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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  April 24, 2019 1:45am-2:01am BST

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coming up on this programme: five—time champion ronnie o'sullivan is dumped out of the world snooker championship by amateur player james cahill. in the asian champions league, sanfrecce hiroshima move top of group f, beating daegu fc 1—0 in south korea. and alexander zverev‘s clay court season continues to disappoint as he's knocked out of the barcelona open in the second round. hello and welcome to the programme, where we start with one of the biggest upsets in snooker history. five—time world champion ronnie o'sullivan has been knocked out in the first round of the world championship byjames cahill. the 23—year—old had become the first non professional player to make it as far as the crucible, in the english city of sheffield, after three rounds of qualifying, and the result was anything but predicted as ben
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croucher explains. there it goes. and ronnie o'sullivan, the number one player in the world, is out! they're calling it the greatest shock in snooker. james cahill walked in as a qualifier, a debutante, an amateur. he lifted today with a piece of history. it is nice to win, it is nice to qualify, everything is perfect today. if he achieved perfection, this was a very imperfect ronnie o'sullivan, one we have not come to recognise, even without the drastic overnight haircut. miss followed miss followed miss. he was struggling simply to stay awake. cahill moved closer to dreamland. not good signs for ronnie o'sullivan fans. then what the o'sullivan fans. then what the o'sullivan fans. then what the o'sullivan fans wanted to see, the amateur started to look like on and
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ronnie started to look like running again. it became 8—7, became 8—8. black to take the lead. cahill capitalised. took the frame and showed all the coolness of a seasoned pro to take the match and send out of sorts favourite home. in just the fourth time in 27 visits to sheffield. my limbs feel really heavy. i feel shouted, just rain. they have no energy. but you have to give him credit. he got over the line. if ronnie was playing well i would not up on that much. and they know that. and i'm just happy to be through and happy to be in the next round. what a fantastic wind that is. so how do you top that? he will aim for another shot against stephen maguire on friday. ben carter, bbc news. another big name is in trouble. world number seven judd trump faces a battle to stay in the championship. he'll resume his first round match against thailand's thepchaiya un—nooh on wednesday,
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six frames to three down. now to football and a late christian erikksen goal saw tottenham to a 1—0 win over brighton that takes them three points clear of fourth placed chelsea. the match appeared to be heading for a stalemate until the danish international struck in the 88th minute to consolidate third place while brighton remainjust three points above the relegation zone with three matches remaining. like you said, it was a long game, a long game to really get that one goal that would open the gate. if we we re goal that would open the gate. if we were the squad before it would have been a different game. it looked like we were going to draw but luckily we changed that. while a late andre grey goal saw watford take a 1—1 draw away from their home match against southhampton. shane long had scored the fastest ever premier league goal when he struck after just seven seconds but the hornets late strike
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takes them eighth while the saints are five points above the drop zone. in spain, barcelona could claim theirfourth la liga title in five years if atletico madrid fail to win at home to valencia on wednesday. luis suarez and carles alena goals were enough to see of alaves while elsewhere real vallodolid climbed out of the relegation zone winning 1—0 at home to fourth from bottom girona while huesca were 2—0 winners over eibar taking them off the foot of the table. rb leipzig are through to the final of the german cup after a 3—1 win over hamburg. two goals after the half time interval including this from emil forsberg sealed the win and they'll play the winner of wednesday's second semi final between werder bremen and bayern munich. in the asian champions league — japanese side sanfrecce hiroshima have moved two points clear at the top of group f after they beat daegu fc of south korea 1—0 on tuesday. hayato araki's brilliant diving headerjust after the half hour mark gave the japanese club the lead which they hung on to taking them two points clear of chinese side
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guangzhou evergrande who were held 1—1 at melbourne victory. while in group h, the a—league's second highest goal scorer adam le fondre netted in the 62nd minute to give sydney fc a 2—2 draw away to chinese champions shanghai sipg. south korean‘s ulsan hyundai still lead the group on five points after drawing 2—2 at kawasaki frontale. former liverpool striker robbie fowler has been named as the new head coach of australian a—league side brisbane roar. fowler, who spent two years playing in australia towards the end of his career, has been linked with a number ofjobs in england and previously coached with liverpool's academy. he has agreed a two—year contract and will take charge from the start of next season. now it promises to be a huge year for women's sport and this year's football world cup in france looks set to be the biggest ever. voting is now open for this year's
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bbc women's footballer of the year award. the award is in it's fifth year and we're hearing from all five nominees over the course of the week. today is the turn of usa and portland thorns' midfielder lindsey horan who was named nwsl most valuable player in the us as she guided portland to the championship match and cemented her place in the national team. #it # it takes a lot of to be triumphant, # to believe in yourself and trust your judgement. i wasn't very interested in sport. sometimes they would miss class so it could go was champions league. you find something that you absolutely you find something that you a bsolutely love you find something that you absolutely love and you will do anything for it. i'm at lindsey horan, a play midfield for the portland thorns and the us women's national team. right-footed, portland thorns and the us women's nationalteam. right-footed, calls across to the top of the box. spins, shoots, and scores. brilliant goal
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from lindsey horan. qualifying four the world cup was probably the most important thing. last season was very difficult because we lost. but they had to look at it as a whole and know that a won that mvp award. eye was very proud of that. it was almost like a wet highlight. lionel messi, ineos is ok cliche, my coach back told me to review him when he played for barcelona —— i it a weird cliche. it is like an alien, from a different planet. 0h! it is the best handshake ever. it just flows. we 0h! it is the best handshake ever. itjust flows. we do it before every single game. they love it. it was the same shoot. they brought me also. they knew he would be there. i was very excited. i did not think
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they would be doing stuff with them. they are like, hey, you are going to head back and forth. and they say that so nonchalant, like it's not a big deal to head back and forth with him, it is like my dream come true. i was like sweating, they had so much make up on an i was like ikard mess up. it was awesome. a really cool experience! like i cannot. i wasn't very interested in school. the football was everything to me. sometimes they would miss classes so i could was champions league. have my mum call in for me. you find something you absolutely love and you will do anything for it. i'm not saying it was good that i missed class, but it shows a passionate young girl that wanted to watch games, wanted to train extra, do all these things. whenever they see that with young athletes think it is the coolest thing. # you can't quit, backed down... you can find details
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of all the nominees for this year's award and cast your vote for the winner on our website — head to football — the vote closes on thursday the second of may at eight hours gmt. now to tennis and nicolas jarry knocked out number two seed alexander zverev in three sets to reach the third round of the barcelona open. jarry and zverev had never played each other before. since finishing as runner—up in acapulco in february, zverev has entered four tournaments but failed to win more than one match in any of them. in the third set, the german had match point before jarry finally won the day in a tie—break. he will play either grigor dimitrov or fernando verdasco in the third round. on the wta tour — anastasija sevastova is through to the second round at the stuttgart open after beating fellow latvian jelena ostapenko for the first time on tuesday. at one set each sevastova won the decider 6—0 and she'll now face either lesia tsurenko of ukraine or german wild card laura siegemund, who was runner up in 2016.
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that is about all we have time for. you can get all the latest sports news at our website — that's but from me, tulsen tollett, and the rest of the sport today there is a change on the way, it's certainly going to feel a lot cooler, but not really until the end of the week. today, wednesday, it's actually not going to be too bad. temperatures could still get up to around 20 degrees but some of us will need our brollies. there are showers on the way, there could be some thunderstorms too. a lot of cloud on the satellite image, these are weather fronts, they are heading in our direction and for the rest of the week, we will see a succession of weather fronts approaching us and those will be giving showers. we can still see quite a lot of orange and yellow, that is basically the temperature of the atmosphere. it's what we call the air mass.
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some warmth there but the colder current of air across the north atlantic, that won't reach us until probably friday, that's when we will really notice the temperatures tumbling. here's first thing in the morning on wednesday, temperatures of ten in the south, six in the north. showers going right from the word go across cornwall and devon. much of the west country into wales as well. some just about nudging into the midlands by around lunchtime. but by two or three in the afternoon, notice that the south coast is actually clear of the showers so the sun may come out again. quite a changeable day from showers, back to sunshine. those showers will continue to drift northwards into the lake district, eventually later on in the afternoon. those temperatures still managing to get up to around 20 degrees but where you have the cloud and the showers, it's going to feel quite a bit cooler. maybe around 11! or 15 degrees.
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you can see those blobs of blue, the showers move northwards as we head into wednesday evening. eventually, that warmth or what is left of it will waft away towards the east and this colder air will reach us. thursday and friday, that's where we see those temperatures tumbling away. here is thursday, again showers in the forecast, a little bit more widespread, and some of us that didn't have the showers on wednesday may get them on thursday. temperatures only 13, 14, 15 degrees. throughout the country, whether you're in the south or the north, may be some sunshine thrown in there. here is friday's weather forecast. breezy as well, showers, could be the odd crack of thunder as well, really feeling quite cool, i suspect by the time we get to the weekend some northern areas might be struggling to even make double figures. the outlook into saturday and sunday is a showery one. temperatures in the south of around 12—14 degrees. maybe 10 or ii in the north.
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welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is mike embley. our top stories: sri lanka's president admits even he wasn't told of prior intelligence on the easter day attacks and promises a shake—up of security services. meanwhile, the grieving say goodbye. the first funerals take place as dozens of children are confirmed among the 321 people who died. translation: i didn't expect they would die. i'll never see them again. i can't have children like them anymore. and i'm in colombo. memorials continue here in remembrance of the people who lost their lives in easter sunday's attacks.


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