change tomorrow across western areas of the uk. we are expecting a weather front to move of the uk. we are expecting a weatherfront to move in, it's already rearing its head in northern ireland and the western isles of scotland, and it is clouding over here and rain is moving in. but the vast majority enjoying a fine evening, and you can see the temperatures are still very respectable at this time. overnight it is cloudy and damp across scotland and parts of north—west britain, but here is the cold front heading our way. of it is a lot of warm air, so overnight temperatures could be 15 degrees. the problem with this weather front is it is stalling, it's moving very slowly into first gear, may be into neutral, and it will stick around across western parts of scotland, the irish sea, western fringes of cornwall. it will be damp, raining at times, and central and eastern areas will be sunny and warm. and the weather front is still in first
gear because it is still across western parts of the uk with a tendency to drift further towards the west, so cloud and bits of pieces of rain. but basically it will rain itself out. so actually saturday for most of us is looking decent with lengthy sunny spells and showers across southern areas, may be in the highlands of scotland too. then that troublesome weather front that doesn't really know what it wants to do, go east or west, is still around on sunday but it reinvigorated itself. actually, out of the two days, i would say there a greater chance of catching some rain on sunday. so that is it from me. thank you. now on bbc one, we canjoin the bbc�*s news teams where you are. hello, i'm olly foster. here's what's coming up on sportsday this evening — another busy night
of european football — it's the europa league for leicester. we'll have the latest from the king power. there's a power game going on in the us — women's soccer is at war over equal pay. the four—year ban stands for alberto salazar. the disgraced coach's appeal is thrown out. also coming up in the programme — as emma raducanu arrives home, we ask a double grand slam—winner in new york about his flushing meadows fortnight. i'm really happy at how we kept going and came through some tough situations and managed to win the title in both. hello, and welcome to sportsday. hello there, welcome along,
so much coming up on sportsday. another huge night of european football, 29 matches across the europa league and the new third—tier europa conference league. we'll get to that competition in a moment, but let's start with one of the standout ties in the europa league, a tough start for leicester against napoli. the foxes are at home, though, and our reporter colin hazelden is at the king power. ona sunny on a sunny evening in leicester, this is where the foxes irreparably campaign begins. but being in the republic seems a bit of his appointment with the manager has been clear that european football is one of his aims and once you play in europe, you don't want to make up the numbers, you want to go and do something. last year they would not disappointingly early in the knockout stages but there were no fans in and they are back. it still won't be easy though, the group with at spartak moscow, warsaw and to not
path components napoli who are flying with three wins out of three domestically. tonight, it is leicester's shop to stop them and beat them. lots of pedigree this year in the real pulley, many teens who just missed out on getting into the champions league. eight of tonight's ties are under way in the europa league. you can see that celtic have the lead at real betis, albian ajeti with the goal. these are half—time scores mostly with at least the half—time whistles going off. it is to have been to now there, what a game. west ham are also away. michail antonio with the goal to give them the lead against dinamo zagreb. rangers kick off a little bit later at the i blocks against lee llong. it has been many years as we have
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28 goals... there were 28 goals in the champions league last night. two of them came at the sheriff stadium in tiraspol as moldova's first representatives in the group stage of the competition announced their arrival with a 2—0 win over shakhtar donetsk. but sheriff fc�*s achievement hasn't been celebrated by everyone in the country, asjoe lynskey explains. night one of the champions league for a former quarterfinal list but shakhtar would be rolled over by a team from moldova. you shakhtar would be rolled over by a team from moldova.— shakhtar would be rolled over by a team from moldova. you may not have heard of this — team from moldova. you may not have heard of this lobby _ team from moldova. you may not have heard of this lobby you _ team from moldova. you may not have heard of this lobby you have _ heard of this lobby you have heard of them now all right. this heard of this lobby you have heard of them now all right.— of them now all right. this was sheriff fc's _ of them now all right. this was sheriff fc's famous _ of them now all right. this was sheriff fc's famous first - of them now all right. this was sheriff fc's famous first night i of them now all right. this was l sheriff fc's famous first night as sheriff fc�*s famous first night as they came through for rounds of qualifying to reach the group stage and when the opener 2—0. no team from moldova has gotten this far. the fans in the ground ever thought they would see it. just to reach the champions league is under extraordinary achievement for a team from moldova but it is not being celebrated all around the country.
sheriff fc is south of the capital in the region of trans mistry, a breakaway state that has its own governance and currency. the club are funded by a local company there. sheriff fc has monopoly of businesses that help fund the football team that bears his name and it means in a country with a tiny sporting resources, sheriff fc are in their own financial bubble. to understand, it's a big corporation, yet? they control everything. it's a fact. they control— everything. it's a fact. they control everything in transnet strih — control everything in transnet strip. obviously it's very difficult for a _ strip. obviously it's very difficult for a team — strip. obviously it's very difficult for a team like moldova to cover a team _ fora team like moldova to cover a team in_ for a team like moldova to cover a team in tempe as labour for somebody who wants _ team in tempe as labour for somebody who wants to invest in moldovan football, — who wants to invest in moldovan football, cannot compete with sheriff — football, cannot compete with sheriff fc. football, cannot compete with sheriff fc— football, cannot compete with sheriff fc. ,, ' ., ., sheriff fc. sheriff fc have won the moldovan league _ sheriff fc. sheriff fc have won the moldovan league 19 _ sheriff fc. sheriff fc have won the moldovan league 19 times. - sheriff fc. sheriff fc have won the moldovan league 19 times. they i sheriff fc. sheriff fc have won the i moldovan league 19 times. they were founded in 1997. back home, the fans are divided, but europe has a new underdog. in the next match, they
look for a greater shock, with the team from moldova taking on real madrid. no ordinary side, sheriff fc. good luck to them. the us women's team player's association has accused us football chiefs of a staging a pr stunt after the federation offered the women identical contracts to the men, a move that they hoped would resolve the long—running equal pay dispute. let's speak to our sports correspodnent katie gornall. good evening to you. katie, complicated this, because on the face of it, the women seem to be getting what they want, but from the social media spat that has broken out between the two parties, it's clearly not. you have to remember that the uswnt have been embroiled in a dispute with the governing body for years,
going from a courtroom to social media. back in 2019, the women's players brought a gender discrimination lawsuit against us soccer, and laughter that was rejected and the appeal against that is ongoing. that gives a bit of a backdrop to all of this. what this latest development is is something separate that runs parallel. it refers to what is called a collective bargaining agreement, essentially a contract of employment that lays out among other things how the players are paid. now, after us soccer announced on tuesday that they were giving identical offering contract of their men and women's teams and what you thought that would be a big step in the right direction, but the us players association later dismissed that as a publicity stunt. us soccer responded with a blistering tweet accusing them of their own pr stunt with their recently released movie. so there is clearly a lot of bad blood there. and it's not clear yet
whether all this bluster will end up being a step in the right direction. but honestly when things get ugly in public, it's no good. it’s but honestly when things get ugly in public, it's no good.— despite the women's success and dominance of the game, there is a huge disparity between what they can earn at fifa world cups and the men. even with women going and winning them. .,. , .,, even with women going and winning them. , , . them. exactly foster but recent events, them. exactly foster but recent events. the _ them. exactly foster but recent events, the men's _ them. exactly foster but recent events, the men's players - them. exactly foster but recent - events, the men's players across the world could earn ten times as much as the women's players campus up something actually that came up in australia's recent equal pay dispute with their federation. they came up with their federation. they came up with a system that completely ignored fee for price money, so essentially austria are equal to the man unless it is a people competition and the same with england actually. the us federation wanted to try and address that issue, which is why they came up with this plan where they said they
would equalise the fee for price money between the men and women. that was, they say, the crux of their collective bargaining agreement offer. now, it's not clear because they have not provided any detailjust how because they have not provided any detail just how that because they have not provided any detailjust how that revenue—sharing system would work. especially when you consider that the uswnt won the world cup in 2019 and the men did not even qualify in 2018. so, i think there is a lot of detail still to be resolved. and it's not really clear if all of that can be resolved by the time that the women's current agreement expires at the end of the year. and whilst i've got you, katie, there's a new international competition coming up next year that will involve the england lionesses. yeah, that's right. today it was announced by the fa that england are going to host a new international women's tournament. it's going to be
814 invitational. it's a round robin thatis 814 invitational. it's a round robin that is going to take place over a week and it will kick off in february, and it's going to involve germany and spain and other team thatis germany and spain and other team that is yet to be announced. the idea is this will help build on the growth of the game that's already taken place. now, traditionally england would have travelled to the us to play in the sheet believes cup in that february international window. this tournament for the replaces that and i think a big part of it is that it willjust give england the ideal preparation, really, for the home euros that is nowjust really, for the home euros that is now just around the really, for the home euros that is nowjust around the corner. katie many thanks _ nowjust around the corner. katie many thanks indeed. _ there are plenty of football stories around today. let's have a look at a few more. we may only be seven games into the new championship season, but nottingham forest are now looking for a new manager. chris hughton has been sacked afterjust 11 months in charge. forest are bottom of the league, with just one point from their first seven games, their worst start to a season for 108 years. the chelsea and england star
reece james has appealed to fans to help find his playing medals after they were stolen on tuesday. james was involved in chelsea's game against zenit st petersburg in the champions league when he says thieves broke into his home and stole his champions league and super cup winners medals and his runners—up medalfrom euro 2020. england's men are up to third in fifa's world rankings, equalling their highest ever position since rankings were introduced in 1992. they made it to the final of the euros injuly and beat hungary and andorra in world cup qualifying earlier this month before drawing with poland. belgium are still top, with brazil second. wales are 19th, scotland 45th and northern ireland 47th. alberto salazar�*s four—year doping ban has been upheld by the court of arbitration for sport. he had appealed against the suspension after us anti—doping had found him and a doctor at his nike oregon project training camp guilty of a number of violations. salazar coached mo farah to four olympic titles and six world titles, although farah has never been accused or any wrongdoing or failed any drugs test.
the bbc�*s mark daley was behind one of the early panorama investigations into the disgraced coach, and i spoke to him earlier. he talked about the relief from those in the organ project who gave evidence. it certainly has been for the whistle—blower to put themselves out there back in 2015 when i did panorama on this programme. people who work who were running royalty in the us. describing alberto salazar as a father figure to her and she stuck her neck out because she wanted to make sports safer. steve magness, the young impressionable coach, grew up with alberto salazar as his hero. and then he had to find the courage to come forward and blow the courage to come forward and blow the whistle on the wrong that he thought he was witnessing at the nike organ project. and of course the programme was the catalyst for the programme was the catalyst for the investigation which led to 70 twists and turns but eventually to
his ban in 2019 and that was appealed and argued down in the court this year. and today we learned that the bands have been upheld. learned that the bands have been uheld. x ., ., ., upheld. usada had a counter appeal wantin: to upheld. usada had a counter appeal wanting to lengthen _ upheld. usada had a counter appeal wanting to lengthen that _ upheld. usada had a counter appeal wanting to lengthen that four-year l wanting to lengthen that four—year ban and the court said it was out of and excessive. you ban and the court said it was out of and excessive.— and excessive. you would have to ask usada about — and excessive. you would have to ask usada about that — and excessive. you would have to ask usada about that boy _ and excessive. you would have to ask usada about that boy | _ and excessive. you would have to ask usada about that boy i would - and excessive. you would have to ask usada about that boy i would say - usada about that boy i would say about this type of case, it was a nonpolitical case is a case based on positive drug test. a non—analytical taste based on hundreds of pages of documents as i have evidence and a little bit in the same way as the lance armstrong case was based. there was no positive test there. you mentioned the words excessive but the court says this was excessive but i wonder though what the whistle—blowers was side of that. the whistle—blowers who will put their lives and careers on hold for many years to try and make the sport as safe. i had an e—mail