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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  October 26, 2018 1:45am-2:01am BST

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hello, this is sport today, live from the bbc sport centre. coming up on this programme... caroline wozniacki reveals she has rheumatoid arthritis after being knocked out of the wta tour finals. chelsea extend their unbeaten run to 12 with a big win in the europa league. and the 2019 tour de france is set to be the highest one yet as organisers reveal the route. thanks forjoining us. the defending champion has been knocked out of the wta finals. caroline wozniacki was beaten by ukraine's elina svitolina, who's now through to the last four in singapore. and after her defeat, wozniacki revealed that she's been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. adam wild reports. to stand any chance of staying in the finals only a straight set win would do. wozniacki started well. she will win the set after an early break of serve. after the second it was simple, win and go through and lose and svitolina would progress. despite again being a break—up, it
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was a despite again being a break—up, it wasa ukrainian despite again being a break—up, it was a ukrainian who sealed the set. that meant the third was essentially meaningless entertaining nonetheless. after her defeat, wozniacki revealed that she is suffering with rheumatoid arthritis, a condition which causes swelling of the choice was diagnosed after she won the australian open. how it will affect her career remains to be seen. it is about trying to figure out what works for you. and obviously it is not ideal but it is something that you can manage and work with. and i am proud of myself for this season and a very happy to be here to say that i have done everything i could. it were not really affect my plans into 2019. you have to learn to listen to your body and you have to learn or figure out what works for you. everyone is different. so i'll be totally ready for 2019 and i'm excited. as for
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svitolina, she now joins for 2019 and i'm excited. as for svitolina, she nowjoins carolyn a pliskova in the last four. they will number eight beat petra kvitova in straight sets. it is her first victory over her czech compatriot in four attempts. the remaining two semifinal spots will be decided on friday. adam wildwood bbc news. elsewhere, roger federer remains on course for a record—extending ninth title at the swiss indoors in basel. he's through to the quarter—finals after beating jan—lennard struff from germany in straight sets. in front of his home crowd, federer won 6—3, 7—5 and will now play the unseeded frenchman gilles simon in the last eight. on to football, and thursday was matchday 3 in the europa league. the winners included chelsea, who beat bate borisov to make it three wins out of three in group l. ruben loftus—cheek was given a rare start in the absence of the injured eden hazard and scored twice in the first eight minutes. they were his first goals of the season, but not his last in the match, because early in the second half, the england international
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completed his hat—trick. the belarussian champions pulled a goal back near the end, but chelsea held on to win 3—1. they're now unbeaten in 12 games in all competitions. i have a little problem. i have to put all 11 players in the starting 11. andi put all 11 players in the starting 11. and i have 28 players. so i had this little problem and i do not know how to solve it. as i said before, i have a technical problem with midfielders. and for characteristics. but we need to work and they have to improve in the defensive phase. and maybe in the future, i will be able to put in the starting 11 in the same time barclay anna loftus—cheek. elsewhere, it was a good night for spanish clubs. real betis won 2—1 at milan. they're now a point ahead
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of the former champions. villarreal thrashed rapid vienna 5—0 in group g — they're level on points with the leaders rangers, who were held to a goalless draw by spartak moscow, while sevilla — who've won the trophy a record five times — hammered turkish side akhisarspor 6—0. it was good night too for arsenal. danny welbeck scored the only goal of the game as they won at sporting lisbon in group e. that's now 11 wins in a row in all competitions for unai emery‘s side. we want to continue winning and we wa nt we want to continue winning and we want also to continue improving things. each match for us is a big opportunity for every player to show us opportunity for every player to show us and to take responsibility and the personality and play like we want. and we need 11 players. in this composition, we want to do
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something important. uefa have threatened to stage a walk out at the fifa council meeting in the rwandan capital kigali on friday if the world governing body pushes for a vote on a new club world cup and nations league. fifa boss gianni infantino will explain his plans for a new and expanded club world cup to be held every year and featuring some of the premier league and europe's top clubs. but uefa are angry over what they perceive as "emotional blackmail" to agree to the proposals. the 2019 tour de france is set to be the highest in history. that's according to the race organisers who revealed next year's route on thursday. the riders will take on a record 30 mountain passes and five summit finishes, as claire summers reports. almost three months after winning the most prestigious prize, reigning tour de france champion darren thomas was welcomed back to learn about next year but matt rue.
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0rganisers have promised the most open rates yet in the highest in history. six of the last seven yellow jerseys have come history. six of the last seven yellowjerseys have come from team sky. they had the biggest budget and the best writers. and the aim is not to stop the strongest teams taking so to stop the strongest teams taking so what was thomas but that reaction. hard, but it always is. the mountain ranges will be hard to control, are for the team. also a lot of times over 2000 metres, which will be a big factor as well. and it it will be shorter but i think it will be difficult. over 21 stages, the rental store in brussels onjuly six before travelling to eastern france. 0nly six before travelling to eastern france. only a third of the stages are flat and the rays will visit through mountain passes. there'll be extended stints in the pyrenees, the alps and the central mountains. but the goal of ridding more exciting races and encouraging attack. the finish will be traditionally in
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paris at the end of the month. just nelson isamu feels good and i'm looking forward to get any training 110w. looking forward to get any training now. it's been a bit of a crazy off—season. looking forward to again and having some big goals again. next year by feirense but i read somebody 100th anniversary of the introduction of the iconic yellow jersey. thomas got used to wearing yellow. how easily he will give it up yellow. how easily he will give it up will have to wait and see. thursday was a rest day in the world series as the red sox and the dodgers made their way across the usa for game 3 in la on friday night. and the dodgers manager dave roberts admits his side have to make home advantage count if they're to avoid losing in the world series for the second year in a row. boston red sox won 8—1; on wednesday night to take a 2—0 lead in the best—of—seven series. it means that if things don't go their way in the next three games in california, they'll have a chance to clinch the title on home soil at fenway park. at least we know it thanks to not go
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well in los angeles, we are cutting back. so that is good. we played two good games, today was a tough one. they pitch well. we put some good at—bats, we've pitched extremely well. david was amazing in the bullpen they will pay doing during 0ctober. and now we are up to. bullpen they will pay doing during october. and now we are up to. we're defined what would a baseball game. iithink defined what would a baseball game. i i think coming here, defined what would a baseball game. i ithink coming here, i defined what would a baseball game. i i think coming here, i thought we would love these guys pretty straight up. honestly, we come out of your going on down 2—0, but they made pitches when they needed to and when they —— state —— we stress that, they made the pitch and when it flipped, they got the hit. and we
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did not and that is, the difference. and tonight's again, i think as far as ballclub, talent, you can cannot look at the pitching, the offence, we are not swing the well right now. that is obvious. but i think getting home, seeing their guys injapan, i think we'll be ready game three. there's one game in the nfl. miami dolphins are in houston, where the texans are looking for a fifth straight win. miami lead 7—0 with a few minutes to go in the first quarter. you can get all the latest sports news at our website, that's bbc.com/sport. but from me and the rest of the sport today team, goodbye. hello there.
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the weather is dishing up something significantly colder than we've been used to of late as we head towards the weekend. the winds switching round to northerlies. we'll see some sunshine, yes, but there'll be some showers as well and some of those showers over hills in the north will be a little bit wintry. the cold air is going to be coming from a long way north. the winds bringing that air down from the arctic behind this cold front. the front‘s through friday morning, bringing a band of cloud and patchy rain across central and southern parts of england, the south of wales. behind that, the skies will brighten. yes, we'll see some sunshine, but some showers will start to pack in on the brisk northerly wind, particularly across northern scotland, down the east coast of england, some for northern ireland into parts of wales and maybe the far southwest as well. the showers over hills in the north will be wintry. temperatures at best between 6—12 degrees.
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so we spend friday night, all of us, in that cold air. some showers most likely around the coast, but perhaps further inland for a time. snow levels across scotland coming down to around 250 metres, so quite a few hills across the northern half of scotland could seek a little bit of snow and temperatures through the night into the first part of saturday morning dropping very close to freezing. there could be some icy stretches. so a similar sort of day on saturday. a bright day for many. lots of sunshine around, but those showers most plentiful across parts of northern and western scotland. some at this stage starting to spill into eastern england, perhaps moving inland into the midlands, and a few for west wales, the southwest, also for northern ireland. the winds will be noticeable. a brisk northerly wind, so while the thermometer will read 6—11 degrees, not particularly impressive, if you add on the strength of the wind, it will feel like this. in aberdeen, it'll feel like it's just a degree above freezing. maybe five for the "feels like" temperature in cardiff. now on sunday, the wind direction shifts subtly
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more to a northeasterly, so that will confine most of the showers to eastern areas. further west, it should be largely drier, i suspect with some spells of sunshine, but still not particularly warm with those temperatures between 8—12 degrees. but a bit of a change on the way as we head into next week. a frontal system which could bring rain into the west, but more likely will see rain from this area of low pressure which is going to spin its way up from the near continent. so there's the potential for some wet and some windy weather at times as we head on into next week, but slowly but surely, it should turn a little bit less chilly. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. our top stories: federal agents search a mail office in florida as the us steps up the hunt for whoever is behind a series of bombs sent to leading democrats. saudi arabia admits for the first time the murder of the journalist jamal khashoggi was premeditated. the cia director will brief
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