tv Sport Today BBC News September 5, 2019 1:45am-2:00am BST
and primoz roglic retains the race leader's red jersey after stage 11 of the vuelta a espana. hello there and welcome to the programme where we start with the tennis news that belinda bencic is through to her first ever grand slam semi—final after beating croatia's donna vekic at the us open in new york. the 13th seed, who knocked out defending champion naomi osaka in the previous round, won 7—6, 6—3 against her good friend and the 22—year—old swiss will face canadian 15th seed bianca andreescu or belgian 25th seed elise mertens next and the win over vekic will put her in the top 10 of the world rankings. first of all we were both after
tough times in the quarter—final so for both, we were both happy and i think we are professional enough to be friends of think we are professional enough to befriends of the court and on the court to do our work and keep it focused and i think we did well and iam sure focused and i think we did well and i am sure that off the court we are still friends. i dreamt of this is a little kid so i'iow i dreamt of this is a little kid so now that i am here i am enjoying it and especially playing in a stadium like this in front of a crowd like this. thank you very much to everyone for coming out and supporting us. i am definitely disappointed right now because i really wanted to win and i could not so really wanted to win and i could not so now really wanted to win and i could not so now i am going to discuss with my team what went wrong today and how we can prevent that from happening again. i'm excited for the last few weeks. while in the men's draw matteo berrettini is also into his first ever grand slam semi—final after a five set win over france's gael monfils. the italian had never before been
past the round of 16 ata grand slam — and in a match that last almost four hours he won the deciding set in a tie break on his 5th match point to progress. the 23—year—old will now play the winner of the remaining quarter—final which features three time winner rafael nadal and argentine diego schwartzman. what a great fight. i would like to say congratulations to monfils. i think when i was playing i was thinking one of the best matches i ever saw. i was playing but i was watching as well. i'm really happy, i don't know what to say. thank you
guys. grazie agli italiani. i gave my heart and the crowd was amazing. it was fun and exactly what i play for, you know? iwish amazing. it was fun and exactly what i play for, you know? i wish i could win but i love those matches. i am proud of myself and happy and ready to cheer for my girlfriend tomorrow and definitely if we can get one more day here i will. incidentally, his girlfriend is elina svitolina. australia recovered from a shaky start to finish a rain shortened opening day of the fourth ashes test against england on 170 for 3 in manchester. steve smith who missed the third test with concussion notched up a record—extending eighth successive ashes half—century to end the day unbeaten on 60 — and our sports correspondent andy swiss was at old trafford.
it has been a challenging first day for the fans here at old trafford. it has been cold and windy and we had a long rain delay. at one point the bales kept on blowing off it was so the bales kept on blowing off it was so windy. it has been a frustrating day for england players as well. they lost the toss, australia chose to bat. they took two early wickets. david warner and marcus harris. at one point australia were 28—2 and in some trouble. then that steve smith came to the crease. he missed the last test match because he was recovering from concussion after being hit by a bouncer at lords in the second test. he was soon back to something like his best. a good partnership with labuschagne who was eventually clean bowled by craig overton. but steve smith is still there, not out for 60
0verton. but steve smith is still there, not out for 60 at the close of play and england will have to find a way of getting rid of him on the second day to stop australia racking up what could be an imposing first—innings total. we arejust we are just focused on the process of winning a test match and not necessarily the overall, just taking it one ball at a time, one day at a time and trying to make sure we do things right. and that is what we have done for the whole series. we have done for the whole series. we have been doing it well and have not gotten have been doing it well and have not gotte n to have been doing it well and have not gotten to down when we do poorly. we have been consistent, i think. and thatis have been consistent, i think. and that is probably the key. the it came up quite nicely and it worked out well. it was not a sendoff for anything when i got him out letting
him know. we started behind but we obviously felt that the conditions we re obviously felt that the conditions were not quite with us today with the wind and et cetera. so we will come back tomorrow and be right back in it. staying with cricket where misbah—ul—haq has been named as pakistan's head coach and chief selector on a three—year contract. pakistan's most successful and longest serving test captain replaces mickey arthur, whose contract was not renewed after they failed to reach the world cup semi—finals. misbah will start with three one—day internationals and three twenty 20s at home to sri lanka later this month — while former skipper and paceman waqar younis is the new bowling coach. on to football — and qualification for the 2022 world cup got underway in africa on wednesday, with 8 first round, first leg matches. the teams involved included four that played in this year's africa cup of nations — and two of them, burundi and tanzania shared a i—all draw. both goals were scored in the last 10 minutes. elsewhere, namibia won 2—1 at eritrea, and guinea bissau won at sao tome — with a penalty scored by nanu five minutes from time.
the second legs take place within the next week — with the winners going through to the group stage. now to boxing where on wednesday anthony joshua and andy ruiz met for the first time since the mexican knocked joshua out in new york and took his world heavyweight titles. they were in saudi arabia where the rematch will take place in december. i feel once you walk a tightrope ones and you cross the bridge and you walk it again and you stumble you have two options. to fail walking on it again or try a second time. i'm going for the titles again. there is always options, let me have a warmup fight and then another warmup fight but i want to swim in the deep end. i am heavyweight champion of the world and i must be confident and take it serious. we are ready for this fight. i know he will train hard and try to take his belts back and i will do the same thing
to retain the belts so, you know, december seven it will be one hell of a show. the slovenian primoz roglic holds the lead heading into stage 12 of the vuelta a espana which finishes in bilbao later on thursday. stage ii was won by basque rider mikel iturria who rides for euskadi murias giving him his first professional win. roglic though is still the man to catch — he's almost two minutes clear of his nearest challenger alejandro valverde. with the nfl season getting under way this week the dallas cowboys and ezekiel elliott have agreed on a $90 million, six—year contract extension that makes him the sports highest—paid running back. the deal was finalised in the past 2a hours before sunday's opener at home against the new york giants. elliott will get $50 million guaranteed and the $15 million—per—year average on the extension surpasses the $14.4 million todd gurley got from the los angeles rams last year.
i feel good. ifeel good. i'm i feel good. i'm excited ifeel good. i'm excited to be back, iam ifeel good. i'm excited to be back, i am excited to be back on the field and to go win some games. is being the high—speed running back important to you? when you heard that you were what went through your mind? just thinking of where i started. i just want to take it to the next level now. i am looking forward to the nfl season when you get started. at the us open, the women a level that one set each, deuce on the second game of the third set. the canadian has taken it and is one up.
hi there. many northern areas were quite chilly on wednesday and it was a very windy day with gusts of 50, 60 mile an hour across the north and west of the uk. today it does not look bad. pressure is building so fewer showers around although it will be quite breezy it will be less windy. that low pushes off to scandinavia, high—pressure building in the south—west and you will notice the isobars are still close together across the north—west and warm front moving in introducing thicker cloud with showery burst of rain for scotland and northern ireland and that will spread southwards as it fizzles out into the rest of scotland and northern england. it will introduce something a little less cold into the north—west corner of the country so we will see 15, 17 degrees here and elsewhere plenty of sunshine, highs around 18 to maybe 20 degrees. that's how thursday looks. through thursday night high pressure brings dry weather for england
and wales we see the weather system pushing into the north—west, band of rain slowly spinning its way south eastwards turning fairly breezy and windy once again. as the temperatures range between nine and 12 degrees to start friday morning. area of low pressure then to the north of the uk will introduce this band of rain which continues to spread its way into central and southern areas as friday wears on. behind it, blustery showers but we could also see sunny spells. cloudy day for much of england and wales, outbreaks of rain which will eventually become confined to southern counties of england by the end of the afternoon. elsewhere it could be quite bright with sunny spells and blustery showers in the north—west and those temperatures are still below the seasonal average, 1a, 18 degrees. that cold front slips southwards into the near continent. it will be a chilly start to saturday but high pressure builds in again not just for saturday but also for sunday so we could get some dry
and sunny weather for the weekend. saturday still quite breezy down the east coast as that low pressure clears away, maybe a couple of showers but for most it is dry with lengthy sunny spells and a little bit of cloud building in the north and west. 0n the cool side in the north, 14—16 degrees, 18 or 19 in the south. there is a chilly start to sunday as well under those clear skies but high pressure again dominating the scene for most. the weather front trying to push into the north—west on sunday, trying to introduce more cloud to the hebrides and the northern ireland but for much of the country again, lighter winds thanks to high pressure, sunny spells and a little bit of cloud. temperatures range from 15 to 18 degrees.
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