tv Sport Today BBC News June 8, 2018 1:45am-2:01am BST
on course for number 11, rafael nadal books his place in the last four of the french open in paris. drama at the diamond league meeting in oslo with the barriers in the women's steeplechase having been set to the men's height. and dustinjohnson wins shot of the day for this chip on the 12th hole at the st jude classic in memphis. i'm still trying to do that! hello and welcome to the programme, where we start with the tennis news that rafael nadal has taken another step towards an 11th french open title. the world number one beat diego schwartzman to reach the last four to set up a semi final with another argentine injuan martin del potro, plus we now know the line—up for the women's final. austin halewood wraps up thursday's action. seeing rafael nadal in trouble is something crowds at the french open aren't used to. the ten time champion lost a set for the first time since 2015 at roland garros on
wednesday, but resuming a day later because of rain, nadal came back a different player. the spaniard co mforta bly different player. the spaniard comfortably taking the next two sets from diego schwartzman. after playing one of the best sets of his life, the night before, despite his best efforts, schwartzman couldn't recreate the same magic. nadal simply too good. the number one seed lostjust four games on his way to wrapping up the match. the king of clay firmly back on his throne. conditions there were the same for both. he's a tough opponent. he's going to always be a tough match but at this and time, i think after the first rain delay, the match changed a lot because i played more aggressive with higher intensity and things were more on my side. next he will face juan things were more on my side. next he will facejuan martin del potro, the world number six reached his first french open semi—final
since 2009 with a four set win over number three seed marin cilic. del potro has beaten nadal twice in their last three meetings but crucially none of them were enclave. in the women's draw, simona halep certainly living up to her billing as the number one seed. in a match that had all the makings of a classic, she quickly took the first set from gardenia muguruza 6—1. into a second and the spaniard hit back, but once again halep‘s mental toughness shone through. the world number one into a final for a second yearin number one into a final for a second year ina number one into a final for a second year in a row with another shot at that elusive first grand slam. i have more experience now and i have two more days until i play the final so i will stay chilled, i will relax and then we will see what will happen saturday. but, for sure, will fight for every ball. american sloane stevens is now the only player standing in her way after she beat compatriot madison keysin after she beat compatriot madison keys in straight sets. a repeat of the us open final from keys in straight sets. a repeat of the us open finalfrom last keys in straight sets. a repeat of the us open final from last year, and just like last time, it went the
way of stevens‘. austin halewood, bbc news. european champions portugal warmed up for the world cup with a 3—0 win over algeria in lisbon. gonsalo guedes scored twice for the hosts, while uruguay are currently playing uzbekistan in montevideo. uruguay have just taken the lead, giorgian de arrascaeta with the goal. elsewhere, england were 2—0 winners over costa rica thanks to goals from marcus rashford and danny welbeck. luis suarez has just scored a second in the uruguay game over uzbekistan, that from the penalty spot. elsewhere, england were 2—0 winners over costa rica thanks to goals from marcus rashford and danny welbeck. we looked a threat. we had energy, prepped really well. first goal was wonderful, wonderful strike. and we‘ve got real competition for places. so, ifi we‘ve got real competition for places. so, if i look at the three weeks we‘ve had, i couldn‘t be
happier with the preparation, you know? physically... tactically, and in the togetherness of the group. in reykjavik, the team who knocked england out of euro 2016, iceland, skipped out to a two—goal lead by half time against ghana. alfred finnbogason with the second five minutes prior to the break, but the african side didn‘t lay down and they scored two second half goals to bring the match level, this strike from thomas just three minutes from full—time seeing it finish honours even. there were also women‘s world cup european qualifiers on thursday with wales moving top of their group ahead of england after a 1—0 win over boznia and herzegovina. kayleigh green scored in the second half while sweden moved six points clear at the top of group four with a 4—0 win over croatia while spain accounted for bottom of the table israel to move 11 points clear at the summit of group seven. an unbeaten century from shane dowrich has put west indies in the ascendancy at the end of day two of the first
test against sri lanka in port of spain. having resumed on 246—6. dowrich pushed on to first past the 50 mark on a day interrrupted by rain and then became west indies‘ first wicketkeeper centurion against sri lanka for his second test match ton. he was on 125 when the hosts declared on 1114—8 and sri lanka lost three quick wickets to finish on 31—3, leaving them plenty of work to do. now, we all know about the long rivalry between the england and australian cricket teams, but it might surprise you to learn that the first australian cricket team to tour england back in 1868 was made up entirely of aboriginal players. well, to mark the 150th anniversary, teams made up of indigenous australians are back in london, retracing some of their predecessors steps. from the oval, chris slegg reports. a photo—op with a link to the distant past. australia‘s aboriginal tea m
distant past. australia‘s aboriginal team today... and the 1868 side. the first australian to sever to tour england. without them, the ashes might never have been born. at the lord‘s today the current generation learned more about their ancestors. probably australia‘s greatest untold sports story in terms of what they had to overcome to get here. it‘s been really, really interesting and we‘re incredibly humbled to be here taking it all in. the team was brought to england despite some protests in australia. contemporaneous reports differ as to their treatment, but several suggest they were well received and their presence educated the english about indigenous australians. such an amazing story and honestly it‘s one we don‘t talk about much. i‘m proud indigenous and i didn‘t know anything about it before this trip. including 1868, this is the fourth
aboriginal tour of england, but, further false aboriginal tour of england, but, furtherfalse time, aboriginal tour of england, but, further false time, it‘s aboriginal tour of england, but, furtherfalse time, it‘s notjust aboriginal tour of england, but, further false time, it‘s notjust a men‘s team playing. 100 and 50 years on history in the making again as these players become the first women to ever represent an aboriginal team here in england. today‘s and a chat at the oval ended in defeat to a surrey xi but the result didn‘t really matter. in defeat to a surrey xi but the result didn't really matter. just thinking of how many aboriginal women out there mac, it‘s definitely an honour. absolutely gobsmacked, i can‘t believe i‘m actually stepping out and actually playing on the oval. who knows, a century and a half from now and aboriginal team might be recreating this historic photo. chris slegg, bbc news. there was drama aplenty at the diamond league meeting in oslo on thursday with the barriers in the women‘s steeplechase having been set to the men‘s height. american world champion emma coburn had been gesturing, trying to bring officials‘ attention to the blunder. they tried to adjust it mid—race, at one point the field hurdling it after it had been lowered at one end but left too high at the other,
with several athletes falling over the sloping bar. much simpler to decide the women‘s 800m as south africa‘s caster semenya barely broke a sweat in winning what was a sluggish race, the 27 year old was eight metres clear of the chasing pack as she extended her lead in this event continuing her bid for a third succsssive diamond league title while qatar‘s world champion high jumper mutaz essa barshim was untroubled in winning with a 2.36m clearance to make it three out of three in the diamond league this season. ireland‘s seamus power leads by a stroke on 5—under after the opening round of the stjude classic in memphis. defending champion brooks koepka, despite struggling with injury this season having not played a great deal, is nicely placed in a group of 11 players a shot further back, which also includes phil mickelson, the five time major winner has been runner up in tennessee twice at this event as he prepares for next week‘s us open, which he‘s been runner up at six times without ever winning. but for shot of the day it has to go
to world number two, dustinjohnson, who was winner here six years ago, with this incredible chip from near the water, where he had taken his shoes and socks off to play this one and he finished the day two shots off the pace. incredible indeed! to cycling, where team sky‘s gianni moscon has moved into the overall lead of the criterium du dauphine after stage four. moscon finished ninth in the tour‘s first mountain stage in france. team sky riders now occupy the top three in the overall standings while quick—step floors rider julian alaphilippe took the stage victory. ican i can tell you in the nhl stanley cup play—offs it is currently 3—1, the washington capitals over vegas
golden knights. if washington win, they win the stanley cup, it is goalless leading up to the end of the first period. goodbye for now. hello there, good morning. in wales, it‘s just been the warmest day of the year so far. here, 27 degrees. in scotland, we had some slow—moving, thundery downpours yesterday, bringing some flash—flooding. and, across the southern half of the uk, much more cloud, and there‘s sufficient cloud over the next few days to bring the chance of one or two heavy and perhaps thundery showers. again, the worst of the storms, the more widespread storms, are likely to stay over the near continent. but we‘re looking at a few home—grown downpours in the next couple of days or so. difficult to pick out exactly where they‘ll be. but we‘ve got this zone of weakness on friday, from wales up towards the humber and north yorkshire, where we could see a few
more showers developing, perhaps towards the south—west of england, too, hence the odd slow—moving downpour across western parts of northern ireland, and particularly central scotland — some thunderstorms here. large parts of the uk will be dry. best of the sunshine, south—west scotland, north—west england, and later in the south—east of england. those storms in the north will tend to fade away. most of the showers in england and wales fading away, too. but a fair bit of low cloud coming into eastern scotland and eastern england overnight, and a chillier night, actually, across eastern scotland and north—east england. quite a grey start here. that low cloud, misty weather, will tend to burn. we will see sunny spells developing more widely. quite a grey start here as well. a lot of that low cloud, misty weather, will tend to burn. we‘ll see sunny spells developing more widely. very few showers on saturday, the bulk of them are going to be in scotland, and these again will be heavy and thundery. not moving at all, so if you catch one, you will know about it. but it seems to be all or nothing again, and most places will have a dry day. now, we‘ve got very little wind to stir things up at all, or to move things around.
this lower pressure towards biscay threatens to bring some thunderstorms our way. at the moment, it looks like on sunday they‘re more likely to be through the english channel, affecting the channel islands. the odd shower further north, but again the bulk of the showers will be in scotland. probably more widespread showers on sunday, and again, heavy and thundery. but large parts of the uk dry, and temperatures into the low 20s. now, at one stage it looked like this weather front will bring all these downpours into the south—east of the uk. but now, we‘ve got sufficient high pressure to just keep it at bay, and it‘s not far away from kent on monday. otherwise, some good spells of sunshine. again, no wind at all. a few showers, not quite as heavy this time for scotland, but one through the pennines, too, and temperatures 22, maybe even 23 degrees. and, looking ahead to tuesday and wednesday, not a great deal changes. most places will be dry. temperatures in the low 20s in the sunshine. mid—week, though, things may change. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is mike embley. our top stories: after meeting japan‘s prime minister, donald trump declares he is optimistic about progress
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