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a royal preparations for russia had a royal presence today. as patron of mental health the duke of cambridge took time to applaud danny rose's decision to speak out about his battle with depression. it is really, really good what he did, he said. well done, you should be pleased. yorkshireman rows returned home tonight as england played their first match in leeds for 16 years. it's all part of gareth southgate's plan to bring the fans closer. but real madrid's keeper couldn't get anywhere near marcus rashford. fabulous for marcus rashford. how is that for staking a claim for both country and club? england had all the possession, costa rica offered little. when the three lions needed to put this to bed, danny welbeck, used his head. the substitute's flying effort putting the cherry on
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the top of a solid performance. 2—0, job done. next up, russia. what does this tell us about how england welfare 7 this tell us about how england welfare? not too much to be honest, when the pressure is on in the tournament, they do perform differently. but marcus rashford has given gareth southgate a selection headache and this felt like a proper sendoff for a young, capable team who might surprise us all. natalie, thank you. that's it from us. now on bbc one it's time for the news where you are. bye— bye. hello and welcome to sportsday. i'm mike bushell. the headlines tonight.
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world, are you watching? england's marcus rashford shows what he can do, as his team head to the world cup on a high after beating costa rica 2—0. the green, green grass of swansea helps wales women take a bit step towards their world cup, thanks to a goal from kayleigh green. and chasing down her maiden grand slam — simona halep sees off former champion garbine muguruza in straight sets at the french open. thanks forjoining us. let's start in yorkshire, where england head off to the world cup feeling far more confident than they were when they last played in a world cup match — ironically against costa rica, four years ago. tonight in leeds, it was a very
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different story against the central american side, and our sports correspondent natalie pirks was at elland road. very different. as you said, i was there at that costa rica game, that dead rubber, and england looked appalling. tonight, they looked exciting, dare i say, capable of surprising us at this world cup. famous last words. can she get from the side that played against —— ten changes from the side that played against nigeria. it was marcus rashford, man of the match performance from him. certainly worthy of that. the school was an absolute stunner. there was no chance that keylor navas was getting anywhere near that one. and it's been lots of talk that marcus rashford is having his career hampered by az mourinho. he did a great chance of staking his claim and giving gareth southgate a
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selection headache, whether to play him or perhaps sterling against tunisia. england needed to be clinical. they need to turn possession into the killer ball. and danny welbeck flew at it. there was somejoke between danny welbeck flew at it. there was some joke between the two of them afterwards after whether dele alli had intended to score. the likes of rashford and danny rose have given gareth southgate something to think about. after the match and he was asked do you know you're starting 11 against tunisia in 11 days' time? and he said he knew his sleep on it. certainly plenty rain to think about. a good solid performance from england. will it translate to success of the world cup? we know that when they get in to the pressure of the work of, they do not... gareth can have sweet dreams as he sleeps on that team, if you like. i wonder what it says to that
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sports company. they came earlier today with that stat that england technically had a 4% chance of winning the world cup, below the likes of peru. below the likes of peru but the same as belgium and portugal. of course, portugal orthe european champions. we cannot put too much on that. they looks at who england could have faced in the world the —— in the quarterfinals. maybe germany or brazil. that document maybe not. as we know commingling had not done well in major tournaments. that's since 1990 they have reached a semifinal. the most inexperienced side of any of the 32 squads heading to the world cup. the youngest of any of the 32 heading there was a baby is just time for them to go out and express themselves and show us what they can do for the future. —— maybe it is
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time for them to. thanks, natalie. great stuff from elland road. go and have sweet dreams yourself. it turned from frustration to celebration for wales' women, who took a big step towards their world cup in france next year. they moved above england at the top of their group, thanks to this volley — a great volley, this — from kayleigh green, who plays for yeovil town. it spared wales' the annoyance of earlier missing a penalty. phil neville's england have a game in hand against russia in moscow tomorrow. meanwhile, scotland came from a goal down against belarus to win 2—1, a victory that boosts their own chances of reaching next year's world cup. the group winners all automatically qualify for the tournament. football fans will have to subscribe to yet another tv provider the season after next if they want to watch all their premier league team's games. it's because amazon have now entered the tv game, and will show 20 live matches, including all the ones on boxing day in the 2019/2020 season.
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0ur sports news correspondent richard conway explains more on this. amazon will show 20 games per season for three seasons. they will have an entire round of midweek matches in december and an entire round of games on a boxing day. and an entire round of games on boxing day. that means that viewers at home, on their tablet, on their phone, will be able to pick their choice of game from across the whole range of premier league fixtures on those given days. so a real change in how the premier league is being broadcast there. perhaps a hint of what is to come with the other online giants perhaps entering premier league rights in the years to come. richard conway there. staying with football, premier league executive chairman richard scudamore is to stand down by the end of this year after nearly 20 years in the role. scudamore was appointed in november 1999 and has overseen a period of real growth, culminating in the league's last uk tv deal bringing in some £5.14 billion. will it be third time lucky
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for simona halep at the french open? the world number one has fallen twice before at the final hurdle at roland garros. today, though, she looked determined to hunt down her maiden grand slam title, seeing off 2016 champion garbine muguruza in straight sets. james burford reports. despite being the best ranked player in the world, simona halep and herfans are still seeking that elusive first grand slam. garbine muguruza standing in the way of another final. while she has won grand slams this before, this wasn't her day. and so it appeared from the beginning. a double fault to hand halep an early break. the romanian soon staring at a 5—0 lead. simona halep is known for her hard hitting, her dominance of the court and her ability to find the lines. sometimes, you just have
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to applaud your opponent, but muguruza soon gave her fans something to cheer about too, her response to take charge of the second set. in the parisian heat, her game evaporated. her backhand beyond the line, and simona halep with another chance to win a grand slam at the fourth time of asking. sloan stephens and madison keys contested another contest in the other semifinal. there was even boxing royalty in the house, as mike tyson was in the house. this would not go 12 rounds. before long, she delivered the knockout punch. winner of last year's us open, she now prepares to face the world number one on saturday. james burford, bbc news. it was a case of sunshine after the rain for the top seed and defending men's champion rafa nadal, who finally advanced to the semi—finals with a four—set win over argentina's 11th seed diego schwartzman. the match was held over from last night with the ten—times champion a set down, but he lostjust four games today to ease through.
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and in that semifinal, nadal will meetjuan martin del potro, who beat number three marin cilic in four sets. the argentine was overcome with emotion at the end of the match, as he reached his first semifinal in paris for nine years. and in the battle of the brits, gordon reid has beaten the world number one and fellow briton, alfie hewett, 6—4, 6—4, in the quarterfinal of the wheelchair singles at roland garros. reid will play shingo kunieda ofjapan in the semi—finals. dina asher—smith has beaten her own british 100 metres record this evening. she was racing in the bislett games diamond league meeting in oslo. she finished second behind ivory coast's murielle ahoure, but her time of 10.92 seconds is seven hundredths of a second quicker than her previous best, set at the anniversary games three years ago. wigan‘s woes continue in rugby league's super league. this time it was wakefield trinity who inflicted a third look at that, though. the footwork
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to score the pic of wakefield's tries. a 32—16 win. eddiejones has named his england rugby union side, to play south africa in the first test on saturday. and after all the discussion surrounding his england re—call, there's no place — even on the bench — for danny cipriani. after a stand—out premiership season for wasps, he was called up to the national squad for the first time in 3 years, eddiejones saying if there were any attitude problems from him, he'd be swiftly on a flight home. he'll sit out this first match at ellis park injohannesburg — a south african stronghold eddiejones is determined to crack. it is a great opportunity for us. this is a once—in—a—lifetime opportunity for the players, and you don't get that too many times. only once, so we are all excited. we have had a great preparation and we can't wait. any scores to settle from the six nations? look, that is all done and dusted. we have had a great run, it came to an end, and now we have moved on. we are on a different
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stage of our development. meanwhile, joey carbery will be at fly—half for ireland's first test against australia in brisbane on saturday. he replacesjohnny sexton as coach joe schmidt rests a number of players from their six nations grand slam—winning squad. that's all from sportsday. coming up in a moment, it is the papers. see you soon. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me is the co—owner of the website westmonster, michael heaver, along with journalist and broadcaster rachel shabi. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in.
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the financial times leads with the trouble on the high street — with job losses threatened at house of fraser and poundland. the i also carries the story, blaming the rise of internet shopping. the mirror also looks at high street closures, warning of the creation of ‘ghost towns'. the metro reports that firefighters could be prosecuted for advising the residents of grenfell tower to stay in theirflats. the telegraph goes with a secret recording in which foreign secretary borisjohnson attacks the government's handling of brexit. the times also reports on the secret recording, saying mrjohnson thinks the treasury is the "heart of remain". the express claims "brexit is back on track" after a days wrangling over the wording of the uk's backstop proposal. and the guardian reports the home office refused potentially life—saving cancer treatment to a rejected asylum seeker. so a varied set of front pages.
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let and where i —— let's start where i ended up. the backstop. what backstop? what is the backstop? this is basically the government's proposal with the european union. basically it would see the uk as a whole type two aspects of the customs union and then that originally came it was not going to be time—limited. but some people have seen david davis today kicking off and talks of resignation. now the government has said we hope it will not be beyond 2022. they want to see the uk come out of the customs union in the supermarket, all the rest of it. the effect of the matter is with the current arrangement and the current rate of two victory from the government,
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you're looking early 20 20s —— rate of trajectory. when you're talking about for and beyond, people start to think, is it actually ever going to think, is it actually ever going to happen? are we going to see the sort of independent policymaking week voted for? and so i think when you see now theresa may in this position, i don't interview to see a lot ——i position, i don't interview to see a lot —— i think you're going to see a lot —— i think you're going to see a lot more drama. brexiteers are furious. they sensed that there is no real grip on what is weinan, there is no real and date. it seems to be kicking the can down the rep. it seems to be a lack of leadership from theresa may who do not even campaigned to leave the european union. and you say all of that and yet, the express is a brexit back on track. interestingly, the prime minister hasjust track. interestingly, the prime minister has just arrived in quebec the


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