom side and transfer the weight through the mud. back to the middle. by the end ofjust one lap, my arms felt locked in position, my knees like jelly. do you want yourjob back? it's all yours! i can see what you do now, congratulations. finally, 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. is the commander of our top story.
england have beaten nigeria 2—1 in that wembley friendly. that's all from us from the bbc sportscenter. good night. —— bbc sportscenter. some nasty weather out there this evening. this is a scene from scotla nd evening. this is a scene from scotland from one of our weather watchers, the threatening skies, the storms in the distance and so some of those from a run for a few more hours yet. we will find those as we get into the night. this thunder and lightning activity committee/ flying downpours commit will begin to ease a bit... they could still be quite heavy at times overnight. elsewhere, it becomes mainly dry. the summer
has —— southern half of england... tomorrow, there's an area of cloud. there may be a bit of early rain and that fades away but you keep the cloud. north of that in scotland, that's north and central. some sunny stalls but developing again. elsewhere, mainly dry. temperatures will be low to mid 20s for some of us. this isjust a picture into the afternoon. i just want to focus on this area here were the could be some slow moving torrential thunderstorms into parts of scotland. not everyone will see them but you will know them when you catch them. elsewhere in england and was, you can seejust catch them. elsewhere in england and was, you can see just how isolated they are. most will avoid them, stay dry. and have some very warm sunny spells. a little bit cooler along some north sea coast compared with an lead and i think that's where we developed a more sudden into monday. —— compared with inlet. lower
temperatures as a result. not much in the way of wet weather from the cloud, just a greater picture on monday for many of us and cooler too. this is how monday is shaping up. there will be some sunny spells in northern ireland, westernmost parts of scotland. there could be one or two showers developing and most will stay dry. as you get some sunshine, still pleasantly warm but you can see in particular near these north sea coast just you can see in particular near these north sea coastjust how much cooler it is in or you've got cloud and its misty low cloud and well. sunny conditions gradually spreading back our way as we look to the picture for wednesday. temperatures heading up for wednesday. temperatures heading upafew for wednesday. temperatures heading up a few degrees again as a result. most up a few degrees again as a result. m ost pla ces up a few degrees again as a result. most places are looking dry. could bea most places are looking dry. could be a few showers around again, particularly across southern parts of the uk. may one or two other storms to keep you up—to—date with. this is bbc news.
i'm reeta chakrabarti. the headlines at 8pm. 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 kim jong—un. the us defence secretary warns china over its deployment of missiles in disputed areas of the south china sea. the new prime minister of spain, pedro sanchez, is officially sworn into office. 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
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