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this is bbc news, the headlines. millions of people in the uk face tougher covered restrictions as a rule changes come into force. as the uk grapples with the new strain of coronavirus, there are now confirmed cases in france, spain and sweden. the former mi6 officer and soviet spy the former mi6 officer and soviet spy george blake has died at the age of 98 in moscow. and the sport that is high—speed and environmentally friendly. welcome to the world of extreme e backed by formula 1 champion lewis hamilton. now on bbc news, time of the sports day. hello and welcome to your boxing day sportsday. i'm chetan pathak. coming up on tonight's programme... riding the 20—1 chance — bryony frost becomes the first female jockey to win
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the king george vi chase. leicester city leave it late to deny manchester united a record—equalling 11th straight away win in the premier league. and exeter extended their perfect start to the premiership season with a hard—earned win over gloucester. hello and welcome to sportsday. welcome to the programme, thanks forjoining us. as ever it's a busy boxing day of sport — we'll bring you up to date with all the football shortly but we're going to start tonight with history being made at kempton. bryony frost has become the first female jockey to win the king george vi chase. it's her 175th career win, making her the most successful female national hunt jockey
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of all time. joe wilson reports: boxing day sport, jockeys in facemasks, perfectly 2020. the horses have no idea what tier kempton may be in. as ever, they race. and they're on their way. the king george is boxing day tradition. that doesn't mean every year is a repeat. look at frodon at the front. the blue and white silks of bryony frost. well, the favourites loomed but as the fences passed, still frodon. trainer paul nicholls virtually had the grandstands to himself, watching, willing. his horses have dominated this race but to lead with an outsider, to lead like this, is special. the stamina of frodon, the skill of frost, the winning combination. frodon has won the king george! after a year of progress for female jockeys, for one of the sport's most prestigious races to be won for the first time by a woman seemed perfectly 2020. joe wilson, bbc news.
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next, to the premier league and an entertaining game at the king power stadium between second and third in the table. in the end manchester united missed the chance to move above their opponents thanks to jamie vardy rescuing a point for leicester city late on. drew savage was watching. manchester united were eyeing a record equalling 11th consecutive premier league away win. with barely a minute on the clock it looks like they had cracked it. this should have been premier league goal number 54 have been premier league goal number 5a marcus rashford. 20 minutes later, fernandes stretched to let rashford make amends. rashford doesn't miss this time. that's more like it. what was leicester's response? harvey barnes, from there? a brilliant shot, excellent goal. 1-1. a brilliant shot, excellent goal. 1—1.0ncea a brilliant shot, excellent goal. 1—1.0nce a guy a brilliant shot, excellent goal. 1—1. once a guy called schmeichel would save manchester united, like this. here was kasper schmeichel rescuing leicester single—handed.
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united sent on edinson cavani to score or create. his pass to fernandes and then the finish. that could have been the show stopper. it wasn't. 85 minutes, back came leicester. give jamie vardy an inch and he'll take a point. deflected on its way in, but the right place at the right time to keep leicester above their opponents. drew savage, bbc news. it's three wins in four for aston villa now, who are up to sixth in the premier league after beating crystal palace 3—0 despite playing with ten men. tyrone mings was sent off just before half time when villa were 1—up. the pick of the goals was the last one though, coming courtesy of anwar el ghazi. villa arejust three points behind second placed leicester with two games in hand. fulham are a point from safety after a 0—0 draw against southampton.
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0ne match is currently underway — just started the second half at the emirates where arsenal are looking for their first league win in eight games. and it's looking good for now. 2—0 they lead chelsea, a lacazette penalty and xhaka with the second. everton would be second by the end of play today as long as they win at sheffield united, they could close the gap on the leaders liverpool to two points. manchester city against newcastle is also an 8:00pm kick off. it's nowhere near as tight at the top of the scottish premiership — rangers are relentless at the moment in pursuit of the title, 16 points clear. they beat hibernian 1—0 at ibrox this afternoon. imran sidat was watching. traditional glasgow weather, but the only elements rangers have been battling so far this season is how far they can stretch their lead at the top. 16 points clear going into this game, but they were facing a hibernian side who themselves were in good form and they almost stunned ibrox in the very first minute. that may have helped blow away any christmas hangover, with the league leaders going close from ianis hagi.
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he didn't have to wait too much longerfor another he didn't have to wait too much longer for another chance, and this time he made no mistake. it was a cagey second half but would rangers come to rue their failure to put the game to bed? well, they were almost made to pay shortly after, when allan mcgregor came to the rescue. they held on for their 12th win in a i’ow they held on for their 12th win in a row and in the season to be jolly, steven gerrard may just row and in the season to be jolly, steven gerrard mayjust be starting to think about ending the long wait for a league title. celtic go to ibrox a week today, 16 points behind but with three games in hand. they made it five wins in a row earlier with a 3—0 victory at hamilton academical. leigh griffiths with one of the goals. aberdeen are third now after a 2—1 win over stjohnstone. dundee united drew 1—1 with motherwell whilst there were away wins for livingston and st mirren. the former tottenham boss mauricio pochettino is the favourite to be named paris st germain‘s
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new manager, after the french champions sacked thomas tuchel on christmas eve. pochettino lost his job at spurs over a year ago. french footballjournalist sara menai's been telling me she expects him to be confirmed at psg soon. talks between psg and him started at least two weeks ago. they started talking and negotiating. and he will be probably the next manager of psg. he is an ex player who knows the club, which is very important. being the psg manager is a really tough job. he will have to cope with big egos, huge egos, big players at the clu b egos, huge egos, big players at the club wield a lot of power and he will have to deal with this. we understand, we are waiting for him in paris in a few days now. next to rugby union and exeter chiefs have
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mantained their 100% start to their premiership defence, after grinding out another bonus point win at home to their west country rivals gloucester, winning 28—20. ben croucher reports. 0ne one last hurrah, european champions, premiership champions, premiership leaders. exeter chiefs have had lots to celebrate in 2020. simply allowing fans in for the final game of the year was something too. jonny gray's first try for the club was really the only thing to clear in a tight first half. after the interval it was the simmons show. fly—half joe had the vision and fast to feed 0llie devoto for the chiefs second. brother sam tried the power approach. they are worth five points however you score them to stop even when you can't necessarily tell you scored them. sam was at the bottom of that bundle. honestly. look at the bottom of the post, the ball makes an appearance. bonus point try. 0nce taking no points, gloucester will take heart from substitute toby venner, who scored two tries on his premiership vein
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debut, admittedly in vain. this was exeter‘s afternoon, top of the tree on boxing day. bristol have picked up their first win at harlequins for 19 years. the bears fought back to claim a 27—19 bonus point victory at the stoop to move up to second in the table. at the ninth time of trying, northampton saints won a premiership home game this season. dan biggar was sin binned, scored a try and scored 12 points in a man of the match performance as the saints beat worcester 29—10. in the pro 1a cardiff blues have the south wales bragging rights tonight after a 13 points to 12 win over dragons. heavy rain in the build—up to the match made for a difficult surface at rodney parade but it was cardiff who had enough to take the points back along the m4. next to another of sport's great boxing day traditions — the start of the melbourne test match, which this year is between
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australia and india. the hosts bowled out for 195 today as india bounced back from that nightmare of a first test. the most dramatic of the aussie wickets to fall was the second one — matthew wade skying an ashwin delivery. jadeja on your left calling the catch but his teammate nearly colliding with him. jadeja with a word or two for shubman gill, who was making his test debut, got away with it in the end . steve smith's currently the words best batsman. but he was out for a duck — his first in test cricket for over four years. in the last match india recorded their lowest ever score of 36. and they were 36—1 at stumps today — the wicket to fall, mayank agarwal, but india will still be feeling a lot better than they were in adelaide. and finally, anthonyjoshua and then joejoyce have won heavyweight medals for great britain at the last two olympic games and both times frazer clarke was the man to miss out on a place. but the 29—year—old believes his time will finally come in tokyo next year.
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that said, he's been telling our 0lympics reporter nick hope that at one stage during lockdown, when the games were postponed, he did think about abandoning his dream. i don't know what i did my past life, but, you know, someone has had it in formatfactorial i knew if it was going to happen any year it was going to be the year i was going to going to be the year i was going to go to the olympic games. how have you coped? not well. it's been difficult. not just you coped? not well. it's been difficult. notjust physically, not being able to train as much and complete. the mental side of things. in the world at the minute, especially mental health, it's a massive subject to stop during lockdown my mum was all over the place. i was close to throwing the towel in. i was almost thinking, but, you know, the olympics isn't meant to be for me. i want to turn
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professional. but thank god for gb boxing. i come to this gym every week and look around and i see successful people on the wall that came from the same place i have come from. i know what the olympic games can do for people. how do you feel about the safety around the olympics and would you be happy to have a vaccine if it meant you could go to the games as well? safety first for me, you know? i've got a daughter, a child on the way. family back at home, elderly grandparents who i adore and want to be around. if there is any chance of me infecting anyone or causing harm to my family then the olympic medal, forget it. i don't want it if it's going to cause any trouble to me and my people. so if there is a vaccine and that's what we are told to take and that's the only way to get the olympics, i will do it. there's not a lot of things i want to do for the olympic medal, but the one thing i want to do is put my family and friends in danger. i'm sure it will get sorted. it's a big deal. when you look at the next year and how it is playing out at the minute, the olympics could be the only thing that picks the country up and hopefully that's
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the country up and hopefully that's the start of us going on to beat this pandemic. first of all we want to go there and beat everyone else and get all these medals, and secondly, that could be the morale booster for everyone in the country because at the minute everyone is down i do want to pick the place up. that's all from sportsday. arsenal have discovered a third goal, 3—0 up against chelsea with less tha n goal, 3—0 up against chelsea with less than one hour played. have scored a third. i'll be back with you in around an hour, thanks for watching. coming up next it's click.
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there you are, come on in. i hope you're doing 0k. normally we would be getting around the table and having a laugh and cheering and having a good time. just because we can't all be together doesn't mean we can't all be together. hello, everyone. look at you all, it's the fan. chris, loving the jumper! candles are a go atjen's place. lj, that must be a musical rainbow, i'm guessing. 0mar, christmas furby, i see. and paul with his christmas duck, of course the well—known symbol of the festive season. the duck is brilliant and spencer your house looks so festive! you have totally outdone me with your decorations once again, not to mention the outfit. amazing. how is your clickmas going so far? costly on the electricity front, i have to say. but guys, i'm really
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missing you. i just want to get in the same room as you again. i just wanna do that. it has been a tough old year but we are so grateful that we have stayed on your screens, and today at least we can have a get—together, albeit 2020 style for the last show of this year. that's right, and for this show we've been able to go out and about filming, just a little bit, and if santa had asked me what would i like to do for christmas, if i could do anything at all what would i say? i would say, i want to be like you, big guy, and fly. it's pretty early in the morning. i've been told to meet my driving instructor richard here, and he has told me i need to wear these. don't know why. dramatic music.


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