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bairstow�*s throw, run out. four down. what is rahane doing? could have been even better for england, should have been. kl rahul was dropped on 52. frustrating? no. this was frustrating. the weather then tormented trent bridge. players off and on like covers. mood up and down like umbrellas. that is england's coach. any tactics against this? well, wearajumper, keep smiling. at least you're not in the stands. joe wilson, bbc news. rain at trent bridge. what is the forecast? time for a look at the weather here's stav danaos. hello. thank you very much. rain is going to be a problem for the cricket for the next few days. low pressure has been moving in through the course of the day, sky is turning gloomy out west. he was a lovely image there from anglesey, heavy rain on that front as it has been spilling eastwards. it started
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glorious across eastern parts of scotland and england but the cloud has a built—in, heavy rain across northern ireland which was followed by a rash of heavy downpours and thunderstorms across much of ireland. if you popping up into wales as well. this band of rain, some heavy and fragmented, will continue northwards and eastwards this evening and overnight. in between, drier spells but further heavy and thundery downpours likely. these are the mean wind speeds. a breezy night, gusts hire around the coast and over hills. but a mild night, temperatures no lower than 14, 15 celsius. low pressure is parked on top of us for friday so another day of sunshine and showers, longer spells of rain for the east and north—east of scotland, risk of flooding here. dan was likely in northern ireland, northern england down to wales. a better chance of seeing some prolonged spells of sunshine in the south where we could
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see 22 celsius, otherwise 17 to 20 celsius. this feature runs across the south of the country into saturday. that will enhance showers. sunshine and showers, some of the showers will be heavy and prolonged in places and these sorts of temperatures are below par for the time of year. that is all for me. back to you. oh, dear. thank you. that's it, so goodbye from me. now on bbc one, let'sjoin our news teams where you are. have a very good evening.
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hello and welcome to sportsday with me, hugh ferris, on day 13 of tokyo 2020. four events, more than 200 laps of the velodrome,
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this is a gold medal hard won. matt walls is the omnium champion. from a debutant to an athlete who's waited three olympics to get a medal. but holly bradshaw's pole vault bronze is a historic one for britain. and a fourth 0lympic medalfor britain's most successful canoeist. liam heath paddles onto the podium once more. also coming up in the programme: james anderson strikes twice in two balls. with both a big scalp and historic mark claimed with the second on a rainy second day at trent bridge. and two weeks after australia and new zealand said they weren't coming, the rugby league world cup is postponed.
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hello again. it's been a multi—event kind of day at tokyo 2020. while the heptathletes and decathletes completed their gruelling tasks in the olympic stadium, track cycling's version, that now takes place in only one day, delivered team gb with their first gold in the velodrome. so that's where we start on sportsday today and drew savage's report. for british anthem heard for the first time in the velodrome at this 0lympics, four days into the track cycling programme and the first british gold in the men's omnium. laura kenny has dominated the women's events in 2012 and races on sunday, but today would be all about matt waltz. he got off to a flyer, victory in the scratch race giving him maximum points. an victory in the scratch race giving him maximum points. an excellent start format _ him maximum points. an excellent start format matt _ him maximum points. an excellent start format matt walls. _ him maximum points. an excellent start format matt walls. the - him maximum points. an excellent| start format matt walls. the format has changed — start format matt walls. the format has changed over _ start format matt walls. the format has changed over the _ start format matt walls. the format has changed over the years - start format matt walls. the format has changed over the years stop - start format matt walls. the format has changed over the years stop in l has changed over the years stop in tokyo, it is for different races and one day. having scored well in the
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temple race, second place in the elimination put him at the top of the standings going into the final event. that's the points race. in 100 lap marathon where the 23—year—old from 0ldham got it right tactically and tend technically, gaming a lap on the field early on putting him in charge of the race which is where he stayed. he has been the class _ which is where he stayed. he has been the class of _ which is where he stayed. he has been the class of the _ which is where he stayed. he has been the class of the field - been the class of the field throughout— been the class of the field throughout this _ been the class of the field throughout this event. - been the class of the field i throughout this event. matt been the class of the field - throughout this event. matt walls, and brilliant — throughout this event. matt walls, and brilliant display— throughout this event. matt walls, and brilliant display of— throughout this event. matt walls, and brilliant display of on - throughout this event. matt walls, and brilliant display of on the - and brilliant display of on the riding — and brilliant display of on the riding. fortune _ and brilliant display of on the riding. fortune favours - and brilliant display of on the riding. fortune favours the l and brilliant display of on the . riding. fortune favours the bold and brilliant display of on the - riding. fortune favours the bold and there _ riding. fortune favours the bold and there were — riding. fortune favours the bold and there were none _ riding. fortune favours the bold and there were none bolder— riding. fortune favours the bold and there were none bolder than - riding. fortune favours the bold and there were none bolder than walls i riding. fortune favours the bold and l there were none bolder than walls in this one _ there were none bolder than walls in this one it— there were none bolder than walls in this one. . , there were none bolder than walls in this one. .,, , there were none bolder than walls in this one. ., , , ., ., there were none bolder than walls in this one. .,, , ., ., this one. it has been a hard day. but i this one. it has been a hard day. but i came _ this one. it has been a hard day. but i came into _ this one. it has been a hard day. but i came into that _ this one. it has been a hard day. but i came into that points - this one. it has been a hard day. but i came into that points racel but i came into that points race with a bit of a lead which was nice, it gave me some breathing room. and, yeah, it was a good race. the women's _ yeah, it was a good race. the women's here _ yeah, it was a good race. the women's here and _ yeah, it was a good race. the women's here and didn't go so well. dutch rider collided with katie bryson is an at the quarterfinal stage, there are no second chances, though she will go again in the sprint tomorrow. aha, though she will go again in the sprint tomorrow.— though she will go again in the sprint tomorrow. though she will go again in the srint tomorrow. . , ., sprint tomorrow. a bit battered and bruised, sprint tomorrow. a bit battered and bruised. but — sprint tomorrow. a bit battered and bruised. but i _ sprint tomorrow. a bit battered and bruised, but i am _ sprint tomorrow. a bit battered and bruised, but i am all— sprint tomorrow. a bit battered and bruised, but i am all right. - sprint tomorrow. a bit battered and bruised, but i am all right. i- sprint tomorrow. a bit battered and bruised, but i am all right. i do - bruised, but i am all right. i do not what — bruised, but i am all right. i do not what happens, but wrong place,
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wrong _ not what happens, but wrong place, wrong time — not what happens, but wrong place, wrong time and got up in it. and not what happens, but wrong place, wrong time and got up in it.- wrong time and got up in it. and in the men's sprints, _ wrong time and got up in it. and in the men's sprints, the _ wrong time and got up in it. and in the men's sprints, the defending l the men's sprints, the defending champion went out in the quarterfinals. jason kenney beaten by the netherlands who had already won gold in the team sprint. britain's most decorated 0lympian will get a chance for a knife medal. —— ninth medel. jack karlin's brought shoulders now are the best hope for a medal. he will face the netherlands in the semifinals tomorrow. six time 0lympic champion sir chris hoy says that in winning the men's 0mnium, matt walls has come through track cycling's biggest test of endurance and emerged with an enormous amount of credit. it was a perfect display, a faultless display. he took control in the first of the four events in the omnium and he never looked through the under pressure at any point. he was dominant in the final
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points race. he built up a huge big cushion, a big gap and his rivals were really fighting for minor medals, so he was able to control the race in for a rider of his relatively young age, it was a mature performance and some fantastic writers in there as well, the reigning 0lympic fantastic writers in there as well, the reigning olympic champion only managing bronze and we will look back at the british riders of the past to try to wing the medal, ed clancy, the greatest team pursuit of all time and even mark cavendish you got silver in rio dejaneiro, suffer matt walls to be the first british rider to win the men's omnium is a huge moment. still to come on sportsday: a debut forjapan's great martial art but the first karate gold medal in olympic history goes to spain. and we'll show you how the skateboarders took playing up to the cameras to a whole new level in the park event. the feature events of the athletics brought a first repeat champion
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in the hepthathlon and a first individual men's gold for the bahamas, but it was a first medal of any kind in the pole vault that delivered team gb�*s highlight in the olympic stadium. adam wild reports. for holly bradshaw, this felt the slowest of countdowns, sixth in london, fifth in rio dejaneiro, fourth for the world championships, but in tokyo, it was finally left. 0ne but in tokyo, it was finally left. one of the jobs of her life! this one of the “obs of her life! this “um one of the jobs of her life! this jump catapulted _ one of the jobs of her life! this jump catapulted her— one of the jobs of her life! tiiiiii: jump catapulted her onto one of the jobs of her life! jump catapulted her onto the one of the jobs of her life!— jump catapulted her onto the podium at long last. i jump catapulted her onto the podium at lona last. ., jump catapulted her onto the podium at [on last. ., ., at long last. i wanted it so bad and it finally happens _ at long last. i wanted it so bad and it finally happens and _ at long last. i wanted it so bad and it finally happens and i _ at long last. i wanted it so bad and it finally happens and i don't - at long last. i wanted it so bad and it finally happens and i don't know| it finally happens and i don't know what emotion this is that i am feeling. it is relief, sheer enjoyment and just excited and i can't express how grateful i am to finally get an olympic medal. i finally get an olympic medal. i cannot believe it. long before bradshaw lifted team gb to those new heights, spirits were already raised by the sight of dean asher smith, back on the olympic track over
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missing leg after her individual heartbreak. she helped with the relay, impressively through to tomorrow's final.— relay, impressively through to tomorrow's final. , ., _, , tomorrow's final. everyone consider and take notice. _ tomorrow's final. everyone consider and take notice. in _ tomorrow's final. everyone consider and take notice. in my _ tomorrow's final. everyone consider and take notice. in my there - tomorrow's final. everyone consider and take notice. in my there was i and take notice. in my there was never any _ and take notice. in my there was never any doubt _ and take notice. in my there was never any doubt in _ and take notice. in my there was never any doubt in my _ and take notice. in my there was never any doubt in my mind - and take notice. in my there was never any doubt in my mind that| and take notice. in my there was| never any doubt in my mind that i would be here today, rest up, get ready for the team event. i have been training hard to get ready! ridden's men also go through finishing second behind jamaica in their heat, but perhaps that the build—up will be as much a story of who is not there. the build-up will be as much a story of who is not there.— build-up will be as much a story of who is not there. the united states have been run _ who is not there. the united states have been run out— who is not there. the united states have been run out of— who is not there. the united states have been run out of it _ who is not there. the united states have been run out of it there. - who is not there. the united states have been run out of it there. the | have been run out of it there. the usa, in have been run out of it there. the usa. in a — have been run out of it there. the usa, in a massive _ have been run out of it there. usa, in a massive shock, have been run out of it there. tin; usa, in a massive shock, did have been run out of it there. usa, in a massive shock, did not qualify and legend carl lewis called it, among other things, a complete embarrassment and unacceptable. while the usa do not make that final, team gb have plenty of finals to look forward to. this was the women qualifying for the 4x4 to look forward to. this was the women qualifying for the 4x4100 metre final. jake whiteman was impressive in winning his semi—along
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withjosh kurt going through to the final. andrew policy has already reached that point in the 110 metre hurdles. ahead of him, the american grant holloway had gone 2a races unbeaten, but stumbled when it mattered most. jamaica won gold. in the 400 metre final, stephen gardner of the bahamas looked very comfortable.— of the bahamas looked very comfortable. ~ comfortable. when, when, win, win, win and he — comfortable. when, when, win, win, win and he managed _ comfortable. when, when, win, win, win and he managed to _ comfortable. when, when, win, win, win and he managed to win - comfortable. when, when, win, win, win and he managed to win when - comfortable. when, when, win, win, win and he managed to win when he| win and he managed to win when he needed _ win and he managed to win when he needed it— win and he managed to win when he needed it most _ win and he managed to win when he needed it most. the _ win and he managed to win when he needed it most.— needed it most. the multidiscipline event saw damian _ needed it most. the multidiscipline event saw damian warner - needed it most. the multidiscipline event saw damian warner crowned | event saw damian warner crowned decathlon champion. well, not only is jenny meadows a two—time world championship medallist, she's also a good friend of holly bradshaw. the former athlete has been commentating on the games for the bbc and says bradshaw has developed a lot since her games debut in london.
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she's got as if on the podium for suchis she's got as if on the podium for such is a changed athlete, though. if any fans of the sport had been watching, it was an interesting to see her smiling. she was waiting and almost like a child waiting for her turn. she wanted to attack that bar. she tried to win it and she came very close. she tried to win it and she came very close-— very close. she came into this competition — very close. she came into this competition rated _ very close. she came into this competition rated third, - very close. she came into this competition rated third, so i very close. she came into this i competition rated third, so does bronze feel, give it such a rarity, feel like the right marker for her? she will be pleased with bronze. never got on the podium globally before. the top four were the four you would expect in the top four as well. beat the reigning champion as well. beat the reigning champion as well and i think holly will be really pleased because one of her best friends in the sport, katie from the usa, their careers are very similar, and she took the gold—medal. similar, and she took the gold-medal.— similar, and she took the gold-medal. similar, and she took the cold-medal. ., , , , , ., gold-medal. how impressed with dina asher smith's — gold-medal. how impressed with dina asher smith's ability _ gold-medal. how impressed with dina asher smith's ability to _ gold-medal. how impressed with dina asher smith's ability to return -
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gold-medal. how impressed with dina asher smith's ability to return for - asher smith's ability to return for the four by 100 metre relay. she has been one of many athletes who have been one of many athletes who have been watching for as much what she does off the track as on the track during these games and she led them to a british record time. i did during these games and she led them to a british record time.— to a british record time. i did not exect to a british record time. i did not exoect that _ to a british record time. i did not expect that actually. _ to a british record time. i did not expect that actually. a _ to a british record time. i did not expect that actually. a great - to a british record time. i did not. expect that actually. a great time, the fastest time in the world this year and i think they will be the ones to watch and the ones to beat in that final. really glad dina is a around the track. i do not think we need to worry about the injury but it is the lack of training she has been able to do and she said from her 100 metres until that relay, she has had a few good days of training and that is what she needs and if you can walk way from these games along with the other three women with... i will say a medal, along with the other three women with... iwill say a medal, but along with the other three women with... i will say a medal, but they want to gold, if they can get away with a gold—medal, it will have been a good championship for dina. i will! a good championship for dina. i will remind you — a good championship for dina. i will remind you you _ a good championship for dina. i will remind you you said _ a good championship for dina. i will remind you you said that in the days to come. finally, the multidiscipline events, the heptathlon we have been watching katarina johnson thompson and the
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amazing story around her and the decathlon finishes well but to focus on the heptathlon, are back—to—back olympic champion and we have never seen that before. brute olympic champion and we have never seen that before.— olympic champion and we have never seen that before. we have never seen this before and _ seen that before. we have never seen this before and she _ seen that before. we have never seen this before and she was _ seen that before. we have never seen this before and she was 21 _ seen that before. we have never seen this before and she was 21 when - seen that before. we have never seen this before and she was 21 when she l this before and she was 21 when she won the title in rio, very much like katarina johnson thompson, a prolific youngster and we have followed her. it is unbelievable that she is only 26. the challenge from katarina did not come and i'm sure she would have wanted the challenge. she was really solid, she did not do any particular events which were a personal best, but that is what the heptathlon is about, putting seven events back to back over two days, defending champion in the combined events is a fantastic achievement. the combined events is a fantastic achievement-— achievement. good to see, jenny. thank you — achievement. good to see, jenny. thank you much _ achievement. good to see, jenny. thank you much indeed. - liam heath has become britain's most successful olympic canoeist but he couldn't retain his title in the men's single kayak. he had to settle for bronze this time over 200 metres — the race he won in rio. heath never recovered from a poor start and couldn't
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catch his hungarian rival sandor totka who took gold this time. heath's now won medals at three consecutive games and four in total. the racing that i did is so tight, it could go either way, so to walk away with a medal at my third olympic games is absolutely incredible. i will add olympic games is absolutely incredible. iwill add it olympic games is absolutely incredible. i will add it to the collection. incredible. i will add it to the collection-— incredible. i will add it to the collection. ., ., ., incredible. i will add it to the collection. . ., ., ., collection. have you got a hunger to kee auoin collection. have you got a hunger to keep going or— collection. have you got a hunger to keep going or is _ collection. have you got a hunger to keep going or is that _ collection. have you got a hunger to keep going or is that it, _ collection. have you got a hunger to keep going or is that it, do - collection. have you got a hunger to keep going or is that it, do you - keep going or is that it, do you feel the because close? it is keep going or is that it, do you feel the because close?- keep going or is that it, do you feel the because close? it is a big decision and _ feel the because close? it is a big decision and it _ feel the because close? it is a big decision and it will _ feel the because close? it is a big decision and it will be _ feel the because close? it is a big decision and it will be something | feelthe because close? it is a big| decision and it will be something i will have to talk to my wife about in my family as well because it is a big scene effort so it is notjust my decision, it is something i will have to talk about, but watch this space. a couple of sports have their first ever olympic champions and they're both from spain although you wouldn't have necessarily associated that country with karate. sandra sanchez took the first gold in the kata event which is a non—combat series of movements performed alone. it's sanchez�*s wedding anniversary and her husband is her coach. the karate programme is taking place in the spiritual home of japanese martial arts, the nippon budokan.
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sport climbing is another new addition for tokyo 2020 and spain's alberto gines lopez won gold in the men's combined event after performing best over the three disciplines. the women's event is tomorrow. another new sport, skateboarding, has been a huge hit of the games and the final event of these olympics was won by australian keegan palmer yet another teenage champion. the 18—year—old won the men's park final with his third run of three providing the winning score. he already had the highest score by some way but improved on that even further in this final go. the oldest of the four olympic gold medallists in the skateboarding was just 22. well, palmer's australian teammate keiran woolley pushed himself so far in the preliminary runs that he fell into a cameraman. it sent him tumbling but, ever the professional, that man continued filming, and the two even shared a fist bump of appreciation. woolley would eventually finish fifth. from the medals won today to those promised in the future
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as team gb has another boxer through to a final, guaranteeing a silver at least for galal yafai. john watson was watching at the kokugikan arena. so, galal yafai will fight for gold here at the tokyo olympics. he competed in rio five years ago and was knocked out in the second round. a very full story for him this time after a really impressive bout today beating the kazakhstani competitor on a points decision. he has won european medals since, but he will arguably win the biggest medal of his career if he can clinch gold come that final. i his career if he can clinch gold come that final.— his career if he can clinch gold come that final. i cannot believe it, it is like _ come that final. i cannot believe it, it is like a _ come that final. i cannot believe it, it is like a dream. _ come that final. i cannot believe it, it is like a dream. i— come that final. i cannot believe it, it is like a dream. i have - it, it is like a dream. i have always thought i would love to be in an olympic final and i on their now full havejust one an olympic final and i on their now full have just one more an olympic final and i on their now full havejust one more hurdle an olympic final and i on their now full have just one more hurdle to get over which is to win gold. ltruiheh get over which is to win gold. when ou were get over which is to win gold. when you were boxing — get over which is to win gold. when you were boxing at _ get over which is to win gold. when you were boxing at home _ get over which is to win gold. when you were boxing at home with your brothers at seven or eight, did you dream aboutan brothers at seven or eight, did you dream about an olympic final? always! we would talk about it at
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home and now i am fighting in front of everyone, in front of them, my mum, my family and friends, the whole team and the whole world watching in the lipid final and i just need to deliver the goods and then go home. just need to deliver the goods and then go home-— just need to deliver the goods and then no home. �* ., , ., ., . , then go home. brilliant performances all round from — then go home. brilliant performances all round from the _ then go home. brilliant performances all round from the gb _ then go home. brilliant performances all round from the gb team _ then go home. brilliant performances all round from the gb team when - then go home. brilliant performances all round from the gb team when you i all round from the gb team when you consider they are guaranteed six medals in total with a team of 11 brought here, one less than in rio was a brilliant return but it is not all about the medals, there have been civilian story so considering fraser clark who managed to come back having missed out on olympic selection previously. he has won a bronze and a couple of summers as well for pat maccormack and ben whitaker, but you wonder now, will galal yafai win gold? it will be gold or silverfrom that galal yafai win gold? it will be gold or silver from that final and we have lauren prices well guaranteed a bronze as these stories, these brilliant stories from the boxing 14 gigabytes continue at these games. well, if you were watching yesterday's olympic coverage kicking off at 11 o'clock uk time last night, you may have seen the incredible endurance of the open water marathon swimmers.
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one of the performances of these games came from germany's florian wellbrock, who led the ten kilometre race from start to finish, crossing the finish line in just over one hour 48 minutes. he adds gold in this race to a bronze he won in the pool earlier in these games, in such hot conditions in the tokyo waters. the temperature was almost at the level that would have seen the event cancelled. for the british swimmer hector pardoe though there was a more fraught end to his race. he couldn't finish as he sustained a cut above his right eye after being elbowed in the face while in the chasing pack. i thought i had lost the eye. my goggles came off completely. i like to think whenever i was going to get an injury that i would finish the race, but my goggles company fell off and i could not get them and i couldn't see anything for i thought my i had fallen out in the water and i was going up to the lifeguards and saying, my eye, my eye! anyone who says that open water swimming is not a contact sport, it is. you can only really see what happens on the
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surface of the race, but underneath, there are so many kicks and scratches and it is brutal. alice dearing made history earlier this week when she finished 19th in the women's open water race becoming the first black swimmer to compete for team gb. and come paris 2024 she's hoping the picture is very different i'd like to think there's definitely a load of young blacktown is coming through in swimming. it is not an overnight fix, one of those things that will take a few years for hopefully the work that i am doing and the black swimming association is doing to come through but i know it will come through eventually and we will see the results of this and just look back at it and wonder why it was ever an issue and i cannot wait until that day happens. —— black talent. elsewhere at the games today: perfection not once but three times. quan hongchan is just 14, but got scores of ten in three of her five dives in the ten metre platform final. needless to say she won gold by a distance. belgium won the men's hockey gold after a shoot—out victory over australia. the match had finished 1—1 before australia missed
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three of their penalties. belgium improving on their silver medalfrom rio. india won the bronze. while the women's football bronze went to the usa beating australia in the third place match. megan rapinoe scored two in their 4—3 win including this stunning volley in kashima. sweden and canada play for the gold tomorrow. and american nelly korda will take a four—shot lead into the third round of the women's golf. she matched an olympic record with a nine under par 62 and is 13 under overall let's move away from tokyo. james anderson took two wickets in two balls, including virat kohli for a golden duck, to give england a bit of hope in the first test against india. but the weather also played a part in day two at trent bridge. here'sjoe wilson. a day at the cricket. well, who
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dresses for comfort? dress to impress, yes, and for nearly two hours at trent bridge, it was india so obviously superior. every shot a decisive move towards england's meagre first innings total. but cricket is a sport seeking its next audience with formats and franchises, but you cannot beta test much for surprises. from nowhere, sharma founds our field. goodness, england had a wicket. 97—1. and suddenly a sky of silver linings was james anderson charged in at 39. india's captain lasted precisely one ball. dismissing vera scully is one of the biggest deals in cricket. england will not have injured bowler joffre archer this year, so do not whisper retire anywhere near anderson. not sure what rahat he heard here. are we running? yes, no? bairstow�*s throw, run out. could
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have been even better for england, should have been. rahul was dropped on 52 force racing. on 52 force frustrating? should have been. rahul was dropped on 52 force frustrating? this was frustrating. the weather tormented them, players often unlike others, any tactics for this? where a jumper, keep smiling and at least you're not the stands. they were back on for one ball and then to later on with india stuck on 125—4. anderson's two bigots have taken him to 619 tests overall, joint third with the all—time list. there has been some serious news on the injury front with joffre archer ruled been some serious news on the injury front withjoffre archer ruled out for the rest of the year full stops cancel your tear suffered a recurrence of a stress fracture of his bowling arsenal he will miss the t20 world cup and the ashes series in australia. will
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t20 world cup and the ashes series in australia-— in australia. will we never see him bowl again? _ in australia. will we never see him bowl again? are _ in australia. will we never see him bowl again? are his— in australia. will we never see him bowl again? are his elbow- in australia. will we never see him bowl again? are his elbow is - in australia. will we never see him bowl again? are his elbow is only i bowl again? are his elbow is only allowing him to bowl four overs? you cannot blame him if he makes that decision, but for me, i hope that personally he is ok and there is a light at the end of the tunnel if we can get him back playing in an england shirt even ifjust with a white ball. the rugby league world cup, which was due to begin in october, has been postponed until next year after the withdrawal of australia and new zealand. the tournament's organisers say it couldn't continue after those two key teams decided not to compete because of concerns about covid. laura scott reports. australia, world class. moments like these should — australia, world class. moments like these should have _ australia, world class. moments like these should have been _ australia, world class. moments like these should have been a _ australia, world class. moments like these should have been a few- australia, world class. moments like| these should have been a few months away, for what was supposed to be an exciting time for a rugby league has turned into acrimony, just 78 days before the rugby league world cup was due to kick off, it has been called off. organisers decided it was unfeasible and irresponsible to carry on this year. a statement this
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morning signalled their intention to push the tenements back to 2022 due to several unique and complex challenges with the most significant being the non—release of up to 400 people from the nrl competition in australia. the plans for the world cup were thrown into disarray a fortnight ago when rugby league powerhouses australia and new zealand pulled out suddenly over covid concerns and called for a postponement.— covid concerns and called for a postponement. covid concerns and called for a --ostonement. ., , , ,., postponement. there has been some really disappointing _ postponement. there has been some really disappointing behaviour, - really disappointing behaviour, disappointing in terms of the way we found out about the withdrawal etc, but it is important now to look forward from this position and we will make sure that we... time will be a great healer and we will make sure we have the guarantees we need for this competition.— for this competition. having prepared — for this competition. having prepared for _ for this competition. having prepared for years, - for this competition. having prepared for years, players | for this competition. having i prepared for years, players are still processing the news. it’s still processing the news. it's disappointing. you know, we wanted it this _ disappointing. you know, we wanted it this year— disappointing. you know, we wanted it this year and we all feel ready. i it this year and we all feel ready. i know— it this year and we all feel ready. i know looking at players i have
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played — i know looking at players i have played with for years in the squad, they are _ played with for years in the squad, they are in — played with for years in the squad, they are in the best shape i've ever seen _ they are in the best shape i've ever seen them — they are in the best shape i've ever seen them in. 335 they are in the best shape i've ever seen them in-_ seen them in. as the ramifications of this delay _ seen them in. as the ramifications of this delay rumble _ seen them in. as the ramifications of this delay rumble on, _ seen them in. as the ramifications | of this delay rumble on, organisers will now be doing all they can to ensure every country is committed to turning up in 2022. the future of international rugby league could look very different if they do not. to football, celtic travel to the czech republic for their semifinal first leg. a late own goal made it a nervous finish for the visitors having led by 2—0 but an injury time strike secured their away victory. and we'll stay with scottish football as we bring you some of the other sports stories of the day: celtic and rangers have been given permission for capacity crowds at home matches by glasgow city council. from monday, clubs in scotland can have 5,000 fans without special permission but need clearance for larger crowds. leicester manager brendan rodgers has described the broken leg his defender wesley fofana suffered in a friendly last night as a �*horrendous injury�* and that he's �*devastated for him'. the player will have a scan
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to determine how long he'll be out. and the nine time world champion valentino rossi has announced he'll retire from motogp at the end of the season. the italian's career has spanned 25 years with the last of those titles in 2009 and he said it�*s a �*very sad moment�*. so let�*s take a quick look at the medal table at the end of day 13. team gb have dropped down to sixth place, despite their gold and two bronzes today, taking their total to 51, equalling the number of medals they won in beijing in 2008. australia has equalled its best olympic performance of all time while china are still out in front with the most golds. so where could team gb pick up more medals on day 14? katie archibald and laura kenny ride in the madison at quarter past nine. that�*s the first time the event has been in the games for women. laura muir has a great chance of a medal in the women�*s 1500m final at ten to two.
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dina asher—smith is back and looking to lead great britain�*s bid for a relay medal in the women�*s 4x100m relay final at 2.30 in the afternoon. the action from day 14 starts just after midnight. news coming in from spain before we go and lionel messi it looks like will not be staying at barcelona as this saga enters a new chapter according to a statementjust put out by barcelona for top for more on that, go to the website, but that is a protracted issue that will alert a lot of interested clubs. thank you for your company. lot of interested clubs. thank you foryour company. it lot of interested clubs. thank you for your company. it has been a busy one! goodbye for now. hello there. there�*s certainly no summery weather in this forecast. it weather in this forecast. will feel much like argus l the it will feel much like argus over
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the next couple of days. cool conditions for the time of year, windy weather and also some heavy rain, some thundery downpours and places, but there will be some sunshine around as well, so not a complete wash—out. here it is, the area of low pressure which will stick around for quite awhile. it has been moving across shores during thursday and through to night into friday, it will be bringing bands of showers, longer spells of rain, some of them thundery again. in between, some drier interludes but i think tonight it�*s going to be fairly mild with temperatures no lower than 14 or 15 degrees from any of us. into tomorrow, a breezy one, certainly a mixture of sunshine and showers, maybe some longer spells of rain, some thundery downpours across parts of scotland, northern ireland, northern england and north wales and the midlands, lengthier sunny spells across the south robbie coetzee 22 degrees, generally the high teens celsius elsewhere. —— where we could see 22 degrees.
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hello, i�*m philippa thomas. this is outside source. fierce fighting continues in afghanistan as the taliban continues to challenge for major cities. fighting has been intense in another city, lashkar gah. government soldiers have been telling civilians they must leave. government troops say they�*ve pushed the militants back in the city of herat. the belarus sprinter at the centre of an olympic row with her own government speaks out after arriving safely in poland. my grandmother, she called me and she said to me, "please don�*t come back to belarus." and that was the reason why i go to the police. also in the programme, the uk government defends changes

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