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hello, this is bbc news. the headlines... more than 160 people are now known to have died in severe floods in north—western europe, with hundreds still unaccounted for. the german president has been visiting one of the stricken areas. translation:— one of the stricken areas. translation: _, , , ., , translation: our country stands to . ether at translation: our country stands together at this _ translation: our country stands together at this time. _ translation: our country stands together at this time. i _ translation: our country stands together at this time. i am - translation: our country stands together at this time. i am very i together at this time. i am very pleased to see just how much sympathy and solidarity is being shown, not only here in the region, but also throughout germany. the health secretary sajid javid says he has tested positive for coronavirus and is experiencing mild symptoms. i and is experiencing mild symptoms. 1 took a lateral flow test this morning and it has come out positive so i now so isolating at home until i get the result of the pcr test.
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travel firms criticise government's decision to keep quarantine rules in place for travellers returning to england and wales from france even if fully vaccinated. 0lympic organisers announced the first case of coronavirus in the athletes�* village six days before the tokyo games begin. now on bbc news it is time for sports day. now on bbc news it is time for sports day. hello and welcome to sportsday — i�*m chetan pathak, coming up on the programme... we�*ll be live at royal st george�*s, where louis 0osthuizen�*s in a battle to keep hold of the lead on day three of the open. all set to win the yellowjersey — tadej pogacar�*s second tour de france title will be confirmed tomorrow as he finishes the penultimate stage with a lead of over five minutes.
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a good day, too, for the formula one championship leader — max verstappen will start the british grand prix from pole after winning the new trial sprint race at silverstone. and all smiles for st helens, who fightback to beat castleford in a thrilling challenge cup final at wembley. welcome along, thanks forjoining us. they don�*t call it moving day for no reason — plenty of drama at the open golf today, where louis 0osthuizen began his third round with a two—shot lead. but is that still the case? ben croucher is at royal st george�*s for us and has been following the action. it�*s getting tight at the top. yes, really tense here and you call it moving day, but there is no movement at the top of the
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leaderboard for now. it is all quiet behind me because most of the action is taking place on the far side of the course at the moment. it is louis 0osthuizen you had a two shot lead at the start of the day, that has been reduced to one. he has been playing some calm and consistent golf for the most part, a birdie at seven and nine to —13 he has dropped back to —12. the man chasing him is the 2017 championjordan speed. his game fell apart the 2017 championjordan speed. his game fellapart in the 2017 championjordan speed. his game fell apart in recent years dropped and the world top 50 but he has been producing some of that golf we know all too well, and he isjust a shot behind the south african. huge crowds following them on the far side of the course and it is starting to get very tense. andy sullivan�*s still the best of the british hopefuls, isn�*t he, ben? and ireland�*s shane lowry — defending his title of course — is doing ok after that
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disappointing first round. yes, pretty safe to say that we won�*t have a british winner of the open championship this time around. darren clarke one of course in 2011, but andy sullivan is the best placed of the brits at the moment. he started the day at —6, made a bogey but has since picked up a shot on the back nine and moved back —6. not quite clicking into gear. neither too is the defending champion shane lowry from northern ireland. he picked up a fine birdie on the 16th, the par three, and seem to enjoy it following up with a birdie at 17. another one of the contingent not looking like they will be challenging at the top of the leaderboard. rory mcilroy is having a disappointing open again and is stuck down at —1.
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a disappointing open again and is stuck down at -1. disappointment fou~ht stuck down at -1. disappointment fought rory _ stuck down at -1. disappointment fought rory mcilroy _ stuck down at -1. disappointment fought rory mcilroy again. - disappointment fought rory mcilroy again. heading into the late evening there, ben, still a chance for somebody to get momentum going into the final day? absolutely, because the conditions here at royal st georges, we build this as a difficult course, one that had teeth and has bite but it is not biting that hard at the moment. the wind that normally swirls around these links is rather hushed at the moment and the rain we had in the build—up to this tournament really helping the players. if you take a look at leaderboard, we can see louis 0osthuizen with a one—shot lead overjordan speith at the moment. he has been unable to click it in gear and the world number two has had a decent day and andy sullivan sitting on —6. we have about five or six holes left for those leading groups to get through in the next hour also. it is
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starting to get, rather like the weather, busy. tadej pogacar is set to win the tour de france again, after making it through the last time trial with a lead of five minutes 20 seconds. with the tradition that no—one attacks the yellow jersey on the final day, he�*ll be confirmed as champion in paris tomorrow. the other parisian tradition is a sprint finish on the champs—elysees, and mark cavendish will be wearing the green jersey to contest that. drew savage reports. starting with such a big lead, tadej pogacarjust had to make it to the finish. no chance of any penultimate stage drama this year. the young slovenian has been in stellarform. in contrast to chris froome, who must have been relieved to get this far after crashing on day one of his comeback from injury. while mark cavendish has exceeded all expectations after his surprise late call up.
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while most can take it easy in paris tomorrow, he has every chance of a record—breaking 35th sprint victory, and winning the green jersey. but it�*s been tough for geraint thomas — another crash and a dislocated shoulder ended his challenge for yellow. he�*s done his best to help ecuadorian team—mate richard carapaz, who did enough today to hold on to third place overall for britain�*s ineos grenadiers. belgium�*s wout van aert was fastest around the 19—mile course — another impressive ride to claim his second stage win this year. but the undoubted star of 2021 has been pogacar. he�*s earned that second yellow jersey, and he�*ll be drinking champagne on the streets of paris tomorrow. max verstappen will start tomorrow�*s british grand prix from pole position after winning formula 1�*s new trial sprint race this afternoon at silverstone. the red bull driver got thejump on lewis hamilton off the line, and led comfortably to the end, extending his championship lead by a point to 33. imran sidat was watching.
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they say the formula 1 season is a marathon and not a sprint. but with an expectant crowd of around 100,000 packed into silverstone, all eyes were on lewis hamilton as the inaugural sprint race to disciple position made its bow. after topping qualifying on friday, hamilton was at the front of the grid, but as has been the case for much of the season, the red bull of max verstappen has been that little bit quicker. the dutchman stormed out of the blocks as he seized the early advantage. how crucial would that prove to be? 17 fast and furious lapsley ahead, with sergio perez first to feel the frantic nature. after spinning out of control, he somehow stayed in contention. hamilton has enjoyed a difficult campaign so far, but the 17 times world champion couldn�*t catches nearest rival. the new experiment to bring more excitement to race weekends ends in familiar fashion,
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with max verstappen taking his consecutive podium and. (tx vt) next to a fantastic challenge cup final — which was exactly what rugby league needed after all it�*s covid challenges. the reigning super league champions, st helen�*s, have ended their 13—year wait for the trophy after beating castleford 26—12 at wembley. joe lynskey reports: 45,000 115,000 brought the noise from the north. after so long in the silence for rugby league, it means so much. this is the sport�*s showpiece match. castleford and st helens are two of the oldest clubs and no games can change with the bounce of the ball. saints got the first score would help from the post, but castleford responded with something extraordinary. in castleford, this sport is at the heart of the town,
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but fierce half in the heat would drain them in the second. st helens were here as favourites, and now they would search through the gaps and into the lead. after 13 years without it, one of this sport�*s giants had its oldest price. it without it, one of this sport's giants had its oldest price. it has been a long _ giants had its oldest price. it has been a long time _ giants had its oldest price. it has been a long time coming - giants had its oldest price. it has been a long time coming and - giants had its oldest price. it has been a long time coming and a i giants had its oldest price. it 1:3 been a long time coming and a number of years since we have been back here and we are here again. it was a tough game today and the heat played its part. you could see in the second half of both teams, but it is very special thing to call myself a captain of this team and with this trophy. captain of this team and with this troh . , . , captain of this team and with this tro .h _ , ., , , captain of this team and with this troh. , _ captain of this team and with this troh. , ,, . �*, trophy. this has been rugby league's tou~hest trophy. this has been rugby league's toughest year. _ trophy. this has been rugby league's toughest year, but _ trophy. this has been rugby league's toughest year, but a _ trophy. this has been rugby league's toughest year, but a thrown - trophy. this has been rugby league's toughest year, but a thrown final- trophy. this has been rugby league's toughest year, but a thrown final in i toughest year, but a thrown final in the noise is a win in itself. it is helens who go home singing. it is helens who go home singing. to cape town, where the british and irish lions arejust moments
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away from wrapping up their final warm—up game with a comfortable win over the stormers. the lions fell behind to an early penalty but three tries inside the first a0 minutes flipped it around. adam beard ran in unopposed to get the ball rolling before cowan—dickie and jonny hill got involved, as warren gatland�*s side finished the half in control. the visitors have added two tries in the second half, to extend their lead to 35—3 with just minutes remaining. the lions take on south africa in the first match of the series next saturday. at the moment it is actually 42—3 with minutes remaining. wales were well beaten by a strong argentina in their second test match. the visitors dominated throughout. pablo matera crashed over with the final try as it finished 33—11. wales coach wayne pivac had said he was without 27 players for this final game of the season because of injuries and lions�* commitments in south africa. time now for some of the day�*s other sports stories and we�*ll stay with rugby because noah lolesio kicked the winning penalty as australia beat france in a thrilling third rugby union test in brisbane. the wallabies, who played with 1a men for most of the match after an early red card,
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won 33—30 to complete a 2—1 series win. the grand national—winning jockey rachael blackmore is said to be in �*good spirits�* following surgery after fracturing her ankle and injuring her hip in a fall at killarney yesterday. blackmore was injured when the favourite merry poppins fell in a handicap hurdle. in the t20 blast, lancashire lightning take on yorkshire vikings in the roses derby. yorkshire were first up to bat and were slow to get things moving in the opening ten overs. joe root top scored with 32 as they finished their innings 128—7. lightning are 23—0 early on in their reply. well, there�*s more than one british grand prix this weekend. this one relies on wind power and is another one trying to make sport more sustainable. it�*s the plymouth leg of sail gp�*s international yachting series. the four—time olympic champion sir ben ainslie leads the british team and he�*s been telling us about how they�*ve created a new league to run alongside the usual racing leaderboard which aims to mitigate climate change and make sailing more inclusive.
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this is a huge deal not only for sail gp, but sports all around the world to be able to take a leading role in what is undoubtedly the biggest issue, or certainly one of the biggest issues, globally at the moment, which is climate change. so we take it very seriously in our sport. i think it is a really exciting initiative, and we are racing out there on the water for the podium spots and we want to be the podium spots and we want to be the top team, but we also now are racing between each of our teams against one another to be the most sustainable and most impactful in our own league. i think through that, to separate example of an hour own sport throughout the different communities that we are racing in around the world and to pass on that
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message to other sports, because we know sport has such a powerful impact, particularly on young people, and those are the generations that will be the key to solving this issue in the future. we are out there racing on the water and harbours around the world and thatis and harbours around the world and that is our racetrack, if you like. and of course, the impact on the environment and on our oceans that we are seeing, you know, we want... it is in our own interest to protect that so we can raise, but it is the impact we can have on that global message we can have for protecting the environment and tackling the issues around climate change. it is very, very powerful. it is very, very powerful. that�*s all from sportsday. stay with us on bbc news, now it�*s time for ros atkins on the north american heatwave.
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this is a tory of —— this is a story of two heatwaves. this is a story of two heatwaves that have set record temperatures, that have started wildfires, that have killed people. and to connect what we�*re doing with our planet and how we are tackling climate change. the science is absolutely clear. this is all part of the same story. we�*re seeing the effects of climate change in california and other parts of the country and the world as well but it is already happening. we cannot keep waiting to act. let�*s take this stage by stage. by looking at how these heat waves fit into a far bigger picture, and we will start up close — on the western side of north america. the first heatwave began in latejune. this portland in the us and this is british columbia and canada.
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