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against south africa's lloyd harris. and india have confirmed their place in the cricket world cup semi—finals after a 28—run win over bangladesh hello and welcome to the programme where we start with the footballing news that defending champions usa are through to the women's world cup final after a drama—filled 2—1 win over england. all three goals came in the first half with the winner scored by alex morgan on her 30th birthday. the americans will now face netherlands or sweden in sunday's final. colm harrison reports. once famously described as two countries separated by a common language, england in the usa were on this occasion separated by a common cause, trying to reach the world cup final to cause, trying to reach the world cup finalto in cause, trying to reach the world cup final to in the defending champions made a bright start with a goal within ten minutes. their lead did
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not last for long. across from birth and ellen white prodded home an equaliser for and ellen white prodded home an equaliserfor england. and ellen white prodded home an equaliser for england. by halftime, the us were back in front. alex morgan got the second goal and her first since scoring five in their match against tylan. in a goalless eventful second half, ellen white thought she had a second only for a va are review to rule the goal out for offside. they were then awarded a debatable penalty following telling another review but the kick was saved by the goalkeeper. in a tense finish, england finished with tense finish, england finished with ten players after a second yellow ca rd ten players after a second yellow card for millie bright. the americans finished with a third successive world cup final to look forward to. hugely intense, physical and emotional is how i would describe this one. who would you prefer to face in the final? that is not our mentality. not even thinking that
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way. whoever we prepare, i think we know for certain it will be a tough match. a final is not easy and we will be ready. we now know the final 16 for the africa cup of nations knockout phase after tuesday's final round of group games. in group e — mali have gone through in first place after a 1—0 win over angola with tunisia's goalless draw against mauritania means they qualify. in group f — ghana, cameroon and benin progress, benin qualify as a best of the third place finishers. from cairo, the bbc'sjohn bennett rounds up the day's action. dana started the day under pressure with just two points and ended the day as group f winners to cruise into the knockout stages and avoid a last 16 clash the 2013 champions. after halftime, jordan raised on a through ball to give them the lead and then thomas party wrapped up a two mil victory. so it is cameroon who will now face nigeria after dropping to second in group f
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following a nil all draw against berlin. but they won't care it was not a thriller because they go through to the knockout stage as well. for the first time in their history. we needed one point two passthrough. we did not play off best football tonight but we defended well and got the result, we just tried to reduce the pace and avoid the team to take speed in the attacks. i think we fight hard and it isa attacks. i think we fight hard and it is a point where the spirit and the organisation lets you know the next game. i am quite satisfied because we are in the next round but disappointed because we wanted to win the match. i think it is
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pointless to say we had complete control of the match. obviously berlin was looking for this point. —— benin. -- benin. elsewhere, marley won group b after a 1—0 win over angola and tunisia squeezed into the last 16 in second place despite yet another draw. this time 0—0 against mauritania. south africa are celebrating even though they were not playing after the defeat of angola means they take the best third place team spot. and so here's the confirmation of the line—up for the last 16. the knock—out stage starts on friday with morocco versus benin and uganda against senegal, on saturday, the holders cameroon will play nigeria, and the host nation egypt will face south africa. elsewhere they're down to the last four in the copa america with the first semi—final under way between hosts brazil and argentina in belo horizonte.
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brazil have never failed to win the tournament when they've hosted it, while it's 26 years since argentina last won the copa — and they were runners—up in the last two editions. and later it's the first semi—final of the concacaf gold cup with haiti facing mexico in glendale, arizona. it's haiti's first semi—final in the "gold cup era", while mexico have won the trophy a record 7 times. on to tennis — and day two of the wimbledon championships saw former winner maria sharapova's injury woes continue as she withdrew during herfirst round match due to a forearm issue. but there were no such problems for many other former and current champions and holly hamilton wraps it up from the all england club... from the king of the grass to the queen of the courts, day two was littered with tennis royalty. not to mention the duchess of cambridge who
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was courtside today. and the number two seed, roger federer proved to everybody why his reign is not coming to an end anytime soon, bidding for his ninth title here. he survived a scare after losing the opening set to lloyd harris before cranking up the pressure in the next three sets and progressing to the second round to i struggled early on and felt a bit frozen like my legs we re and felt a bit frozen like my legs were not going and it felt like it was a bit heavy out there. the ball was a bit heavy out there. the ball was not going when i was hitting it andi was not going when i was hitting it and i thought he was hitting big and then the next, you know, things happen very quickly and i thought he did quite well. and that may nervous for a set and a half and that break in the second set was very crucial for turning things around and then i got into the match and things began to change. it took an effort today and lloyd played a good match. no problems for rafael nadal who sailed past his opponent in straight sets to it was just one upset in the men's draw. the fifth seed here lost
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to his american opponent sam querrey. the austrian road marched into an early lead but the american held his nerve for the next three sets. the women store stuck to the script on day two with ashleigh barty sier —— sailing past her chinese opponent as did the defending champion angelique herber. feed speaking a formal wimbledon champion ‘s, serena williams made a return to centre court, firing on all cylinders as she her opponent in straight sets to continue her bid for the record equalling 24th round slam title. day three sees the return of the top seed as well as the 15—year—old american who has taken tennis by storm. how far can she go with? meanwhile andy murray has confirmed he'll play mixed doubles with serena williams.
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murray, a two—time wimbledon champion in singles, and williams — the winner of 23 grand slam singles titles — are expected to play their first match on thursday. on to cricket — and india are through to the semi—finals of the world cup in england. they made sure of their place in the last four with a 28 run victory over bangladesh in birmingham — a result which ended bangladeshi hopes of making the play—offs. india batted first after winning the toss and made 314 for 9 from their 50 overs. rohit sharma top—scored with 104 — his innings included 7 fours and 5 sixes. he and kl rahul put on 180 for the first wicket — the highest opening partnership at this world cup, and their second century stand at the tournament. the bangladesh reply centred on shakib al—hasan who made 66. he's the second—highest scorer at the world cup with 542 — just two behind rohit sharma. but bangladesh were never up with the run rate — and were all out for 286, as india won by 28 runs with 12 balls to spare.
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in the women's ashes — australia have beaten england by 2 wickets in leicester to win the opening one day international of their multi—format series and take a 2—0 points lead. after winning the toss and electing to field australia dismissed the hosts for 177 with more than three overs remaining of their allotted 50. nat sciver top scored for england with 64 while elyse perry claimed three wickets and in response the aussies who are the current holders had alyssa healy make 66 as they scraped home. enough time for an update on the american cup, 24 minutes of play and priscilla 1—0 up. jesus with the only goal after 19 minutes against argentina. will go through to play gillette or peru. to let other two—time defending champion. that match in 24 hours time —— but three
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are the defendant two—time defending champions —— chile are the defending two—time champions. hello there. july has started on a dry note for most of us, certainly a far cry from the weather we had for at least some ofjune. the met office has now released provisional rainfall statistics for the month ofjune. where you see the darker blue colours on the chart, well, those areas had around double the amount of rainfall they would normally expect during the month as a whole. but as we look ahead to the rest of this week, well, it stays dry for many of us. just a little bit of rain around across the north of the uk. now, we start off wednesday morning on a rather chilly note, some rural spots in scotland and wales down around two or three degrees, towns and cities not quite as cool as that. but, as we go through the day, most of us will see some sunshine. some patchy cloud lingering for east anglia and the south—east, but further west across england and wales, probably more sunshine than we had during tuesday.
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there will be more cloud into northern ireland and scotland. some rain in the far north, where it will also be quite windy. winds also picking up close to the english channel coasts and the channel islands, but in the best of the sunshine through the afternoon, temperatures topping out at 21 or 22 degrees. so it is another promising day in prospect at wimbledon. there will be patchy cloud around, often fairly large amounts of cloud, i think, but some spells of sunshine breaking through. those temperatures up to 22 degrees in the gentle north—easterly breeze, and it's a fine end to the day across most parts of the uk. as we go through the night, it stays predominantly dry, with clear spells. always more cloud toppling into northern ireland and scotland, some rain in the northern and western isles, and not such a cool night — temperatures between 9—12 degrees. so we go on into thursday. the further south you are, that's where we'll see the best of the sunshine. more cloud for the far north of england, northern ireland and scotland, and rain making a bit more progress across the northern half of scotland. some particularly heavy bursts of rain for the western highlands, breezy here as well, and temperatures across scotland between 14—16 degrees. but further south, 25 or 26 degrees looks likely towards the south—eastern corner.
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now, another warm day to come in the south on friday, with some sunshine. but that cloud in the north will make a bit more progress southwards through scotland, northern england, northern ireland, taking a band of rain with it. and that band of rain is associated with a weather front, a cold front, which will continue to journey southwards as we head into the start of the weekend, and that opens the door to some cooler air spreading its way down from the north. so temperatures dipping away for all of us as we head towards the weekend, but it looks like staying predominantly dry. that's all from me for now.
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welcome to bbc news. i'm duncan golestani. our top stories: england's lionesses are out of the world cup. they've been beaten 2—1 by the defending champions, the usa, in lyon tonight. as the clean—up begins in hong kong. beijing condemns the protests as an "undisguised challenge by violent offenders". an investigation by us government inspectors has warned of dangerous overcrowding at immigration detention centres in texas near the southern border. and a total eclipse of the sun — parts of northern chile are plunged into darkness as the moon moves in front of the sun.


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