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now england midfielder darren there. now it is time for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday — i'm jane dougall. the countdown is on. england are just minutes away from potentially getting to the semifinals of the euros as they prepare for kick off against ukraine. it's in rome where there are some england fans, but most have not travelled because of coronavirus restrictions — instead they'll be watching from their sofas or fan zones back home. and at wimbledon — she only finished her a—levels last week, but 18—year—old emma raducanu has made it into the fourth round after winning in straight sets.
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hello and welcome to sportsday. feeling nervous? we are counting the minutes until england kick off against ukraine. it's their chance to get into a euros semifinal for the first time in 25 years. gareth southgate has been impressive in his planning and tactics so far in the tournament — we know he's made two changes for this vital match against ukraine. we can cross live tojohn watson who's pitchside in rome. john, who will start for england? yes, good evening. a warm welcome to rome and the olympic stadium where the atmosphere is electric, definitely more than the 2000 england fans we were expecting for this match worked gareth southgate has gone for quite an attacking line—up with two dropping out, jadon sancho comes in for his first start,
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as does that mason mount is returning to the side after missing out on that match against germany and the final group game after being close contact but to billy gilmour. it is an attacking line—up and this is a huge opportunity for england to possibly book their place in a semifinal at eight european championship for the first time in 25 years. this is what gareth southgate set out to do when he was appointed to england manager after that brilliant run at the last world cup. coming out prove they can challenge from a silverware on the biggest stage of all? we will find out and about 15 minutes�* time. well, whoever wins this match knows their opponants for the semifinal. denmark are waiting for them after beating the czech republic 2—1 in the early match. michael redford was watching. time can be a wonderful healer. three weeks ago today, denmark's tournament began with tragedy. now on the road to recovery, christian eriksen still has a presence and his
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team—mates have gone from strength to strength. a team full of heart, but able to use their heads as well. at least thomas delaney was, denmark in front after just five minutes. denmark's run to the last eight has seen comparisons being made with 1992 danish side which won the side. peter was their goalkeeper back then and now his son caspar is also playing a vital role. and if the danes are strong in defence, they are sublime in a was not the second arriving in the blink of an eye. even kasper dolberg looked surprised. this is a resilient czech side, led by patrik schick, five goals for him and itjumping ship, no one has scored more. ntcham delete macro time to push for an equaliser. denmark's remarkable recovery continues. fantastic night of football.
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now, there has been another major tournament going on today, a little closer to home. it was an exciting first saturday at wimbledon, especially for one british player on her senior debut. for more on that we can cross live to chetan pathak who's been at the all england club today. yes, the son beginning to set here at wimbledon where it has been a day of next fortunes for the remaining british players in the singles. fur emma raducanu, what a story. the 18—year—old has become the youngest british woman to reach the second week here at the championship since 1959 after a famous win on court number one for her. bet fair karen norrie, his wimbledon is over after he was beaten in four sets by roger federer. joel wilson reports. the big occasion, the new player, how would you react? from the start, britain's emma raducanu was herself in at number one court.
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but what teenager goes anywhere without their phone? top of the court, here comes the raducanu speciality — that shot. now, look closely — do you see any doubt? when the first set ended like this... oh, that's in! ..something special was happening — the court felt it. sorana cirstea, top of the screen, aged 31, ranked 45 in the world, used every shot she knew, but raducanu just had more. a match point to match any. 16 women's players left next week — emma raducanu is one of them. it's funny, because at the beginning, when i was packing to come into the bubble, my parents were like, "aren't you packing too many sets of match kit?" so...i think i'm going to have to do some laundry tonight, but i think they have a laundry service at the hotel, i'm all good, guys! cameron norrie was summoning centre court to help him against roger federer, and the british player won the third set. federer, however, won three sets,
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and that means no british men left in the singles. tennis continues into the evening here. let's take you to the live action at the moment because daniel medvedev is trying to have a comeback against cilic. cilic took the first two sets, but medvedev winning that third set and he is 3—1 up winning that third set and he is 3—1 up in the fourth, are we on five set thriller? we will see. let's take you to centre court because ashleigh barty in action and hoping to get through in straight sets. ashleigh barty took that first set, but her pendant has a break point and is
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making the work a bit harder, so two potential comebacks bring on the show at wimbledon. also a big win at fir coco gauff, her story continues. she beat venus williams in the first round a couple of years ago and now she has beaten her opponent 6—3, 6-3. she has beaten her opponent 6—3, 6—3. she will play angelique kerber in at the next round, former champion. similar people talking about coco gauff, she at the front open, how far can she go wimbledon? —— at the french open. we will have manic monday where everyone will play. nick kyrgios s wimbledon adventure came to an abrupt end as he retired in his third—round match against felix auger—aliassime
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because of an abdominal injury. and the ladies doubles have just made it through to the next round. —— british ladies doubles. the british and irish lions�* have won their first game in south africa since 2009. they beatjohannesburg's sigma lions in their opening warm up match by 56 points to 1a at an empty ellis park. joe lynskey reports. one of sport's great events starts in the silence. this lions tour of south africa is different. the players�* life in a bubble is the hotel and the pitch, but they are here. louis rees—zammit is the youngest lines since the 80s and now scored on his debut. this warm up match was this team has micro—opportunity. in the next three weeks, they played for their place. yet, scotland�*s ali price got his platform. his first lions tripe was one of eight they scored and wales�* josh adams got four of them. with
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speed like this, he will get more through the weeks. this is the start of the british and irish lions expected, at a stadium at altitude in a locked down city. the first test with south africa is later this month, but this year, just playing through to the end would be a victory. defending champion tadej pogacar has taken control of the tour de france. he�*s the new race leader after stage 8, almost two minutes ahead of his nearest rival. but geraint thomas�*s challenge is over after he lost 35 minutes today. drew savage reports. the defending champion back in the yellow jersey, the defending champion back in the yellowjersey, and good luck to anyone trying to take it off him. the first stage in the alps helped whittle down the competition. darren thomas found himself at a group in the back on a monday�*s crash, today�*s his hope vanished into the distance, losing 35 minutes was not
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—— geraint thomas. he would have to battle to finish. at the front, there were two contests. dylan soared away. the stage when it would be his. but afterfounder paul was left behind, rivals were left gasping for breath. richard�*s is in sixth place overall. pogacar and questionably this target man in the mountains he leads by a minute and 48 seconds, but none could even get close. —— unquestionably. india women have won the third one day international against england by four wickets with three balls to spare. india won the toss in worcester and put england into bat in a match reduced to 47 overs a side because of bad weather. england finished on 219 all out — nat sciver top scoring with 49. but india chased them down —
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mithali raj the hero, on 75 not out. india finishing on 220 for six. england still lead the multi—format series 6—4 on points. max verstappen will be hoping to extend his lead in the formula one drivers championship after claiming pole for tomorrow�*s austrian grand prix. (00v)roared austrian grand prix. roared on by thousands of his passionate fans at the red bull ring he was the quickest in qualifying for the third race in a row. britain�*s lando norris will line up alongside him after missing out on the top spot byjust five hundredths of a second. world champion lewis hamilton who�*s signed a two—year contract with mercedes could only manage fourth on the grid. with just a few minutes to go before england kick off against ukraine, let�*s bring you live pictures from the stadio olimpico in rome.
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as the players sing the national anthem, not many in at the stadium because of travel restrictions but a few thousand expats will be there. it�*s england�*s chance to get into a euros semifinal for the first time in 25 years. that�*s it, coverage of the england game is across the bbc. thanks for watching sportsday. good night. hello, the chance of seeing some warm, sunny spells, yes, but also plenty of heavy downpours out there as we go on through the rest of the day. out there as we go on through the out there as we go on through hose pipe certainlyi require the hose pipe certainly will not require today. the gardens in stratford—upon—avon not without kind of direct hit from a shower. and the radar picture shows that we have got them pretty widely across the uk, but the nastiest ones are working on
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across parts of south—west england, haddington was the bristol and bath area and this batch in the midlands looks pretty nasty as well. showers working at a northern ireland, moving northwards across scotland, they will be heavy as well and then later in the night we will see another batch of storms pushing into parts of the south of england and wales as well. a mild night, 12 to 15 degrees. low clouds are developing and mist and fog patches as well, so it does mean a sunday morning could be quite a great start. another day when the cloud were turn and break and get some sunny spells through and then into the afternoon, showers just become a really widespread once again. heavy and thundery. the heaviest downpours capable of bringing something like 20 to 30 mil metres of rain in the space ofjust one hour, hence the risk of some further localised flooding issues. temperatures a little bit below par, but there will be so semi dry weather between the showers and in the sunshine, it will not feel too bad, it certainly will not feel too bad, it certainly will not be raining all day. monday and tuesday, we have an area of low
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pressure that will be pushing it northwards across the country. it does mean we have more rain on the way. rain to start off with in scotland. slowly edging northwards through the day and a giant size of a weather but rain returns it to the south—west and at this rain will be accompanied by winds. not feeling too bad, monday night the winds that strengthen further, gals around the south coast of england as the rain pushes northwards introduced a. that rain will continue its journey and across northern england. gale is working to the south—eastern coast of england, is a very windy here, and there�*ll be lots of showers are following the main rain band three. it is another unsettled kind of day. temperatures it for the most part staying into the upper teens rather than the low 20s. that rain will clear, and the weather settles down a bit later into the week.
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this is bbc news, the headlines. kick—off in rome as an compass like a quarterfinal match against ukraine gets under way in at euro 2020. if england wind, they will go through to their first euro semifinals in at 25 years, where they will face denmark on wednesday night. the opportunity�*s there. the confidence is there. and the belief. and, yeah, i think they are looking forward to the challenge. england fans were urged not to travel to the ground because of covid restrictions but fans already in italy have been gathering in rome ahead of the match. supermarket chain, morrisons, accepts a multi—billion pound takeover bid by a us investment group, led by the owner
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