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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  July 26, 2019 1:45am-2:00am BST

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of the one off test match against ireland at lord's. and julian alaphilippe closes in on becoming the first home rider to win the tour de france since 1985. hello and welcome to the programme, where we start with golf and the fourth women's major of the year, where paula creamer leads after the first round of the evian championship in france. she carded a seven under par round of 64 to lead by one shot from a group of four players that includes her fellow american brittany altomare, and kojin—young, the winner of the year's first major, the ana inspiration. england's melissa reid is the leading european on five under par. the women's pga champion, australia's hannah green, is eight off the lead at one over par but it was day to forget for the defending champion angela stanford. the american shot a five over par 76
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and faces a battle just to make the cut. colm harrison rounds up the day's action. it's five years since her last tournament victory anywhere, but she served notice that she's ready to end a long drought. on a baking hot day and everyone, creamer, who won this event in 2005, before it was elevated to major status, 17 underpar. she leads by one shot in a group of four letters that includes fellow american britney elsa murray, and three south koreans, among them park. she won this tournament also in its pre— major days, but needs to win again. the other plays in the logjam on six underpar are lee young and this woman codejin young, a winner of one major already in 2019, she'd love to follow up her victory
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by winning in europe for the first time. meanwhile, the leading player from europe is england's melissa reid, three bogeys on the front nine rather spoiled hearse for card does explore her scorecard, she isjust two short of the lead. colin harrison, bbc news. the week's event is the first of two majors being played back—to—back, with the women's british open starting at woburn in england next thursday. our golf correspondent iain carter says that most of the players are unhappy at having to play two majors in successive weeks. i think there is a great deal of dissatisfaction in all honesty. we had this at the open championship last week, the men's calendar has changed to provide a major a month from april through july players there were saying that itjust doesn't give you enough time to research and establish your game. now that's playing a major a month, this is a major a week and a major the next week. so if your game isn't
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in place for the avion championship, there is very little chance to turn it around there is very little chance to turn itaround in there is very little chance to turn it around in time for the very next major. so i think it's hugely unsatisfactory. the backgrounds to all this is that the evian championship is played in september, the last few years have been best set by april weather. —— by poor weather. so they are trying to get a date closer to high summer. but putting it next to an established major challenge it —— championship really compromises it greatly. the players aren't happy at all. staying with golf, adare manor in ireland has been chosen to host the ryder cup between europe and the usa in 2026. the news comes just four days after irishman shane lowry won the open at royal portrush. ireland first hosted the ryder cup in 2006 when it was played at the k club in county kildare.
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now a deal‘s been been struck between the irish government and european tour organisers to bring the tournament to adare manor in county limerick which has twice hosted the irish open, in 2007 and 2008. the golf course is fantastic. as is the hotel, an award—winning hotel. the facilities there make it a great venue. it's the right time to be doing something in ireland, following on from the excitement of the irish open as well. so i think we can look forward to another great chapter in ireland's golfing history. england will take a lead of 181 runs into the third day of their one—off cricket test against ireland at lord's — thanks largely to a second wicket stand of 145 betweenjack leach and jason roy. leach made 92 as he missed out on becoming the first england nightwatchman to make a test century while roy was dismissed for 72 with the hosts finishing the day on 303 for nine
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in their second innings. home favourite julian alaphilippe still leads the tour de france heading into stage 19 on friday with the finishing line almost in sight. but thursday was a day for the colombians led by nairo quintana as the bbc‘s simon brotherton reports. a gripping stage in the alps one by nairo quintana where he had an banal took over from the contenders to gain halfa took over from the contenders to gain half a minute and move into second place behind the man still in yellow, julian alaphilippe, it was an incredible show of fortitude from the frenchman. geraint thomas suddenly led the chase. the group of contenders came back together with alaphilippe catching them on the descent, bernal‘s game of half a minute has moved him to second place but alaphilippe has been proved a
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stubborn, inspiring opponent. there were five gold medals decided at the world aquatics championships in gwangju, south korea, on thursday. and the winners included caeleb dressel of the usa in the men's 100 metres freestyle. it was the tenth world championship gold of his career and takes his tally to three golds and a silver from this year's championships alone. there was a gold medal forjapan‘s daiya seto in the men's 200 metres individual medley. it was his second medal of the games — after picking up a silver in the 200 metres butterfly. and there was gold for australia in the women's 4x200m freestyle relay. they clocked second minutes, 41.50 seconds, breaking the world record which had stood for ten years. tottenham manager mauricio pochettino apologised to manchester united for tough tackling by his players during their 2—1 preseason international champions cup defeat in shanghai. the match was littered with heavy challenges, but it was teenage striker angel gomes who scored the winner ten minutes from time, completing a remarkable sequence that has seen all nine goals during their
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four—match tour of australia and asia either scored or assisted by players from their academy. when you are tired, when it is so hot, sometimes the tempo to arrive to the action, sometimes you are late and something can happen. but we apologise. we want our players to say united —— stay united. you know, that's football. very good preparation for getting ready for the leg. not tiptoeing football, she we nt the leg. not tiptoeing football, she went into tackle when he was supposed to tackle. —— leg. —— league. it wasn't all good news for manchester united, though, as central defender eric bailly injured his knee rather innocuously when attempting to track
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son heung—min‘s run into the box afterjust coming on as a substitute and the ivory coast international left the stadium on crutches. daniele de rossi arrived in argentina on thursday and was duly mobbed by boca juniors fans at the airport. just to let you know, there is flash photography in these pictures. it's understood the 36—year—old italian will be formally introduced as a boca player on monday. de rossi spent 18 years with roma playing more than a50 games and has also been capped 117 times by italy lifting the world cup with the azurri in 2006. now to tennis where second seed alexander zverev is through to the quarter—finals of the hamburg open after a straight sets win over federico delbonis. the german needed an hour and 45 minutes to see off his argentine opponent with the second set going to a tie—break which he won in easy enough fashion to set up a last eight match against serbian felip krajinovic. not such good news for another german though as seventh seed jan lennard struff was knocked out
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by pablo carreno busta. the spaniard won 6—1, 7—6 and will now face third seeded italian fabio fognini as he searches for a place in the semi—finals. to major league baseball, where paul goldschmidt hit a home run for the fourth straight game as the st louis cardinals completed a four—game sweep of the pittsburgh pirates on thursday with a 6—3 win. it was goldschmidt‘s twenty—second home run and he now has one homer in each of his past five games against pittsburgh as the cardinals won for the 11th time in 14 games since the all—star break, including their last five, while the pirates have lost 11 of their last 13. you can get all the latest sports news at our website, that's but from me and the rest of the sport today team, goodbye.
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hello. when the weather makes news, it's rarely a good thing. and after the extreme heat of thursday, the thunderstorms that followed caused a few problems. it's a new ukjuly record, the all—time record avoided by a few tenths of a degree. not sure that made any difference to this year's unpleasantness of trying to get out and about in heat like this, where it has been so hot. friday is going to be cooler and this weather front moving through will cool things further into the weekend but being for some of us heavy rain as we will see in a moment. now, still a few thunderstorms perhaps effecting easternmost areas as friday begins. they're slightly pulling away out into the north sea. for many, friday is going to start dry. but, it is very warm and humid still across eastern parts in particular, some spots won't have gone below the low 20s. for many of us, friday will be a day
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of broken cloud and the chance of catching a shower. and still perhaps a few thundery ones popping up towards eastern england. remember that weather front? it's this area of cloud, and not a huge amount of rain on it so far, though that's going to change. and although it's not as hot as where it's been so exceptionally hot, there's still heat out there. parts of eastern england and northern scotland were getting near 30 celsius. now, as we go on through friday evening and into the night, remember that weather front — the area of rain along — it will gradually expand and turn heavy through parts of northern, central and eastern england, with parts of eastern scotland as well. and that is a sign of things to come for the weekend. now that hangs around in places. and gradually, notjust by day, but by night as well, those temperatures are starting to come down. so this is the big picture for the weekend, dominated by this weather front. now there's still something to play for on where exactly it's going to be sitting, but it is across parts of eastern and scotland that will see that
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rain, and some of that is going to be heavy, potentially disruptive as well. we think, particularly through parts of northern england and southern scotland, the higher parts of the pennines into the north york moors, for example, could amass around about 100 millimetres of rain by the time it's said and done. the driest weather over the weekend looks to be towards northern ireland, wales and the south—west. this is our — then saturday is shaping up, and look at these temperatures. much, much more comfortable. and then as we look into sunday, what you'll still have that weather front, again, it may not be exactly where it's looking here, but through parts of scotland, northern and eastern england, still keeping much of wales and the south—west of northern ireland away from that. and bar the odd shower, it will be dry with a mix of cloud and sunshine. and again, those temperatures are much, much more comfortable. that's your latest forecast.
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