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there is a cool called off because there is a cool front moving across the uk and you can see the air coming in from scandinavia so that fresh air has spread into northern england and with it, a bit more cloud so it has not been that sonny brought many of us. not been that sonny brought many of us. the south has had the best sunshine —— not that sunny. it means it will be another balmy evening and by the end of the night, temperatures will still be around iii or 15 degrees, temperatures will still be around 1a or 15 degrees, even 16 in the channel islands. thursday morning it might starta channel islands. thursday morning it might start a little cloudy and misty in places but by mid—afternoon we are talking about beautiful clear blue skies across the uk and pleasa ntly blue skies across the uk and pleasantly warm. low 20s in the south, high teens in glasgow and edinburgh. isa south, high teens in glasgow and edinburgh. is a good date tomorrow andi edinburgh. is a good date tomorrow and i think friday will be every bit as sunny and i think friday will be every bit as sunny for most of us. one thing you might notice is the increasing breeze in the southern part of the uk. still warm, low 20s, but the
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breeze is a sign of a change on the weights come the weekend. in fact, low pressure to the south of us will send cloud and showers in our direction and that means there's a chance of catching at least a few showers in the south of the country but rather than saying out right there definitely will be some in london for example, just an indication of the cloud increasing. on the whole, looking at the outlook for many of us, i'm sure you'll agree it's looking fine. that's all from the bbc news at six so it's goodbye from me and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. hello, and welcome to sportsday. i'm gavin ramjaun. the sun sets on macclesfield town, as one of the oldest sides
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in football are wound up over unpaid debts. rory over unpaid debts. best to the rescue. his century against rory best to the rescue. his century against australia helps them recover from a terrible star if they chase a series when it old trafford. and fans are back in the football league with many sites including norwich among those to allow 1000 in this weekend. hello, and welcome to sportsday, i'm gavin ramjaun. it's been a 146—year story for macclesfield town, but today, the high court called an end to the existence of macclesfield town football club. the team, initially founded in 1874, have been ordered to wind up over unpaid debts of more than £500,000. this after the club were relegated from the football league last season
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due to a points deduction. richard askam is at the ground, moss rose, for us. there is a real sense of shock here at the ground for fans of the club but taking end of the club is and wound up is another matter altogether even knowing there were financial problems. this club was first formed in the 1870s and since getting into the football league for the first time under semi member wrote in the 1990s has really plus to have its way. but the outlook really does look bleak after this winding up order in the high court over unpaid debts of half £1 million. ajudge said that over unpaid debts of half £1 million. a judge said that the owner had had plenty of time to pay creditors as well. as far as a chaotic season on and off the pitch here where players repay late and they went on strike at one point as well and then there were penalties that were laid in deductions ultimately leading to the club being relegated to the national league.
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the situation of course is much worse than that. supporters have been arriving throughout the day, some of them laying flowers at the front of the ground. there is a sense of grief here. macclesfield we will miss you on one card. the club will miss you on one card. the club will have a few days to appeal or pay off a debt but make no mistake this club is very much on the brink. well, let's get some more reaction to this now withjon smart, chairman of the club's supporters trust. afanfor a fan for over 30 years and one of those at the ground. thank you for talking to us. jon, this is decades of history ending today. what is the mood and atmosphere like amongst the fans? i think it is absolutely a day of resignation really came of the fact that we have actually reached the stage never we have been basically kicked right down the football pyramid. the owner has run the club
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over 18 months in a shambolic way which is led to first of all 17 points deducted from our league points deducted from our league points last season to culminate in relegation to the national league. then the high court appearances which we were in monthly and they have been kicked down the road and kick down the road of the judge today finally said that's it. supporters probably are not surprised it's happened. and if the owner cannot come up surprised it's happened. and if the owner cannot come up with the funds in the next seven days, then the clu b in the next seven days, then the club will be liquidated and potentially a phoenix club has to be setup. i think many fans will be quite happy that that is happening which is a sad indictment of the way this owner has run the club. the financial troubles have been well documented, players going on strike after not being paid, and the team deducted points over failing to play fixtures last season. fixtures were not held and not played. relegation last season.
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how much of a toll has this taken? i think the efl treated us very harshly last season. the misdemeanors that we did would in normal circumstances would not end up normal circumstances would not end up with 17 points deducted in a 37 game season. which equates to 21 points over a 46 game season. but clearly the league was sick to death of dealing with this owner and i think theyjust of dealing with this owner and i think they just wanted of dealing with this owner and i think theyjust wanted to get rid of them. it is been a difficult time. we have been set to run in the national league but clearly now it is very unlikely we will play in the national league this season now coming up and i think probably will have to start way down the pyramid as other clubs have done over the past 20 years. as you mentioned, the next steps for yourself is it to begin completely back again from fa rd begin completely back again from fard on the pyramid?” begin completely back again from fard on the pyramid? i think there is an appetite for that for people. people have wanted this on her to go for a long time and he has not
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wanted to let go. he had the chance la st wanted to let go. he had the chance last season to sell to joe seeley, who came in with an offer which the owner was not convinced by. not quite sure why but that is a question not for me to answer. there is appetite from people like joe and others who have been involved at the board level over the past few years, so board level over the past few years, so potentially things will be announced over the next few days and plans are afoot to make the club phoenix and rise again. thank you very much indeed for that. cricket now, and the deciding one—day match between england and australia. england recovered from the losing wickets in the first two balls of the day to post a score of 302—7, thanks largely to the heroics ofjonny bairstow. his century helped the side to a respectable total ahead of australia's innings. let's get the latest from old trafford with henry moeran now. great to speak to you again. england
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had to rely onjonny bairstow and the middle order. how pleased will they be with that total?|j the middle order. how pleased will they be with that total? i think they be with that total? i think they will be very pleased with getting over the 300 mark. it could not have started an awful lot worse for england as they have never lost two wickets in the first two deliveries in any form of international and so it was a real shock for them and they had to rebuild right from the start. big credit tojonny rebuild right from the start. big credit to jonny bairstow and rebuild right from the start. big credit tojonny bairstow and his once well but also to sam billings and his 57 and crucially at the backend of the innings, they runs from chris woakes. he made 53, just showing what a valuable all round or he is in this side. improvisation, power hitting, he showed it all in the innings and eventually england reaching 30 seven, a really decent effort especially considering australia have fallen to 73—5. the wickets following early on thanks to chris woakes, getting the first two and then joe chris woakes, getting the first two and thenjoe wrote the part time off and thenjoe wrote the part time off and are removing david warner and mitch march and a few months ago
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another run out as well so australia in all sorts of trouble. 73—5 is the score in their target is 303. what of australia, missing steve smith? how much pressure on them, with england already having won the t20 series? there is huge pressure on them because they are a used a wedding. historically they are always one of the best in the world but they are ona the best in the world but they are on a horrible run of one day international form against england and they would expect to be certainly if not winning every series against england, giving themselves a real chance to do so. when they have that chance in this series, they threw it away in the second odi and the fact they are batting in a similar way today ought to bea batting in a similar way today ought to be a realfrustration batting in a similar way today ought to be a real frustration to the coach, who sits on a balcony about five yards that way underneath us here in the media centre and i imagine his humour is reasonably limited. i can imagine. maybe don't try anyjokes limited. i can imagine. maybe don't try any jokes on limited. i can imagine. maybe don't try anyjokes on him later on. henry, thanks from old trafford.
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that match taking place in a by a secure bubble as that match and the gs bowl has hosted all matches for england this summer. daniel get in parity for crowds to return as quickly as possible. we except we are but it is potentially important for next season as we have a couple of continents in the pipeline and in india test match and a pakistan t20 which missed out on the fans of the noise they bring this year. i cannot overstate the importance of us being able to have full stadium effort concerts, for pakistan t20 and for the roast test match and the india te st the roast test match and the india test match. those are massively important. we have coped this year and cope is the world. when you get toa and cope is the world. when you get to a second year, it becomes incredibly and extraordinarily challenging not just for us incredibly and extraordinarily challenging notjust for us but incredibly and extraordinarily challenging not just for us but for the club.
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the tentative steps towards the return of fans to professional football matches will continue this weekend after it was announced today that up to 1000 fans will be allowed to attend nine different english football league games this weekend as part of the government's crowd pilots. our sports news reporter laura scottjoins me now. clubs will see this as a step iin the right direction, but what still plenty of work to be done? exactly. it is encouraging but as you say it is capped at 1000 spectators for each of the nonpublic. people thought it might be 10,000 but luton had to pull out as they did not have enough time to repair so there will be fans hosted by middlesbrough, norwich city, blackpool, charlton athletic, a whole city, shows barry, carlisle, morecambe and forest green rubber. but rick perry says he hopes that these pilots are used as a stepping stone to demonstrate that they can hold more fans than just the 1000
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allowed at the moment and they want this clearly from the 1st of october. there is some doubt about whether that 1st of october target is going to be met. notjust for football but for all sorts. that is under review by the government and we know that today sports held a meeting with the secretary of culture with a very much stated their case for the economic situation that they are facing without fans in any great number. and we understand that no decision has been made in very much dcm after going to take stock of the situation and make representations higher up the chain and government about that deadline of the 1st of october but as you say a lot of work still to be done because this isjust as you say a lot of work still to be done because this is just and 1000 fans. but that is an sign nonetheless. thank you very much, laura. let's round up some of the day's other sports stories. and aston villa have signed goalkeeper emiliano martinez from arsenal. they've paid £17 million for the argentinian,
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who finished his ten—year career in north london by winning the fa cup and community shield. novak djokovic play for the first time since disqualification from the us open as he reached the third round of the italian open. the world number one beat an italian wild card 6-3, 672 to number one beat an italian wild card 6—3, 672 to progress comfortably in rome. and anthonyjoshua's promoter says his world heavyweight fight against pew level not be postponed again. the fight and she was pushed back because the pandemic and the promoter says the fight will go ahead even if it has to be held behind closed doors. the former head of world athletics has been jailed after being found guilty of corruption. lamine diack, who's been under house arrest for the last five years, was convicted of accepting bribes from athletes suspected of doping to cover up test results allowing them to continue competings, including at the london 2012 olympics. our sports news correspondent alex capstick explains. how severe are these charges?
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they are very severe. he has been found guilty of corruption and breach of trust and will be given a four year sentence that will be suspended postal because back to a meeting prosecutors said that he had as the work head of world athletics, he was there for 16 years. he had this meeting with the then sports minister of russia and suggested this scheme whereby russian athletes who had doping violations or who may have had to be violations could pay money to have those violations go away, to be buried. in exchange they will be allowed to compete at international events including the london olympics and the world championships in 2013, which were held in moscow. and he made around about £3 million from this scheme was up he was also found guilty of taking russian money to help with a campaign in his native senegal in
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2012 in exchange for slowing down the sanctioning process involved with russian athletes who had been cheating. that is why he is been found guilty alongside his son, and he was given a five—year sentence. although he is in senegal, he fled there after the french investigation began in 2015 and he has stayed there, refusing to leave and all requests recognition for him have been refused. for of them also found guilty and have been givenjail terms. we're up to stage 17 of the tour de france, and primoz roglic has come through his hardest test so far, extending his lead over tadej pogacar to 57 seconds. drew savage watched the action on the steepest stage of the race. friends, but also rival. the tooth of had soared away from everyone so far but today they had to climb higher than

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