tv Sport Today BBC News July 23, 2018 1:45am-2:01am BST
hello, i'm marc edwards and this is sport today, live from the bbc sport centre. coming up on this programme: it's majestic from molinary as the italian claims his maiden major with victory at the open championship at carnoustie. from 14th to 1st, lewis hamilton comes back to win a sensational german grand prix as sebastian vettel crashes in the rain. and magnus cort nielsen wins stage 15 of the tour de france as geraint thomas retains the yellow jersey. hello. francesco molinari is the 2018 open champion, shooting a faultless final round at carnoustie to become the first italian to win the famous claretjug. tim hague was watching the action unfold on the east coast of scotland. the winds of change were in the air at the championship sunday. francesco molinari began the day three off the lead but by the time he hold this, he was one of the men to beat. at the 18th, he went from
sharing the lead to posting a clubhouse score that was too good for everyone. that included tiger woods. the american had briefly lead after a flawless front nine. 0h the american had briefly lead after a flawless front nine. oh my god! but this still isn't the same old tiger. this wayward approach at the 11th was the beginning of the end of his challenge. others struggled as well, jordan speith began the day with a successful defence of his title very possible but slipped away atan title very possible but slipped away at an early stage. a round of 70 from rory mcilroy wasn't enough to end a major drought that's now four years long, and even if this had gone in forjustin rose, he simply would have claimed second place on his own cosmos was molinari's moment and the claretjug has a new home. to look at the names on that
claretjug, obviously, what can you say? it's the best golfers in history, and to be on there, it's incredible, you know, from someone like me, coming from italy — not really a major golfing country. it's been an incrediblejourney. it was nothing short of sensational as lewis hamilton came from 14th to win the german grand prix. ferrari's sebastian vettel, the home favourite and then championship leader, was cruising to victory, until he crashed in the rain. leaving hamilton to take advantage as nick parrott reports. misfortune left the lewis hamilton in 14th on the grid at hockenheim. with championship leader sebastien vettel roaring off the line leading from pole, hamilton might have felt his luck had run out. the britain fought his way up the field climbing to fifth before halfway. further progress looked unlikely to a storm
arrived, shaking up the race and the championship. vettel was the biggest casualty. his pride clearly hurt. sorry, guys. that handed his ferrari teammate kimi raikonnen the lead until he stopped for fresh tyres. hamilton stayed out at the last moment to move ahead but crossing the pit lane line led to a telling off from the stewards after he claimed the chequered flag for the fourth time this season. a late twist on a day when his championship hopes were expected to take a battering but ended with him back on top. nick pa rrott, ended with him back on top. nick parrott, bbc news. the arsenal midfielder mesut ozil says he no longer wants to play international football for germany after facing, what he calls racism and disrespect because of his turkish roots. in a lengthy statement, ozil, who was a key member of germany's world cup—winning side in 2014, and has been voted by fans as the team's player of the year five times since 2011, said the treatment he had received from the german football association
had made him no longer want to wear the german national team shirt. he also claimed he was being blamed for germany's disappointing world cup. the midfielder was heavily criticised in germany for having his photograph taken with turkish president tayyip erdogan in may. christian pulisic inspired borussia dortmund to a 3—1win over liverpool in charlotte, north carolina on sunday. in their first of three international champions cup fixtures, liverpool took the lead in the 25th minute through a virgil van dijk header before, pulisic‘s second—half double, this one to take the lead, earned dortmund their second win in the united states this summer. the american putting on a show in front of his home support he also grabbed an assist to set up jacob bruun larsen for a late score. 3—1 dortmund danish race debutant magnus cort nielsen handed astana their second consecutive victory when he won the 15th stage of the tour de france
in carcassonne on sunday. team sky's geraint thomas maintained his 1min 39sec race lead over teammate and compatriot chris froome to stay in the yellow jersey. it wasn't quite the perfect day for the team, however, when gianni moscon was disqualified from the race for hitting another rider. in cricket, south africa have been set an unlikely target of 490 to win the second test against sri lanka on day three in colombo. they need to win to avoid a 2—0 series defeat. on day two, dimuth karunaratne hit 85 as sri lanka declared on 275—5 in their second innings. in reply, south africa crumbled again, hashim amla bowled by rangana herath for six, and things continued to get worse late on as captain faf du plessis fell for seven. south africa were 139—5 at stumps and need another 351 runs. meanwhile, bangladesh have beaten
west indies by 48 runs in their first one day international in guyana. a record double century partnership between tamin iqbal and shakib al hasan built the platform for a bangladesh win. captain mashrafe mortaza then led the way with the ball taking 4—37 as west indies made 231—9 in reply. 50 years ago, around 100 people gathered to watch the sister of the us presidentjohn f kennedy launch a sporting event designed to celebrate people with intellectual disabilities. nowadays, the special olympics as it's become known attracts almost five million athletes from 170 countries. stuart pollitt joined the celebrations in chicago. celebrating half a century of shunning the sporting spotlight on
people who had been in society's shadow. this event at chicago's soldier field marks 50 years since the stadium hosted the first special olympics. i actually have ran across the floor... you got to go... amelia competed that day as an 11—year—old. it started a lifelong love of sport. when i did the running, 50 metres dash, and all the events i did, i kept going, i didn't stop. i got medals for running and medals for bowling, boxing and hockey. ifi bowling, boxing and hockey. if i walked down the street with her, other kids would look and say, what's wrong with her, you know? 0r they would get out of the way. older people as well, they would just stare. now society has changed, that does not happen any more. the special olympics was the idea of eunice kennedy shriver, jfk's sister. in ancient rome, the gladiators went
into the arena with these words on their lips, let me win, but if i cannot win, let me be brave in the event. eunice candice shriver stood here 50 yea rs eunice candice shriver stood here 50 years ago and declared in front of 100 or so people that one day1 million other athletes would take pa rt million other athletes would take part ina million other athletes would take part in a special olympics, last year 5 million people in 170 countries were part of this movement. she took people with intellectual disabilities and took them out of institutions and gave them and their families hope. she changed lives in that moment and it's been changing lives ever since. it was good that i won my medals, i got more than 100. when i'd cheerlead ifeel like a family and! when i'd cheerlead ifeel like a family and i feel like this is where i belong. it helped me a lot to be a happy guy throughout the years, especially ever since i've competed. former chelsea star didier drogba
has been a long—term supporter of special olympics projects in the ivory coast. i think this is the story of my life. more than scoring goals, i don't really talk about this but i think that's my niche in my life. for those gathered here, today was a chance to cheer the success of this movement but also to acknowledge that there were still major goals to achieve for true equality. stuart pollitt, bbc news, chicago. playing at the world cup for the first time in 42 years, italy produced the shock result of the womens hockey world cup so far, beating china in their opening pool game on sunday. the lowest—ranked side at this world cup looked anything but as they rolled over a lacklustre but inexperienced china 3—0. there were wins too for argentina and the netherlands who wowed the fans with plenty of goals on day two before new zealand came from 2—1 down to beat belgium 11—2 in the final game of the day. you can get all the latest sports news at our website, that's bbc.com/sport.
but from me, marc edwards, and the rest of the sport today team, goodbye. temperatures got up to 30 degrees on sunday, and the heat is going to continue over the next few days. if anything, it'll turn even hotter across parts of southern and south—eastern england. temperatures may actually even get up to 33 celsius. now, on our satellite picture, we have a few weather fronts moving through, but they're very, very weak. they're not bringing an awful lot of rainfall, just about nudging into north—western parts of scotland and northern ireland. to the south of that, this is where the heat is, across spain, portugal, france. in fact, all of that heat through monday will be expanding right across europe, and all the way into scandinavia,
where, incidentally, it's been a record—breaking summer, lack of rainfall there, as well, and temperatures into the 30s — very unusual. now, cooler air is trying to tuck into north—western parts of the country, and actually, parts of scotland and northern ireland will be among the coolest places in europe over the next few days. but this is what it looks like first thing on monday morning. very warm — 20 degrees, that's the overnight low in london. 16, 17 degrees there for the lowlands of scotland and for belfast. so here's our very small, weak weather front here, bringing a few spots of rain. you can see itjust pretty much falls apart, bringing some rainfall to northern ireland and maybe the western isles there during the course of monday, but that's pretty much it. to the south of that, the heat is on. temperatures widely in the high 20s, and in excess of 30 degrees there in the south—east and east anglia. so a very hot day for some of us at least on monday, but not necessarily in the north—west of the country. and you can see through monday evening, it's a very slow—moving weather front.
it'll probably stall somewhere around the irish sea as we head into tuesday. so there's a possibility of perhaps a bit more cloud, maybe one or two showers around northern england, possibly wales into tuesday, but that's pretty much it. it looks like that hot air will continue to pump in from the south and spread across france, germany, into scandinavia and poland as well. so we're just on the edge of the heat here actually. that's why it's only going to be hot across these eastern counties, the midlands and the south—east. many western areas here will be under the influence of that less hot air coming off the atlantic, but still temperatures of 20 in belfast, 2a in plymouth, and easily 30 degrees or more on tuesday. in fact, temperatures this week do get up to about 33 celsius. so a very hot week on the way, but further north it will be just that little bit cooler and more pleasant, with a spell of rain heading into northern ireland, i think, sometime midweek. that's it from me, bye—bye. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is lewis vaughanjones.
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